CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE – 7th November 2010
ESMBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
On Saturday (6 November) the local entrants for the ESMBA National Championships converged on Withiel Village Hall to contest the local qualification competitions.
First up was the Triples with four teams competing. The first round of games saw Henry Kendall, Brenda Sleep & Max Burden defeat Meg Horrell, Joyce Ward & Ken Horrell 8-2 and Nicholas Truscott, Nigel Nicholls & Peter Hore claim a 10-5 win against Roy Christophers, Kevin Williams & Ronald Thomas. The second round of games saw Ronald Thomas’s team 8-7 winners against Max Burden and Ken Horrell claimed an 8-4 win against Peter Hore to leave all four teams on two points. The final round of games saw Peter Hore take a 9-4 win against Max Burden to top the table with 4 points +1 shots and claim the place at the National Championships. Ronald Thomas took an 8-5 win against to claim second place with 4 -4.
Nine teams competed in the Pairs which saw the entrants split into three groups of three for the initial stages. Kevin Williams & Ronald Thomas claimed a close group one with 3 points +1 shots ahead of Brenda Sleep & Max Burden with 2 points 0 shots after recording two draws and Joyce Ward & Ken Horrell with 1 -1. Karen Watson & David Studden took Group Two honours with 4 +24. Henry Kendall &Tony Liddicoat took second with 2 -10 ahead of Nigel Nicholls & Peter Hore with 0 -14. Jim & Carolyn Stanley scored 4 +11 to win Group three ahead of Meg Horrell & Joe Dixon with 2-7 and Nicholas Truscott & Elise Daniell on 0 -4.
In the Semi Finals Kevin Williams & Ronald Thomas took an 11-9 win against Brenda Sleep & Max Burden to set up a final against Karen Watson & David Studden who came from behind to defeat Jim & Carolyn Stanley. Karen & David claimed the place at the National Championships with an 8-2 win over Kevin & Ronald with an end to spare.
The afternoon session started with the Fours with four teams competing. Meg Horrell, Henry Kendall, Joyce Ward & Ken Horrell started with a 6-4 win over Karen Watson, David Studden, Nigel Nicholls & Peter Hore and Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott, Kevin Williams & Ronald Thomas claimed a 9-2 over Roy Christophers, Christine Coxall, Len Coxall & Mark Payne. In the second round of games Ken Horrell’s Rink were comfortable 14-3 winners over Mark Payne’s team with Peter Hore’s team taking a 10-8 win against Ronald Thomas’s team after facing a potential match losing lie of 7 shots against on the final end. The final round of games saw Ronald Thomas’s rink claim a 7-3 win against the previously unbeaten team led by Ken Horrell to leave both teams on 4 points +9 shots. The slower pace of the game played between Peter Hore and Mark Payne allowed Peter to monitor the overall shots position on route to claiming a 12-2 win to finish on 4 points +10 shots to claim the Nationals place.
The final competition of the day was the singles with 8 players competing. After a group stage the four bowlers progressing to the semi finals were Nigel Nicholls, Karen Watson, Ronald Thomas & Carolyn Stanley. Karen claimed the first final spot defeating Carolyn with Ronald claiming the other by defeating Nigel, Karen went on to claim the place at the Nationals defeating Ronald in the Final.
INTER AREA LEAGUE
On Sunday attention turned to the Inter Area League at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin with West up against North and Central facing East.
West claimed victory over the North with all strong scoring in the Singles, Triples and Fours, the Pairs proving the only strong discipline for the North claiming 8 of the teams 12 points. The final score being West 28 points 191 shots North 12 points 146 shots.
Central and East contested a much closer match with each session being shared 4 points apiece, Central claiming bonus points for shots in the Singles and Triples and East in the Pairs and Fours to leave the final score at Central 20 points 183 shots East 20 points 158 shots.
With one round of games left the table reads, West 54 pts, Central 51 pts, Eats 34 pts, North 21 pts.
League tables can be found on the following links, no need to publish the * mark shown in the tables or the points adjusted note.
West Premier Division http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=26225
Central Premier Division http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=26222
Central Division One http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=26223
Another busy weekend ahead with the County Mixed Fours on Saturday at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin with 23 teams entered. On Sunday the County Squad travel to Dorset for the latest match in the South West group of the ESMBA Inter County Championship. The selected teams were not available at the time of writing.