CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLS ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 16 January 2010
COUNTY TWO WOOD PAIRS
Over the weekend (15 & 16 January) 48 pairings contested the qualification competition for the County Two Wood Pairs at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.
On Saturday 22 pairs were split into 5 groups, 1 of six and 4 of four playing a round robin format to determine 8 qualifiers who would play off for the 4 places available in the finals later in the season.
Group One produced two qualifiers, Tony Jago & Luke Jolly (Treviscoe) were undefeated with 6 points +10 shots and Brenda Sleep & Max Burden (Dobwalls) taking a runners up spot with 4 +39. Darren Woolner & Graham Reeves (Saltash) claimed Group Two with 5 +16 joining them in the draw for the knockout round were Peter Moyle & Betty Temple-Smith (Luxulyan) who finished with 4 +1. Bill Sharp & Graham Sleep (Dobwalls) were undefeated in Group Three finishing with 6 +9 . Linda Martin & Gerald Fisher (Illogan) claimed Group Four with the best score of the day, an unbeaten 6 +20, also qualifying from the same group were Gillian & Camilla Cawrse (Lostwithiel) with 4 +7 to take the final runners up spot. Final qualifiers were Dennis Shorthouse & Neil Gribble (Landrake) who finished unbeaten with 6 +9.
The single knockout round saw Tony Jago & Luke Jolly defeat Dennis Shorthouse & Neil Gribble 8-5. Peter Moyle & Betty Temple Smith were against 11-9 winners against Brenda Sleep & Max Burden. Graham Reeves & Darren Woolner were comfortable 12-2 winners against Bill Sharp & Graham Sleep. Linda Martin & Gerald Fisher claimed the final game 10-4 against Gillian & Camilla Cawrse.
On Sunday 26 pairs were split into 6 groups, again 1 of six and the remainder of four playing to the same format. Two qualifiers emerged from Group One with Carol & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) finishing unbeaten with 6 +15 to win the group whilst 4 +12 was enough for Derek Swaby (Wadebridge) & Stuart Hambly (Camelford) to claim the first of the runners up spots. Margaret Jenkins & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) were the unbeaten winners of Group Two finishing with 6 +23. Elise Daniell & Peter Hore (Holmans) recovered from a 12-4 defeat in the first game of the day to claim Group Three with 4 +14. Group Four produced the best score of the day for Karen Watson & Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) who finished with 6 +27. Graham Luke & Brian Wakeley claimed Group Five with an unbeaten 6 +24. Rounding off the qualifiers for the knockout round were Joe Coups & Richard Brown (Illogan)finishing with 6 +23 in Group Six from where J Tillinghast & John Wakelin (Boscastle) also progressed as the second runner up with 4 +4.
The knockout round saw the two Group Six qualifiers meet for a second time during the day with Joe Coups & Ricahrd Brown needing an extra end to defeat J Tillinghast & John Wakelin 8-7. Elise Daniell & Peter Hore edged a close game against Margaret Jenkin & Nigel Nicholls 9-7. Carol & Graham Ford were 9-4 winners against Derek Swaby & Stuart Hambly. The final game saw Karen Watson & Nicholas Truscott recover from 5-0 down to claim victory over Graham Luke & Brian Wakeley 18-8 including a Hot Shot, maximum 8 score, which took them into the lead of the game.
The eight qualifiers will return to Bodmin on Saturday 26 March for the finals.
This weekend (22 & 23 January) the finals of the County Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours will be contested at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin with the Singles and Fours on Saturday and Pairs and Triples on Sunday. Each final will see 8 qualifiers from the competitions played throughout the season playing a straight knockout to determine the County Champions for 2010-11.
League tables can be found on the following links, the * mark shown in the tables does not need to reproduced.
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
East Premier Division http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leaguetable&tableid=26753
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