Sunday, 3 February 2013

CCSMBA News Release - 3 February 2013

NEWS RELEASE 3 February 2013


On Sunday the first of the season's County Finals was contested at Carnmoggas Short Mat Bowling Club when the eight qualifiers for the Mixed Fours played off for the title in a knockout competition.

In the Quarter Finals Jenny Richards, Mark Albon (Luxulyan), Luke Jolly and Karen Watson (Treviscoe) dropped just 2 ends in defeating Rosemary Curnow, Patsy Wakeley, Chris Roberts & Brian Wakeley (Ladock) 13-5.  Pam Hamley, Terry Bray, Gillian Cawrse & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel) cam from behind with consecutive scores of 3 on the last two ends to defeat Melba Kitt, Margaret Goodwin, Graham Reeves & Darren Woolner (Saltash) 11-7.  Bill Sharp, Lynette Golledge, Brenda Sleep & Max Burden (Dobwalls) saw a 6-0 lead eroded by Marilyn Stewart, Arthur Hambley (Withiel), Jacky Tyler & Keith Matthews (Blisland) who led 7-6 going into the last end which the Dobwalls team claimed two shots to win 8-7.  The final game of the round saw a score of 4 on the fifth end for Lynne Davey (Liskeard), Betty Temple-Smith (Luxulyan), Martin Boraston (Dobwalls) and Gary Davey (Liskeard) decisive as they defeated Elise Daniell (Holmans), Sheila Hodge (Liskeard), Nicholas Truscott (Luxulyan) and Peter Hore (Holmans) 9-8.

The semi finals produced an epic between Max Burden and Gary Davey's teams.  Davey opened up a 6-0 lead over the opening three ends before Burden hit back with scores of 3 and 4 over the subsequent ends to move into the lead.  Further scores of one, one and two put Burden in front 11-6 going into the last end.  Liskeard were not done though claiming 5 on the final ends to force an extra end having missed out on the win after a tight measure for sixth wood.  Further drama was to come in the extra end with end being killed before Davey's team claimed 6 to take victory.  In the second semi final Peter Hamley opened up a 7-0 lead in the opening ends against Karen Watson and moved the advantage onto 10 shots after 5 ends.  Watson hit back in the second half of the game with scores of two, three and two but this was not enough as Hamley claimed victory 11-7.

The final saw Davey open up a lead over the opening two ends before Hambley hit back with three successive ends to take the lead with the score at 4-3 after 5 ends.  Davey claimed scores of three on the sixth and eighth ends which Hamley was unable to match with scores of two and one on the seventh and ninth ends.  Davey claimed the title by 9 shots to 7.

Straight after the conclusion of the Fours the Champion of Champions was contested with 14 club champions from across the county taking part in the competition organised on a knockout basis.

The Premliminary Round saw Joe Dixon (Withiel) defeat Derek Swaby (Wadebridge) 13-4.  Straight from their win in the Fours Betty Temple-Smith (Luxulyan) and Gary Davey (Liskeard) came up against each other with Temple-Smith prevailing 9-8.  Peter Hore (Holmans) was a 10-7 winner against Percy Tripp (Holmans). Peter Skinner (Saltash) came from behind to beat David Topliffe (St Minver) 11-8.

In the Quarter Finals Dixon defeated Temple-Smith 7-5.  Hore came from behind with three consecutive scores of three oer the closing ends to defeat Skinner 15-9.  Richard Brown (Illogan) was a comfortable 14-4 winner against Ann Perry (Porthleven).  The final game saw Luke Jolly (Treviscoe) defeat Alan Jones (Callington) 13-10.

The Semi Finals saw Hore comfortably defeat Dixon 13-3 with two ends to spare and Brown took control of the closing ends against Jolly to win 11-5.  The final proved to be one sided with Hore taking the title 12-3 against Brown with two ends to spare.


Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) received a late call up to take part in the St Georges Cup competition in Tamworth over the weekend representing the South team in the annual North v South match which raises funds for Great Ormond Street.  Over the two days playing a mixture of Pairs, Fours and Singles Nigel was involved in two wins and two losses.  The South claimed the title for a third year in a row 38-26.


Over the weekend the County Finals will be played at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club with the Singles on Saturday morning and Fours in the afternoon.  On Sunday the Pairs followed by Triples.


Please refer to attached file or the league section of the website


The CCSMBA welcomes members of the local media to any of our events at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club, for more information please contact me using the details below.

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association
Tel:    07800 916059 E-mail:


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