Eight local bowlers have entered the 'Short Mat Players Tour' UK Open Singles to be played over the weekend of 31st August and 1st September at Bromsgrove Indoor Bowling Club. Peter Hore, Elise Daniell, Nigel Nicholls, Nicholas Truscott (Luxulyan), Luke Jolly (Treviscoe), Tom Westlake (Lanjeth), Neil Gribble (Landrake) and Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake).
Cornwall's three England Squad members, Peter Hore (Holmans), Elise Daniell (Holmans) and Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) have retained their places in the squad for the 2013/14 season, a World Championship year.
CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATIONNEWS RELEASE - 16 June 2013
The final unbeaten record in this years competition fell on Thursday when Nomads were defeated at Withiel by 21 shots to 14. No clear front runner is emerging so far and it its beginning to look like the bonus points that are scored for aggregate scores in the second half of the season will be crucial.
|Friday 31/05/13||St Minver||15||v||24||Landrake|
|Thursday 06/06/13||Boscastle||24||v||27||St Minver|
|Friday 14/06/13||St Minver||14||v||21||Ladock|
Nigel competed in last years competition reaching the last 16 of the knockout stages, in turn scoring 1 point to place on the Order of Merit, one of 107 bowlers who who scored points during the season.
The Short Mat Players Tour was founded in 2011 with the aim to promote the sport of Short Mat Bowls and organise world class competitions that are suitable for all players to enter, from beginners to World Champions. Players of any ability, age, disability, nationality and gender are welcome. Competitions are held in England, Ireland, Belguim and Sweden through the season.