CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 27 October 2013
COUNTY TWO WOOD PAIRS
51 pairs competed in the qualification competition for the County Two Wood Pairs across two days at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club.
On Saturday 24 teams competed split into six groups with six group winners and the two best runners up progressing to a knockout round.
Jean Welch and John James (Marazion) were unbeaten in Group One with 6 points +27 shots. Richard Brown (Ladock) and David Studden (Illogan) were also unbeaten with 6 +30 in Group Two. After drawing their first game two wins saw Kath Goodman & Karen Watson (Treviscoe) take Group Three with 5 +27. David Foulds & Don Falck also qualified from the group with 4 +7.
Dennis Shorthouse & Gary Davey (Landrake) were unbeaten with 6 +24 in Group Four and were joined the the play offs by Joe Dixon (Withiel) & Keith Matthews (Blisland) with 4 +26 form the same group. Margaret & John Menhenick (Wadebridge) were Group Five winners with 4 +15 and rounding off the group winners were Martin Boraston & Derek Newton (Dobwalls) with an unbeaten 6 +35, the day's best score.
In the play off round David Foulds & Don Falck defeated Margaret & John Menhenick 16-8. Martin Boraston & Derek Newton were 10-4 winners against Joe Dixon & Keith Matthews. Kath Goodman & Karen Watson defeated Richard Brown & David Studden 6-12. In the final game Dennis Shorthouse & Gary Davey were 16-7 winners against Jean Welch & John James.
On Sunday 27 teams competed split into groups of six, five and four of four.
In Group One Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Max Burden (Blisland) took top spot with 5 +18. Meg & Ken Horrell (Withiel) also progressed from the group as one of the two runners up on 4 +5. Group Two was won by Patsy Wakeley & Chris Roberts (Ladock) on 6 +10. From the same group Janet Carter & David Topliffe (St Minver) claimed the second runners up spot with 4 +1. Roy Sumner & David Balow (Marazion) were group Group Three winners with 5 +14.
Elise Daniell & Peter Hore (Holmans) were the days top scorers in winning Group Four with 6 +20. Carol & Graham Ford (St Newlyn East) were Group Five winners with 4 +17 and completing the qualifiers were Diane & Martin Williams (Penlee) with 4 +12.
The play off round saw Brenda Sleep & Max Burden defeat Diane & Martin Williams 8-5. Elise Daniell & Peter Hore were comfortable 14-1 winners over Patsy Wakeley & Chris Roberts. Meg & Ken Horrell defeated Janet Carter & David Topliffe 13-9 and rounding of the qualifiers were Roy Sumner & David Balow who were 12-3 winners against Carol & Graham Ford.
The eight pairs who have qualified for the finals will return to Carnmoggas in March to decide the overall winners.
County competition action continues this weekend when 22 teams compete in the County Mixed Fours qualifier at Carnmoggas on Sunday.
Entries for the National Championship qualifiers have increased again this year which hopefully will lead to Cornwall receiving more places in the main championships to be held in April next year at Church Gresley Bowling Club near Derby.