CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 30 March 2014.
Over the weekend Elise Daniell from the Holmans club became the first bowler from the county to earn a place in an England team at the World Short Mat Bowls Championships.
The tournament ran from Friday through to Sunday at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff. Playing in the Triples Elise teamed up with Gareth Davies (Oxfordshire) and Keith Hawkins (Somerset).
On Friday they faced Norway first winning 14-5. The winning streak continued in the second game with a 16-11 win against Scotland. The day ended with another comprehensive win win against Germany 15-4.
Saturday would throw up tougher challenges with the day starting with a 17-10 loss to Belgium after a slow start for the England trio. The second game of the day resulted in a narrow 9-10 defeat to Wales. The final game of the day saw the team rally to record a fine 15-12 win over the previously unbeaten Irish and keep alive a chance of reaching the semi finals with one group game to go on Sunday morning. Sunday morning's game against Sweden resulted in another narrow defeat 8-9 ending the trio's championship run. Ireland and Wales progressed from the group to the Semi Finals.
The final group table
Ireland 12 pts +83 shots
Wales 12 pts +45 shots
Sweden 8 pts +20 shots
England 8 pts +19 shots
Belguim 8 pts +10 shots
Scotland 6 pts
Norway 2 pts
Germany 0 pts
INTER AREA MATCH
Locally on Sunday the annual Inter Area Match was played at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club with 128 bowlers competing.
After the six sessions of play West and North finished on 28 points apiece with the West taking the honours on shot difference +24 to North's +22.
This weekend the National Championships take place at a new venue of Church Gresley Indoor Bowling Club, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. Cornwall have two representatives in each discipline for the first time in many years this year.
The competition gets underway on Thursday with the Singles with Peter Hore (Holmans) and Alan Holden (Landrake) representing Cornwall. On Friday Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) & Peter Hore and John Worton & Chris Roberts (Ladock) will be in action in the Pairs.
On Saturday Elise Daniell (Holmans), Nicholas Truscott (Luxulyan), Nigel Nicholls and Peter Hore will be trying to go one better than last years Runner up spot in the Fours and will be joined by Dennis Shorthouse, Alan Holden, Gary Davey & Neil Gribble (Landrake). Sunday's Triples will see Worton & Roberts joined by Richard Brown (Ladock) and Truscott, Nicholls & Hore take to the mats.