Inter County Championship On Sunday Cornwall travelled to Exeter to face Devon in the third of four Inter County group matches.
Cornwall's Premier Team started well in the first session taking wins on three of the four mats. In the Singles Nigel Nicholls won 17-9 and Ed Dyer 11-10. David Balow & David Studden won 14-12 in the Pairs. Devon levelled the match in the second session with Cornwall only taking one win. Dennis Shorthouse, Nicholas Truscott, Neil Gribble & Peter Hore 12-6 in the Fours. At the half way point the match points were tied 8-8 with shots 99-85 in Devon`s favour.
The third session saw Devon overturn the morning Singles and Pairs results with Cornwall`s only point scored by Balow & Studden with a 14-14 draw in the Pairs. Going into the last session Cornwall trailed 9 points to 19 and 121 shots to 167.
Cornwall`s Triples and Fours dug deep in the final session in four hard fought games taking four wins and bonus points in the Fours. Devon held on to the overall shots lead in the Triples by 2 to take the two points that secured the overall match victory. Cornwall took the other 10 points on offer. In the Triples Mark Eddy, Martin Boraston & Gillian Cawrse won 12-7, John Worton, Tom Westlake and Kevin Williams won 13-8. In the Fours Peter Hore`s rink took one on the last end to win 7-6 and Richard Kerr, Percy Tripp, Linda Martin & Gerald Fisher picked up four on the last end to win 12-11. The final match score Devon 21 points 190 shots Cornwall 19 points 166 shots.
Singles: Nigel Nicholls 17-9 & 9-13, Ed Dyer 11-10 & 7-20 Pairs: Karen Watson & Elise Daniell 11-13 & 6-21, David Studden & David Balow 14-12 & 14-14 Triples: Gillian Cawrse, Martin Boraston & Mark Eddy 9-15 & 12-7, Kevin Williams, Tom Westlake & John Worton 7-13 & 13-8 Fours: Gerald Fisher, Linda Martin, Percy Tripp & Richard Kerr 4-11 & 12-11, Peter Hore, Neil Gribble, Nicholas Truscott & Dennis Shorthouse 12-6 & 8-7
The A Team match started a tied first session, Cornwall's Alan Holden won 16-6 in Singles and Betty Temple-Smith & Max Burden won 20-6 in the Pairs. Three points came Cornwall`s way in the second session with a win for Meg Horrell, Tony Jago & Meg Horrell 18-10 and a 9-9 draw for Ruth Newbury, Richard Brown & Gary Davey. At the lunch break Cornwall trailed 7 points to 9 but led 95-86 on shots.
The third session saw Devon take another advantage, 5-3, on the mats Cornwall took the Singles and Pairs bonus points to level the match 14 all going into the last session. Chris Roberts won 14-12 in Singles and Graham Reeves and Keith Matthews drew 12-1
The final session saw Devon secure a the match win taking 10 of the 12 points on offer. Cornwall`s only points scored by Lynne Davey, Keith Williams, Brenda Sleep & Graham Luke with a 6-13 win the the Fours. The final match score Devon 24 points 197 shots Cornwall 16 points 183 shots.
Singles: Chris Roberts 9-17 & 14-12, Alan Holden 16-6 & 13-16 Pairs: Keith Matthews & Graham Reeves 12-14 & 12-12, Max Burden & Betty Temple-Smith 20-6 & 9-12 Triples: Ken Horrell, Tony Jago & Meg Horrell 18-10 & 10-19, Gary Davey, Richard Brown & Ruth Newbury 9-9, 16-17 Fours: Sandra Worton, Graham Luke, Bill Sharp & Kath Goodman 6-15 & 1-17, Graham Ford, Brenda Sleep, Keith Williams & Lynne Davey 5-9 & 13-6
British Isle Championships This weekend nine local bowlers take there places in the England Teams at the British Isles Championships in Aberdeen.
Tom Westlake, Luke Jolly, Ed Dyer and Karen Watson will compete in the Fours as the reigning English Champions. Peter Hore & Nigel Nicholls play in the team event rinks. Cornwall`s other squad members line up in the A Team Championships. David Studden plays in the Pairs, Gillian Cawrse the Triples and Elise Daniell in the team event rinks.
Inter Area League Locally the Inter Area League takes centre stage with North against West and Central against East at Carnmoggas on Sunday.
National Qualifiers On Saturday the first of the National Championship qualifiers was contested at Carnmoggas. As always the competition was tough throughout the day.
The Fours was played first and the top four were 1st David Studden, Gillian Cawrse, Percy Tripp & Nigel Nicholls 2nd Dennis Shorthouse, Neil Gribble, Elise Daniell & Peter Hore 3rd Tom Westlake, Luke Jolly, Ed Dyer & Karen Watson 4th Mick Dyer, David Balow, Nicholas Truscott & Kevin Williams.
The Singles was played in the afternoon. In the Quarter Finals Neil Gribble defeated David Balow 9-7. Nigel Nicholls won 11-8 against Peter Hore. Elise Daniel needed an extra end to defeat Ed Dyer 11-9 and Karen Watson comfortably defeated Graham Reeves 12-1.
In the Semi Finals Nigel Nicholls won 10-7 against Neil Gribble and Karen Watson defeated Elise Daniell 14-6. In the third place play-off Elise Daniell defeated Neil Gribble 9-8 after an extra end. Karen Watson won the final against Nigel Nicholls 11-7.