Sunday, 20 December 2015

CCSMBA NEWS RELEASE - 20 December 2015

Inter County Championship
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20 December 2015

Inter County Championship

Following Sunday's final group match in the South West area between Devon and Somerset the final placings and future fixtures are now known.

Cornwall's Premier Team have fallen short of qualification for the knock out competition by the narrowest margin after Devon narrowly defeated Somerset 22-18, giving Somerset a total of 73 points in second place, 1 ahead of Cornwall's 72 in third.  Devon finished well clear at the top with 95 points.

Final Table

County P W D L + - +/- PTS
Devon 4 3 0 1 789 701 88 95
Somerset 4 2 0 2 746 761 -15 73
Cornwall 4 1 0 3 716 789 -73 72

Cornwall's A Team will play in the Last 16 of the Knock Out competition after finishing second in the group following Somerset's 21-19 win against Devon on Sunday.  Cornwall's opponents on the weekend of 6th/7th February will be Cheshire with the venue to be confirmed.

County P W D L + - +/- PTS
Somerset 4 3 1 0 756 722 34 84
Cornwall 4 1 1 2 753 742 11 80
Devon 4 1 0 3 731 776 -45 76

Both teams also have the finals of the Inter County Rinks to look forward to with the A Team due to play 30th January and Premier Team on the 5th March although confirmation is still awaited from the ESMBA.

Forthcoming Competitions
The calendar for January gives most bowlers a break from week after week action as National and International events dominated the fixture list.

The only local competition will be the Four Wood Pairs on the New Years weekend at Carnmoggas with 29 pairs due to play on each day.

On the 9th & 10th three local bowlers will be making the trip to Sweden for the Short Mat Players Tour Swedish Open.

English Association events then take over the calendar for the rest of the month.The weekend on the 16th and 17th sees the ESMBA Open Fours contested on the Saturday and squad day on the Sunday whilst back in the County the final round of Inter Area League fixtures will be played.

On the 23rd and 24th the regional qualifiers for the ESMBA/Torquay Leisure Hotels Top Club will be played.  On the 30th the A Team will play the ICC Rinks finals.

League Tables
Up to date league tables can be accessed by following this link


Nicholas Truscott

Press and Promotions Officer
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association

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