Swedish Masters Three local bowlers, Elise Daniell, Nigel Nicholls & Peter Hore,recently made the trip to Stromstad in Sweden to compete in the Short Mat Players Tour Swedish Masters.
Elise won three out of five games in the group stages to finish second in Group 9 and qualify for a SMPT Main Knock-out for the first time. In the last 16 she lost 13-9 to Belguim's Jonathan Payne. Nigel was unbeaten in Group 7 to set up a last 16 match against eventual winner Swede Marcus Almen losing a tight match 12-10. Peter found was drawn in Group 2 and despite winning three games and drawing another could only finish third such was the difference in quality between the three players with England experience and the three Nordic players in the group. In the last 16 of the Plate competition Peter faced Sweden's Daniele Giorgini winning 13-5. Quarter Final opponent was England's Mike Shaw with a comfortable 17-4 win recorded. Semi Final opponent was Sweden's Jorgen Karlsson who brought Peter's run in the competition to an end with a 19-3 defeat.
Inter Area League The final round of Inter Area Matches was played at Carnmoggas on Sunday 17th January.
West defeated Central 21-19 and North beat East 22-18. Central have finished top with 73 points with East second with 60, North third on 54 and West bottom on 53.
ESMBA Open Fours Cornwall's England squad members competed in the ESMBA Open Fours on Saturday 16th January. Full result information has unfortunately not been published by the ESMBA. Nigel Nicholls, David Studden & Gillian Cawrse joined by Devon's Simon Pridham progressed the furthest losing in the Quarter Finals to Gloucestershire's Ryan Knight, Ollie Hipkiss, Steve Holdsworth & Jake Atrill. Peter Hore & Elise Daniell teamed up with fellow England Squad members Steven Packer & Nicky Bartlett losing in the last 16. Tom Westlake, Ed Dyer & Karen Watson were joined by Somerset's Karl Hudson substituting for the unavailable Luke Jolly qualified for the Plate competition where they lost in the last 16.
Forthcoming Events The next event in the calendar is the A Team's Inter County Last 16 match against Cheshire over the weekend of 6/7th February.
National Championship Allocations Cornwall's National Championship allocations have been confirmed with the following competing at Church Gresley in April. Singles: Karen Watson; Nigel Nicholls Pairs: Martin Boraston & Gary Davey; Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams; Peter Hore & Karen Watson Triples: Elise Daniell, Nick Truscott & Peter Hore; Sandra Worton, John Worton & Chris Roberts; Mike Dyer, David Balow & Kevin Williams Fours: David Studden, Percy Tripp, Gill Cawrse & Nigel Nicholls; Elise Daniell, Dennis Shorthouse, Neil Gribble & Peter Hore Mixed Fours: Elise Daniell, Gill Cawrse, Nigel Nicholls & Peter Hore