Sunday, 26 November 2017

CCSMBA NEWS RELEASE - 26 November 2017

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Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association
News Release - 26 November 2017

Inter County Championship
On Sunday Cornwall faced Devon in the ESMBA Inter County Championship at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club.

Cornwall started the Premier Team match well taking three wins in the first session.  Nigel Nicholls 16-7 in the Singles and in the Pairs David Balow & David Studden and Martin Boraston & Gill Cawrse 15-13 and 17-11 respectively.  The second session Cornwall take another three wins to lead 12-4 at the lunch break, Bob Banks, Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams 12-7 in the Triples and in the Fours Graham Reeves, Richard Kerr, Neil Gribble & Luke Jolly 20-14 and Ray Jeffery, Elise Daniell, Percy Tripp & Callum Beale 16-7.

Cornwall continued to dominate the the match in the third session taking ten of the twelve points on offer.  Nicholls 14-5 and Peter Hore 14-14 in the Singles saw the bonus points shared.  In the Pairs Balow & Studden 12-10 and Boraston & Cawrse 20-13 completed a clean sweep of the points on offer.

The final session saw Cornwall take another ten points.  John Worton, Keith Williams & Chris Roberts 18-6 and Banks, Dyer & Williams 16-9 saw the Triples secure the bonus points.  In the Fours Jeffery, Daniell, Tripp & Beale's 15-8 saw the bonus points secured with the final match result was Cornwall 32 points 218 shots Devon 8 points 179 shots.  In the days other match in the group Dorset defeated Somerset 24-16. 

Cornwall have moved in to top spot on 123 points, Somerset have 119 but have completed there matches, Dorset have 104 and Devon have finished on 94.  11 points from the final match away to Dorset on 7th January at the Dorset Bowls Resort will secure the top spot.

Individual Scores (Cornwall First)
Singles:- Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 16-7 & 14-5 and Peter Hore (Holmans) 6-24 & 14-14.
Pairs:- David Balow (Marazion) & David Studden (Holmans) 15-13 & 12-10 and Martin Boraston (East Taphouse) & Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel) 17-11 & 20-13.
Triples:- John Worton (St Newlyn East), Keith Williams (Penlee) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 6-14 & 18-6 and Bob Banks (Boscastle), Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Kevin Williams (Porthleven) 12-7 & 16-9.
Fours:- Graham Reeves (Saltash), Richard Kerr (Landrake), Neil Gribble (Landrake) & Luke Jolly (Withiel) 20-14 & 1-17 and Elise Daniell (Holmans), Ray Jeffery (Newlyn Trinity), Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 16-7 & 15-8.

Cornwall's A Team shared the first session with wins in the Pairs for Glynn Roy & Alan Holden 18-10 and Des Pengelly & Sandra Worton 14-12.  The second session saw only one win for Cornwall with Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden & Keith Matthews winning 23-3 in the Triples.  Cornwall trailed 6-10 at the lunch break.
The third session saw wins for Dennis Shorthouse 14-9 in the Singles and Roy & Holden 16-8 in the Pairs.  Cornwall took the Pairs bonus points and Devon the Singles to leave the match score 12-16 in Devon's favour.  Cornwall found form in the final session taking ten of the twelve points on offer to secure the match win.  In the Triples Heidi Kerr, David Topliffe & Mike Webster's 15-5 helped to secure the the bonus points.  In the Fours Meg Horrell, Nathan Waters, Brenda Sleep & Ken Horrell and Rose Dyer, John Dodd, Lynne Davey & Gary Davey won 11-8 & 15-8 respectively to secure the Fours bonus points.  The final match score Cornwall 22 point 198 shots Devon 18 points 196 shots.

In the table Somerset will finish top with 148 points and Devon are second on 130 points, neither can be overhauled by Dorset who lie third on 86 points or Cornwall fourth on 76 points.  Cornwall need a season's best 26 points to overhaul Dorset for third in the final match of the season on 7th January at the Dorset Bowls Resort.

Individual Scores (Cornwall First)
Singles:- Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) 13-17 & 14-9 and Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) 8-20 & 9-23.
Pairs:- Glynn Roy (Withiel) & Alan Holden (Landrake) 18-10 & 16-8 and Des Pengelly (Landrake) & Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) 14-12 & 11-15.
Triples:- Heidi Kerr (Landrake), David Topliffe (Boscastle) & Mike Webster (Blisland) 7-27 & 15-5 and Betty Temple-Smith (Blisland), Max Burden (Blisland) & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 23-3 & 11-12.
Fours:- Meg Horrell (Withiel), Nathan Waters (Blisland), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 7-11 & 11-8 and Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity), John Dodd (St Newlyn East), Lynne Davey (Landrake) & Gary Davey (Landrake) 6-8 & 15-8.

National Championship Qualifiers
On Saturday the remaining National Championship Qualifiers were played at Carnmoggas.

The Fours were played in a Round Robin format with the deciding game seeing Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity), Luke Jolly (Withiel) and Callum Beale (Withiel) defeating Elise Daniell (Holmans), David Studden (Holmans), Karen Watson (Saltash) and Peter Hore (Holmans) to top the group, leaving Hore's rink in second. Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity), John Worton (St Newlyn East), Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) and Kevin Williams (Porthleven) finished in third place.

With only two entries in the Mixed Fours this was a straight play off with Daniell, Studden, Watson & Peter Hore always in control against Lynne Davey (Landrake), Martin Boraston (East Taphouse), Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel) and Gary Davey (Landrake), winning 18-1 over 7 ends.

In the Singles, the Semi Finals saw Watson beat Boraston 12-6, while Beale opened up a 7-1 lead against Nicholls, going on to win 9-4. In the final Watson beat Beale 8-6 and in the third place playoff Nicholls won 7-6.

Cornwall now await to here how many spots have been allocated in each discipline at the Championships.

Area Leagues
The area leagues results and tables can be found at

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tel 07800 916059

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