Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 29 December 2017
Cornwall's Short Mat Bowlers will be straight back into competitive action on the first weekend of January with 18 teams taking part in the County Fours on Saturday 6th and the County Premier and A Teams travelling to Dorset on Sunday 7th for the final group match of the season.
Cornwall's Premier Team need a minimum of 11 points from the 40 available to take top spot in the group and hopefully avoid a preliminary round match in the knockout stages as they look to at least match last years acheivement of reaching the final. 26 points for Cornwall's A Team will see them overhaul Dorset for 3rd place.
Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) goes into the tournament looking to build on his current 4th place in the Order of Merit and is drawn in Group 6 where he will face fellow local bowler Elise Daniell (Holmans) along with Angela Roberts (ENG), Mike Clancy (ENG), Jack Pye (ENG) & Gunnar Frantzen (DEN). Karen Watson (Saltash) faces Armin Stoll (CAN), Jimmy Broatch (SCO), Amir Javid (UAE), Ed Sawbridge (ENG) & Dave Woods (ENG) in Group 9. Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake) faces Paul Cairnduff (NIR), Gary Stewart (SCO), Eva Nelson (SWE), Joel Hager (SWE) & Malcolm Sheen (ENG).
Peter Hore (Holmans) faces a tough draw in Group 15 where he faces Dom Reed (ENG), Chris Hopkins (ENG), Peter Roberts (ENG), Mike Jones (ENG) & Martin Grange (ENG). Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) & Callum Beale (Withiel) are drawn to face each other in Group 16 where they are joined by Chris Coates (ENG), Tony Ealham (ENG), Bent Nielsen (DEN) & Steven Duncan (IoM).
The SMPT will provide a comprehensive results service throughout the event with game scores and links to players results available here.
In the West Area Newlynn Trinity Jowsters lead the way with a 10 point gap over Holmans who in turn have a further 10 point gap ahead of Porthleven Fisherfolk. Withiel Oaks are 8 points ahead of Truro City Golds in the Central area with Ladock Chiefs and Ladock Braves a further 2 points behind. Dobwalls lead the East Area by a point from Landrake and Saltash Whites. Blisland lead the way in the North with a 5 point lead over Boscastle, Lanteglos Reds and Wadebridge A.
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Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 17 December 2017
County Singles Over the weekend 40 players competed for eight places in the finals of County Singles at Carnmoggas. On both days 20 bowlers were drawn into 5 groups of 4 with the group winners and three best runners up going to a single knockout round on each day.
On Saturday the players making through the group stages were; Group One David Topliffe (Boscastle) 4 points +4 shots, Group Two Karen Watson (Saltash) 6 +22, Group Three Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) 6 +31 & Bob Banks (Boscastle) 4 +20, Group Four Kevin Williams (Porthleven) 4 +22 & David Balow (Marazion) 4 -9), Group Five Callum Beale (Withiel) 6 +35 & John Dodd (St Newlyn East) 4 +8.
In the knockout games Williams defeated Topliffe 11-5, Banks eased past Dodd 19-4. Bealle defeated Balow 14-5 and Watson won 8-6 against Tripp.
On Sunday the players coming through the group stages were; Group One Graham Reeves (Saltash) 4 +10, Group Two John Worth (Dobwalls) 4 +5 & Elise Daniell (Holmans) 4 -1, Group Three Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) 6 +27 & Carolyn Stanley (St Newlyn East) 4 +5, Group Four Geoff Maunder (East Taphouse) 4 +9 & Howard McCormack (Penlee) 4 +2, Group Five Alan Holden (Landrake) 4 +4.
The knockouts saw Daniell defeat Reeves 11-2. Maunder won 13-8 against Worth. Stanley defeated Shorthouse 11-8 and Holden won 17-6 against McCormack.
Inter County Rinks On the 10th December Cornwall's Premier Team travelled to Bristol to take part on the qualifier for the Inter County Rinks. Wins against Devon & Dorset saw Cornwall through to the finals in January. Somerset were the top county on the day winning all three games.
The next competitive action will be the County Fours at Carnmoggas on Saturday 6th January followed by the final Inter County group match against Dorset at the Dorset Bowls Resort the following day.
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 3 December 2017
County Four Wood Pairs Over the weekend 34 pairs competed for eight places in the finals of County Four Wood Pairs at Carnmoggas. On Saturday the qualifiers were David Foulds & David Balow (Marazion) with 6 points +15 in Group One. Max Burden & Keith Matthews (Blisland) had the weekends highest qualifying score with 6 +44 in Group Two. Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Kevin Williams (Porthleven) topped Group Three with 4 +11. Sandra & John Worton (St Newlyn East) were Saturday's final qualifiers with 5 +8 in Group Four.
On Sunday Chris Selby & David Studden (Holmans) topped Group One with 6 +26. Cynthia Storer & Chris Roberts (Ladock) led Group Two with 6 +17. Elise Daniell & Peter Hore (Holmans) had the days best score with 6 +43 in Group Three. The final qualifiers were Mark Payne & Howard McCormack (Penlee) with 4 +12. The eight qualifying pairings will return to Carnmoggas on Sat 3rd March to compete for the title.
Short Mat Players Tour Over the weekend a small number of local bowlers travelled to Chelmsford to compete in the Short Mat Players Tour Fours and Pairs Masters competitions.
Saturday's Fours saw Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) & Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel) team up with Norwegian players Gunnar & Ferdinand Frantzen. Having come through the group stages second in group they lost in the Last 16 6-15.
Callum Beale (Withiel) played with out of county bowlers P Roberts, D Sands and R Jeffery and topped there group won 11-7 in both the Last 16 and Quarter Final rounds before losing 6-11 in the Semi Finals.
James Smith (Lostwithiel) played with Devon bowlers P Pomorey, G Main & E James coming through the group stages in second place. Through the knockouts they won 6-4 in the Preliminary Round, 11-7 in the Last 16, 6-5 in the Quarter Finals and 11-6 in the Semi Finals. There were defeated 7-9 in the Final by Welsh rink A Edwards, C Howell, G Edwards & D Howell.
Sunday's Pairs saw the same local bowlers in action. Nicholls & Cawrse topped their group but lost in the last 32 4-9. Beale & Jeffery finished second in group and lost in the last 32 3-8. Smith & Pomorey topped their group but were also lost in the Last 32 1-11.
Inter County Rinks On Sunday Cornwall compete in the Inter County Rinks competition against Somerset, Devon & Dorset at Bristol Indoor Bowling Club.