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.