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.