Sunday, 25 March 2018


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Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association
News Release - 25 March 2018

County Championship Finals
The County Championship finals were played at Carnmoggas over the weekend with the County Singles and Fours on Saturday and Pairs and Triples on Sunday.

On Saturday morning the Singles was contested.  In the Quarter Finals Karen Watson (Saltash) defeated Callum Beale (Withiel) 13-10.  Alan Holden (Landrake) won 18-5 against Geoff Maunder (East Taphouse).  Eilse Daniell (Holmans) needed an extra end to defeat Bob Banks (Boscastle) 9-8.  Kevin Williams (Porthleven) won 18-3 against Carolyn Stanley (St Newlyn East).

In the semi finals Holden came from 0-9 down to defeat Watson 15-10 and Daniell defeated Williams 9-6.  Daniell took an early lead in the final against Holden going on to win her first individual county title 10-5.

Saturday afternoon saw the Fours title contested.  In the Quarter Finals Martin Boraston (East Taphouse), Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel), Lynne Davey & Gary Davey (Landrake) won 12-3 against Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Callum Beale (Withiel) & Peter Hore (Holmans).  Howard McCormack, Nigel Jelbert (Penlee), Malcolm Daniels (Hayle) & Mark Payne (Penlee) needed an extra end to defeat Lynn Smith, Paul Murphy, Bob Smith (Porthleven) & Frank Plummer (St Ives) 10-9.  Heidi Kerr, Richard Kerr, Dianne Shorthouse & Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) won 14-3 against Keith Williams, Mike Richards, David Langsworthy & Beryl Langsworthy (Penlee).  Betty Temple-Smith, Mike Webster, Max Burden & Keith Matthews (Blisland) won 8-5 against Robert Rawlings, Lynette Golledge, Brenda Sleep & John Worth (Dobwalls).

I the Semi Finals Davey defeated Payne 10-6 and Matthews won 7-5 against Shorthouse.  Davey won the final against Matthews 12-2.

On Sunday morning the Pairs were contested.  The Quarter Finals saw Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Kevin Williams (Porthleven) defeat Ray Jeffery & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 10-5.  Bob Banks &  David Topliffe (Boscastle) won 12-3 against Nathan Waters & Luke Jolly (Withiel).  Kath Goodman (Ladock) & Karen Watson (Saltash) won 14-5 against Mark Payne & Howard McCormack (Penlee).  Alan Holden & Des Pengelly (Landrake) won 10-9 against Elise Daniell & Peter Hore (Holmans).

The Semi Finals saw Banks & Topliffe take an extra end against Dyer & Williams to win 11-10.  Goodman & Watson won 11-1 against Holden & Pengelly.  A tight final between Banks & Topliffe and Goodman & Watson went down to the final bowl of an extra end with Watson taking the winning shot with the last bowl of the game.

Sunday afternoon saw the Triples played.  The Quarter Finals Bob Banks, John Wakelin & David Topliffe (Boscastle) defeated Martin Boraston (East Taphouse), Lynne Davey & Gary Davey (Landrake) 13-9.  David Balow (Marazion), Ray Jeffery & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) won 12-6 against Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity), Howard McCormack & Mark Payne (Penlee).  Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel), Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Kevin Williams (Porthleven) won 16-4 against Eileen Taylor & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls). Val Risdon, Neil Wright & Pam Wright (Lanteglos) progressed with a bye after the withdrawal of their opponents from Ladock.

In the Semi Finals Nicholls defeated Topliffe 8-4 and Williams won 16-2 against Wright.  Nicholls won the final 10-2 against Williams.

Photos of all winners & runners up can be found on Facebook at

Area Leagues
The league program is drawing to a close with the line up for the Bebbington Cup competition on Sunday 8th April is starting confirmed.  Representing the 4 areas will be West - Newlyn Trinity Jowsters, Central - Withiel Oaks, East - Landrake and North - Blisland. 

The battle for Division One in the West see's four teams still in contention for the top spot and second promotion spot, Newlyn Trinity Wreckers, Centenary Spurrs, Marazion Choughs and Porthleven Treza.  St Newlyn East and Luxulyan Golds have finished first and second in Central Division One.  Liskeard and Callington Falcons finish first and second in the East.  In the North, where the two divisions were merged ahead of this season Tintagel have finished highest of the teams that would have been in Division Two had the merger not taken place.  East area division one winner will compete in the league shield.

The area leagues results and tables can be found at

National Championships
On Saturday 7th April Elise Daniell, David Studden (Holmans), Karen Watson (Saltash) & Peter Hore (Holmans) will compete in the National Mixed Fours at Tamworth Indoor Bowls Centre.

The following weekend the action moves to Melton Mowbray Indoor Bowling Club.  On Thursday 12th Karen Watson & Callum Beale (Withiel) will compete in the Singles.  Friday 13th sees Martin Boraston (East Taphouse) & Gary Davey (Landrake),  Elise Daniell & Luke Jolly (Withiel) and Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Mark Payne (Penlee) compete in the Pairs.

On Saturday 14th Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity), Luke Jolly & Callum Beale and Elise Daniell, David Studden, Karen Watson & Peter Hore compete in the Fours.  The final day of the championships will see Kevin Williams (Porthleven), Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Nigel Nicholls and Elise Daniell, Luke Jolly & Callum Beale compete in the Triples

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tel 07800 916059


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