Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 25 March 2018
Area Leagues On Sunday the Bebbington Cup competition will be contested by the four area league winners. The line up will be West - Newlyn Trinity Jowsters, Central - Withiel Oaks, East - Landrake and North - Blisland.
The top teams in the area second divisions who will compete for the league plate will be West - Centenary Spurrs, Central - St Newlyn East, East - Liskeard and North - Tintagel
National Championships On Saturday 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
Short Mat Players Tour Over the weekend of 20th & 21st April Nigel Nicholls travels to Belfast for the final SMPT ranking tournament of the year at the Belfast Indoor Bowling Club. With a potential entry of 234 bowlers this is will be the biggest singles competition of the year in Short Mat Bowls.
Nigel heads into the tournament leading the season's Order of Merit table with an advantage of 48.25 points over his nearest rival after winning the British Open in January and claiming third place in the English Masters in February. With a possible 150 points on offer in the tournament the 4 bowlers could still overhaul Nigel at the top of the table.