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Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association
News Release - 15 April 2018

Short Mat Players Tour
Over the weekend Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) & Callum Beale (Withiel) competed in the Short Mat Players Tour World Masters at Belfast Indoor Bowling Club. 

Nigel cruised through the groups with 5 wins out of five to take a place in the main cup competition where he lost 6-7 to Kevin Conroy in the last 64.  With 95 points added to his total and all his rivals also in the main cup competitions a potentially long wait to be certain of claiming the season's Order of Merit title.  Nigel's results can be found at

Second placed Stephen Proctor went out in the last 32 having ended fourth placed Jonathan Payne's run a round earlier.  Devon's James Trott and Essex's Dom Reed also went out in last 64.  This left the top three in the Order of Merit unchanged with Nigel taking the title to end a fine season where he claimed the British Open title in York in January and bronze medal in the English Masters in Chelmsford in February.

The final Order of Merit standings are available  In the World Rankings, calculated over the previous 12 tournaments Nigel has moved into fourth place the full standings available

Callum recorded two wins in the group stages to finish fifth in group and take a place in the Shield competition where a fine run followed seeing Callum through six rounds to take the Shield victory with a 9-8 win over Hampshire's Steve Puttock.  Callum's full run of results can be found at

In Friday's Belfast Open Pairs Nigel paired with Stephen Proctor to come through the group stage unbeaten to meet Sophie McIntyre & Caira Deighan losing 5-6 in the first round.

Callum paired with Irish bowler Sean Trainor.  Losing both group games they found themselves in the Plate Competition where they reached the Semi Finals losing 6-8.

ESMBA Top Team
This coming weekend a team will compete in the ESMBA Top Team at the TLH Leisure Resort 

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tel 07800 916059

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