CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 6 January 2018
COUNTY FOUR WOOD PAIRS
Over the weekend 37 Pairs competed in the County Four Wood Pairs at Carnmoggas for one of 8 places in the Finals in March.
On Saturday 19 pairs competed with the group winners progressing through to the finals. Group One was topped by Leonard Lee & John Read (Duloe) with 5 points +9 shots, second were Lynn & Bob Smith (Praa Sands) with 4 +9. Group Two winners were Caroline & Alan Trubshaw (Duloe) with 6 +27, second were Ted Pentland & Brian Gregory (Withiel) with 4 +13. Group Three winners were Kevin Williams & Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) with 6 +11, second were David Balow & David Foulds (Marazion) with 3 +4. Richard Kerr & Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) were the days final qualifiers with 6 +11 in Group Four where Val & Geoff Risdon (Lanteglos) finished second with 4 +9.
On Sunday 18 pairs competed again with the group winners progressing to the finals. Group One was topped by Martin Boraston (Duloe) & Gary Davey (Landrake) with 6 +24, second were Elise Daniell & Peter Hore (Holmans) with 4 +20. Group Two winners were Peter Skinner & Graham Reeves (Saltash) with 4 +8, second were Mark Payne & Howard McCormack (Penlee) with 4 +1. Group There winners were John & Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) with 6 +32, second were Chris Roberts & Tony Jago (Ladock) with 4 +15. Max Burden & Keith Matthews were the days final qualifiers with 6 +15 in Group Four where Nathan Waters & Luke Jolly (Withiel) finished second with 4 +7.
SHORT MAT PLAYERS TOUR
This coming weekend five bowlers from Cornwall travel to York to compete in the Short Mat Players Tour British Open. Newlyn Trinity's Nigel Nicholls (World Ranking 4) defends the title won 12 months ago and faces a tough Group 27 where opponents include the most decorated player in the history of the Short Mat Players Tour, Ireland's Joseph Beattie (17), in a match that features on the show mat at 10.40 on Saturday morning. Also in Nigel's group are England's David Blundell (432), Neil Davidson (70), John Corps (N/A) and Daniel Winmill (53).
Withiel's Callum Beale (72) faces Andrew Evans (WAL) (68), Sandy McDonald (SCO) (104), William Lenza (SCO) (557), Chris Hopkins (ENG) (129) & Paula Geens (BEL) (617) in Group 2. Holman's Peter Hore (23) faces Roderick Dawson (ENG) (197), Graham Thompson (ENG) (N/A), Suzanne Finlay (IRE) (128), Uel Finlay (IRE) (205) & Eva Nelson (SWE) (251) in Group 3.
Duloe's Martin Boraston (405) will be against Jimmy Broatch (SCO) (306), Robert McNeil (SCO) (452), Darren Brown (ENG) (350), Phil Lodwick (CYP) (631) and Andrew Shorney (ENG) (82) in Group 7. Holman's Elise Daniell (73) faces Alan Masson (SCO) (262), Barry Bates (ENG) (584), Mark Allen (ENG) (260), Ian Ford (ENG) (148) & Christine Holland (IOM) in Group 10.
The Short Mat Players Tour will publish updates throughout the two days of the competition on its website www.shortmatplayerstour.com.
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Details of the Knockout Stages of the ESMBA Inter County Championship have been published. Both Cornwall's Premier and A Team's face Preliminary Round fixtures scheduled for the weekend of 9th & 10th February.
The Premier Team will face the second placed team from Group 4 featuring Oxfordshire, Avon, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. There are still two fixtures outstanding in the group with Gloucestershire due to host Avon and Herefordshire after the fixtures were cancelled earlier in the season. The A Team will face the winners of the remaining fixture in Group 6 between London and Hertfordshire scheduled to be played on Sunday 13th January.
Continually updated league tables for each division can be accessed from the links below.
We have added new functionality to the website to enable media organisations to download league match results within a defined date range to suit production deadline. This can be found at http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/ccsmba/media/results.php
West Premier - https://bit.ly/2NcOIFf
West Division One - https://bit.ly/2OXTqbx
Central Premier - https://bit.ly/2Omr3H2
Central Division One - https://bit.ly/2Rd0G4Y
East Premier - https://bit.ly/2OmrMbe
East Division One - https://bit.ly/2zGwUPm
North - https://bit.ly/2Nrb1qZ
Sat 12 January - Short Mat Players Tour British Open @ York & District IBC
Sun 13 January - Short Mat Players Tour British Open @ York & District IBC
Sun 20 January - County & National Over 55 Pairs @ Carnmoggas IBC
Sun 27 January - ESMBA Inter County Rinks Finals @ TBC
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Press and Promotions Officer
Tel 07800 916059