CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 3 February 2019
INTER AREA LEAGUE
The Inter Area League concluded on Sunday at Carnmoggas with Central defeating West by 31 points to 9 and 193 shots to 137. East won 22 points to 18 and 196 shots to 153 against North. Central secure the title for the 2018/19 season finishing well clear on 95 points, East second on 53, North third on 47 and West fourth with 45.
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday Cornwall return to Inter County Championship action after an 11 week break since the end of the group stages. The Premier & A Teams will play preliminary round matches at Bristol Indoor Bowling Club with the Premier Team meeting Avon and the A Team facing Hertfordshire.
SHORT MAT PLAYERS TOUR
Five local bowlers travel to Chelmsford over the weekend to compete in the Short Mat Players Tour English Masters competition which features an full entry of 192 bowlers. Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) who took home the bronze medal at last years competition & Peter Hore (Holmans) are drawn together in Group 19 and will feature on the show mat at approximately 1720 on Saturday, also in the group are Peter Clarke (ENG), Sam Moss (ENG), Tone Bøe (NOR) and Eva Nelson (SWE). Elise Daniell (Holmans) will face Jamie Crozier (IRE), Keiron Evans (WAL), Billy Ray (ENG), Laura Hawksworth (ENG) and Nathan Haire (IRE) in Group 22.
David Studden (Holmans) faces Debbie Pye (ENG), Kyle Bainbridge (WAL), Andrew Shorney (ENG), Glenn Harvey (IRE) & Paula Geens (BEL) in Group 29. David features on the show mat at approximately 1540 on Saturday against Glenn Harvey. Chris Selby (Holmans) will be up against Stephen Bainbridge (WAL), Faye Ray (ENG), Gordon Watts (ENG), Tony Stevens (ENG) & this season's Norwegian Open winner Benny Sjøgren (SWE) in Group 31.
The competition follows the usual format of group stages through Saturday and Sunday morning with the top two from each group will go through to the Cup competition with third and fourth into the Plate competition and fifth and sixth into the Shield competition played through Sunday afternoon & evening.
The Short Mat Players Tour will provide its usual comprehensive live coverage of the two day event on its website www.shortmatplayerstour.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShortMatPlayersTour/.
INTER COUNTY RINKS
The CCSMBA has issued a statement regarding this season's Inter County Rinks competition.
"The CCSMBA have regretfully had to inform the ESMBA that Cornwall will not take their place in the ICC Rinks finals following the change of date for the competition. A number of our players have prior commitments for the new date in April, with some having already booked into the SMPT World Masters event and others unavailable for various other reasons.
A letter has been sent to the ESMBA to confirm our withdrawal, to get clarification on the circumstances of the postponement and also to get clarification on the future of the ICC Rinks, in particular whether rule 2 of the competition's rules regarding the qualifying stages being held in local regions, which was not followed by the ESMBA this season, will be followed in the future.
We have also expressed players' concerns about the ever increasing number of unnecessary date clashes in the calendar, meaning players are not able to take part in every competition they would like, as they have done in previous years.
We look forward to receiving a prompt reply from the ESMBA."
Since releasing this statement the Devon County Short Mat Bowling Bowls Association have also announced their intention to withdraw from the competition.
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 9 February - Inter County Preliminary Round Premier v Avon & A v Hertfordshire @ Bristol Indoor Bowling Club
Sat 9 February - Short Mat Players Tour English Masters @ Chelmsford
Sun 10 February - Short Mat Players Tour English Masters @ Chelmsford
Sun 17 February - Inter County A Quarter Finals v Hampshire (if successful on 9th Feb) @ Daventry Indoor Bowling Club
Sun 24 February - Inter County Premier Quarter Finals v Surrey (if successful on 9th Feb) @ Daventry Indoor Bowling Club
CCSMBA MAILING LIST
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Press and Promotions Officer
Tel 07800 916059
Press and Promotions Officer
Tel 07800 916059