CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 27 October 2019
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Sunday Cornwall face Dorset at Carnmoggas in the first of two matches in three weeks that could prove key to determining the final placings in the Premier section of the South West group in the ESMBA Inter County Championship.
Dorset currently lead the Premier section with 74 points ahead of Cornwall on 64 points and Devon on 54 points. Cornwall have ground to make up in the A Team section where Dorset lead on 73 points ahead of Somerset on 62, Devon on 60 and Cornwall on 45.
The match gets underway at 1000 and is expected to conclude at around 1600.
SHORT MAT PLAYERS TOUR
Last weekend three local bowlers travelled to Skein in Norway to compete in the Short Mat Players Tour Norwegian Open.
Nigel Nicholls won four out of five games in Group Three to progress into the Cup knockout. In the Last 64 he defeated Swede Tobias Egestrand 19-4 before losing on a tie break in the last 32 to another Swede Christer Nordin.
Peter Hore was unbeaten in Group Twelve with four wins and a draw to top the group and earn a bye into the last 32 where he lost 4-19 to Irish bowler Mark Beattie.
Elise Daniell came back from defeat in her first group game to win her other four to top Group Thirteen and also earn a bye into the last 32 where she defeated Mark Chittock 12-8. In the Last 16 Elise lost to Nordin 5-11.
In the World Rankings, which take into account the past 12 tournaments, Nigel moves back into the top five on 763.13 points. Peter climbs nine places to 34th with 465 points and Elise climbs eight places to 36th with 450.50 points.
The SMPT take a break from Singles competitions with the next competitions being the World Fours on Saturday 30th November and World Pairs on Sunday 1st December. The next Singles event is the British Open over the weekend of 11th and 12th January.
On Saturday the local qualifiers for the National Pairs, Triples and Over 55's Pairs will be played at Carnmoggas.
The county league are now underway and the CCSMBA are offering a full fixtures and results service for the media.
Fixtures can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=fixtures
Results can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=results
League Tables can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=tabledisplay