CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE - 15th December 2019
The last competition before Christmas took place at Carnmoggas last weekend with 47 bowlers competing of the two days with 4 players from each day qualifying for the finals in January.
On Saturday 22 bowlers took part split into 5 groups with the group winners and three best runners up going through to a single knockout round.
David Topliffe (Boscastle) topped Group One on 6 points +35 shots ahead of Joyce Harding (Luxulyan) on 4 -10. Martin Boraston (Duloe) finished top of Group Two on 4 +15 with Fran Phillips (Helston) second on 4 +10. In Group Three Callum Beale (Withiel) topped the group on 4 +26 with Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) second on 4 +6. Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) topped Group Four with 4 +23 ahead of Austen Runnells (Luxulyan) on 4 +4. In the final group, Group Five Karen Watson (Saltash) topped the group on 6 +23 ahead of Neil Gribble (Landrake) on 4 +7.
In the knockout round Beale defeated Topliffe 12-4. Boraston again met Phillips winning 11-5 reversing the earlier group game defeat. Tripp was a 12-9 winner against Watson and in the final game Shorthouse defeated Gribble 13-7.
On Sunday 25 bowlers were split into 6 groups with group winners and two best runners up going through to a single knockout round.
Peter Hore (Holmans) topped Group One on 5 +23 ahead of David Balow (Marazion) on 5 +5. Geoff Risdon (Lanteglos) finished top of Group Two on 6 +26 with Mike Webster (Blisland) second on 4 +10. In Group Three Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) topped the group with 6 +11 with Alan Holden second on 3 -3. Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) topped Group Four with 4 +18 ahead of Carole Dodd (St Newlyn East) on 3 +1. Group Five saw Richard Kerr (Landrake) finish top on 4 +15 ahead of John Worton (St Newlyn East) on 4 +13. The final group saw Kevin Williams (Newlth Trinity) finish on top ahead on Martyn Featherstone (Saltash Kernow) on 3 - 3.
In the knockout round John Worton defeated Sandra Worton 11-4. Balow won 10-5 against Kerr. Nicholls was a 9-8 winner against Risdon and in the final game Williams defeated Hore 9-4.
The eight qualifiers will return to Carnmoggas on January 18th for the finals.
The CCSMBA offer 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