CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 8th March 2020
News Release 8th March 2020
The first weekend of National Championship finals was played at Solihull Indoor Bowling Club over the weekend.
On Saturday Louise Williams (Helston), John Worton (St Newlyn East), Nicola Ellis (Helston) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) competed in the Mixed Fours losing all three games played in the Round Robin Stage, 3-9 to Essex 4 (Andy Philbrick, Pat Goodchild, Dave Chittock & Mark Chittock), 5-7 to North Yorkshire 3 (Robert Mumford, Derek Beardsley, Jean Jones & Pat Beardsley) and 8-11 to Avon 1 (Derek Jones, Deb Jones, Dianne Rundle & David Sawyer).
On Sunday John Thomas & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) enjoyed a good run in the Over 55's Pairs reaching the Semi Finals where they narrowly lost by a single shot to the eventual winners.
In the Group Stages they comfortably won each game by margin of ten or more shots, 14-4 against Gloucestershire 1 (Gill Johnson & Stewart Minchew), 11-1 against Dorset 4 (Sue & Steve Stanton) and 13-2 against North Yorkshire 2 (Robert Mumford & Pat Beardsley).
In the Knockout First Round John & Nigel defeated Devon 2 (Lorraine Axtell & Graham James) 10-5. Round Two saw a 15-1 against Norfolk 1 (Tony Attewell & Mike Small). In the Quarter Finals a 10-6 win against West Midlands (Steve & Tracey Bailey) set up a Semi Final against Northants 1 (Chris Hopkins & Steve Mcallister) which the Northants pairing won 9-8. In the Final Hopkins & Mcallister defeated Hampshire 3 (Martyn Dubb & Ian Ford) 8-6.
The other National Championship titles will be decided over the first weekend in April at Melton Mowbray Indoor Bowling Club.
The final two places in the Bebbington Cup have been resolved.
Withiel Oaks will represent the Central area after securing the divisional title when Ladock Chiefs only secured two points at home to St Newlyn East Pheonix last Tuesday leaving the Oaks in an unassailable points lead.
Landrake will represent the East area after taking a full six points with 9-7 -a wins away to Saltash Whites last Wednesday. Landrake's achievement comes in a season where they have at times struggled to fulfil fixtures only having nine players to pick a team of eight from for each match. On two occasions the they secured match wins with just 6 players taking 5 points away to Pensilva in November and 4 points away to Dobwalls in October.
The Bebbington Cup competition, contested by the winners of each area league will be played at Carnmoggas on Sunday 29 March.
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 and 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
No local competitions this coming weekend with the dates reserved for the Inter County Championship Semi Finals nationally.
On Sunday 22nd March the Inter Area Match is scheduled to be played at Carnmoggas. The event features teams of 32 bowlers representing each of the four area leagues. Saturday 28th March the Two Wood Singles and Four Wood Pairs finals are scheduled at Carnmoggas followed on Sunday 29th by the League Finals and County Champion of Champions.