CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release - 21 November 2021
On Sunday three qualification competitions for the 2022 English Short Mat Bowling Association National Championships were played at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club.
The Over 55's Pairs was won by David Studden (Holmans) and Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) who won the deciding game against Mike Webster and Rita Hancock (Blisland) by 10 shots leaving them in second place. John Worton & Steve Smith (St Newlyn East) finished in third place.
In the Pairs after a round robin competition 4 teams qualified for a knockout to determine the order of qualification. The first Semi Final saw Elise Daniell & David Studden (Holmans) defeat John Worton & Steve Smith (St Newlyn East) 10-5. The second Semi Final saw Martin Boraston (Duloe) & Luke Jolly (Holmans) win 10-6 against Peter Hore (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Duloe). The third place play off saw Hore & Beale defeat Worton & Smith 11-8. Boraston & Jolly won the final 8-7 against Daniell & Studden.
The Triples was won by Peter Hore (Holmans), Callum Beale (Duloe) and Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) who won the deciding the game by 10 shots against Nathan Waters (Holmans), Martin Boraston (Duloe) & Luke Jolly (Holmans). Brian Walsh, Kaye Walsh & Mark Payne (Penzance) finished in third place.
The Over 55's Pairs will be played at Solihull Indoor Bowling Club on 6th March 2022. The National Pairs will be played on Friday 8th April 2022 and National Triples two days later on Sunday 10th April 2022, both at Melton Mowbray Indoor Bowling Club. The number of qualifiers for each discipline will be confirmed by the ESMBA at a later date.
On Saturday, 31 bowlers will play in the County Two Wood Singles at Carnmoggas. On Sunday the remaining National Championship qualifiers for the Singles, Fours and Mixed Fours will be played at Carnmoggas.
Future of Short Mat Bowls in Cornwall
The CCSMBA Management Committee has issued a statement to its member clubs regarding the ongoing position of a number of committee vacancies. There are currently five out of fifteen committee positions vacant and despite repeated advertising of the posts, the current committee members continue to cover the roles, this is not a sustainable long term position for the association.
In a statement to members the committee have stated "There is a real risk that the association will have to significantly scale back it's activities. There could be a risk of no County League, no County Competitions and no National Competitions."
The current vacancies are Vice Chairman, County Team Manager, Social Secretary, East Area Representative, County Safeguarding Officer.
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