CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE - 6 March 2022
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Solihull Indoor Bowling Club was the venue for the first National Finals of the year.
On Saturday Elise Daniell (Holmans), Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East), Peter Hore (Holmans) & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) competed in the National Mixed Fours.
In the group stages wins against Dorset's Hazel Thomas, Debbie Riley, Ben Riley & Robert Martin 8-5, North Yorkshire's David Newsome, Joe Newsome, Danielle Smith & Jill Newsome 9-5 and a loss to Hampshire's Steve Puttock, Sam Sutton, Mike Wright & Vanessa Wright 5-9 saw them through to the knockout stages.
In the first round of the knockouts they lost to Gloucestershire's Ryan Knight, Jo Featherstone, Steven Holdsworth & Lynn Williams 6-7.
On Sunday Nigel was joined by David Studden (Holmans) in the Over 55's Pairs,
In the group stages wins against Devon's Shirley & John Parnell 16-3, East Sussex's Alex Gingel & Lyn Thickpenny by the same scoreline and a loss to Suffolk's Malcolm Bailey & John Whiteman 6-12 saw them through to the knockout stages.
A good run in the knockout stages followed. In the first round Essex's Allan Jones & Dave Wooler were defeated 6-5. In the second round they won 11-8 against Hampshire's Chris & Shane Davison. In the Quarter Finals they won 10-5 against Somerset's Karl Hudson & Andy Church. Their run ended in the Semi Finals with a 7-8 defeat to Norfolk's John Turner & Simon Willies. The game is available to watch on the ESMBA Facebook page at https://fb.watch/bAUlKAfAwH/
COUNTY FINALS - This coming weekend attention turns back to local matters with the first local finals of the season with the Two Wood Singles and Four Wood Pairs to be played at Carnmoggas on Sunday. The Singles will be played first starting at 0900 and the Pairs following at 1130.
The qualifiers for the finals are
|County 2 Wood Singles|
|Sunday 13th March 2022||Sign in by 09:00|
|John Dodd||St Newlyn East|
|Nigel Nicholls||Newlyn Trinity|
|County 4 Wood Pairs|
|Sunday 13th March 2022||Sign in by 11:30|
|Max Burden & Keith Matthews||Blisland|
|Elise Daniell & Peter Hore||Holmans|
|Sandra & John Worton||St Newlyn East|
|Ray Jeffery & Nigel Nicholls||Newlyn Trinity|
|Bob Smith & Percy Tripp||Porthleven|
|Alan Holden & Des Pengelly||Landrake|
|Dave Hickey & Fran Phillips||Helston|
|Dave Balow & Mike Dyer||Penlee|
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