Sunday, 6 March 2022


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

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 2022Sign in by 09:00
Graham ReevesLandrake
Treeve PollardHolmans
Fran PhillipsHelston
John DoddSt Newlyn East
Richard KerrLandrake
Martin BorasonDuloe
Nigel NichollsNewlyn Trinity
Dave BalowMarazion
County 4 Wood Pairs
Sunday 13th March 2022Sign in by 11:30
Max Burden & Keith MatthewsBlisland
Elise Daniell & Peter HoreHolmans
Sandra & John WortonSt Newlyn East
Ray Jeffery & Nigel NichollsNewlyn Trinity
Bob Smith & Percy TrippPorthleven
Alan Holden & Des PengellyLandrake
Dave Hickey & Fran PhillipsHelston
Dave Balow & Mike DyerPenlee

Nicholas Truscott
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