North Devon & North Cornwall

Short Mat Bowling Federation

NEWS


Yarnscombe Regain Alan Wright Trophy


High Bickington hosted the Final of the Alan Wright Trophy on Wednesday 4th April between the holders, Winkleigh, and Yarnscombe, winners of 9 of the 10 previous finals.  The first session proved to be very tight with Winkleigh winning the triples by 4 shots and Yarnscombe winning the fours by the same margin.  In the second session Yarnscombe ran out clear winners of the singles by 12 shots to 3, and also won the pairs by a much smaller margin of 10 shots to 8.  The final overall score saw Yarnscombe winning by 41 shots to 30.
















Winners - Yarnscombe


















Runners Up - Winkleigh


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WINKLEIGH TRIPLE WIN MARY KENT FINAL


The Final of this competition was played at Langtree SMBC on Wednesday 28th March.  After having lost the first end, the Winkleigh triple of Lorraine Axtell, John Horsham and Graham James quickly built up a lead and were 20 shots to 4 up by the half way stage against the Wick triple of Grenville Gerry, Brian Wonnacott and Rob Phipps.  In the second half of the match the Wick triple held their own, but were not able to close the gap.  Winkleigh ran out winners by 30 shots to 13.

LAST YEAR’S COMPETITION RESULTS

Winners - Yarnscombe

Runners-up Winkleigh

Winkleigh Triple Win Mary Kent Final


The Final of this competition was played at Langtree SMBC on Wednesday 28th March.  After having lost the first end, the Winkleigh triple of Lorraine Axtell, John Horsham and Graham James quickly built up a lead and were 20 shots to 4 up by the half way stage against the Wick triple of Grenville Gerry, Brian Wonnacott and Rob Phipps.  In the second half of the match the Wick triple held their own, but were not able to close the gap.  Winkleigh ran out winners by 30 shots to 13.

Winners Winkleigh

Graham James, Lorraine Axtell, John Horsham

Runners-up Wick

Grenville Gerry, Rob Phipps, Brian Wonnacott

Winkleigh Spitfires Win Tony Stephens Knockout Trophy


After a 10 year wait Winkleigh Spitfires have won the Tony Stephens Trophy beating the current holders, Yarnscombe Eagles, with the last bowl of the last end of a thrilling match.


The lead on both mats changed frequently as the match progressed with the position going into the last ends being Winkleigh in the lead by 2 shots on Mat 1 and by 1 shot on Mat 2.  Yarnscombe scored a 2 on the final end on Mat 1 to leave the score on that mat 15-15.  With the last bowl on Mat 2 to be played by the Winkleigh skip, Yarnscombe were holding a single to leave the overall result at that stage as a draw.  The Winkleigh bowl turned another of their bowls into the head.  The resulting measure for shot gave Winkleigh shot bowl and a final score on that mat of 18-16.

Winners - Winkleigh Spitfires

Runners-Up - Yarnscombe Eagles