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19/06/19 Ladies Pairs Cancelled

The new Ladies Pairs which was due to be held on the 13th July at ISCA has now been cancelled due to a lack of  entrants. The competition will be discussed at the next meeting and maybe held at a different time in the season.

03/06/19 County Trials & Squad Day

The county is always on the lookout for new players to play for Devon in the Inter County Championship. Initially round robin games take place against Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset and then there may be longer journeys to face other county sides later in the season. If you feel you would like to have a chance to be considered to play, then players can download and fill in a trials form which can be found here.

This season they will be a trials day at ISCA on Sunday July 21st. If interested please be ensure trial forms are received by the county managers by the 1st July. After the deadline county managers have received player’s trials forms they will be in touch with each trialist to confirm their attendance and start times. It is envisaged that it will be a full day. Please do not just turn up on the day without sending a trial form in and informing the county managers.

Throughout the day trialists will be assessed on their ability and by the end of the day each player will be informed whether the county managers would like them to attend the County Squad day. The County Squad day is to be held several weeks later on Sunday 11th August and will also be held at ISCA. If players do have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact either Richard Ivings (Premier Team Manager) or Robert Ivings (A Team Manager). Their details can be found on the committee page

29/05/19 County Team Championship Changes

For the 2019/20 season the County Team Championship will be altered. From next season only 5 players per club will be required with players playing in two disciplines. Games will still be played on a home and away basis until the final stage which will be held at ISCA. In a change to previous seasons clubs can now enter a maximum of two teams instead of one. The entry forms for clubs with more details can be found here.

14/05/19 Extracts From County Meeting April 30th 2019

On the 30th April, the new committee met and the following was discussed

Other items discussed

    In the mean time if you have any comments/ideas please contact any             committee member: Next Committee meeting 23rd July 2019


13/05/19 New Summer Competition Announced

Devon County are pleased to announce that alongside the Open Ladies Pairs (13th July), there will be another tournament held in the Summer months. On the 20th July there will be an Open 2 wood Pairs Tournament which is open to any ESMBA member. The entry fee is £15 and will be held at ISCA. Entry forms will be circulated to clubs and can be downloaded here.

10/05/19 County/National Competition Announcement

The County and National competitions entry forms have now been released and have been sent to club secretaries. They can also be found on the competitions page on the website. Entry fees for this year have been frozen with the exception of Under 18’s who can enter both the County/National Singles and the County/National Under 18’s for free.

In addition to the County/National events the County association is also running a Ladies Pairs in July. This will be held at ISCA and is priced at £15 a pair. Please be aware that the closing date for this competition is 30th June

15/04/19 National Championship Review

Over the last few days the National Championships have concluded at Melton Mowbray. On Thursday the National Singles was held and all 4 Devon bowlers progressed into the knockouts. In the first knock out stage Eric Pavey (Sidbury)lost out 7-6 to David Newsome (North Yorkshire), whilst Graham James (Yarnscombe) lost to Peter Hore (Cornwall) 7-8. Elliott James (Yarnscombe) Progressed a round further but lost to Kent’s Nicky Tresaden 11-10. Benny Bass (Uffculme) however continued on his way and progressed to the final where he beat Peter Hore 14-1.

Benny Bass

National Singles Winner 2019

On Friday the National Pairs was held and Devon had three teams reach the knockout stages. Shirley & John Parnell (Wonford) were beaten in the first knock out round 11-5 by Dorset. Also going out in round one was Richard Williams & Benny Bass (Wonford/Uffculme) where they were beaten 9-7 by Gloucestershire. However, the strongest performance in the Pairs was Michael Ivings and James Trott (Musbury) who made it to the quarter finals before being beaten 8-6 by North Yorkshire.

On Saturday in the Fours two teams made it into the knockout rounds. The Bow quartet of Rita & John Redstone, Dan Escott and Nick Wyatt got to the first knockout stage where they were beaten 9-3 by Northamptonshire. Going one stage further was the Christow/Exeter Nomads hybrid team of Hillary Illy, Richard & Robert Ivings and Ian Nicholls who were beaten 9-4 by Derbyshire.

On Sunday in the National Triples took place with 2 teams reaching the knockout stages . The sidbury trio of Kim Wright, Carol Osborne and Eric Pavey lost out 8-9 to Avon. Reaching the last 16 was Ann & Dave Summers and Rose Morrison (Totnes Creameries) who lost out 12-3 against Herefordshire.

07/04/19 County Team Championship Review

Yesterday saw 6 teams from around Devon transcend onto ISCA to take part in the County Team Championship. Qualifying for the final was Christow (who beat Sidbury and Bow) and Totnes Creameries (who beat Wick and Exeter Nomads). The final was a tight affair with the Christow winning the Singles and drawing the Triples whilst Totnes Creameries won the Singles and Fours. However Christow won the bonus points for having the most shots and secured the title thanks to their superior shot difference.

County 10 Winners

Christow County Team Chamionship Winners

After the County Team Championship the Devon County AGM took place and the new County Committee can be found here. As you will see the South and West Area Rep position is vacant, if anyone is interested in discussing this position please contact a committee member.

01/04/19 DCSMBA AGM Nominations

On Saturday the Devon County AGM takes place at approximately 4:30 pm at ISCA once the County Tens has been played. The deadline for nominations for committee posts has now passed. The following nominations have been received:

Chairman – Trevor Tregillus

Vice Chairman – Eric Pavey

Secretary – Barrie Goodchild

Competition Secretary – Caroline Pavey

North Area Rep -Hilary Iley

East Area Rep – Brab Hallowes

South Area Rep – No Nominations Received

Committee Member (2 vacant positions as per Constitution)
Bill Crilly, Fred Oliver, Alan Gibb

Both the A Team and Premier Team Manager Positions are not up for election this season and have 1 and 2 seasons to run respectively.

01/04/19 National Mixed Fours & National Over 55's Pairs Report

This weekend saw the National Mixed Fours and Nationals Over 55 Pairs being held at Daventry IBC. In the National Mixed Fours on Saturday Devon had three teams involved. The Winkleigh Team of John and Rita Redstone, Graham James and Lorraine Axtell made it to the first knockout stage before they were roundly beaten by Hampshire. The same Hampshire team faced Ann & Dave Summers and  Mike & Rose Morrison in the Semi Finals where again they were victorious winning 7-9. In the final they faced Pam & Marie Toleman, Richard Williams & Benny Bass where Hampshire secured a hat trick of victories against Devon and secured the title.

On Sunday the National Over 55’s took place. Three Devon Teams progressed and made it to the knock out stages. Colin and Pam Palmer were beaten in the first knock out round where they were roundly beaten by Hampshire. At the same stage Rose and Mike Morrison were also knocked out after they were beaten 8-6. Graham James and Lorraine Axtell progressed one stage further before they were knocked out 8-6 by Norfolk. Hampshire were able to make it a perfect weekend when they beat Worcestershire in the final.

25/03/19 Devon Players Help England To Welsh Victory

As previously mentioned on Sunday several Devon players were selected for England under 21s match against Wales. England under 21s won the first session quite convincingly but the second session was a totally different ballgame and Wales came out and won quite a few games. England in the end won quite convincingly after a strong third session. It was a great performance by England who won 59-21 with all Devon players contributing to an outstanding win which saw England retain the Bill Jenkins Trophy

 England Under 21's

The Devon Players With The Bill Jenkins Trophy

22/03/19 Devon Under 21 Players To Face Wales

This Sunday the England Under 21’s face Wales in the annual international match. The game takes place at Tamworth. The following Devon players have been selected for the match Ava Cattell & Chloe Rundle (Christow), Benny Bass (Uffculme), Luis Inacio (Bere Alston) and Adam Perris (Wonford).

20/03/19 National Under 18's Report

This Saturday saw the ESMBA host the final of the National 18’s and Devon had two qualifiers in Benny Bass (Uffculme) and Ava Cattell (Christow). With only 16 finalists in total, the players were split into groups of four for a round robin with the top two entering the final knockout stages. Sadly Ava came bottom of her group however her results improved as the day went on.

Benny secured his passage into the knockout stages with two wins and a draw. He progressed through the quarter final and semi final before meeting Norfolk’s Ryan Fox in the Final. Despite being tight for much of the match Ryan pulled away and after 8 ends was 10-5 up. Benny was able to pull up so he was only one shot behind going into the final end, however Ryan was able to hold on and win the title.

14/03/19 Area Challenge

On Sunday  players from all around the county transcended on to ISCA who hosted the Area Challenge. The event sees each of the Area Representatives pick 1 Singles, 1 Pairs, 1 Triples and 1 Fours from their area, these players are all non-county players. These teams then play all the other areas as well as the Devon County A team. At the end of the day the East area finished 3rd with the North pipping the West area to the title.



North Area Reporesentative Hilary Iley With The North Area Team


13/03/19 Devon AGM Details

The annual DCSMBA AGM will be held on the 6th April at approximately 4:30pm straight after the County 10’s has taken place. The AGM will be held at ISCA in Exeter. Details have been sent to all club secretaries and in addition the details of the AGM can be found online here.

As you will notice on the PDF file that nomination forms are now available if you are wishing to join the county committee .We will be posting a list of all nominations received soon after the closing date.

22/02/19 New County Secretary

Barrrie Goodchild has been co-opted on to the DCSMBA Committee as the County Secretary for the remainder of the season. Robert Ivings will however continue with the registrations. The new structure and Committee details have been updated on the Committee page.

11/02/19 English Masters Report

This weekend saw the Short Mat Players Tour host their annual English Masters at Chelmsford with several Devon bowlers attending. As is usual in an SMPT competition there is a round robin stage on Saturday and on the Sunday morning with the top 2 going into the main knockout stage,  3rd and 4th spot enter a plate competition, whilst 5th and 6th place enter a shield competition.

Entering the shield competition was Adam Perris, Richard Williams (Wonford) and Benny Bass (Uffculme). Adam reached the second round before being knocked out 15-8 by Brent Nielson of Denmark. Richard and Benny both went one stage further reaching the third round, Richard being beaten 16-2 by Harrison Sheen and Benny being beaten 10-8 by Neil Davidson. Elliott James (Yarnscombe) was able to qualify for the plate competition and reached the third round before being beaten by 9-8 by James John Davies.

James Trott (Musbury) topped his group and entered the Main knockout competition where he reached round 2 before being beaten 9-7 by Stephen Williams. Steven Williams then dealt Michael Ivings (Musbury) the same fate the very next round by dispatching him 10-8. The Welsh supremo went on to win his second SMPT title in a row winning the final 12-10 against fellow country man Sean Hughes.

The SMPT rolls into Belfast next for the Belfast Open 2 wood Pairs and the World Masters on the 5th-7th April. Entries for these competitions are both now closed but information about further events can be found on their website.

03/02/19 County/National Under 18's & National Mixed Fours

On Saturday ISCA hosted the County/National under 18’s . With 6 entrants the players played a round robin with each player guaranteed 5 games. There was some tremendous matches showing how far the under 18’s have developed. Benny Bass (Uffcullme) was able to dominate the competition and won all 5 matches, his closest match was against Jack Gooding (Silverton) but he won through 10-9 thanks to picking up a 4 on the final end.  Coming in second was Ava Cattell  who produced some very strong performances throughout the day.

 Under 18s winner Benny Bass

County/National Under 18's Winner Benny Bass

Alongside the Under 18’s, the National Mixed Fours also took place. This was won by the Wonford quartet of Pam & Marie Toleman, Benny Bass and Richard Williams with Totnes coming second and Winkleigh third.

03/02/19 DCSMBA Statement

The Devon County Committee have decided to withdraw the Premier team from the ICC Rinks final in April. A letter has been sent to the ESMBA to inform them of this decision and the reasons why we feel we have had to take this course of action.

29/01/19 National Allocations

Devon have received their allocations for the National Finals which are held in March and April. Devon have received 4 places in the Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours and Over 55 Pairs. In the Mixed Fours Devon have 3 places. Which will be a concern for the sport the Under 18 numbers are down with only 16 players competing in the finals and Devon have two of these spots. The Under 18’s final takes place at Daventry on the 16th March. The Mixed Fours and the Over 55’s take place at Daventry on the weekend of the 30th/31st March. The remaining Nationals takes place from the 11th April at Melton Mowbray.

21/01/19 Devon Ladies In England Ladies Action

Caroline Pavey (Sidbury) and Sue Young (Exeter Nomads) joined up with the English Ladies team as they travelled to Dumfries to take on the Scottish Ladies. The first three sessions were rinks and England won two of the sessions. The final session was individual matches of Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours. Sue Young was selected in the Singles in which she won 13-9. With the English team dominating their Scottish counterparts the final score was England Ladies 12 Scotland Ladies 4



Sue Young & Caroline Pavey Representing England At Dumfries

15/01/19 British Open Review

This weekend saw York play host to the Short Mat Players Tour British Open and saw a host of players from Devon participate in the event. After the usual round robin stage on Saturday and Sunday morning several players from Devon had done enough to secure passage into the main knockout draw.

Both Andy Thompson and James Trott were knocked out in the first round whilst Elliott James was beaten in Round 2 13-6 by Ed Sawbridge (England). Making his SMPT debut Tony Main, was knocked out 13-5 by Dom Reed (England) who had earlier beaten Andy Thompson. The plaudits however must go to Uffculme’s Benny Bass who made it all the way to the final. However he was beaten 10-9 in the final end by Welsh supremo Stephen Williams.

The Short Mat Players Tour next travel to Chelmsford for the English Open on the 9th and 10th of February.  More details of this and other SMPT events can be found on their website.

08/01/19 ESMBA Statement Regarding National Over 55 Pairs/Mixed Fours and ICC Rinks

The ESMBA last night issued the following statement:

Due to circumstances out of our control, the venue for the Rinks finals has cancelled our booking. We have struggled at this short notice to find a replacement venue for the proposed date in January.

The rinks finals have now been postponed until the weekend of 6/7th April 2019 and will be played at Daventry IBC.

Your county contacts will be contacted by the ICC Secretary.

Due to this cancellation and the fear of it happening with other dates the Association has taken the decision to move the National Mixed Fours and National Over 55s to Daventry IBC on the scheduled weekend of 30/31st March 2019. The Competition Secretary will be in touch with County contacts shortly.

If you have qualified for the National over 55 Pairs please be aware of the change of venue. The National Mixed Fours qualifier is due to take place next month. All players that had been asked to play in the ICC Rinks have been informed of the situation


20/12/18 County/National Singles Report

On Sunday ISCA played host to the County/National Singles. In the morning the usual round robin took place with the winners and runners going into the main knockout draw, and the third and fourth place teams going into the plate. In the first quarter finals of the plate David Tarr was in complete control against Mike Bellamy and won through 12-4. In the second quarter final Richard Ivings built a strong lead in the first three ends against Oliver White and this saw him win 11-6. The third quarter final saw Mikey Ivings beat ruthlessly beat Richard Williams 13-3. The final saw quarter final saw Geoff Cleave beat John Parnell 10-4. The first semi final was between David and Mikey with Mikey coming from behind to win 10-3. The second semi final against Geoff and Richard was a tighter affair with Richard winning 9-8 after an extra end. The final of the plate was therefore a sibling rivalry with Mikey dominating Richard and winning 13-3.

In the main knockout stages, the first quarter final saw Benny Bass beat Nick Wyatt 12-5 after taking an early lead. The second quarter final saw Graham James narrowly edge past Martin Sexton 7-6. The third quarter final was between Eric Pavey and Elliot James and saw Eric see off Elliot 10-5 thanks to a strong start. The final quarter final saw John Steer narrowly Beat George Main 8-7 on an extra end.  The first semi final saw Eric confidently beat Graham 12-3. In the second semi-final Benny pulled through after a tight start and beat John 11-5. The final between Eric and Benny started off tight and was 5-5 after 5 ends, however Benny then pulled away winning 11-6. Benny therefore secured the title and the number one national qualifier spot with Eric grabbing the second spot. The third spot went to Graham James who made it to the semi-finals, with the fourth spot going to Elliot James after a play off.

Singles Winner Benny Bass

County Singles Winner Benny Bass

11/12/18 ICC Rinks Report

This Sunday saw both the Devon Premier and Devon A team travel up to Tamworth to participate in the preliminary round of the ICC rinks. Each squad consisted of 16 players (four rinks) and faced several other counties with the match being decided on three total shots on all four mats. In the first round Devon Premier faced Northamptonshire. Devon controlled the match and in the end lost only on one mat. With wins in three of the rinks Devon won by 30 shots. Devon faced local rivals Cornwall in their last match. Cornwall quickly established their dominance throughout the match and they eventually won through by 37 shots. In the final match up Cornwall faced Northampton with Cornwall eventually winning. The result ensured Devon finished second, enough to see them reach the final at the end of January.

Devon A also faced Northamptonshire in their first match. The team sadly struggled and were only able to win on one mat. Defeats on the three other mats gave Northamptonshire a 25 shot lead. Following Kent’s defeat against Northamptonshire Devon knew that a 2 shot win against Kent in their final game would be enough to secure 2nd spot and a spot in the finals. Kent started off strongly and quickly established a confident lead. Devon at one stage cut the shot deficit down but Kent eventually won by 21 shots and secured their spot in the finals at the expense of Devon

06/12/18 ICC Rinks Preliminaries

This Sunday sees both Devon A and Devon Premier attempt to qualify for the ICC Rinks finals. Both teams travel to Tamworth Indoor bowls Club where they will face several other counties in their bid to qualify for the finals on the 26th/27th January. Details of the  venue can be found here. All teams must be signed in by 9:30. The following players have been selected for the matches.

Premier Team; Michael Avery (Yarnscombe), Martin Conabeer (Exeter Nomads), Luis Inacio (Bere Alston), Richard Ivings (Exeter Nomads), Barry McPhillips (Bere Alston), Rose Morrison (Totnes Creameries), Ian Nicholls (Christow), Carol Osborne (Sidbury), John Parnell (Wonford), Caroline Pavey (Sidbury), Eric Pavey (Sidbury), Margaret Smith (Wonford), Dave Summers (Totnes Creameries), Kim Wright (Sidbury), Ray Young (Exeter Nomads), Sue Young (Exeter Nomads)

A Team; Rob Bartlett (Upottery), Carol Dummett (Bere Alston), Hillary Iley  (Exeter Nomads), Robert Ivings (Exeter Nomads), Andy Kerse (Exeter Nomads), Colin Palmer (Sidbury), Pamela Palmer (Sidbury), Shirley Parnell (Wonford), Adam Perris (Wonford), Brad Rundle (Christow) Chloe Rundle (Christow), Ralph Rundle (Christow), Ann Summers (Totnes Creameries), Trevor Tregillus (Christow), Roger Wilson (Anstey), Rachel Wright (Sidbury)   

02/12/18 SMPT World Fours & Pairs

This weekend saw the Short Mat Players Tour hold their annual World and World Pairs. On Saturday several players from Devon participated in the Fours.  George Main and Elliott James (Yarnscombe) joined forces with ex Devon players James Smith and Paul Pomeroy. They safely negotiated their way through the round robin stages before being knocked out in the second round of the knockout stages by a Northern Irish rink. Mikey Ivings and James Trott (Musbury) were joined by ex Devonian Simon Pridham and Craig Burgess (Essex).  After winning their group they advance to the knockout stages where they reached the final and faced Dom Reed, Jack Pye, Stephen McAlister and Neil Davidson. Trott’s rink were able to maintain their winning form and came through 11-2 giving Mikey and James their second World Fours title.

On Sunday it was the turn of the Pairs. Elliott and George struggled in what was a tough group and finished third. This meant they went into the plate where they progressed to the Quarter finals where they were beaten 11-4 by Gethin and Aled Edwards from Wales. Mikey and James carried on their form from the previous day and won their group and progressed through to the final where they faced Thomas Perris and Alex Kley (Dorset). The Dorset pair made a strong start and gained a lead that could not be overturned. The final result was11-2 with James an d Mike having to settle for second spot. 

27/11/18 Devon v Cornwall Report

On Sunday Cornwall were the visitors as Devon played the last ICC group game of he season. The premier team still had ambitions of making it to the knock out stages, however Cornwall stormed out of the blocks and won on all four mats in the opening Session. Cornwall continued to dominate the match and in the second session Devon only picked up 3 points after winning one of the Fours 19-7 and drawing one of the Triples. This left the half time score 13-3 to Cornwall.

Cornwall wrapped up the match and their passage into the knockout stages in the third session following three wins. The sole Devon win coming in one of the Pairs who won 15-8.  The last session was evenly split with both Counties winning two matches each. With Devon winning the bonus points in the Fours the final score was Devon 11 (163 shots) Cornwall 29 (211 Shots).

The A team who were playing for pride had a much better start against Cornwall and the first session was evenly split with Devon winning both of the Pairs. Cornwall however edged the second session with Devon only winning one of the Fours with a 12-9 win. This left the half time score 6-10 to Cornwall.

The Third session followed a similar pattern to the first session with Cornwall winning the Singles and Devon winning both of the Pairs. The final session was dominated by Devon with Devon winning both of the Fours and one of the Triples. With Devon winning the bonus points in the Pairs, triples and Fours the final score was Devon 22 (191 shots) Cornwall 18 (193 shots)

24/11/18  Devon v Cornwall Team Announced

Devon take on Cornwall in their Final ICC group fixture at ISCA tomorrow. The Premier Team go into the game third and just 3 points behind second place Cornwall. The A team are 4th in the group but will be looking to finish on a high The match starts at 10:00am and spectators are welcome to come and watch. The following players have been selected for the game.
 
Premier Team;
Michael Avery (Yarnscombe), Lorraine Axtell (Winkleigh) , Martin Conabeer (Exeter Nomads), Luis Inacio (Bere Alston), Richard Ivings (Exeter Nomads), Elliot James (Yarnscombe), Graham James (Yarnscombe), Barry McPhillips (Bere Alston), Rose Morrison (Totnes Creameries), Ian Nicholls (Christow), Carol Osborne (Sidbury), John Parnell (Wonford), Rob Phipps (Exeter Nomads) Caroline Pavey (Sidbury), Eric Pavey (Sidbury), Margaret Smith (Wonford),  Kim Wright (Sidbury), Nick Wyatt (Bow), Ray Young (Exeter Nomads), Sue Young (Exeter Nomads)

A Team; Rob Bartlett (Upottery), Ava Cattell (Christow), Carol Dummett (Bere Alston), Hillary Iley  (Exeter Nomads), Robert Ivings (Exeter Nomads), Andy Kerse (Exeter Nomads), Fred Niven (Great Torrington), Colin Palmer (Sidbury), Pamela Palmer (Sidbury), Shirley Parnell (Wonford), Adam Perris (Wonford), Chloe Rundle (Christow), David Tarr (West Hill), Marie Toleman (Wonford), Pam Toleman (Wonford), Trevor Tregillus (Christow), Oliver White (Loddiswell) Richard White (Loddiswell), Sean Woodley (Christow), Rachel Wright (Sidbury)

20/11/18 British Isles Report

James Trott (Musbury) ended up being the toast of England this weekend in the British Isles event. After winning the National Singles earlier in the year he achieved a perfect record beating Scotland and Wales before beating Joe Beattie of Ireland 12-11 to secure the British Isles Singles title. On the team event England finished a distant 3 behind Wales and regular winners Ireland.

In the A team Eric Pavey (Sidbury) skipped the Individual Fours to second spot behind Ireland. Michael Ivings (Musbury) came third in the Singles and helped England to second spot behind Ireland in the Team event.

12/11/18 Devon v Somerset Review

Somerset were the visitors to ISCA on Sunday in the latest ICC fixture of the season. The Devon Premier team started in buoyant form and won 3 of the four matches in the first session, with the one defeat occurring in one of thre Pairs. This was followed up by another good second session with another 3 wins for Devon. This left the half time score 12-4 to Devon.

The third session was evenly split with Devon winning one of the Singles and one of the Pairs, but Somerset won on the other two mats. However, Devon did enough to secure the bonus points in both disciplines. The final session was dominated by Devon with Devon only suffering one defeat but won on all the other mats. In addition, Devon were able to secure the bonus points in the Triples and Fours completing a clean sweep. The final score was Devon 30 (220 shots) Somerset 10 (172 shots)

Devon A however did not have as a good a day.  In the first session Devon could only secure 2 points with a win in one of the Pairs. Devon fared little better in the second session with only a 13-3 win in one of the Triples. This left the half time score at 4-12 to Somerset.

The third session was split evenly with Devon securing wins in one of the Singles and one of the Pairs. However once again Devon struggled in the final session with Devon only securing 2 points thanks to a 13-2 win in one of the Fours. With Devon securing the bonus points in the Pairs the final score was Devon 12 (169 shots) Somerset 28 (190 shots)

Devon face Cornwall at home next on the 25th November in the last group game of the season.

09/11/18  Devon v Somerset Team Announced

Devon take on Somerset in their latest ICC fixture.  The match starts at 10:00am and spectators are welcome to come and watch. The following players have been selected for the game.
 
Premier Team;
Michael Avery (Yarnscombe), Lorraine Axtell (Winkleigh) Benny Bass (Uffculme), Martin Conabeer (Exeter Nomads) , Richard Ivings (Exeter Nomads), Elliot James (Yarnscombe), Graham James (Yarnscombe), Barry McPhillips (Bere Alston), Rose Morrison (Totnes Creameries), Ian Nicholls (Christow), Carol Osborne (Sidbury), John Parnell (Wonford), Rob Phipps (Exeter Nomads) Caroline Pavey (Sidbury), Eric Pavey (Sidbury), Margaret Smith (Wonford),  Kim Wright (Sidbury), Nick Wyatt (Bow), Ray Young (Exeter Nomads), Sue Young (Exeter Nomads)

A Team; Rob Bartlett (Upottery), Ava Cattell (Christow), Carol Dummett (Bere Alston), Hillary Iley  (Exeter Nomads), Luis Inacio (Bere Alston), Robert Ivings (Exeter Nomads), Andy Kerse (Exeter Nomads), Fred Niven (Great Torrington), Colin Palmer (Sidbury), Shirley Parnell (Wonford), Adam Perris (Wonford), Chloe Rundle (Christow), David Tarr (West Hill), Marie Toleman (Wonford), Pam Toleman (Wonford), Trevor Tregillus (Christow), Oliver White (Loddiswell) Richard White (Loddiswell), Sean Woodley (Christow), Rachel Wright (Sidbury)

05/11/18 Devon v Dorset Report

On Sunday Devon hosted Dorset in the latest ICC fixture. Dorset Premier dominated the first session with Devon only winning one of the Singles 15-8. Defeats on the other mats though gave Dorset a dominant lead. It didn’t get any better for Devon in the second session with Devon only winning one of the Triples 14-11. However with defeats on the other three mats the half time score was 12-4 to Dorset.

The third session did see Devon improve with wins in both of the Singles which also ensured they gained the bonus points in that discipline. The final session was dominated by Devon with wins in both of the Fours and one of the Triples. With Devon winning the bonus points in the Singles and Triples the final score was Devon 18 (170 shots) Dorset 22 (217 shots)

Devon A started the day stronger and came out of the first session level following a win in one of the Singles and one of the Pairs. The second session was dominated by Dorset with Devon only winning one of the Fours 10-8. This left the half time score 6-10 to Dorset.

Devon turned it around in the third session with wins on all four mats The last session was split evenly with Devon winning both of the Fours and Dorset winning both of the Triples. With Devon gaining the bonus points in the Singles and Fours the final score was Devon 22 (160 shots) Dorset 18 (192 shots).

Devon next face Somerset at home this coming Sunday. And the managers will announce their teams later in the week.

02/11/18  Devon v Dorset Team Announced

Devon take on Dorset in their latest ICC fixture with both teams looking to build on the positive result they got at Somerset.  The match starts at 10:30am and spectators are welcome to come and watch. The following players have been selected for the game.
 
Premier Team;
Michael Avery (Yarnscombe), Lorraine Axtell (Winkleigh) Benny Bass (Uffculme), Martin Conabeer (Exeter Nomads), Carol Dummett (Bere Alston), Richard Ivings (Exeter Nomads), Graham James (Yarnscombe), Barry McPhillips (Bere Alston), Rose Morrison (Totnes Creameries), Ian Nicholls (Christow), Carol Osborne (Sidbury), John Parnell (Wonford), Rob Phipps (Exeter Nomads) Caroline Pavey (Sidbury), Eric Pavey (Sidbury), Margaret Smith (Wonford),  Kim Wright (Sidbury), Nick Wyatt (Bow), Ray Young (Exeter Nomads), Sue Young (Exeter Nomads)

A Team; Rob Bartlett (Upottery), Ava Cattell (Christow), Hillary Iley  Exeter Nomads), Luis Inacio (Bere Alston), Robert Ivings (Exeter Nomads), Andy Kerse (Exeter Nomads), Fred Niven (Great Torrington), Colin Palmer (Sidbury), Shirley Parnell (Wonford), Adam Perris (Wonford),  Brad Rundle (Christow), Chloe Rundle (Christow), David Tarr (West Hill), Marie Toleman (Wonford), Pam Toleman (Wonford), Trevor Tregillus (Christow), Oliver White (Loddiswell) Richard White (Loddiswell), Sean Woodley (Christow), Rachel Wright (Sidbury)

 

29/10/18 Norway Open Review

This weekend saw 2 Devon players travel to Skien to take part in the Norway open. Elliott James came second in his group after losing just one game in the group. He battled to the Semi finals where he lost against fellow Devonian James Trott 10-5. Elliott then lost to Jack Pye 9-10 in the third and fourth place playoff. James Trott went on in the final however despite a strong comeback James was defeated 11-8 by Swedish player Benny Sjogren.

The next SMPT event is the World Fours and World Pairs which is held on the 1st and 2nd of December. More details can be found on the Short Mat Players Tour website.

22/10/18 County National Pairs Final

On Sunday 32 Pairs converged on ISCA as they battled to become County/National Pairs Champions. After the round robin stage and several knockout rounds the Pairs was won by Michael Ivings & James Trott who beat John & Shirley Parnell in the final.



County Pairs Winners Michael Ivings & James Trott

This year a plate competition was also held for teams that did not qualify for the main knockout stages. This was won by Steve Collins and Geoff Cleave who beat fellow Christow players Ian Nicholls and Ralph Rundle in the final.

15/10/18 Somerset v Devon Review