The 19th running
of the Charity Fours saw 35 teams from across Suffolk, Essex
and Norfolk to help us to raise money in aid of East
Anglia Air Ambulance.
The teams were placed in 7
groups of 5 teams, with the winners and runners-up from each
group qualifying for the knockout stages along with the 2 best
third placed teams.
out on top of the group with 6 points, while both Yoxford
A and Bealings B, each with 5 points, also made it
Claydon won all of
their games to top the group with Reepham Robins comfortably
in second place having just lost once.
D Jays were another
team to win all their group games, while second place went to
Copdock & Washbrook on 6 points. Third placed Roydon,
although they won twice and lost twice, still managed to get
through courtesy of their shots.
Kelsale A finished
at the top of the group with four wins out of four, with Knodishall
A second on three wins and 6 points.
Madjac won the group,
winning all 4 times, although 2 of the wins were by just a single
shot. Knodishall D, with 2 wins and a draw, were runners-up.
The closest group on the day saw a win for Belstead and
second place going to Middleton A, both teams finished
on 5 points with Harkstead and Occold A each missing out by just
Barrow topped the group
on maximum points with Bealings A finishing 2 pointe behind
Reepham Robins went
into the last end 3 shots behind D Jays but picked up
4 to win 6-5.
Claydon picked up 5 on the second end against
Middelton A and finished comfortable 12-3 winners.
It was 5-5 with an end to play
between Yoxford A and Stanningfield but the latter
team picked up 4 on that final end to win 9-5.
An very high scoring affair
between Kelsale A and Bealings B saw Kelsale pick
up 5 on the first end and finally winning 16-5.
Knodishall D started slowly against Bealings
A but had their noses in front after 5 ends, but Bealings
took the last 2 ends to win 7-4.
An extremely tight game between
Knodishall A and Barrow saw just one shot an end
scored, but Knodishall just had the edge, winning 4-3.
Belstead took 4 shots off Roydon on
the first end and never looked back, winning 12-3.
Winning ends 2, 3 & 4 was
sufficient to see Madjac take a 7-3 over Copdock &
off to a great start against Kelsale A and were 5-0 up
after 2 ends, but Kelsale were ahead just 2 ends later before
it was all square again. As the clock ran down Kelsale just had
their noses in front to win 8-7.
In a group game rematch Claydon
were never behind against Reepham Robins, coming home
to a 7-4 win to beat them for the second time.
Madjac were off to a quick start against Belstead.
They were 6-1 up after 3 ends and finished 8-4 winners.
A pair of threes on the 2nd
and 3rd ends gave Bealings A a 6-2 lead over Knodishall
A, holding on to win 8-6.
Bealings A got a good
start with 3 on the first end against Kelsale A. But a
4 for Kelsale on the 4th got them ahead and they came home to
an 8-5 win.
Winning 5 of the first 6 ends
against Claydon meant that Madjac had their opposition
in an almost impossible situation. Claydon needed 7 on the last
to take it to an extra end but they could only manage 3 as they
Two shots on the first
end gave Madjac the lead. Kelsale took one back
on the second, but that was as close as they got. Madjac took
one each on the next 3 ends, just leaving Kelsale the faintest
glimmer of hope, but they dealt a fatal blow on the 6th with
the jack surrounded by 5 of their woods. And with the score at
10-1 the game was conceded by Kelsale with an end still to go.
Many thanks to everyone who
took part, particularly those who had to set out in the early
morning fog, helping us to raise £770. We hope you will
be able to join us again next year.
can find details of the money raised over the years here.
can find a list of all the previous winners here.