There were 28 teams entered
this year. Playing in 7 groups of 4, the top two teams from each
group would qualify for the knockout stages plus the two best
third placed teams, producing the 8 teams for Finals Day.
Bealings comfortably won the group, winning all three of their
games. The other teams took one win each which meant that Somersham
also made it through with 2 points and 23 shots.
Hundon A won all 3
games to top the group and Hoggards Green B lost just once to
go through as runners-up. And Chelmodiston C's 2 points and 19
shots was good enough for one of the best 3rd placed teams.
Cockfield A finished
on maximum points and Thurston were runners-up on 4 points.
Barking A ran away with the group, winning all their games, racking
up 40 shots and conceeding only 3. Kelsale/Knodishall, despite
losing 16-0 to Barking, won their other 2 games to qualify.
top with 6 points, Hundon B's one win and 23 shots was enough
for second place and Hoggards Green A, with 2 points and 19 shots
were through in third.
Withersfield A won
three out of three to finish first while Barking B won two and
lost one to finish as runners-up.
Claydon won the group
with 2 wins and a draw while Chelmondiston A lost one game to
finish in a comfortable second place.
In a prime example
of the Round Robin results counting for very little, of the seven
group winners only three of them won the one and only Knockout
Round game that would take them to Finals Day and one of the
teams who had scraped through in third place managed to get through.
Hoggards Green A won only their second game of the day
to beat Barking A 9-3.
Cockfield A came from 7-2 down to snatch victory
on the last end 10-7 over Chelmondistion A.
Barking B came from behind to beat Hundon
A 7-5 on the last end.
Hundon B went from all square against Bealings
to winning 10-3 by picking up 7 shots on the last 3 ends.
Somersham never got a look in as Kelsale/Knodishall
romped away to a 16-0 win.
Although Claydon never
headed Thurston it needed a fortunate wood right at the
end for Thurston to snatch a 6-5 win.
Withersfield A edged away from Hoggards Green
B halfway through their game and held on to win 6-4.
Although close early on Kelsale/Brockley
ran away from Chelmondiston C in the latter part of their
game to win 13-2.
Barking B - Rita &
Pete Runnacles, Jean Sampson and John Dowsing
Cockfield A - Colin & Peter Fellingham and Sue &
Hoggards Green A - Geoff & Margaret Holland, Robin
Frederick and Colin Barnes
Hundon B - Ann Hathaway, Nick Wood, Pam Deeks & Andrew
Kelsale/Brockley - Paul, Mike & Rita Daniels and Neil
Kelsale/Knodishall - Peter & Kay Masters and David
& Julie Hurr
Thurston - Len Lamb, Sally Dalton, Helen Halls and Marie
Withersfield A - Lin & Tony Cooke, Stuart McNeil and
You can find a full copy of
the day's results here.