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Suffolk Singles Qualifying 2017/2018 - PM Session

The afternoon saw 28 players competing for the remaining 3 spots on Finals Day. Seven group winners and the five best runners-up would go through to the knockout games.

Group 1
Three teams ended up on 4 points with Elmsett B finishing top by a single shot ahead of Gt Blakenham A who also qualified.

Group 2
Gt Blakeham B
won all 3 games to win the group with Barking C going through on 4 points.

Group 3
Barking A
had a clean sweep of all their games to finish top while Chelmondistion I also made it through, on 4 points.

Group 4
Cockfield A
topped the group with maximum points.

Group 5
Cockfield B
finished top with only one point dropped while Brockley with 4 points and 23 shots was the final qualifier.

Group 6
Chelmondiston B
won all 3 games to comfortably finish top of the group.

Group 7
Barking B
won the group by winning all 3 games with Gt Blakenham C also qualifying, on 4 points.

Knockout Rounds
Round 1
Elmsett B
ran out to a 6-0 lead over the first 4 ends against Cockfield B but then proceeded to drop 9 shots over the remaining ends to see Cockfield through.

Gt Blakenham B and Chelmondiston I had to go all the way to an extra end which Chelmo took to win 6-5.

Barking A won each of the first 4 ends but was still only 4-3 up against Gt Blakenham C going into the last end, but took one more to win 5-3.

It was all square at 4-4 between Cockfield A and Barking C after 5 ends, but Barking racked up 5 shots in the last 2 to win 9-4.

Brockley edged away from Chelmondiston B over the first few ends but in a relative flurry of scoring at the end guaranteed the win with 3 on end 6. It finished 8-3.

Barking B fell behind Gt Blakenham A early on but came back to grab the lead and finished with a 7-4 win.

Round 2
Cockfield B
took control early on against Barking C with 2 each on the first 2 ends, finishing a 7-3 winner.

Eight shots over the first 3 ends for Barking B was enough to secure the win against Chelmondiston I who took the remaining 4 ends but could only get 5 shots in doing so.

Brockley had the upper hand over barking A from the very start, it was never very much of a lead, but it was enough as Brockley finished 6-2 up.

Qualifiers
Sam Runnacles
(Barking)
Neil Jolly
(Brockley)
Sue Davey
(Cockfield)

You can find a full copy of the results here.

Full list of qualifiers


Suffolk Singles Qualifying 2017/2018 - AM Session

There were 44 players in the morning session competing for 5 places on Finals Day.

The winners of each group and the 9 best runners-up would go through into the knockout stages.

Group 1
Witnesham A
won all 3 games to comfortably win the group.

Group 2
Claydon E
won the group with 2 wins and 34 shots, Thurston A's 4 points and 19 shots was enough for one of the runner-up spots

Group 3
Two wins was enough for Chelmondiston F to win the group. Hintlesham & Chattisham were through in second with 3 points.

Group 4
Barking E
won all 3 games to top the group while Hundon A took 2 wins came home in second.

Group 5
Thurston D
took the group win with maximum points while Hundon D were comfortably through on 4 points.

Group 6
Claydon B
dropped just one point on the way to the group win and Thurston C's 3 points was enough to also go through.

Group 7
Withersfield C
topped the group with 4 points and Old Felixstowe A with 3 points made it though by virtue of having one shot less against that Kelsale A.

Group 8
Barking G
won all 3 games to finish first and Claydon C lost just once and were comfortable runners-up.

Group 9
Claydon A
took maximum points for the group win with Hoggards Green G going through with 4 points.

Group 10
Kelsale B
won the group with 3 wins.

Group 11
Kelsale C
and Tuddenham both finished on 5 points with Kelsale just ahead on shots.

Knockout Rounds
Round 1
Thurston C
took control against Claydon E with 5 shots over ends 2 and 3 and went on to an 8-2 win.

After Chelmondiston F took the first end against Hundon A it was all one-way traffic with Hundon finishing 11-2 winners.

There was only one shot an end being scored between Barking E and Claydon C with Barking hanging on to a 4-3 win.

Hoggards Green G edged out a 5 shot lead against Thurston D but the lead was down to 2 shots going into the last end but Hoggards took that for an 8-3 win.

Old Felixstowe A went into the last end against Witnesham A 2 shots ahead but dropped a 3 to see Witnesham go through 6-5.

Withersfield C were 5-0 up after 2 ends but Hintlesham & Chattisham came back to win it on the last end 7-6.

Barking G won the first end against Tuddenham and just about kept their nose in front to win 7-4.

Kelsale B raced out to a 7-0 lead but just hung on, taking the last end to win 8-5 over Claydon A.

Kelsale C were ahead oll the way against Thurston A and took a comfortable 9-2 win.

Hundon D just edged the last couple of ends to beat Claydon B 6-3.

Round 2
Thurston C
built up a 5-0 lead over Hintlesham & Chattisham and stayed ahead to win 7-3.

Hundon A came from 3 shots down against Barking G to take a convincing 9-3 win.

It was cat and mouse between Barking E and Kelsale B, with an extra end needed to separate them which Barking took with the very last wood to win 7-6.

It was 3-2 to Kelsale C after 3 ends against Hoggards Green G, but Kelsale had the best of the remaining ends to win 10-2.

A 4 on end 3 saw Witnesham A move nicely ahead of Hundon D with Witnesham taking the game 8-3 with an end to spare.

Qualifiers
Mick Watkins
(Barking)
Ellen Grube
(Hundon)
Paul Daniels
(Kelsale)
Paul Leach
(Thurston)
Don Allum
(Witnesham)

You can find a full copy of the results here.

Full list of qualifiers


Suffolk Pairs Qualifying 2017/2018 - Week 2

For the second week of qualifying we had 25 teams playing in 5 groups of 5 which would eventually produce 3 teams who would go forward to Finals Day along with the 5 qualifiers from Week 1

Group 1
Brockley
won their first 3 games to qualify and finished off with a final win to take maximum points. Old Felixstowe D finished on 5 points and 29 shots for second place while Barking E who were alson on 5 points, but only 24 shots also went through as one of the best third placed teams.

Group 2
Barking C
dropped just a point to as they went through. The final game would be between Earl Soham A (5 points) and Old Felixstowe C (4 points) to decide who would join them. That game went to Earl Soham who ended up topping the group, also on 7 points.

Group 3
East Bergholt B
and Nayland D settled first and second between them by winning their first 3 games. They then played each other in the last game with Nayland winning to be one of only 2 teams on the day to take maximum points.

Group 4
Hoggards Green A
made sure they were through by winning their first 3 games, however they lost their final game to Gt Blakenham C which put Blakenham through as well, also on 6 points, while Burstall A with 5 points had done enough for the final third place slot.

Group 5
Despite losing their final game Claydon E were through on 6 points. Second place in the group would be decided in the game between Claydon D who would need just a draw and Barking B who would need a win and 9 shots, although if Barking could only manage a narrow win, Stanningfield could well sneak through. In the end the game went to Barking, who took 10 shots, enough to see them through in second, by one shot.

Knockout Rounds
Round 1
Old Felixstowe D
went out to an early 5-1 lead, but 5 shots over ends 5 and 6 gave Barking C a 1 shot lead going into the last end, however the jack was moved, pushing it to Old Felixstowe's woods, giving them a 7-6 win.

At 5-5 after 4 ends Bramford B were keeping Brockley honest, but Brockley took each of the last 3 ends to win the game 10-5.

After dropping 1 on the first end Earl Soham A took 12 shots over the next 4 ends to give Gt Blakenham C the almost impossible task of getting at least 11 shots over the final 2 ends. In the end they managed 5, losing 12-6.

Nayland D started with a 3 against Barking B but the game was square 2 ends later, Nayland took 2 on the next and then lost 2 on the following end to make it 5-5 after 5. But Nayland finally managed to win 2 on the trot and secured the win 7-5.

Four on the 3rd end for Hoggards Green C was what made the difference against Burstall A. Although there was still only 1 shot in it after 4 ends, Hoggards took the next 2 to lead by 5 going into the last, finally winning 10-7.

The lowest scoring game of the round was between Claydon E and Barking E, 2 shots were scored on end 4, but the rest of the ends were just singles. The difference though was that Barking won 6 of the 7 ends, taking the game 7-1.

Round 2
There was never very much in it between Old Felixstowe D and Nayland D as they won alternate ends and by the 7th it was all square, 5-5. An extra end was needed and 1 was enough to see Old Felixstow through to finals day.

Brockley found themselves under pressure early on from Hoggards Green C who were just doing enough to edge out a lead. After 5 end Hoggards were 5-1 up but Brockley got 1 back on the 6th but would still need a big end to keep in the game. And for a moment they had it, their final wood drawing in for 4, but still with one to come from Hoggards. Nerves had to be held and they were. That last wood came in to push 4th away, after that it was a measure, and it was only 2 to Brockley, giving Hoggards a 5-4 win.

Earl Soham A had had a tremendous day so far and up against Barking E they continued with their good form. 5 ends in they were only 4-3 down, but Barking had the best of the penultimate end, taking a 3 which gave them a little breathing room for the first time in the game, finishing with 1 more on the last to win 8-3.

Qualifiers
Barking E
- Mick & Shirley Watkins
Hoggards Green C
- Alan Smith & Colin Barnes
Old Felixstowe D
- David Tennant & John Austin
You can find a full copy of the day's results here.

Full list of qualifiers


Suffolk Pairs Qualifying 2017/2018 - Week 1

40 teams were playing for 5 spots on Finals Day in Week 1 of qualifying. They played in 8 groups of 5 with the winners, runners-up and 4 bets 3rd placed teams going through to the knockout stages.

Group 1
With 3 wins and a loss Knodishall A topped the group with Kelsale B finishing second on 5 points. Cockfield A's 4 points and 29 shots was good enough for third and qualification.

Group 2
Claydon A
qualified after 3 games and went on to finish on maximum points. Hoggards Green A finished second on 5 points and Withersfield B made it through as one of the thirds with 4 points and 29 shots.

Group 3
Gt Blakenham B
were through after taking 3 wins, they finished top on 7 points. Second place went to Witnesham whose 4 points and 25 shots was one shot better than Chelmondiston D.

Group 4
Barking A
also won their first 3 to ensure qualification and finished on maximum points. Gt Blakenham A's 2 wins and a draw saw them through in second.

Group 5
Both Cockfield D (6 points) and Hoggards Green D (5 points) were through before they had played their final game which would be between the two of them. Cockfield won that to finish first.

Group 6
In a tight group Elmsett had done enough to qualify after 3 games, despite dropping a point and they drew again in their last game and finished top. Both Hundon D (5 points and 24 shots) and Claydon C (5 points and 28 shots) went through.

Group 7
Knodishall C
won all four to finish top of the group with Hundon A winning three to finish second. Darsham/Barrow just managed to sneak through on two wins and 27 shots.

Group 8
It was a clean sweep of wins for Kelsale A to finish first. The best of the rest was Claydon B who finished on 4 points.

Knockout Rounds
Round 1
Kelsale B
took all 6 shots on the first end against Claydon A and were comfortable 12-3 winners.

Gt Blakenham B started off with a 4 against Hoggards Green A and never looked back, winning 12-2.

Barking A won the first 5 ends against Withersfield B and were untroubled as they won 9-2.

Claydon C got 1 on the first end against Hundon B, but that was it for them, 4 on the last gave Hundon a 9-1 win.

It was close between Knodishall A and Darsham/Barrow, with just a shot an end for the first 5 ends. Knodishall went into what was to be the last end 4-1 down but emerged 5-4 winners.

In the battle of the Cockfields an early lead for A was overturned and B cam through to win 8-5.

A 4 on the 5th end for Gt Blakenham A propelled them into a 6 shot lead over Hoggards Green D on the 5th end and they cam home 9-3 winners.

Witnesham always had the upper hand over Knodishall C, winning 8-2 with a good last couple of ends.

Kelsale A picked up a 4 on end 2 against Hundon D to give them a 5-0 lead and moved away to a comfortable 13-1 win.

Elmsett began well against Claydon B edging out a 4-0 lead over the first 3 ends, but dropping a 4 put them behind on end 5. Elmsett were back in the lead with a 2 on the next end but Claydon snatched the victory with 2 on the last to win 7-6.

Round 2
Cockfield B
let an early lead slip, falling behind against Kelsale B, but squared the game up as the whistle blew, requiring extra time. And it was Kelsale that came through to win 7-5.

There was never much in the all Gt Blakenham match, B clawed back an early deficit but A re-established their lead and when the whistle blew were 5-3 ahead.

A 4 on end 1 and a 5 one end 2 mean that Barking A's victory over Witnesham was never in doubt, it finished 14-2 to Barking.

Kelsale A established a narrow lead over Hundon B in the first few ends, extending it to 6-1 after 4. But Hundon took back a couple on the next, however Kelsale took the last couple of ends for a 9-3 win.

Picking up 8 shots over ends 2 and 3 meant that Knodishall A had a nice lead early on against Claydon B. Claydon were able to pull it back to 8-6 over the next couple of ends, but the clock ran out on end 6 with Knodishall taking 1 to win 9-6.

Qualifiers
Barking A -
Tom & Sam Runnacles
Gt Blakenham A - Steven Cain & David Ford
Kelsale A -
Paul & Rita Daniels
Kelsale B -
John Hayward & Mike Daniels
Knodishall A - John Whiting & Gordon Bloomfield

You can find a full copy of the day's results here.


Suffolk Triples 2017/2018

35 teams were competing in 7 groups of 5 with the winners, runners-up and 2 best third placed teams making it through to the Knockout Stages which would be played all the way down to the final.

Group 1
Three teams won 3 games and lost one and all of them qualified for the Knockout Stages. Cockfield A had 33 shots for and 13 against, Belstead 33 for and 19 against and Hundon A 27 for and 17 against.

Group 2
Gt Blakenham B
won the group with 6 points and 32 shots while Claydon were runners-up with 6 points and 27 shots.

Group 3
Gt Welnetham
were one of only 2 teams to win all their group games, finishing top of the group. Bealings, with 5 points and 30 shots just edged out Hundon B who also finished on 5 points and 21 shots.

Group 4
Again 3 teams finished on 6 points and all qualified. Claydon/Barking finished top with 42 shots, Knodishall A had 35 shots for and 17 against, Hoggards Green A 35 shots for and 19 against.

Group 5
Barking
took with group with 6 points while the remaining 4 teams ended up within just one point of one another. The best of them was Somersham on 4 points.

Group 6
Gt Blakenham A
were the other team to win four out of four, finishing top. Brockley/Kelsale won 3 and lost one to finish second.

Group 7
Yet another group with 3 teams finishing on 6 points. Old Felixstowe B had 29 points for first place, Nayland had 24 shots for second and Knodishall B with only 20 shots were unlucky to miss out on qualification.

Knockout Rounds
Round 1
Claydon
and Cockfield A were all square going into the last end which Claydon took to win 5-3.

Gt Blakenham B led most of the game against Hundon A but lost as Hundon picked up 3 on the last end to win 6-4.

Gt Welnetham had their noses in front from the fourth end on and beat Hoggards Green A 6-4.

Somersham won the first couple of ends after which Claydon/Barking came on strong to win 10-3.

It was just one shot and end between Barking and Brockley/Kelsale, but Barking could only win 2 of them.

Gt Blakenham A came from 5-2 down after 4 ends to win 6-5 against Knodishall A.

Old Felixstowe B went from 4-2 down to beat Bealings 7-5.

Not even a 5 on the 6th end was enough to save Belstead as they lost 11-6 against Nayland.

Quarter Finals
Claydon
came from 5-1 down after 5 ends against Gt Welnetham to win the game 6-5 on an extra end.

Claydon/Barking didn't let Hundon A get a foothold as they won 9-3.

Gt Blakenham A came from behind again, against Nayland to win 6-4.

Old Felixstowe B and Brockley/Kelsale went into the last end all square. With the final Felixstowe wood still to be bowled they were 4 down but they moved the jack into a cluster of their woods where only a very tricky draw could save the game. Old Felixstowe won 12-6.

Semi-Finals
Old Felixstowe B
moved to 4-1 up after 3 ends, but Gt Blakenham A fought their way back to lead going into the last end. Even so a final wood nearly forced an extra end, but it wasn't quite enough as Blakenham won 6-5 to end a very impressive run from the Felixstowe team.

Claydon/Barking never gave Claydon a look in as they ran away to an 11-1 win

Final
Claydon/Barking
(Tom & Sam Runnacles and Clint Watling) v Gt Blakenham A (Steven Cain, Andrew Pooley & David Ford)
End 1 – Tom cuts down the count with his last wood, Steven can't add to that 2-0 to Blakenham.
End 2 – At 5 down Tom gets his last wood in to cut it down to just one. 3-0.
End 3 – David is winning the battle of the leads against Clint. But Tom pushes the jack back and then out to the side to take the end. 3-2.
End 4 – Clint's first wood is on the jack (although the 2nd one is off the end) Andy gets a good second. Steven takes advantage of the opposition's lack of back woods and moves the jack to take 3. 6-2.
End 5 – Better opening woods are putting Claydon/Barking under early pressure. The skips do nothing and it's one more to Blakenham. 7-2.
End 6 – Claydon/Barking are up but Steven can just play for second wood. Tom gets a second and with his last wood does the only thing he can and plays to take the opposition's nearest wood out. It might have cost the game but it works perfectly and they pick up a four and get them back in a game that had looked lost a few minutes earlier. 7-6.
End 7 – Sam plays Blakenham's shot wood off the jack to hold. Tom moves the jack and may hold 2, Steven misses with his last so it's one and a measure to Claydon/Barking and the measure goes to them, they pick up 2 shots to complete a remarkable comeback and win 8-7, retaining the title which they have now won 3 times.

You can find a full copy of the day's results here.


Suffolk Fours 2017/2018

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.

Group 1
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.

Group 2
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.

Group 3
Cockfield A finished on maximum points and Thurston were runners-up on 4 points.

Group 4
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.

Group 5
Kelsale/Brockley finished 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.

Group 6
Withersfield A won three out of three to finish first while Barking B won two and lost one to finish as runners-up.

Group 7
Claydon won the group with 2 wins and a draw while Chelmondiston A lost one game to finish in a comfortable second place.

Knockout Round
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.

Qualifiers
Barking B -
Rita & Pete Runnacles, Jean Sampson and John Dowsing
Cockfield A -
Colin & Peter Fellingham and Sue & Graham Davey
Hoggards Green A - Geoff & Margaret Holland, Robin Frederick and Colin Barnes
Hundon B - Ann Hathaway, Nick Wood, Pam Deeks & Andrew Cooper
Kelsale/Brockley - Paul, Mike & Rita Daniels and Neil Jolly
Kelsale/Knodishall - Peter & Kay Masters and David & Julie Hurr
Thurston - Len Lamb, Sally Dalton, Helen Halls and Marie Hagger
Withersfield A - Lin & Tony Cooke, Stuart McNeil and Lisa Edmead

You can find a full copy of the day's results here.