Singles PM 2018/2019
The afternoon session would
have 28 competitors playing down to the final 3.
This session would see all
the winners and 5 best runners-up progressing to the Knockout
Cockfield A won all
three games, the rest of the teams won one each which wasn't
enough for any of them to go through.
Gt Blakenham B won
the group with maximum points, Barking E were also through
on 4 points.
Brockley won the group
comfortably, finishing on 6 points, Cockfield D were second,
two points adrift.
It was maximum points for Cockfield C with Claydon
B also going through, with 2 wins and a loss.
Gt Blakenham B took
3 comfortable wins to top the group, Claydon A came home
in second on 4 points.
Kelsale B finished
top with 3 narrow wins, Barking F qualified in second
on 4 points.
Claydon D were comfortable
group winners on 6 points, 3 points each for Elmsett B and Gt
Blakenham A was not good enough to see them through.
Knockout Round 1
It was all square between Kelsale B and Claydon B going
into the last end, Claydon took it with the last wood to win
7-6. Barking F needed 3 on the last end to snatch a 6-5
win over Cockfield A. Claydon D held on to beat
Gt Blakenham B 6-5. Brockley took 4 on the first
end and finished 10-2 winners over Claydon A. Barking
E won the last 2 ends to beat Cockfield C 6-3. An
extra end was needed between Gt Blakenham E and Cockfield
D and it went to Cockfield who won 5-4.
A topsy turvey game between Claydon B and Brockley saw Brockley
just about wrap up the game with a 4 on the 6th end to lead 7-4.
However it was 3 to Claydon on the last end with one to bowl
and instead of taking it the wood was played, tipping in an opposition
wood and the game was lost 7-6. After winning the first 2 ends
Claydon D won no more as Cockfield D came home to a 7-2 win.
Barking E just had the better of the first few ends against Barking
F and went on to win 7-2.
Neil Jolly (Brockley)
Graham Davey (Cockfield D)
Sam Runnacles (Barking E)
You can find all the results here.
Singles AM 2018/2019
As usual qualifying had to
be split into two sections with 40 players in the morning competing
for 5 spots on Finals Day while the afternoon would have 28 playing
down to the final 3.
This session would see all
the winners and runners-up progressing to the Knockout rounds.
Barking B (19 shots)
and Chelmondiston A (18 shots) both won twice to qualify.
Old Felixstowe A (27
shots) and Chelmondiston F (26 shots) both finished undefeated
on 5 points.
Chelmondiston B won
all 3 games to top the group while Hundon B finished in
second on 4 points.
A very close run group saw 3 players finish on 4 points with
Cockfield E (25 shots) and Hundon C (17 shots)
going through while Burstall A missed out by just 2 shots.
Hundon A finished top
with 2 wins and a draw and second place went to Chelmondiston
C who won once and drew twice.
Hundon D won 3 times
to qualify in first place while Knodishall D ended on
4 points in second place.
Barking C came through
with a perfect record while Chelmondiston E lost just
once to finish second.
Barking A took maximum
points to top the group and Hoggards Green A came in second
on 4 points.
Hundon E won the group
comfortably, finishing on 6 points, 3 ahead of runners-up Thurston
Knodishall B won all
three games with second place going to Old Felixstowe B
who won twice and lost once.
Knockout Round 1
Barking C romped home
to a 12-1 win over Knodishall C, Old Felixstowe A were
never in trouble against Chelmondiston E as they won 11-4,
Barking B too were comfortable winners, 12-1 over Knodishall
D, Chelmondiston B opened up a gap in the middle of
the game against Hoggards Green A and won 9-3, Cockfield
E clawed back from 4-1 down against Thurston B to
win 5-4 and a couple of full houses saw Hundon A triumph
10-6 over Old Felixstowe B.
Chelmondiston C kept a clean sheet beating Hundon
D 11-0, Hundon C picked up a 4 n the 4th end to take
control against Barking C, winning 10-3, Barking A
and Hundon B were close all the way but Barking just
edged it 6-4, Hundon E saw off a late charge from Chelmondiston
F to win 6-5 on the last end and Chelmondiston A pulled
away from Knodishall B in the second half, winning 8-4.
It was nip and tuck between Barking B & Chelmondiston
C but Barking always just held the advantage, winning 6-4.
Hundon C took 2 on the last end to tie the game against
Old Felixstowe A but then fell apart, losing 7-5. Chelmondiston
B came from 4-1 down against Barking A to win 6-5.
A full house on the last end gave Cockfield E a flattering
8-3 win over Hundon E in what was otherwise a close game.
Hundon A stretched out a good lead in the middle part
of the game against Chelmondiston A to win 9-4.
Pete Runnacles (Barking
David Tennant (Old Felixstowe A)
Adam Hubbard (Chelmondiston B)
Peter Fellingham (Cockfield E)
Ellen Grube (Hundon A)
You can find all the results here.
Pairs II 2018/2019
The second batch of 30 teams
played for the remaining 4 qualifying spots.
Claydon D won their
first 3 games to guarantee qualification and ended up with maximum
points. Earl Soham finished on 6 points to go through
in second place. And Stanningfields 4 points and
36 shots was good enough to go through in 3rd.
Claydon A, Brockley
and Knodishall A all finished on 6 points. All 3 teams
went through with Claydon winning the group.
Gt Blakenham B and
Kelsale A were both unbeaten before they played one another
in their final game and had therefore already qualified. Kelsale
won that game to top the group.
Withersfield F won
all 4 of their games to finish top, Cockfield C lost just
the one game and ended up second, while Burstall A did
enough to go through on 4 points and 21 shots.
Claydon B ran away
with their group, winning all their games and finishing 4 points
clear of runners-up Hoggards Green B.
Claydon C were through
before they had played their final game, with 3 wins already
under their belts. They lost that last game but still finished
top, ahead of Barking C by 5 shots. Bramford A,
4 points and 18 shots, were the last team to make it into the
Claydon B came from
5-2 down to beat Hoggards Green B 8-5. Stanningfield
B won the first end and were never behind as the beat Claydon
A 7-3. Burstall A were off to a flier against Brockley
with 4 on the first end and maintained a lead of at least 3 shots
all the way through, eventually winning 11-6. Withersfield
F won the first 2 ends against Barking C but that
was it for them as Barking came through to win 9-3.
Cockfield C led Claydon B by a couple of
shots going in to what would be the last end, but Claydon snatched
the win 6-5. Earl Soham continued their good run leading
from the start to comfortably beat Knodishall A 10-2.
Kelsale A started slowly against Bramford A but led
going into the last end and hung on to win 6-5. Gt Blakenham
B pulled away from Claydon C after the first couple
of ends to finish 10-2 winners.
It was all square between
teammates Claydon D and Claydon B as the whistle
blew, requiring an extra end which went to B as the jack was
taken off to leave them 7-5 winners. Earl Soham were 4-0
up over Stanningfield B after 2 ends, but Stanningfield
came back and it was 5-5 by the end of full time with an extra
end which went to Stanningfield to see them through. Kelsale
A were off to a good start against Burstall A and
never looked back, eventually winning 15-3. A couple of good
ends for Gt Blakenham B in the miidle of the game was
the difference between them and Barking C as Blakenham
finished 6-4 winners.
Claydon B - Ally Hobbs & Emma Watling
Stanningfield B - Trevor Bean & Paul Leach
Kelsale A - Mike & Paul Daniels
Gt Blakenham B - Tony Stephenson & Peter Elmy
You can find all the day's results here.
Pairs I 2018/2019
There were a total of 60 teams
entered for the Pairs with qualifying spread across 2 weeks.
Each week would see 30 teams playing for 4 spots on Finals Day.
Chelmondiston E were
through having won their first 3 games and went on to win the
group with 4 wins. Hoggards Green A and Thurston
both finished on 5 and both qualified, Hoggards taking second
place on shots.
Gt Blakenham A made
it through with their third consecutive win and went on to win
the group easily on 8 points. Second place went to Withersfield
A, despite taking only 2 wins.
It was 4 wins out of 4 for Barking A while Withersfield
B lost just once to go through as runners-up.
Hundon D won their
first 3 games to guarantee qualification and went on to finish
on maximum points. Barking B lost twice but still went
through as runners-up while Chelmondiston C also went
through on 4 points.
Burstall B nicked their
last game with their final wood and went through as winners on
6 points, 3 shots ahead of Chelmondiston D. 4 points and
26 shots was enough for Cockfield B to qualify in third.
Winning their first 3 games meant that Gt Blakenham C
were through and had won the group even before they had played
their final game. Two wins and a draw were good enough for Hundon
A to secure the runner-up spot and Hoggards Green C went
through on 4 points as one of the best third placed teams.
An all Chelmondiston
affair saw E win 4 successive ends in the middle of the game,
beating D 9-3. Gt Blakenham A didn't even let Thurston
win a single end as they won 10-0. Cockfield A led Withersfield
A 4-0 after 2 ends but went into the last end all square
which Withersfield narrowly won to finish 6-5 up. And Hundon
A came from behind to beat Hundon D 6-4.
Barking B had the better start against Burstall
B and hung on to win 5-4. Hoggards Green A were off
to a flyer, 6-0 up after 2 ends and finished 11-6 winners over
Chelmondiston C. Barking A were always ahead of
Hoggards Green C and went on to win 9-3. And a game that
was all square after 4 ends suddenly swung the way of Gt Blakenham
C with 4 on the penultimate end, finishing 9-3 up over Withersfield
Despite a good start from Barking B, Chelmondiston
E were within a couple of shots of them with 2 ends to go,
but Barking pulled away at the end to win 9-3.
Gt Blakenham A were nicely ahead of Hoggards Green
A, 4-1 after ends, but Hoggards were ahead 2 ends later and
tok the final end to finish 8-4 winners.
Withersfield A were 3-1 up over Barking A
but dropped a calamitous 5 on the 3rd end from which they never
recovered as Barking took the game 10-4.
After a quiet start Gt Blakenham
C pulled away from Hundon A in the middle part of
the game and finished 8-2 ahead.
Barking B - Rita &
Hoggards Green A - Ann Blundell & Margaret Holland
Barking A - Tom & Sam Runnacles
Gt Blakenham C - Stephen Cain & David Ford
You can find all the day's results here.
This year saw an up turn in
entries with 42 teams, although a couple had to drop out at the
As usual the competition would
be played through to the final. The top 2 from each group would
go through to the Knockout Rounds.
Knodishall A had qualified
after their first 3 games, losing their last to Stanningfield,
which saw them go through too. But losing their final game meant
that Knodishall A won the group.
There was a 3 way tussle for the 2 qualifying spots with Barking
A, Withersfield B and Hundon A all finishing on 6 points. In
the end Witherfield were the ones who had to miss out.
Brockley/Belstead won their first 3 games, which was enough to
see them through, but then lost to Barking/Claydon for whom that
was their 3rd win and enough for qualification, they went on
to win all 4 games.
Gt Blakenham A made it comfortably through with 4 wins. Earl
Soham would need to win their last game (with at least 8 shots)
in order to qualify, however they lost which left Burstall in
second place on 5 points.
With Cockfield through on 3 wins it all came down to the final
game with three teams in with a shout of making the runner-up
spot. Best of those 3 (who all finished on 4 points) were Whatfield
Hoggards Green A and Claydon A were both safely through before
they played one another. Claydon finished top with just one dropped
Bramford were through with 3 wins, as were Hoggards Green C who
took first place in the group by one shot.
Cockfield D were the only team in the group to get through their
first 3 games without a loss. They went on to win all 4 with
Gt Blakenham B winning 3 to finish second.
strong and ran out to an 11-2 win over Hundon A. Claydon
A ran away to a 15-1 win over Burstall. Whatfield
C were comfortably ahead 7-1 against Gt Blakenham A,
but 9 shots over 2 ends saw the lead disappear and Blakenham
won 10-8. It was just 1 shot an end between Cockfield B
& Hoggards Green A, but Hoggards won 5 of the ends.
After a slow start Gt Blakenham
B picked up 9 shots over 2 ends against Hoggards Green
C, eventually winning 14-5. It was all square between Cockfield
D & Bramford with 2 ends to play, but Cockfield
managed to win them both, finishing 10-5 winners. Knodishall
A were just ahead in a tight game against Barking A,
but the final 2 ends went against them, Barking winning 6-4.
Barking/Claydon had to fight hard against Stanningfield,
grabbing 3 on the penultimate end, with no score on the last,
There was never much in it between Brockley/Belstead and
Gt Blakenham A, but Blakenham bowled well to pick up 2 on
the last end for a 5-4 win. It was a to and fro game between
Claydon A and Hoggards Green A, alternating winning
ends, but Claydon won 4 against Hoaggards' 3 and won the game
9-6. Barking/Claydon picked up all 6 against Cockfield
D on the first end, Cockfield made a game of it, but couldn't
quite do enough as Barking/Claydon scrambled a 9-8 win. Gt
Blakenham B and Barking A had to go all the way to
an extra end with Blakenham finally getting the win, 5-4.
each of the first 4 ends against Gt Blakenham B, establishing
a 5-0 lead. However Blakenham pulled back to level over the next
2 ends to give us a last end shootout which went to Barking/Claydon
It was all square between Gt
Blakenham A and Claydon A going into what would be
the final end as the clock ran down, Blakenham had final wood
with Claydon holding, but couldn't quite make it, Claydon won
& Sam Runnacles and Clint Watling) v Claydon A (Matt
Crane and Steve & Sue Isles)
End 1 - A rather fortunate final wood from Tom takes shot,
bouncing around until it holds. 1-0 to Barking/Claydon.
End 2 - Sue's first wood drops in behind the jack and
stays there. 1-1.
End 3 - With the jack driven back and holding one Tom
tries to get rid of Claydon's best wood, instead all he does
is to replace his holding shot. 2-1 to Barking/Claydon.
End 4 - Matt, perhaps lucky to only be 2 down, gets something
out of nothing with his last wood, and snatches shot. 2-2.
End 5 - Matt again gets a bit of a result, running down
the wrong line to get shot, but Tom plays a lovely draw with
his last to move his best wood in. 3-2 to Barking/Claydon.
End 6 - Holding 2 and with a chance to block Matt chooses
to cover the jack if it does get moved, leaving it open for Tom.
He takes his chance, goes 2 up and hangs on to it. 5-2.
End 7 - Clint's opening woods pretty much put the game
out of reach. Matt moves it to hold one and has an outside chance
of a result with his last but can't get it. 5-3 to Barking/Claydon
who win the title for the third year in a row.
You can find a full copy of
the day's results here
and photos here.
There was an increase in the
number of entries this year, with 35 teams competing. Playing
in 7 groups of 5, the top two teams from each group would qualify
for the knockout round plus the two best third placed teams.
Those 16 teams would play off for the 8 spots for Finals Day.
Before the two teams came to play one another in their final
game both Hundon A and Barrow A had won 3 times
and had qualified. That game went to Barrow who won the group.
Cockfield B completed
their games with only one dropped point, Knodishall B
finished second on 6 points and Gt Blakenham A made it
through as one of the 2 third placed teams, on 5 points.
Only one shot separated
the top 2 teams, with Witnesham B finishing on 6 points
and 34 shots and Belstead/Brockley a single shot behind.
Claydon B and Barking
A both went into their final game against one another knowing
that they had already qualified. Barking won it to finish top
on 7 points.
Claydon A won the group,
winning all 4 games, while Knodishall A finished as runners-up
on 6 points.
just 1 point to win the group, Gt Blakenham B finished
in second on 6 points and Withersfield's 5 points was
enough to see them through in 3rd place.
Chelmondiston A won
all their games to top the group with Hundon B comfortably
in second on 6 points.
Barking A just came
through to beat Gt Blakenham B 5-3, Gt Blakenham A
held off Witnesham B to win 6-5, Knodishall A ran
out comfortable winners 12-4 against Claydon B after going
behind early on, Claydon A finished well to beat Withersfield
9-5, Hundon B held off a resurgent Kelsale/Knodishall
for a 5-4 win, Hundon A made it comfortably through with
an 11-4 win over Chelmondiston A, Barrow A grabbed
a 5-4 victory over Knodishall B by winning the last end
and Belstead/Brockley held on to beat Cockfield B
Barking - Tom, Sam, Rita & Pete Runnacles
Barrow - J Pitcher, M Stark, P Crawford & C Maund
Belstead/Brockley - Neil & Keith Jolly and Paul &
Claydon - Clint & Emma Watling, Matthew Crane and Ally
Gt Blakenham - Steven & Heather Cain, David Ford and
Hundon A - Ralph & Linda Sadgrove, Ellen Grube and
Hundon B - Nick Wood, Ann Hathaway and Mary & Noddy O'Donoghue
Knodishall - Chris & Shirley Tilbrook, Val Game &
You can find a full copy of
the day's results here.