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, Rite & 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.