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Suffolk 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 rounds.

Group 1
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.

Group 2
Gt Blakenham B
won the group with maximum points, Barking E were also through on 4 points.

Group 3
Brockley
won the group comfortably, finishing on 6 points, Cockfield D were second, two points adrift.

Group 4
It was maximum points for Cockfield C with Claydon B also going through, with 2 wins and a loss.

Group 5
Gt Blakenham B
took 3 comfortable wins to top the group, Claydon A came home in second on 4 points.

Group 6
Kelsale B
finished top with 3 narrow wins, Barking F qualified in second on 4 points.

Group 7
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.

Round 2
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.

Qualifiers
Neil Jolly
(Brockley)
Graham Davey (Cockfield D)
Sam Runnacles (Barking E)

You can find all the results here.


Suffolk 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.

Group 1
Barking B
(19 shots) and Chelmondiston A (18 shots) both won twice to qualify.

Group 2
Old Felixstowe A
(27 shots) and Chelmondiston F (26 shots) both finished undefeated on 5 points.

Group 3
Chelmondiston B
won all 3 games to top the group while Hundon B finished in second on 4 points.

Group 4
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.

Group 5
Hundon A
finished top with 2 wins and a draw and second place went to Chelmondiston C who won once and drew twice.

Group 6
Hundon D
won 3 times to qualify in first place while Knodishall D ended on 4 points in second place.

Group 7
Barking C
came through with a perfect record while Chelmondiston E lost just once to finish second.

Group 8
Barking A
took maximum points to top the group and Hoggards Green A came in second on 4 points.

Group 9
Hundon E
won the group comfortably, finishing on 6 points, 3 ahead of runners-up Thurston B.

Group 10
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.

Round 2
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.

Qualifiers
Pete Runnacles
(Barking B)
David Tennant (Old Felixstowe A)
Adam Hubbard (Chelmondiston B)
Peter Fellingham (Cockfield E)
Ellen Grube (Hundon A)

You can find all the results here.


Suffolk Pairs II 2018/2019

The second batch of 30 teams played for the remaining 4 qualifying spots.

Group 1
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 Stanningfield’s 4 points and 36 shots was good enough to go through in 3rd.

Group 2
Claydon A
, Brockley and Knodishall A all finished on 6 points. All 3 teams went through with Claydon winning the group.

Group 3
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.

Group 4
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.

Group 5
Claydon B
ran away with their group, winning all their games and finishing 4 points clear of runners-up Hoggards Green B.

Group 6
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 final 16.

Knockout Rounds
Round 1
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.

Round 2
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.

Qualifiers
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.


Suffolk 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.

Group 1
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.

Group 2
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.

Group 3
It was 4 wins out of 4 for Barking A while Withersfield B lost just once to go through as runners-up.

Group 4
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.

Group 5
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.

Group 6
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.

Knockout Rounds
First Round
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 B.

Second Round
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.

Qualifiers
Barking B
- Rita & Pete Runnacles
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.


Suffolk Triples 2018/2019

This year saw an up turn in entries with 42 teams, although a couple had to drop out at the last moment.

As usual the competition would be played through to the final. The top 2 from each group would go through to the Knockout Rounds.

Group 1
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.

Group 2
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.

Group 3
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.

Group 4
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.

Group 5
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 C.

Group 6
Hoggards Green A and Claydon A were both safely through before they played one another. Claydon finished top with just one dropped point.

Group 7
Bramford were through with 3 wins, as were Hoggards Green C who took first place in the group by one shot.

Group 8
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.

Knockout Rounds
First Round
Brockley/Belstead
started 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, winning 5-4.

Quarter Finals
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.

Semi-Finals
Barking/Claydon
took 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 (just).

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 5-4.

Final
Barking/Claydon
(Tom & 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.


Suffolk Fours 2018/2019

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.

Group 1
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.

Group 2
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.

Group 3
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.

Group 4
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.

Group 5
Claydon A
won the group, winning all 4 games, while Knodishall A finished as runners-up on 6 points.

Group 6
Kelsale/Knodishall
dropped 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.

Group 7
Chelmondiston A
won all their games to top the group with Hundon B comfortably in second on 6 points.

Knockout Round
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 6-3.

Qualifiers
Barking -
Tom, Sam, Rita & Pete Runnacles
Barrow -
J Pitcher, M Stark, P Crawford & C Maund
Belstead/Brockley -
Neil & Keith Jolly and Paul & Mike Daniels
Claydon -
Clint & Emma Watling, Matthew Crane and Ally Hobbs
Gt Blakenham -
Steven & Heather Cain, David Ford and John Varden
Hundon A - Ralph & Linda Sadgrove, Ellen Grube and Kevin Salmon
Hundon B -
Nick Wood, Ann Hathaway and Mary & Noddy O'Donoghue
Knodishall -
Chris & Shirley Tilbrook, Val Game & Ken Drane

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