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Suffolk Triples 2019/2020

There was an entry of 31 teams for this year’s event with 6 group winners, 6 runners-up and 4 3rd placed teams making it through to the knockout rounds.

Group 1 was dominated by Hoggards Green who won all 4 games. Barking B finished second on 5 points and Old Felixstowe B were through in third on 4 points.

Group 2 saw Witnesham winning all their games, Claydon B lost just once to take second and Hundon A’s 2 wins put them through in 3rd.

Group 3 was won by an unbeaten Barking A with Stanningfield B finishing in second on 5 points.

Group 4 was topped by Chelmondiston A who were undefeated, dropping just one point and Stanningfield A came home in second, on 6 points.

Group 5 saw Claydon C drop just one point as they finished top, one point ahead of Chelmondiston B. Knodishall C’s 4 points was enough to see them through.

Group 6, which had 6 teams, produced 2 teams who won all 4 of their games, Knodishall A and Chelmondiston C. Burstall were also through with 4 points.

Knockout Stages
Round 1
Stanningfield B
pretty much wrapped up their game against their A team on the first end by taking 5. They went on to win 11-2.

It was the same result for Hundon A over Hoggards Green as they went 5-0 up after 3 ends.

Knodishall C were 6-1 up early on over Witnesham, but 6-6 after 5 ends. However Knodishall took the last 2 to win 8-6.

Barking A started against Burstall with a 4 and went on to win 8-4.

A tight game between Chelmos A and B saw A winning 5-3.

Even tighter between Claydon C and Chelmondiston C which Claydon hung on to 5-4.

Knodishall A took 2 on the last to beat Old Felixstowe B, also 5-4.

And Claydon B took the lead after 3 ends against Barking B, going on to win 8-2.

Quarter Finals
After dropping the first end Chelmondiston A had a good run of ends to go 8-1 over Claydon C, finally winning 8-5.

Knodishall A held off Claydon B to win 7-5 after being well ahead.

Hundon A went from 2-0 down to 11-2 up in the space of 4 ends against Stanningfield B, winning 11-4.

Barking A had their game against Knodishall C settled early on and were able to drop the last 3 ends and still win 9-5.

Semi Finals
Knodishall A
were ahead for one end, after the second, but Barking A blitzed the rest, running away to a 13-2 victory.

At 4-3 to Hundon A after 5 ends against Chelmo A, it was close, but Hundon secured both of the final 2 ends to take a comfortable looking 8-3 win.

Final
Barking/Claydon (Tom & Sam Runnacles and Clint Watling)
v Hundon (Kevin Salmon, Nick Wood & Ellen Grube)

Hundon began by taking 2 shots on the first end but Barking had them back level after 3 and the next end jumped into a 5-2 lead witha 3. However Hundon pulled that back to just 5-4 and were back in the game again. But not for long. The 6th end was the killer as Barking took 4 shots to go into the final end 5 ahead. Hundon grabbed 2 on the last to make the score more respectable, but it was a 9-6 win to Barking/Claydon who have now taken the title for an unprecedented 4 consecutive years and 5 times in total.

You can see a replay of the match here, with apologies for the lack of sound (please note that the video quality was limited by the speed of the internet connection).

Photos.

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


Suffolk Fours 2019/2020

There were 31 teams cometeing across 7 groups with 16 teams playing off for the 8 spots for Finals Day.

Group 1 saw Knodishall A and Copdock & Washbrook play their final group game to decide the winners, in the end it was Knodishall who finished top with Copdock runners-up.

Group 2 was won easily by Cockfield A who won all 4 games, Elmsett A won only 2 but were through as runners-up.

Group 3 was topped by Offton & Willisham on maximum points while Hoggards Green B (with a couple of last minute stand-ins) came in second on 6 points.

Group 4 winners were Stanningfield who were undefeated, Belstead/Brockley finished second with 3 wins and a loss.

Group 5 saw Burstall A drop just 1 point to take the win, Gt Blakenham came through to second with 5 points and Hundon A's 4 points and 32 shots was enough to see them through as well.

Group 6 ended up with three teams on 6 points, Claydon B were top with 34 shots, Bildeston second on 30 and Barking/Claydon ended up 3rd but with enough points to also qualify.

Group 7 was won by Hintlesham & Chattisham who won all their games while Knodishall B lost just once to come home second.

Knockout Round
Stanningfield
were off to a good start and carried that through to beat Bildeston 8-4. Barking/Claydon started with 5 on the first end against Offton & Willisham, finally winning 11-4. Gt Blakenham sealed their win over Belstead/Brockley with a 5 on end 4, winning 9-1. Claydon B came from 5 behind to beat Knodishall B 9-6. And Cockfield A came from 4-1 down with 3 ends to go to win 14-4 against Hoggards Green B.

Meanwhile no less than 3 games ended 8-8 and needed extra ends to be resolved. Elmsett A beat Knodishall A 10-8, Hintlesham & Chattisham beat Copdock & Washbrook 9-8, as did Hundon A over Burstall A.

Qualifiers
Barking/Claydon -
Rita, Pete, Sam Runnacles and Clint Watling
Claydon B -
Emma Watling, Ally Hobbs, John Varden & Andy Pooley
Cockfield A -
Sue & Graham Davey, Colin & Peter Fellingham
Elmsett A -
Paul & Sue Cousins, Russell Leeks and Sylvia Hiskey
Gt Blakenham -
Steven & Heather Cain and Mervyn & Michael Welham
Hintlesham & Chattisham - Lauren Beckett de Banks, Keith Bell, Glen Avis and Frank Wilkin
Hundon A
- Ralph & Linda Sadgrove, Ellen Grube, & Kevin Salmon
Stanningfield -
Trevor Bean, Paul Leach, Robin Parnell & Brian Pryke

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