There was an entry of 31 teams
for this years 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
As 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 Cs 4 points was enough to see
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.
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
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.
After dropping the first end Chelmondiston A had a good
run of ends to go 8-1 over Claydon C, finally winning
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.
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.
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
with apologies for the lack of sound (please note that the video
quality was limited by the speed of the internet connection).
You can find a full copy of
the day's results here.