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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.

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).


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
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.

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.