There was a full entry of 40
teams for the event with the top two teams from each group qualifying
for the knockout stages.
The Space Fillers turned out to be a little more than
that as they won all their games to top the group. Lawford
came through to finish second on shots with 4 points.
Cockfield B and Hoggards
Green B played out the final group game to decide which one
of them would go through in 1st place and which in 2nd. And it
was Cockfield who won.
With Barking A though on 6 points the final group game
would see Cockfield C needing a draw to qualify and a
win to finish top of the group, which is exactly what they did.
Barking B took a clean
sweep of wins to finish top while Barrow B's 4 points
and 23 shots was enough to beat Earl Soham's 4 points and 22
Cockfield A had won
the group before their final game and went on to finish on maximum
points. Stanningfield's 4 points were good enough for
second place by a whole point.
Brockley/Ketton A won
all 4 games to finish winners of the group and although Tricolour
only won twice they were clear in second place.
Essex Friends won all
their games to secure first place with Kelsale winning
3 and losing 1 to go through as runners-up.
Reepham Robins A were
through before they had started their final game and ended up
with a perfect record. The runner-up spot went to Hoggards
Green A with 2 wins and a draw.
Barrow B went from
5-0 up against Cockfield C to 6-5 down and then came through
to win 7-6.
Barking A beat Barking B in a low scoring
Cockfield A were always ahead of Tricolour
and went on to win 8-4.
Brockley/Ketton A survived a late scare against Stanningfield.
Leading 8-1 with 2 ends to go they clung on to win 8-7.
Essex Friends chipped away at Hoggards Green
A to win 7-2.
Kelsale against Reepham Robins A went
back and forth with Reepham picking up 2 on the last end to win
Dropping a 4 on the second
end proved fatal for Space Fillers as they fell to Hoggards
Green B 6-3.
Cockfield B were comfortable at the halfway mark
and finished 10-3 winners over Lawford.
Cockfield A had a good
run in the middle of their game against Barrow B and came
home winners 7-3.
It was all square at 4 ends
between Barking A and Brockley/Ketton A but Barking
won the last 3 ends to take the game 8-3.
Reepham Robins A never got started against Cockfield
B who took a convincing 10-1 win.
There was never much between
Essex Friends and Hoggards Green B but Hoggards
were never behind and 2 very good woods from the skip on the
final end secured a 6-3 win.
Cockfield B and Hoggards
Green B all came down to the last end, it was 4-4 and with
Cockfield just holding they forced Hoggards to take the cot off
the carpet. Cockfield won 6-4.
Barking A opened with a 4 but 3 ends later were
6-4 down to Cockfield A, however they rallied with a couple
of good ends and finished 10-6 winners.
Cockfield B v Barking A
It was just one shot
an end for the first four ends, but Cockfield had won three of
those. However on the 5th end the picked up 2 more to extend
their lead to 5-1 and on the penultimate end they did the same.
That left Barking seeking a rather unlikely full house to take
the game to an extra end, which was never realistically going
to happen. In the end Barking did manage to win the end, but
were only able to score a single shot as Cockfield won the game
We would like to thank everyone
who entered, brought draw prizes and purchases draw tickets who
helped us to raise £548 for this year's chosen charity,
Macmillan Cancer Support.
You can see the photos here.