National qualifiers have now been completed.
Congratulations to the following players who have qualified to play at Melton Mowbray in April
Singles – Ben Holbrook
Pairs – Paul Clegg and Dave Morris
Ben Holbrook and Mike Clancy
Triples – Ben Holbrook, Mike Clancy and Bill Burn
Ste Tinsley, Andy Carr and Dave Blackburn-Woods
Fours – Adam Smith, Steve Burrows, Andy Carr and Dave Blackburn-Woods
Paul Clegg, Matty Worden, Josh Woods and John Lax
LET’S DO CHESHIRE PROUD GUYS. GOOD LUCK.
Adam Smith has a choice to make now – does he play in the Pairs at the Short Mat World Championships in Sweden or does he play in the Triples?
Adam made it to the Worlds again this weekend by winning the ESMBA Triples title alongside Danny Langdon from North Yorkshire and Ryan Knight from Gloucestershire. Congratulations to all three.
Still the Singles competition to go – anyone like to bet on Adam for that title?
Due to lack of entries, the singles national qualifier due to be held on 22nd October has been cancelled.
This will now be held on the same day at the fours qualifier.
Watch this space for details of venue – entries for all qualifiers to be sent to Adam Smith by 17th November.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page too!
Cheshire Premier team played West Midlands Premier team at Winnington Park on Sunday (15th October).
Cheshire took first blood winning 6 points to 2 in the first session, however the second session saw a come back from West Midlands resulting in a 8 points to 8 at half time.
Third session was even stevens with two wins and two losses, however Cheshire won both singles and pairs aggregates meaning at the end of the third session Cheshire had 16 points and West Midlands 12 points.
The fourth and final session proved too much for our Cheshire boys with West Midlands taking all 8 points together with the aggregates in both triples and fours.
This meant that the overall score was Cheshire 16, West Midlands 24.
A valiant effort from the Cheshire team.
Good luck at North Yorkshire on 12th November – our next game.
Cheshire Premier played Northamptonshire Premier at Daventry Indoor Bowls Club yesterday (8th October).
Even with a team, which had changed many times over the last week, Cheshire did not disgrace themselves in any way. Unfortunately the final result did not reflect the level of bowls played.
The final result was Cheshire 17 : Northamptonshire 23, the shots being Cheshire 189 : Northants 186.
Cheshire play West Midlands at home next week 15th October – good luck with that game.
Our own Adam Smith along with Alan Jones from West Midlands have won a place in the World Championships in 2018 by beating Gareth Davies and Dave Wiggins of Oxfordshire in the ESMBA Open Fours Competition held at Tamworth Indoor Bowling Club today, 30th September.
Well played Adam and Alan and good luck from Cheshire SMBA at the Worlds.
Cheshire Premier played their first game of the new ICC Season today, Sunday, 24th September 2017 at home (Winnington Park Recreation Club, Northwich) against North Yorkshire, both teams having gone from being an A Team to a Premier Team at the end of last season. Both teams have also had a change in leadership with Fred Mills taking over the Captaincy of Cheshire and Bronagh Toleman taking over at North Yorkshire.
Unfortunately for Cheshire we lost with a score of 15 to Cheshire and 25 to North Yorkshire, shots being 187 to 207 respectively.
Both teams played to the best of their ability on the new mats.
Good luck to Cheshire in their next game against Northamptonshire at Daventry on 8th October.
The first match of this Season is on Sunday, 24th September at Winnington Park Recreation Club against North Yorkshire. Will players please be there for 9.30am for meeting and to set up.
Would those ex-players who are no longer playing for Cheshire please return their shirts (as per committee decision two years ago).
Results of the match will be posted on Sunday evening.
Please note that the practice match at Winnington Park Recreation Club on Sunday, 10th September 2017 has been cancelled.
Following on from the AGM held in May we now have a new President – Ste Tinsley and a new Chairman – Brandon Whittaker.
Cheshire Short Mat Bowling only have one team – Cheshire Premier Team – entered into the ESMBA ICC Competition for the forthcoming season. There is a new team Captain – Fred Mills for this season.
Forms have been sent out to players, if you haven’t received one please email Cheshire@esmba.co.uk and one will be emailed to you.
There is a practice day at Winnington Park Recreation Club on Sunday, 10th September for those who wish to come along.
Dates of all matches, together with National Qualifiers will be posted to this site shortly.