Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

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National Championships - Allocations

The allocation of Buckinghamshire teams to be entered in the

National Championships is as follows:

Singles: 2  -  Pairs: 3  -  Triples: 2  - Fours: 1  -  Mixed Fours: 1  -  Over 55 Pairs: 3

Congratulations to all those who have qualified for these places.

For full details of the qualifiers click here:  QUALIFIERS

On Sunday 17th March, Bucks travelled to Daventry to meet West Midlands in the ICC Finals.

West Midlands took an early lead, winning both the Singles and Pairs in the first session of the day.

The triple of Brenda Gander, Ian Forbes and David Gander quickly put a stop to this, by winning their game 22 - 8, quickly followed by both fours teams. Peter Coker, Linda Coker, Tony Short and Malcolm Tingle won 12 - 8, and Rosie Millard, Geoff Ames, John Thompson and Chris Millard won 10 - 8.

The score at the half way stage was 10 pts - 6 pts in favour of West Midlands.

Both teams opted to play straight through, but several West Midlands players decided it was time for beer and chips, but after a short delay for de-greasing and comfort breaks, the match continued.

Paul Knight won his singles game 19 - 10 and Malcolm Warwick and Kevin Dwyer held on to narrow lead to win 14 - 13. Unfortunately, West Midlands scored sufficient shots to get the bonus points in both disciplines. The score stood at  18 - 10, so the opposition only required 3 points for the win.

Brenda, Ian and David sneaked a win in their second game 13 - 12   ……   2 more points for Bucks.

Rosie, Geoff, John and Chris stormed home with another excellent win, 18 - 4 plus the bonus points  ……. 4 more points for Bucks.

Alas, West Midlands took the other two games, with the bonus points being shared in the triples.

The final score was 200 shots and 23 pts to West Midlands, 184 shots and 17 points to Bucks. We made them work for their trophy. They were very complimentary and thanked us for a great game.

All the players were presented with commemorative trophies as a reminder of a great team effort throughout the season to get us to the finals. Well done to every member of the County squad. You all played your part.

For all the scores, click here:  RESULTS

Have a look at our record of achievements over the past 9 years

Representing Bucks in the Singles are

Paul Knight and Irene Roberts


Representing Bucks in the Pairs are

 Val  and Brian Latham

Brenda and David Gander

Ian Forbes and Malcolm Warwick


Representing Bucks in the Triples are

Sharon Drake, Barry Somers and Malcolm Tingle

Malcolm Warwick, Ian Forbes and Arnie Jaffe


In the Fours are

Val & Brian Latham, Irene Roberts, Kevin Dwyer

Winners of their group and went through to the KO rounds

Well done !!

Inter County Championships

Buckinghamshire are runners up in the 2019 Inter County Competition

They came a creditable second to eventual winners West Midlands

Well done Bucks

Good luck to all those taking part in the National Championships this week