Thirty teams chased the eight places in the County Finals on offer at the County Triples qualification competition at Carnmoggas on Saturday.

Teams were split into seven groups with the group winners and best runner-up qualifying for finals day.

Group One winners were the Landrake trio of Dennis Shorthouse, Richard Kerr and Neil Gribble with a score of 6 points +18 shots.

Praa Sands' Lyn and Robert Smith teamed up with St Ives' Frank Plummer to top Group Two with 5 +23 after drawing the final group game against St Newlyn East's Steve Smith, Sandra and John Worton who finished with 5 +18 to take the best runners-up spot.

Newlyn Trinity's John Thomas, Mike Dyer and Kevin Williams took the days best score with 6 +34 in Group Three.

Hayle's Malcolm Daniels teams with Penlee's Howard McCormack and Mark Payne to top Group Four with 5 +8.

Duloe's Martin Boraston, Caroline and Alan Trubshaw topped Group Five with 6 +32.

Blisland's Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden and Keith Matthews took Group Six with 6 +20.

Group Seven finished with Holman's Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott and Peter Hore defeating last years winners Marazion's David Balow and Newlyn Trinity's Ray Jeffery and Nigel Nicholls 20-6 to finish with 6 +28.


Cornwall met Somerset at Carnmoggas on Sunday for the fourth Inter County match for the group stages.

The Premier Team shared the first session with two wins apiece with wins in the Singles for Nigel Nicholls 15-11 and James Smith 18-5. The second session was also shared with Cornwall winning both Fours. Nathan Waters, Nicholas Truscott, Martin Boraston and Luke Jolly 9-7 and Richard Kerr, Chris Roberts, Neil Gribble and Callum Beale 14-9. At the halfway point in the match the points were shared 8-8.

The third session saw a solitary game point for Cornwall with a draw in the Pairs for John Worton and Peter Hore 12-12. Cornwall held onto to the bonus points in the Singles to see the match score move onto Cornwall 11 Somerset 17. Cornwall's Triples and Fours responded to the match situation in the final session winning all four games. In the Triples Graham Reeves, Percy Tripp and Kevin Williams took five on the last end to win 15-13 and Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden and Keith Matthews won 14-5. In the Fours Jolly won 15-7 and Beale won 12-4. Cornwall took the Fours bonus points to take 10 from the session and the match win by 21 points to 19 and 192 shots to 181.

In the day's other South West Group match Devon hosted leaders Dorset with the visitors winning 22 points to 18. The latest points totals are Dorset 109, Somerset 75, Cornwall 73 and Devon 63.

This coming Sunday Cornwall host Dorset at Carnmoggas this coming Sunday while Devon host Somerset. The final group fixtures are played on November 25 when Cornwall travel to Devon and Dorset host Somerset.


Singles: Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 15-11 and 8-20; James Smith (Newlyn Trinity) 18-5 and 13-15

Pairs: Elise Daniell and David Studden (Holmans) 11-16 and 13-14; John Worton (St Newlyn East) and Peter Hore (Holmans) 7-13 and 12-12

Triples: Graham Reeves (Saltash), Percy Tripp and Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) 8-14 and 15-13; Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden and Keith Matthews (Blisland) 8-16 and 14-5

Fours: Nathan Waters (Withiel), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Martin Boraston (Duloe) and Luke Jolly (Withiel) 9-7 and 15-7; Richard Kerr (Landrake), Chris Roberts (Ladock), Neil Gribble (Landrake) and Callum Beale (Withiel) 14-9 and 2-4