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Welsh Short Mat Bowls Association

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League Result
Results of matches
County Fours

League Results

Cardiganshire Short Mat Bowls

Division 1

Team Position Played Points


1 11 61


2 11 60


3 11 56


4 11 54


5= 10 47 P


5= 11 47


7 12 46

Capel Dewi

8 11 41


9 11 39


10 10 34


11 11 30
Orllwyn 12 9 26 P
Mydroilyn 13 11 19

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Seasiders Try to Ruin Rhydlewis’s Christmas

There is only one week of the first half of the season left, and the battle for supremacy rages with four teams jostling for pole position as we go into the second half.

Pencnwc, having sprung a surprise on Aberporth last week, got themselves humbled by Llandygwydd who took six valuable points from their hosts. Meanwhile Aberporth took on the top team and also managed to secure six points. The singles was a closely fought game which could have gone either way. The coachmen took the triples game, but couldn’t capture anything in the other two games.

Robert had a breese of a game taking a commanding lead in his singles game at Pencnwc. John Evans fought back, but there are only 12 ends John – and you needed a few more. It was a bad moment for Llandygwydd when their rinks team lost six in one end and were forever catching up from then on. Consequently, Rhydlewis stay top, but only just.

Penrhiwllan, now getting into their stride, took on the Dolphins who came a cropper by losing all four games. Manordeifi visited Tygwydd and took away six points.

The real surprise of the week goes to lowly Llechryd who hosted Capel Dewi and secured six points – their best result of this season so far – a much welcome encouragement.

The Cilgerran v Orllwyn game was postponed until late January – don’t tell me a panto was involved?

Next week the recently postponed Orllwyn v Tygwydd game will be played in addition to the normal weeks’ itinery. Pencnwc will be rested, so they’ve completed their half season. The game of the week ought to be Rhydlewis v Penrhiwllan, whilst title-chasers, Aberporth, take on Tygwydd. The coachmen will have be in their best form if they’re to keep the seasiders off the top spot.

Rhydlewis are no longer in such a commanding position, as last weeks’ game showed. Manordeifi and Penrhiwllan are chasing, but there is a fair gap to the next few teams – a gap that will be increasingly more difficult to close as the season progresses.

Michael Martin with additional comments by Paul Edwards


County Fours – a Fourgone Conclusion

Twenty players gathered at the Cardigan Indoor Bowling Club on 22nd November to contest the County Fours Competition. Split into two groups of five teams, they played a ‘round-robin’ contest to get the top two teams in each group.

The semi-finals produced two teams from Rhydlewis and two from Penrhiwllan (with a little help from other clubs).

The result of the play-off to find the third team was a win for Derek Rees, Jean Jones, Islwyn Nash and Paul Edwards.

The final was between Medwyn Jones, Alun Thomas, Osian Elias, Ceri Jones and Alan Davies, Avril Williams, Carwyn Evans and Robert Evans.

Regular readers of this column will know what’s coming.

The Rhydlewis team with the Dynamic Duo of Medwyn and Ceri Jones took the title to add yet another trophy to their collection.

Congratulations to all who competed and to the winners.


The photograph shows the victorious Jones team of father, Medwyn, and son, Ceri who have managed to skilfully capture all four of the major competitions.


The photo is of Ceri and Medwyn Jones - a son and father couple from Rhydlewis club - who were champions in the County Singles (Ceri) and runner-up (Medwyn), champions in the County Pairs; champions with another from Rhydlewis in the County Triples; and Champions with two others from Rhydlewis in the County Fours (see additional picture)


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