County Finals – results

Many congratulations to all taking part as we won all the matches in which Royston players took part. The scores were as follows:

Sunday 1st August at Bishop’s Stortford

  • Women’s County Pairs – Devon Cooper & Rachel Tremlett beat Mary Banks & Alison Hall of Hatfield 18-13
  • Women’s County Triples – Jenny Thompson, Julie Homer & Jess Eley (the 3 J’s) beat Joan Welch, June Mills & Shirley Bradbury of Riverain 21-8
  • Women’s Junior Pairs – Reba Powell-Birley & Rhianna Russell (Wel & District) beat Devon Cooper & Rachel Tremlett 18-15
  • Men’s County Singles – Matt Coppen beat Glenn Williams of Garston 21-11
  • Women’s County Fours – Devon Cooper, Hayley Robinson, Jess Eley & Rachel Tremlett beat Chris Sharp, Irene Lack, Carole Cook & Maureen Peel of Whit Hern 20-8
  • Women’s County Two Bowl Singles – Devon Cooper beat Rhianna Russell (Wel & Dist) 14-7

Played on Saturday 31 July at Buntingford

Women’s County Junior Singles – Devon Cooper beat Rachel Tremlett 21-18 


Finally, to top this off the Men took part in the County Team Ten on Saturday 31 July with the Semi – Final at Baldock in the morning against Buntingford. Result being

  • Singles Matt Coppen lost to Mark Plume 21-17
  • Pairs Adrian Charter & Stewart Brown beat Ross Murphy & Gary Warrender 27-19
  • Triples Laurie Ramsay, Dan Knight & Richard Knight lost to Dave Murphy, Scott Wake & Carl Frostick 27-10
  • Fours Steve Kilford, Cliff Moore, Ian Snowdon & Craig Kilford beat Peter Warren, Bryan Davies, Vic Greenberg & Tony Keeling 26-12

2 Disciplines each but Royston won 80-79 on shots scored.

We then had to travel to Buntingford in the afternoon to play Welwyn Garden City in the Final. Result being

  • Singles Matt Coppen beat Rob Edwards 21-7
  • Pairs Adrian Charter & Stewart Brown lost to Chris Parkhouse & Bryn Evans 18-17
  • Triples Steve Kilford, Laurie Ramsay & Richard Knight beat Gary Walton, Les Brown & James Avery 21-17
  • Fours Cliff Moore, Peter Archer (Sub), Ian Snowdon & Craig Kilford lost to J Gibbs, Roy Avery, Stuart Parkhouse & Gordon Avery 20-14

2 Disciplines each but Royston won 73-62 on shots

* Royston Men County Team Ten Champions *

So, as you can see over the weekend the club have managed to win 8 County Competitions – a fantastic achievement, something for which as President of this club I am extremely proud of everybody who played. I would also say a great thankyou to those supporters who were able to come to Bishop Stortford and Buntingford to support their club members in these finals. I am sure this was appreciated by the players. 

Now onto Leamington where I wish everybody participating every success and let’s see if we can’t bring home a National Title as well! I will let you have details of when everybody is playing at Leamington in case you would like to attend to support in a separate email. 


Steve Kilford

(Note: County Men and County Women honours boards have been updated accordingly)