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SIX COUNTIES CHARITY TEAMBOWL 2017

This year's Six Counties Charity Teambowl was hosted by Cambirdgeshire at the new Littleport Leisure Centre on Sunday, 24th September.

Round 1
Suffolk were into the lead immediately, taking 21 points out of the 24 on offer against Bedfordshire. It was a good session too for Essex taking 17 points in their games against Cambridgeshire. And closest of all Hertfordshire just came out on top against Norfolk 14-10.

Round 2
The two leading teams met one another and it was close but Suffolk just came out on top, taking 13 points to Essex's 11. It was a better round for Bedfordshire but they still only picked up 8 points against Hertfordshire's 16. And it was a much better session for Cambridgeshire who took 14 points against Norfolk who again finished with 10.

Overall Suffolk still led the way, on 34 points, with Hertfordshire having closed the gap to just 4. Two points further back were Essex.

Round 3
Suffolk continued to edge ahead by beating Cambridgeshire 18 points to 6 while Hertfordshire took 14 points off Essex and Norfolk beat Bedfordshire 13-11.

Suffolk were now 8 points ahead of Herts on 52 points, while Essex were 6 points further back on 38, Norfolk had 33, Cambridgeshire were on 27 and Bedfordshire 22.

Round 4
It was another good round for Suffolk, beating Norfolk 16-8, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire took and equal share of the points as did Essex and Bedfordshire who were getting better with each session.

Suffolk 's lead was now out to 12 points, they were on 68, Herts 56, Essex 50, Norfolk, 41, Cambridgeshire 39 and Bedfordshire 34.

With Suffolk and Hertfordshire playing one another in the final session they were now the only teams who could win the event.

Round 5
The Singles saw Suffolk win 3 out of 4 games which took their lead out to 16 points overall and with only 16 points to play for in what remained of the day it was just a matter of scoring a single point in the Pairs games. As it was they shared the points which meant that they had won with the Triples still to be played.

Heading into the final Triples games Bedfordshire, although 6th placed were in with a chance of moving off the bottom as they were playing their closest rivals, Cambridgeshire. But they lost all four games and were left at the bottom of the fianl standings, albeit with the highest points tally they have achieved for several years.

And those points earned by Cambridgeshire managed to push them up to fourth, just sneaking ahead of Norfolk on shots.

And it was a similar story for Essex who, despite only managing to get an equal share of the points against Norfolk were able to take advantage of a disappointing finish from Hertfordshire to grab the runner-up spot, again on shots.

Points
Suffolk

86
Essex

62
Hertfordshire

62
Cambridgeshire

53
Norfolk

53
Bedfordshire

44

A copy of the all the day's results can be found here.

The day's profit of £430 went to East Anglia Air Ambulance.


SIX COUNTIES CHARITY TEAMBOWL 2016

This year's Six Counties Charity Teambowl was hosted by Bedfordshire at Littleport Leisure Centre on Sunday, 25th September.

Round 1
Norfolk were off to a strong start, winning all 4 singles games against Essex and going on to take 17 points overall, giving them the early lead.

However they were only one point ahead of both Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Suffolk were steady against Hertfordshire with solid performances throughout the disciplines to earn 16 points. Meanwhile Bedfordshire had started well against Cambridgeshire, winning 3 out of 4 Singles games, but could muster only 2 more points from the Pairs and Triples.

Round 2
With 19 points against Bedfordshire it was Suffolk that now moved to the top. It was close between Norfolk and Hertfordshire, with Norfok just edging it 13-11, while Cambridgeshire finished 14-10 winners over Essex.

Suffolk were now on 35 points, 5 ahead of both Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Those top three now had a big gap over the rest of the teams, with Hertfordshire on 19 points, Essex on 17 and Bedfordshire on 13.

Round 3
With Norfolk and Cambridgeshire playing one another, from which Norfolk took a 14-10 win, Suffolk were able to extend their lead a little further with a 16-8 win over Essex. Hertfordshire's 15-9 win over Bedfordshire meant that they consolidated their 4th place and edged a little closer to Cambridgeshire.

Suffolk, on 51 points now held a 7 point advantage over Norfolk while Cambridgeshire were a further 4 points off the lead.

Round 4
Now it was Suffolk and Cambridgeshire playing one another, giving Norfolk a chance to cut into the lead. And they did s as they took 17 points off Bedfordshire but that only brought them 2 points closer as Suffolk beat Cambridgeshire 15-9. Essex had their best session of the day so far, but Hertfordshire still finished 13-11 ahead.

Suffolk had moved on to 66 points with Norfolk on 61. Meanwhile Cambridgeshire, on 49, were now only 2 points clear of Hertfordshire.

Round 5
The final session of the day began with 5 points separating Suffolk and Norfolk in 1st and 2nd, 2 points between Cambridgeshire and Herts in 3rd and 4th and 7 points between Essex and Beds in 5th & 6th. And by a quirk of fate that was exactly how the teams would face off in their final games, meaning that there was an opportunity for each position to change.

Essex had slightly the better start against Bedfordshire, but Beds fought back in the Triples which meant that in the end the points were shared evenly. A 12-12 draw was the best result of the day for both teams.

Hertfordshire's fight to snatch 3rd place began well, taking 3 of the Singles games to move them ahead of Cambridgeshire and they held on to it, just getting the better of the Pairs games and sharing the points in the Triples. A 15-9 win overall equaled their best of the day and gave them third place.

Suffolk went into their final games knowing that they would need 10 points to retain the title, while Norfolk's target was 15.

Norfolk would need a strong start in the Singles to put pressure on their opposition, but it was Suffolk would came out on top, taking 3 out of 4 games. That left them with just 4 more points to get. In the end the Pairs yielded them 5 points, followed by 6 more in the Triples, giving them a 17-7 win overall to secure the title for the fourth consecutive season.

The day's profits of £574 went to this year's chosen charity, Kidney Research UK.

The final standings were as follows:

Points
Suffolk

83
Norfolk

68
Hertfordshire

62
Cambridgeshire

58
Essex

48
Bedfordshire

41

A copy of the all the day's results can be found here.


SIX COUNTIES CHARITY TEAMBOWL 2015

This year's Six Counties Charity Teambowl was hosted by Hertfordshire at Littleport Leisure Centre on Sunday, 27th September.

Round 1
It was Essex who made the best start, however the 16 points they took against Bedfordshire only put them one point ahead of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk who each scored 15 points, against Hertfordshire and Norfolk respectively.

Round 2
Essex's lead did not last for long as they lost 18-6 to Norfolk. And while Cambridgeshire beat Bedfordshire 16-8 it was Suffolk's 18-6 win over Herts that took them to the top of the standings, by just 2 points.

Round 3
Another win for Suffolk as they took 20 points off Beds, mean that they extended their lead to 9 points as a close fought game saw Cambridgeshire only just come out on top against Essex 13-11. That allowed Norfolk to come up to a joint second as they took a strong 17-7 win over Herts.

Round 4
Hertfordshire's had their best session of the day as they beat Bedfordshire 18-6 to lift them well clea rof their opposition in the standings. Meanwhile Cambridgeshire beat Norfolk 15-9 to take themselves back into a clear second place. However another good session for Suffolk, beating Essex 17-7, took them into an 11 point lead, heading into the final session.

Round 5
For Bedfordshire the day ended much as it had begun, only able to pick up 7 points from Norfolk, they finished in 6th place, well adrift of the field.

Essex and Herts went into the final session tied on points and fittingly shared the points, with Essex edging 4th spot by just 26 shots.

Although they had fallen a little behind Cambs, Norfolk were still in with a chance of second place. They took 17 points off Beds, but just fell short by a matter of 25 shots and had to settle for a very respectable 3rd place.

The day ended with the top two teams playing one another and while Cambridgeshire could still overhaul Suffolk it was going to be a tall order. Suffolk's 11 point advantage meant that they only needed 7 points out of 24 to secure the win.

Six of the eight points available in the Singles saw most of the job done after which the Pairs completed the job as the points were shared, while it was Cambridgeshire who had the best of the Triples, taking 5 points.

That was enough to secure second spot for Cambridgeshire, who finished just 25 shots ahead of Norfolk. However it was the win for Suffolk who finished 13 points clear to take the title for the third year in succession and making it 6 wins in the last 7 years.

The day's profits of £455 went to this year's chosen charity, Hastings & Bexhill Mencap.

The final standings were as follows:

Points
Suffolk

83
Cambridgeshire

70
Norfolk

70
Essex

52
Hertfordshire

52
Bedfordshire

33

A copy of the all the day's results can be found here.


SIX COUNTIES CHARITY TEAMBOWL 2014

This year's Six Counties Charity Teambowl was hosted by Suffolk at Littleport Leisure Centre on Sunday, 29th September.

Round 1
Bedfordshire were off to a good start, leading the way with a 17-7 win over Norfork. But Suffolk and Essex were just a point behind with 16-8 wins over Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire respectively.

Round 2
Suffolk moved to the top, inflicting another 17-7 win over Norfolk. Essex were up in to second, taking a 14-10 win over Bedfordshire who now slipped to third, while Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire shared the points in their match.

Round 3
Another strong result for Suffolk, winning 21-3 over Hertfordshire, saw them move further ahead, but only slightly as Essex picked up a 19-5 win over a still struggling Norfolk. Meanwhile Cambridgeshire finally hit their stride with a 20-4 win over Bedfordshire to move them up to third.

Round 4
A fading Befordshire were able to provide little resistance to Suffolk as they were down 22-2, and with Essex only able to take a narrow 13-11 win over Cambridgeshire the gap between first as second had grown to 14 points. Meanwhile Norfolk had their best round of the day so far as a 16-8 win over Hertfordshire propelled them off the bottom of the standings.

Round 5
As is often the case, the final session saw the top two teams playing one another. Suffolk and Essex were the only teams in a position to take the win and although Suffolk held a lead of 14 points and were going to be difficult to beat, at least Essex knew that the situation was not out of their control.

The singles saw Essex get 2 points closer by taking 5 of the 8 points on offer, but time was running out. They would need a good session of Pairs to stand a chance. But although Suffolk continued to look nervy, the session was shared with 4 points apeice and the title was secured for Suffolk. The triples were also shared which meant that Essex finished 13-11 winners overall and finished the day having outscored all of their opponents.

Cambridgeshire finished with a narrow 14-10 victory over Norfolk and Hertfordshire beat Bedfordshire by the same score.

The day's profits of £415 went to this year's chosen charity, East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The final standings were as follows:

Points
Suffolk

87
Essex

75
Cambridgeshire

65
Norfolk

45
Hertfordshire

45
Bedfordshire

43

A copy of the all the day's results can be found here.


SIX COUNTIES CHARITY TEAMBOWL 2013

This year's Six Counties Charity Teambowl was hosted by Essex at Littleport Leisure Centre on Sunday, 29th September.

Bedfordshire started their day well with a 14-10 win over perennial rivals Hertfordshire, and held their own for much of the day, but the day did not finish well for them and they ended up at the bottom of the standings.

After finishing the last 2 years in last place Hertfordshire showed an improvement with a highly consistent performance across the day. Although they did not take any overall wins, all of their losses were narrow and they would have finished fourth but for a couple of points.

Essex will no doubt be disappointed with fourth, but after struggling against Suffolk in the first session they had spent most of the day in last place and will no doubt be relieved to have pulled themselves back up, albeit someway off the top three.

Norfolk spent much of the day in second place, taking overall wins over Essex, Herts and Beds, but a heavy defeat to Suffolk put paid to hopes of securing the runner-up spot and they ended up in thrid place.

While they only went down 11-13 to Suffolk and they won all their other games, Cambridgeshire will be ruing the fact that they did not take more points off Essex, Herts and Norfolk. As it was they pulled ahead of Norfolk towards the end of the day and finishing in a clear second place.

Suffolk led from the first session and for the most part edged away throughout the day. Good wins over Essex, Norfolk and Beds meant that they were never really challenged and they finished 13 points clear at the top to regain the trophy.

The day's profits of £410 went to this year's chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

The final standings were as follows:

Points
Suffolk

81
Cambridgeshire

68
Norfolk

61
Essex

53
Hertfordshire

51
Bedfordshire

46

A copy of the all the day's results can be found here.


SIX COUNTIES CHARITY TEAMBOWL 2012

This year's Six Counties Charity Teambowl was hosted by Norfolk at Littleport Leisure Centre on Sunday, 30th September 2012.

Round 1
Norfolk emerged as the early leaders with a 19-5 win over Hertfordshire, while Suffolk and Cambridgeshire each took 16 points against Bedfordshire and Essex respectively.

Round 2
Norfolk slipped to second as they lost 16-8 to Cambridgeshire who took over as the overall leaders. Essex beat Suffolk 14-10 while Hertfordshire beat Bedfordshire by the same score.

Round 3
Cambridgeshire maintained their lead as they drew 12-12 with Suffolk, who now moved into second place. Meanwhile Bedfordshire took a 15-9 win over Norfolk to life themselves up into third and Hertfordshire beat Essex 14-10.

Round 4
Cambridgeshire took an emphatic 21-3 win over Hertfordshire to take themselves 9 points clear at the top with just one round of games to go. Suffolk were safely in second place following an 18-6 win over Norfolk, while Essex beat Bedfordshire 15-9 to life themselves up to third overall.

Round 5
Top top two teams could do no better that 12-12 draws, Cambridgeshire against Bedfordshire and Suffolk against Hertfordshire, while Essex sealed third spot with a 16-8 win over Norfolk.

Cambridgeshire came home as worthy winners by nine points, to end a three year run of wins for Suffolk.

Overall the competition was much closer than last year with a spread of just 33 points between the top and bottom teams, compared with last year's massive 56 point spread, all of which seems to show that the counties are much closer together than in recent years, something that bodes well for the coming season.

The final standings were as follows:

Points
Cambridgeshire

77
Suffolk

68
Essex

63
Bedfordshire

58
Norfolk

50
Hertfordshire

44

A copy of the all the day's results can be found here.

All profits from the day went to this year's chosen charity, East Englia Air Ambulance.


SIX COUNTIES CHARITY TEAMBOWL 2011

This year's Six Counties Charity Teambowl was hosted by Cambridgeshire at Littleport Leisure Centre on Sunday, 25th September 2011.

Round 1
Suffolk's 19-5 win over Hertfordshire saw them take the early lead. Cambridgeshire held second place, taking 16 points from Bedfordshire, while 3rd place was held by Norfolk with their 13-11 win over Essex.

Round 2
Norfolk moved up into second place with the day's most impressive result, a 22-2 win over Hertfordshire. Cambridgeshire took another 16-6 win, this time over Essex, but slipped to third. However Suffolk's 20-4 win over Bedfordshire kept them in the lead, albeit by just 4 points.

Round 3
Suffolk took another 20 point haul, this time over Essex and extended their overall lead to 11 points as Cambridgeshire took 16 points yet again, this time off Norfolk, who now slipped to third spot. Meanwhile Hertfordshire won their encounter with Bedfordshire 13-11.

Round 4
The top 2 teams played one another and shared the points. Suffolk now lead with 71 points while Cambridgeshire stayed 2nd on 60 points. However Norfolk missed their chance to close in on the leaders as they were able to take 13 points off Bedfordshire. They were now on 56 points. Essex's 15-9 win over Hertfordshire moved them on to 38 points, maintaining their 4th place. Bedofrdshire were 5th on 34 points, while Hertfordshire stood 5 points further back.

Round 5
With such a healthy lead Suffolk only needed to avoid any silly mistakes to take the win. Cambridgeshire finished off their day with a 19-5 win over Hertfordshire, but Suffolk matched that total with their win over Norfolk to secure the title for the third year in a row. Essex finished with their best result of the day, winning 18-6 against Bedfordshire, all of which meant that the overall standings remained exactly as they had been after the previous round.

The final standings were as follows:

Points
Suffolk

90
Cambridgeshire

79
Norfolk

61
Essex

54
Bedfordshire

44
Hertfordshire

34

A copy of the all the day's results can be found here.

All profits from the day went to this year's chosen charity, MAGPAS.


SIX COUNTIES CHARITY TEAMBOWL 2010

The final points and placings were:

Suffolk 86
Cambridgeshire 75
Essex 74
Hertfordshire 56
Norfolk 34
Bedfordshire 34


You can download the full set of results here.

SIX COUNTIES CHARITY TEAMBOWL 2009

On Sunday 27th September, Hertfordshire hosted the Six Counties Team Bowl, at the Ross Peers Sports Centre in Soham.

This annual event sees the 6 teams from the Eastern Counties playing one another in the Singles, Pairs and Triples, with each county putting up 4 teams in each discipline.

Round 1
The early leaders were Essex and Norfolk each of whom took 16 of the 24 points on offer from their respective opponents, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Just behind were reigning champions Cambridgeshire who were also off to a strong start, taking a 14-10 victory over perenial rivals Suffolk.

Round 2
Essex continued their strong start with a 19-5 win over Bedfordshire, taking them onto 35 points, fully 8 points clear of Suffolk who were now second, following a 17-7 victory over Norfolk. Meanwhile Cambridgeshire were in third, just 1 point behing Suffolk, following a very impressive showing from their opponents, Hertfordshire.

Round 3
The third round of matches saw Essex stumble for the first time as the were soundly beaten 16-8 by Norfolk. The loss saw them drop all the way back to third place, albeit only 3 points off the lead which was now in the hands of Suffolk, following their 19-5 win over Hertfordshire. Meanwhile an 18-6 win for Cambridgeshire over Befordshire had brought them up to second place, just 2 points behind Suffolk.

The top 3 teams were now covered by a mere 3 points and following Norfolk's impressive win, it meant that the top 4 teams were all within 7 points of one another.

Round 4
The crucial match of the round was Cambridgeshire against Essex. A big win for either team was going to put the victor in a very strong overall position. And it all looked to be going Essex's way as they first won 3 of the 4 Singles games and then 3 of the 4 Pairs games, but Cambridgeshire made a remarkable come back to win all 4 Triples games and tie the match 12-12.

However that result gave the upper hand to Suffolk as they took on Bedfordshire and won 18-6, while Norfolk edged home 13-11 in front of Hertfordshire.

Round 5
Heading into the final round of games Suffolk were leading on 64 points, 8 ahead of Cambridgeshire and 9 ahead of Essex. However, with Suffolk and Essex playing one another it was possible that their positions could turn around while Cambridgeshire could still end up pipping both of them.

Bedfordshire were going to require a big win over Hertfordshire to be able to lift themselves off the bottom of the standings, but as it was the match was a 12-12 draw. Bedfordshire finished 6th with 37 points, while Hertfordshire were 5th on 48 points.

Cambridgeshire's chances rested on a big win against their final opponents Norfolk, and going into the final games for the triples they were still very much in with a chance, but they could only manage 3 points from that final set of games and although they won the match it was only by a score of 13-11. That result brought them up to their final tally of 69 points, but that wouldn't be enough to take the title and they would finish third while Norfolk were 4th on 63 points.

Meanwhile Essex went into their game with Suffolk knowing that they would need 17 points to take overall victory. They took 4 points from the Singles, followed by 6 points in the Pairs, leaving them needing to get 7 of the 8 points on offer in the Triples. In the end it was just too much to ask as Suffolk managed to get 3 points which was enough to win the event, despite Essex winning that final game 15-9.

As it was Essex finished second on 70 points, 3 behind Suffolk's final total of 73 points.

Beds

Cambs

Essex

Herts

Norfolk

Suffolk

Pts

For

Agst

Pos
BEDFORDSHIRE

6 - 18

5 - 19

12 - 12

8 - 16

6 - 18

37

277

484

6th
CAMBRIDGESHIRE

18 - 6

12 - 12

12 - 12

13 - 11

14 - 10

69

406

338

3rd
ESSEX

19 - 5

12 - 12

16 - 8

8 - 16

15 - 9

70

383

326

2nd
HERTFORDSHIRE

12 - 12

12 - 12

8 - 16

11 - 13

5 - 19

48

320

406

5th
NORFOLK

16 - 8

11 - 13

16 - 8

13 - 11

7 - 17

63

384

339

4th
SUFFOLK

18 - 6

10 - 14

9 - 15

19 - 5

17 - 7

73

429

306

1st

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PREVIOUS WINNERS
2017 » Suffolk
2016 » Suffolk
2015 » Suffolk
2014 » Suffolk
2013 » Suffolk
2012 » Cambridgeshire
2011 » Suffolk
2010 » Suffolk
2009 » Suffolk
2008 » Cambridgeshire
2007 » Suffolk
2006 » Cambridgeshire
2005* » Suffolk
2005 » Cambridgeshire
2004 » Cambridgeshire
2003 » Suffolk
2002 » Cambridgeshire
2001 » Cambridgeshire
2000 » Suffolk
1999 » Suffolk
1998 » Norfolk
1997 » Suffolk
*In 2005 the event moved from a January to a September date