February, 2013 at Coral Star
Coral Star 2 (72
shots) Shogun 2 (63 shots), 2 games drawn
February, 2013 at Shogun
Shogun 4 (77
shots) Coral Star 2 (52 shots)
On Saturday 17th
November, the short mat clubs from Kama, F&P (Mimosa), and Kiti
sent 36 players to join the Shogun group in a competition sponsored by Chris
Parry of 3D Global Wealth Management. The charity competition involved a
triples round robin with the teams made up of members from the different
organisations. There were some very close matches in all three sections and
despite a power-cut during the day, which lasted for several hours, all
section matches were completed and these were followed by the semi
After two tight
semis, we reached the business end of the day and the Final was
contested between Anne
Males, Jim Allison and Colin Merry versus Pam Wilson, Jean Couch and
Paul Jordan. The Final proved an equally close competition however in
the end Anne, Jim and Colin won by 12-7. Well done and congratulations
Chris Parry (left)
presenting the trophy and prizes to the winning team: Jim Allison, Anne
Males and Colin Merry
the Saturday evening many of those who took part in the competition
enjoyed a meze meal at the Melitzia Taverna, Tala, and this was followed
with entertainment provided by the Marios Mavromatis Dancing Group.
A total of €600 was raised
and was presented to The Friends of Paphos Hospice at the Evangelismos Hospital.
Jim Allison, Catherine
Allison and Dave Richards, from the Shogun club handing over the cheque
to Jacky Cotterill (2nd left), from the Friends Hospice.
Both the Shogun
group Triples and Rinks finals took place on Sunday 23rd September,
2012. The Triples final was a very close affair with a score of 6-6
after 9 ends, however a score of 4 on the tenth end for the team of
Carol Halkett, Maria and Peter Milligan was the decisive move that
really decided the match. They managed to maintain that differential
over of last year’s winners, Dave Richards, Jenny and Graham Mattox,
through the remaining two ends.
In comparison the
Rinks final was a one horse affair with the rink of Carol Halkett, Pat &
Ronnie Strachan, and Jim Allison, cantering forward into the Island
finals as representatives of the Shogun group. They overwhelmed the
opposition, Anne & Paul Jordan, and Maria & Peter Milligan, so much so,
that the final two ends were unnecessary. Not quite a whitewash, but
perilously close to it!
That completes the
Shogun group competitions for this year and all that remains is to wish
the very best of luck to the following who will represent the Shogun at
the Island National Championships at Kiti in October, 2012:
Open 2 Wood
Singles: Dave Richards
Ladies 4 Wood Singles:
Gents 4 Wood Singles:
Mixed Pairs: Jenny
& Graham Mattox
Carol Halkett, Maria & Peter Milligan
Mixed Rinks: Carol
Halkett, Pat & Ronnie Strachan, Jim Allison
Singles and Mixed Pairs Final were both held this month. In the singles,
after a very poor start, Ronnie Strachan had a wake up call just in
time. He regained his normal steady form and managed to overcome a
substantial lead that had been built up by Derek Lemon, thereby assuming
the mantle of this year’s Gents Champion.
The Mixed Pairs
competition final was held on Sunday 19th August and the experienced duo
of Jenny and Graham Mattox overcame the pairing of Linda Maidment and
Stuart Harrison, who seemed to have exhausted all their best bowls en
route to the final. Their progress to the final was admirable and they
overcame a number of more experienced pairings to get there, however on
the day, Jenny and Graham were too strong and will go forward to
represent Shogun at the Cyprus National finals.
13th – 15th July, 2012
Fraser McKinley Competition
Sixteen Shogun members travelled
to Ayia Napa to take part in the annual Fraser McKinley Cup competition
at the Mimosa Beach Hotel. A total of 60 entrants from four of the
island’s clubs took part in soaring temperatures.
Shogun players reached the Finals
as part of their respective triples teams. Sue Lemon. and her team were
runners-up, whereas Pat Strachan, and her team were the victors. This is
the fifth consecutive year that Shogun players have reached the Final
stages of this tournament. Well done to all who took part!
8th July, 2012 –
Shogun Ladies Singles
The final of the Ladies 4
bowl singles 2012 took place on Sunday 8th July, 2012, at the Shogun
centre in Emba, between Jenny Mattox and Maria Milligan. (Both Jenny
and Maria, along with Pat Strachan, recently won the Bowls Cyprus
National Ladies Triples competition.)
The final was an excellent
game as you would expect from two of the most consistent members of the
Shogun club. It was very close for the first 8 ends with very little in
it, however this was the point where Maria started to take command of
the proceedings and opened up a lead of 7 shots. At last Jenny responded
and gradually whittled away the deficit and closed the gap to 2 shots
after 26 ends. However end 27 proved decisive and Maria got the single
point she required to win, winning 21-18. Maria will go forward to
represent the Shogun at the National Short Mat Finals played in October,
2012, at Kiti.
2012 – Coral Star 3 – Shogun 3
21st January 2012
– Coral Star 2 Shogun 4
Shogun 5 Coral Star 1
Competition Programme for 2011/12
Notice Board for full information, format and rules)
March 1st – Ladies and Gents 2 bowl singles (new
trophy donated by Tom Hudson)
April to June – Ladies and
Gents 4 bowl Championships
June to August – Mixed Pairs
4 bowl Championships
July to September – Mixed
Triples 2 bowl Championships
August & September – Mixed
All competitions to be
completed by the weekend of 6/7th October, 2012, as the winners of each discipline
shall be expected to represent the Shogun in the National Short Mat
Finals at Kiti, Larnaca. Dates for the finals TBA.
10th December, 2011
– Coral Star 2 – Shogun 4
This most recent match was
played at the revamped Coral Star venue, in a room that can now
accommodate three mats. These regular matches with Coral Star are
proving very useful for our newer bowlers who are learning quickly and
improving with each game.
November 2011 –
Famagusta & Paralimni
Paralimni (F&P) came to Paphos for a couple of days and the Shogun were
invited to join them in a friendly roll up. A very enjoyable game was
experienced by both groups of players with four mats of full rinks being
played with the visitors being the victors over two sessions.
Shogun 2 wins,
2 draws, 80shots.
Paralimni, 4 wins,
2 draws, 99 shots.
match the Shogun group joined the Famagusta and Paralimni group for a
very enjoyable lunch at their holiday apartments.
22nd November, 2011
– Shogun 4 – Coral Star 2
5th November 2011
– Coral Star 5.5 – Shogun 0.5
October 2011 –
Shogun 4 – Coral Star 2
9th July 2011
Fourteen Shogun players made the
trip to Mimosa to take part in a Fraser McKinlay sponsored Round Robin
tournament, and again the Shogun representatives put up a good show,
with Paul Jordan just pipped for a place in the final. However Jenny
Mattox made it through to the final with her team but they were narrowly
defeated by a strong team from Famagusta. Prizes and trophies were
presented to the winners and runners up by Mr Chris Parry from Fraser
The tournament was followed by an
evening meal and thereafter by a disco with singing and dancing till the
wee sma’ hours.
Sunday morning the Shogun caravan
upped sticks and moved on to Kama where they took part in two bowling
sessions at the new facility at the invitation of Captain Roy Staples
and V/Captain Ken Kennard. Bowling was followed by lunch and the use of
their lovely outdoor pool before the trip home to Paphos and the memory
of a weekend that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Twenty five Paphos short mat bowlers made the trek up to
Protaras again this year to take part in the Mimosa Cup competition
hosted by the Famagusta & Paralimni Short Mat Club.
of the competition is that teams of three players are
drawn from all entrants irrespective of what club they are members of.
There are four sections and each team within the section will play 4
games of 40min.each, with the top team in each of the four sections
going through to semi – final. The winners of the two semis meet in the
Both semi-finals were very closely contested with one
match requiring an extra end to decide
which team progressed to
the Final. Paphos bowlers were represented in both the semis. Tony Hull
and Bryan Ratcliffe from the Latin Parish club were beaten in the first
semi, however Jenny Mattox, from the Shogun, partnered by two players
from Famagusta, made it through to the Final.
However, Jenny, representing the bowlers from Paphos,
failed to overcome her opponents and was narrowly defeated in the Final.
The winning a team consisted of two players from Famagusta and one from
Kiti. Well done to them!
But we’ll be back next year!!
Forty two of the Shogun members and friends attended at Costas Taverna,
Koloni, for the annual presentation night. The short presentation
ceremony was followed by an enjoyable never-ending meze and a
Dominoes tournament. The trophies and prizes were presented by Albert
Smith, the most senior member of the group.
Ladies: First place – Jenny
Gents: First place – Richard
First place – Maria & Peter
Runners up – Catherine Allison
& Glen Smith
First place – Maria Milligan
Runner up – Catherine Allison
First place – Bob Sim
Runner up – Jimmy Allison
There was also a special
presentation to Peter Milligan in appreciation of his time and effort in
the development and maintenance of the Short Mat website.
After the dominoes were concluded
the raffle, in aid of the Kidney Association, was drawn. Proceeds of the
raffle, and those from the Shogun book exchange facility, amounted to
200 euros, which will be presented to the Kidney Association in the near
future. Many thanks to all who donated prizes and gave so willingly on
UPDATE ON GROUP COMPETITIONS
All three competitions are nearing
the pointy end of the tournaments. In the Ladies singles, Catherine
Allison awaits her opponent in the Final. The other finalist is a couple
of games away however as Sue Lemon is to play Carol Hackett in the 1/4
final, with the winner to play Maria Milligan in the semi for the honour
to play Catherine in the Final.
Jimmy Allison is already through to
the final of the Gents singles, awaiting the winner from the semi-final to
be played between George Gray and Bob Sim.
In the Pairs competition, Catherine
Allison, and her partner, Glen Smith, have already qualified for the
Final. After a very close 1/4 final, Maria & Peter Milligan edged out Sue
and Derek Lemon by one shot, to gain a place in the semi-final where they
will play Pat and Ronnie Strachan, with the winners playing Catherine and
Glen in the Final.
Friday 12th November, 2010.
KITI (Larnaca) v
The competition consisted of a round-robin with 20 triples teams taking
part, each team playing 3 games in total. The Final was played over 11
ends with a comfortable win for Shogun Short Mat represented by Danny,
Mo and Dave Heseltine. Snack’s were supplied during game and at the
conclusion of the game there was a presentation of prizes in a local
taverna. Another day to remember.
Saturday 30th, October, 2010.
Sixteen Shogun players travelled to Ayia Napa and stayed overnight at
the Mimosa Hotel. The Shogun players took part in the Open Mimosa
Charity Cup competition, which is sponsored by the local Municipality.
Dave Holt, from the Shogun, won the overall competition and Jim Elmes,
also from the Shogun, was runner-up. Both were presented with their
trophies by the mayor of the Municipality at an evening function after
the competition. All competitors were presented with a commemorative
medal and ribbon.
Saturday 30th October, 2010.
MAT v LATIN PARISH SHORT MAT
This match was played at the Latin Parish Hall, and the result was a win
for the Shogun 3-1.
Tuesday 12th October, 2010
MAT v LATIN PARISH SHORT MAT
session: comprised mixed teams made up from 12 Latin Parish members and
19 Shogun members. After the coffee break competition ensued with
3 rinks from the Latin Parish playing 3 rinks from Shogun, with the
Shogun winning by the margin of 2 rinks to 1.
2nd October, 2010
SHORT MAT v SHOGUN SHORT MAT
The latest of the regularly
organised matches took place at the Latin Parish Hall on Saturday 2nd
October. In the first session, the home team took an early lead on both
mats but by the 6th end the teams were level. On the
penultimate end there was only one shot difference on both mats.
However, Shogun eventually managed to win by one shot on both mats.
In the second session, Shogun team
took an early lead, which they maintained throughout both games to
finish five shots up on mat 1 and one shot up on mat 2. Final result:- Latin Parish 0,
The majority of the Shogun team
were new members with very limited match experience, so WELL DONE to you
Monday 27th September, 2010
SHOGUN SHORT MAT v CORAL BAY (NEO)
David Ettritch of Coral Bay Lawn
Green Bowling Club and a regular player at Shogun Short Mat invited as
many Short Mat bowlers as possible to a challenge game at their new full
size lawn green in Peyia. On Monday 27th September 2010, 28
players from Shogun Short Mat took up the challenge, with many never
having previously played on a full size green.
The game of 18 ends was thoroughly
enjoyed by all in very hot weather on a very good green. Shogun players,
experienced and novices, put up a strong challenge winning three out of
the seven rinks played. The Shogun team lost overall 133 points to 89,
which seems a large deficit but the selection of Shogun teams by Jenny
Mattox and Danny McLaren proved positive.
This was followed by a buffet meal
in the new Club House served by Stavros the owner of the Club, making it
a day to remember. A return game of Short Mat at the Shogun is yet to be
26th September 2010
A Round-Robin competition took
place at the Shogun in the Karate Club, Emba on Sunday 26th
There were two sections of eight
(8) triples, four teams from Shogun and four teams from Kiti in each
section. Each team played three games of 45 minutes duration with a 50
minute interval between games. By the time the final was due to be
played between the top team from Shogun and the top team from Kiti, 40
minutes had been gained overall.
This was a sign of a well
organised event and credit must go to the players for getting on with
the job. WELL DONE!!
Dave Griffiths, Derek Smith and
Jenny Mattox (Shogun) pipped the rival Shogun team led by George Gray on
shot difference, earning the right to represent the Shogun in the
Frank Grundy, Sheila Smith and
June Clarke (Kiti) edged out Lorraine Grundy’s team on shot difference,
to represent Kiti in the final.
Following two trial ends, Jenny’s
team took an early lead and maintained that lead to finish winners by 15
shots to 7.
After the final, 47 people made
their way to Melitza Tavern in Tala where a meze had been arranged and
was thoroughly enjoyed by all, along with a few drinks. Dave Richards
then fronted the formalities with Pat Strachan presenting the prizes to
the winners and runners up. Frank from Kiti responded and his invitation
for a return game was accepted.
Then the best kept secret, a group
of dancers from the Shogun Dance School, led by their instructor Marios,
appeared to entertain us with a fantastic display of Greek dances to the
delight of all present. Special thanks to Val and Richard Walden
for arranging and financing the evening’s first class entertainment.