Herefordshire Short Mat Bowling Association


County Championships

HSMBA Pairs Championship - D&H Luther Cup

2023 Competition

The 2021-22 competition was played at the Ross Bowling Club with 15 pairs competing initially in 4 round robin groups. The top two teams in each group progressed to the knockout stages and by the semi-final stage it was guarenteed that a new pairing would lift the trophy. The first match saw the St Martin’s pairing of Rhys Palmer and Jim Knowles, looking to reach the clubs first County Championship final, taking on the winner of the last three Coutny Pairs Championships, Joe Loveys, this year teaming up with Gorsley Chapel clubmate Dean Rudman. Ultimately, it was not to be for the St Martin’s due as Dean adn Joe produced a strong performance to win 11-2. In the other Semi-Final, the current Over 55 Pairs champions Claire Herbert and Peter Wright fought hard, coming back to win 10-7 against Ross clubmates Dave Rush and David Millington Jones.  A nip and tuck final saw neither team take control until a two from the Ross duo on the sixth end-taking the score to 7-3 – left Rudman and Loveys with too much to do in the final four ends as the game ended 10-7, meaning that Herbert and Wright completed the double in HSMBA pairs competition for the season.

Semi Finals

Dean Rudman & Joe Loveys (Gorsley Chapel ) bt Rhys Palmer & Jim Knowles (St Martin’s) 11-2

Claire Herbert & Peter Wright (Ross) bt Dave Rush and David Millington Jones (Ross) 10-7


Claire Herbert & Peter Wright (Ross) bt Dean Rudman & Joe Loveys (Gorsley Chapel) 9-6

Claire Herbert & Peter Wright

Roll of Honour

SeasonWinner (Players)(Winner Teams)Runner-up (Players)Runner-up (Teams)
2023Claire Herbert & Peter Wright RossDean Rudman & Joe Loveys Gorsley Chapel
2022John Mills & Joe LoveysWoolhope / Gorsley ChapelShirley & Becci CoxWoolhope
2021No Competition
2020John Mills & Joe LoveysWoolhope / Gorsley ChapelKate Williams & Dave WatkinsRoss
2019John Mills & Joe LoveysWoolhope / Gorsley ChapelSheila Whittingham & Peter WrightLarruperz
2018Terry Darrington & Rita HancockAston InghamMerion Attwood & Colin SmithLea
2017Hazel & Tony VitaleLarruperzRod Dawson & Mark CindereyWoolhope / Llangarron
2016Joe Loveys & Kate WilliamsGorsley / RossCharlotte & Stephen KiteLea
2015Betty & Harold AubreyWestonGill & Tim RigdenWeston
2014Dave Watkins & Les WilliamsRossAli & Ian RoeRoss
2013Sue & John StannardFownhopeHarold Aubrey & Tim RigdenWeston
2012Hazel & Tony VitaleLarruperzGeorge Marshall & Colin BarnesRoss
2011Jo & Brian ClaessenLeaGeorge Marshall & Colin BarnesRoss
2010Les Williams & James ZimmermanRossShirley & Becci CoxWoolhope
2009Sandra & Anthony RogersWoolhopeSheila & Alf WyeLarruperz
2008Sandra & Anthony RogersWoolhopeBrenda & Frank GarrettRoss
2007Sandra & Anthony RogersWoolhopeJune Pearce & Les PhillipsLarruperz
2006Les Williams & James ZimmermanRossFred Jolley & Alf WyeFownhope
2005Les Williams & James ZimmermanRossFred Jolley & Mark CarpenterFownhope
2004Betty & Harold AubreyWestonSue & John StannardFownhope
2003Brenda & Frank GarrettRossPamela & Neil KellettFownhope
2002John Stannard & Fred JolleyFownhopeAnthony Rogers & Roland GardinerWoolhope
2001John Stannard & Fred JolleyFownhopeAnthony Rogers & Roland GardinerWoolhope
2000Margit & Alex KilitiRossAndrew Mollett & Roger HuntFownhope

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