NATIONAL OVER 55 PAIRS Sunday 8th March
Bob Cousins and Derek Adams played in this for the county and in their group games Lost to West Midlands 1 10 - 5 beat East Sussex 4 11 - 4 which meant they had to beat Cambridgeshire 2 to reach the knock out stage. They failed to do this going down 11 shots to 5
NATIONAL MIXED FOURS Saturday7th March
Two teams represented Suffolk as the first national competition of the year got under way.Suffolk 1 was Bob Cousins,Malcolm Bailey,Margaret Hastings and Gloria Scott.Suffolk 2 were Michael Rice,Derek Adams ,Joanne Clements and Cheryl Grabham. In the group stage Suffolk 1 played East Sussex1 (W 9 - 6) Hertfordshire 1(W 9 - 3) and Gloucestershire1 (L 4 - 8) to reach the knock out stage. Suffolk 2 played Hampshire 1 (D 7 -7) Buckinghamshire 1(W 10 - 5) and Surrey 3 ( L 6 - 13) to miss out on them. In the last 32, Suffolk 1 faced Hampshire 1 and lost 10 8
NATIONAL TRIPLES Sunday 14th April
Suffolk had two teams in the Triples. Suffolk 1 Michael Rice,Rob Hayward and Cheryl Grabham did not make it out of the group losing 7 - 11 to Worcester, 5 - 13 to West Sussex and 10 - 12 to Cheshire. Suffolk 2 Colin Sharp, Paul Taylor and Donna Mills faired better going into the last 32 after beating Somerset 2 11 - 5 Dorset 4 8 - 5 and drawing with Devon 1 5 - 5 to top the group. They then met North Yorkshire who came away winning 5 - 9
NATIONAL FOURS Saturday 13th April
Michael Rice, Donna Mills,Rob Hayward and Cheryl Grabham got off to a good start beating Worcester 6 - 4 and kept it going by winning 9 - 4 over Oxfordshire 1 and 9 - 6 over Norfolk 2 to win the group. West Sussex 2 were next in the last 32 and in a tight game Suffolk won 8 - 7. Last 16 and 3 shots on the last end ,again saw Suffolk secure a 8 - 7 win. Quarter final saw them up against the winners for the last 2 years West Midlands who won 12 - 0 and went on to make it 3 years on the trot
NATIONAL PAIRS Friday 12th April
Suffolk were due only to have Bob Cousins and Colin Sharp in this discipline but after one team did not turn up ,Michael Rice and Rob Hayward found themselves in. Bob and Colin in their group lost 7 - 9 to Norfolk 1 6 - 7 to Hertfordshire and 5 - 14 to Devon 2. Michael and Rob lost 4 - 13 to Cornwall but went on to beat Hampshire 4 10 - 5 and Hertfordshire 2 10 - 9 to qualify 2nd in the group. Last 32 saw them up against North Yorkshire 2 only to lose 8 - 9
NATINAL SINGLES Thursday 11th April
Bob Cousins was the sole representative for the county and in his first game beat Dorset's Sam Everett 11 - 10. Devon's Eric Pavey then won 6 - 16 against him. In the last group game Bob was against Hertfordshires Dennis Mack and a 5 - 11 defeat saw him exit at the group stage.
NATIONAL OVER 55 PAIRS Sunday 31st March
Bob Cousins and Derek Adams got off to a good start in the group winning their first game against Dorset 2 14 - 6 the second against Gloucestershire 2 9 - 7 and the last v Norfolk 1 11 - 6. The Last 32 saw them see off Hampshire 4 10 - 7. Last 16 and Cambridgeshire 1 were beaten 13 - 4. The run was to end in the Quarter final when Worcestershire won a close game 8 - 9
NATIONAL MIXED FOURS Saturday 30th March
Suffolk were represented by Michael Rice, Derek Adams,Joanne Clements and Cheryl Grabham. In the group stage they were in with West Sussex lost 5 - 13, Cambridge won 15 - 7 and Surrey lost 2 - 23.
This put them into the Plate Knock out instead of the main . Here they played Dorset 2 and won 13 - 5. The Quarter final was also wom overEast Sussex 7 -5. The Semi Final saw their involement come to an end with Essex 1 winning 1 - 14
NATIONAL TRIPLES Sunday 15th April
Peter Kerry Derek Adams and Bob Cousins Suffolk1 got off to a bad start losing their opening game 2 - 14 to Devon 3. They managed to recover to win both their remainig group games 12 - 11 over Somerset 1 and 12 - 6 over Cheshire 2. Suffolk 2 got off to a flyer with wins over Devon 4 16 - 3 then 18 - 5 Worcester 1 but then lost last group game 5 - 12 to Bucks 2.Both sets made it to the knockout stage Suffolk 1 faced North Yorkshire 3 and won 11 - 9 while Suffolk 2 played Derbyshire 1 and lost 6 - 13. Suffolk 1 were now in the last 16 but after a close fought lost on the last end to Essex 2 8 - 11. The final was won by Gloucestershire 2 over Hampshire 2
NATIONAL FOUR Saturday 14th April
Suffolk 1 Cheryl Grabham,Rob Hayward, Harry Brown and Michael Rice started their group matches with a 4 - 11 defeat to Cheshire 2. They then won over Essex 1 7 - 4 then lost the last group game to Surrey 3 6 - 9. Suffolk 2 Peter Kerry, Derek Adams .Colin Sharp and Bob Cousins won they first game over Surrey 2 8 - 4 ,drew the second 7 -7 with Devon 3 and finished the last group game beating Humberside 3 10 - 4 to reach the knockout stage.There they faced Essex 3 and were edged out 7 -9. The final was won by West Midlands 1 over Hampshire 3
NATIONAL PAIRS Friday 13th April
Suffolk 1 Bob Cousins and Colin Sharp began with a 8 - 8 draw with Wiltshire 1 and then went on to win 10 - 4 against Derbyshire 1 and 17 - 2 over Worcester 2.Suffolk 2 Michael Rice and Donna Mills drew 6 - 6 with Hertfordshire 1 and narrowly lost to Cheshire 1 and North Yorkshire 3 both 8 - 9. Suffolk 1 qualify to the knockout round where they lost to Kent 3 - 10. The Final was a all Cheshire affair with Cheshire 2 beating Cheshire 1
NATIONAL SINGLES Thursday 12th April
Derek Adams Suffolk1 and Michael Rice Suffolk 2 were the counties players. Derek started off with a 10 - 10 draw against Devon's Sue Young then lost 5 -15 to Dan Winwill of Somerest and rounded off his group games with a 11 - 3 win over Norfolk's Simon Willies, Michael lost7 - 10 to Hampshires James Bucknall then lost 10 -15 to Ben Holbrook of Cheshire and finished with a 18 - 6 win over Wiltshires Bob Naylor. Both finised third in the group and missed out on the knock out stages.The title went to James Trott of Devon beating Danny Langdon of North Yorkshire
NATIONALS MIXED FOURS Saturday 7th. April 2018.
Suffolk had two teams entered, Suffolk 1 Cheryl Grabham,Margaret Hastings,Derek Adams and Michael Rice. Suffolk 2 Lesley Dyer,Nora Martin,Jay Francis and Malcolm Bailey.
Suffolk 1 started against Hertfordshire 2 and won 10 -7, Suffolk 2 also winning, 8 - 7 against West Midlands. both lost their second games Suffolk 1.. 7 -8 v Northants 1, Suffolk 2 to Northants 2... 3 - 8
Both won their last group game, Suffolk 1... 10 - 5 v Gloucester and Suffolk 2... 8 - 4 v Cheshire both going through to the main knockout as runners up in the group. Suffolk 1 were paired against Norfolk 1 and won 9 - 1 and Suffolk 2 against Hertfordshire and also won 12 - 1. Both teams were now in the Quarter Finals. Suffolk 1 played Devon and lost on an extra end and Suffolk 2 lost to Hampshire . Devon and Hampshire went on to meet in the final with Devon winning .
NATIONALS OVER 55'S PAIRS Sunday 8th April 2018
Malcolm Bailey and John Whiteman of Stowupland were Suffolk's representatives in this event.They started against Hampshire 1 and narrowly lost 7 - 9. Next was West Sussex whom they beat 13 - 6. Last game in the group saw them take on Surrey 1 who had won both their opening games, Malcolm and John went on to win 14 - 8 which ensured they won the group. In the knock out round ,they were matched against Gloucester only to be beaten 9 - 11. The eventual winnings were Essex 1 beating West Midlands in the final .