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England representatives confirmed for British Isles Championships

England’s representatives for the British Isles Championships have been confirmed following the play-off matches taking place between its 2019 and 2021 national champions.

The play-offs took place at Oxford City and County BC yesterday (Sunday 15 May), to determine the ten remaining opportunities to represent England at the Championships, taking place at Llandrindod Wells BC, Wales, from Thursday 30 June until Sunday 3 July.

A play-off was not required in three events following the withdrawal of Harriet Stevens (Devon – women’s junior singles), Sophie Tolchard, Emma Cooper and Harriet Stevens (Devon – women’s triples) and Sam Tolchard (men’s singles).

Results from the play-off matches:

Women’s events
Junior Singles

Kat Bowman (Leicestershire) received walkover from Harriet Stevens (Devon)

Junior Pairs
Hayley Kenny and Jasmine Wilson (Essex) bt Rebecca Moorbey and Chloe Brett (Huntingdonshire) 21-12

Singles
Jamie-Lea Winch (Leicestershire) bt Stef Branfield (Somerset) 21-19

Pairs
Katy Smith and Lucy Smith (Wiltshire) bt Helen Holroyd (sub for Sheila Plaskitt) and Penny Strong (Lincolnshire) 20-10

Triples
Bridget Hodder, Julie Leake and Penny Cresswell (Dorset) received walkover from Sophie Tolchard, Emma Cooper and Harriet Stevens (Devon)

Fours
Hayley Kenny, Michelle Squires, Serena Madgewick and Rebecca Smith (Essex – photographed) bt Carole Blackwell (sub for Harriet Stevens), Lauren Hackett, Hayley James and Emma Cooper (Devon) 23-16

Senior Fours
Dawn Grisley, Maz Fisher, Jenny Ralph and Jackie Bryant (Bedfordshire) bt Kirsty Cox, Anne Burchell, Caroline Cullum and Glenys Bolt (Lincolnshire) 18-11

Men’s events
Junior Singles
Jordan Philpott (Lincolnshire) bt Jason Avery (Kent) 21-19

Singles
Ed Morris (Essex) received walkover from Sam Tolchard (Devon)

Pairs
John Tufts and Wayne Willgress (Norfolk) bt Jason Haskins and Roger Kendrick (Kent) 25-15

Triples
Christopher Muir, Steve Gunnell and Ed Morris (Essex) bt Scott Winskill, Mark Hancock and Andy Knapper 18-17

Fours
Tom McGuinness, David Ross, Kirk Smith and John McGuinness (Buckinghamshire) bt Stephen Cook, Ian Williams, James Park and David Forster (Cumbria) 25-18

Senior Fours
Brett Arkley, Tony Humphries, Alan Theobald and Alex Bryden (Durham) bt Andy Piper (sub for Peter Warne), Michael Blizzard, Bob Harris and Trevor Broad (Berkshire) 22-14

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