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This year's championships were hosted by Suffolk at Needham Market on Sunday, 26th April.

There were a total of 35 teams competing for the title, divided up into 7 groups of 5, with the group winners and the best runner-up qualifying for the knockout stages.

Group 1
Although it was one of the day's tougher groups it produced one of only two teams to win all their group games. Barking B took 4 wins out of 4 to head the group, with second place going to Burstall who finished on 5 points.

Group 2
Reepham Robins won the group with 3 wins out of 4, finishing a point ahead of Littleport VH, despite losing to them.

Group 3
Witnesham headed the group and although they were unbeaten they only won 2 games, while drawing the other 2. Occold finished second on 5 points.

Group 4
Three narrow wins and one narrow loss gave Kenninghall the group win with 6 points with Occold B finishing a point behind.

Group 5
The closest fought group of the day saw Claydon going into their final game knowing that they needed a win and 7 shots to qualify. In the end they just did it, beating Over into second place by a single shot.

Group 6
The other team to take 4 wins out of 4 were group winners Knodishall A, while second placed Kelsale A took 3 wins but also managed to accumulate 37 shots which was good enough to seem them through the the Knockout Stages as the best runner-up.

Group 7
The final game in the group would decide which one of 3 ways the group win would go. If either Kelsale B and Tollgate won they would take the group, while a draw would see That's All Folkes through on their superior shots. But it was Kelsale that took the win, giving them 6 points with That's All Folkes runners-up on 5.

Quarter Finals
Barking B v Reepham Robins

Reepham were off to the best start and led 4-0 after 2 ends, but Barking clawed their way back to draw level at 5-5, going into the last end. However despite Barking's momentum it was Reepham that came back to take the game 6-5.

Witnesham v Kenninghall
A four shot haul on the first end in Kenninghall's favour set the tone for the game. Witnesham were never closer than 2 shots behind as Kenninghall came home 9-5 winners.

Claydon v Knodishall A
Claydon made the best start and were 4-0 up in 2 ends, but Knodishall squared the game on the next. Two more for Claydon were negated over the next 2 ends and it was all square with one end to go. But having twice drawn level Knodishall could never get their noses in front, they lost the last end, and the game went to Claydon 7-6.

Kelsale B v Kelsale A
'B' were off to the best start, taking 2 shots on each of the first 2 ends. 'A' took the next 2, but only with a shot apiece, and that was as close as they got. The next 2 ends went to 'B', giving them a 4 shot lead with an end to go and they were able to take the win despite dropping the last end. The final score 6-3 to 'B'.

Claydon v Kelsale B
A 'to and fro' game saw Kelsale go 2 up after 2 and Claydon 3-2 ahead after another 2. Kelsale took 2 shots on the fifth end to retake the lead, but the 6th end was the killer for Claydon as took 4 to take a 3 shot lead into the last. And with the jack pushed back Kelsale could do no better than one shot as Claydon took the game 7-5.

Reepham Robins v Kenninghall
All all Norfolk affair saw the first 2 ends shared and the game level at 2-2. But the next 2 were decisive for the outcome of the game as Reepham took first 2 shots on the third and then 4 on the fourth end to 8-2. However Kenninghall got 3 back on the next and 1 more on the penultimate end to get within 2 shots. But that was where the comeback ended. Reepham took 2 on the last to finish 10-6 winners.

Reepham Robins
(Stephen, Peter, Matt & Doris Frost) v Claydon (Jim & Sally Goodrich and Sue & Steve Isles)
End 1 – Claydon opened better, with their early woods finishing just short and proving impossible to beat, Claydon were off to a great start with 4 shots.
End 2 – Another good start for Claydon is negated by Reepham's No.2, but Claydon's No.3 draws shot, the skip plays Reepham's best wood away and Claydon take 2 to lead 6-0
End 3 – Again a better start for Claydon and although the jack gets pushed back it stays with them, with Reepham lacking any back woods and neither skip able to get anywhere close, it's another 3 to Claydon who are now 9-0 up.
End 4 – Reepham really need something to happen, but again Claydon make the early running. However the Reepham skip's final shot to take out shot wood finally gets them on the scoreboard with 2. Claydon lead 9-2
End 5 – This time Claydon are short. The jack is back and surrounded by 4 Reepham woods, but a running shot from Claydon's No.3 breaks the head up and although the wood goes off they lose only 2 shots. Claydon now lead 9-4.
End 6 – Now it's Reepham that need to break up the head as Claydon pile their woods in just behind the jack. They fail to do so and Claydon punish them with repeated draws to the jack, finally ending up with a 6 shot haul to give them an unassailable 15-4 lead, and taking an emphatic win with an end to spare.


Reepham Robins

Semi Finalists

Semi Finalists

updated 27/04/14