Monthly Archives: August 2014
There was an entry of three girls for the Junior Girls Merit which was played at Ballaugh on Sunday 10 August. Despite a heavy shower at the beginning the weather cleared to allow some good bowls to be played.
The event was played as a Round-Robin with the girl with the highest number of chalks representing the island on 30 August.
Harley Garrett 15, Casey Bolton 8; Casey Bolton 15, Bethany Kennish 4; Harley Garrett 15, Bethany Kennish 4.
Final order : Harley Garrett 30 points, Casey Bolton 23 points and Bethany Kennish, who will be a threat in years to come, 8 points.
We wish Harley all the best on 30 August
The C Tarleton Hodgson and Son Ltd sponsored ladies’ league got up to date on Wednesday 20 August when Purt le Moirrey and Castletown played their match postponed from 4 July.Castletown had the better of the meeting winning 7 of the 9 games, four of them to single figures. The two winners for the home side were Brenda Hawkard and Debra Cooper who also won to single figures.
PURT LE MOIRREY 105, CASTLETOWN 170
:Linda Dawson 16, Hilary Kermode 21; Tracy Moore 16, Ann Hollingworth 21; Amanda Lawler 13, Anne Oates 21; Brenda Hawkard 21, Barbara Young 14; Sophie Moore 3, Hannah Kermode 21; Roma Ware 6, Kim Foy 21; Pauline Worrall 0, Kathryn Kinley 21; Dot Mylchreest 9, Marie Ashurst 21; Debra Cooper 21, Sue Peach 9.
There was an entry of 19 for the ladies’ singles sponsored by Paddy Power which was played at Douglas, alongside the men’s event, on Saturday 23 August. The warm weather and fast green led to some interesting games played in good spirit.
Quarter-finals : Pat Withers 21, Maureen Payne 16; Jo Smith 21, Jenny Moore 19; Rita Callan 21, Wendy Cowin 20; Paula Garrett 21, Lil Smith 10.
Semi-finals : Jo Smith 21, Pat Withers 18; Paula Garrett 21, Rita Callan 16
Paula got off to a strong start in the final winning seven of the first eight ends to lead 15-8. Jo then won the next five ends to level the score at 15-15, but could only manage to win one more end as Paula ran out the winner 21-16.
Roy Williams remarked how kind the weather had been for the competitions for the two Douglas Town Cups before introducing Andy Foster, from Paddy Power, to make the presentations.
Castletown A have retained their status of Over 60s Mens Champions following a 5-3 win over their nearest rivals Port St Mary A ending their title challenge with 3 games to go.
It is still all to play for for runner up with only 3 points seperating the next 5 teams.
Castletown have now won the league for 6 consecutive seasons, this latest victory being their 9th overall.
Current League Standings
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A draw on points is a rare occurrence in the C Tarleton Hodgson and Son Ltd sponsored ladies’ league but it happened in two matches on the penultimate night of the 2014 season. Onchan with 5 wins and a 20 by Libby Andrade against Ellie Faragher would appear to be in the box seat against Ballaugh, however with all their players reaching double figures together with Christine Macdonald and Ann Gale both winning to single figures the two teams finished all square on points. At Castletown Port St Mary won 5 games while the home side had 4 wins and a 20 by Anne Oates against Tricia Bull, and with each team having a good win to single figures it was less surprising that this game also ended lavel on points. South Ramsey were top scorers of the night after a convincing 7-2 win over Douglas, while it was closer at Marown where despite winning 5-4 on games the home side ended 8 points behind Noble’s Mixed. Purt le Moirrey had a one game advantage over Port Erin but with three of their players winning to single figures they had a comfortable advantage on points. There were some close games at Peel Sunset where Mooragh Park won 5-4 on games. Two of the matches went all the way with Rosemary Quirk coming through 21-20 against Connie Pettegrew, while in the last game on the green Joyce Kelly just pipped Lilian Slinger by the same score.
It was the last match of the season in the Trend sponsored ladies’ over 60’s league on Thursday 14 August with the top two places already settled. In third place Peel could have lost out to Ballaugh but secured their place after a very close match at Port Erin, which ended level on games with a four point advantage to the visitors. Ballaugh visited Port St Mary A where they drew on games, but wins to single figures by Val Macfarlane and Margaret Tasker gave the new champions a comfortable win on points. Onchan A had a profitable visit to second placed Mooragh Park, winning 4-2 on games in a high scoring match with all twelve players reaching double figures. Douglas were top scorers, dropping just 5 points against Port St Mary B, the two winners for the visiting side being Roma Ware and Pauline Worrall who edged out Wendy Cowin 21-20.
Congratulations go to Port St Mary A who have won the league for the first time.
On the final week of the Trend sponsored ladies’ over 60’s league Port St Mary A were leaving nothing to chance as they scored a maximum at the Villa with Wendy Kennaugh and Win Collister winning to single figures. Margaret Corlett was top scorer for the home team reaching 18 against Rita Callister. It was a high-scoring match at Port St Mary B with the lowest individual score being 15. Two games went all the way with Brenda Hawkard coming through 21-20 against Mavis Franks while Gwen Tuck redressed the balance with a win over Edwina Reid by the same score. Hazel Hughes spoiled the party for Ballaugh as she won her game to deny them a full house although Phyllis Gelling came close to giving the visitors a second game reaching 19 against Jane Teare. Peel Sunset won 4-2 against Noble’s Mixed the game of the morning being the close game between Connie Pettegrew and Sylvia Kennaugh which Connie just claimed 21-19.Castletown had the better of Douglas 4-2 on games, Lynne Mansley and Wendy Cowin being the two winners for the visiting side, while Mooragh Park being a player short gave Onchan B a head start, which they exploited being the better side over the five games played.
There was an entry of 30 for the ladies’ singles open played at Port St Mary on Wednesday 13 August for the W.A.Roberts Trophy sponsored by Celtic Associates Ltd. Despite a rain interruption during the afternoon the weather cleared to give fine weather for the latter stages.
Quarter-finals: Tricia Bull 21, Paula Firth 17; Val Macfarlane 21, Win Collister 14; Ann Maddrell 21, Chris Holland 14; Chris Price 21, Hannah Kermode 14.
Both semi-finals were very close. Tricia and Val were neck and neck to 19-19 when Val got two singles to come through 21-19, while in the other match Chris raced ahead to 16-9 before Ann fought back to 19-19. A 2 at the next end saw Chris through to the final.
In the final the scores were level at 14-14 before a spurt from Val took her into a 20-16 lead. Chris took the next three ends to make it “all but across”, before a win for Val on the next end gave her the title 21-20.
Ann Maddrell then thanked all those who had helped during the afternoon running the sheet and providing the refreshments, and also the green keeper, before introducing Iain Wood from Celtic Associates Ltd to make the presentations. Iain said how much he had enjoyed the bowls and that they would be delighted to sponsor the competition again next year.
The games were more evenly matched on Friday night with two of the contests ending with nine points between the two teams. At Douglas the home team were 6-3 ahead on games but wins to single figures by the three Purt le Moirrey winners gave the visitors the nine point advantage. League leaders Port St Mary had the better of South Ramsey 5-4, in a low scoring match, with two wins, and two losses, to single figures. Marown were successful on their travels winning 7-2 against Onchan. However Eileen Thomas and Libby Andrade with good single figure wins kept their visitors’ score down. Peel Sunset completed a successful week with a 6-3 win at Noble’s Mixed, the three winners for the home side being Sylvia Kennaugh, Josie Harding and Paula Firth who won to single figures. Port Erin were the night’s top scorers, winning seven of their nine games. The two winners for Ballaugh were Jenny Maddrell and Jane Teare who came through 21-19 against Sylvia Maddrell, while Christine Macdonald almost gave them a third game, reaching 20 against Phil Dobson.
Douglas fell just one point short of a maximum when they met Onchan B on Thursday 7 August in the Trend sponsored ladies’ over 60’s league. The lone winner for Onchan B was Joyce Gardiner who edged out Jo Oldam 21-20 while Dee Lewis came close to adding a second game reaching 20 against Wendy Cowin. Audrey Gardner spoiled the party for Castletown as she won to single figures to deny them a full house. Jacqui Elliott had a good tussle with Barbara Young before going down 21-20.Peel Sunset struggled to come to terms with the Marown green, Mary Moffatt being their only winner, although Cath Parker came close reaching 20 against Mary Alderson. Despite ending level on games Noble’s Mixed had a comfortable points win over Port St Mary B with Meg Williams and Pat Robertson winning to single figures while at Ballaugh good wins by Ann Gale and Jenny Maddrell kept their deficit against Mooragh Park down to 8 points. Onchan A won 4-2 on games at home to Douglas with Lynda Clarke winning to single figures, the two winners for the visitors being Muriel Cain and Pat Kelly.