All play frozen out

The completion of the league programme in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter Bowling Club was delayed by the weather after the six teams due to play over the weekend were left waiting by a frozen green.

Both sets of fixtures have been rescheduled for this coming Saturday and Sunday, when still to be decided are a number of league positions, including second to fifth in the final standings.

Also still up for grabs is the Geoff Osborn memorial trophy awarded to the top woman points scorer in the individual merit table and on form to date will be won by one of two Mooragh Lakers team-mates who are separated by just one point.

Currently top on average is Janet Monk, who is followed closely by Jenny Moore; next having completed their season are three members of the same team – Tricia Bull, Margaret Tasker and Alison Keggen, all Louie’s Angels.

Safe in the next two places are Kim Hargraves (Jacks Off) and Tracy Moore (Castletown Corkers).

Seven of the team merit winners are now known and six of them will represent the Rest team when they face up against the Best side during the prize presentation afternoon on Sunday, March 25.

They are Wayne Roberts (Erin Porters), Tricia Bull (Louie’s Angels), Paul Bailey (Parkers), Tracy Moore (Castletown Corkers), Dougie Allan (Govags) and Gordon Corrin (Bowl Rollers).

The seventh name is that of overall winner Matthew Keggen who will captain his team, along with some, as yet unknown, representatives in the season’s finale. Proceedings will commence at 1pm and as always raffle prizes would be very welcome.

In the meantime entries are still open for the club championship, which will take place on Saturday, March 17 (and Sunday, March 18 if required). The entry form is in the clubhouse at Nobles 3 green, but players can email the secretary on

The closing date will be Sunday, March 11.