News: Ladies General

Millennium Fours

A good turnout of 32 ladies split into eight teams took part in the Millennium Fours competition held at Marown.

The competition see’s teams of four play two singles and a doubles match with total chalks determining the winner.

In the first semi final Margaret Tasker, Trish Bull, Mavis Franks and Chris Price booked their spot in the final with a 34-29 victory over Jenny Moore, Kim Hargraves, Bethany Kennish and Fiona Kennish.

In the other semi, Maureen Payne, Rebecca Teare, Lin Ruscoe and Paula Firth advanced following their 45-31 win over Alison Keggen, Debbie Leece, Lil Smith and Lyn Bolton.

In the final, Maureen Payne defeated Mavis Franks 15-5 whilst Trish Bull responded for her team winning 15-4 against Lin Ruscoe.

With the match evenly balanced at 20-19 the doubles would settle the contest.

After some brilliant ends Rebecca Teare and Paula Firth edged past Margaret Tasker and Chris Price 15-13 giving their team an overall 34-33 victory.

Thanks to Marown for hosting the competition, Heather Horsburgh and Elaine Moore for running the competition and all those who helped on the day.

Double For Price

A strong field of 45 ladies made up of local and visiting bowlers for the festival contested the Castletown pre-festival ladies singles on Sunday 2nd September.

Losers in the quarter finals were Tracy Ryan, Pat Edwards, Julie Waters and Angela Gaut.

In the first semi final Chris Price faced Sarah Weaver. Sarah had battled through a tough field of competitors in the earlier rounds beating Tracey Ryan , Lyn Bennett and local Debbie Leece.  Chris got of to a flying start moving 13- 6 ahead before Sarah won the jack.  A close and high quality game but Chris proved too strong and the game finished 21- 12.

The second semi final was between local Alison Keggen and Sharon Rigden.  Sharon had already knocked out home greener Hannah Kermode, Fiona Kennish and Angela Gaut.  Alison defeated on her run to the semi’s Sue Peach, Denise Tonks and Julie Waters.  Sharon got off to the better start moving 14-7 up after 8 ends.  Alison fought back into the game but Sharon showed her quality taking a 21-18 victory.

In the final it was nip-tuck with the scores being level in the early stages of the match before Chris found top gear and moved ahead on some very tricky marks to claim a 21-15 win, her second competition win of the weekend.

Linda Richman presented the prizes to the players and thanks goes to all those who helped run the competition.  A big thank you must also go to Castletown Bowling Green Café for their generous sponsorship of the competition.

Posh Paws Ladies’ Singles

There was a field of 28 for the ladies’ singles open played at Peel on Saturday 1st September. The competition had a new sponsor in Posh Paws of Peel, and the players enthusiasm was not dampened by the inclement drizzly weather. Despite the conditions and the problems Peel have been having with their green there was some fine bowling on display.
There were some very close games and in the first round visitor Christine Lawton, St. Judes, just lost out 20-21 to Lyn Bolton while Jean Thackrah came through against Celia Joughin by the same score.
In the second round Voirrey Curphey edged out Lil Smith 21-20 while another visitor. Pat Edwards, Winstanley, just lost out on the last end to Philippa Taylor.
The quarter-finals all went to double figures with Mary Moffatt, Caroline Whitehead, Philippa Taylor and Chris Price going through to the semis.
Quarter-finals: Mary Moffatt 21, Voirrey Curphey 14; Caroline Whitehead 21, Lyn Bolton 17; Philippa Taylor 21, Jean Thackrah 17; Chris Price 21, Joyce Kelly 16.
Philippa had a struggle in her semi-final as Chris was quickly off the blocks, leading 11-5 after four ends. The Marown player won three of the next four ends to close to 9-12, but from that point Chris was unstoppable coming through to win 21-9.
The other semi-final was a bit tighter, with Mary having slightly the better of the early exchanges, leading 11-8 after six ends. Caroline scored seven in the next four ends to take a 15-11 advantage which Mary closed down to 14-15. With just another 2 being scored by the home player, the Port Erin player progressed to the final 21-16.
Semi-finals: Chris Price 21, Philippa Taylor 9; Caroline Whitehead 21, Mary Moffatt 16.
The final was a close affair with scores being level at 8-8,11-11 and 13-13. At that point Chris had a run of six ends taking the score to18-13. Caroline was not finished and fought to the end but could not overcome Chris’s mid-game advantage, eventually losing out 21-16.
The Presentation was made by Heather Horsburgh, who thanked Liz Shergold, of Posh Paws of Peel, for sponsoring the event. She also thanked the members of the Peel club for their help during the afternoon, and special mention was made of green keeper, Eddie Phillips, who was thanked for his efforts to overcome the difficulties of the green, and also for selling the raffle tickets !

Ballapaws Ladies’ Doubles

A field of seventeen pairs gathered at Peel on Saturday 28 July for the ladies’ doubles open sponsored by Ballapaws Boarding Kennels. Although rain threatened at the start the skies cleared to give a period of fine weather before the heavens opened for the latter stages of the event.

The preliminary round produced a good win by Libby Andrade and Marilyn Ellison over Tricia Bull and Margaret Tasker 21-17, while in round one close games saw Rita Calliister and Celia Joughin come through 21-18 against Jean Thackrah and Mavis Franks, while Lil Smith and Rosie Winckle defeated Sue Jones and Joyce Kelly by the same score.

Lil and Rosie had a decisive victory in the quarter-finals, as did Mary Alderson and Lynda Cadamy. The other two quarters were more closely contested with Joyce Ogden and Philippa Taylor winning 21-15 against Voirrey Curphey and Phil Dobson while Jenny Moore and Kim Hargraves had an even tougher battle against Mary Moffatt and Cath Parker, coming through 21-17.

Quarter-finals: Mary Alderson and Lynda Cadamy 21, Celia Joughin and Rita Callister 8; Joyce Ogden and Philippa Taylor 21, Voirrey Curphey and Phil Dobson 15; Lil Smith and Rosie Winckle 21, Shirley Corrin and Pat Robertson 7; Jenny Moore and Kim Hargraves 21, Mary Moffatt and Cath Parker 17

The water was creating pools on the green as the semis started. The intrepid competitors were undaunted and produced some very good bowls despite the conditions. Lil and Rosie started well taking the first two ends to lead 10-6 at which point the South Ramsey pair took control, winning 21-11. The other semi was a nail-biter going right to the wire. Philippa and Joyce reached 20 first but were unable to clinch that final point, which put Lynda and Mary through to the final.

The conditions for the final were horrendous and the younger pair got off to a flyer leading 18-6 after six ends. Mary and Lynda dug deep winning four of the next six ends to bring the score to 12-20, but were unable to stop the other pair coming through 21-12.

Heather Horsburgh thanked all those who had entered, those who had helped in any way with the smooth running of the afternoon and also the green keeper for his efforts with a difficult green. Particular thanks went to Ballapaws Boarding Kennels for their continued sponsorship of the event, and Heather introduced Walter Cooper to make the presentations on behalf of his daughter and son-in-law.

BCGLBA Pairs Qualifier

The Dorothy Piearce Memorial pairs qualifier took place on Sunday at Finch Hill.  Nine pairs entered the competition with the hope to represent the Isle of Man in August at Warrington.

The eventual winners were Clare Cooper and Rebecca Leece (both Nobles) who beat Mary Alderson (Marown) and Lynda Cadamy (Port Erin) 21-17.  Losing in the semi finals were Jenny Moore & Fiona Kennish and Elaine Moore & Gill Dixon.

Microgaming Pairs

An entry of 19 pairs contested the Ladies Doubles sponsored by Microgaming Software Services on Saturday 16th June at Castletown Bowling Green.  The eventual winners were Jenny Moore and Fiona Kennish who beat Philippa Taylor and Joyce Ogden 21-15 in the final.  At one stage the final was nip and tuck and at 15-15 Jenny and Fiona scored a maximum 4 followed by a 2 and took the title.

Losing semi finalists were Kellie Maddrell-Reeve and Lorna Brady; Mary Alderson and Lynda Cadamy

Castletown would like to thank the sponsors for their continued support and all the players who entered.

Kennish & Moore Do The Double

Fiona Kennish and Jenny Moore won both Ladies Doubles held last weekend.  On Saturday Marown held the Greeba Cup which Fiona and Jenny won 21-16 against Lynda Cadamy & Mary Alderson.  Losing semi finalists were Alison Keggen & Debbie Leece, Trish Bull & Margaret Tasker.

On Sunday Port Erin hosted the Ladies Association IOM Pairs Competition.  In the final Fiona & Jenny defeated Elaine Moore & Gill Dixon 21-16.  Losing semi finalists were Alison Keggen & Debbie Leece, Carol Kaye & Voirrey Curphy

Gladys Cowell

After the dreadful weather experienced for the league matches on Friday night, it was warm and sunny for the playing of the Gladys Cowell over 60’s ladies’ singles at Peel on Saturday 12 May.
A strong field of 30 produced some fine bowling on what is always considered a tricky green.
The quarter-finals were all close, with home greener Shirley Corrin at one point leading Elaine Moore 20-16, at which point the more experienced player dug deep to come through 21-20. Another battle saw Janet Monk appear to be in control, having the lead over Mary Moffatt from the tenth end onwards to reach 18-15, but Mary does not give in easily and clawed back to win the match 21-19.

Quarter-finals: Elaine Moore 21, Shirley Corrin 20; Lin Ruscoe 21, Margaret Tasker 17; Joyce Kelly 21, Ann Gale 15; Mary Moffatt 21, Janet Monk 19.

The first semi-final saw Elaine off to a flyer against Lin, reaching 16-8 after eight ends. Lin won seven of the next nine ends to close to 16-19,but could not hold off Elaine who came through to win 21-16.

The second semi-final saw team-mates Joyce and Mary facing each other in what proved to be an epic battle. Mary led 16-13 before Joyce won the next four ends to edge 17-16 in front, Mary was 20-19 up when Joyce’s two saw her through 21-20.
Semi-finals: Elaine Moore 21, Lin Ruscoe 16; Joyce Kelly 21, Mary Moffatt 20.

The final produced some excellent woods from two contrasting players, the scores being even for the first ten ends, at which point Joyce took a two point lead on the next two ends,. The match hinged on the next passage of play, with Elaine scoring seven on the next five ends to lead 19-15. Although Joyce scored two more points it was not enough and Elaine ran out the winner 21-17.

The presentation was made by Heather Horsburgh, who thanked Nigel Rawlinson for his continued sponsorship of the event and all the ladies’ from Peel Sunset who had helped in any way to make the afternoon a success.

Onchan Open Singles

On Wednesday 9th May Onchan hosted their mid-week singles open with 22 ladies taking part.

The eventual winner was homegreener Maureen Payne who beat Port St Mary player Chris Price 21-18 in a nip and tuck final.

In the semi finals Maureen beat Trish Bull 21-20 and Chris beat Margaret Tasker 21-14.

Silvia Cashen

Port St Mary Bowling Club hosted the Silvia Cashen Ladies Open Doubles on Wednesday 2nd May.

There were 19 pairs entered in this charity event and a total of £357 was raised with monies donated to the Breast Cancer Unit at Nobles Hospital.

The eventual winners were Ange Maddrell Reeve and Chris Price, who beat Elaine Moore and Rita Callister 21-15, in the final.

Losing in the Quarter finals were Margaret Tasker & Trisha Bull, Jenny Moore & Kim Hargraves, Lin Ruscoe & Lil Smith, Mary Alderson & Lynda Cadamy.

In the semi final Chris and Ange beat Philippa Taylor and Joyce Ogden 21-16 and Elaine & Rita beat Ann Maddrell & Katy Williams 21-16.

At the conclusion of the final Ann Maddrell presented the trophy and Chris and Ange thanked everyone involved in running the competition and for the money raised.