News: Mixed

Kennish at the Double

Following the success of the Juniors, there was definitely a feel good factor around the green, with the Ladies and Men’s event immediately following the Juniors.

The Ladies event was an invitational 16, with the Men’s event being an invitational 32.

The eventual winner in the Ladies competition was the current Ladies Manx Champion Shelley Kennish, who overcame the challenge of teammate Lyn Bolton to win 21-20 after being 20-16 down.

Kennish came through her semi-final game with an assured win over last years winner Elaine Moore (South Ramsey), whilst Bolton had to dig deep with a 21-17 win over Chris Price (Port St Mary).

Kennish didn’t have it all her own way though, having to battle back from 19-10 down in her quarter final with Rebecca Teare (Nobles) to run out with a 21-19 victory. The other losing quarter finalists were Clare Cooper (Nobles), Philippa Taylor (Marown), and Gill Dixon (South Ramsey).

Glenn Boland carried his good form into the Men’s Manx Masters by winning his first game, demonstrating that he is one to watch out for in the Men’s game.

Not to be outdone by his daughter Shelley, John Kennish who is also the Men’s Manx Champion managed to retain the Men’s Manx Masters, with a resounding 21-6 victory over Neil Withers (Marown) in a good quality final.

In the semi-finals Kennish ended the challenge of Colin Kelly (Marown) with a 21-13 victory, whilst Withers booked his place in the final with a 21-15 win over Stuart Garrett.

Losing out in the quarter finals were Paul Skelly (Port St Mary), Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly (South Ramsey), Nathan Cooil (Castletown) and Phil ‘Rambo’ Kelly (Marown).

At the conclusion of the competition thanks were given to Feltons for their continued sponsorship of the Ladies and Men’s competitions, the South Ramsey Ladies for the excellent refreshments provided throughout a long day, those who helped run the competition and prepare the green.

Finally good luck to Jenny Moore, Shelley Kennish and John Kennish who will all be representing the Island next weekend (23rd/24th September) in Blackpool at the Waterloo in the Champion of Champions by virtue of their success in other competitions.

Wilfred Quayle Mixed Doubles

The Wilfred Quayle Mixed Doubles was held on Sunday at Castletown with 25 pairs taking part.

The eventual winners were Lyn Bolton South Ramsey) and Trevor Quayle (Port St Mary), who overcame the strong challenge of Chris Price (Port St Mary) and Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly (South Ramsey) with a 21-17 victory.

Losing out at the semi-final stage were Philippa & Alec Taylor, along with Margaret Tasker and Derek Allen.

Losing quarter finalists were Jenny Moore & James Teare, Elaine Moore & Glynn Hargraves, Heike Perry & Derek Lewney, along with Trish Bull and Sid Bolton.

The presentation was made by Hilary Kermode & Linda Richman, who thanked the sponsors Sure Media, along with anyone who helped throughout the day.

Hargraves and Kelly Retain Commissioners Cup

Onchan Bowling Club held the Commissioners Cup on Sunday with 28 pairs taking part with the format being any combination doubles. The green was running well on the most improved surface on the Island over the past few years.

The eventual winners were the South Ramsey duo of Glynn Hargraves and Stefan Kelly, who retained the trophy by defeating Jordan Cain and Matthew Quirk 21-13 (Onchan) in a good final, with Kelly playing some great bowls at the back to keep the home greeners at arms length throughout the final.

Losing out in the semi-final to a 21-15 score line to the eventual winners, were James Teare and Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly (South Ramsey), along with Dave McCabe and Derek Allen (Port Erin), who just lost out 21-17.

The presentation was made by Kevin Quirk and Anthony Allen of Onchan Commissioners, with thanks given for the condition of the green, along with thanks to those who helped run the competition, and the Ladies for providing the refreshments.

Keith and Helen Surridge Memorial Rosebowl

Under sunny Northern skies a total of 18 pairs of bowlers gathered at the Mooragh Park to contest the Keith and Helen Surridge Memorial Rosebowl. After a competitive afternoon of bowling on a green now showing signs of improvement the final was an all South Ramsey affair with the added spice of pitting husband against wife as Elaine Moore and Glynn Hargarves came up against Stefan Kelly and Kim Hargraves.

In the final all the ends were closely fought but the Kelly and Hargraves combination edged ahead and eventually established a 20 – 14 lead. At this point Moore and Hargraves wrested control of the jack with a single and then produced a devastating couple of ends scoring a 3 on each to run out the winners by 21-20.

In the semi finals Kelly and Hargraves ended the challenge of the North Ramsey pairing of Anne Kean and John Cannan while Moore and Hargraves came through against another North Ramsey duo of Julie Reilly and Geoff Porter.

Losers at the quarter final stage were Derek Allen and Caroline Whitehead, Frances Radcliffe and Tony Smart, David and Maureen Lacey and Caroline and Steve Parker.

The trophy was presented by North Ramsey Competition Secretary Tony Smart who thanked the Surridge family for their continued sponsorship of the event.

Charity Is The Real Winner

South Ramsey Bowling Club hosted the Kennish Cup mixed doubles competition on Sunday afternoon with 27 pairs taking part, with the Kennish family running the competition in favour of local charity Hospice Isle of Man. In what must surely be a record for an open competition on the Isle of Man £1,200 was raised for this worthy cause.

The eventual winners were last years winners Gill Dixon and Dido Kelly defeating club mates Jenny Moore and James Teare 21-6 in the final, with the score not reflecting the standard of play.

Gill and Dido got through their semi-final with a comfortable victory over the Southern duo of Tracy Moore and Wayne Roberts. In the other semi-final Jenny and James ended the challenge of club mates Elaine Moore and Glynn Hargraves.

Losing out at the quarter-final stage were Lyn Bolton and Trevor Quayle (South Ramsey/Port St Mary) Bethany Kennish and Steven Waters (South Ramsey), Lorraine and James Moore (South Ramsey), Diana White and David Thomson (North Ramsey).

At the conclusion of play the presentation was made by Elaine Moore on behalf of the Kennish family and Alan Moore, who thanked everyone for their generous donations, the Ladies for the excellent refreshments, and everyone who helped throughout the day.

Anyone who would still like to donate please contact Chas Grills or Alan Moore.

Heywood Gelling Mixed Doubles 2017

With an excellent entry of 30 the Heywood Gelling Mixed Doubles was played at Marown, with the weather set good for the day.

With 7 of the games going to 21-20 there was some excellent bowling all round with the eventual winners being South Ramsey duo of Elaine Moore and Glynn Hargraves beating IOM Mens President Clare Cooper and Lee Dawson 21-15.

The semi-finals were both one sided affairs both games ending 21-7 Elaine and Glynn beat Fiona Kennish and Stefan Kelly and Clare and Lee beating Matthew and Alison Keggen.

Fallers at the quarter finals were Jordan Cain and Paula Firth, Phil Kelly and Pat Withers, Chris Price and Wayne Roberts and lastly Alan Moore and Kim Hargraves.

Colin Kelly presented the prizes to the winners with the competition finishing at 7.10 p.m.

Rebecca keeps her ‘Cooil’

Port St Mary bowling club hosted the Port St Mary Cup mixed doubles, sponsored by Isle of Man Farmers on bank holiday Monday, with 31 pairs taking part in what started in very wet conditions and improved as the day went on.

The eventual winners were Rebecca Teare (Nobles) and home greener Ewan Cooil, who sealed their first mixed doubles title together, defeating the Peel duo of Mary Moffatt and Dougie Allan in the final. The early exchanges were close, before Teare and Cooil built up a commanding lead which the Peel pair were never really able to close, with the eventual winners having a comfortable 21-13 win.

Teare and Cooil came through their semi-final over the Husband and Wife pairing of Chris and Collin Holland, making short work with a 21-12 victory to book their place in the final. In the other semi-final Moffatt and Allan had to work a bit harder to get through, overcoming the challenge of Jenny Moore and James Teare 21-16, in a game that took 30 minutes longer than the other semi-final.

Losing out at the quarter-final stage were Paula Firth and Jordan Cain, Phillipa and Alec Taylor, Margaret Tasker and Ken Karran, along with Val MacFarlane and Wayne Roberts.

At the conclusion of play the presentation was made by Mike Caley of Isle of Man Farmers and club President Ken Karran, who thanked the sponsors for their support, the Ladies for the refreshments, everyone who helped throughout the day, and the green keeper for preparing the green, which held up well despite the conditions earlier in the day.

No ‘Moore Teare’s’

Douglas bowling club hosted the Haldane Fisher sponsored mixed doubles competition on Sunday with 32 pairs taking part.

In a competition heavily involving South Ramsey players in the latter stages, the eventual winners were Jenny Moore and James Teare, who clinched their first mixed doubles title together, defeating club mates Elaine Moore and Glynn Hargraves in an entertaining final, with Jenny leading well at the front and James playing some great bowls at the back throughout the game. The final was nip and tuck early on with Moore and Teare eventually building up a 16-12 lead, before the score was pulled back to 17-16, with Moore and Hargraves lying one to potentially level things up. Teare played a great bowl to rest his opponents out for two and make the score 19-16. Next end Moore and Teare got the two chalks needed to secure a 21-16 win and they were understandably delighted when they finished the game off, with Hargraves going through the same gap twice. I am sure this will be the first of many for the pair, who have been close a number of times to picking up their first win together.

Jenny and James got through their semi-final with a comfortable victory over home greeners Muriel Cain and Andy Cannell. In the other semi-final Elaine Moore and Glynn Hargraves ended the challenge of club mates Kim Hargraves and Stefan Kelly.

Losing out at the quarter-final stage were Maureen and David Lacey, Margaret Tasker and Ken Karran, Alison Keggen and Wayne Roberts, along with Maureen Payne and Sid Bolton.

At the conclusion of play the presentation was made by President Kay McKiernan and Norman Kneen, who thanked the sponsors for their continued support, everyone who helped through the day, commenting on the standard of play in an entertaining final.

Capital International Cup

Port Erin hosted their mixed doubles competition on Sunday with 34 pairs taking part.

The eventual winners were the South Ramsey duo of Shelley Kennish and Sid Bolton beating Alison Keggen (Nobles) and Neil Withers (Marown) 21-15.

Kennish and Bolton got through their semi-final with a 21-17 victory over home greeners Mavis Franks and Bernard Thackrah. In the other semi final Keggen and Withers ended the challenge of Caroline and Steve Parker winning 21-19.

Losing out at the quarter-final stage were Lyn Bolton and Trevor Quayle, Shirley and Gordon Corrin, Voirrey Curphey and Seamus Whelan, Phil Dobson and Chris Dent.

At the conclusion of play the presentation was made by the sponsor Darren Ward of Capital International, who expressed his delight at the varied age range playing bowls.

Lancaster Cup

Following the postponement of the Team Fours at South Ramsey, Peel took the opportunity to use the free date to host a mixed pairs on their green on Sunday with 33 pairs taking part at short notice.

Losing quarter-finalists were Alison Keggen and Neil Withers, Paula and Stuart Garrett, Joyce Ogden and Mike Hargraves, Gill Dixon and Glynn Hargraves.

The first semi-final had home greeners Shirley and Gordon Corrin up against Lyn Bolton (South Ramsey) and Trevor Quayle (Port St Mary) with the latter wasting no time easing to a 21-8 victory.
In the other semi-final the Husband and Wife pairing of Joyce and Harry Kelly were 20-13 up against fellow home-greeners Mary Moffatt and Dougie Allan, but were unable to get the all important last chalk to lose out 20-21.

The final started with Quayle and Bolton taking their time to get into the game, having been sat off for over 30 minutes going 6-12 down, before kicking into gear to go 16-12 up. Moffatt and Allan levelled at 16-16 to then give away three points on the next end. Bolton and Quayle then managed to get the two points needed to become the first winners of the Lancaster Cup winning 21-18.

The presentation was made by David Lancaster’s family with thanks given to all those who helped make a success of the competition.