The annual Thursday afternoon Dreswick Cup was held at Port St Mary BC on the 21st of July once again kindly sponsored by the Albert Hotel P.S.M, with a good entry of 45 making the trip south to tackle the tricky ever quickening green. The competition was played in excellent conditions all day and the competitors were kept well refreshed as always by the ladies section of the host club.
At the conclusion of play it was down to a closely fought final between two multiple winners in the form of South Ramsey’s John Kennish and David “Barney” Kelly from Douglas with the former just taking the honours 21-20 after a mini comeback at the end when it looked like Barney might just have enough to get over the line.
In the semi’s Barney won a comfortable game 21-12 over Ewan Cooil from P.S.M with Kennish coming through to the same scoreline against a new face to many in the form of Steven Waters from North Ramsey who only started playing the game a couple of months ago but belied his inexperience to take some good scalps along the way. Fallers at the Quarter final stage were Ray Maddrell (P.S.M), David Bradford (South Ramsey), Mike Ashmole (Peel Sunset) and the newly crowned over 60’s Manx Champion Dave Faragher from Castletown.
Robert Cooil the clubs Vice President was on hand at the end of play to thank all the entrants for making it a good day, he also thanked Ray Watterson for producing a challenging playing surface, Sean Lillee for running the sheet and the clubs ladies section for all their hard work creating and serving all the refreshments. He then introduced Pat O’Meara from the Albert Hotel P.S.M to present the prizes and the trophy to the winners.