JMS Veteran’s Shield Semi-finals
The JMS Veteran’s Shield semi-finals were played on Tuesday 16 September in weather conditions fit for the occasion.
Port St Mary A (scr) 122, Peel Sunset (+20) 128
Peel Sunset got off to a flying start winning the first three games courtesy of Mary Moffatt, Cath Parker with a good win to single figures, and Heather Horsburgh who won a close battle against Tricia Bull 21-20 when knocked in by her opponent for the final point.(On a personal note may I just say that I am happy that the result of the match did not depend on that point! )
Port St Mary won the next three games and with just one game left on the green the visitors had a lead of 14 points, 115-101, including their handicap.
In the remaining game Jean Quine had to reach 8 points to give Peel victory, and the tension in the visitor’s camp as she spent five ends on 6 then four ends on 7 was mounting. However she did get there, eventually reaching 13 against Win Collister.
Ballaugh (+15) 142, Onchan B (+30) 157
This fixture was evenly matched with both teams finishing on the same score, 127, before the handicaps kicked in to give victory to the visiting team.
Ann Gale winning to 10 and Marilyn Ellison winning to 8 gave each team one convincing win, but the rest of the games were tense with everyone scoring 16+. Mary Simmonds had a “ding-dong” battle with Joyce Gardiner before the Onchan B captain came through 21-19,while Irene Cowin took Voirrey Oates all the way before going down 21-20.