Ladies’ Performances in June Festival
After the ladies’ successes in last year’s June Festival this year’s results were a little more muted. However this is not to say that there weren’t some notable performances with seven local ladies making it through to the last sixteen in the Main Competition. Rosie Winckle, Ann Maddrell, Lyn Bolton and Elaine Moore bowed out valiantly at that stage but Lilian Slinger, Chris Price and Janet Monk progressed to the quarter-finals Janet going on to meet eventual runner-up Angela Athersmith in the semi-final, giving her the Trophy for the Manx player progressing furthest in the competition.
In the Tourism event Kellie Maddrell-Reeve and Viv Grills both made it through to the quarter-finals played on Thursday morning., Kellie going out at that stage to eventual winner Jackie Owen. Viv Grills had a good win over Amanda Nicholas to go on and meet Jackie Owen in the semi-final where she played well and was unlucky to lose 21-20.
Philippa Taylor lost out in a close match in the consolation semi-finals while Chris Price, partnered by Linda Hough, won the ladies’ doubles final beating Angela Athersmith and Eileen Pye 11-4 in the final