Quirk is Mr Consistent
Onchan Bowling Club hosted the Clague Kermeen Trophy sponsored by Avant Amenity, with the competition being held for the first time for a number of years it attracted an entry of 37 on a superb playing surface.
The eventual winner was home greener Kevin Quirk who beat former team mate David Bradford 21-19 in a high quality final. Quirk was quickest out of the blocks taking the lead 8-4, before Bradford hit back to edge 10-9 ahead. Neither player was able to pull away from the other until Bradford took the lead at 19-16 with Quirk then scoring a great two, followed by a one to level things up at 19-19. Quirk again played a good lead and an even better second bowl only for Bradford to make contact with the jack with his last bowl, however it wasn’t enough to save game.
Quirk played superbly all day to pick up his fifth win in this competition, knocking out team mate Phil Kerruish in the semi-final and 11 time Manx Champion John Kennish in the quarter finals, with Kennish making his first appearance of the season.
In the other semi-final Bradford came through 21-14 against Reginald Temporaza (Noble’s).
Losing out in the quarter finals along with Kennish were Steve Parker (Onchan), Jimmy Sansom (Douglas) and Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly (South Ramsey).
The presentation was made by Mike Thomas who thanked Mike Atherton from Avant Amenity for sponsoring the competition, all the club members for supporting throughout the day & the ladies for providing the refreshments.