Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ladies’ Over 60’s League Thursday 24 July

Port St Mary took advantage of Mooragh Park’s no match day by recording a maximum, with three players winning to single figures, against Onchan B to extend their lead at the top of the table. Chris Holland denied Ballaugh.a full house, although all six games were close resulting in both teams passing 100 points, while Ann Hollingworth was the fly in the ointment for Onchan A who won 5 games against Castletown with Hazel Hughes winning to single figures. Douglas had a fruitful journey to Marown, taking 4 games with three of their players winning to single figures. The two winners for the home side were Marcia Pearson and Mary Black. Peel Sunset won 4-2 at the Villa with Cath Parker and Joyce Kelly winning to single figures while Pat Kelly and Kay McKiernan were the two home winners. Noble’s Mixed had a tough struggle against Port Erin, the match ending level on games. Although Lin Ruscoe won to single figures this was more than balanced by Gwen Tuck and Kay Primrose-Smith doing likewise, giving the visitors a 10 point advantage.

Ladies’ Over 60’s League Tuesday 22 July

Mooragh Park were able to make up ground on the league leaders dropping just two points at Noble’s Mixed, the home sides two winners being Lin Ruscoe and Sonja Lees who both won 21-20 against Maureen Payne and Rita Callan respectively. Leaders, Port St Mary A had a tough time on the Douglas green, ending level on games with a deficit of 10 points. Patsy Rush and Lynne Mansley won to single figures for the home side as did Val Macfarlane for the visitors. Shirley Whelan spoiled the party for Port Erin who won 5-1 on games with three of their players winning to single figures as did Shirley in reply for Marown. Onchan A had the better of their B side 5-1 on games with Marilyn Ellison being the lone winner for the home side while Castletown passed the 100 point mark against Ballaugh with a 4-2 win. It was close at Port St Mary Where the B team had a 4-2 advantage on games, but with Brenda Williams reaching 20 against Chris Holland and Muriel Cain winning to single figures, they came through by a mere 4 points.

Ladies’ League Friday 25 July

Things are getting tense at the top of the table with the two main contenders both recording scores in the 180’s. Shirley Whelan was Marown’s only winner against Port St Mary, although Lil Smith came close reaching 19 against Win Collister, the visitors winning eight games, four of them to single figures. Ballaugh won three tight games against Mooragh park, Brenda Bowyer and Christine Macdonald both won to 19 against Ellie Cowell and Jean Radcliffe respectively while Jenny Maddrell was taken all the way by Rosemary Quirk before coming through 21-20. Douglas had a tough time on their travels south, Castletown winning seven games, four of them to single figures, although the visitors did have two winners in Kay McKiernan and Wendy Cowin. It was a good night for Port Erin, assisted by Onchan being a player short, winning 7-2 on games with Voirrey Curphey and Kay Primrose-Smith both winning to single figures. Lynda Clarke and Viv Rush were the two winners for Onchan. Noble’s Mixed had a comfortable win at Purt le Moirrey, Tracey Moore and Amanda Lawler being the two winners for the home side, while things were much closer at Peel where Sunset lost 4-5 on games to South Ramsey and by a margin of just 9 points.

Noble’s Mixed Ladies’ Singles

The emphasis was on quality rather than quantity at Noble’s Mixed on Saturday 26 July as a disappointing field of 19 gathered to compete for the Jordan Cup. A warm, but cloudy, afternoon stayed dry until the end of the event, and with a true running green there were some excellent games.

Quarter-finals : Lilian Slinger 21, Mary Kinrade 11; Mary Alderson 21, Amanda Lawler 9; Janet Monk 21, Jo Smith 8; Paula Firth 21, Marilyn Ellison 17.

Semi-finals : Mary Alderson 21, Lilian Slinger 18; Janet Monk 21, Paula Firth 11

In the final Mary started brightly winning the first end, but Janet won the next end and having got hold off the jack she refused to relinquish it running out the winner 21-7.

Lin Ruscoe then introduced club chairman, Bob Briercliffe, to make the presentation.

Bob thanked the ladies for providing the refreshments and Vinty for doing the sheet, together with all those who had worked towards the smooth running of the afternoon.

Onchan Ladies’ Doubles

There was an entry of 18 pairs for the Onchan ladies’ doubles for the Commissioner’s Cup played on Noble’s 3 on Wednesday 23 July. On a very warm afternoon a fast green led to some interesting games played in a friendly spirit.

Semi-finals: Janet Monk and Lilian Slinger 21, Jo Smith and Libby Andrade 9; Chris Price and Rita Callan 21, Lyn and Casey Bolton 15.

The final was evenly contested at the beginning with Lilian and Janet leading 11-10 after eight ends. A four for Chris and Rita on the next end followed by a three two ends later swung the match in their favour, and they went on to claim the match 21-14.

Jo Smith thanked all those who had entered the competition, together with all who had helped with the refreshments, running the sheet and in any way contributing to the success of the afternoon.

She then introduced Derek Crellin, Chairman of the Onchan Commissioners, to make the presentations.

Point Deductions – Game 15

Please be aware that the following point deductions have been made to the league tables following game 15.

South Ramsey C have received a 4 point penalty for playing an ineligible player.  Match result altered to a 7-3 (135-121) win for North Ramsey C

Ladies’ League Friday 18 July

Friday night was notable for the number of very one-sided matches the exception being at Noble’s Mixed where the home side won 5-4 on games and a margin of 11 points. Clare Cooper had a win to single figures while Sylvia Kennaugh just pipped Jean Thackrah 21-19.Castletown had the better of Peel Sunset 6-3 with four wins to single figures, while in reply Peel won two games to single figures. In contrast was the tussle between Sue Peach and Philippa Taylor with the Peel player coming through 21-20.Onchan were a player short against Douglas but with wins by Jo Smith and Dee Lewis together with Viv Rush reaching 20 against Kath King they managed a score of over 100.Jenny Maddrell was the lone winner for Ballaugh at Port St Mary who had four wins to single figures, South Ramsey scored a maximum against Marown with six of their players winning to single figures, while Purt le Moirrey faced up to moorage Park with only seven players. Tracey Moore was the only winner for the visitors, winning to single figures to keep the home side’s total down.


Ladies’ League Wednesday 16 July

Mooragh Park’s long journey south proved fruitful, on Wednesday 16 July in the C Tarleton Hodgson and Son Ltd sponsored league, as they dropped just 2 points to Port Erin with six wins to single figures, Phil Dobson being the lone winner for the home side. It was a similar story at Purt le Moirrey as Tracey Moore was their sole winner against Port St Mary who also had six wins to single figures. Douglas were unfortunately a player short on their trip to Peel who won 6-3 on games with two wins to single figures. Jean Quine had a close match with Harley Garrett, just losing out 20-21.Although Ballaugh had the better of South Ramsey 6-3 on games, wins to single figures by Elaine Moore and Lyn Bolton more than off-set Brenda Bowyer’s, keeping the home side’s advantage down to 8 points. Noble’s Mixed won 5-4 against Onchan with Rebecca Teare winning to single figures while Marown took four games off Castletown. However with three of their players winning to single figures the visitors had a comfortable points advantage.


Ladies’ Millennium Fours

On a miserable wet afternoon fourteen groups of four ladies gathered at the Villa on Saturday 19 July to contest the Millennium fours. Although unpleasant the weather was not as dreadful as had been forecast.

The format of each match had three games, a doubles and two singles, the organisers deciding by draw who in the team would play the doubles and singles. Each game was 15 up and the total chalks for each team decided the winner.

In the semi-finals Mooragh Park Faced Port Erin. With Janet Monk and Lilian Slinger being drawn together in the doubles the Port Erin pair of Jean Thackrah fought well to gain four points. Lynda Cadamy winning 15-7 against Rosemary Quirk meant the result depended on the singles between Di Benson and Mary Kinrade. Mary won 15-13 to take Mooragh Park through 37-32.

The other semi-final pitted a Douglas team (+ Lyn Bolton) against Noble’s Mixed (+ Win Collister).With Jan Osborne and Paula Garrett winning the doubles against Lin Ruscoe and Meg Williams 15-7, Lynne Mansley coming through 15-10 against Paula Firth and Win Collister going down 7-15 to Lyn Bolton, Douglas came through with the full 45 points against Noble’s Mixed’s 24.

In the final the singles were shared with Lyn Bolton winning 15-0 against a plucky, but tiring, Mary Kinrade while Rosemary Quirk won 15-6 against Paula Garrett. This meant that the Douglas pair of Jan Osborne and Lynne Mansley needed to score 10 points against Janet Monk and Lilian Slinger. A 15-12 win meant that the Douglas Team took the game, and the title, 36-27.

The presentation was made by Association president, Pat Robertson, who thanked the Douglas club for the use of their green and facilities, and all those who had helped with the smooth running of the afternoon.


Ladies’ over 60’s Tuesday 15 July

The closest match in the Trend sponsored over 60’s ladies’ league on Tuesday was at Villa where it ended level on games. A win to single figures by Muriel Cain gave the home side the advantage on points in a high-scoring encounter. There were no maximums recorded but Both Port St Mary A and Noble’s Mixed both dropped just 5 points. Port St Mary A won five games, four of them to single figures, against Port Erin, with Steph Swift being the lone winner for the visitors. Marown took two games off Noble’s Mixed, courtesy of Marcia Pearson and Shirley Whelan who edged out Sylvia Kennaugh 21-20, while Pat Robertson and Lin Ruscoe won their games to single figures. Ballaugh won 4-2 against Onchan B, although Dee Lewis nearly levelled the score on games reaching 20 against Mary Simmonds. Wins to single figures by Ann Gale and Brenda Bowyer gave the home side a comfortable win on points. It was a similar story at Mooragh Park where Maureen Payne and Lilian Slinger had single figure wins and Mary Moffatt and Joyce Kelly won their games for Peel Sunset. Once again Onchan A were unfortunately a player short to make the match all square on games. The five games played were closely contested with all of them going to double figures, giving both teams respectable totals.