Monthly Archives: April 2021
Congratulations to Maureen Payne & Sue Gawne on their win in yesterday’s Ladies Doubles Open played at Onchan. A total of 17 pairs took to the Green on a sunny, if chilly, afternoon.
The one Prelim game saw the PSM pairing of Margaret Tasker & Tricia Bull see off the local all stars of Lynda Clarke & Lesley Nicholl 21-12 in an epic battle lasting over 70 minutes.
Some closely contested first round games included Christine Price & Mavis Franks 21-19 win over Sue Collier & Norma Cowell whereas Caroline Whitehead & Rita Callister will have felt unlucky to lose by the same score to home greeners Dee Lewis & Libby Andrade. Perhaps the best performance came from the Peel duo of Gill Clarke & Terri Berry who scored 18 before losing to the eventual competition winners.
The quarter finals saw competition favourites (winners for the previous 3 years) of Elaine & Jenny Moore brush past Price & Franks. Philippa Taylor & Joyce Ogden left Onchan newbies Sylvia Kennaugh & Paula Firth in their wake. Marown pair Lil Smith & Rosie Winckle put an end to the hopes of Lewis & Andrade. In an Onchan derby, Gawne & Payne got the better of team mates Caroline Corlett & Jo Smith.
Team Moore started strong in the first semi final but had no answer to Taylor & the trick shots of Ogden; eventually losing out 21-14. The second semi saw Smith & Winckle run out of steam & their challenge wilted losing 21-12.
After a long day of quality bowling, Taylor & Ogden matched up against Gawne & Payne. Unfortunately for the former, their luck had run out. Although the ends were close, Gawne & Payne were steadily picking up singles & eventually ran out 21-8.
A big thank you to the ladies for the catering. Thanks also to those who contributed raffle prizes. On a personal note, a thank you to Matthew Keggen for getting the online entry ready in time for the competition. We wish everyone an enjoyable season & hope to see you back at Onchan in the near future.
South Ramsey hosted the first open competition of the 2021 season with the Jim Senior any combination doubles on Sunday attracting 74 players to compete for the trophy. The green was in superb condition, with the weather once again being kind.
The quarter finals had the father & son pairing of Colin Kelly (Marown) & Tom Kelly (Peel) seeing off club mates Walter McCarthy & Darren Kerruish (Marown) with a 21-7 win. Castletown pair Sam Clague & Bob Clark ended the excellent run of Alex Hampson (Noble’s) & Ryan Hargraves (South Ramsey), two juniors, both just 12 years old with a 21-10 win. The two youngsters gave a good account of themselves and will be a pairing to watch out for in the future. Losing out 6-21 were Alison Kearsley (Marown) and Nathan Cooil (Castletown) to home greeners David Bradford & Glynn Hargraves, whilst Derek & Lynda Cadamy lost out 10-21 to Stefan Kelly (South Ramsey) & Jordan Cain (Onchan).
In the first semi-final Sam Clague & Bob Clark battled well before losing out 19-21 to the father & son pairing of Colin Kelly & Tom Kelly. In the other semi-final Stefan Kelly & Jordan Cain never really got going, losing out 13-21 to Bradford & Hargraves.
The final started with daylight slipping away, with the father & son duo winning the first four ends to take a 13-4 lead, scoring big with a four and a three to get off to a flier with Colin leading well at the front. Bradford & Hargraves responded winning the next four ends to pull the score back to 9-13 and were lying three only for Tom to play a great length bowl on a long mark to maintain a strong lead and go 14-9 ahead, from there Colin & Tom stretched their lead out to 19-12 after picking up a crucial three on the 13th end with Tom doing the damage at the back with Bradford lying one on, Tom played the counting bowl out to lie two and compounded the damage by playing a good second bowl to count for three, this was followed up on the next end with a single. Bradford & Hargraves weren’t done there, scoring two doubles, and a single over the next three ends to get the score back to 17-19. Colin then played a good second bowl, which wasn’t beaten. The win was secured for Colin & Tom on the next end with Tom once again doing the damage to secure the win and the £200 first prize to the winners.
At the conclusion of the competition the presentation was made by competition secretary Kim Hargraves, who thanked IPS Admin for sponsoring the competition, the club members who helped with the running of the competition and the Ladies for the refreshments provided throughout the day. James Teare from IPS Admin presented the prizes with over £500 paid out. In his speech Tom Kelly thanked South Ramsey for holding the competition and stated the green was superb.
Fixtures for the all the competitions being run in the 2021 season have been published on the website.
Other information such as captains are still waiting for club responses and will be updated over the next few days.
South Ramsey Bowling Club will be holding the first open competition of 2021 with the Jim Senior Trophy being played as an any combination doubles on Sunday 25th April. The competition is once again kindly sponsored by IPS Admin.
Play commences at 12pm – Early start times will be notified. Entries are £6 per team, with handicapping in place. Superb refreshments and a brilliant surface guaranteed.
£500 in prize money to be paid out – based on a minimum entry of 32 pairs.
Winners £200 – Runners Up £100 – SF 2 at £50 (£100) – QF 4 at £25 (£100.00)
To enter please call/message 434201 or email: [email protected]
Entries close on Saturday evening at 6pm. If there is anyone that wants to play but hasn’t got a partner, please get in touch and we will do our best to sort you out.