Monthly Archives: June 2021
All three divisions held the first ‘double’ week of the season with a couple of shock results in division one, with a shock result going against Marown A on Monday night and the other that went in favour of the Crosby men on Wednesday evening.
On Monday evening Marown A made the short trip West to take on Peel A, with the home team making the most of home green advantage to win 8-2 taking out Marown’s ‘big three’ in the process, with Tommy McMeiken beating fellow left hander Colin Kelly 21-20, Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly beating Paul Dunn 21-19 and George Gadsby defeating Neil Withers 21-17. Winning for the visitors were Juan Killip who performed well to beat Andy Kennish 21-17 and Phil Kelly who won 21-14 against Gary Smith.
The Crosby men bounced back brilliantly on Wednesday evening with their second away fixture of the week against the teams above by them, with a 3-7 away win over South Ramsey A on a superb green with the visitors just edging the aggregate by a solitary chalk (148-149). Winning for the home team were Tony Dugdale who beat Paul Kelly 21-14, Chas Grills who recovered from a 1-11 deficit to run out with a 21-15 victory over Matthew Keggen, whilst Stefan Kelly beat Phil Kelly 21-15. The vastly experienced Crosby men won the big games with Paul Dunn playing a brilliant last bowl to win 21-19 against Peter Collister, Juan Killip did likewise against James Teare to win 21-19 with Teare counting two for game, whilst Neil Withers held off Glynn Hargraves to win 21-18. Colin Kelly ensured Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly couldn’t get the two chalks the home team needed for the aggregate running out from 13-16 behind to win 21-16 to seal a great result and performance for the current league champions. The result leaves Marown still very much in the mix having played most of their tough fixtures away from home in the first half of the season, they are well placed to go on a good run.
Peel A hit the top once again, however they will have been disappointed to win 4-6 on Wednesday evening against Douglas A at the Villa with the home team wins coming from Andy Cannell who beat Gary Smith 21-16, Gordon Wynne-Smythe who won 21-17 against George Gadsby, Keith Rise seen off Darren Young 21-19, whilst Merv Sayle inflicted a third league defeat of the season on Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly 21-20.
Castletown A had a poor 7-3 away defeat on Monday evening against Douglas A, followed up by a 4-6 away win over Ballaugh A on Wednesday evening. Nathan Hamilton and Bob Clark continue to fly high in the league merit with six wins from seven games. Ballaugh A won’t be disheartened by their weeks work despite also losing 3-7 at home on Monday.
Port St Mary A currently sit in third place tied on points with Marown A, they seem to ticking over nicely despite the uncertainty over their future, they recorded a ruthless 10-0 win over Peel B on Monday evening, then followed this up with an 8-2 home win over bottom of the table Noble’s A.
In Division Two South Ramsey B dropped from top spot to sit in second this week following a somewhat disastrous 5-5 away draw against Finch Hill B who prior to this fixture had only taken six points all season. Whilst the visitors only won three games on the night, they took the aggregate by 14 chalks (124-138) to snatch a draw.
Castletown B had a solid week hitting the top of the league after two 8-2 home victories over Port Erin A and Douglas B opening up a two-point lead at the top, whilst Marown C had a poor week losing 6-4 away to Peel C on Tuesday night and then 8-2 away to Onchan B the following evening, however Walter McCarthy kept his 100% record for the season with two comfortable wins.
The Port St Mary ‘any combination threesomes’ took place on Sunday 13th July. A great entry of 36 teams battled it out to take the honours of winning this competition, which was being held on this green for the last time. With 108 bowlers taking part, the atmosphere around the green was fantastic.
After a long afternoon and many good matches played on a good running green, we finally got down to the semi-finals. In the first semi-final Paula Garrett, Stuart Garrett and Harley Garrett (Douglas) took on Ryan Hargraves, Glynn Hargraves and Stefan Kelly (South Ramsey), with the latter ending the good run of the Garrett’s team. It was a good match to watch and good to see younger players competing with experienced players. In the second semi-final, last year’s winners Bob Clark, Jordan Cain and Matthew Quirk (Castletown/Onchan) were up against the strong team of Neil Withers, Phil Dunn and Paul Dunn (Marown). Although the score line of 21-13 might suggest a one sided match, every end was hard fought with some great bowling from all players. The consistent good bowling from last year’s champions was the difference in this match to take them through to the final.
In the final Clark, Cain and Quirk carried on their excellent bowling. Hargraves, Kelly and Hargraves were also playing well, but the defending champions just kept the pressure on and came up with the bowls when needed, winning the match 21-11.
At the presentation, club President Pete Collins presented the trophy to the winners and thanked the sponsors Jacksons Engineering and everybody at the club that helped make the competition a success. Finally, Port St Mary Bowling Club would like to thank all the competitors and spectators that came down for their support and generosity, and best wishes for the future.
Peel hosted the Lancaster Cup men’s doubles on a fine Saturday afternoon on a vastly improved playing surface with 30 pairs taking part.
At the end of the competition it was the Marown duo of Paul Dunn and Neil Withers (+3) who carried on their good run of form seeing off the Douglas pairing of Paul Cowley and Bob Callow (+8) who had performed brilliantly throughout the entire day to reach the final and can be proud of their efforts with Cowley leading well at the front and Callow pulling out some great bowls at the back, however the Marown pairs quality came through with some good lead bowls and strikes which came off recovering from a 3-10 deficit to ensure they took a 21-15 victory in the final. The winning pair received the Lancaster Cup and shared the £200 first prize, whilst the runners up could console themselves with £100 between them.
Losing out in the semis to the winners were the heavily fancied Stefan Kelly (South Ramsey) and Bob Clark (Castletown) with the score tied at 10-10 before eventually losing out 13-21, whilst in the other semi it was the end of the challenge from Dave McCabe (Finch Hill) and Nathan Cooil (Castletown) to Cowley and Callow 10-21.
Falling at the quarter final stages were last weeks Mooragh Park winners Wayne Roberts and Trevor Quayle (Port St Mary) 19-21 to McCabe and Cooil, home pair Andrew Cover and David Proctor lost 20-21 to Cowley and Callow, whilst another home pairing Philip ‘Pip’ Pemberton and Paul ‘Pooky’ Quirk lost 17-21 to Dunn and Withers. Onchan men Neil Dunwell and Mike Thomas were defeated 16-21 by Kelly and Clark.
The presentation was made by Peel Bowling Club chairman Dougie Allan, who thanked the sponsor David Lancaster, the team who ran the competition and all the club members who had helped throughout the day.
Last Thursday saw three quarter finals of the Jean Kelly knockout competition being played. Marown A had a comfortable home win against Port St Mary, as did Castletown A away to Mooragh Park. Closest game of the night was between South Ramsey and Onchan with South winning by a margin of 3. The remaining quarter final between Marown B and Peel is being held this Thursday.
Results : South Ramsey (+25) 191, Onchan (+44) 188; Mooragh Park (+41) 185, Castletown A (+28) 205; Marown A (+5) 191, Port St Mary (+30) 163
Friday night’s open age league produced some interesting scores especially the match between Marown A and Port St Mary. Having lost to Marown the previous night in the Jean Kelly competition Port were in no mood for a repeat performance winning by 40 points. Chris Price and Kellie Maddrell for Port both won to single figures with Philippa Taylor having the best score for Marown winning to 10. The two closest games were between Lynda Cadamy (Marown) and Margie Tasker; Elaine Dewhirst (Marown) and Trish Bull with Lynda winning to 20 and Trish winning to 18. Castletown B had a good away win against Ballaugh with Christine McDonald, Michelle Cubbon, Elaine Fenton (Ballaugh) and Rachel Palmer (Castletown) all winning 21-20. South Ramsey travelled to Port Erin with Lauren Groen for South coming back from 17-12 to win 21-20. Mooragh Park played host to Peel with Janet Monk and Shannon McMullan (Mooragh) plus Gill Clarke (Peel) winning their games to single figures.
Results : Onchan 170 (5), Marown B 127 (4); Mooragh Park 157 (6), Peel 145 (3); Port Erin 135 (2), South Ramsey 169 (7); Marown A 137 (2), Port St Mary 173 (7); Ballaugh 161 (4), Castletown B 170 (5); Castletown A 185 (8), Douglas 100 (1)
Ballaugh had a good away win against Onchan B on Tuesday in the Over 60s league winning by 31 points. Julie Reilly and Maureen Trustham (Ballaugh) both won to single figures with Sue McCourt (Onchan) getting to 12 against Barbara Graham. Closest game was between Norma Cowell (Onchan) and Brenda Bowyer with Brenda just edging out Norma 21-18. The two winners for Onchan were Libby Andrade and Ann Davies who won to 14 and 15 respectively. Castletown A hosted Port St Mary. This was always going to be tough match and it didn’t disappointment. Hilary Kermode and Ann Hollingworth (Castletown) had tough games against Trish Bull and Wendy Kennaugh with Hilary winning to 16 and Trish to 15. Only player to win to single figures was Mavis Franks (Port). Peel were home to Onchan A. Again this was a fairly close match with Joyce Kelly and Mary Moffatt (Peel) winning to single figures with the best score for Onchan being Dee Lewis winning to 12 against Pat Robertson. Finch Hill travelled to Ramsey for their match against Mooragh Park B with Jan Osborne, Brenda Williams and Iris Kermode (Finch) all winning to single figures.
Results : Marown 110 (4), Mooragh Park A 76 (2); Castletown A 90 (2), Port St Mary 113 (4); Onchan B 82 (2), Ballaugh 113 (4); Mooragh Park, B 66 (0), Finch Hill 126 (6); South Ramsey 118 (3), Port Erin 101 (3); Peel Sunset 112 (4), Onchan A 90 (2); Port St Mary B 126 (6), Castletown B 44 (0)
There were a number of close fixtures in division one this week with league leaders South Ramsey A visiting Onchan A in a high quality match with close scores in all but one game. For Onchan Kevin Quirk seen off Chas Grills 21-16, Peter Slinger managed to get over the line 21-19, whilst Matthew Quirk played well to beat Stefan Kelly 21-8. For the visitors Alan Moore beat Frank Watson 21-15, Glynn Hargraves recovered from a 14-18 deficit to run out with a 21-18 win after a tough battle. Second half winners for South Ramsey were David Bradford who beat Phil Kerruish 21-15, Dido Kelly won 21-17 against Jordan Cain in a great game to watch, whilst James Teare beat Mark Kelly 21-15 to seal a 3-7 win with the northern team taking the aggregate by just five chalks (143-148).
The closest match of the night was between Castletown A & Peel A at the Crofts, with Peel taking the win 6-4, winning 5-3 on games, but tying on chalks (133-133) after suffering two heavy defeats. For the home team Nathan Hamilton continued his solid start to the season and in doing so inflicted a first league defeat of the season on Tommy McMeiken 21-6, Jordan Drewett beat George Gadsby 21-9, whilst Aaron Richardson did well to beat Ste Kelly 21-13. For the visitors Peter Greenlees beat Ian Watson 21-18, Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly got back to winning ways defeating Bob Clark 21-19, with wins from Tom Kelly & Gary Smith being comfortable, whilst Darren Young recorded the biggest win of the night with a 21-4 victory over Nathan Cooil.
North Ramsey A hosted Port St Mary A at Mooragh Park with the home team taking a 7-3 win in another close encounter on chalks (133-132), with Rob Monk somewhat surprisingly turning out for his former club having plied his trade at Onchan for three seasons. Monk made his return after nearly two years out of the game and recorded a fine 21-13 win over Trevor Quayle.
Marown A hosted Ballaugh A at Crosby with the home team recording an 8-2 victory, will have been disappointed to lose two close games with John Gelling losing 18-21 to Richard Hainge, whilst Phil Kelly lost 19-21 to John Keenan. All of Marown’s wins were never in doubt with six single figure victories. Marown remain in third place, closing the gap to the top to just three points.
Noble’s A were well beaten 1-9 at home with Mark Kneen preventing the whitewash with his 21-11 win over John Kelly. For the visitors James Kelly just edged out Steve Cook 21-20. Douglas A got their first win of the season with a 2-8 away win over Peel B. Ian Moore just missed out on an extra point for his team losing 20-21 against Dave Smith, whilst Keith Rise and Shaun Seal both won 21-19 against Dougie Allan and Michael Kavanagh respectively.
In division two Finch Hill A used home advantage to beat Castletown B 6-4, taking the aggregate by nine chalks (139-130). South Ramsey C pulled off a surprise 3-7 away win over Port Erin A, which could have ended up 9-1 to the visitors who lost two games 19-21 with Seamus Whelan and Bernie Durcan both getting over the line against David Corkill and James Evans. Port St Mary B won 7-3 at home to Peel C with Derek Cain winning 21-10 against Paul Baker, whilst Derek’s son Will held his nerve to win 21-20 against Kevin Mort. For the visitors Mike Ashmole beat Rod Swift 21-9.
South Ramsey B hosted Onchan B on a tricky green with the home team maintaining their recent good form with an 8-2 home win. Tony Dugdale was ruthless with his 21-3 win over Paul Clinton, whilst Ben Dugdale went right to the wire with his 21-20 win over Bernie McPhee. For the visitors Mike Kelly continues to perform well in division two with a 21-7 win over Austin Hart, whilst Mike Thomas beat Ian Moore 21-8.
On Tuesday evening Marown C hosted Finch Hill B with the home team winning 7-3 thanks to good single figure wins from Walter McCarthy, Stewart Clague and Kevin Kelly for the Crosby team.
In division three Ballaugh B played their lower ranked C Team with the B taking a solid 7-3 win to ensure they stayed top. South Ramsey D had a tough home fixture against Marown D with the match finishing 5-5 with the visitors winning five games, however the home team won two games to single figures to ensure they took the aggregate on chalks. Steve Cain won his first game with a good 21-16 win over Ryan Hargraves.
Port Erin B hosted Douglas C at Breagle Glen with the home team crushing the visitors 10-0. Castletown C recorded a solid 8-2 home win over Onchan C, however only six chalks separated the teams (133-127) to show it was a closely contested match.
Peel D slipped to a 2-8 home defeat against Noble’s B. For Peel Philip ‘Pip’ Pemberton was ruthless with a 21-0 win over Stan Cooper, whilst team mate Andrew Cover beat Terry Bates 21-16 with both players showing they are ones to watch out for. For the visitors’ Junior player Alex Hampson picked up another win getting over the line 21-20 against Richard Callister.
On a beautiful summer afternoon at Finch Hill Bowling Green, 32 entries took part in the Newsbeat sponsored Men’s Pairs Competition on Sunday.
Andy Kennish (Peel) and Reg Temporaza (Onchan) got through their quarter final with a comfortable win over Tom Kelly (Peel) and Nathan Hamilton (Castletown) 21-11. Likewise, Paul Dunn and Neil Withers (Marown) took care of Kevin Firth(Douglas) and Frank Watson (Onchan) in similar fashion 21-13. Onchan pair, Mike Thomas and Neil Dunwell battled back from 6-13 down to overcome James Kelly and Bobby Thorne (Marown) 21-17. The final quarter final match saw Dean Kinley and Sam Clague (Castletown) defeat Phil Kerruish (Onchan) and Andy Foster (Douglas) 21-15.
In the semi-final Kennish and Temporaza were nip and tuck with Thomas and Dunwell until a decisive15th end when Kennish and Temporaza picked up four to go 19-14 ahead and closed the match out in the next end to win 21-14. In the other semi-final Dunn and Withers were always in control and ran out comfortable winners 21-11 against Kinley and Clague.
Kennish and Temporaza made a fine start in the final and went 13-6 ahead before being pegged back by the Marown pair to 13 across. Again, Kennish and Temporaza forged ahead leading 19-14 before a determined fightback saw the match tied at 20 across, before Dunn and Withers pounced to snatch a thrilling 21-20 victory.
Brian Murphy, Finch Hill Competition Secretary presented the prizes on behalf of Newsbeat and thanked the sponsors for their continued support. He thanked the club members for all their hard work in support of the event which was a great success. Neil Withers thanked the club for the well organised event and praised their opponents for an extremely hard fought contest.
It was a busy day for North Ramsey bowling club on Saturday when two events were held in the beautiful Mooragh Park.
In the morning the inaugural Rheuben Thomas Memorial Trophy was held for with 23 juniors taking part. The under 11’s bowlers played a round robin format in two groups. The winners of each group were Katie Roberts and Bailey McMullan. They then played a final match with home greenerBailey coming out on top and Katie a very worthy runner-up.
The over 11’s group had some great games with the semi-finals between Toby Hart (South Ramsey) losing out 15-21 to Luke Kenna (North Ramsey), whilst Alex Hampson (Noble’s) was defeated 20-21 by Grace Gawne (Onchan) with both being very exciting games.
In the final Luke and Grace played some great bowls but Grace Gawne was the winner.
Rheuben Thomas was a very popular member of North Ramsey and when he sadly died earlier this year his family wanted him to be remembered by promoting junior bowls. Prizes were awarded by his wife Heidi and daughter Millie.
The afternoon competition was the Lilian Slinger any combination doubles event. 36 pairs took to the green in the opening rounds.
From the start the standard of bowling was superb with competition strong across the age groups and clubs. After many close games the semi-finals were played. Wayne Roberts and Trevor Quayle (Port St Mary) were up against Jenny Moore and James Teare (South Ramsey). Jenny and James were quickly 11-5 up but Wayne and Trevor gained control and after six ends were 17-11 up eventually winning 21-15. The other semi-final was between Lil Smith and Rosie Winkle (Marown) against Paul Dunn and Arnie Withers (Marown) with the girls on the back foot after five ends down 5-14 but 11 ends later they won 21-14.
After a long day the final was game set and match to the boys Roberts & Quayle, who were dominant from the start, but Lil and Rosie had some great bowls and thoroughly deserved their place in the final.
The prizes were awarded by Lilian’s great granddaughter Eva and thanks were given by North Ramsey to the family for their sponsorship and trophies. Thanks were also given by the winners to North Ramsey for organising and running such a successful event.
In the first division the match of the week was between Onchan A and Peel A at the Park, with the visitors taking a 4-6 victory courtesy of winning by a solitary chalk (136-137). For the home team Matthew Quirk made his first outing of the season with a 21-7 win over Gary Smith, Phil Kerruish beat George Gadsby 21-17, Reginald Temporaza defeated Tom Kelly 21-16, whilst Jordan Cain pulled off a great 21-7 win over Dave ’Barney’ Kelly. For the visitors Tommy McMeiken beat former Peel man Frank Watson 21-5, Darren Young beat Mark Kelly 21-12, Andy Kennish won 21-16 against Peter Slinger, whilst Ste Kelly beat Kevin Quirk 21-19. The result leaves Peel joint top with South Ramsey A on 33 points.
South Ramsey A recorded another 2-8 away win against local rivals Mooragh Park, a result on another night which could have been 10-0 with Chas Grills losing out 17-21 to Gary Merrill, whilst Alan Moore lost 19-21 to Allan Callow.
Marown A sit in third place four points behind the leaders after a hard fought 6-4 home win over Castletown A, with Sam Clague inflicting a first league defeat of the season over Manx Champion Paul Dunn 21-18. Jordan Drewett won 21-10 against Phil Kelly, Nathan Hamilton beat Juan Killip 21-11, whilst Bob Clark continued his fine form with a 21-9 win over Paul Kelly. Three of the home wins were to low single figures from Colin Kelly, Neil Withers and Matthew Keggen over Aaron Richardson, Ian Watson and Dean Kinley respectively.
Port St Mary A are going along nicely after their 8-2 home win over Douglas A, whose search for a first league win of the season goes on, whilst Noble’s A picked up their first league victory of the current campaign with a 7-3 home win over Ballaugh A. Peel B hosted Marown B in the Sunset city with the home team edging the match 6-4 taking the aggregate by 12 chalks (145-133).
In division two the league is starting to take shape with South Ramsey B starting to get their act together, they sit in second place following their 8-2 win at home to Peel C in a well contested match, winning three close games with Austin Hart winning 21-17 against Kevin Mort, Edward Carlyle seeing off Jimmy Corlett 21-19, whilst George Brew edged it 21-20 against Mike Ashmole.
Finch Hill A held onto first place despite crashing to a 4-6 home defeat against Onchan B, losing out by just two chalks (136-138). Marown C are in fine form following their 7-3 win at home against Port St Mary B, whilst Douglas B are also in the mix after their 9-1 home win at the Villa over Finch Hill B.
Castletown B won 8-2 at home against South Ramsey C, with the home team having played a game less they are currently in mid-table as are Port Erin A who sat out this round of fixtures.
In division three Onchan C went joint top on 31 points following their 2-8 away win over South Ramsey D, with home captain James Moore winning 21-9 against Roger Payne, whilst 13-year-old Ryan Hargraves battled back from a 12-18 deficit against Sid McKnight to win 21-19.
Ballaugh C are level at the top with Onchan C, they came away from Breagle Glen with a 3-7 win over Port Erin B. Noble’s B claimed a 2-8 away win with Alex Hampson taking the bragging rights over fellow junior player Clark Kelly 21-17, whilst Castletown C won 7-3 at home to Douglas D with the new bowlers continuing to impress with David Beynon and Nick Firth (another returning bowler) both winning after starting in the league this season, whilst Juan Readshaw who has returned after a few years out of the game also won.
Marown D continue to impress with a 3-7 away win over Peel D, who had a familiar surname on their team sheet with Philip ‘Pip’ Pemberton, who is the son of Jimmy, having returned to bowls after playing as a teenager he won 21-9 against Rob Bell, whilst another new bowler Andrew Cover is another who has family links to bowls through his grandfather and is highly rated by club members lost 12-21 to Alan Gault.
Last week saw the first of a double set off league fixtures in the Open Age Ladies Crown Green Bowls. On Wednesday night Onchan had a good home win against an improving Castletown B. Game of the match was between Caroline Corlett (Onchan) and Ann Hollingworth. It was nip and tuck throughout with Caroline eventually winning 21-20. Another good contest was between two junior bowlers Grace Gawne (Onchan) and Charlotte Peach. Grace was on excellent form winning to 7. Jo Smith, Joanne Kelly, Sue Gawne and Maureen Payne (Onchan) all won to single figures, with Barbara Young (Castletown) winning to 11 against another junior bowler, Lily Gawne. Mooragh Park played Port St Mary at home. It was a close match throughout with Jayne Kneen (PSM) being the only player to win to single figures. Castletown A had a good home win against Marown A.
Results : Onchan 178 (7), Castletown B 108 (2); Port Erin 164 (6), Douglas 139 (3); Mooragh Park 150 (4), Port St Mary A 159 (5); Marown B 111 (4), South Ramsey 133 (5); Ballaugh 166 (6), Peel 41 (3), Castletown A 176 (8) Marown A 123 (1).
Friday night saw Douglas take on Ballaugh at home. This was a close encounter with Ballaugh winning by nine points. Jan West, Paula Garrett and Harley Garrett (Douglas) won to single figures as did Cath Harvey, Christine McDonald and Elaine Fenton for Ballaugh. The two closest games saw Emma Sayle (Douglas) losing to 17 against Pat Mason with Rose Waterworth (Ballaugh) losing to the same score against Jane Lothian. Mooragh Park travelled to Crosby for their match against Marown A with Philippa Taylor, Jayne Smith, Lynda Cadamy and Lil Smith for Marown winning to single figures. Janet Monk had the best score for Mooragh winning to 11. Port St Mary played host to Marown B. Only two of the nine games made double figures, these were Trish Bull and Nicola Cain (Port) winning to 16 and 20 against Debbie Leece and Helen Withers.
Results : Castletown B 185 (8), Port Erin 98 (1); South Ramsey 165 (6), Onchan 161 (3); Port St Mary 157 (7), Marown B 109 (2); Marown A 172 (7), Mooragh Park 102 (2); Peel Sunset 111 (2) Castletown A 181 (7); Douglas 131 (4), Ballaugh 140 (5)
Over 60’s. The closest match last Thursday morning was between Onchan A and Port St Mary A with Onchan winning four games to two. The two winners for Port St Mary A were Chris Price and Margie Tasker who both won to 16 with Paula Firth for Onchan winning to single figures. Peel Sunset played host to Finch Hill. Peel were on good form with Pat Robertson and Lynda Wilson winning to single figures, with Lil Smith for Finch winning to 14. The only team to get a full house was Mooragh Park A against Castletown B, with Janet Monk winning to 7 and Pat Lenton to 3.
Results : Mooragh Park A 126 (6), Castletown B 64 (0); Marown 108 (5), Ballaugh 70 (1); Castletown A 120 (5), Port Erin A 62 (1); Onchan A 116 (4), Port St Mary A 89 (2); South Ramsey 123 (5), Onchan B 70 (1); Peel Sunset 119 (5), Finch Hill 73 (1); Port St Mary B 119 (5), Mooragh Park B 50 (1).
There were four maximums on Tuesday morning with Onchan A having a good win to 74 against Marown; Finch Hill won to 73 against Onchan B; Port Erin to 79 against Mooragh Park B, whilst the home derby between Castletown B and A resulted in a convincing win for the A team to 32.
Results : Onchan A 126 (6), Marown 74 (0); Ballaugh 95 (3), Port St Mary B 104 (3); Castletown B 32 (0), Castletown A 126 (6); Port St Mary A 111 (4), Peel Sunset 91 (2); Finch Hill 126 (6), Onchan B 73 (0); Mooragh Park A 87 (2), South Ramsey 119 (4); Port Erin 126 (6), Mooragh Park B 79 (0)
The remaining prelim match in the Jean Kelly knockout competition was played last Thursday. Result including individual handicaps, Castletown A (+19) 182, Douglas (+58) 180.
39 pairs competed for the Port St Mary Cup mixed doubles on Bank Holiday Monday. Another day of good weather made the day very enjoyable. The green was running very fast, making it very tricky to get close to the jack.
At the quarter final stage Lyn Bolton (South Ramsey) and Trevor Quayle (Port St Mary) beat Elaine Moore and Glynn Hargraves (South Ramsey) 21-14. Home greeners Chris Price and Wayne Roberts beat Fiona Kennish and Steven Waters (South Ramsey) 21-15. Rebecca Teare and Paul Dunn (Marown) beat Jenny Moore and James Teare (South Ramsey) 21-20, whilst Kim Hargraves and Stefan Kelly (South Ramsey) beat Lorna Brady-Glover and Ray Maddrell (Port St Mary) 21-11.
First of the semi-finals saw the reigning champions from 2019, Bolton and Quayle take on Price and Roberts, a close match all the way to the end with the latter winning 21-19. In the second semi-final Teare and Dunn took on Hargraves and Kelly, as always at this stage another tough match, but Teare and Dunn won 21-14.
In the final Teare and Dunn stepped up a gear and were always in control eventually winning 21-11.
The presentation was made by club president Pete Collins, who thanked the sponsors Isle of Man Farmers, and everyone at the club that helped make the competition a success.