Monthly Archives: March 2022

TQ triumphs in club championship

Three former winners were in the smaller than usual gang that participated in the Pronto Plumbing sponsored outdoor winter bowling club championship, which took place on Saturday.

However, when the final took to the green after about four hours play there was to be a new name on the winner’s list, with two team-mates from Louie’s Angels battling it out.

At the last eight stage, Trevor Quayle beat 2020 winner Stefan Kelly, before getting the better of Caroline Whitehead in their semi-final; Wayne Roberts meanwhile comfortably overcame the challenges of Marg Tasker and former champion Alan Moore.

Quayle took an early lead in the final before his opponent went on a good run and after 10 ends Roberts had a 16-10 advantage.

Five ends later the game was all-square at 16-across, but although Roberts did take another two singles it was TQ who triumphed 21-18 and therefore took the title for the first time.

Results – quarter-finals: Trevor Quayle 21 Stefan Kelly 18, Caroline Whitehead 21 Tricia Bull 19, Marg Tasker 9 Wayne Roberts 21, Alan Moore 21 Fiona Kennish 12; semi-finals: Quayle 21 Whitehead 13, Roberts 21 Moore 10; final: Quayle 21 Roberts 18.

Wednesday, 9 March saw ten members take to the green playing in one group of doubles. The winners scored eighteen points, but two couples scored eighteen, Paul Callister and Trevor Barker along with Margie Tasker and Sue Gawne. 

Sunday, 13 March saw four teams take to the green in the final set of re-arranged fixtures, Bit n Bobs, Parkers, WALOB and Mooragh Lakers.

WALOB took on Lakers and although the latter won four out of the six games, WALOB won on points by the closest of margins. Unfortunately, Lakers were unable to field a full team and were one player down. The closest win for the Lakers was won by Alison Kearsley who held Ken Karran to 20 points.

Bobs took on Parkers and thankfully Gillian Jopson managed a win for Bobs meaning Parkers couldn’t get the maximum 126, but they did get 125. Geoff Collier for Bobs put up a great fight but was held at 19 points by Paul Clinton.

Lakers then played Bobs, and Bobs won four of the games. Sue McCourt had a really close game after being a long way down, she made a come back from being on 7 points to win, keeping Luke Kenna on 19 points.

The last game of the day and in turn the season, was Parkers against WALOB. The Parkers won five out of the six games. The doubles pairing of Terry Moore and Mike Thomas beat Sid Bolton and Tony Hart to 20, whilst the other close game points wise was that won by Mike Alexander who held Ken Karran to 19.

WALOB 4 (104), Mooragh Lakers 4 (103); Bits n Bobs 1 (91), Parkers 7 (125); Mooragh Lakers 2 (96), Bits n Bobs 6 (108); Parkers 7 (113) WALOB 1 (103). 

This weekend will see the final two days of club bowls for this winter campaign, beginning with a round robin on Saturday, followed 24 hours later by the Best versus Rest event and prize presentations, for which raffle prizes would be very much appreciated.

Proceedings begin at 1pm and taking part in Sunday’s contest will be league champions, Louie’s Angels, supported by the ladies’ merit winner, Sue Gawne; and members of runners-up Seven-Up, who will make up the Best team.

The remaining individual merit winners, or representatives, will form the Rest team.

A weekend of delayed fixtures

It was a full weekend of re-scheduled fixtures over the weekend in outdoor winter league crown green bowls with the sun even shining.

Saturday, 5 March saw four teams take to the green, Mooragh Lakers, WALOB, Bits n Bobs and Parkers.

Lakers took on WALOB for the first game, and took four wins out of the six. The two wins for WALOB were Lyn Bolton, who brought to an end the unbeaten run of opponent Sue Gawne, and Toby Hart. The closest scoring games for Lakers were won by Janet Monk who kept Joyce Ogden to 19, and Alison Kearsley who kept Kim Hargraves to 18.

The second game on the green was Parkers against Bits n Bobs, with the only victory for Bobs being achieved by Sue Collier who kept Mike Alexander to 17, and the other closest game was for Mike Thomas who kept Pauline Cowley to 20.

Bobs then took on Lakers and unfortunately did not manage to win a game, but Geoff Collier had the most successful scoring game by getting 17 against Walter McCarthy.

The final game of the day was WALOB against Parkers, with 4 wins going to WALOB. The doubles pairing for WALOB of Sid Bolton and Tony Hart had a battle with Peter Karran and Mike Alexander but managed the win by one point. Lyn Bolton held Sid McKnight to 17, whilst Colin Spence for the Parkers kept Joyce Ogden to 17.

Louie’s Angels player Matthew Keggen was confirmed as this year’s individual merit winner after the defeat of Sue Gawne, with Trevor Quayle (also Angels) taking second in the standings. 

Mooragh Lakers 6 (113), WALOB 2 (105); Parkers 7 (122), Bits n Bobs 1 (96); Bits n Bobs 0 (66), Mooragh Lakers 8 (126); WALOB 6 (114), Parkers 2 (106).

Sunday, 6 March had three teams take to the green, Nobles Nutters, Castletown Corkers and Parkers once again and thanks must go to them for fulfilling their fixtures over the two days.

Nobles Nutters won all the games that they fielded players for, but unfortunately had to give a game to Corkers due to being a player short. The doubles pairing of Tina Hampson and Mark Bradshaw came out victors against Grace and Lily Gawne by one point. 

Corkers then took on Parkers and unfortunately for the southern outfit, Parkers won all games giving them the maximum points available.

The final game of the day was Parkers against the Nutters and it was level on games won, meaning the decision on the winning team was on chalks which went to the Parkers. The three games won by the Nutters were the closest scoring. Stephen Hampson keeping Jo Smith to 17, junior Alex Hampson keeping Mike Alexander to 18 and Sylvia Kennaugh holding Sid McKnight to 19.

Nobles Nutters 7 (111), Castletown Corkers 1 (84); Castletown Corkers 0 (68), Parkers 8 (126); Parkers 5 (117), Nobles Nutters 3 (87).

Could we take this opportunity to remind all those in possession of any trophies to return them ready for this year’s presentations. Likewise, the club are looking for donations of raffle prizes for the best v rest presentation event on Sunday, 20 March.

Ahead of that, this Saturday sees the club championship take place and with an entry of 31 proceedings will get underway at 12 noon prompt; while on Sunday the final set of re-arranged games will take place.

Seven Up secure second spot

The Outdoor Winter League sponsored by Pronto Plumbing had a full week of fixtures, after the storms disrupted play the previous week.

Wednesday, 23 February saw the Round Robin take place with 20 members taking to the green, split into two groups of doubles. The outstanding winners of the yellow jack group by 13 points was Margie Tasker and Dougie Allan, with runner up going to Ken Karran and Peter Corlett. The second group was a closer run competition with only one point between the winner and second place. Taking victory on 26 points was Brian Colquitt and Alan Phair, with Peter Kennaugh and Sue Gawne came in second with 25.

Saturday, 26 February saw three teams take to the green, WALOB, All But and the Outsiders. WALOB took on All But and secured five wins, which led to Bryan Corner the only winner for All But holding Lyn Bolton to 11 points. Tony Hart had the closest scoring game in which he held Willie Corkill to 20. 

All But then took on the Outsiders and again won one of the games, Celia Joughin this time holding Steve Cook to 19, the other close game was when Jenny Moore held Brian Aspden to 20. Unfortunately for All But they were a player short in both games.

WALOB then took on the Outsiders and each team secured three wins. The doubles pairing for WALOB Sid Bolton and Toby Hart kept James Teare and Kevin Firth to 20 and Kim Hargraves kept Jenny Moore to 18. The closest scoring game with the Outsiders taking the game was when Frank Watson kept Lyn Bolton to 18.

WALOB 7 (116), All But 1 (82); All But 1 (87), Outsiders 7 (124); Outsiders 5 (117), WALOB 3 (103).

Sunday, 27 February again had three teams take to the green Mooragh Lakers, Castletown Corkers and Seven Up. The Lakers took on the Corkers and they won every game giving them the maximum score of 126 for the match. The Corkers then took on Seven Up and unfortunately again did not manage a win, meaning Seven Up got the maximum score available. 

Seven Up then took on the Lakers and secured four wins. The closest games were both wins for Seven Up with Dougie Allan keeping Janet Monk to 17, and Kevin Quirk likewise keeping Walter McCarthy to 17.

Mooragh Lakers 8 (126), Castletown Corkers 0 (74); Castletown Corkers 0 (61), Seven Up 8 (126);  Seven Up 6 (112), Mooragh Lakers 2 (92).

Could I please remind those teams / people in possession of any trophies to return them ready for this year’s presentations. Please remember these were awarded two years ago. Likewise, we are looking for donations of raffle prizes for the best v rest presentation on Sunday, 20 March.

Ahead of this, entries are still open for the Club Championship which will take place on Saturday, 12 March.