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Marown A Extend Lead

Week three of fixtures took place in Canada Life International Sponsored Division One on another blustery evening, with Peel A coming away from Crosby with a 3-7 victory over Marown B. Winning close games for the Peel men were Stevie Kelly, as he beat Phil Kelly 21-19, whilst Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly beat John Gelling 21-18, with Sam Clague responding for Marown as he beat David Proctor 21-18.

South Ramsey A had a tough home game with Onchan A, in a keenly contested game as the home team won 7-3. John Kennish stepped in for the home team, with his 21-5 win over Will Penhallurick sealing the two points for the aggregate. Winning for the visitors were Phil Kerruish, Jamie Clague, and Matthew Quirk.

Port St Mary A picked up their first win of the season, as they beat Castletown A 6-4. Robbie Cooil beat Aaron Richardson 21-6, with Nathan Hamilton responding for Town as he beat Tim Williams 21-4.

North Ramsey A played their first home fixture of the season at Mooragh Park as they won 5-3 on games against Douglas A, however they lost the aggregate by two chalks (139-141) with Stuart Garrett helping the visitors cause with a 21-9 win over Joe Kneale to seal a 5-5 draw.

Early leaders Marown A played their lower ranked C Team on Tuesday evening under much improved conditions as the A team won 9-1 to extend their lead to three points over South Ramsey A. Preventing the whitewash was C team captain Stephen Rundle as he beat Neil Withers 21-17, with Dan Smith the next closest to picking up a point as he lost 17-21 to Paul Dunn.

In Division Two South Ramsey B inflicted a third straight defeat of the season on Castletown B, as they came away from the Crofts with a 3-7 victory, as just 11 chalks separated the teams (137-148), with Ben Dugdale and Tony Hart both sneaking home 21-20 against Alan Phair and Ross Moore respectively.

Ballaugh A also won 3-7 away from home by the same margin of chalks (140-151) against Douglas B at the Villa. Mike Spooner helped Ballaugh’s cause with a 21-8 victory over Willie Cowley, whilst Nigel Tebay won 21-19 against Andy Foster, with Richard Hainge edging home 21-20 against Steve Gregg.

Finch Hill A won 7-3 at home to Port Erin A, whilst the two biggest wins of the night went in favour of league leaders Peel B who beat North Ramsey B 9-1, with Onchan B inflicting a heavy defeat on Noble’s A to the same score.

In Division Three Noble’s B, C and D head up the table in that order, as the B team (pictured) won 8-2 at home to South Ramsey D, Noble’s C caused an upset as they beat South Ramsey C 3-7 away from home, whilst Noble’s D beat Peel C 7-3 at home.

Ballaugh B came away from Port St Mary B with a 2-8 victory, whilst Marown D got their first win of the season under their belt, as they came away from the Park with a 3-7 win over Onchan C.

In Division Four Noble’s E sit in joint 2nd place as they picked up their third consecutive 6-4 victory of the season, this time beating Douglas D at the Villa, taking the aggregate by eight chalks (135-143), proving once again that every chalk counts.

League Leaders Ballaugh C stretched their lead at the top to seven points, following their 9-1 home win over Douglas C. North Ramsey C played their first home fixture of the season, as they matched their result in their first fixture with a 9-1 home win over Finch Hill B. Peel D were awarded a 10-0 home win over Port Erin B who were unable to field a team.

Rearranged fixtures from match week two saw Port Erin A slip to a 2-8 home defeat to Peel B, whilst Noble’s C beat Onchan C to the same score.

Clark Retains Ken Williamson Cup

The first official men’s singles competition of the season was held on Sunday, with a healthy entry of 39 taking part in the Ken Williamson Cup, with entries higher than when the competition is traditionally held in June.

Losing out at the quarter final stage were Nathan Cooil (Castletown) 19-21 to home greener Matthew Quirk, Dave McCabe (Douglas) 15-21 to Bob Clark (South Ramsey). In the other half of the draw another home greener Mike Kelly got the better of clubmate Will Penhallurick, whilst an all Marown contest was won by Jamie Joughin as he beat Sam Clague 21-17.

The home green hopes were ended at the semi-final stage as Joughin breezed through to the final as he beat Kelly 21-14, whilst Bob Clark recovered from a slow start to see off Quirk 21-18, as the South Ramsey man crucially kept his opponent down to a single two, whilst scoring five doubles himself.

The final saw Clark start as favourite, as he looked to retain the trophy, whilst Joughin was appearing in his first final of a men’s singles open competition. The Marown man took two of the first three ends, to lead 8-4, with Clark soon getting into his stride as he scored five doubles, and kept Joughin to just three more singles as the South Ramsey man ran out a clear 21-11 winner to lift the trophy for a third time.

The presentation was made by Kevin Quirk with thanks given to Dave Tait for running the competition and to the ladies for putting on refreshments. Ken Williamson’s niece Diane Crossley was then introduced to present the prizes.

Kennish & Bradford Win Cringle Fours

Castletown Bowling Club hosted the Charity Cringle Fours men’s open competition on Saturday attracting 16 pairs to compete for the trophy.

The quarter finals saw James Teare and Alan Moore (South Ramsey) beat Noble’s pair Paul Moore and Lee Price 21-14, Glynn Hargraves and Bob Clark (South Ramsey) won 21-12 against another Noble’s pairing of Dave Naughton and Mark Bradshaw. In the other half of the draw Jordan Cain and Stefan Kelly (South Ramsey) eased home 21-11 against Collin Holland (Castletown) and Shaun Seal (Douglas), whilst John Kennish and David Bradford (South Ramsey) came through 21-17 against Brian Kelly and James Kelly (Marown).

An all South Ramsey semi-final took place as Hargraves and Clark dominated to win 21-8 against Teare and Moore, whilst a low scoring affair in the early stages saw a tight game in the other half of the draw Kennish and Bradford eventually pipped Cain and Kelly to the post 21-18.

Hargraves and Clark made the better start as they raced into a 12-6 lead, however a mistake from Hargraves as he sent the jack off the green allowed Kennish and Bradford to work their way back into the game. A strong finish from the latter pair on a shorter mark saw them run out with a 21-16 victory.

The presentation was made by Phil Taubman, who thanked Murray Cringle for sponsoring the competition, with £132.50 being raised for Sight Matters.

Week Two in Canada Life International Bowls Leagues

The second round of fixtures took place in Canada Life International Sponsored Division One on a wet Monday evening, as early leaders Marown A maintained their lead at the top of the table with a 7-3 victory following a 7-3 home win over Onchan A, with 18 chalks separating the teams (152-134). For the home team Neil Withers came through a battle with Matthew Quirk 21-19, Colin Kelly recovered from a 6-10 deficit to win 21-15. Impressing for the visitors were Neil Dunwell, who beat Paul Kelly 21-13, Reg Temporaza won 21-15 against John Gelling, whilst Peter Slinger used all his experience as he came back from 13-17 to edge home 21-19 against Glenn Boland.

Castletown A welcomed South Ramsey A to the Crofts, with the visitors 4-0 after the first four games, however this didn’t tell the whole story. Dido Kelly and Jordan Cain prevailed 21-17 against Nathan Cooil and David Quayle respectively, whilst Glynn Hargraves trailed all game against Nathan Hamilton, then finished strongly to win 21-19. In the second half of the match Bob Clark returned to the fold as he won 21-6 against George Foy. Town then picked up three wins with captain Jordan Drewett leading the way 21-9 against Peter Collister, Aaron Richardson held off a fightback from James Teare to win 21-17, with Ian Watson pulling off the most impressive result of the night as he beat David Bradford 21-13, resulting in a 3-7 victory for South Ramsey with 13 chalks separating the two teams (131-144).

Peel A got their first win of the season as they beat Port St Mary A 8-2 at home, with three close games as Dave Saxon beat Mike Ashmole 21-20, Tommy McMeiken had enough in the tank to hold off Trevor Quayle 21-17, whilst George Gadsby beat Wayne Roberts 21-19.

Douglas A took on Marown B at the Villa, as they played the closest match of the week as the home team edged it 6-4 on the night thanks to taking the aggregate by three chalks (138-135).

North Ramsey A came away from Crosby with a 4-6 victory on Tuesday evening as they took the aggregate by 14 chalks, helped by Steve Walmsley’s 21-9 win over Peter Kelly.

In Division Two South Ramsey B got their campaign up and running with a 9-1 home win over Finch Hill A, with Brian Aspden preventing the whitewash with a 21-17 victory over Eddie Carlyle.

Onchan B inflicted a 9-1 defeat on Castletown B, as the Town men sit on three points after two games.

Douglas B sit on 17 points at the top as they won 8-2 at home to North Ramsey B, whilst Noble’s A rearranged their game from Monday evening to Tuesday as the visitors Ballaugh A came away with the spoils following their 3-7 victory.

In Division Three South Ramsey C bounced back from their opening day defeat to beat their lower ranked D team 10-0.

Home wins to a 6-4 score line were the order of the evening, as Peel C, Port St Mary B, and Ballaugh B beat Noble’s B, Noble’s D and Marown D respectively.

In Division Four Noble’s E (pictured) continue to impress, as they won 6-4 at home to Peel D, with eight chalks separating the two teams (143-135). Douglas C managed to see off their D Team 8-2.

Elsewhere North Ramsey C took a 1-9 victory over Castletown C in their first fixture of the season, having sat out the first round of fixtures, whilst Ballaugh C went on to beat Finch Hill B 2-8 away from home.

Men’s 2024 Night League Season Underway

The Canada Life International Sponsored Division One got underway as Marown A sit top after the first round of fixtures following their 9-1 home win over North Ramsey A. All the wins for the Crosby men were comfortable with three single figures wins from Peter Jones, Neil Withers and Paul Kelly over Steve Walmsley, Steven Waters and Joe Kneale respectively. The lone winner for the Mooragh men was Rob Monk who beat Matthew Keggen 21-6.

South Ramsey A got their campaign underway with a tough home fixture over Peel A. After the first four games the home team led 4-0, however the second set of games could have gone 4-0 to Peel or the home team, as it was it ended up 2-2 to see the home team earn an 8-2 win. For the home team James Teare trailed 8-15 against Pip Pemberton, with Teare responding to runout with a 21-17 win, whilst a great last bowl from Stefan Kelly underpinned a good performance to hold off Tommy McMeiken 21-19. For Peel Stevie Kelly got their first point of the evening as he performed well to beat Jordan Cain 21-17, whilst his dad Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly trailed all game against Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly as he finished brilliantly to win 21-20, with Barney’s ability to strike being the ultimate difference.

Onchan A used home advantage to see off Castletown A 8-2. Marown B took on their C team in what was a closely fought match with the B claiming a 6-4 victory by six chalks (151-145), whilst Port St Mary A slipped to a 3-7 home defeat to Douglas A

In Division Two Peel B and South Ramsey B battled it out in the Sunset City as the home team claimed a 7-3 victory.

Douglas B head the table as they ensured it was a miserable start for Port Erin A, who inexplicably were a player short on the night, as they were heavily beaten 1-9 at home.

One of the most impressive results of the evening was from Noble’s A, who came away from the Crofts with a 2-8 victory over Castletown B.

Ballaugh A got their campaign underway with a 7-3 home victory over North Ramsey B, whilst Finch Hill A have brought in a couple of players from their B team as they won 8-2 at home to Onchan B.

In Division Three Noble’s B demolished Port St Mary B 10-0. Noble’s C, who last season were the D Team, have now swapped places with the C Team as they finished higher in the league rankings came away from Marown D with a good 3-7 victory. Not to be outdone Noble’s D (pictured) who were back from their pre-season trip won 8-2 at home to Ballaugh B.

South Ramsey C were on the receiving end of a disappointing 3-7 home defeat to a new look Peel C, who performed well on the night to take a deserved victory. Onchan C took a comfortable 7-3 home victory over South Ramsey D.

The newly formed Division Four got underway with three new teams this season, as the first ever E team to feature in the league claimed their first victory as Noble’s E beat Port Erin B 4-6 at Breagle Glen.

Castletown C had a tough time as they came away from Ballaugh C with a 9-1 defeat, whilst North Ramsey C sat out the first round of fixtures as they play this week.

Elsewhere Peel D slipped to a 4-6 home defeat to Douglas C, in a close game, whilst Finch Hill B came away from the Villa with a 3-7 victory over Douglas D.

Moore & Hargraves Claim KNR Construction Mixed Doubles

Storm Kathleen was in full force on a blustery Saturday afternoon, with 24 pairs braving the conditions to compete for the KNR Construction trophy, with the rain holding off for the duration of the competition.

Losing out at the quarter final stage were Lynda Cadamy and Glenn Boland to Marown clubmates Rebecca Teare and Paul Dunn 20-21, South Ramsey’s James Teare and Jenny Moore were defeated 15-21 by Lyn Bolton and Peter Jones (Marown), home greeners Katie Jacobs and Bob Callow led 19-14 against Elaine Moore and Glynn Hargraves (South Ramsey), before losing out 19-21, with Paula Garrett and Mark Kneen coming through 21-16 against fellow home greeners Mel Smith and Keith Rise.

At the semi-final stage Moore and Hargraves took a comfortable 21-13 win over Garrett and Kneen to book their place in the final. In the other game Teare and Dunn led all game before losing out 20-21 to Bolton and Jones who trailed 17-20, only to finish with two doubles to win 21-20.

The final was a fantastic tussle, that had high scoring ends, with just 14 ends played. Moore and Hargraves claimed the first three on the second end, only to immediately concede a three. On the next end Bolton and Jones were counting for one with Elaine playing out the counting bowl perfectly to score four, as they went on to lead 14-10. The Marown duo hit back superbly to score eight chalks over three ends to lead 18-14. The South Ramsey pair hit back once more scoring a four themselves to level the game up at 18-18. A two for Jones and Bolton on the next end had them within touching distance of the trophy, however a single for Moore and Hargraves saw the game finely poised at 19-20. A good lead from Hargraves, and a great bowl from Moore were unbeaten to give Moore and Hargraves a 21-20 victory in a good final.

The trophies were presented by Neil Clarke of KNR Construction, with Glynn Hargraves thanking the sponsors, Douglas Bowling Club for hosting the event and the Greenkeeper for a much-improved playing surface.

KNR Construction 2024 SF and Final

If Carlsberg Did Weekends…

One of the biggest changes in the league structure is taking place this season as the league is split into four divisions, following three additional teams joining the league. The last time this happened was in 2004, when 35 teams entered the men’s night league.

The top three divisions will have 10 teams, whilst the fourth division will consist of 9 teams, which includes three new teams, with Castletown putting a C team in again this year, North Ramsey C have recruited enough members for a third team, whilst Noble’s have made history by putting an E Team into the league, helped by having two greens that are used throughout the summer season, they could theoretically put in a further three teams F, G & H.

The time was right for the restructure as to remain with three divisions, there would have been very little room for contingency dates, matches would need to be played during TT and Bank Holidays, it would also have meant that some of the popular team competitions would also have to be sacrificed to ensure league games were able to fit into the calendar.

With four divisions there is more scope for additional teams to come into the league to allow expansion of the game in the future. It also has the knock on effect of making each league more competitive, leaving enough contingency dates in the calendar, and most importantly it allows dates to be scheduled for the Junior league, along with the Mixed Team and the Club Championship.

In Canada Life International sponsored Division One league champions South Ramsey A will once again wary of the challenge from Marown A, with the Crosby men looking to close a 16 point gap on last season, they have Dean Kipling back in the fold and Tom Kelly promoted to the A Team full time. An unchanged South Ramsey team won’t be resting on their laurels.

It will be interesting to see which teams are battling for promotion and relegation this season in all four divisions.

In Division Two Finch Hill A will look to bounce back from the disappointment of not gaining promotion to league division one following the restructure, however it does present them a unique opportunity as they could make history by winning Division Two two years running. Also looking to challenge Finch Hill, will be Ballaugh A who finished runners up in Division Two, whilst Peel B and South Ramsey B will be looking to regain their places in the top tier.

Over to Division Three South Ramsey C will be ranked as one of the top teams based on last seasons league standings, they will fancy their chances of taking the title, whilst Port St Mary B, like Finch Hill A will be looking to win their division for a second consecutive season. Noble’s D might have something to say about that as they finished just one point behind Port St Mary B, whilst Ballaugh B will also be in the mix as they finished three points off top spot.

Noble’s C now have a year’s experience under their belts, as the Leeds fans recently made the most of a pre-season trip away as they started their weekend with a friendly at Thorner BC as they played Black Swan Bowling Club, with three of their team picking up victories on international soil, with Steve Brennan the first man to do so as he won 21-20, with Andy Greggor and Steve Cain also staking their claim to fame. The following day they faced one of the top teams in the UK, as they took on Crossgates BC, in what turned out to be a steep learning curve, which will no doubt serve them well in the future. Their weekend was topped off with a visit to Elland Road as their beloved Leeds won 2-0 against Millwall to hit top spot in the Championship. As their captain Steve Cain said if Carlsberg did weekends…

Division Four will be a good starting point for Noble’s E, as the team made up of local farmers, who are all new to the game will be looking to ‘plough’ their way through the season, they do say cream always rises to the top! I do hope they get the same bug for the game as those who took up the game last year. North Ramsey continue to grow as a club, as they put in a third team this season, whilst their development also continues off the green as the last club on the island without floodlights, they are rumoured to be getting floodlights in place in the near future, which will no doubt help the competition secretary with his bowls calendar planning for the season.

A special mention must go to Noble’s Bowling Club, who a few years ago were on the brink of collapsing, as they have gone from strength to strength. New members bring different ideas, and with that a fresh outlook. It just goes to show the efforts made to bring new players into the game can reap the rewards as they have also picked up team silverware the last two seasons in the Mixed Plate competition.

All the best for what promises to be a great season.

Jones Wins Pre-Season Ian Kissack Shield

Marown held the opening tournament of the highly anticipated 2024 season, with the Ian Kissack floodlight competition sponsored by Ardern & Druggan Limited attracting a healthy entry of 68. The competition was played over four days, with handicaps ranging from two to eight with two qualifiers from the four qualifying sessions.

The competition commenced on Sunday afternoon with Peel man George Gadsby the first to qualify for finals night, whilst home greener Colin Kelly eased his way through the afternoon session.

Sunday evening resulted in two home green players qualifying with Paul Kelly seeing off teammate Neil Withers along the way, while Phil Kelly progressed as he beat club mate Matthew Keggen 21-18 to progress.

Monday evening saw South Ramsey’s Glynn Hargraves safely navigating his way through his four qualifying games. In the other half of the session another South Ramsey player booked their spot in the quarter finals with two victories over home greeners Juan Killip 21-7 and Clare Cooper 21-16.

The last qualifying session took place on Tuesday evening, as a further two home greeners booked their spot as Walter McCarthy beat three time champion David Bradford (South Ramsey) 21-12 to qualify, whilst Peter Jones got through his three games.

The competition was redrawn at the quarter final stage with Colin Kelly seeing off Jenny Moore 21-11, whilst Phil Kelly recovered from a big deficit to run out with a 21-20 win over George Gadsby.

In the other half of the draw Glynn Hargraves held off Walter McCarthy to win 21-15, whilst Peter Jones staged a comeback to see off teammate Paul Kelly 21-19. Unfortunately due to a power failure it was agreed to finish the competition on Sunday afternoon.

In the first semi-final Colin Kelly’s route to the final was never in doubt with a 21-6 victory over Phil Kelly. In the other semi-final Hargraves performed well to take 18-7 lead over Jones, with the latter staging a remarkable comeback to level the game up 18-18. Hargraves got back in at right time when lying two down to retake the lead 19-18, with Jones picking up a single to level up at 19-19. Another single from Hargraves put him within touching distance as a good second bowl a foot behind the jack forced Jones to play the perfect bowl to save game and level the game up at 20-20. On the deciding end Jones played an 18 inch bowl which wasn’t beaten to reach the final and complete a stunning comeback.

The final being played on a green that is in superb condition got underway with Kelly taking the first five ends, as he threatened to run away with the game scoring five singles in the corners to lead 7-2. Jones, not one to panic got back in to the game taking a 16-10 lead, and then led 17-13 with a superb display of bowling. Four singles from Jones was enough to take the victory to pick up the Ian Kissack Shield.

The presentation was made by Marown President Peter Kelly, thanked the sponsor Ardern & Druggan for their continued support, with thanks also given to the Marown ladies for the excellent refreshments provided over the duration of the competition. Ian Kissack’s sister Gill Kissack-Grundey was then introduced to present the prizes.

September CLI Players of the Month

Men’s Player of the Month: Bob Clark – South Ramsey

Ladies Player of the Month: Jenny Moore – South Ramsey

Under 21’s Player of the Month: Sam Colquitt – Noble’s 

The men’s pick went to Bob Clark who impressed in a host of competitions. Clark won the pre-festival Autumn Shield prevailing in a field of 96 to get his festival week off to a good start. Clark also picked up the Festival Men’s Doubles title with South Ramsey teammate Glynn Hargraves, then reached finals day of the men’s main event before losing out in the quarter finals to Callum Wraight.

On the Sunday following the festival Bob won the Wilfrid Quayle Mixed Doubles at Castletown for a second successive year, this time partnering Hannah Drewett. For South Ramsey Clark won all three games, to finish the season with 19 wins from 21 games played, only missing the season’s opening fixture away to Castletown on his old stomping ground. His most impressive individual result during the month was a resounding 21-9 victory over Marown captain Paul Dunn in the final of the Mixed Team Championship with a solid performance as he helped the Team retain the trophy.

The Ladies title was an obvious choice with this being awarded to Jenny Moore, who went undefeated in the league winning 22 games from 22 played. Jenny started the month winning the Festival for a third time, then picked up a sixth successive Manx Masters title a little over a week later. Jenny also shone in the Mixed Team Championship final for South Ramsey inflicting a 21-7 defeat on Paul Kelly to seal the victory. Jenny then travelled to the U.K. to compete in the Champion of Champions on Sunday 1st October, whilst this does creep into the following month it is worth a mention as there isn’t a Player of the Month award for October. Moore swept aside all before her beating top quality opposition throughout the day to lift the ‘Holy Grail’ of bowls making history to become the first Manx Lady to pick up the title.

Sam Colquitt picked up the Junior award thanks to winning the Junior Manx Masters Title for the first time at South Ramsey beating clubmate Alex Hampson 21-18 in a good quality final. Sam who had previously won the Young Manx Masters five years earlier put out pre-tournament favourite Madison McMullan with a brilliant performance winning 21-16 in the semi-final. In addition to this Sam paired up with Jo Smith to pick up a convincing 21-15 victory over Debbie Leece and Juan Killip in the Club Team Championship, whilst also seeing off David Manley 21-12 in the league for Noble’s D.

Kelly & Dunn Win Juan Kelly Cup

Marown Bowling Club hosted the Juan Kelly Cup, with the competition now in its seventh year 44 pairs taking part as the curtain was brought down on the 2023 season.

There were some interesting pairings making use of the handicap system which was played over two qualifying nights (Monday and Tuesday), with four pairs qualifying each night to qualify for the finals night on Wednesday evening.

The format was any combination doubles, played over 15 ends with ends 5, 10 and 15 played as ‘power’ ends with the points scored counting double. The pairs were given a handicap based on their rankings in the Men’s and Ladies game. If scores were tied after 15 ends a one bowl shootout would take place to decide the winner.

There were some high-profile casualties on both qualifying nights, as some of the more fancied pairings made an early exit. For finals night a re-draw took place to determine who the pairings would play on the night, with a good mixture of high and low handicaps still in the competition. The excellent floodlights came into good use for the duration of the competition.

Losing out at the quarter final stage were Marown’s Martha Butler and Brian Kelly (+7) 14-25 to Stevie Kelly (Peel) and Paul Dunn (+2) (Marown), Colin Kelly and Juan Killip (+2) lost out 11-16 to fellow home greeners Jayne Smith and Lyn Bolton (+4).

In the other half of the draw brothers Tom and Kevin Kelly (+2) were beaten 14-22 by Paula Firth (Noble’s) and son Nick Firth (+8) who plies his trade for Douglas, whilst the Noble’s father and son pairing of Andy and Lee Greggor (+8) lost out 13-23 to Castletown’s Chris Lever and David Quayle (+4).

The first semi-final was a big win for Kelly and Dunn who beat Smith and Bolton 25-10 to go through to the final. The other semi-final was a good game between Lever and Quayle, who were up against the Firth’s was edged by the latter pair as the game had just a chalk separating the pairs with three ends left to play, with the score 20-19. A strong finish from Paula and Nick ensured they went through to the final.

The final got underway with Kelly and Dunn having to give a six start to Paula and Nick, however this advantage was wiped in just two ends to put the score level at 8-8. Kelly and Dunn shown their dominance with a strong performance to keep their opponents down to three scoring ends, with Kelly finding a tricky mark on the riverbank side of the green to see the Peel/Marown combination runout with a 28-12 victory.

At the conclusion of play the presentation was made by Marown Club President Peter Kelly, who thanked Juan Kelly for once again sponsoring the competition, the Ladies for the refreshments over all three nights, everyone who entered, and all those who came to support. Juan Kelly’s son Colin was then introduced to present the prizes.