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Jenny Moore Claims Ladies Manx Championship for the 7th time

On Saturday 29th June the Ladies Association held the IOM Ladies Championships at South Ramsey. There was a good entry of ladies and everyone enjoyed a visit to South Ramsey for the cake and good selection of food on offer.

At the Quarter Final stage eventual winner Jenny Moore ended teammate Gill Dixon’s (South Ramsey) hopes 21-9. Judy Kelly (South Ramsey) beat Norma Cowell (Onchan) 21-3. Debbie Leece also ended teammate Linda Cadamy (Marown) hopes of reaching the final 21-10. Janet Monk (Mooragh Park) saw off home greener Sue Collier (South Ramsey) 21-11. In the semi-finals Jenny didn’t hold back against teammate Judy winning 21-9. The other semi-final was a closer affair with Janet just edging out Debbie 21-17.

The Final saw some excellent bowling from both players, But if you left any room Jenny was there every time. Showing what a excellent bowler that she is Jenny dominated the final and after just 10 ends was leading 11-2. Janet scored a few singles and a two to pull the score to 15-9. With both players scoring a two on the next two ends at 17-11. Jenny finished off the game with a couple of good two’s to raise the trophy for the 7th time winning 21-11.

We all wish Jenny the best of luck when she represents the island as this qualifies her in the champion of champions in the UK.

Marown A only team to take full points in double game week in open age league

The Marown A team ventured to Ballaugh in their 1st game of the week. Where they only dropped one point. Shirley Watling took the lone win for Ballaugh B 21-20. On the Friday night games Marown A hosted Port Erin, where they managed to keep the Southerners to 99 points. Taking five of the games to single figures.

Castletown A only dropped two points on their Wednesday night game when they hosted Douglas. Paula Garrett for the Douglas side taking a 21-19 win. The Castletown side winning three of the games to single figures.

Wednesday 26th June results

Castletown A 187-109 Douglas (8-1)

Marown B 130-148 Castletown B (3-6)

Ballaugh B 78-188 Marown A (1-8)

Peel Sunset 163-129 Port St Mary (6-3)

South Ramsey 167-105 Ballaugh A (7-2)

Port Erin 133-158 Nobles (4-5)

Friday 28th June Results

Douglas 163-115 Ballaugh B (6-3)

Port St Mary 107-138 Marown B (4-5)

Castletown B 116-182 South Ramsey (1-8)

Marown A 189-99 Port Erin (9-0)

Mooragh Park 178-125 Peel Sunset (7-2)

Ballaugh A 128-183 Castletown A (1-8)

Double match week for Over 60’s Ladies

South Ramsey had two good wins in the double game week playing Finch Hill in the first game. Lil Smith was the lone Finch hill winner 21-13. South Ramsey 118-67 Finch hill (5-1).

In their second game South Ramsey dropped only two points with Sue Peach grabbing a win for Castletown A 21-19. South Ramsey 124-94 Castletown A (5-1).

The closest game of the week was peel sunset 102-96 Port Erin A (3-3) both teams had a good 21-8 win. The Peel side just managed to take the win on points. 

Tuesday 25th June Results

Marown 109-76 Mooragh Park A (4-2)

Port Erin A 111-104 Nobles (3-3)

Peel Sunset 126-60 Port Erin B (6-0)

Onchan A 70-126 Port St Mary A (0-6)

Castletown B 79-114 Ballaugh A (1-5)

South Ramsey 118-67 Finch Hill (5-1)

Ballaugh B 62-126 Castletown A (0-6)

Thursday 27th June Results

Marown 93-115 Nobles (3-3)

Mooragh Park B 70-120 Finch Hill (1-5)

Castletown B 91-107 Port St Mary A (2-4)

Ballaugh B 71-121 Ballaugh A (1-5)

Peel Sunset 102-96 Port Erin A (3-3)

Onchan A 69-120 Mooragh Park A (1-5)

South Ramsey 124-94 Castletown A (5-1)

Grace Gawne wins Junior Merit

14 juniors took part in the Junior Merit held at Finch Hill Bowling Club. A round robin format was played, with Bailey McMullan topping group 1 with 3 wins, with Enya Quayle a close 2nd winning 2 games.

Group 2 winner Aalish Moore with 4 wins and 2nd place Enya Christian with 3 wins.

Group 3 was won by Grace Gawne 4 wins and Lacey McMullan close behind winning 3.

At the knockout stages, the semi final saw a close battle between Bailey and Aalish, with Bailey taking her place in the final with a 11-8 win. The other semi saw Grace dominate her game with a 11-3 win against Enya to take her place in the final.

The final saw Grace and Bailey go head to head with some really good bowling, after just four ends the game was tied on 2-2. Just five more ends later saw the game at 6-6. Bailey played some really good bowls to stretch the lead to 10-7. Determined Grace scored a couple of singles and a two and on the 14th end it was 10-10 Grace took the next end to win the game 11-10. 

Well done to winner Grace Gawne and all those that took part on what was a lovely morning of bowls.

Wrockwardine Wood ladies dominate festival ladies open

The 16th June saw the IOM Ladies Association hold the Pre Festival Ladies singles at Port Erin. 20 players competed for the title, with a good selection of visiting ladies competing. The day started with four preliminary round games, and the sun shining down. 

At the quarter final stage Natalia Moseley beat homegreener Margaret Tasker 21-12. Louise Cotton (Wrockwardine Wood) overcame Jane Lothian (Douglas) 21-17. Kim Hargraves (South Ramsey) 21-19 Nicola Gilmore-Coupe (Wirral) and Sally King (Wrockwardine Wood) beat Jayne Smith (Marown) 21-19. 

The Wrockwardine Wood Ladies proved too much for the local girls, playing thier favourable short curly marks, with the final set to be a good game of bowls with fellow teammates and good friends Natalia Moseley and Sally King both from Wrockwardine Wood.

Unfortunately play was brought to a halt after a few ends when Sally was stung by a wasp. But after a few moments of removing the sting and applying some spray, play was resumed. 

Rain started which didnt affect the level of play, and after 12 ends the score was level 13-13. But six ends later Natalia started opening up a lead 18-15. Sally wasn’t finished just yet and with a couple of singles, closed the gap to just 17-18. Natalia edged closer to a win scoring a two on the next end. Then Sally a single. But Natalia closed off the game on the final end to take the win 21-18. 

Competition Secretary Chris Holland presented the trophy and thanked Port Erin for hosting and all the competitors and everyone for staying for the final.

Douglas edge out Peel Sunset by 4 points

Peel Sunset travelled to Douglas bowling club where some close games took place. Emily and Katie Jacobs (Douglas) both had really close wins 21-19, 21-20. Jane Lothian and Emma Sayle (Douglas) also had good single figure wins. As did Shirley Corrin and Joyce Kelly (Peel Sunset). 

Douglas 144-140 Peel Sunset (6-3)

Mooragh Park 170-152 Castletown B (5-4)

Nobles 128-162 South Ramsey (4-5)

Marown A 164-104 Marown B (7-2)

Port St Mary 85-179 Ballaugh A (1-8)

Ballaugh B 111-168 Port Erin (2-7)

Port Erin A take good away win at Mooragh Park in ladies over 60s

With a draw on games 3-3 Port Erin A took the win 84-10 , with Alison Stockham, Caroline Whitehead and Jenny Cain (Port Erin A) all winning to single figures. Mooragh’s winners were Janet Monk, Maureen Hamilton and Chris Sims.

Castletown A 126-44 Castletown B (6-0)

Ballaugh A 126-69 Onchan A (6-0)

Peel Sunset 61-126 Nobles (0-6)

Port Erin B 115-84 Mooragh Park B (5-1)

Finch Hill 115-72 Ballaugh B (5-1)

Castletown B claim victory with only 3 game wins

Ladies Open age League were the only Matches played in TT practice week and Castletown B had a successful home win after only winning 3 games to 6 against Port St Mary who unfortunately were a player short. Winning only 3 games, but dropping only 35 points on the 6 games they lost this helped them secure the win 154-147.

Ballaugh A were the only team to pick up maximum points when they hosted their B team. Sandra Buckeridge narrowly lost out 21-20 for the B team. 

Castletown B 154-147 Port St Mary (3-6)

Port Erin 121-182 Castletown A (1-8)

Mooragh Park 117-166 South Ramsey (2-7)

Marown B 146-164 Nobles (4-5)

Peel Sunset 141-172 Marown A (3-6)

Ballaugh A 189-72 Ballaugh B (9-0)

Castletown A move to top of League Table

Castletown A secured a maximum points win at Peel Sunset to move them to the top of the league table, just 13 points ahead of Marown A who had a loss when they played the in form South Ramsey. Marown went to Ramsey with two players from the B team. They both played really well and youngster Grace Cooper picked up an impressive 21-6 win. South Ramsey were in great form winning four of the games to single figures. As I was staying the evening in Ramsey I enjoyed my glass of gin very much after my game, many thanks Elaine. 

Marown B 139-134 Douglas (4-5)

Port St Mary 141-147 Mooragh Park (4-5)

Castletown B 132-150 Nobles (4-5)

Ballaugh A 181-146 Port Erin (6-3)

South Ramsey 163-123 Marown A (5-4)

Peel Sunset 74-189 Castletown A (0-9)

Finch Hill Over 60’s Ladies claim maximum win on home green

Finch Hill were on top form when Onchan A visited them with a player short again. Iris Kermode took the walkover 21-0. Team mates Brenda Williams and Lil Smith both won 21-7 and Sue Caley and Anne Hon 21-14. Wendy Cowin added to the full house with her 21-10 win.

Finch Hill 126-52 Onchan A 6-0)

Mooragh Park B 40-125 South Ramsey (1-5)

Castletown A 116-76 Marown (4-2)

Ballaugh A 104-114 Port Erin A (4-2)

Peel Sunset 107-73 Mooragh Park A (4-2)

Port Erin B 109-106 Ballaugh B (2-4)

Port St Mary A 89-105 Nobles (1-5)

Finch Hill had another good win later in the week when they travelled to Castletown B losing just one game, Lil Smith and Wendy Cowin both had good single figure wins. Castletown’s lone winner Elaine McElroy had a good 21-9 win.

Castletown B 75-114 Finch Hill (1-5)

Nobles 119-70 Mooragh Park A (5-1)

Mooragh Park B 39-126 Peel Sunset (0-6)

Marown 90-108 Ballaugh A (2-4)

Port Erin A 109-91 Port St Mary A (4-2)

Onchan A 24-126 Castletown A (0-6)