Author Archives: Lynda Wilson

Lil Smith Claims Gladys Cowell Over 60’s Title

The Gladys Cowell Ladies Over 60’s Open Competition was held at Peel Sunset Bowling Club on a glorious afternoon on Saturday 25th May. This competition has been supported by the Cowell family since 1993. There were 15 entries.

The quality of bowling was exceptional, after a few remarkably close games the outcome was that Lil Smith (Marown BC), and Terri Berry (Peel Sunset BC) reached the final. Lil was the more experienced bowler of the two finalists and bowled corner to corner with superb accuracy. Terri bowled equally well on the shorter lengths the final score was 21-14 to Lil, a very worthy winner. This was Terri’s first final and she bowled superbly throughout the competition.

The President, Lynda Wilson, thanked everyone attending the event and thanked the Cowell family for their continued support. The two semi-finalists, Joyce Kelly and Gill Clarke received prizes along with Terri as runner up and Lil as outright winner. 

Gill Dixon wins Posh Paws of Peel Ladies Singles

Posh Paws of Peel Ladies Singles Open Competition held at Peel Sunset BC on Saturday 2nd September 2023

The weather was wonderful, and the 32 ladies who entered enjoyed wall to wall sunshine all afternoon. Happy to see 2 junior ladies taking part with one going on to the second round; unfortunately, some notable players were knocked out leaving Caroline Whitehead (Port Erin) v Louise Tebay (Ballaugh) Janet Monk (Mooragh Park) v Celia Smith (Peel Sunset) Gill Dixon (South Ramsey) v Maureen Payne (Onchan) and Shirley Corrin (Peel Sunset) v Lynn Bennett (Visitor) to battle it out in the quarter finals. Caroline and Janet and Gill  and Lynn went through all ending in very close scores. An exciting final between Caroline and Gill ensued with Gill Dixon being the winner of The Posh Paws of Peel Trophy. Joyce Kelly (Peel Sunset) ran the competition. The President of Peel Sunset BC, Lynda Wilson presented the prizes and thanked the Sponsors and Posh Paws of Peel for their continuing sponsorship. 

Firth & Gawne win Ballapaws Trophy

Peel Sunset Bowling Club hosted the open lady’s doubles competition, The Ballapaws Trophy on Saturday 29th July. 

There were 14 pairs entered. The winners of the competition were Paula Firth and Sue Gawne who had convincing wins through to the final when Philippa Taylor and Joyce Ogden did their utmost to stop them in their tracks the final ending in a score of 21-18. The losing semi-finalists were Cath Parker and Val Allwood and  Jenny Moore and Kim Hargraves. It was extremely pleasing to see a number of juniors entering, they were a credit to Douglas BC.

The presentation was by the sponsors Ballapaws Boarding Kennels & Day Care.

Gladys Cowell Ladies Over 60’s

Gladys Cowell Over 60’s Ladies Open competition held at Peel Sunset BC on Saturday 20th May 2023

There was an entry  of 17 ladies.

So, we started with only one pre-lim Cath Parker v Marilyn Ellison with Marilyn going through to the last 16.

The previous holder of the trophy, Paula Firth, knocked out Marilyn by a close score of 21-19 in the first round but Paula was defeated by Joyce Kelly 19-21 in the quarter-finals. Joyce went on to play Sue Gawne but lost 18-21. Lil Smith, another strong contender had  convincing wins in the first round and quarter final stage, but Lynda Cademy stopped Lil in her tracks by winning 21-17, with Lynda going through to the final game against Sue. The final was a close match, it was a slow start then Sue started to pull away by gaining a series of twos; Lynda then started to collect more points but could not catch Sue with a final result of 21-18 to Sue Gawne. 

There were 5 clubs represented and most staying until to the end. The President of Peel Sunset BC, Lynda Wilson, presented the prizes to the semi-finalists and runner up and to the winnerof the Gladys Cowell Trophy. Thanks were given to the Cowell family for continuing to support this competition and also to the green keepers for their fantastic efforts.

Linda Wilson