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.
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 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.