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Hargraves & Moore Clinch Keenan Fours Title

Ballaugh Bowling Club hosted the 31st Keenan Fours on Saturday afternoon. There were 31 pairs entered and although it was two weeks earlier this year the weather was still autumnal with a dry start then a belt of rain sent the spectators seeking shelter. 

Bowing out in the quarter finals two sets of home greeners John Looney & Brian Lace 10-21 in their first ever open quarter final, and Ray Parry & Bobby Clayton (Ballaugh) 15-21 the other two pairings were Paul Cowley & Steve Gregg (Douglas) 7-21 Bob Callow & Shaun Seal (Douglas) 14-21.

Losing semi-finalist were Derek Allen (Port Erin) & Alec Taylor (Peel) 14-21 to Glynn Hargraves & Alan Moore (South Ramsey), along with home greeners Richard Hainge & Paul Cubbon who also lost 14-21 to Paul Dunn & Neil Withers (Marown).

The final was well contested between Alan Moore & Glynn Hargraves and Paul Dunn & Neil Withers. Dunn & Withers took an early lead at 15-10 at the 7th end, however Moore & Hargraves clawed to back to 17-17 by the 13th end after scoring a three to level the match. Moore & Hargraves took the next four ends in singles to win 21-17.

The presentations were made by John Keenan who thanked the players for supporting the event and all members for organising the day especially the ladies in the kitchen, John Bolton  and team on the BBQ, and Richard Faragher for running the competition. Thanks also to W.E. Teare’s butchers for the sausages & burgers, Ramsey Bakery for the Baps and rolls and Bry Radcliffe for the onions. Glynn Hargraves in his speech thanked John Keenan for his continued sponsorship of the competition and Ballaugh Club for organising the day, for running the competition together with the measurers and markers.

Dixon & Moore Claim Spar Mixed Pairs Title

On Sunday Ballaugh Bowling Club hosted the Spar Mixed Pairs. There were 37 pairs entered and the weather was perfect for some really good play.

Bowing out in the quarter finals were Paula Firth & Sid Bolton (Noble’s/South Ramsey), Joyce Ogden & Wayne Roberts (Marown/Port St Mary), Sylvia Kennaugh & Terry Bates (Noble’s) and Madison McMullan & Lee Christian (North Ramsey). 

Losing semi-finalists were all South Ramsey pairings with Kim Hargraves & Stefan Kelly losing out 11-21 to Jenny Moore & James Teare, whilst Elaine Moore & Glynn Hargraves just lost out 20-21 to Gill Dixon & Alan Moore.

The final was between Gill Dixon & Alan Moore and last year’s winners,  Jenny Moore & James Teare. Gill & Alan had a four on the sixth end which proved to be the difference and came out winners 21-16. 

The presentations were made by Jonathon Kermode of Mannin Retail (Spar) who was introduced by Competition Secretary, Richard Faragher who thanked the members for organising the event, thanks especially to the ladies in the kitchen. Gill Dixon in her speech thanked the Spar, the Sponsors, Ballaugh members for organising the competition especially Richard Faragher for running the competition together with the measurers and markers.

Keenan Pairs

On Saturday Ballaugh Bowling Club hosted the Keenan Pairs Men’s Doubles. There were 26 pairs entered for the competition, which was played in generally fine weather with just a few sharp showers.

Bowing out in the quarter finals were Edward Trustham & Barry MacDonald (Ballaugh), Lee Dawson (South Ramsey) & Wayne Roberts (Port St Mary), John Keenan & John Maddrell (Ballaugh) and Stefan Kelly & Sid Bolton (South Ramsey).

Losing semi-finalists were Peter Collister & Glynn Hargraves (South Ramsey) and Steve Waters & Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly (South Ramsey).

The final was between Marown’s Neil Withers & Paul Dunn and South Ramsey’s John Kennish & David Bradford, John & David took five of the first six ends to lead 16-7. Paul & Neil took the next four ends bringing it back to 16-12, however John and David got the jack back and took the last three ends to win 21-12.

The presentation was made by John Keenan, who noted that this was the 30th year of the Keenan Pairs then thanked the Ballaugh members for organising the competition, especially Richard Faragher for running the competition together with the ladies in the kitchen for such a good spread and Trevor Jones on the BBQ. David Bradford thanked John Keenan for his continued sponsorship of the competition, the club for running such a good event and complimented the club for how well the green had improved during the season.

Moore & Hargraves Win Again

On Sunday the Ballaugh Bowling Club hosted the Maddrell Mixed Pairs. There were 36 pairs entered and they enjoyed the fine weather and some good play.

Bowing out in the quarter finals were Paula Firth (Noble’s) & Sid Bolton (South Ramsey), Kim Hargraves & Stefan Kelly (South Ramsey), Fiona Kennish & Steven Waters (South Ramsey), along with Linda & Derek Cadamy (Port Erin).

Losing semi-finalists were Clare Cooper (Noble’s) & Walter McCarthy (Marown) and Chris Price (Port St Mary) & Dave ‘Dido’ Kelly (South Ramsey) which left the final an all South Ramsey affair between Elaine Moore & Glynn Hargraves and Jenny Moore & James Teare a replay of the Spar Mixed Pairs Final.

Jenny and James made a good start being 14-9 up after nine ends. Elaine and Glynn then had two three’s to take the lead 15-14, Elaine and Glynn took the last three ends to win 21-16.

The presentation was made by John Keenan on behalf of John Maddrell who could not be there, who thanked the Ballaugh members for organising the competition especially Richard Faragher for running the competition and Pat Mason and her team in the kitchen for such a good spread. Glynn in the speech thanked everyone for such a good competition.

Spar Mixed Doubles

On Sunday Ballaugh Bowling Club hosted the Spar Mixed Pairs. There were 29 pairs entered and they enjoyed the fine weather and some good play.

Bowing out in the quarter finals were Shirley and Gordon Corrin (Peel), Chris Price (Port St Mary and Dave Kelly (South Ramsey), Derek and Lynda Cadamy (Port Erin) and Alison Keggen (Noble’s) and Paul Kelly (Marown). 

Losing semi-finalists were Kim Hargraves & Stefan Kelly (South Ramsey) and Lil Smith (Marown) & Edward Carlyle (South Ramsey), which left the final an all South Ramsey affair between Elaine Moore & Glynn Hargraves and Jenny Moore & James Teare. 

Jenny and James made a good start winning the first three ends. After that it was close with only the five points scored in the first three ends the difference. Jenny and James finally won 21-15. 

The presentation was made by Debbie Jones of Mannin Retail (Spar) who was introduced by Competition Secretary Richard Faragher who thanked the members for organising event with thanks given especially to the ladies in the kitchen. James Teare in his speech thanked the Spar – the Sponsors, Ballaugh members for organising the competition especially Richard Faragher for running the competition together with the measurers and markers.

Bry Rad’s Mens Doubles

On Sunday Ballaugh Bowling Club hosted the Bry Rad’s Mens Doubles. With the weather set fair with a gusty breeze and just one shower 22 pairs took part in the competition.

Bowing out in the quarter finals were Alan Moore & James Teare (South Ramsey), Patrick and Stephen Grant (Ballaugh), Lee Dawson and Tony Hart (South Ramsey), and Bernard Thackrah and Mike Skelly (Port St Mary/North Ramsey).

Losing out in the semi-finals were home greeners Dickie Watson and John Kneen along with Derek Cadamy & Dave McCabe (Port Erin/Port St Mary).

The final was home greeners John Keenan & John Maddrell versus the Peel combination of Harry Kelly and Andy Kennish. The two John’s picked up two three’s and a two at the beginning of the game, only for Harry and Andy to almost peg them back before the home greeners got the jack back to win 21-16 to ensure it was a win for John Keenan and John Maddrell.

The presentations were made by Competition Secretary Richard Faragher, on behalf of the sponsor Bry Radcliffe, who thanked the club members for organising such a good event thanks especially to the ladies in the kitchen. In his speech John Maddrell thanked Richard Faragher for running the competition together with the players for supporting the event and the members of Ballaugh for helping run the event.

Moore Wins Pearl Kaighin Memorial Trophy

On Saturday the Ballaugh Bowling Club hosted the Pearl Kaighin Ladies singles and what a good day of bowls. With it being Easter the entry was down to of 24 the competition was still good

Bowing out in the quarter finals were Mary Alderson, Madison McMullin, Paula Firth and Mavis Franks. Losing semi-finalists were Lin Ruscoe and Shirley Corrin which left the final an all South Ramsey affair between Fiona Kennish and Jenny Moore. At the 13th end it was 14 across but Jenny moved ahead in singles to give the finals core 21-15.

The presentations were made by Bernie Kaighin who thanked the Club members for organising such a wonderful event thanks especially to the ladies in the kitchen and to Richard Faragher for running the competition together with the measurers and markers. In her speech Jenny thanked everyone involved with running the event.

Moore & Hargraves Win Keenan Pairs

On Saturday the Keenan Fours Mens Doubles Trophy was played at Ballaugh. The weather held fine with the odd show of brightness. There were 27 pairs taking part including two bowlers on the Island for the festival.

Losing out in the quarter finals were visitors Bob Wyatt and Wayne Greenwood, locals Edward Carlyle and Kevin Firth, Adrian Skinner and Sam Clague along with Harry Minor and Alan Crebbin.

The semi-finals were Mike Skelly & Bernard Thackrah versus Ian Kissack & Mike Hargraves which went to Skelly and Thackrah 21-17. The second semi-final was even closer with Glynn Hargraves and Alan Moore beating fellow South Ramsey players Steve Waters and James Teare 21-19.

On to the final where Hargraves and Moore beat Skelly and Thackrah 21-10. Both teams had played consistently well during the afternoon.

At the conclusion John Keenan presented the prizes and thanked everyone for supporting the competition, the Ballaugh club members for their hard work in running the event especially Richard Faragher and Trevor Jones running the competition hut, Voirrey Oates and the ladies for keeping everyone fed and watered and congratulated Glynn and Alan on their win.

Maddrell’s Mixed Doubles

On Sunday the Maddrell’s Mixed Doubles was played at Ballaugh. The mornings rain necessitated a Green Keepers inspection but he was happy for the competition to be played and by mid afternoon we almost got blue skies. With 26 entries and two pairs that pulled out it made for an easier day for all the Ballaugh team and with some very good games played during the day it made for some absorbing bowls.

The losing quarter finalists were Clare Cooper (Noble’s) and Lee Dawson (South Ramsey), Kim Hargraves and Stefan Kelly (South Ramsey), another South Ramsey pair Lyn Bolton and Alan Moore along with Katy and Tim Williams (Port St Mary).

Losing out in the semi-finals were Noble’s pair Debbie & Paul Leece and Rebecca Teare (Noble’s) & Thomas Keggen (Port St Mary).

So we came to the final and an all South Ramsey one with Jenny Moore and James Teare versus Elaine Moore and Glynn Hargraves another corker, nip and tuck up to 16-16 with both taking a four before Jenny Moore and James Teare reached 21 in one’s. The final result being 21-16 to Jenny and James.

The prizes were presented by Jenny Maddrell who thanked everyone for supporting the competition, the Ballaugh Club members for their hard work in running the event especially Richard Faragher and Trevor Jones running the competition hut and the ladies for keeping everyone fed and watered and also congratulated Jenny and James on their win.