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Action falls foul of weather

Well this week’s winter bowls league games fell foul of the winter weather; also the usual Wednesday afternoon Round Robin was cancelled due to the seasonal wind and rain. 

Saturday’s league game fixtures, which were originally scheduled for October, were postponed again, however they have already been rearranged by the captains to be played on Sunday 2nd of January 2022. That will be the first games of the new year. 

Sunday’s Round Robin unfortunately didn’t have enough entries to take place. 

Don’t forget this weekend December 18th is the J&M Lee memorial drawn doubles competition. If you have missed the closing date for entries, please offer your support to the participants.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2022.

Angels march on

Well this was another week of Winter League Bowls disrupted due to the lovely weather.

The usual Round Robin on Wednesday was cancelled, and likewise the games scheduled for Saturday the 4th of December, these games will be rearranged for a date in the new year. Luckily a break in the weather meant the games could and did go ahead on Sunday.

Four teams took to the green on Sunday, Castletown Cannons, Outsiders, All But and Louie’s Angels.

All But took on Cannons and came away winning the game, All But took five out of the six games. The highest scoring game was won by Eddie Carlyle who held Joy Stephens to eighteen. George Peach the only winner for Cannons kept Celia Joughin to 16 points.

Outsiders took on Angels and took two out of the four games. The winners being the doubles Elaine Moore and Tony Dugdale who held Margie Tasker and Tricia Bull to 12 points. Whilst Fiona Kennish took the win from Matthew Keggan by a single point. There were a few close scoring games Trevor Quayle keeping Kevin Firth to 19 points and Rebecca Teare holding Jenny Moore to eighteen.

The Angels played All But winning five out of the six games played. Eddie Carlyle again being a winner for All But who held Margie Tasker to 20 points. The closest scoring game for the Angels was won by Trevor Quayle who kept Willie Corkill to 18.

The final match was Cannons against Outsiders. George Peach was again the only winner for the Cannons this time playing Tony Dugdale who scored 12 points. 

All But 7 (121) Castletown Cannons 1 (88), Outsiders 2 (105) Louie’s Angels 6 (116), Louie’s Angels 7 (125) All But 1 (91), Castletown Cannons 1 (78) Outsiders 7 (117).

The games that were postponed on October 31 will be played this Saturday, 11th of December, and there will be a round robin held on Sunday.

Also another reminder that the J&M Lee charity doubles will be held on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of December. Entries for this doubles competition will close on Wednesday 15th of December.

Seven Up find some form

Well we are at week eight of the Outdoor Winter League fixtures which is sponsored by Pronto Plumbing; it all started on Wednesday the 24th of November with the afternoon Round Robin. This week saw 16 participants, who all played in doubles as one group.

The victors were Trish Bull and Sue McCourt who beat four other couples by four points. The four pairs that were held to 30 points were Derek Allen/Sylvia Kennaugh, Steve Parker/Pat Rigby, Sue Kerruish/Margie Tasker and Billy Blair/Alan Phair.

Unfortunately Saturday’s Round Robin did not go ahead due to the weather conditions.

Sunday the 28th of November saw three teams take to the green, Seven Up, Castletown Corkers and Nobles Nutters. Seven Up took five wins in their first match against Castletown Corkers, and the game that the Corkers won was by Grace Gawne who held Dougie Allan to 18.

Nobles Nutters also took five wins from the Corkers, but none of the games were really close scoring although the Corkers did get double points in all but one game. Another Gawne this time Lily took victory for the Corkers who held Mark Bradshaw to twelve.

The Nutters then took on Seven Up and unfortunately did not manage a win, Seven Up scoring the maximum 126 chalks available and securing maximum points. The closest scoring game was that won by Kevin Quirk, who didn’t let Juan Qualtrough score more than 18.

Seven Up 7 (123) Castletown Corkers 1 (73), Castletown Corkers 1 (70) Nobles Nutters 7 (117), Nobles Nutters 0 (73) Seven Up 8 (126).

Also just to let all members know that entries are being taken for the J&M Lee charity drawn doubles that is being held on the weekend on the 18th of December.

Outsiders hold onto second

Wednesday saw 31 members take to the green for the Round Robin, meaning a split into two groups. The doubles playing with black jacks and triples playing with yellow jacks. 10 members made up the doubles and the winning pair were Derek Allen and Terry Bates who scored 38 points, whilst the runners up Lil Smith and Margie Tasker scored 32. 21 members played in the triples and Willie Corkhill, Julian Rothera and Sue Kerruish scored 41 points leaving the runners up Steve Parker, Bryan Corner and Tricia Bull in second on 32.

I have been asked why I am not reporting the scores using the new system voted in at the AGM, so from now on I will report the results with the added 2 games to the winner.

Three teams were playing on Saturday the 20th, Outsiders, All But and Seven Up.

Outsiders who are currently second in the league took on All But who are third in the league for the first game and Outsiders took four wins, with All But securing two. Brian Colquitt was one of All Buts winners who kept Frank Watson to 19.

All But then took on Seven Up who are currently fourth in the league and unfortunately did not manage a win, but the closest game again involving Brian Colquitt, but this time he was kept to 18 by Andy Kennish. 

Seven Up next took on Outsiders and won two out of the six games, the closest being that of the doubles which was Paula Firth and Dougie Allan of Seven Up keeping Kevin Firth and Tony Dugdale to 18.

Outsiders 6 (113) All But 2 (84), All But 0 (84) Seven Up 8 (126), Seven Up 2 (94) Outsiders 6 (116).

Sunday the 21st saw fifth place WALOB take on current leaders Louie’s Angels, and win two games out of the six. The doubles Joyce Ogden and Sid Bolton took victory from Tricia Bull and Caroline Whitehead by one point, whilst Lyn Bolton held Rebecca Teare to 18.

Seventh place Bits n Bobs took on ninth place Castletown Cannons and a good battle commenced, each side winning three games, but Bits n Bobs took the match by one point. Franz ten Donkelaar held Sue Kerruish to 18, Sue Collier kept Peter Curtis to 19, but likewise the Cannons took two wins by close margins. Joy Stephens holding Sue McCourt to 18 and George Peach keeping Gill Morgan to 19.

Louie’s Angels then took on Bits n Bobs, and did not get a clean sweep; Bits n Bobs took two games from them the closest score being Sue McCourt keeping Tricia Bull to 18.

Cannons then took on WALOB and won two games, it was a real family affair. The best scoring games were when Sue Peach kept Toby Hart to 18, but Tony Hart held George Peach to 17.

WALOB 2 (91) Louie’s Angels 6 (122), Bits n Bobs 5 (111) Castletown Cannons 3 (110), Louie’s Angels 6 (114) Bits n Bobs 2 (95), Castletown Cannons 2 (92) WALOB 6 (114).

Angels continue good form

This week’s Pronto Plumbing sponsored winter league bowls got underway on Wednesday with the Round Robin attracting 32 members. The groups were split into triples and doubles, the black jacks group were doubles and the yellow triples.  The winners by nine points in the doubles were Derek Allen and David Clucas with 42, leaving Steve Parker and Brian Colquitt in second place on 33.  

The second group playing with yellow jacks was won with a 12 points margin by Alan Phair, Jane Lothian and Dougie Allan scoring 42, with Sid McKnight, Lil Smith and Terry Bates coming second with 30 points.

On Sunday the 14th of November, Mooragh Lakers took on Castletown Cannons and secured wins in all six games played. The games that were most closely fought were by Alan Phair who scored 18 against Brian Kelly and Barbara Young who also scored 18 against Janet Monk. Cannons second match was against Parkers and again the Cannons had all six games taken from them.

Louie’s Angels took on Parkers for their first match and won four out of the six games. The closest win for Angels was by Rebecca Teare who held Mike Alexander to 20, and the highest scoring game with a win for the Parkers was Neil Dunwell who kept Tricia Bull to 18.

The final match of the day was Lakers against Angels. The Angel’s managed to win five games but only dropped a point from the maximum 126 available. The closest scoring games were won by the Lakers doubles Alison Kearsley and Sue Gawne who took the win by one point from Tricia Bull and Caroline Whitehead. Margie Tasker for Angels beat Walter McCarthy to nineteen.

Castletown Cannons 0 (83) Mooragh Lakers 8 (126), Louie’s Angels 6 (122) Parkers 2 (108), Mooragh Lakers 1 (83) Louie’s Angels 7 (125), Parkers 8 (126) Castletown Cannons 0 (84).

Angels whitewash title contenders Seven Up

After the games having to be abandoned last Sunday, this week the winter league bowls got underway on Wednesday with the round robin attracting twenty-seven members. The groups were split into triples and the winners by one point in the black jacks group were Sid McKnight, Pauline Cowley and Paul Callister. The second group playing with yellow jacks was won by eight points by Margie Tasker, Bran Aspden and Derek Allen.

Saturday’s matches saw three teams battle it out. Seven Up took on Castletown Cannons and won five out of the six games played. The win by Cannons was by Alan Phair who beat Dougie Allan to eighteen. Cannons then took on Louie’s Angels and again won one game, this time it was Joy Stephens who held Caroline Whitehead to nineteen points, whilst the other close win was Margie Tasker for Angels keeping Barbara Young to eighteen. Then the final match of the day was Louie’s Angels taking on Seven Up. The Angel’s won all six games to achieve the maximum score of 126. The closest scoring games were won by Margie Tasker and Rebecca Teare, beating Mark Kelly to nineteen and Andy Kennish to eighteen respectively.

Seven Up 7 (123) Castletown Cannons 1 (84), Castletown Cannons 1 (80) Louie’s Angels 7 (124), Louie’s Angels 8 (126) Seven Up 0 (78).

Sunday saw Nobles Nutters taking on All But, and the Nutters taking two games with the closest being won by young Alex Hampson as he beat Lil Smith to eighteen. Castletown Corkers were playing Outsiders and had one win, David Faragher managed to hold Elaine Moore to twenty points. All But then took on Corkers and won five out of the six games, again a battle was fought between Willie Corkill and Sarah Morgan, with victory by three points going to Willie. Outsiders took five wins when playing the Nutters, with the doubles having the closest scoring game Elaine Moore and Frank Watson held Juan Qualtrough and Tina Hampson to nineteen.

Nobles Nutters 2 (93) All But 6 (108), Castletown Corkers 1 (77) Outsiders 7 (125), All But 7 (111) Castletown Corkers 1 (96), Outsiders 7 (122) Nobles Nutters 1 (77).

There are no fixtures on Saturday, 13th November, so there will be a round robin being held. Also, I need to mention that from now on all entries for the round robin sessions will close at 12.50.

Entries are now being taken at Nobles 3 green for the J&M Lee charity doubles, which will now take place one weekend later than originally planned, with the new dates being December 18 and 19. 

Wet weather disrupts schedule

This week’s Outdoor Winter Bowls League sponsored by Pronto Plumbing was somewhat shorter than expected. 

The weather meant that the usual midweek Round Robin did not take place.

Saturday 30th of October saw Outsiders, Bits n Bobs and All But battle it out for the second time this season, with Seven Up also playing.

Bits n Bobs took on Outsiders for their first game and didn’t manage to field a full team. Winning a game was a real struggle for Bits n Bobs, and the only player to come close was Sue Collier who scored nineteen points against Ben Dugdale, a deserved match win to Outsiders.

On the green at the same time were Seven Up playing All But. All But secured four wins leaving Seven Up taking two. The closest scoring game was when Lil Smith from All But held Philippa Taylor to seventeen points.

The second half of the afternoon saw Outsiders taking on Seven Up, and the number of games won by each team was three. Jenny Moore from Outsiders had the closest scoring game against Kevin Quirk, Jenny kept Kevin to eighteen. Seven Up took the match on points.

Bits n Bobs had a better game against All But, managing to win four games, although the points worked in All Buts favour to square the match. There were two close games, both seeing victory to Bits n Bobs, they were Celia Joughin scoring nineteen against Geoff Collier and Willie Corkill scoring seventeen against Gill Morgan.

Seven Up 2 (97) All But 6 (110), Bits n Bobs 0 (63) Outsiders 8 (126), Outsiders 3 (97) Seven Up 5 (106), All But 4 (102) Bits n Bobs 4 (96).

Sunday’s games were abandoned after about half an hour due to a number of heavy downpours making the green unplayable. The fixtures have been rescheduled for Saturday, December 11.

WALOB drop just two points

Week three got under way with the round robin on Wednesday with fewer entries than the previous two weeks. There were only twelve members who played as doubles and the winners were Margie Tasker and her partner Peter Corlett, and in second place was Doug Allan and Gillian Jopson.

On Saturday the 23rd of October WALOB took on Nobles Nutters and won four out of the six games, the closest score being Sid Bolton who held Jay Elliott to twenty. Bits n Bobs won five out of the six games against Castletown Corkers the closest being won by Franz ten Donkelaar who beat Lily Gawne to nineteen. The Nutters took on Bits n Bobs for the second game, with each team winning three games, unfortunately Bits n Bobs couldn’t take a second victory as they were pipped to the post by five points. The closest win was by Jane Lothian who was helping Bits n Bobs out, she managed to take the win from Mark Bradshaw who scored twenty. When Corkers took on WALOB they were unable to win a game meaning WALOB scored the maximum 126 available. The closest scoring game being won by Kim Hargraves who kept Davey Faragher to nineteen points.

WALOB 6 (113) Nobles Nutters 2 (97), Bits n Bobs 7 (116) Castletown Corkers 1 (70), Nobles Nutters 5 (106) Bits n Bobs 3 (101), Castletown Corkers 0 (66) WALOB 8 (126).

On Sunday the 24th Mooragh Lakers took on Castletown Cannons and won five out of the six games, leading to them taking the match, the closest game being taken by Janet Monk who kept George Peach to nineteen. Parkers took two games from Louie’s Angels, although the tightest game was won by Sid McKnight of the Parkers who took the win by one point from Tricia Bull. Louie’s Angels won their second match against the Lakers, again winning four games. Matthew Keggen beat Walter McCarthy to eighteen, whilst Janet Monk of the Lakers kept Margie Tasker to nineteen. The Cannons managed to win one game against Parkers although it was Jo Smith from the Parkers who had the closest fought battle but kept Joy Stephens to eighteen.

Mooragh Lakers 7 (117) Castletown Cannons 1 (91), Parkers 2 (95) Louie’s Angels 6 (119), Louie’s Angels 6 (117) Mooragh Lakers 2 (99), Castletown Cannons 1 (88) Parkers 7 (121). 

Angels set the early pace

The winners of the doubles group were Derek Allen and Brian Colquitt who took the win by five points from Trish Bull and Brian Aspen. The triples winners also by five points were Dougie Allan, Paul Callister and Janet Monk who beat Billy Blair, Margie Tasker and Peter Kelly.

Saturday the 16th October saw four teams battling it out. Nobles Nutters took on Mooragh Lakers and won three out of the six games. Terry Bates held Alison Kearsley to seventeen and Mark Bradshaw took the win leaving Walter McCarthy on twenty.  Parkers took on Seven Up and managed to secure a win for two of the games, one of which Mike Thomas held Philippa Taylor to twenty. Another close game was secured by Dougie Allan of Seven Up keeping Colin Spence to twenty. Sylvia Kennaugh of the Nobles Nutters during their second match against Seven Up prevented a six game victory by taking the only win for the Nutters against Eddie Carlisle who scored seventeen. The last game of the day was Mooragh Lakers against Parkers, again one game prevented Parkers from having a clean sweep. It was Sue Gawne and Tracy Moore who took the one and only win for Mooragh Lakers in the doubles game, they kept Peter Karran and Jo Smith to seventeen.

Nobles Nutters 3 (99) Mooragh Lakers 5 (109), Parkers 2 (98) Seven Up 6 (122), Seven Up 7 (123) Nobles Nutters 1 (82), Mooragh Lakers 1 (89) Parkers 7 (122).

Sunday again saw four teams battling it out on the green. Castletown Cannons took on the newly established team All But and secured two wins, one of the closest being George Peach who held Peter Kennaugh to twenty. All But also had two very close games meaning the win to them when Brian Colquitt beat Joy Stephens to twenty and Celia Joughin did the same to Alan Phair. 

It was all even when Louie’s Angels took on Outsiders, each winning three games but Angels took victory by scoring nine points overall more than Outsiders. Jenny Moore was the closest game, leaving Trevor Quayle to score twenty. All But won two of the six games against Louie’s Angels and had a really closely fought game of doubles, with All But being the victors when Brian Aspen and Peter Kennaugh kept victory from Trish Bull and Caroline Whitehead by a point. The final match of the day was Outsiders against Castletown Cannons which saw Outsiders taking all six games of the match.  

Castletown Cannons 2 (100) All But 6 (117), Louie’s Angels 5 (118) Outsiders 3 (109), All But 2 (80) Louie’s Angels 6 (120), Outsiders 8 (126) Castletown Cannons 0 (74).

Winter bowlers swing into action

Well, it’s that time of year again, after the last season being shortened due to Covid we are back to playing the Outdoor Winter League bowls which for the second-year running is kindly being sponsored by Pronto Plumbing.

The schedule began with a round Robin which took place on Wednesday the 6th of October. There were 24 members taking part, eleven ladies and thirteen men took to the green. The participants were split into two groups, six pairs in each, one using yellow and the other using black jacks.

The winners of the yellow jack group by eleven points were Joyce Ogden and Alan Phair scoring 45 points, who took victory from Elaine McElroy and Terry Bates (34). Elaine and Terry took second from Caroline Whitehead and Judith Moore (33) by one point.

The black jack group was won by Mark Kelly and Kevin Firth (scoring 41), who beat Peter Kelly and Bryan Corner to 34, with third place taking 28 by Brian Colquitt and Paul Callister.

Saturday the 9th saw the Castletown Cannons, Castletown Corkers, Louie’s Angels and the newly formed team Noble Nutters on the first league fixtures. 

Nobles Nutters 4 (107) Castletown Cannons 4 (114), Castletown Corkers 1 (67) Louie’s Angels 7 (125), Louie’s Angels 8 (126) Nobles Nutters 0 (64), Castletown Cannons 7 (118) Castletown Corkers 1 (96).

The following day saw Bits n Bobs, Outsiders compete with the newly formed All But and WALOB.

All But 2 (96) WALOB 6 (119), Outsiders 7 (120) Bits n Bobs 1 (90), Bits n Bobs 3 (93) All But 5 (113), WALOB 3 (103) Outsiders 5 (111).