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‘Super Eagles’ retain Threesomes Cup

The Port St Mary ‘any combination threesomes’ took place on Sunday 13th July. A great entry of 36 teams battled it out to take the honours of winning this competition, which was being held on this green for the last time. With 108 bowlers taking part, the atmosphere around the green was fantastic.

After a long afternoon and many good matches played on a good running green, we finally got down to the semi-finals. In the first semi-final Paula Garrett, Stuart Garrett and Harley Garrett (Douglas) took on Ryan Hargraves, Glynn Hargraves and Stefan Kelly (South Ramsey), with the latter ending the good run of the Garrett’s team. It was a good match to watch and good to see younger players competing with experienced players. In the second semi-final, last year’s winners Bob Clark, Jordan Cain and Matthew Quirk (Castletown/Onchan) were up against the strong team of Neil Withers, Phil Dunn and Paul Dunn (Marown). Although the score line of 21-13 might suggest a one sided match, every end was hard fought with some great bowling from all players. The consistent good bowling from last year’s champions was the difference in this match to take them through to the final.

In the final Clark, Cain and Quirk carried on their excellent bowling. Hargraves, Kelly and Hargraves were also playing well, but the defending champions just kept the pressure on and came up with the bowls when needed, winning the match 21-11.

At the presentation, club President Pete Collins presented the trophy to the winners and thanked the sponsors Jacksons Engineering and everybody at the club that helped make the competition a success. Finally, Port St Mary Bowling Club would like to thank all the competitors and spectators that came down for their support and generosity, and best wishes for the future.

Teare & Dunn Win PSM Cup

39 pairs competed for the Port St Mary Cup mixed doubles on Bank Holiday Monday. Another day of good weather made the day very enjoyable. The green was running very fast, making it very tricky to get close to the jack.

At the quarter final stage Lyn Bolton (South Ramsey) and Trevor Quayle (Port St Mary) beat Elaine Moore and Glynn Hargraves (South Ramsey) 21-14. Home greeners Chris Price and Wayne Roberts beat Fiona Kennish and Steven Waters (South Ramsey) 21-15. Rebecca Teare and Paul Dunn (Marown) beat Jenny Moore and James Teare (South Ramsey) 21-20, whilst Kim Hargraves and Stefan Kelly (South Ramsey) beat Lorna Brady-Glover and Ray Maddrell (Port St Mary) 21-11.

First of the semi-finals saw the reigning champions from 2019, Bolton and Quayle take on Price and Roberts, a close match all the way to the end with the latter winning 21-19. In the second semi-final Teare and Dunn took on Hargraves and Kelly, as always at this stage another tough match, but Teare and Dunn won 21-14.

In the final Teare and Dunn stepped up a gear and were always in control eventually winning 21-11.

The presentation was made by club president Pete Collins, who thanked the sponsors Isle of Man Farmers, and everyone at the club that helped make the competition a success.

‘Pink Panthers’ Win Threesomes Cup

The Equiom any combination triples took place at Port St Mary bowling club on Saturday. With 81 bowlers from around the Island taking part and the sun shining, there was a great atmosphere around the green.

Losing out at the quarter final stage were the Marown trio of Paul Dunn, Phil Dunn and Neil Withers to club mates Colin Kelly, Karl Parker and Walter McCarthy 9-21. The youthful trio of Kevin Kelly, Tom Kelly and Tariq Taher were defeated by the home team of Chris Price, Kellie Maddrell and Jayne Kneen 17-21. Also losing out were Debbie Leece, Rebecca Teare and Alison Keggen (Noble’s) to Jordan Cain (Onchan), Bob Clark (Castletown) and Matthew Quirk (Onchan) 17-21. Home greeners Margie Tasker, Tricia Bull and Mavis Franks were defeated 11-21 by club mates Paul Skelly, Dan McCabe and Paul Russell.

In the first semi-final Chris Price, Kellie Maddrell, Jayne Kneen lost out to Colin Kelly, Karl Parker and Walter McCarthy. It was a close game all the way, but the guys scored seven points the last three ends to win 21-15. In the second semi-final, home greeners Paul Skelly, Dan McCabe and Paul Russell were up against Jordan Cain, Bob Clark and Matthew Quirk. With the scores tied at 18-18, Jordan, Bob and Matthew scored a three to reach the final.

With both finalists including previous winners of this trophy, a good final was expected and it didn’t disappoint. It was another close match at 15-14 before Jordan, Bob and Matthew won the last four ends to win 21-14.

The presentation was made by club captain Margie Tasker who thanked everyone at the club for putting on the event and to Equiom for their sponsorship. Margie then introduced Nina Moore of Equiom to make the presentations.

Marown Trio Triumph

The Men’s Threesomes Cup took place on Sunday 9th June at Port St Mary Bowling, kindly sponsored for the first time by Equiom IOM. 18 teams took part in perfect conditions on a very good green.

Making it through to the semi-final stages, Neil Withers, Paul Dunn and Darren Kerruish took on club mates Colin Kelly, Phil Kelly and Walter McCarthy. After nine ends Colin, Phil and Walter were just ahead 13-12, on the 10th end they scored an amazing six to go 19-12 ahead. Neil, Paul and Darren fought back to 17-19 before finally losing out 17-21. In the second semi-final Sam Clague, Harry Barton and Glenn Boland took on home greeners Paul Skelly, Dan McCabe and Paul Russell. At 20-15 up it looked like the home team would be in the final. However the teenage trio of Sam, Harry and Glenn scored a four on the next end to put the pressure on. They then went on to score two singles to win 21-20. Amazingly they had also won their previous two games 21-20, including beating last years winners John Kennish, Dido Kelly and Peter Collister in the first round.

In the final, the more experienced team of Colin, Phil and Walter proved too much for the youngsters as they raced into a 17-6 lead. Sam, Harry and Glen couldn’t get back into this match, eventually losing 21-7. Maybe they just ran out of steam after winning three tough matches, but they should be proud of the way they played today.

At the presentation, club Captain Ray Watterson thanked the Port St Mary ladies catering team, Wayne Roberts and Robbie Cooil for running the competition, and everyone else that helped on the day. Ray then thanked the sponsors and introduced Caroline Ashley of Equiom to present the prizes.

Bolton & Quayle Win Port St Mary Cup


A total of 22 Pairs competed in this years Isle of Man Farmers sponsored Port St Mary Cup mixed doubles.

In the first quarter final, last years winners Paula and Stuart Garrettat 20-14 up against Lyn Bolton and Trevor Quayle looked like they would reach the semi-final again, however Lyn and Trevor went on a good run to win the match 21-20. The second quarter final Jenny Moore and James Teare beat Alec and Philippa Taylor 21-9. Jenny and James were in control of this match, only allowing Alec and Phillipa four single points. In quarter final number three, Wayne Roberts and Sue Gawne were in control and built up a 15-6 lead and lying two on the next end until Matthew played a great bowl to take the jack through and made a four. Matthew and Alison went on to win 21-17. Glynn Hargraves and Elaine Moore were up against Kim Hargraves and Stefan Kelly in the last quarter final. This was always going to be a ‘friendly’ game. The bragging rights going to Kim and Stefan this time winning a close match 21-18. 

The first semi-final, Trevor Quayle and Lyn Bolton took on Jenny Moore and James Teare. Trevor and Lyn took charge of this match winning 21-12. The second semi-final was a bit closer with Kim Hargraves and Stefan Kelly winning a hard fought match against Matthew and Alison Keggen 21-16.

The final between Lyn Bolton and Trevor Quayle against Kim Hargraves and Stefan Kelly was a tight match early on. After 10 ends Lyn and Trevor were leading 11-10, this included two dead ends in which Stefan fired the jack off to keep them in the match. Lyn and Trevor then scored a single, four two’s and a single to win 21-10.

The presentation was made by Mike Caley of Isle of man Farmers. Lyn and Trevor thanked Mike for their continued sponsorship, the ladies for their catering, Ray Watterson for the excellent green and everyone who helped to run the competition.

Quirk Seals First Singles Open Win

A good entry of 40 bowlers contested this seasons C. Tarleton Hodgson Insurance sponsored Jubilee Cup at Port St Mary.

Traditionally a mixed triples format, this season was changed to a mixed singles in order to promote mixed singles competitions. Blessed with sunny weather after a week of chilly conditions, it turned out to be a pleasant day to play, and watch.

The first quarter final was between Alec Taylor (Peel) & Matthew Keggen (Marown), after coming through three tough matches, Taylor lost out 13-21 against an in form opponent. The next quarter final between two home greeners saw Trevor Quayle beat Bernard Thackrah 21-13. Thackrah had a good win in the previous round beating Lee Dawson (South Ramsey) 21-17, who had himself beaten Barney Kelly (Peel) before that. The third quarter final between Philippa Taylor (Marown) & Brian Lowe (Port St Mary) went all the way, with Philippa scoring two on the last end to win 21-20. The last quarter final was a good battle between two top players with Matthew Quirk (Onchan) winning 21-16 against Janet Monk (Mooragh Park).

The first semi-final saw a great match between Keggen & Quayle. This one could of gone either way, but Keggen scored the last point to win 21-20. The second semi-final was between Philippa Taylor & Matthew Quirk. Quirk built up a good lead early on. Philippa fought back well but Quirk was bowling very well and won 21-12.

In an excellent final between the two Matthew’s, both players had been on top form all day. Every point was hard earned in the final, and Matthew Quirk was slightly more consistent in the final winning 21-13 to seal his first singles open win.

The presentation was made by Wayne Roberts, thanking the sponsors, C. Tarleton Hodgson Insurance, the Port St Mary ladies for their excellent catering, Ray Watterson for the excellent condition of the green, everyone who helped in anyway and to those that took part.

Maddrell & Kennish Triumph

The Friends Provident Mens doubles drawn partners was played on Sunday 16th September at Port St Mary. An entry of 38 players were split into group A and group B, with group A being mainly division one players. One player from each group were drawn out to make up what should be 19 fairly evenly matched pairs.

Three preliminary matches were needed to get down to the last 16. Tim Williams & Bernard Thackrah beat Bernie Durcan & Derek Cain 21-17. Sid Bolton & Nathan Cooil defeated Derek Allen & Ray Watterson 21-15, whilst Lee Dawson & Karl Parker won 21-16 against Glynn Hargraves & Tony Hart.

Round one had several close games, with the closest being John Kennish & Ray Maddrell squeezing past Dave McCabe & Walter McCarthy 21-20.

Losing out at the quarter final stage were Lee Dawson & Karl Parker, Mike Hargraves & Austin Hart, Matthew Keggen & Paul Quirk along with Edward Carlyle & Ryan Hargraves.

The first semi-final saw Sid Bolton & Nathan Cooil (South Ramsey/Castletown) take on John Kennish & Ray Maddrell (South Ramsey/Port St Mary), with the latter pair going through quite comfortably 21-10. In the second semi-final, Paul Skelly & Jordan Drewett (Port St Mary/Castletown) went through almost as comfortably 21-13 against Wayne Roberts & Dave Saxon (both Port St Mary).

A very good final followed between the top two teams of the day, there were many tight ends, but in the end John Kennish & Ray Maddrell were just too strong for Paul Skelly & Jordan Drewett winning 21-14.

The presentation was made by Ann Maddrell, who thanked the sponsors Friends Provident, everyone at Port St Mary bowling club that helped with the running of the competition and to everyone that took part. Ann then introduced Katy Williams of Friends Provident to present the prizes.

Kennish, Collister and Kelly Win Threesomes Cup

16 Teams contested this year’s Men’s Threesomes at Port St Mary. On yet another beautiful day, with the sun shining and the recent dry spell, the green was running well and very tricky in places.
This kept the scoring down to mainly one’s and two’s, with the odd six here and there. Although many matches seemed quite close, on the scorecards the closest two matches of the day were both 21-16.

Losing out at the quarter final stage were Ken Karran, Brian Lowe and Ashley Qualtrough 12-21 to Colin Kelly, Kevin Kelly and Walter McCarthy. Mike Hargraves, Stefan Kelly and Glynn Hargraves also lost 16-21 to Dean Kinley, Glenn Boland and Jordan Drewett, whilst Andy Sykes, Ewan Cooil and Chris Oates were defeated 9-21 to John Kennish, Dido Kelly and Peter Collister. Neil Withers, Paul Kelly and Jamie Joughin also lost 12-21 to Tim Williams, Trevor Quayle and Paul Skelly.

The first semi-final saw Colin, Kevin and Walter against Dean, Glenn and Jordan. After 11 ends the score was 12 across. Colin, Kevin and Walter scored a four, won the next four ends to win 21-12. The second semi-final saw John, Dido and Peter against home greeners Tim, Trevor and Paul. With the South Ramsey men scoring four the first end and a five on end eight, the home greeners were never in this match.

Before the final commenced, a special mention was given to the team of Ian Kissack, Arnie Withers and Juan Kelly. This Threesome has played together in this event, every single year since it started in 1975. They also managed to win it twice. They deservedly received a round of applause.

The final started off quite slow. With three dead ends in the first seven ends played, and mostly one’s being scored, the spectators were expecting a long match. The Marown men were leading 10-7 after seven ends before once again John, Dido and Peter turned on the style scoring three consecutive two’s, a five, and then a three to win 21-10.

The Presentation was made by Port St Mary Life Member Ann Maddrell. Ann firstly thanked today’s sponsors Cafe-Bar 26 of Derby Haven. Ann also thanked the ladies catering team, greenkeeper Ewan Cooil, anyone that has helped in any way, and all the players that took part. Ann then presented prizes to the semi-finalists and runners-up, and the trophy to John Kennish, Dido Kelly and Peter Collister.

Garrett’s Shine in Port St Mary Cup

30 pairs contested this year’s Isle of Man Farmers sponsored ‘Port St Mary Cup’ mixed doubles open at Port St Mary Bowling Club on what was a glorious bank holiday Monday afternoon.

Bowing out at the quarter final stage were Bethany and John Kennish, losing 19-21 against Rob and Janet Monk. Derek and Lynda Cadamy lost out 10-21 against Glynn Hargraves and Shelley Kennish. Mike Hargraves and Joyce Ogden lost 19-21 against Lyn Bolton and Trevor Quayle. Wayne Roberts and Jayne Kneen lost 16-21 against Paula and Stuart Garrett.

In the first semi-final it was Janet and Robert against Glynn and Shelley, with the latter pair scoring two three’s and three two’s on the way to winning 21-12. In the other semi-final it was Trevor and Lyn against Paula and Stuart. Trevor and Lyn were ahead in the early part of the game, from leading 16-13, they went 16-20 down after Paula and Stuart scored a single and then two three’s. Trevor and Lyn then scored a one and a two to get to 19-20 before Paula and Stuart got the one they needed to get to the final.

As expected the final was nip and tuck. With the score at 13 across Paula and Stuart scored a one, a three and a two in three consecutive ends to go 19-13 up. Glynn and Shelley then responded with a one, a three and a one also in consecutive ends to get back to 18-19 before Paula and Stuart got the two they needed to win the Port St Mary Cup for the second time.

At the Presentation Life member Ann Maddrell thanked the members at the Club that have helped in anyway in the running of the event. Ann then thanked and introduced Mike Caley of Isle of Man Farmers for their continued sponsorship of the Event. Mike presented the prizes to the losing semi-finalists, the runners up and finally to the winners Paula and Stuart.

Teare, Leece & Boland do the Treble

An entry of 14 teams competed for the Port St Mary Jubilee Cup mixed triples, sponsored by CTH Insurance.

After a damp start the sun came out and the green became very nice to play on. The first round matches were played to 21 off 3, allowing everyone to get a good run on the green. All other rounds were played to 21 off 6.

Making it through to the semi-finals were Tim Williams, Katy Williams and Jayne Kneen who took on Rebecca Teare, Debbie Leece and Glenn Boland, with the latter winning a close match 21-17. The other semi-final saw Janet Monk, Rob Monk and Jordan Cain win 21-13 after a slow start against Ray Watterson, Robbie Cooil and Ange Maddrell-Reeve.

In the final Rebecca, Debbie and Glenn got of to a good start winning the first three ends. Janet, Rob and Jordan fought back well to take the lead. The score got to 20-18 to Janet, Rob and Jordan, but Rebecca, Debbie and Glenn scored three on the last end to win the match.

Club President Robbie Cooil presented the Jubilee Cup to the winners on behalf of CTH Insurance, thanking them for their continued sponsorship. Robbie also thanked the Port St Mary Ladies for their usual excellent catering and the green keeper for the excellent playing surface.

Thank you to everyone who competed and came to watch.