Bolton & Quayle Play a ‘Blinder’
Finch Hill Bowling Club hosted a Mixed Doubles on Saturday afternoon. The competition was sponsored by Apollo Blinds with 33 pairs taking part on a heavy green after the recent spell of wet weather.
Bowing out at the semi-final stage were Rebecca Teare and Paul Dunn (Marown) 17-21 to Fiona Kennish (South Ramsey) & Sam Clague (Castletown), whilst in the other semi-final Caroline Whitehead (Port Erin) and Mark Kelly (Onchan) were lost 12-12 to Lyn Bolton (South Ramsey) & Trevor Quayle (Port St Mary).
The final started off fairly evenly with neither pair able to get a firm run with the jack or score any more than a double. After 11 ends the match was finely balanced with the score tied at 12-12 Bolton and Quayle took charge of the game winning four consecutive ends, scoring a two and a three along the way to take firm control of the game at 19-12. Kennish and Clague weren’t done there winning the next two ends to pull the score back to 15-19. Both pairs exchanged singles over the next three ends, which was enough for Bolton and Quayle to seal a 21-16 to take a well-deserved victory.
The presentation was made by Joyce Ogden who thanked the new sponsor Apollo Blinds, everyone who had entered, the club members for their support & providing the refreshments. Chris Reynolds from Apollo Blinds was then introduced to present the prizes.