Bolton & Quayle Succeed in Derek Killey Memorial Mixed Pairs

Onchan Bowling Club hosted the Derek Killey Memorial on Sunday afternoon with 34 pairs entering the competition with the proceeds going to charity.

Losing out at the quarter final stage were South Ramsey’s Kim Hargraves & Stefan Kelly who lost to club mates Fiona Kennish and Steven Waters 19-21. Another South Ramsey match up was also close with Elaine Moore and Glynn Hargraves getting the better of Jenny Moore and James Teare also to a 21-19 score. Rebecca Teare (Marown) and Nathan Hamilton (Castletown) ended the challenge of Margaret Tasker (Port St Mary) and Derek Allen (Port Erin) 21-14, while Lyn Bolton (South Ramsey) and Trevor Quayle (Port St Mary) also won to the same score against Clare Cooper (Marown) and Bob Clark (Castletown).

Losing out in the semi-finals were Kennish and Waters 9-21 to Moore & Hargraves, with the second semi-final going in favour of Bolton and Quayle who beat Teare and Hamilton 21-12.

The final was well contested throughout with some good bowling form both pairs. Moore and Hargraves edged ahead 10-7 after four ends, only for Bolton and Quayle to go into a 16-12 lead with two singles, a double and a three to take control of the game. The next five ends were tight with only a single score with three of the ends going in favour of Bolton and Quayle. Moore and Hargraves responded to pull the score back to 17-19 with a three, however another single for Bolton and Quayle put them into a 20-17 lead only to concede a double on the next end to leave the match finely poised at 19-20. On the next end Moore and Hargraves were counting for one only for Quayle to bowl in with a great counting bowl and not for the first time in the match. Hargraves was forced into a change of peg and just went into the back of their opponents bowl to ensure the victory went to Bolton and Quayle 21-19 in an entertaining final.

The presentation was made by Mark Kelly, who thanked the Onchan club members for organising and running the competition, everyone for entering, also to those who had stayed to watch the final. Onchan bowler Allan Kennaugh, who is a relative of Derek Killey, was then introduced to present the prizes on behalf of the Killey family. It was announced that the fantastic sum of £710 had been raised for Motor Neurone Disease, with a special thanks to the finalists who handed back their prize money to add to the total figure raised for the nominated charity.