Business as Usual for Kennish

The first men’s singles competition of the season was played at the Villa on Saturday with an entry of 51 taking part.

Losing out in the quarter-finalists were Neil Withers (Marown), Robert Monk (Onchan), Glynn Hargraves (South Ramsey), and home-greener Jimmy Samson.

The first semi-final had Kevin Quirk (Onchan) easing to a 21-7 win over Stuart Garrett (Douglas) to book his place in the final. In the other semi, John Kennish was up against Colin Kelly (Marown), with Kennish taking an early lead before Kelly managed to get the score back to 14-15, Kennish then ran out to secure the victory.

In an excellent final Quirk made a strong start with some good leads and length bowls as we have come to expect of him by taking a 11-4 lead over Kennish. From there Kennish started to work his way back into the game to draw level at 15 all. Quirk went on to go 18-16 up, before Kennish took the last five ends with singles to secure the win.

At the conclusion of play the presentation was made by Association competition secretary Matthew Keggen, who thanked his team of helpers, Douglas Bowling Club for hosting the competition, with refreshments provided throughout the day and the green keeper for the excellent condition of the green.