On the day his daughter, Shelley, won the Ladies Championship the virtually unstoppable John Kennish added Castletown’s Cain Cup to his tally of six open victories already this summer, a tally that also includes the Manx Championship.
Playing a mixture of short and long lengths throughout the day the South Ramsey stalwart triumphed 21-9 over Marown’s Phil Kelly in the final having previously seen off teammate David Bradford in the semis while ‘Rambo’ Kelly had seen off Tom Kelly (Peel) in the other last four game.
From an impressive field of 37 entrants, with all games 21-up off scratch, the losers in the last eight were Peter Collins (Port St Mary), Glynn Hargraves (South Ramsey), Bernie Durcan from Port Erin and also Ian Watson from the home club.
The Castletown club also decided to hold some spot-prize competitions and the winners here were Dylan Marsh and Glenn Boland who shared the best Junior prize, John Ruscoe whose name was drawn out from all those players who lost in their first game while Durcan doubled up by taking the best over-60 prize. Kennish was also a double winner as he, not surprisingly, also won the best break prize – quite apt really for a man who is also the Island’s snooker champion.
At the end of the day the home chairman Hilary Kermode combined with club treasurer Linda Richman, who did a sterling job throughout in running the event, and between them they presented all the prizes.