On Wednesday 13th Sept Peel Bowling Club Hosted the Ladies Association Plate Final.
Castletown A (+20) V Ballaugh (+33)
Both teams arrived with a good amount of spectators, all in good form for an evening of entertaining bowls. Michelle Cubbon, captain of the Ballaugh team, always smiling and encouraging her fellow teammates, stepped onto the green first to lead her team.
After the first half results
Sue Peach 8-21 Michelle Cubbon
Amanda Lawler 21-9 Barbara Graham
Alison Kearsley 21-13 Lola Tebay
Stella Watterson 21-8 Rose Waterworth
Tracy Moore 6 -21 Louise Tebay
Castletown 97 v 105 Ballaugh including handicaps.
So at this stage it was all still anyone’s game.
Hilary Kermode Put Castletown A in front 21-11 Julie Reilly
Jenny Saunders 14 -21 Maria Dimsdale
Hannah Drewett 18-21 Mat Mason
So with the last game still playing the scores were Castletown A 150 V 158
Kim Foy 21 – 18 Cath Harvey
This gave a final score and win to Ballaugh by just 5 points
Castletown A 171 V 176 Ballaugh
Michelle was over the moon to collect the Association Plate on behalf of her Ballaugh team, and thanked all her players and supporters. Castletown A’s Captain Hannah Drewett thanked ballaugh for a great night of games played in fine sportsmanship. The Ladies Association thanked Peel Bowling Club and their members for their help on the night and the refreshments provided.
JMS Veteran Shield Final Marown V Castletown A
After Castletown A defeated Marown earlier in the week they would have been feeling good going into this game on +22 points. Marown had everything to play for with +20 points.
But the Marown Ladies Pulled up their socks and played a corker.
Joy Stephens 20-21 Mair Moore
Jenny Saunders 17-21 Elaine Dewhurst
Barbara Young 12-21 Lynda Cadamy
Sue Peach 21-12 Joyce Ogden.
So with 2 games left on the green the scores were currently Castletown A 92 V Marown 95 including the handicaps. So all was very close.
Hilary Kermode 11-21 Celia Joughin
Kim Foy 18-21 Philippa Taylor
Resulting in Marown Taking the JMS Veterans Shield Title for the 4th time in a row.
Castletown A 121 V 137 Marown
The Ladies Over 60s league was back in action last week.
The game of the day had to be Port Erin A V Ballaugh. Which finished up 3 games each and resulted in a tie 98-98.
Onchan A dominated their home game against Mooragh Park B taking games 5-2, 105 V 63 All the the Onchan wins were to single figures.
Mooragh Park A 115 V 79 Douglas (4-2) Janet Monk and Janice Pilling for Mooragh both had excellent wins. Whilst Pauline Cowley (Douglas) just pipped Joy Morris 20-21.
Castletown A 108 V 81 Marown (4-2) This was a great win for the Castletown side, especially with the final of the JMS cup due to be played a couple of days later.
Peel Sunset 109 V 80 Port St Mary A (4-2) Peel Sunset were all over the Port St Mary side taking full advantage of them being a player short.
Nobles 109 V 81 Finch Hill (5-1) Nobles were back to full form this week. Jan Osbourne (Finch Hill) won 21-4 to stop Nobles claiming a full house.
South Ramsey 106 V 85 Port Erin B (4-2) This game was very even until Elaine Moore’s 21-4 win pushed South Ramseys points out of reach.
Posh Paws of Peel Ladies Singles Open Competition held at Peel Sunset BC on Saturday 2nd September 2023
The weather was wonderful, and the 32 ladies who entered enjoyed wall to wall sunshine all afternoon. Happy to see 2 junior ladies taking part with one going on to the second round; unfortunately, some notable players were knocked out leaving Caroline Whitehead (Port Erin) v Louise Tebay (Ballaugh) Janet Monk (Mooragh Park) v Celia Smith (Peel Sunset) Gill Dixon (South Ramsey) v Maureen Payne (Onchan) and Shirley Corrin (Peel Sunset) v Lynn Bennett (Visitor) to battle it out in the quarter finals. Caroline and Janet and Gill and Lynn went through all ending in very close scores. An exciting final between Caroline and Gill ensued with Gill Dixon being the winner of The Posh Paws of Peel Trophy. Joyce Kelly (Peel Sunset) ran the competition. The President of Peel Sunset BC, Lynda Wilson presented the prizes and thanked the Sponsors and Posh Paws of Peel for their continuing sponsorship.
Jean Kelly Final was held on Friday 3rd September at Onchan
South Ramsey V Marown A on paper this was always going to be a close contest. Which ended up a nail biting final down to the last end. South Ramsey had a +22 handicap where Marown had + 11. The 1st 5 games off saw (including handicap) South Ramsey leading 110 and Marown 102.
Judy Kelly 13 v 21 Rebekah Kelly
Jenny Moore 21 v 10 Helen Withers
Helen Groen 21 v 18 Debbie Leece
Kim Hargraves 17 v 21 Rebecca Teare
Sue Collier 16 v 21 Philippa Taylor
The next 3 games off saw Marown close the gap on South Ramsey 157, Marown 154
Fiona Kennish 14 v 21 Lyn Bolton
Elaine Moore 12 v 21 Linda Cadamy
Gill Dixon 21 v 10 Clare Cooper
With the last game on it was all quite intense and some good bowls played by both players early on in the match. The final end was wide open with Smith leading 19-15 and holding 1 just managed to get her second bowl inside Morgans to seal the match.
Gill Morgan 15 v 21 Jayne Smith
South Ramsey 172 v 175 Marown A
The Ladies Millenium 4’s was completed on the morning of Sat 2nd September, due to having to be postponed due to horrific weather the previous month.
The semi final stage saw eventual winners Margaret Tasker, Trish Bull, Linda Cadamy and Lyn Bolton take on Debbie Leece, Clare Cooper, Helen Withers and Rebecca Teare. 45 v 35. Cath Harvey, Rose Waterworth, Loiuse Tebay and Maria Dimsdale played Jenny Moore, Gill Dixon, Kim Hargraves and Fiona Kennish 32 v 35.
The final saw Trish Bull 9 V 15 Jenny Moore, Linda Cadamy 15 V 14 Kim Hargraves and the doubles game Margaret Tasker and Lyn Bolton 15 V 5 Fiona Kennish and Gill Dixon. Which resulted in a final score of 39 V 34 to Margaret, Trish, Lyn and Linda.
The Ladies Association presented the Trophy and prizes and thanked Douglas Bowling Club for accommodating the 2 dates to hold the competition. Also thank you to the players for returning to conclude the event on a much sunnier day.
The final games of the Open Age League were played on Wed 30th August. Castletown A maintained their lead at the top when they played Mooragh Park with a full house 189 V 78 (9-0) This is Castletowns 3rd year on the run winning the league and their 17th time winning over the last 30 years which is a great achievement.
All of the top 3 teams won their games with a full house which shows just how close it was at the top of the table.
In 2nd Place saw Marown A 189 V 62 Douglas (9-0) and 3rd Place South Ramsey 189 V 63 Castletown B (9-0)
Port St Mary 154 V 152 Nobles (4-5) Port St Mary managed to just take the win by 2 points with some extremely close games on the night.
Another really close game was Ballaugh 149 V 143 Port Erin (4-5) with Ballaugh taking this win by 6 points.
Marown B 161 V 139 Peel Sunset (5-4) Marown B just taking the win.
Well done to all teams on a good season. It’s been great to see so many youngsters playing so well each week, with a few taking their first game wins too. We look forward to seeing what next season holds.
Well done again to winners Castletown A on their 17th Open Age League 2023 Title.
Port St Mary A 84 V 97 Nobles (3-3) Jo Smith and Sue Gawne (Nobles) both had good wins to single figures. As did Port St Mary’s Brenda Harkard.
Castletown A were on good form when they played their B team.Winning all 6 games. Castletown B 70 V 126 Castletown A (0-6)
Ballaugh 99 V 88 Onchan A (3-3)
Mooragh Park B 51 V 121 Peel Sunset (1-5) Peel were in great form winning 4 of the games to single figures. Gillian Malpass was Mooraghs lone winner 21-16.
Finch Hill 89 V 93 Mooragh Park B (2-4) Both teams had a couple of single figure wins. Maureen Hamilton ( Mooragh Park) just managed to hold off Anne Hon 20-21.
Marown hosted Port Erin A who just managed to take the win from the marown side. Caroline Whitehead’s 21-6 win helped the Port Erin side edge enough points to take the win. Marown 94 V 107 Port Erin A (3-3)
Douglas A 53 V 126 South Ramsey (0-6) A full house for the visitors South Ramsey, with Judy Kelly, Elaine Moore and Jill Quayle all winning by single figures.
An extremely close game for Port St Mary A 84 V 97 Nobles (3-3) But Nobles Sue Gawne and Jo Smith winning 6-21 and 3-21. Nobles stretched ahead to take the win.
Thursday 17th saw the JMS Veteran Shield Quarter Final games played with the following results:
Marown (+24) 145 V 130 Peel Sunset (+32) 5-1
Port Erin A (+28) 127 V 134 Mooragh Park A (+33) 3-3
South Ramsey (+24) 114 V 132 Castletown A (+20) 2-4
Ballaugh (+26) 152 V 88 Mooragh Park B (+48) 6-0
The Semi Finals will be held on Thursday 31st August.
Ballaugh V Marown
Castletown A V Mooragh Park A
Ballaugh 131 V 155 Marown A (3-6) Ballaugh hosted Marown on this rearranged date and it turned out to be an evening of gale force winds. Marown dug in deep against the recently strong Ballaugh side.
Nobles 163 V 131 Douglas (7-2) Sylvia Kennaugh and Sue Gawne (Nobles) both had comfortable 21-9 wins. Douglas side Shannon McMullan had a great 4-21 win.
Peel Sunset 162 V 149 Ballaugh (4-5) The Peel side played a great home green and although they only won 4 of the 9 games. They took the oval match win on points, with Linda Wilson and Joyce Kelly both winning on single figures.
Castletown B 135 V 135 Port St Mary (4-5) This was a second draw for the Castletown B side, who fought hard to win all those points to secure the draw, with the help of Barbara Young and her 21-0 win.
At Marown we saw the 2nd Derby game with the A team coming out on top 171 V 105 (8-1) with Elaine Dewhirst marown Bs only winner 21-3.
South Ramsey 178 V 130 Mooragh Park (6-3) South Ramsey are pushing hard onto Marown A for that 2nd spot on the league table, with only 1 game left and only 25 points between 2nd and 3rd place. Castletown A now sit in top spot a comfortable 32 points ahead of marown. The McMullan youngsters madison and Bailey played extremely well on the away green both winning 21-18 and 21-15 against very strong players.
Port Erin 68 V 189 Castletown A (0-9) A full house for the Castletown side just pushed them that bit farther away on the league table to sit them comfortably in top spot. I’m sure they will be chilling that champagne ready for the last game of the season on Wed 30th August.
Debbie Leece played exceptionally well to come out eventual winner to Caroline Whitehead, winning 21-19 in a very close final. Caroline took control of the game in the early stages leading 12-4 at one point. But Debbie fought hard to level at 18-18 on the 29th end. Debbie then took a 2 to put her ahead 20-18, but Caroline wasn’t ready to give up and scored a single on the next end 20-19. Debbie scored a single on the next end and lifted the trophy in a very emotional presentation.
12 Ladies started the day off. At the Quarter Final stage Debbie overcame Kim Hargraves 21-19. Sue Gawne 21-4 Clare Cooper, Charlotte Clarke 21-18 Jo Corkill, and Caroline overcame Margaret Tasker 21-9. In the semi final stage Debbie played Sue where Debbie was on a mission to the final winning 21-16. Caroline played the other remaining Marown home greener Charlotte winning 21-14.
The Ladies Association thanked Marown for hosting the competition and everyone who helped on the day.