Children in Need big winners

The round robin session held last week, makes the headlines for this report in the Manx Petroleum sponsored Outdoor Winter bowls club, after an event held to raise money for the BBC Children in Need appeal totalled over £333 during the afternoon.

This was a fantastic amount raised by the 41 members in attendance and will be boosted to £350 by the club. A special thanks go to those who contributed cakes etc on the day.

Those who attended were separated into three groups, with the winners being Steve Parker, Steve Kelly and Andy Sykes; also, Paul Callister, James Teare and Philippa Taylor; along with the pairing of Elaine Moore and Mark Kelly.

No prize money on this occasion as all prize money went to this worthwhile cause; the club will hold another charity event on December 21 when the J&M Lee memorial drawn doubles, for which entries are now open, will be held in aid of the RNLI.

Moving on to the league action from last weekend, the first afternoon was held in atrocious wet and windy conditions, whilst the following day took place in much better weather.

There were one or two positional changes behind the leaders as a consequence of the results over both days with Seven-Up swapping places with Louie’s Angels.

Angels who were second, took on third placed Outsiders in the first clash on the cards, but they lost out by 92 to 109, which saw totals well below average for the two teams.

Castletown Corkers struggled in the conditions and were not helped by the fact they were a player short when they were beaten by Govags who themselves dropped just four chalks.

The four teams went back into action with both games going pretty much to form – Outsiders winning 119 to 70 against Corkers and Angels recorded a 38-point margin success against Govags.

Results for Saturday, December 9: Louie’s Angels 92 (2), Outsiders 109 (4); Castletown Corkers 85 (1), Govags 122 (5); Outsiders 119 (5), Castletown Corkers 70 (1); Govags 84 (1), Louie’s Angels 122 (5).

Parkers kicked-off Sunday’s programme with the season’s sixth maximum, recorded against bottom side Castletown Cannons, who are having their own personal battle with their stablemates.

Also playing were fifth placed Seven-Up and they were given a tough game by Bowl Rollers before taking victory by just nine chalks.

Unfortunately, things didn’t get any better for southern outfit Cannons, who now sit four points behind Corkers at the foot of the table after defeat at the hands of Seven-Up.

Just two points separated the sides at the conclusion of the final fixture on the list, with victory going in favour of Bowl Rollers over Parkers.

Guns for Hire sit top of the pile on an average of 119.8, with the four sides directly behind them separated by just 0.6 of a point – Seven-Up are on 114.9; Outsiders 114.7, with Mooragh Lakers and Louie’s Angels both on 114.3.

Results for Sunday, December 10: Parkers 126 (6), Castletown Cannons 84 (0); Seven-Up 112 (4), Bowl Rollers 103 (2); Castletown Cannons 72 (0), Seven-Up 126 (6); Bowl Rollers 111 (3), Parkers 109 (3).