Club Team Championship Commences
The preliminary round of the Club Team Championship took place last week with three matches taking place. The format this year is a straight knock out with matches played home and away decided on the total chalks scored over the two matches.
The closest match of the week was between Douglas and Noble’s with just 19 chalks separating the teams, with Douglas claiming a home victory by 37 chalks (192-155), whilst Noble’s took an 18 chalk victory in the return leg (190-172), however this wasn’t enough to recover the deficit from the first leg with the Villa team progressing to the next round by 19 chalks (364-345). There was very little to choose from between the two teams with the games ending up 10-10 over both legs.
Finch Hill played host to Onchan, with a couple of couple of new names turning out for Onchan, however it later transpired that the two players hadn’t been registered to play, therefore the results resulted in walkovers in favour of Finch Hill. This didn’t stop the Onchan men from taking a 17 chalk victory in the first leg (148-165), whilst in the second leg they ensured the players were correctly registered and romped home to a 42 chalk victory (189-147), winning by 59 chalks over the two legs (354-295) to progress to the next round.
Port St Mary made light work of Castletown with a 38 chalk victory in the first leg at home (185-147) winning 7-3 on games, whilst away from home they won 8-2 on games but only won by 26 chalks (189-163). Overall Port St Mary won the tie by 64 chalks (374-310) to take their place in the quarter finals.
The final of the inaugural Ladies Association Plate competition is being held on Friday 21st August at Finch Hill Bowling Club between Onchan (+15) and Mooragh Park (SCR). This was previously published in The Courier last week as being held at Peel, however it has been confirmed that Finch Hill will be hosting this final. It is hoped that there will be a good crowd there to support both teams.