Colin and Tom Kelly ‘Scoop’ Newsbeat Pairs Competition

On a lovely Spring afternoon at Finch Hill, 21 teams competed in the Newsbeat Men’s Pairs competition.

At the Quarter Final stage, there were comfortable victories for Karl Parker and Juan Killip (Marown) 21-15 over Dean Kinley and Nathan Hamilton (Peel/Castletown), Colin Kelly and Tom Kelly 21-9 over James and Brian Kelly (all Marown) and defending champions Marown pair Paul Dunn and Neil Withers 21-10 over Noble’s pair Michael Johnson and Ciaran Broad. The final game went the full distance with Les Brookes and Eddie Carlyle (Finch Hill/South Ramsey) just getting the better of the Finch Hill pairing of Dave McCabe and Paul Dougherty.

In the semi-finals, Colin and Tom Kelly were in front early on but Karl and Juan battled back well to edge ahead 15-13 however, a late rally saw Colin and Tom clinch their place in the final 21-15. The other Semi Final was nip and tuck throughout and after 16 ends Les and Eddie were ahead 19-18. Paul and Neil showed their mettle on the next end picking up a three, to make it an all Marown Final.

In the Final, Colin and Tom were always in control and took full advantage of the three chalk handicap advantage, running out comfortable winners 21-10.

Brian Murphy made the presentation on behalf of the sponsors Newsbeat. Colin Kelly thanked the sponsors for supporting the event and also thanked the Ladies from Finch Hill for their excellent catering throughout the afternoon.