Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly Wins Association Singles
Onchan Bowling Club was the host venue for the seasons first Association singles competition which attracted an entry of 52 to play on a fantastic surface which was running well on a fine day.
At the conclusion Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly was the winner, defeating home greener Rob Monk convincingly 21-8 in the final with Monk not hitting the same form he had in previous rounds.
Losing out at the semi final stage were Colin Kelly (Marown) to Monk who performed well to end the Marown mans challenge 21-16. In the other semi-final Barney ended the good run of Reginald Temporaza (Noble’s) with a 21-14 win to book his spot in the final.
Losing out at the quarter final stages were home greener Kevin Quirk to Colin Kelly 18-21, Marown man Juan Killip lost 10-21 to Monk, Nathan Hamilton (Castletown) who lost 18-21 to Temporaza in a close encounter, whilst South Ramsey’s Stefan Kelly lost 14-21 to Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly.
The presentation was made by Association Competition Secretary Matthew Keggen who thanked Onchan for hosting the competition, their club members for assisting throughout the day and the ladies for providing a good selection of refreshments. The excellent condition of the green was also mentioned along with the improvements made during the winter, most notably the new floodlights along with the sponsor boards placed around the corners of the green.