Dorothy Piearce Pairs Qualifier

The wind played a major part at Finch Hill on Sunday 23 June when 12 pairs of ladies gathered to contest the Dorothy Piearce qualifier, the winners of which will represent the island at Wolverhampton in August.

Some players coped with the wind better than others leading to few close games during the afternoon an exception being the quarter-final, Ann Gale and Jenny Maddrell against Lin Ruscoe and Paula Firth, which the Noble’s Mixed ladies won 21-19.

Semi-finals: Jenny Moore and Shelley Kennish 21, Chris Holland and Elaine Moore 17; Janet Monk and Chris Price 21, Lin Ruscoe and Paula Firth 11.

In the final Janet and Chris found a mark along the side of the green which they played well and which their young opponents failed to come to terms with, although they restricted the Mooragh Park pair to a single on several ends. The match was not as one-sided as the score of 21-6 might suggest.

The presentation was made by Association president Jenny Maddrell who thanked all those who had helped during the afternoon, particularly Anne Caine who presided over the kitchen providing very welcome hot drinks on a cold day.