Girls’ Junior Championship
The sun shone at Marown on Sunday 2 July for the Junior Girls’ Championship, the winner of which qualifies to represent the island in the Ladies’ Junior Merit at Heswall in September.
There was an entry of six, who were drawn into two groups of three each group being played as a round -robin. The two group winners then played a final to find a winner.
The six girls who took part were Shannon and Madison McMullen, Aalish Howarth, Bethany Kennish, Rebekah Kelly and Katie-Lee Kelly, and all six acquitted themselves well. It was nice to see so many spectators who must have been impressed by the standard of play, and it bodes well for the future of the ladies’ game on the island to have such a talented group of youngsters coming through.
The two group winners were Rebekah Kelly and Bethany Kennish who the played a final match to 15.
The two girls were evenly matched and after 12 ends the score was 7-7, at which point Bethany was in the middle of a string of six ends which took her to 10-7. The ends were then shared with Rebekah unable to make up the deficit, Bethany coming through to retain her title 15-11.
Heather Horsburgh thanked Marown for the use of their green and their help with the event before introducing Association president, Rosie Winckle, to make the presentation.