Hannah Is Top Lady

Port St Mary Bowling Club hosted the annual Top Lady Bowling Competition with 32 ladies invited to play.

The first round saw some of the favourites fall with current Manx Champion Shelley Kennish losing 21-8 to Chris Price.  Last years winner Janet Monk lost to Marown player Rosie Winkle 21-12 and Jenny Moore despite a late fight back lost to home-greener Trish Bull 21-18.

Quarter finals saw Katy Williams defeat teammate Chris Price 21-17.  Jayne Kneen beat Peel Sunset’s Joyce Kelly 21-15.  Castletown bowler Hannah Drewett won 21-15 against last seasons overall merit winner Ann Maddrell and Debbie Leece beat Mary Moffatt 21-11.

The first semi final saw a clash of home greeners, also sisters, Jayne Kneen and Katy Williams.  After an early exchange of the jack Jayne built up a 11-5 lead.  Katy, despite picking up a couple of two’s couldn’t get ahead and Jayne won 21-13 to book her spot in the final.

The other semi final between Hannah Drewett and Debbie Leece was nip-tuck all the way and after 27 ends the score was 18-17 to Debbie.  Hannah dug in an won back to back twos and came out on top 21-18.

In the final, Hannah maintained a lead throughout and at the halfway stage led 12-7 before Jayne came back to trail 15-14.  Another surge from Hannah put her 19-14 up and within touching distance of the win.  Jayne used all her experience to close the gap but Hannah maintained her high standard of bowling and won her first Top Lady title 21-18.

Thanks go to the Association for running the competition and Port St Mary for hosting and providing an excellent playing surface.