IOM Ladies’ Championship

There was an entry of 27, at Marown on Saturday 2 July, for the Ladies’ Manx Championship, which with a start time of noon enabled the competition to be concluded in one day rather than the scheduled two. The weather was fine for most of the afternoon with the odd light shower, however the rain became much heavier during the final. The competition was once again sponsored by Ann Gale and Dave McTaggart.

The tricky green meant that there were a few one-sided games but also some very close encounters, in particular the quarter-final between Ann Gale and Mary Alderson where Mary just edged it 21-20.

Quarter-finals: Helen Martin 21, Janet Monk 18; Jenny Moore 21, Caroline Parker 5; Mary Alderson 21, Ann Gale 20; Elaine Moore 21, Fiona Kennish 7

In the semi-finals Jenny was in ruthless form coming through 21-4 against Helen Martin, while Elaine had more of a tussle before coming through 21-12 against Mary Alderson.

This pitted mother against daughter in the final. Although Elaine won the first two ends, Jenny showed that her form of Festival week had not deserted her as she powered to a lead of 15-5.At 19-8 down Elaine staged a mini break back but in vain as Jenny came through to win 21-12.

Association president Rosie Winckle thanked the Marown club for their help during the afternoon and for providing the refreshments. Thanks also went to Ann and Dave for their continued sponsorship, before Ann presented the prizes.