IOM Ladies’ Merit

There was an entry of 33 for the IOM Ladies’ Merit for the Barbara Lee Trophy played at Ballaugh on Sunday 15 September. The green was running well and there were some very close, and some not so close, matches during the afternoon.

Quarter-finals: Jenny Moore 21, Rita Callister 6; Alison Keggen 21, Jenny Maddrell 20; Ann Gale 21, Mary Alderson 16; Lilian Slinger 21, Caroline Whitehead 16.

Semi-finals: Jenny Moore 21, Alison Keggen 17; Ann Gale 21, Lilian Slinger 13.

The final could not have been closer as the two players matched each other throughout. After Jenny led by two points at 7-5 the next time there was a two point gap between the two players was on the 25th. end when Jenny led 16-14 and then increased the lead to three at 18-15. Ann took the next four ends to lead 20-18.Jenny replied with a two before getting a single on the 34th. end to take the match and the title.

Association President, Pat Robertson thanked the Ballaugh club for hosting the event as well as all those who had helped in the smooth running of the afternoon before introducing Tracy Nicol, Barbara’s daughter, to make the presentations.