IOM Ladies’ Pairs
There was an entry of 14 pairs for the IOM Ladies’ Pairs played at Noble’s Mixed on Saturday 3 May. There were some excellent bowls and close games throughout the afternoon.
The semi-finals were a little disappointing as Joyce Ogden and Sonja Lees never got going against Lilian Slinger and Helen Martin, while Shirley Whelan and Rosie Winckle threatened an upset as they stayed level with Janet Monk and Chris Price to 13-13. However at this point the Mooragh Park pair switched up a gear and the Marown pair were unable to put another point on the card.
Semi-finals: Lilian Slinger and Helen Martin 21, Joyce Ogden and Sonja Lees 6; Janet Monk and Chris Price 21, Shirley Whelan and Rosie Winckle 13
Janet and Chris had the lead in the final from the start, although their opponents did pull up to 12-13 at one point. The sisters then won the next three ends to 17-12, and although Lilian and Helen managed a 3 and a 2 to threaten a come-back Chris and Janet held on to win 21-17.
The presentation was made by Association vice-president, Rosie Winckle who thanked Noble’s Mixed for their hospitality, all the players for entering, the ladies’ for doing the refreshments and anyone who had helped in any way during the afternoon.