JANET WINS OVER 60’s CHAMPIONSHIP
On Tuesday the Ladies Association Over 60s Manx Championship was held at Ballaugh Bowling Club attracting an entry of 26 ladies.
Getting through to the semi-finals were Joyce Kelly (Peel) against Lynda Cadamy (Marown) and Janet Monk (Mooragh Park) against Paula Firth (Onchan). In the first semi, Joyce started off the stronger leading 10-2. Lynda got into her stride winning seven of the next 10 ends to claw the score back to 15-10 to Joyce. The following 11 ends were to and fro but with the lead advantage Joyce had earlier in the game, Joyce won 21-16.
The second semi-final was a similar scenio whereby Janet lead 17-5 on the 17th end, but Paula dug deep managing to score another seven before Janet ran out 21-12.
The final between Janet and Joyce could have gone either way as both ladies played excellent bowls and was evenly balanced throughout. On the 22nd end, the score was 15 across. Janet then, with a final flourish, took four of the next five ends to win 21-16. A well deserved win for Janet being pushed all the way by Joyce.
Presentation of trophy and prizes was made by Gill Morgan, Competition Secretary, who thanked Ballaugh for hosting and providing refreshments throughout the day, to all the competitors, spectators and supporters and to Elaine Moore for sponsoring the competition.