Jenny Moore wins Jordan Cup at Nobles

Saturday 22nd July saw the return of the Jordan Cup, kindly sponsored by Atla Group, at Nobles Bowling Club. The last time the competition was held was 2020, as drawn doubles. This year saw a return to its original singles format.

There were 21 entrants on what was expected to be a very miserable wet afternoon, however the weather held off and we only had minor drizzly outbursts towards the end of the afternoon.

The afternoon went well with the quarter final one, Kim Hargraves (South Ramsey) v Paula Firth (Nobles). Paula led for most of the match until the 18th end when Kim made a comeback to bring the score to 17 across. Paula then managed a 2 to bring the game to 19-17 but Kim held the pressure to take the game 21-19.

In the second quarter final it was point for point between Sue Gawne (Nobles) and Jenny Moore (South Ramsey) up until 15 across, then Jenny went up a gear to bring the game to 21-15.

The third quarter final saw newcomer Keri Hampson (Nobles) take on junior player Martha Butler (Marown). Martha took the lead early on to lead 16-6, when Keri started to get back in the game. After 22 ends Martha was at match point to Keri’s 15 but Keri held her head to eventually run out 21-20. This was her second 21-20 result of the day.

The last quarter final saw Tina Hampson (Nobles) take on mixed teammate Jayne Smith (Marown). Jayne was 17 -10 up after 17 ends but Tina started making a comeback to a 2 point deficit at 18-16. Jayne then took a 2 and a 1 to close out the game 21-16.

Semi-final 1 saw club mates Kim Hargraves and Jenny Moore take on each other with Jenny coming out on top 21-9.

The second semi-final saw Keri Hampson take on Jayne Smith. Up until today Keri hadn’t won a game before so she was pleased to have reached this far. Jayne took control of the game but Keri fought well with the game ending 21-5.

Jenny Moore and Jayne Smith were the finalists. The score after 27 ends was 19-18 to Jenny, with both players giving everything. It was Jenny who rolled out victorious with single points in the last 2 ends, making the final score 21-18.

The presentation party consisted of Tina Hampson Nobles Comp Sec, for Atla Lisa Bradshaw and Jamie McKenna Director of Atla Fiduciaries Limited. Nobles thanked the sponsors, everyone who attended and as always the measurers, markers and volunteers. It seems a great day was had by all.