JMS Veteran’s Shield Final
The final of the JMS Veteran’s Team handicap competition took place at Finch Hill on Thursday 18 September on a warm sunny morning. The first four matches played went the way of Peel Sunset with Mary Moffatt winning to single figures, the score at that point being 99-76 to the westerners, taking the handicaps into account , giving them a 23 point lead. The next game off was a 21-2 win to Viv Rush which slashed the lead to just 4 points, leaving two games on the green in a nail-biting finale. Dee Lewis came through 21-14 giving Onchan B a three point lead leaving Cath Parker and Irene Cowin battling out the last game. A 21-13 win to Cath saw Peel Sunset through by 5 points. The winner’s results throughout the competition justified the handicapping as they had three narrow wins beating Castletown by 6 points, Port St Mary A by 6 points and Onchan B by 5 points.
The presentation was made by Janet Shilling who had set the competition in motion two years ago. She congratulated both teams and thanked Finch Hill for the use of their green and facilities, and everyone who had contributed to the smooth running of the event.
PEEL SUNSET (+15) 136, ONCHAN B (+25) 131
Joyce Kelly 21, Marilyn Ellison 15; Jean Quine 21, Barbara Kennaugh 13; Mary Moffatt 21, Eileen Thomas 9; Heather Horsburgh 21, Theresia Britten 14; Rose Corfield 14, Dee Lewis 21; Cath Parker 21, Irene Cowin 13; Mona Kerruish 2, Viv Rush 21.