June Festival

Another festival has been completed successfully, the wet finals morning being forgotten after it was followed by a fine afternoon.

As usual local ladies made their presence felt, with three getting through to the semi-finals of the ladies’ doubles, Helen Martin going out to Paula Firth and Carole Bleakley at that stage. Rachel Quirk was waiting in the final with her partner, Eileen Pye, the pair getting the better of Paula and Carole to take the title.

Philippa Taylor reached the quarter-finals of the Ladies’ Consolation just losing out 20-21 to Carol Ramsey.

Lyn Bolton and Jenny Moore reached the quarter-finals of the Ladies’ Tourism, Lyn going out 17-21 to Jackie Owen at that stage. Jenny beat Sandra Parfitt 21-10, going forward to meet Jackie Owen in the semi-final. A 21-17 win pitted her against Veronica Lyon in the final, where she came through, without too many scares, 21-15 to win the event.

There were five Manx ladies in the last 16 of the main, Janet Monk, Rachel Quirk, Ann Maddrell, Lilian Slinger and Val Macfarlane, who unfortunately played each other at that stage.

Janet moved into the last eight while Rachel lost to eventual runner-up, Alexis Lunn-Gadd. Ann Maddrell lost to Lisa Rice while Lilian just edged Val out 21-20.

Janet progressed to the semi-finals but Lilian went out 21-10 to Tracey Wraight who went on to win the event. Janet went out 16-21 to Alexis but was able to take the trophy for the best Manx Lady back home with her.