Junior Manx Championship

Stefan Kelly was too hot to handle for the opposition as he won this year’s Junior Manx Championships at Ballaugh.

Kelly, the red hot favourite for the competition, was in imperious form all day and looked unbeatable from the off. That said he had to work for his title with a 21-15 victory over a battling Sam Stannard-Duke 21-15.

Stefan is one of the best prospects of recent years and I am sure it will not be too long before he adds a senior open, or even a Manx Championship to his collection. Sam is also showing fine form and with time on his side I am sure he will win a Junior Championships before graduating to the senior ranks.

All of the competitors who took part played exceptionally well on a tricky, well prepared Ballaugh green. I would like to thank Ballaugh for hosting the competition and its days like this that show our sport is in a good bill of health.