Kennish Wins Another Association Singles Title

Despite the roads being closed on Saturday due to the TT races, there was a good entry of 36 taking part in the Association Singles held at Castletown.

Losing out in the quarter-finals were Kevin Quirk (Onchan), David Bradford (South Ramsey), Matthew Keggen (Marown), and former home-greener Bob Clark (Marown).

The first semi-final had John Kennish (South Ramsey) easing to a 21-6 win over Jordan Cain (Onchan) to book his place in the final. In the other semi-final, Glynn Hargraves (South Ramsey) was up against Tom Kelly (Peel), with Hargraves taking an early lead, Kelly never really closed the gap with Hargraves taking a 21-15 win.

In the final Kennish was quick out of the blocks, taking an early lead, before Hargraves got in to close the gap on Kennish. Just as Hargraves was working his way back into the game Kennish pulled out some good length bowls to get back in and put some distance between his team mate. From there Kennish changed the mark he was playing to secure a 21-13 win and a deserved second Association singles victory following his success at Douglas in April.

At the conclusion of play the presentation was made by Association competition secretary Matthew Keggen, who thanked Castletown Bowling Club for hosting the competition, everyone who supported the competition.