Kerruish & Moore Claim Jim Kernan Cup
South Ramsey hosted the Jim Kernan any combination doubles on Sunday with an excellent entry of 47 pairs taking part. The green was in superb condition, with the weather being ideal apart from a short shower early in the afternoon.
The quarter finals were well contested with the Marown pairing of Colin Kelly & Juan Killip holding off the strong challenge of Debbie Leece & Clare Cooper (Noble’s) with a 21-18 win, Jordan Cain & Glynn Hargraves (Onchan/South Ramsey) just lost out 20-21 to Port St Mary pair of Trevor Quayle & Wayne Roberts, Lynda & Derek Cadamy (Port Erin) battled well before losing out 19-21 to Phil Kerruish & Ian Moore (Onchan/Douglas), whilst the Marown pairing of Darren Kerruish & Walter McCarthy were defeated 18-21 by Glenn Boland & Nathan Cooil (Noble’s/Castletown).
Whilst the quarter finals were well contested both semi-finals were more straightforward with Kelly & Killip claiming their place in the final with a 21-9 win over Quayle & Roberts. The second semi-final seen Kerruish & Moore take a 21-13 win over Boland & Cooil to reach the final.
The final which was live streamed on Facebook, started with Kerruish & Moore taking a single on the first end, to then concede the next four ends with a three, a double and a single to trail 6-13 to Kelly & Killip. Kerruish & Moore switched over with Kerruish going to the back. The switch worked almost immediately thanks to taking four consecutive ends with a four and three singles to level the match at 13-13. Kelly & Killip responded with their own run of four ends scoring three singles and a double to take the lead 17-13. Kerruish and Moore stepped up a couple of gears to run out with a double, two singles and two more doubles to win 21-17 to claim the trophy and £160 first prize. Kelly & Killip were able to console themselves with £100 for their efforts.
At the conclusion of the competition the presentation was made by South Ramsey Chairman Steve Moore, who thanked George Brew for sponsoring the competition, the club members who helped with the running of the competition and the Ladies for the excellent refreshments provided throughout the day. George Brew then presented the prizes with over £400 paid out. Spot prizes were also awarded to furthest Junior (Glenn Boland), furthest Lady and furthest Over 60’s Lady (Both Lynda Cadamy) and furthest Over 60’s man (Phil Kerruish).