Lancaster Cup

Following the postponement of the Team Fours at South Ramsey, Peel took the opportunity to use the free date to host a mixed pairs on their green on Sunday with 33 pairs taking part at short notice.

Losing quarter-finalists were Alison Keggen and Neil Withers, Paula and Stuart Garrett, Joyce Ogden and Mike Hargraves, Gill Dixon and Glynn Hargraves.

The first semi-final had home greeners Shirley and Gordon Corrin up against Lyn Bolton (South Ramsey) and Trevor Quayle (Port St Mary) with the latter wasting no time easing to a 21-8 victory.
In the other semi-final the Husband and Wife pairing of Joyce and Harry Kelly were 20-13 up against fellow home-greeners Mary Moffatt and Dougie Allan, but were unable to get the all important last chalk to lose out 20-21.

The final started with Quayle and Bolton taking their time to get into the game, having been sat off for over 30 minutes going 6-12 down, before kicking into gear to go 16-12 up. Moffatt and Allan levelled at 16-16 to then give away three points on the next end. Bolton and Quayle then managed to get the two points needed to become the first winners of the Lancaster Cup winning 21-18.

The presentation was made by David Lancaster’s family with thanks given to all those who helped make a success of the competition.