Leece & Clark Win Last Mixed Doubles of 2022 Season

Castletown Bowling Club hosted the Wilfrid Quayle mixed doubles on Saturday with the competition attracting 28 pairs.

The eventual winners were Debbie Leece (Marown) and Bob Clark (South Ramsey) taking a hard earned win over home greener Kim Foy and Marown man Paul Dunn.

In the early stages of the final neither pairing was able to build a lead with the score tied at 14-14 after nine ends with Foy and Dunn scoring two threes’ with Leece and Clark kept down to singles and two’s. The latter pair then scored four points over two ends with a single and a three to lead 18-14. Foy and Dunn bounced back wo win four consecutive ends to lead 20-18, however three good singles from Debbie and Bob were enough to see the game out with a 21-20 win in an entertaining final.

Losing out 11-21 at the semi-final stage were Tracy Moore (Castletown) and Nathan Hamilton (Port St Mary) to the winning pair, Margie Tasker (Port St Mary) and Derek Allen (Port Erin) were defeated 14-21 by Foy and Dunn.

Falling at the quarter final stage were Paula Firth (Onchan) and Glynn Hargraves (South Ramsey) who lost out 10-21 to Leece and Clark. South Ramsey pair Jenny Moore and James Teare were defeated 13-21 by Moore and Hamilton. Sue Gawne (Onchan) and Andy Kennish (Onchan) were pipped at the post 19-21 by Foy and Dunn, Husband and Wife pairing Alec & Philippa Taylor (Peel/Marown) just lost out 18-21 to Tasker and Allen.

The presentation was made by competition secretary Kath Kinley who thanked everyone who had entered, along with the club members who had helped with the smooth running of the competition throughout the day.