McCabe Wins First Mens Title

Finch Hill Bowling Club hosted the Association Non Winners Cup on Sunday afternoon with the competition open to those who had never won a Men’s singles open previously, with 25 players entering to take their chance to win their first open.

Losing quarter finalists were James Kelly (Marown) who lost 14-21 to Finch Hill man Dave McCabe, Paul Cannan (North Ramsey) was defeated 15-21 by home greener Les Brookes, whilst another home greener Stephen Oates beat club mate Mark Taylor 21-14, with Port St Mary’s Wayne Roberts well beaten 21-10 by Bryan Corner (South Ramsey).

In the semi-finals McCabe booked his place in the final with a 21-14 win over Brookes, whilst Oates got the better of Corner 21-16 to reach his first final.

The final got underway with McCabe starting as favourite having played for longer than his opponent, whilst also regularly entering the Island Open competitions. McCabe played his customary short game to just over the crown and back to the edge of the green as he made no mistake keeping Oates down to scoring just two chalks throughout the game to take a well-deserved 21-8 win to claim his first Men’s open title.

At the conclusion of play the presentation was made by Association Competition Committee Officer Wayne Roberts who thanked Finch Hill Bowling Club and its members for hosting the competition, everyone who entered, and those who came to support.