Onchan Commissioners Cup

Despite a forecast of possible heavy showers the weather stayed warm and sunny at Onchan on Wednesday 24 July for the ladies’ doubles competition for the Commissioner’s Cup. A field of 18 pairs produced some close and exciting games particularly at the semi-final stage.

Semi-finals: Kath Kinley and Marie Ashurst 21, Casey and Lyn Bolton 19; Lin Ruscoe and Paula Firth 21, Janet Monk and Lilian Slinger 20.

In the first semi-final the game was even until a 3 on the fifteenth end followed by a single gave Casey and Lyn a 19-16 lead. The Castletown pair then dug in to get a single followed by two 2’s to see them through to the final 21-19.

The fight-back was even more dramatic in the other semi as after 16 ends Lilian and Janet held the advantage 20-14. A 2 and a 1 brought Lin and Paula up to 17 then a 4 finished the game off with the Noble’s Mixed pair going through 21-20.

The final stayed all square to 12-12 on end 8. From then Lin and Paula took control allowing Kath and Marie just one more single before running out 21-13.

Final: Lin Ruscoe and Paula Firth 21, Kath Kinley and Marie Ashurst 13.

Unfortunately the chairman of Onchan Commissioner’s was delayed so the presentation was made by Heather Reynolds, Chairman of Onchan Ladies, who thanked everyone involved in the afternoon.

Report by Heather Horsburgh