Onchan Ladies’ Singles
There was an entry of 29 for the Onchan ladies’ singles which was played on Wednesday 10 May on a warm and sunny afternoon. The green was running well, if a little heavier than some players were used to.
The players relished the warm conditions and there were some very competitive games played in a friendly atmosphere.
Quarter finals: Lil Smith 21, Lynda Cadamy 20; Chris Price 21, Margaret Tasker 17; Philippa Taylor 21, Lynda Clarke 19; Paula Firth 21, Sylvia Kennaugh 17.
After the very even quarter finals the semis were a little disappointing as the two eventual finalists upped their game and their opponents perhaps ran out of steam a little, although this did not detract from their fine play throughout the afternoon..
Semi-finals: Chris Price 21, Lil Smith 12; Paula Firth 21, Philippa Taylor 13.
In the final Paula was on fire, determined to lift the trophy that she had already won three times in the past. This showed in the quality of her play to which Chris, despite her best efforts, could find no answer.
Final: Paula Firth 21, Chris Price 11
The presentation was made by the club’s lady captain, Libby Andrade, who thanked all those who had entered on an afternoon when the weather could not have been better. Thanks also went to those whose efforts ensured the smooth running of the event, the men who measured and the ladies responsible for the refreshments.