Port Erin Drawn Doubles
With no ladies opens planned for the weekend of the 11-12th July, a decision was made by the ladies competition committee to try and hold a very impromptu round robin. So Thursday morning a couple of clubs were offered the date of Sunday 12th July. However, with it being too short notice they were unable to host. Port Erin said if it could be the Saturday they would love to hold the event.
So by the power of Facebook and www.iombowls.com it was advertised. With only seven entered by 2pm Friday, it was looking unlikely it was going ahead, but by 10pm there was a very healthy 32! The afternoon was soaked in sunshine and saw four sets of four doubles play each other, three games of six ends. The winners and runners-up progressed to the semis, with Joyce Ogden and Edwina Reid beating Joy Stephens and Caroline Corlett in one group, and in the other Margaret Tasker and Linda Dobinson triumphed over Sue Gawne and Voirrey Curphy.
The final then took place between Margaret Tasker & Linda Dobinson and Joyce Ogden & Edwina Reid. It was 4 across on the fifth end. A nail biting last end saw Margaret & Linda Dobinson win the overall event. Janet Latham, comp secretary for Port Erin, thanked all that entered, but especially congratulated all the junior girls who competed expressing how well they played. Prizes were awarded to the winners, runners-up and the losing semi finalists.
With this weekend seeing mixed competitions across the island, the next Ladies competition is another drawn doubles, being held at Nobles Bowling Club on Saturday 25th July, whilst the men simultaneously play a doubles on the other green.