Quayle Secures Dreswick Cup

There was a good entry of 46 who contested this year’s Dreswick Cup at Port St Mary. The competition was kindly sponsored by The Albert Hotel – Port St Mary. Good weather and a very good green led to an excellent afternoon of bowling.

In the quarter finals Derek Cadamy (Port Erin) lost 14-21 to Paul Skelly (Port St Mary), another home greener Chris Oates 8-21 to Stevie Kelly (Peel), last year’s winner Dave ‘Barney Kelly just lost 20-21 to Trevor Quayle, whilst Wayne Roberts lost 15-21 by Neil Withers (Marown).

In the first semi-final Paul Skelly played Ste Kelly, with both players playing great bowls and it was nip and tuck all the way. After 26 ends Skelly scored a double to take a 19-18 lead. Kelly hit back with a two and a single to take his place in the final. The second semi-final between Trevor Quayle and Neil Withers was also a quality game. At the halfway stage the score was 11-11. Quayle then put a good run together to win 21-15.

In the final Quayle started off the quicker taking a 11-6 lead. With excellent bowling from both players, Quayle reached the 20 mark with Kelly on 15. Kelly fought his way up to 19-20 before Quayle got the point he needed to win The Dreswick Cup for the third time, in what was a quality final.

At the presentation Wayne Roberts thanked the Port St Mary ladies for their usual excellent catering, Ray Watterson for the great condition of the green, anyone else that helped on the day, and Pat O’Meara from the Albert Hotel for their continued sponsorship.