Quirk & Cain Win Tynwald Day Grimshaw Pairs

Marown hosted the ever popular Tynwald Day R & A Grimshaw Pairs Trophy on Bank Holiday Wednesday on a tricky green. 26 pairs took part and the competition was sponsored by Investasure Financial Services Ltd.

Losing out at the quarter final stage were Nathan Cooil (Castletown) and Dave ‘Barney’ Kelly (Peel) 20-21 to Onchan pair Kevin Quirk and Steve Parker, Mooragh men Paul Allison and Steven Waters were beaten 16-21 by home greeners Paul Kelly and Matthew Keggen. In the other half of the draw South Ramsey’s Glynn Hargraves and Stefan Kelly lost out 13-21 to Jordan Cain (South Ramsey) and Matthew Quirk (Onchan), whilst the Noble’s duo of Stephen Corkill and Phil Salmon lost out 11-21 to Marown men Colin Kelly and Juan Killip.

At the semi-final stage both winning pairs came through their games comfortably as Paul Kelly and Matthew Keggen won 21-10 against Quirk and Parker, whilst Cain and Quirk ended the challenge of Colin Kelly and Juan Killip 21-13 to reach the final.

In the Final Cain and Quirk kept up the good form they had shown throughout the day playing short and tricky marks, as they made a good start to lead 12-6 after six ends against the current holders Kelly and Keggen. The South Ramsey/Onchan duo never looked in danger of losing the game as they kept their opponents down to just six scoring ends conceding five singles and a double, as whilst they only won two ends more than their opponents they scored a pair of three’s, three doubles and three singles to run out with a convincing 21-11 win as the pair picked up the title for a third time.

At the conclusion of the competition the presentation was made by Brian Kelly, who thanked the sponsors for their support, everyone who had helped with the running of the competition and the Marown Ladies for the refreshments provided. Martin Corkish from Investasure Financial Services Ltd was then introduced to present the prizes.