Rebecca keeps her ‘Cooil’

Port St Mary bowling club hosted the Port St Mary Cup mixed doubles, sponsored by Isle of Man Farmers on bank holiday Monday, with 31 pairs taking part in what started in very wet conditions and improved as the day went on.

The eventual winners were Rebecca Teare (Nobles) and home greener Ewan Cooil, who sealed their first mixed doubles title together, defeating the Peel duo of Mary Moffatt and Dougie Allan in the final. The early exchanges were close, before Teare and Cooil built up a commanding lead which the Peel pair were never really able to close, with the eventual winners having a comfortable 21-13 win.

Teare and Cooil came through their semi-final over the Husband and Wife pairing of Chris and Collin Holland, making short work with a 21-12 victory to book their place in the final. In the other semi-final Moffatt and Allan had to work a bit harder to get through, overcoming the challenge of Jenny Moore and James Teare 21-16, in a game that took 30 minutes longer than the other semi-final.

Losing out at the quarter-final stage were Paula Firth and Jordan Cain, Phillipa and Alec Taylor, Margaret Tasker and Ken Karran, along with Val MacFarlane and Wayne Roberts.

At the conclusion of play the presentation was made by Mike Caley of Isle of Man Farmers and club President Ken Karran, who thanked the sponsors for their support, the Ladies for the refreshments, everyone who helped throughout the day, and the green keeper for preparing the green, which held up well despite the conditions earlier in the day.