W.A.Roberts ladies’ Singles

There was an entry of 30 for the ladies’ singles open played at Port St Mary on Wednesday 13 August for the W.A.Roberts Trophy sponsored by Celtic Associates Ltd. Despite a rain interruption during the afternoon the weather cleared to give fine weather for the latter stages.

Quarter-finals: Tricia Bull 21, Paula Firth 17; Val Macfarlane 21, Win Collister 14; Ann Maddrell 21, Chris Holland 14; Chris Price 21, Hannah Kermode 14.

Both semi-finals were very close. Tricia and Val were neck and neck to 19-19 when Val got two singles to come through 21-19, while in the other match Chris raced ahead to 16-9 before Ann fought back to 19-19. A 2 at the next end saw Chris through to the final.

In the final the scores were level at 14-14 before a spurt from Val took her into a 20-16 lead. Chris took the next three ends to make it “all but across”, before a win for Val on the next end gave her the title 21-20.

Ann Maddrell then thanked all those who had helped during the afternoon running the sheet and providing the refreshments, and also the green keeper, before introducing Iain Wood from Celtic Associates Ltd to make the presentations. Iain said how much he had enjoyed the bowls and that they would be delighted to sponsor the competition again next year.