Men’s Additional Competition Result

Muriel Cain and Martin Patterson

The Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Association held the Men’s Singles Championship last week. The current Men’s Singles National Champion Mark McGreal being chosen for the Commonwealth games necessitated a further knockout competition, to determine the Men’s representative for the World Indoor Bowls Council Senior World Indoor Championship held in Hartlepool in April.

The Men’s Singles final took place between Martin Paterson and Eddie Carlyle, Martin’s road to the final saw him recording a first round win over Peter Greenlees and a semifinal victory over Tony Dugdale.

Eddie had a first round bye then recorded a semifinal win over Phil Smith to gain his place in the final.

The final on Friday evening proved to be a very close match providing the Association members spectating with some excellent displays of bowling. It was Carlyle who gained an early lead in the first set as Paterson initially struggled to find his form , however by the last end of first set the score stood at 5 shots each. Carlyle was able to pull ahead and take the first set.

The second set was another close encounter with the lead constantly changing and by the 5th end the score was 4 shots each, Paterson then pulled ahead scoring 3 shots on the next end, however Carlyle fought back and by the end of the second set the score was 7 shots Carlyle 8 shots Paterson meaning both players were in a tiebreak situation.

Paterson calling on his experience was able to pull ahead and claim victory in the tiebreak and his place as Men’s Single representative alongside Muriel Cain at the forthcoming World Indoor Bowls Council Senior World Indoor Championships.

The Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Association wish to thank all participants in the competition, Martin Paterson, Eddie Carlyle, Mike Ashmore, Peter Greenlees, Mike Skelly, Tony Dugdale and Phil Smith. The Association also wishes to thank Josie Harding, John & Win Kewley for acting as markers, and the members for their support of players during the competition. All members of the Association wish Muriel Cain and Martin Paterson well as they represent the island.

Association members are reminded of the forthcoming National Triples and Pairs Competitions commencing 26th February and 5th March respectively.

Use of Rinks Outside League and Competition Times

Please remember that the green is available to other users.

Consideration should be given to the fact that only rinks 3, 4 and 5 are available for annual ticket holders and rinks 1 and 2 are available for casual hire.

If you are using either rink 1 or 2 for practice and a casual hirer has paid for one or both of these rinks, then you must move off that rink immediately.

NSC Introduces Swipe Card Access to Bowls Hall

Swipe cards will soon be required to gain access to the Bowls Hall.

From mid-March the access to the indoor bowls hall will be by swipe card entry.

All members are requested to attend the reception desk any time after Monday 19th February 2018 in order to swap their existing resident’s card for a new swipe card.

There is also the option to have a key fob or, for an charge, a wrist band.

Pairs and Triples National Championships 2018

The 2018 Pairs and Triples National Championships will begin at the end of this month.

Triples Championships:

The Triples competition starts on Monday 26th February, with the Final taking place on Friday 2nd March 2018.

Pairs Championships:

Early rounds will commence on Monday 5th March, with the final taking place on Friday 9th March.

How to enter

Entry forms can be found on the noticeboard in the NSC Bowls Hall. Closing date for entries is 22nd February 2018.

PLEASE NOTE : There will be NO championships games on Thursday evenings in view of the 1st Division Team league still in play.

Urgent Notice To Male Members

WORLD INDOOR BOWLS COUNCIL WORLD SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are urgently seeking a representative to play in the Men’s singles at the forthcoming World Indoor Bowls Council Senior World Championships to be held in Hartlepool, England during the period 10th to 13th April, 2018. The player will also participate in the Mixed Pairs with our National Ladies Champion, Muriel Cain.

Our current men’s singles champion will be joining the lawn bowls team for the Commonwealth Games in Australia so is unavailable for this event.

MINI KNOCKOUT SINGLES COMPETITION

In order to find a new representative there will be a mini knockout competition for interested parties on

Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 6.30pm prompt.

Please let the secretary know if you wish to enter: email sec@iomindoorbowling.org no later than 5pm on 13th February.