2017/18 has once again been a busy season for the Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Association. The indoor bowling season which runs from October to March, is held at the National Sports Centre, Douglas and has seen members compete to take the honours in the various leagues and National Championships.
Leagues are held every evening Monday to Friday and on a Tuesday morning with a “round robin” on Saturday afternoon. National Championships are held towards the end of the season with the winners from the under 25’s , Ladies Singles & Men’s Singles representing the island at the World Indoor Bowls Council Championships held in Hartlepool.
This year Ben Dugdale represented the island in December at the under 25’s World Indoor Championships in Hartlepool. The Senior World Indoor Championships will be held at same venue in April with Muriel Cain Ladies Single Champion and Martin Paterson representing the island. The Men’s Singles Champion Mark McGreal is representing the island at the Commonwealth Games , therefore a further competition to determine a Male Singles representative was held and the winner Martin Paterson will be joining Muriel Cain next month to represent the island at a Championship which is no stranger to either of them, both aware of the stiff competition they will face.
League Results 2017/18
- Monday Premier League Winners – Villans
- Tuesday 1st Division Pairs winners – Jazz
- Wednesday Premier Team Winners – The Dragons
- Thursday 1st Divison Team Winners – Mann Utd
- Friday 2nd Divison Pairs Winners – TerriersTuesday
- Morning League Winners – Villans
Championship Results 2017/18
- Under 25’s Singles – Ben Dugdale
- Ladies Singles – Muriel Cain
- Men’s Singles – Mark McGreal
- Pairs – Wayne Roberts & Trevor Quayle
- Triples – Win Kewley , Muriel Cain , Janice Pilling ( Marcia Pearson in 1st round of competition)
The Indoor Bowling Association would like to thank all members for their support during this season and congratulate the winners of the various league titles and Championships, and all members who participated in those Championships with a particular “well done” to Lyn & Sid Bolton & Peter Greenlees who in their first indoor season and first Championships proved they will be ones to watch next season.
The Association also wishes to Congratulate and send best wishes to Muriel Cain and Martin Paterson who will represent the island at the World Indoor Bowling Championships next month.
The Association wishes to remind members that the Annual General Meeting will be held in the Bowls Hall, National Sports Centre on Thursday 12th April at 7pm .