Dragons lead in three Leagues

Week 6 of the Copyshop Indoor Bowling Leagues has seen the Dragons move into the top spot in three of the four leagues they are competing in despite having mixed fortunes throughout the week.

In the Premier Pairs Dragons showed great form to beat the Villans 4-0 while the Cheesemakers drew 2-2 with Tee Pegs, Villa Boys lost 4-0 to the Officials and in the remaining game Blues Brothers beat Young Guns 3-1. This means that Dragons top the league with 20 points followed by Cheesemakers on 17 points and Villans are third with 12 points.

On Tuesday the First Division Pairs the Ramsey Wallys pairing of Stefan Kelly and Alan Moore beat Enigma 4-0 while 1 in 4 beat TOU also 4-0 and Castletown Crofters also won by the same score against TinJo. Ramsey Wallys then lead the league with 17 points followed by 1 in 4 on 15 points and Castletown Crofters with 13 points.

In the Friday Afternoon Pairs the top two teams Dragons and OK met and shared the honours with a 2-2 draw, Em and Bee beat Lenton Athletic 4-0 and Woodbourne Reds lost 0-4 to Rejects. The final game of the afternoon saw Celtic Thunder beat Sunset Rollers 4-0 which means that Dragons are in the lead with 18 points followed closely by OK on 17 points and Rejects move into third place with 13 points.

The Tuesday Morning Teams League saw a strong performance from Onchan Royals that took them to a 4-2 win against Dragons while Villans beat Maxums 6-0 and Jacks On A Roll drew 3-3 with Hillbillies. Early Birds beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2 and Thru the Gap beat Castletown Crofters 4-2 with this all meaning that Dragons are top with 28 points followed by Villans on 27 points and in third place are Onchan Royals on 24 points.

The Wednesday nights Premier Teams League saw Cheesemakers beat Saltire 6-0, Birdies lose 2-4 to Bay City Bowlers and Dragons beat Villans 6-0 while Ramsey Wallys beat Ramsey Raiders also 6-0. The outcome of this is that Cheesemakers are top on 27 points followed by Ramsey Wallys on 25 points and Dragons on 21 points.

On Thursday the First Division Team leaders Spinners were beaten 4-2 by Maxums, Castletown Crofters lost 2-4 to Optimists and OK beat Team CAOS 4-2. This all means that the Spinners lead is reduced to 7 points as they still hold the top spot with 25 points with Maxums second with 18 points and OK in third with 16 points.

As ever the Friday Night Singles League produced some interesting results with leader Muriel Cain being held to a 10-10 draw by Rob Matthews and Dee Lewis producing a strong performance to beat Mike Moyer 18-6. Alan Franklin lost 7-19 to John Kewley and Gordon Wynne-Smythe beat the more experienced Win Kewley 16-7. The outcome of this is that Muriel Cain still tops the league with 13 points with John Kewley second with 12 points and in third place is Rob Matthews with 10 points. This league is now getting interesting with the top five all having a chance of winning with Gordon Wynne-Smythe in fourth with 9 points and Win Kewley in fifth also on 9 points.

Pairs Championship

I finish with a reminder to all players that the Pairs Championship is to be held the first week in January and you can enter on the form on the Notice Board in the Bowls Hall.