Indoor Bowls Season gets underway

The 2021/22 Indoor Bowls Season got underway at the NSC on Monday 11th October with the Premier Pairs League and the first game went well for the reigning Champions Dragons as they beat the Blues Brothers pairing of Edward Carlyle and Brian Lindsay 4-0. Playing in the Premier League for the first time The Officials pair of Joyce Ogden and Caroline Whitehead did well to hold Cheesemakers to a 2-2 draw and Villans beat Young Guns 4-0 while in the remaining match Villa Boys and Ramsey Raiders played out a 2-2 draw.

In the Tuesday Morning League the Dragons got another good start with a 6-0 win over Hillbillies, the Villans lost 4-2 to Jacks on a roll and Thru the Gap and Earlybirds played out a 3-3 draw. In the two remaining games Castletown Crofters beat Maxums 6-0 and Ramsey Raiders lost 2-4 to Onchan Royals.

The Ramsey Wallys got a good start to their campaign in the First Division Pairs with a 4-0 defeat of TinJo while new team How Much consisting of Rob Mathews and Gordon Wynne-Smythe lost 1-3 to 1 in 4 and Castletown Crofters drew 2-2 with TOU. In the remaining match of the night Spinners defeated Enigma 4-0 to get their season off to a good start.

The Wednesday night Premier Teams League saw Dragons held to a 3-3 draw by Cheesemakers, Villans beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2 while Bay City Bowlers lost 1-5 to newly promoted Ramsey Wallys. The final match of the night saw a good start to the season for Birdies as they beat Saltire 6-0.

The new season has unfortunately seen the entries in the First Division Teams League drop to seven which means only three games per night but what the League lacks in numbers it certainly doesn’t lack in quality and we saw some good games to start the season. Castletown Crofters saw Phil Taubman beaten by Kay McKiernan of OK in the Singles but then a great performance from George Peach and Ron Williams saw them take the Pairs and then Crofters also went to take the triples giving them a 4-2 victory. Spinners beat Oddballs 6-0 and Team Caos beat Maxums 4-2.

In the Friday Afternoon Pairs Dragons looked to have a great chance to retain their League Championship from last year as they started with a 4-0 win over Woodbourne Reds while Sunset Rollers also started well with a 4-0 win against Em & Bee. In the remaining two games OK beat Celtic Thunder 4-0 and High Jacks and Lenton Athletic played out a 2-2 draw.

The first week ended with the Friday Night Singles and in this we saw Win Kewley beat Dee Lewis 15-9, Alan Franklin beat Mike Moyer 18-8 and Rob Mathews beat Gordon Wynne-Smythe 12-9.