Indoor Bowls starts its new season

The new season of the Isle of Man Indoor Bowls Association Indoor League started at the NSC with the Singles League and in this we saw Marilyn Ellison lose 6-21 to reigning Champion Muriel Cain and Alan Colledge lost 9-18 to Glynis Drinkwater. A close match between Marcia Pearson and Gordon Drinkwater saw the latter player win 11-10 while John Kewley lost 9-12 to Gordon Corrin and in the remaining match Shirley Corrin beat Win Kewley 19-6.

In the Premier Pairs Blues Brothers drew 2-2 with newcomers Northern Lights, Villans lost 3-1 to Ramsey Raiders and a strong performance from Ramsey Wallys saw them beat the Officials 4-0. The other new team GG’s lost 0-4 to Cheesemakers and Tee Pegs and Villa Boys drew 2-2.

The Tuesday Morning League started well for Ramsey Raiders who beat the Bowling Stones 6-0 while Hillbillies also had a 6-0 win against Castletown Crofters. In the third 6-0 result of the morning we saw Early Birds lose to Onchan Royals and Villans beat Vee 3 with a score of 4-2 .

The First Division Pairs saw TOU lose 0-4 to How we Role while Castletown Crofters beat Douglas Old Boys also 4-0. Us2 lost 0-4 to LIV Bowls while Tinjo also lost 0-4 to Enigma and in the remaining match of the evening Generations lost 9-25 to 1 in 4.

In the Premier Teams League we saw three matches played and in these Villans beat Spinners 4-2 while Birdies lost 1-5 to Ramsey Wallys and Cheesemakers beat Saltire 4-2.

We also saw three matches played in the First Division Teams League with Optimists losing 2-4 to Moorgarites and Maxums also lose 2-4 to Crown Greeners while in the remaining match of the session Odd Balls lost 0-6 to Castletown Crofters.

The popular Friday Afternoon Pairs League had five games played and we saw Tinker and Bell lose 1-3 to Top Dogs while Woodbourne Reds lost 0-4 to the GG’s pairing of Glynis and Gordon Drinkwater. Sunset Rollers lost 0-4 to Rejects, High Jacks and Crown Greeners drew 2-2 and Celtic Thunder also drew 2-2 with the Watties.

The first full week of the season was then brought to an end with the second round of the Singles League and in this we saw Marcia Pearson lose 7-21 to John Kewley and Glynis Drinkwater beat Shirley Corrin 12-11 in a very tight game. Win Kewley beat Gordon Drinkwater 14-10 and Gordon Corrin lost 8-14 to Muriel Cain.