Pat Mason, Clare Hussain & Stephen Gale won the third round-robin tournament held at Ballaugh Bowling Club after topping the table with 3 wins out of 4.
The eventual winners had a tough start in their opening match, losing 10-4 to John Garrett, Ali Millard & Richard Faragher. On the other mat, Dave Thompson, Seamus Whelan & Tony Quine came through 8-5 against Carol Holt, Collin Holland & Michael Collister.
The second round of matches saw Mary Bailey, Patrick Grant & Chris Holland play their first game, but they lost 6-3 to Thompson, Whelan & Quine. Holt, Holland & Collister got their first win thanks to an 11-2 victory over Garret, Millard & Faragher.
Mason, Hussain & Gale got things going on in the third round of matches, beating Bailey, Grant & Holland 13-6 while Garret, Millard & Faragher recorded their second victory of the day with a 6-3 win over Thompson, Whelan & Quine.
The penultimate round saw another convincing win for Mason, Hussain & Gale with a 17-3 victory over Holt, Holland & Collister while Bailey, Grant & Holland claimed their first win after a 13-3 victory over Garret, Millard & Faragher.
The final matches saw Mason, Hussain & Gale go head-to-head with Thompson, Whelan & Garret in a winner-takes-all game, and it was Gale’s side that took the win with a 12-4 victory. Holt, Holland & Collister came through 7-6 winners in the other game against Bailey, Grant & Holland.
The final standings were:
|Team||P||W||D||L||Shots +||Shots –||Shots +/-||Points|
|Pat Mason / Clare Hussain / Stephen Gale||4||3||0||4||46||23||23||6|
|Dave Thompson / Seamus Whelan / Tony Quine||4||2||0||2||21||26||-5||4|
|Carol Holt / Collin Holland / Michael Collister||4||2||0||2||26||33||-7||4|
|John Garrett / Ali Millard / Richard Faragher||4||2||0||2||21||31||-10||4|
|Mary Bailey / Patrick Grant / Chris Holland||4||1||0||3||28||29||-1||2|
Next week sees the final games of the Peter Coward Pairs League at the NSC with Michael Collister & Stephen Gale looking to wrap up the title with their 5 point advantage from Clare Hussain & Chris Holland.