Manx Short Mat Bowls Association

Rockets dominate to claim the Haldane Fisher Title

Ronaldsway Rockets sealed their 4th title in as many years in the Haldane Fisher League after beating Colby Cosmos 15-2 at the NSC last Sunday.

The Rockets started the day needing only 5 points to guaranteeĀ the title and started emphatically after taking the first game 5-4 in the fours. Ann Gale & Chris Holland then took the pairs 13-5 and Dave McTaggart & Collin Holland won their game 9-4 to show that it was never in doubt. David Cottier claimed Cosmos’ only points with a 10-7 win in the singles with Ann Gale (16-3), Chris Holland (9-8) and Collin Holland (11-8) completed the victory parade for the Rockets.

The match between Douglas Sharks & Port Erin was effectively a play-off for second place with the Sharks starting the day a point ahead. The opening games of pairs were shared with Seamus Whelan & Michael Collister winning 11-6 for the Sharks and Wyn & Archie Collister hitting back with a 9-6 win for Port Erin. The fours game swung the match in favour of the Sharks with a 13-4 victory and Michael Collister won his singles 17-5 and Seamus Whelan won his game 13-8 it meant the Sharks would finish in second. Bernie Durcan got 2 more points for Port Erin with an 18-1 win before Stephen Gale wrapped the match up for the Sharks with a 15-4 victory.

The final standings are:
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Next week is the 2 Bowl Singles competition where Collin Holland will be looking to defend his title. Anyone wishing to enter should contact Chris Holland on 471827. Meanwhile Stephen Gale & Seamus Whelan will be competing in the English Masters in Bromsgrove.