Manx Short Mat Bowls Association

Collister & Gale make impressive start in Peter Coward Pairs League

Michael Collister & Stephen Gale top the Peter Coward Pairs League on shots from Chris Holland & Jayne Smith as the first for round were played last Sunday at the NSC.

Collister & Gale started the day with a 20-4 victory over James Teare & Stephen Bradley before going on to defeat Matt Quayle & Bernie Kaighin 19-2 and Richard Faragher & David Cottier 18-2. There last game was a walkover as Archie Collister & Wyn Collister were unable to play.

Chris Holland & Jayne Smith are hot on the heels of the leaders though as they came through 18-1 winners over Quayle & Kaighin as well as a 19-1 victory over Faragher & Cottier. They played Jill Quayle & Moira Anderson in their last game and came through 11-3 winners to sit second in the table after they were also awarded a walkover over the Collisters.

Steve & Bernie Durcan also won all their matches to lie in third. They beat Harry Minor & Eddie Brew in the opening round 9-6 before sitting out round two. They finished the day with wins over James Teare & Stephen Bradley (17-5) and Matt Quayle & Bernie Kaighin (12-5).

Seamus Whelan & Collin Holland sit on fourth spot after winning 3 of the 4 games they played. They got off to a good start after winning 15-2 against Faragher & Cottier before being awarded a walkover against the Collisters but they came unstuck in the next game, losing 16-4 to Jill Quayle & Moira Anderson. They recovered well in the last game however, beating Ann Hollingworth & Sylvia Maddrell 11-8.

The full table is:
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Next week is the second Handicap Singles competition of the season with Jayne Smith hoping to add to her win earlier in the season while Steve & Bernie Durcan and Stephen Gale will be away competing in the English Masters in Bromsgrove.

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