Rocks Jewellers Singles 2018/19 & Event 8 Results

38 Bowlers contested the 2nd last qualifying event of the season on the Kegel Stone Street 42ft oil pattern. The scoring continues to improve with 15 bowlers shooting above a 200 average.

Karl Dryer led the Scratch qualifying with an 1199 series (239 avg) and faced off against Gareth Williams in the first semi-final match. Gareth couldn’t maintain his qualifying form where he shot a 297 game and lost out to Karl by 211 to his 164 game. The 2nd semi-final was a much closer match between Alan Bride and Joe Clancy who matched each other through to the 8th frame where an open frame from Alan gave Joe the lead and he struck out to take his place in the final by 211 to Alan’s 198. In the Final Joe started off strongly, was never really put under pressure by Karl and went on to take his first win of the season by 226 to Karl’s 183.

4 bowlers making their first finals of the season would do battle to take their first win in the Handicap section. Sean Farren who led the Handicap qualifying with 1229 played against Sean Staines in a very tight 1st semi-final for the 2 junior bowlers with Farren edging ahead in the last couple of frames to take the match by 198 to 188 for Staines. Another close match between Brian Dagger and Arturas Baltonis saw Brian come out on top in the 2nd semi-final by 230 to 210 to move on to the final.

The semi-final win for Sean Farren looked as if it gave him a lot more confidence and he came out in the final making better shots and took the initiative in the match which he went on to win by 230 to Brian’s 212 to give him his first win of the season.

Congratulations to the winners Joe Clancy (Scratch Division) & Sean Farren (Handicap Division) and all the finalists.

Full details from Event 8 are available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results.

Next Event 28th April 2019

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2018/19 – Event 7 Results

The Kegel High Street oil pattern gave a welcome boost to scores for the 33 players. The cut to make the Scratch finals was a 221 average posted by Eoghain Lebioda a significant 19 pin increase on Event 6. Jason Byrnes led the qualifying with a 1174 series (234 Avg) and faced Eoghain in the 1st Scratch semi-final. A very tight match saw Jason take the lead early only to be pegged back in the closing stages where Eoghain had to double in the 10th frame to take the win by 198 to Jason’s 194. The 2nd semi-final was another close match with Alan Bride a 3-time winner this season taking on Gareth Williams. It came down who was able to carry and that proved to be Gareth with a strong strikeout finish to take the match 216 to Alan’s 202.

The change of lanes for the Final suited both bowlers who were exchanging strikes throughout the game. Gareth, finishing first in the 10th frame had a chance to shut Eoghain out but failed to double giving Eoghain the chance to take the match if he doubled and got an 8 count, which is exactly what he did to win by 246 to Gareth’s 245.

Sean O’Connor led the Handicap qualifying with 1216 and continued his good form in the 1st Handicap semi-final against Ken Foley (who was playing in his first event of the season following a hip replacement at year end) to claim his spot in the finals by 238 to Ken’s 185. The 2nd semi-final was more of a make the spares and keep out of trouble game which went to Paul Chandler by 205 to a 191 from Paddy Gibbons.

Paul picked up the pace in the final and was never really in trouble from Sean who struggled early in the match following the lane change and despite a ball change was not able to make up any of the lost ground going down by 195 to Paul’s 233.

Congratulations to the winners Eoghain Lebioda (Scratch Division) & Paul Chandler (Handicap Division) and all the finalists. Full details from Event 7 are available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results.

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2018/19 – Event 6 Results

The Kegel Easy Street oil pattern once again proved to be anything but an “Easy” condition for the 34 bowlers in this event with only 5 of them managing a 200 average or more in what was to be the lowest scoring Rocks Jewellers event for the past couple of seasons.

Joe Clancy posted an 1109 (221 Avg) to top the scoring on the day but was beaten in the 1st Scratch semi-final by Jason Byrnes (202 Avg qualifying) 201 to Jason’s 248. In the 2nd semi-final, a very low scoring match, Alan Bride just managed to take the match by 186 to Colm Cloake’s 179. Jason was able to continue his good form from the semi-final and pulled ahead of Alan in the final frames to take his first title of the season by 245 to Alan’s 226.

Dymphna Kestell who led the Handicap qualifying with 1171 couldn’t shake off a persistent Nickey O’Malley in the 1st Handicap semi-final where Nickey closed the game out well to win by 226 to Dymphna’s 207. In the 2nd semi-final Bernie Moriarty took control from the very start of her match against Sheron Sweeney and took the match by 231 to Sheron’s 200. The final was another low scoring match with Bernie failing to convert a couple of easy spares early on to give Nickey a comfortable win by 207 to Bernie’s 183.

Congratulations to the winners Jason Byrnes (Scratch Division) & Nickey O’Malley (Handicap Division) and all the finalists. Full details from Event 6 are available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results.

Next Event 3rd March 2019

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2018/19 – Event 5 Results

The first Rocks Jewellers event of 2019 gives the bowlers the chance to play on the oil pattern that will be used for the European Bowling Tour ranked Irish Open which starts on the 13th of January in Leisureplex Stillorgan. With the exception of Barry Foley who lit up the lanes firing a qualifying average of 249, the remaining qualifying scores were well below the field average for the season to date with only 6 players making a 200 average or more.

Both Scratch semi-finals were well contested with Barry Foley having to strike out in semi-final 1 to shut out Alan McDonnell by 226 to Alan’s 219. Semi-final 2 was a case of who could carry and unfortunately for Jason Byrnes (who finished strongly in qualifying to take 2nd place) he was unable to match Alan Bride’s strike rate that gave him the match by 245 to Jason’s 212.

Alan was able to maintain his form in the Final and had a comfortable win over Barry by 244 to 222 to give him his 3rd win of the season.

The 1st Handicap semi-final was a struggle for both players with splits a plenty in the first half, after which Dymphna Kestell found her form and took the match with a 194 against Kathleen Lyons who scored 173. P J Shine played very consistently in the 2nd semi-final to take the match 222 to 200 from Paddy Gibbons. In the Final both players upper their game and it was a much tighter match right up to the 9th frame when P J took control with a couple of strikes into the 10th frame and closed out the match by 242 to Dymphna’s 228 to take his first title of the season.

Congratulations to the winners Alan Bride (Scratch Division) & P J Shine (Handicap Division) and all the finalists.

Full details from Event 5 are available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results.

Next Event 3rd February 2019

Charlestown Winter Super Split Singles 2018

The Winter Super Split Singles
Monday 15th of October till Sunday 18th of November 2018
Singles Event with Two Sections Scratch & Handicap

Information

  • Bowlers bowl 4 games to qualify, enter as often as you like.
  • Highest Four game series to count for Grand Final Qualification
  • Each Entry Costs €20 to include lineage and prize fund
  • Available times Monday to Sunday from 10am till 10pm
  • Book in 24hrs in advance to reserve your lanes (subject to availability) – lanes are oiled daily and will be for each entry where possible
  • Handicaps 80% of 220 (Re Calc. after first 12 games & every 4 games thereafter)
  • Bowlers enter on their highest established average over 21 games. New bowlers enter on a 150 Average. There is a Maximum 5 pin drop on entering average after the twelve games for handicap purposes and after every four games thereafter.
  • The Top 8 Bowlers Scratch & Handicap Will qualify for Grand Finals on Tuesday the 20th of November 2018 at 7.30pm (ties in qualifying will be decided by highest last game & bowlers can only qualify in one section with scratch section qualification taking priority)
  • Grand Finals Match play format over 2 games (ties in finals decided by a one frame bowl off)

PRIZES for Both Scratch & Handicap Section Finals

1ST Place €125 Guaranteed

2nd – 4th Place Cash prizes determined by number of entries

5th – 8th Place receive TGI Fridays Meal for two Voucher

Additional Prizes

Four Game Bowling Voucher for the top Weekly Series Handicap Score

Visit the Leisureplex page for further details & entru form.

The Bowling Eliminator event at Dundonald International Ice Bowl

The Bowling Eliminator event at Dundonald International Ice Bowl is the second event of the new 2018/2019 Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation Tour on Sunday October 14th. The event will commence at 9:30am, check-in 9:00am. Entry fee for the tournament is £35.

For fulle details click here

Entry Form
Online entry is available now – Click Here to Register
The web address is: https://goo.gl/forms/d7PU2oG5n2GykDj53 or via the link on the NITBF website (nitbf.org.uk)
Closing date is Midnight on Thursday October 11th 2018.

Handicap
Player handicap is taken from Current Tour Average / Highest League Average, 2017/2018 NITBF National Ranking Tour Average (24 games), ALSAA Drop-In-Singles Average (15 games), Rocks Jewellers Tour average (15 Games).

Tie Rulings
In the event of a tie for high game/series the prize is awarded to the player with the highest overall series in the respective section.

Ties after 7 games qualifying will be decided by the highest last game (scratch) and so on until the tie is broken

Team Northern Ireland Ranking Points
Team Northern Ireland Ranking Points will be awarded on the 7 game total pinfall (scratch) for those eligible. Those participants wishing to receive Team Northern Ireland Ranking Points should be a current member of the NITBF.

Blaze Grill September Singles Tournament at Lisburn Bowl

The Blaze Grill September Singles Tournament at Lisburn Bowl is the first event of the new 2018/2019 Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation Tour on Sunday September 30th 2018. The event will commence at 9:00am, check-in 8:30am. Entry fee for the tournament is £35.

For full details click here

Entry Form
Online entry is available now – Click Here to Register
The web address is: https://goo.gl/forms/nfZGOshfW5lqz9dz2 or via the link on the NITBF website (nitbf.org.uk)
Closing date is Midnight on Thursday September 27th 2018.

Handicap
Player handicap is taken from Highest League Average from 2017/2018 season, 2017/2018 NITBF National Ranking Tour Average (24 games), ALSAA Drop-In-Singles Average (15 games), Rocks Jewellers Tour average (15 Games).

Tie Rulings
In the event of a tie for high game the prize is distributed equally between those participants.

Ties after 7 games qualifying will be decided by the highest last game (scratch) and so on until the tie is broken

Team Northern Ireland Ranking Points
Team Northern Ireland Ranking Points will be awarded on the 7 game total pinfall (scratch) for those eligible. Those participants wishing to receive Team Northern Ireland Ranking Points should be a current member of the NITBF.

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2018/19 – Event 1 Results

After one of the best summers we’ve had over the last 40+ years, 36 bowlers took to the lanes Leisureplex Stillorgan for the first event of the 9th season of the Rocks Jewellers Singles. Lane conditions proved to be much tougher than bowlers expected with only 5 bowlers managing over a 200 average on the day compared to 16 bowlers this time last year.

Karl Dryer topped the standings in the Scratch section with 1110 (222 Avg) and Andrew Smale paced the Handicap section with 1202 incl. handicap.

The difficult conditions continued into the finals making every spare count as strikes were hard to come-by. Alan Bride finished well in the first Scratch semi-final to close out his match against Karl Dryer 210 to 193. Amanda Larkin took care of business against Paddy Dunne taking the match by 211 to 177 in the other semi-final.  In a low scoring Scratch final Amanda failed to double on the last frame to force a playoff against Alan who went on to win by 190 to 180.

The Handicap section semi-finals were cut and dried with Andrew Smale winning by 232 to Mary Heffernan’s 199 and Theresa Watts taking the match by 231 to Ann Cullen’s 176. Theresa’s good form continued into the final  where she shot 228 whereas Andrew opened a couple of frames early in the match and never recovered posting 198 to finish in the runner up spot.

Congratulations to the winners Alan Bride (Scratch Division) and Theresa Watts (Handicap Division) and all the finalists.

Full details from Event 1 are available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results