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

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2018/19 – A date for your diary – New Season starts on Sunday 2nd September with the 1st event

In advance of the 1st event, can we ask you to register online – click link here to register, so we have your up to date email address and contact details.

If you’re new to the Rocks Jewellers Singles then we need you to add your Average details as well, if you bowled the Rocks last season then we’ll be using that average to start.

All the Dates for 2018/19 season are now available on http://www.bowlingforall.ie/ – Rocks Jewellers tab ‘Forms & Documents.

Keep an eye out for further details ( Oil Patterns, Format & Rules, Entry Form etc) which we will post on ( http://www.bowlingforall.ie/ News, Rocks Jewellers tab on http://www.bowlingforall.ie/, News onhttp://www.tenpinbowling.ie/)  in advance of the 1st Event.

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2017/18 – End of Season Survey

At the end of every season we look for feedback from the Rocks Jewellers bowlers so we can  make changes that will improve the monthly and end of season final events for the members.

Please take the time to give us not only the feedback on the 2017/18 season but also any thoughts or ideas you feel will improve or change the format for the benefit of all members whether they be scratch or handicap.

We will close the survey at the end of June so you have plenty of time to be creative. Click here to complete the survey.