Rocks Jewellers Singles 2019/20 – Event 7 Results

Not surprisingly a lower turnout (24 bowlers)  than normal in what turned out to be the final event before the National Lockdown.  

Congratulations to the winners Gareth Williams (Scratch Division) and Des Vella (Handicap Division) and all the finalists. 

 Full details from Event 7 will also be available on www.bowlingforall.ie on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results

Next Event – All future events are subject to the lifting of national restrictions currently in place to combat the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. We will keep bowlers informed of any changes using WhatsApp and the Web as soon as we have any updates.

Take care and look after yourselves.

Tom

ITBA 2020 AGM Postponed

In the best interests of our Members, the ITBA has made the decision to postpone our upcoming AGM. The event was due to be held in the Irish Sports HQ (NGB Building), on Tuesday, 28th April.

This is to ensure the safety of our Members and your families at this difficult time, which is our primary consideration.

Alternative arrangements for this event will be shared in due course.

COVID-19 Related Center Closures

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in the best interest staff, patrons and members, the decision has been made by ALSAA and Leisureplex to close until the end of the month.

All associated center leagues between now and the end of the month have therefore been postponed. Updates on revised schedules will be communicated to all as soon as available.

Leisureplex Centers will remain closed until March 29th with ALSAA closed until March 30th. The situation will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with any changes to these dates advised.

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2019/20 – Event 5 Results

Round 5 – Results The second Team Ireland ranked Rocks Jewellers saw the biggest turnout of the season with 48 bowlers hitting the lanes, many of whom looking for early practice on the Leisureplex Irish Open 2020 bowling condition.

Three of the top four Scratch qualifiers were previous 2019/20 event winners, with leading qualifier Alan Bride 1183 (236 Avg) going down to 4th place qualifier Jason Byrnes in the 1st semi-final by192 to Jason’s 234. The 2nd semi-final featured Karl Doherty (returning after a couple of years away from the game) against Karl Dryer in a very tight match before Doherty took the win by 234 to 226. The question of whether Jason could win his 3rd event of the season went down to the last frame after Jason left a split/open in the 9th frame. He needed a mark in the 10th frame which he managed to do to win by 210 to Karls’s 206.

Two very low scoring matches in the Handicap semi-finals featured Tom Byrne (182) against Calvin Malone (158) and Joe Clancy (175) against Colm Cloake(189) to setup the Final between Tom and Colm. Opening 3 of the first 5 frames Tom was 70 pins behind at the half way point. Colm closed out the match with 271 to Tom’s 180 for a comprehensive win.

Congratulations to the winners Jason Byrnes (Scratch Division) and Colm Cloake (Handicap Division) and all the finalists. Full details from Event 5 will also be available on www.bowlingforall.ie on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2019/20 – Event 2 Results

A clash of dates with the Adult Triple Crown in Scotland and the Malta Senior Open meant reduced numbers to 32 for the 2nd Event of the season.

Jason Byrnes led the Scratch section with 1158 (231 Avg) and was joined by Alan Bride, Fran Puzzuoli and Alan McDonnell for the semi-finals. Semi-final 1 with Jason vs Alan McDonnell was tight throughout with both players having only 1 double and 2 splits each, one of which Jason converted that proved to be the difference sending him through to the final by 10pins on a 192 to Alan’s 182. In semi-final 2 Alan Bride opened with the first 8 strikes to take the match by 279 to Fran’s 202. The Final, was a repeat of the Event 1 final, Alan couldn’t maintain his semi-final form opening twice in the first 5 frames while Jason threw 8 strikes in the game to comfortably take the win by 251 to 210.

Heading up the Handicap section with 1251 (incl. Hcp) was Zbigniew Grzesiak aka “Pawlo”, closely followed by Kealan O’Connor, Taylor Williams and Ann Cullen. “Pawlo” took a low scoring first semi-final against Ann by 209 (incl. Hcp) to 194. In the second semi-final Taylor came back from an early open frame, stringing 6 strikes together to move on to the final by 268 (incl. Hcp) to Kealan’s 204. Opening the 9th and 10th frames was a case of one too many openers for Taylor as he went down to “Pawlo” in an otherwise tight final match by 205 to 195.

Congratulations to the winners Jason Byrnes (Scratch Division) and Zbigniew Grzesiak aka “Pawlo” (Handicap Division) and all the finalists.

Full details from Event 2 will also be available on www.bowlingforall.ie on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results.

Next Event – 10th November 2019

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2019/20 – Event 1 Results

Round 1 – Results 

It was great to see 42 bowlers turn out for the 1st Event of the season in Leisureplex Stillorgan.  What was even more encouraging was that 8 new players signed up on the morning and with another 8 Seniors away representing Ireland in the World Senior Championships in Las Vegas, the indications are that the 10th Anniversary season of the Rocks Jewellers Singles will prove to be the most successful yet.

Not only did we have the great turnout, we had scoring to match, with 15 bowlers bowling 200+ averages, 2 of whom breaking the 1200 series mark, which also bodes well as throughout the previous 2018/19 season (9 Events) there were only 2 1200+ series.

Alan Bride topped the Scratch section with 1236 (247 Avg) followed by Jason Byrnes on 1218 (243 Avg). They were joined by Alan McDonnell and Amanda Larkin in the semi-finals which proved to be comfortable wins for Alan, who shot 258 to Amanda’s 210 and Jason, who had a 224 to Alan’s 163. In a much tighter final match Alan struck out in the 10th frame to close out Jason by 237 to 216.

Sean Dempsey and Kealan O’Connor playing in their first Rocks Jewellers event led the way in the Handicap section with Sean on 1209 (incl. Hcp) and Kealan on 1200 (incl Hcp). These were joined by John Wilson and Paul Stott, both seasoned senior bowlers for the semi-finals. In the first semi-final there was nothing to separate the players with Sean closing out well to move in the final by a narrow 2 pin margin winning with 216 to Paul’s 214 and Kealan took care of business joining him in the Final by 251 to John’s 198. Kealan’s good form continued into the final to take his first win in his first Rocks Jewellers event by 232 to Sean’s 195.

Congratulations to the winners Alan Bride (Scratch Division) and Kealan O’Connor (Handicap Division) and all the finalists.

Full details from Event 1 will also be available on www.bowlingforall.ie on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results.

Cheers

Tom

Next Event – 6th October 2019