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

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

Next Event – 2nd February 2020

Rocks Jewellers Event 4

Event 4 Results –  4th December 2019 
Highlight of the Event 4 was a closing 300 game (first of the 2019/20 season) from Alan McDonnell to post a season high qualifying score of 1258 (251 Avg) and lead the Scratch section qualifiers. In the 1st Semi-final Alan was unable to maintain his striking form and went down to Paul Chandler by 237 to 194. Anthony Byrne who had shot a a 297 in qualifying couldn’t shake off a persistent Karl Dryer who closed out the 2nd Semi-Final with a 215 to Anthony’s 203. In the Final the momentum shifted to Karl who had a comfortable win by 215 to Paul’s 176.

Qualifying in the Handicap section was very tight with only 34 pins between the top 4 headed by Karl Doherty on 1224 (incl. Hcp). Both Semi-final matches went down to wire with Karl on 213 losing out by 5 pins to Thomas Galvin on 218 and Paddy Dunne getting the better of Ross Kearney by 196 to Ross’s 193. The Final was a case of who could one too many openers for Paddy going down with a 190 to Thomas’s 209.  

Congratulations to the winners Karl Dryer (Scratch Division) and Thomas Galvin (Handicap Division) and all the finalists. 

Full details from Event 4 will also be available on www.bowlingforall.ie on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results
Next Event – 5th January 2020 (Irish Open Pattern & Team Ireland Ranking)

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Barry, Jason, Emer, Tom & all at Leisureplex Stillorgan

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2019/20 – Event 3 Results

Event 3 – Results 

Apologies for the delay in posting these results, I was away on holidays so they are just the raw results.

The high scores continued this event with another great turnout of 45 bowlers.

Congratulations to the winners Jason Byrnes (Scratch Division) and Calvin Malone (Handicap Division) and all the finalists.

Full details from Event 3 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

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2019/20 – New Season starts on Sunday 8th September with the 1st event

Check-in  09:00 – please try and be there early as Registration for the 1st Event takes a little bit longer.

Oil Pattern is Kegel High Street (44ft)

Thanks to those who have already registered online , if you haven’t done so already, click link below so we can continue to communicate with you via WhatsApp & Email

Click ==> https://forms.gle/r6Bc2V2ySBDbED2YA

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 2019/20 season, Format & Rules and Handicap Only details  are now available on http://www.bowlingforall.ie – Rocks Jewellers tab ‘Forms & Documents.

Looking forward to seeing you there on Sunday