Rocks Jewellers Singles 2018/19 – Event 4 Results

Haulie Storan playing in his first Rocks Jewellers event of the season set a scorching pace opening up with a 279, shooting 770 over the first 3 and posting an 1183 total (236 Avg) which was just enough to maintain the lead in the Scratch section over Barry Foley (1183 total as well) on the high last game. Paolo DiTofano continued his good form from Round 3 with a 1210 incl.handicap (218 Avg) to top the standings in the handicap section.

Haulie continued his good form in the 1st Scratch semi-final starting with a 4 bagger and was never in any real trouble after Tom Byrne failed to convert a split in the 7th frame, he moved into the final with a 224 to 199 win. Fran Puzzuoli took command from the start of the 2nd semi-final and ran out a comfortable winner 246 to Barry Foley’s 197. In the Final, Haulie just couldn’t find his strike shot, the match was one sided with Fran in total command finishing off with 10 strikes in a row for a 280 to 177 victory and his first win of the season.

Paolo took care of business closing out strongly in the 1st Handicap semi-final against Gavin Fox who was also playing his first event of the season taking the match by 231 to 208. New to the Rocks Jewellers singles this season Ed Kupsys played a very tight game to overcome John Wilson in the 2nd Semi Final by 210 to John’s 176 and then went on to the Final where he upped his performance to take his first win of the season by 230 to Paolo’s 191.

Congratulations to the winners Fran Puzzuoli (Scratch Division) & Ed Kupsys (Handicap Division) and all the finalists.

Full details from Event 4 are available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results.

Wishing you and your families a  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Victor Rock, Barry Brown and Tom Byrne

Next Event 6th January 2019

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2018/19 – Event 3 Results

Jason Byrnes finished qualifying strongly in the last 2 games (278, 269) to post a 1175 total (235 avg) to lead the 31 players into the Scratch section final in what was a very low scoring event with only 12 players breaking the 200 average mark. Theresa Watts played very consistently over the 5 games to lead the Handicap section on 1156 incl. handicap.

In the 1st Scratch semi-final it was a case of who made the least amount of mistakes in the match and with John Wilson failing to convert a easy spare in the final frame, he opened up the door Jason to take the match by 171 to 165. Chris Sloan qualified in 2nd spot courtesy of a 297 final game came up against a brick wall when Alan McDonnell opened up 7 strikes in a row and went on to post a 279 to Chris’s 192 in the 2nd semi-final. Alan continued the good form in the Final winning his first event of the season by 225 to Jason’s 193.

Both semi-finals in the Handicap section saw strong finishes with Theresa Watts taking the match by 229 to Elaine Lalor’s 197, and Paolo DiTofano striking out for a 250 against Arunis Bulnis’s 219. Theresa took control of the final from the start and closed out the match with 5 strikes in a row for a 286 to win he second event of the season over Paolo’s 214.

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

Full details from Event 3 are available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results.

Next Event 2nd December 2018

Rock Singles Event 2 Results

The 44 ft Kegel High Street pattern provided a much higher scoring condition in this event with 16 bowlers breaking a 200 average on the day. Top of the standings in the Scratch section was Joe Clancy with 1221 (244 avg) and Grant Dugan with 1179 incl. handicap led the Handicap section.

In a high scoring 1st Scratch semi-final with both players putting  strings of strikes together  Alan Bride closed out his match winning by 258 to Joe Clancy’s 238. The 2nd semi-final went to Chris Sloan’s by 268 to Fran Puzzuoli’s 210. In the final Chris ran into trouble with a couple of splits late in the game and wasn’t able to hold off an in form Alan Bride who struck out to post his second win in 2 events by 245 to Chris’s 185.

Two very close semi-finals in the Handicap section saw Grant Dugan go through to the Final by 210 to Mark Hinchliffe’s 200 and Arunis Bulnis finishing strongly to top Sarah Kebble by 249 to 227.  A great start from Arunis in the finals wasn’t matched by Grant, who opened a couple of frames early on and despite his strong finish he went down by 212 to Arunis’s 252 which gave him his first win of the season.

Congratulations to the winners Alan Bride (Scratch Division) and Arunis Bulnis (Handicap Division) and all the finalists.

Full details from Event 2 are available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results

Next Event 11th November 2018

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 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.

Rocks Jewellers Singles Finals 2018 – Results

It’s hard to believe we’ve just completed the eighth year of the Rocks Jewellers Singles.  The Finals in Leisureplex Stillorgan on Sunday May 13th provided an action packed event for players and spectators alike through a combination of high scores and plenty of excitement as many matches went down to the last ball.

You can see how all 32 finalists fared throughout the day as all the results (Scratch & Handicap – Winners & Losers sections) and Prize-winners details  are now available on the web with the individual match scores. click here  Photos from the day will be posted in the Photo Gallery.

Congratulations to Barry Foley (Winner – Handicap) and Paul Stott Jnr (Winner Scratch) who went on to take the titles for the 2017/18 season in the Double Elimination finals.

Barry Foley, who remained unbeaten in the ‘Winners’ section of the Handicap section still needed to produce a 278 game in the Final to hold off a late charge from Thomas Galvin.

In the Scratch section Final Alan McDonnell could not hold off a determined Paul Stott Jnr who started the final with a 299, going on win that match 513 to 420 to force a decider in the double elimination final format which he won 438 to Alan’s 388.

Our thanks go to the management and staff in Leisureplex Stillorgan for their support throughout the long Finals day. We would also like to thank Victor Rock & all at Rocks Jewellers for their continued sponsorship and support of the event which will continue again for the 2018/19 season  with the first event on Sunday September 2nd in Stillorgan – see the web calendar for all the 2018/19 dates.  We would also like to thank John Dunne and Tim Dawson for their web support in posting our results and updated throughout the season.

Over the past eight years we’ve taken input from the club members at the end of each season on ways to improve the monthly events and end of season finals. A new format was used this year for the Monthly events where players could opt to play in the Handicap ONLY section and this change went down very well. We used a new Group Format for the End of Season Finals yesterday with mixed feedback on the day, so while it’s still fresh in your mind – in the next couple of weeks we will once again be asking for your input on the Rocks Jewellers Singles – monthly format, monthly finals, qualification for the Overall Finals, etc etc. so get your thoughts together and let’s make sure the 2018/19 Rocks Jewellers Singles continues to be successful and enjoyable for all.

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2017/18 – Event 9 Results and Final Standings with End of Season Qualifiers highlighted

The final Rocks Jewellers Singles event of the season saw 32 bowlers take on the 44-foot Kegel High Street pattern, and right from the off scoring proved to be more favourable than the previous event.

Chris Sloan made the early running with a spectacular 847 for his opening three games, including a perfect 300 game two. In fact, Chris would go on to lead qualifying with a massive five-game set of 1302 (260 Avg). Chasing him down to take the other qualifying spots in the Scratch Division were Barry Foley with 1262 (252 Avg), Joe Clancy with 1214 (243 Avg) and Paul Stott Jnr with 1203 (241 Avg).

In the Handicap Division, the leading qualifying spot for the finals was taken by Arturas Baltonis, who would be joined in the finals by Thomas Galvin, Paddy Gibbons, and junior bowler Sean O’Connor.

Scratch Semi Finals & Final

Both semi-finals produced some top-class bowling, but in the end neither match brought any real drama or nail-biting finishes. Chris Sloan continued his imperious form on the day with a 259 to 222 victory over Paul Stott Jnr, while in the other semi-final Joe Clancy put together a fine victory over Barry Foley, taking it by 266 to 236.

Chris Sloan undoubtedly went into the Final as the favourite after his classy performance all day, but Joe Clancy had no intentions of rolling over for the number 1 seed and in the end managed a classy performance of his own to take the victory, 238 to 217.

Handicap Semi Finals & Final 

Sean O’Connor comfortably saw off Arturas Baltonis in their semi-final match, claiming a 234 to 183 victory. But it was a much more tense affair in the other semi-final, where Thomas Galvin looked to be heading to victory over Paddy Gibbons before an open tenth frame allowed Paddy in for a one-pin victory, 213 to 212.

However, Paddy Gibbons could not take full advantage of his slice of luck in the Final, as the junior bowler Sean O’Connor held his nerve and bowled a solid game to take the victory by 201 to 187.

Congratulations to Joe Clancy & Sean O’Connor on their second wins of the season and to Paul Chandler who won the Rocks Jewellers sponsored set of earrings.

Full details from Event 9 are available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results

End of Season Finals

Attention now turns to the Grand Finals, which take place on Sunday May 13th, with the top 16 ranked bowlers in both the Scratch and Handicap Divisions facing off to determine the 2017/18 Rocks Jewellers Grand Final Champions.

List of Qualifiers for the end of season finals are highlighted on the Standings sheets (Scratch & Handicap) now available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results

Full details for the Final including format and check-in times are available on the web on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Forms & Documents  and will be communicated to all finalists.

The Pattern for the Finals is the 41ft – Kegel Main Street

If you have qualified for the Finals you need to immediately confirm your availability to participate to Barry Brown.

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2017/18 – End of Season Finals on 13th May 2018 – Updated Finals Format, Handicap Qualifiers & Pattern

There is now an

  • updated format document for the 2018 End of Season Finals on Sunday 13th May now posted on the web, available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Forms and Documents/ Finals Format.
  • updated list of Handicap finalists (v.2) available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results/Handicap Standings.

The Oil Pattern for the Final is Kegel Main Street – 41Ft.


Rocks Jewellers Singles 2017/18 – Event 8 Results

The shortest pattern of the season Kegel Easy Street (38 foot pattern)  proved to be a tough scoring condition for many of the 45 bowlers who contested this event.

Taylor Williams, a 2 handed junior bowler, paced the field in the opening 2 games with 502 (251 Avg) and went on the finish the 5 game block with 1141 (228 Avg) to qualify for the Scratch Division finals in 3rd place. Paul Stott Jnr led Scratch qualifying with 1166 (233 Avg), followed by Fran Puzzuoli on 1143 and Paul Chandler making 4th place 1124.

Mark Moore took the qualifying honours in the Handicap Division with 1153 (207 Avg) followed by Anthony Byrne on 1136, Joe Clancy on 1117 and taking 4th position for the finals Nickey O’ Malley on 1106 after Dave English was unable to play in the finals.

Scratch Semi Finals & Final

Both Semi Finals were cut and dried with Paul Chandler beating Paul Stott Jnr by 238 to 193 and Fran Puzzuoli coming through with a 212  to 174 victory over Taylor.

Over the first 5 frames of the Final there was nothing to separate the players but Paul Chandler took the initiative in the second half to get the victory with the win by 228 to Fran Puzzuoli’s 203.

Handicap Semi Finals & Final 

Anthony Byrne held on to win a close contest 234 to Nickey O’ Malley’s 230 in Semi final 1 and Mark Moore  struck out in the 10th frame for a 203 to 185 win against Joe Clancy.

Mark as never in trouble in the Final posting a 234 to 200 win against Anthony.

Congratulations to Paul Chandler & Mark Moore for their first wins of the season and to Paolo DiTofano who won the Rocks Jewellers sponsored set of earrings.

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

The 2017/18 season comes to an end with the last event of the season on Sunday 29th April  after which the qualifiers for the End of Season Finals (Scratch & Handicap) on May 13th will be known.

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2017/18 – Event 7 Results

3 weeks later than scheduled after the ‘Beast from the East’ snows forced cancellation Event 7 finally got underway on Sunday 25th March with 36 bowlers competing.

The cut for the finals in the Scratch Division was Paddy Dunne (1188) with Alan McDonnell (1195) in 3rd, Alan Bride (1212) in 2nd and Paul Stott Jnr (1247) leading the field with a 249 average.

Jason Byrnes (1213 incl Hcp) led qualifying in the Handicap division with Nickey O’Malley 1205, Paddy Gibbons 1196 and Tom Byrne 1190 took the final position when he rolled a 300 game in the last game of qualifying.

Scratch Semi Finals & Final

In the first Scratch Semi Final Paul Stott Jnr – 206 just edged out Paddy Dunne – 203 while Alan McDonnell struck out for the last 6 balls to beat Alan Bride by 269 to 234 to go thru to the Final.

The Final proved to be a very tight affair with Alan taking an early lead only to be put under pressure to close out the match when Paul struck out for a 235 forcing Alan to mark in the 10th frame and get at least 9 in the fill frame. Alan’s first ball failed to strike leaving the 7 pin which he spared and then rolled a strike to shoot 237 giving him a 2 pin victory.

Handicap Semi Finals & Final

Jason Byrnes took the first Handicap Semi Final with a 228 to 205 win over Tom Byrne. The second Semi Final was closely fought throughout Nickey O’Malley 239 just managing to hold off  a late charge from Paddy Gibbons who doubled in the 10th frame to post a 236.

Jason ran out a comprehensive winner when he struck on 8 of the first 10 frames beating Nickey who never got going in the Final by 273 to 166.

Congratulations to Jason Byrnes on his first win of the season and to  Alan McDonnell who is having a great season in the Rock Jewellers Singles, Alan has qualified for the Finals in 5 of the 7 events so far and now winning his 3rd event he is still the only multiple winner.

Full details from Event 7 are available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results

With only 2 Events remaining there is still plenty of opportunity to qualify for the End of Season Finals in May

The next event is on Sunday 8th April.