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 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 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 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 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 on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results.



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

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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 – Rocks Jewellers tab ‘Forms & Documents.

Looking forward to seeing you there on Sunday

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

We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Rocks Jewellers Singles when the new season starts on Sunday 8th September – check-in 09:00 Leisureplex Stillorgan.

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

This is required annually under GDPR legislation to permit us to communicate electronically with you.

If you bowled the Rocks last season then we’ll be using that average to start the new season so no need to fill out average details. If you’re new to the Rocks Jewellers Singles then we need you to add your Average details ( Centre, League, Games) as well.

All the Dates for 2019/20 season will be available on – Rocks Jewellers tab  ‘Forms & Documents’ -2019/20 Season.

Keep an eye out for further details ( Oil Patterns, Format & Rules etc) which we will post on in advance of the 1st Event.

If you know of anyone new who would like to bowl this year, just send them the link to the Online Entry form

Look forward to seeing you all there

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2018/19 – 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 2018/19 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.

Click here to complete the survey.

Rocks Jewellers Singles End of Season Finals 2019 – Results

The Finals for the 2018/19 Rocks Jewellers Singles kicked off bright and early on Sunday May 19th with an 8:00am check-in for bowlers, organisers and Leisureplex staff.

Based on the end of season feedback from the members last year we returned to the “Double Elimination” finals format in both Scratch and Handicap sections which went down very well on the day with bowlers and spectators alike as many of the head to head matches were decided in the 10th frame.

Congratulations to all the 2019 finalists and to Paddy Gibbons (Winner – Handicap) and Karl Dryer (Winner Scratch) who went on to take the titles for the 2018/19 season. Both Paddy and Karl were beaten in the 3rd round winners’ section and as a result had to battle the long way through the Losers section to get to the Double Elimination Final.

Paddy faced off against Eoghain Lebioda who remained unbeaten in the ‘Winners’ section of the Handicap section and was the bowler who beat Paddy early on to put him in the Losers Section. This rematch had it all, Eoghain started slowly with a couple of open frames as Paddy was steady throughout to take a 34 pin lead into the second game. Eoghain was out of the blocks early and with 3 frames to go the match was level, Paddy closed out with an important double to force Eoghain to double in the 10th , he got the first but didn’t convert the second allowing Paddy to take match by 425 to Eoghain’s 419 and force a decider as the bowlers had now only lost 1 match each. With only 9 pins separating them after the 1st deciding game, it was back level after 5 frames of the next game, when Paddy once again found the pocket and struck out to take match by 466 to 412 and with it the 2019 Handicap title.

In the Scratch section Final Grant Dugan struggled early in the match and was 88 pins down in game one to Karl’s 243 who forced the double Elimination decider with a 453 to Grant’s 303. Karl continued to exert the pressure in the decider and took a 26 pin lead into the final game but despite a closing 234 from Grant was never really in any danger as he struck 10 times to post a 268 game and take the match and the Scratch title by 486 to Grant’s 426.

You can see how all the finalists fared throughout the day as all the results (Scratch & Handicap – Winners & Losers sections) and Prize-winners details by  going to the web. Photos from the day will be posted in the Photo Gallery.

Congratulations also go to Arunis Bulnis who rolled a personal best high score game of 267 during the finals.

Our thanks go to the management and staff in Leisureplex Stillorgan for their support during the season and throughout the long Finals day, to John Dunne and Tim Dawson for the web support, posting our results and updates, to Emer, Jason and Colm for their continued support and involvement throughout the season.

Special thanks and appreciation go to Victor Rock & all at Rocks Jewellers for their sponsorship and support of the Rocks Jewellers Singles event over the last 9 years.