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
Team Ireland will be running the first Technical Support Services Classic on Sunday September 9th 2018 in Leisureplex Blanchardstown. The event will commence at 9:45am, check-in 9:15am.
The event will comprise 5 games with the top 4 scratch and handicap players competing in a Round Robin final with pinfall carried forward and bonus points awarded.
Prize Fund Guaranteed:
1st Prize €250 €150
2nd Prize €125 €100
3rd Prize €75 €65
4th Prize €50 €45
Player handicap is taken from Highest League Average from 2017/2018 season, Highest A.L.S.A.A Drop in Singles average (15 games) or Rocks Jewellers Tour average (15 Games).
Online entry is available now, click here. Closing date is Midnight on Thursday September 6th 2018.
Day one of the 2018 Junior Triple Crown started with a bang for the Irish team. Jack Bruton took first place in the Under 16 Boys Singles beating Daniel Harding of England by a narrow margin of 6 pins. The other members of the Irish team competed well across the various sections. For full running results visit the Junior Results page.
We wish all the players continued success for the remainder of the tournament and hope they, the officials and supporters have a great time.
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 on http://www.tenpinbowling.ie/) in advance of the 1st Event.
The Irish Tenpin Bowling Association 2018 AGM held on Tuesday April 24th 2018 and the 2018 EGM held on Tuesday 29th May 2018, both concluded without the election of a five member Executive.
Please be advised that a further Extraordinary General Meeting of the ITBA will be held on the 28th day of August, 2018 at 8pm at Sport Ireland HQ (NGB Building), National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15… Click here to view full details and to access nomination papers.
The Team Ireland Selection Committee, in consultation with ATC 2018 Team Manager, have selected the following team(s) to represent Ireland at the Adult Triple Crown 2018 which will be hosted by Ireland at Leisureplex, Blanchardstown over the weekend 14th – 16th September 2018. Click to read full details
Pictured with Sean Kennedy from Leisureplex are Amanda Larkin and Barry Foley who will represent Ireland in the Bowling World Cup finals in November.
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.
The results and Winners Photos from Sunday’s Senior Grand Prix Final 2018 are now available on the Seniors/Results tab – click here.
Congratulations to the 2018 Winners
Ladies Handicap – Anne Turner (Joan Mulcahy Memorial Shield)
Ladies Scratch – Berni Moriarty
Gents Handicap – Bryan Turner (Brian Moriarty Memorial Shield)
Gents Scratch – Nickey O’Malley
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.