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