Having spoken to Lorraine at lunchtime re conditions around Stillorgan and access to the bowl we’ve taken the decision for everyone’s safety to reschedule Event 7 to Sunday March 25th.
Updated Standings for Scr & Hcp sections are now available on the Results tab – click here
February’s Rocks Jewellers Singles event did not produce quite the same high scoring as the previous month as players had to work a little harder to find strikes on an oil pattern with less volume than previous months.
Scores could still be found, however, as proven by Barry Foley’s leading total of 1197 in qualifying. He was joined in the Scratch finals by Paul Stott Jnr (1175), Joe Clancy (1139) and Paddy Dunne (1135).
In the Handicap section, Fran Puzzouli (1180) took the top seed position, with Gareth Shannon (1155), Paddy Gibbons (1151) and Sheron Sweeney (1144) making up the semi-final line-up.
The semi-finals threw up little in the way of surprises as the number one and two seeds won their matches in both sections to set up a face-off between the best players of the day in both sections.
Scratch Semi Finals
- Barry Foley 259 .v. Paddy Dunne 193
- Paul Stott Jnr. 223 .v. Joe Clancy 185
Handicap Semi Finals
- Fran Puzzouli 215 .v. Sheron Sweeney 210
- Gareth Shannon 257 .v. Paddy Gibbons 232
In truth both Finals played out in much the same fashion as the semi-finals, with the top seeds always in control and never really looking like they were going to allow the lower seed to put the pressure on them and snatch the victory away from them. In the end the top players took home the winner’s prizes after another great round of action in the Rocks Jewellers Singles.
Barry Foley 226 .v. Paul Stott Jnr. 180
Fran Puzzouli 257 .v. Gareth Shannon 180
Another good turnout this month with 40 bowlers, congratulations to the winners Barry Foley (Scratch Division) and Fran Puzzouli (Handicap Division), PJ Shine (Rocks Jewellers Earrings Raffle Winner) all the finalists and everyone who played. Also special mention must go to Colm Cloake who bowled a perfect 300 game in game two of qualifying!
Full details from Event 6 are available on the BowlingForAll Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results
The next event is on Sunday 4th March
Congratulations to both Anita Watts and to Paul Stott in each winning, in dramatic final games of each event, their very first titles… Click to read more.
We would like to apologise for the recent system outage encountered by users of the website. This was due to the high usage of the site during the 2018 Irish Open. We hope that you were able to access the required information during this time and it did not interrupt your enjoyment of the competition.
Squad and Check-in times for the 23rd Annual National Senior Championships in Superdome, Palmerstown are now posted under Seniors Forms & Documents – Click Here
In response to requests from Members, we now publish the full list of current ITBA Life Members and ITBA Honorary Members. See enclosed link.
Ireland will be represented by five Junior bowlers at the EYC 2018 at Aalborg, Denmark in March 2018 . Full details of the bowlers selected and the officials ratified are listing on enclosed link
Happy New Year to one and all.
We are using the Irish Open oil pattern for this event (Burbon Street), so if you want to get some early practice be sure to join us on Sunday 7th January.
Pattern is Kegel Bourbon Street – now available on the Rocks Jewellers Tab – Forms & Documents
Please confirm your entry for Sunday to Barry Brown asap. Check-in @09:00 – Bowling 09:30
The ITBA Executive wishes all Members a very happy and prosperous New Year. Read more…