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

Team Ireland Ranked Event Silver Tournament – Double Ranking Points

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:
                                  Scratch   Handicap
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.

Junior Triple Crown 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.

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2018/19 – A date for your diary – New Season starts on Sunday 2nd September with the 1st event

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 – Rocks Jewellers tab ‘Forms & Documents.

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

ITBA EGM August 2018

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.

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.

Senior Grand Prix 2018 Results

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