ITBA Senior Grand Prix 2022/23 Finals

Hi all,

Hope you have recovered from Sundays Grand Prix.

From comments received, bowlers found it a great success, a great success indeed. Thanks to the brilliant staff at Leisureplex and Sean Kennedy. For making it a great success.

Sean says that the strings allow for faster games. The new format of the Ladies starting early and the men second plus using the full 20 lanes created a much earlier finish. Much appreciated by all. Last game finished at 2.35.

Thanks Maeve and Ken for the new format. Great that you are always looking at ways to improve the Tour and adding soo much to it.

Some of the scoring was incredible, with some fantastic games. There was a lot of dopamine hits ( no wonder some people were so happy). The Scratch end of the lanes 10 to 20 must have been better than the handicap lanes, that’s what I believe.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Fergal Mc Loughlin   Scratch

Theresa Watts           Scratch

Paddy Gibbons         Handicap

Dynphna Kestell       Handicap

Congratulations to all the qualifiers also.

I thought at one stage I was in with  a chance of winning the Handicap, but the brilliant playing by Paddy Gibbons put an end to that dream. Well played Paddy.!!!!

The format for the new Season has not been fully put to the bed. But we are getting there, With the help of Jim Donagh  ( The New ITBA  treasurer ) we hope the agree the new format soon, We will keep you all informed as soon as it is set in stone.

I would like to thank Peter, Maeve, and Ken for their Tremendous work in keeping the Tour going from strength to strength.

cheers Joe.

Touring League Event 9 Results

Congratulations to all the Winners on Sunday and to all those who made the finals.


Lorraine Keane            (Scratch)
Mary Heffernan         ( Handicap)
Paul Scott                     (Sctatch)
Stephen Ekermans     (Handicap)

There was a great attendance  44 Players.  It was a long day, but I hope everyone enjoyed the day out.

The pattern was a bit of hot air for some, but some managed to fly high.

Some great games and close finishes.

Thanks to all for taking part in the ballot, The results will be announced soon.

Thanks to Alsaa, Mark and all the staff for looking after us also well.

Thank you Paddy Kilduff for doing the scoring, always very much appreciated.

Take care all,


The Committee

Senior Triple Crown

The following have been selected for the Seniors Triple Crown 2023

Mens Team Ladies Team
Philip Watts Lorraine Keane
Kieran Shortt Anita Watts
Tommy Fetherston Theresa Watts
John R. Wilson Elaine Lalor
Paddy Dunne Berni Moriarty
Liam Byrne Pat Holmes
Mens Reserves Ladies reserves
Tommy Nolan (1st reserve) Dymphna Kestell (1st reserve)
Paddy Gibbons (2nd reserve) Mary Heffernan (2nd reserve).

Senior Triple Crown Teams

The following teams have been selected for Senior Triple Crown 2023.

Mens Team: Ladies Team:                        

 Philip Watts

Kieran Shortt

Tommy Fetherston

John R. Wilson

Paddy Dunne

Liam Byrne

Mens Reserves                    

Tommy Nolan (1st reserve)

Paddy Gibbons (2nd reserve)

Ladies Team:                         Lorraine Keane

                                                Anita Watts

                                                Theresa Watts

                                                Elaine Lalor

                                                Berni Moriarty

                                                Pat Holmes

Ladies reserves                     Dymphna Kestell (1st reserve)

                                                Mary Heffernan (2nd reserve).

Touring League Event 8 Results

Hi All Bowlers,

Hope you all have recovered from yesterday and are resting for the next Event in Alsaa on the 2nd April.

Thanks Paddy for the great photos, as always👏👏👏

I would like to congratulate all the finalists well done. Congratulations to all the  winners.

Haulie Storan ( the Brooklyn bomber)🤪

Des Vella ( great to see you back to form)

Theresa Watts Watt a performer 👏👏

Kay Lyons ( cheeky)

A great turn out and finished earlier than expected.

Yes the pattern Easy Street no Pattern for old men, was a highway to hell for most.😞

Hell is where my Bro beats me on my own patch. Well done Mick.👏👏

Just wish to congratulate  Urusla on a great performance. Must be something in the country water😀

Very nice to have Philip Watts presented with the ITBA merit award for the spartan 300 Performance. Well done AGAIN😀

Thanks to Sean and all the Leisureplex Staff for hosting a great event. SEAN we will have a collection next time for a few  new batteries for the Mic .😁

Thanks to Peter, Maeve and Ken and all their Trojan work. I know it is appreciated by all and especially me👍

Thanks ALL