Lawn Bowls Club Isle of Man held the second annual President’s Cup competition at Onchan Park last Saturday. A total of 22 bowlers, including three juniors, competed for the trophy. This was a competition with a twist: although 10 pairs and a singles competed, each member actually played for their own single points. For example, if one pair gained six points and the opposing pair had eight, then each member of the pair would receive the amount of points their pairing had gained at the end of each fourth end round. The pairs then split at the end of each round to team up with another pairs partner, the winning pair moving to another rink and the losing pair staying on same rink albeit with different partner. To add to the degree of difficulty, the scores are based on a three, two, one format where only the three closest bowls to the jack score points regardless of which pair each of the bowls belong to.

After three rounds and a welcome break to enjoy the buffet, scores were totaled and collated and. With six members in contention for a win, it was all down to the final round with all to play for. After collating all scores after round four, the club president announced that with 66 shots David Slack was declared winner only two shots ahead of second-placed Mike Moyer with 64 and thirdplaced Caroline Corlett on 60. Slack was then presented with the President’s Cup by club president Pam Makin.

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