The Bill Oliver Junior Open was played for on Port St Mary green recently and attracted a very good entry of 25 young bowlers.
It was a perfect day for bowling and the green was in excellent condition. The competition was played in a round robin format and was split into two sections, the younger juniors and the older juniors.
The winner of the younger section was Thomas Young who beat Juan Kneen in the final.
The winner of the older section was Bobby Thorn who defeated Casey Bolton in the final.
The standard of bowling throughout the afternoon was of a very high standard and bodes well for the future of Manx bowling.
Bobby Thorn in particular is one to watch out for. He played excellent bowls all afternoon.
Roy Oliver, the sponsor’s son, was in attendance from the start of the competition and presented the prizes at the conclusion of play.
All of the competitors were presented with a commemorative medal.
Special thanks must go to Louis Callister and Chris Holland for running the competition in a very professional way and to Jayne Kneen, Colin Holland and George Peach for acting as coaches to the younger section players and Sam Palmer for all his assistance during the competition.