BOWLS: New summer rinks tournament planned at Bannview Bowls Centre

IIBA  President Flo McNally at the launch of the Bannview Bowls Club's new seven week Rinks competition
IIBA President Flo McNally at the launch of the Bannview Bowls Club's new seven week Rinks competition

Gerald Black is throwing open the doors at the Bannview Bowls Centre by hosting a new Summer Rinks League.

It will run for seven weeks at the club’s base, 60 Portmore Street, Portadown, with games taking place from Monday to Friday, starting on April 4.

“We want to give everyone an opportunity to play, so people can bowls on the night of their choice,” said Gerald.

“Games will be played on a nightly basis. It is planned for seven weeks – the doors will be open form 7pm each night. Hopefully, it will catch the imagination of the short mat bowlers.”

Entry fee is £20 per person, payable one week in advance

The winning rink will pick up £80 with £60 going to the runners-up.

For full details, contact Joan or Gerald black at 028 38336666.

* Robert Hunter and William Martin will go head to head in the final of the Jethro Rinks League on Thursday, March 24 (10.30am).

It’s a repeat of last year’s final, which was won by Martin on a tie-end.

Hunter, with 58 points won the Morning Section, five clear of Aidan Magee.

Martin again topped the Afternoon Section, pipping Liam Magenis on shot advantage as both rinks finished on 55 points.

Magee and Magennis wil battle it out for third/fourth place -- the first time both rinks have finished in the play-off.


Jethro Rinks League (Lurgan): Morning Section: G Richardson 16 A Thompson 8; W Cairns 5 A Magee 14; A Mulligan 13 R Hunter 13; T McCartan 17 W Clingan 5; C Maguire 16 R Neely 12; J Taylor 13 M Milligan 18.

Afternoon Section: N Orr w/o S Irwin; L Magennis 11 S Garvey 24; G Bell 9 N Conlon 10; S White 11 N Garvey 21; J Mackle 13 G Devlin 13; B Boness 9 W Martin 29.

p Entries are now invited for the Killeeshil Bowling Club Open Pairs tournament.

The event will be staged in the in Killeeshil Community Centre and played from Tuesday-Friday, April 5-8. Finals will be held on Saturday April 9. Entry fee £7 per pair, tea included. Contact: Noel Rafferty (07787565373) or (028 87769114) or Justin Rafferty (07764153831) or (028 87767434) after 6pm.