After a winter of wet weather, the return of some sunshine meant that Fethiye Bowling Association were finally able to complete the 2018 season.
On 22 and 23 March, the Chairperson’s Cup, which had been postponed from December 2018 due to bad weather, took place.
On Day 1, 28 members competed for a place in the quarter-finals.
The quarter-finals took place on the second day of the tournament with eight players battling it out for a place in the semi-finals.
Rob Mckernan vs Jeff Cater. The final score was 21-13
Dale Steddy vs Lutz Manzer. The final score was 21-11
Martyn Simms vs Peter Summerill. The final score was 21-17.
Rob Tomkys vs Mel Lockley. The final score was 21-19.
The four winners then went on to play in the semi-finals.
Dale Steddy vs Rob Mckernan. The final score was 21-11.
Martyn Simms vs Rob Tomkys. The final score was 21-18
After a break, Dale Steddy and Martyn Simms battled it out for the crown in the final.
The match was dominated by Dale in the early stages who was leading 13 -6, but Martyn wasn’t to be denied and fought back to win 21-18.
A wonderfully exciting final, played in the best of spirits and at the highest of skill levels.
Congratulations to Martyn on his win, commiserations to Dale and well done both for providing us with two days of high level skill.
Our next competition is the Non-winners cup, to be played on April 4th and 5th. Spectators are always welcome.
FBA Presentation Night
On 28 March, Fethiye Bowling Association held its annual presentation night at Denizatı Restaurant.
The event was to mark the achievements of members in Leagues and Competitions throughout 2018.
The league winners for the year are as follows:
Spring League 2018
Division 5: Tina Mansar
Division 4: David Hands
Division 3: Mick Mansar
Division 2: Dale Steddy
Division 1: Rob McKernan
Autumn League 2018
Division 6: Liz Iannone
Division 5: Alan Keating
Division 4: Tina Mansar
Division 3: Phil Styles
Division 2: Mick Mansar
Division 1: Rob McKernan
Summer League 2018
Group A: Kath Watson & Bob Greening
Group B: Cengis Seren & Dennis Bryon
There were also 15 competitions held throughout the year. The winners are as follows:
Non-Winners Shield: Patrick Casey
Knock-Out: Dale Steddy & Doreen Jaques
Vice-Chair’s Cup: Nick Basson
Memorial Shield: Rob McKernan
Ladies’ Knock-Out: Kay Cummins
Men’s Knock-Out: Bob Greening
Team Singles: Dennis Bryan & Phil Styles
Triples: Rob Tomkys, Jeff Cater, Wendy Alder
Greensman’s Cup Mick Mansar & Kevan Higgins
Men’s Cup: Mick Mansar
Ladies’ Cup: Val Phillips
Armistice Cup: Mick Mansar
Men’s Doubles: Alec Gordon & Martyn Simms
Ladies’ Lucky Lottery: Liz Iannone & Pat Casey
Chair’s Cup: Martyn Simms
The final awards for the night were:
Most Improved Lady over 2018: Liz Ionnane
Most Improved Man over 2018: Dale Steddy
Well done everyone for their efforts over the entire year, whether it be as a winner or as a participant. A very good year, all round. And so on to 2019!
Thanks go to Maggie Diggins for organising the evening.
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