Full houses at Annahilt Parish Pairs

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The Annahilt Parish Indoor Bowling Club Open Pairs hosted full houses on all four qualifying nights.

The club handed over £500 to NI Children’s Hospice from the sale of ballots.

Paul Canning, Conlig, lost in the final at the St John’s Moira Open Singles on the previous and he joined up with Robert Beattie to again reach a final in the Lisburn area, but he again lost to John Murnahan and Gerry McCabe, Cooley at the final stage.

Best local performance came from Loughaghery pair, Philip Dennison and Cecil Dillon who reached the semi-finals.

The club thank the following sponsors: Lagan Oils, Bobby Morrison funeral directors, Douglas funeral directors, John Mulholland Motors Randalstown and Campsie, Ulster Farmers Union Saintfield, Harmony Electrical Systems and Jim Finlay Foods.

Section winners: Jake Erskine Rosemount, Rodney McCutcheon/John Carson St Joseph’s Donaghmore.

John Monaghan/Gerry McCabe Cooley, Elizabeth Crothers/Robert Hunter Markethill Presbyterian.

Philip Dennison Cecil Dillon/Loughaghery, Robert Beattie/Paul Canning Conlig.

Graham and Jennifer Wilson Michelin, James Newell/Larry Kells Abbey Presbyterian.

Quarter finals: Beattie/Canning beat Erskine/Newell Kells beat Crothers/Hunter, Dennison/Dillon beat Graham/Wilson, Monaghan/McCabe beat McCutcheon/Carson.

Semi-finals: Beattie/Canning beat Erskine/Newell, Monaghan/McCabe beat Dennison/Dillon.

Final: Monaghan/McCabe beat Beattie/Canning.