Disappointment for Gary Kelly and James Talbot in Hong Kong

Gary Kelly
Ireland duo Gary Kelly and James Talbot crashed out of the Hong Kong Classic pairs at the Kowloon Club - but they will be kicking themselves for missing out on a glorious opportunity.

Ireland duo Gary Kelly and James Talbot crashed out of the Hong Kong Classic pairs at the Kowloon Club - but they will be kicking themselves for missing out on a glorious opportunity.

They were within touching distance of progressing to the quarter finals, but they blew it against China’s Michael Yong and Ye Sui Ying.

The Irish boys required only two points from their final match, but they lost the first set and then won the second by one shot, picking up only point which meant they were eliminated.

RESULTS: Belfast Indoor Bowls Club Specsavers Men’s Evening League

Monday: D Millar 18 P Cromie 0, J Millar 17 J Hinds 5, JJ Leonard 13 R Walker 8, A Robinson 10 D Hamilton 17, A Roberts 14 M Kirkwood 20, W Meehan 12 M Brown 6, R Dunbar 13 J Frazer 7

Tuesday “A”: M Merritt 17 R Eynon, B Daly 19 C Campbell 5, B Hunter 15 J McGettrick 10, P McVeigh 12 D Hamilton 7.

Tuesday “B”: D Watson 12 E Thompson 9, D Rankin 15 R Meaklim 7, D Linton 29 M Irvine 4, A Brown 13 T White 14, M Gwynne 11 M Simpson 13, D McCandless 16 M Hedley 13, I McIntyre 22 JH Campbell 6.

Wednesday: B Carlisle 12 J Millar 17, J Trolan 7 J Marshall 13, W Moran 22 W Thompson 1, D Moore 9 S Elliman 10, I McIntyre 20 W Stevenson 6, R Simpson 4 M Dunlop 17, A Gray 22 A Fee 6.

Thursday: A Bailie 13 S Elliman 9, T Gill 17 D Smyth 12, J Nutt 19 C Donnelly 9, JH Campbell 6 F Simpson 18, D McCandless 26 R Dunbar 8, D McCluskey 16 S Malcolmson 7, A Fee 9 D Linton 20.

Friday: R McKitterick 15 D Clarke 10, D Simpson 7 D Nelson 10, N Mulholland 37 M Moorehead 1, J Marshall 6 E McCourt 23, C Craig 13 I McIntyre 13, H McFarland 13 M Albert 13, P Prunty 24 N Hamilton 3.

Men’s Saturday League: W McCullough 9 A Briggs 25, P McVeigh 18 G Finlay 9, M Irvine 7 A Robinson 16, A Coyle 15 M Merritt 21, B Nixon 9 M Dunlop 12, D Burns 12 M Gwynne 5, H Johnston 16 J McKelvey 12, T Roberts 9 W Thompson 24, B Kelso 7 J Herron 19.