16th July 2018
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Sun and wind brings 20 out to play

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Saturday’s bright and breezy weather encouraged 20 bowlers to come out and play for the Mark and Scott Rowland Memorial Trophy with victory being claimed by Margaret Johnson and George Mundie.

The competition was played over three sets of seven ends with players playing in a 2-4-2 format. With seven ends played three pairs – Davie Henry and Findlay Jack, Elma Scott and Alan Smith and Ian Younger and Babs Mundie – had each scored eight shots but taking the lead from the word go were Margaret and George on 13.

In the second set Margaret and George moved steadily on to 23 while Ian and Babs reached 17 and Shauna Terris and Davie Hunter took third spot on 15.

Margaret and George didn’t score so well in their last set, but with 28 shots they still had enough to win the day, one shot ahead of Ian and Babs.

Twenty-four members took part in the hat night competition on Tuesday evening the winners of which were Willie Fleming and skip Alan Smith. As is becoming the norm, play was over three sets of six ends.

At the end of the first set Norrie Wiseman and skip Mike Bailey were in the lead on nine shots, closely followed by Findlay Jack and skip Tam Terris with eight. These two pairs then ran out of luck and into the lead came Mike Duffy and skip Davie Hunter with 15 shots, one ahead of Willie Fleming and skip Alan Smith.

In the third and final set Willie and Alan scored 11 shots to finish on 25 with Mike and Davie ended on 22, as did Anne Barron and skip Ernie Munro.

Coaching will resume tomorrow at 11am for beginners and experienced players alike.

Tomorrow the bowling club takes on Morton Lodge in the annual match, beginning at 2.30pm, while the weekly hat night competition will be played on Tuesday at 7pm The British Legion Two Bowl Triples League will be starting shortly and members should look for details on the club notice board.

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Simpson Cup begins

The first games in the Jimmy Simpson Memorial Cup were played on Thursday afternoon as the green was closed on Wednesday.

Seven teams entered this year and the organiser was pleased to welcome the new team of Margaret Johnson and Joan Nicolson.

On rink three Ian Scott and Ewan MacRitchie enjoyed a very close game against Babs Mundie and Ernie Munro. After the first nine ends Ian and Ewan led by 11 shots to six but a three on the 10th end brought Babs and Ernie into contention and there was only one shot between them after the 15th end.

However, Ian and Ewan won two of the last three ends to eventually win 16-13.

Eleanor Black (subbing for Pat Hunter) and Geordie Mundie played on rink four against Jean Jarmson and Gordon Stevenson. This started off as a one-sided game with Eleanor and Geordie leading 21-3 at the halfway stage. Jean and Gordon attempted by a comeback in the second half and won five of the last nine ends, but eventually lost 27-9.

The final game on rink five saw the new team play against Ian Younger and Davie Hunter. Margaret and Joan had an excellent game with some really close heads but the more experienced team were not to be beaten and the final result was 28-6 for Ian and Davie.

John Jarmson and Laurence of Mar had a bye this week.

Next week’s fixtures: Ewan and Ian v Jean and Gordon; Babs and Ernie v Pat and Geordie; John and Laurence v Ian and Davie; Joan and Margaret – bye.