Bowlers compete in variety of competitions

Twenty-six bowlers turned out for the hat night competition last Tuesday evening which was won by Caroline Smith and skip Findlay Jack.

It was decided that there should be five pairs matches and one triples with the pairs playing over 18 ends and the triples over 16.

After the first six ends Elma Scott and skip Ernie Munro had scored 14 shots more than their opponents while Caroline and Find­lay had a shot difference of 16. Although Elma and Ernie drop­ped back to have a nine shots advantage in the next six ends, no­body else seemed able to catch them.

Caroline and Findlay had, mean­time, moved on to have a 19-shot advantage. These two pairs remained ahead of the field over the final part of play. Elma and Ernie finished with a shot difference of +10 but Caroline and Findlay were well out in front on +22.

Two more games were played in the Royal British Legion Two Bowl Triples League last week.

Alan’s triple played Gordon’s triple in a very tight game over the first 12 ends with neither side able to take any great advantage. At this stage the scores were level at 11 shots each. However, Alan’s team then took charge of the game and scored a further six shots to their opponents’ one to win 17-12.

George’s side made the better start in their match with Davie’s triple and held a 10-8 lead at the halfway point. They then lost a run of six ends to trail 15-10 after which they did pick another two, but Davie’s triple came back to score a further four shots a secure a 19-12 victory.

The Mundie Midsummer Cup is a fun competition played over three sets of six ends in which, although playing together, every player plays for him/herself with three points being awarded for the closest bowl to the jack, two for the second and one for the third.

In third place after the first set with 13 points were Ian Younger, Joan Nicolson and Davie Hunter. Pat Hunter had scored 15 points to take second spot just one point behind Alan Smith.

During the second set Alan and Davie moved on to 23 points while John Jarmson appeared in the frame on 28 points taking second place with Pat but Joan had moved out in front on 30. Alan could only increase his score by nine in the final set to finish his day on 32 points. Joan and John shared third spot on 38, three behind Davie, but the winner on 44 was Pat.

There will be coaching tomorrow from 11am to noon for beginners and experienced players alike.

The Morton Lodge 89 Open Pairs Cup will be played for tomorrow and Sunday, starting at 2.30pm, and the weekly hat night competition will be played on Tuesday at 7pm.

Rain stopped play in the Jimmy Simpson Memorial Cup competition last week. Two teams were able to play on Monday afternoon but the John Jarmson/Laurence of Mar match against Babs Mundie and Ernie Munro has been postponed until a later date.

Ian Scott and Davie Henry, subbing for Ewan MacRitchie, were drawn against Margaret Johnson and Joan Nicolson on rink two. Ian and Davie got off to a good start and were leading 8-3 after the sixth end. There was a complete turn-around over the next six ends and Margaret and Joan led 11-10, but unfortunately the comeback was short-lived and the final score was 20-12 to Ian and Davie.

The other rink three match was Pat Hunter and Geordie Mundie against Ian Younger and Davie Hunter who were winning 12-3 at the halfway stage, but a valiant effort saw Pat and Geordie saw them win 12-4 over the final nine ends. That boosted their score and at the end they were only one shot behind Davie and Ian who emerged 16-15 winners.

There will be no league next Wednesday as most of the players will be heading south to Wick and Thurso.

Monday fixtures: Ewan/Ian v Ian/Davie; Pat/Geordie v Joan/Margaret; Jean/Gordon v John/Laurence; Babs /Ernie – bye.

Premier competition results – greens: Ernie Munro 21, Shauna Terris 4; Findlay Jack 13, Jean Jarmson 21; Gordon Stevenson 9, Alan Smith 21.

Handicap: Babs Mundie (-5) 17, Gordon Stevenson (-4) 21.

Veterans: Jean Jarmson 21, Pat Hunter 4; Babs Mundie 9, John Jarmson 17; Ernie Munro 12, Davie Hunter 16.


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