Around the bowling greens
It was yet another hectic week with club competitions dominating the agenda. In a tense match in the championship semifinal current champion Andrew Haxton managed to edge out former title holder Marc Stirratt by 21 shots to 20. Andy now meets Jack Connolly in the final.
Other semi-final ties saw the following achieve their place in finals weekend. In the President’s, Peter Horne came from behind to get the better of Robert Whiteside and he will now face Jack Connolly who has also made it through to another final appearance.
In the Centenary Handicap, Cammy Taylor beat Marc Stirratt and will meet Peter Horne in this final after his defeat of Iain McIntosh. The Betfred Trophy will see Marc Stirratt taking on Jim McDonald for the gold medal and in the Sir John Train Trophy semi final Pat Doherty overcame Ronnie Davie with the other semi taking place his week.
The nominated pairs final will see Andrew Haxton and Chris Allan up against Marc Stirratt and Robert Whiteside.
Last Saturday Burnside held the nominated two bowl pairs competition which was played throughout in a downpour with the winners on the day being David Robertson senior (87) and Ian Cleugh, a few years his junior. They managed to see off the challenge of comparative youngsters Stevie Young and Steve Leonard.
In the Glasgow league Burnside had their poorest performance of the season with defeats for home and away team against Croftfoot. The final league match will be played this Thursday where Burnside are up against Anniesland BC
Sadly, the club have announce the death of member Ian McMillan, who passed away at weekend. Funeral arrangements will be put on notice board when known.
HALFWAY AND DISTRICT
This Saturday afternoon sees finals day take place at Halfway. All games will commence at 2pm and hopefully the weather will be kind for the finalists.
In the gents championship Tom Allison will play either last year’s winner Martin McIlree or Alan Lorimer. The ladies final will see Elaine Ralston play former champion Mary McIntyre. In the gents President’s, Charlie McIntyre will play Gordon Shanks. The ladies President’s final sees Mary McIntyre up against Fiona Firth, this will take place at a later date.
The gents Vice-President’s final will see John Smith play either George Thomson or Gordon Paterson and in the ladies, Nessie MacFarlane will play Angela Bilsland. In the gents senior singles John Kerr will play either Ian Ross or George McCutcheon and in the ladies senior singles Helen Torrance will play Sandra Hughes.
On the pairs side, in the gents Scottish, Campbell McNaughtan and Jim McKnight will play either John Smith and Charlie McIntyre or Hugh Gebbie and David Fergus. In the gents Lanarkshire pairs Stephen McIntyre and David Armstrong will be up against either Alan Barr and Martin McIlree or Derek Paterson and David Fergus. In the ladies President’s pairs Kirsty Wilson and Taylor Gray will play Laura Sheppard and Lillian O’Neil. In the ladies VP pairs, Nancy McIlree and Fiona Firth will play Pat Logan and Helen Torrance, this will also be played at a later date.
In the Lanarkshire league teams had two games last week. The division three team fared best with a 4-2 win away to Dalserf last Tuesday and a 5-1 home win over Blackwood on Friday. These
Keep calm At Whitefield Bowling Club’s charity tournament are volunteers John McIntyre, Tracy Stewart, Myra McMullen and Bill McElhinney, who kept things running smoothly
Success Winners of the Angela Boyle Trophy 2014 at Kingswood Bowling Club were (from left) June Marshall, Mearns BC, Chris Holland, Kingswood BC and Helene Crossley, Mearns BC.