Around the bowl­ing greens

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

BURN­SIDE

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.

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