Around the greens
Last Saturday Burnside hosted four teams from Partick, Bellahouston , Killermount and Sandyhill Bowling clubs in our annual City Cup match.
A highly competitive game developed with wins for two home teams with the other two teams being defeated.
Overall the home team managed victory with the overall score being Burnside 76 and Glasgow 73.
A smashing day was had by all with thanks once again to Nancy and her catering team for providing the purvey.
In the Glasgow League fixture against Nitshill BC the Burnside away team managed a draw with the home team losing.
It was a bad week in the R&D triples with Burnside losing both home and away fixtures.
In the Cambuslang District Seniors Burnside managed a home win with this being offset by an away reverse.
Burnside also hosted our traditional annual fixture with the Burnside and Blairbeth Church church which as always was enjoyed by all who participated. On this occasion there was no divine intervention and Burnside BC were victorious on the night.
Many of the club tournaments are now reaching the serious stages with finals weekend at the end of August.
On Friday night the Burnside Triples tournament reached quarter finals stage with some cracking matches. The bottom half of the draw threw up an upset which saw the unfancied team of R Davie, M Stirratt with new member A Shanks mopping up at the back disposing of the current holders of the title skipped by P Docherty .
It was a strange game with both sides getting bogged down at times and the lead changing hands on a regular basis until A Shanks delivered the final bowl to seal the game to dump the holders out the competition.
Flushed with success the threesome will roll forward to further action this coming Friday, August 14..
The Monday night aggregate was won by the experienced outfit skipped by David Robertson Jnr with Chris Allan, Steve Jackson and Iain McIntosh making up the numbers. round of the GBA as Eaglesham was unplayable. Only the Pairs of David McMonagle and David Hutchinson won and so Crookston won the match 6 points to 2.
On Wednesday it was the Ladies GBA final at Linthouse and this time the Kingswood Fours were up against Kelvindale. The Kingswood team started very well and took an early lead of 8-1, but this was not to last as Kelvindale begun to capture the green and ran out worthy winners.
Last Thursday in the gents Cathcart league, Kingswood secured three wins from four against Wellcroft, but the league is beyond them.
Kingswood also played in the Glasgow league against Anniesland and secured two wins. Hopes are high for promotion back to the Premier League after relegation from it last year.
Also last Thursday the ladies played in the female equivalent of the Parliamentary Trophy originally sponsored by Caroline Harris, wife of former MP Tom Harris.
Kingswood hosted the presentation as winners from last year. Each club fields three triples teams and this year only Wellcroft won all their matches and lifted the trophy.
Finally, last Sunday the Kingswood Mixed Triples was held and the two teams that competed in the final were Alison Robertson, Joe McKeown and Alan Brown against Isobel Docherty, Yvonne Marr and Billy Thomson. The final was a very close match and with the game against, Billy threw his last bowl and trailed the jack to win the match and trophy.
Yvonne Marr, Billy Thomson and Isobel Docherty
Mugshot Jack and Sylvia Leonard took the booby prize and won a pair of mugs at Kirkhill
Dynamic Duo President Roy Linder and Ladies Past President Ann Wilson