Kirkhill mem­bers bowled over

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports Round-up -

Three mem­bers of Kirkhill Bowl­ing Club got a be­hind the scenes look at the tele­vised In­ter­na­tional In­door Bowls last month.

Vice pres­i­dent John O’Brien, Tom O’Brien and Frank Burns took ad­van­tage of a spon­sored ticket and trans­port of­fer from Co-Op­er­a­tive Fu­neral Care, who are the bowls club’s Com­mon­wealth Tro­phy spon­sors.

The trio were chauf­feured from Kirkhill Bowl­ing Club to the venue in Perth in a limo, to watch two games from grand­stand seats.

On ar­rival they had lunch in the same fa­cil­ity used by the play­ers and got free passes to the BBC play­ers’ gallery over­look­ing the por­ta­ble in­door rink.

John said: “It was fas­ci­nat­ing to see what was hap­pen­ing be­hind the scenes and to re­alise the play­ers use the TV mon­i­tors to check bowl po­si­tions at the other end of the rink when de­cid­ing what shot to play. The au­di­ence were ini­tially very quiet, but as ties pro­gressed and al­le­giances formed, the crowd got be­hind their favourites more vo­cally.”

Day out Frank Burns, Tom O’Brien and Vice Pres­i­dent John O’Brien at the In­ter­na­tional in­door bowls

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