Around the greens

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Mur­ray Spooner

Half­way and District

David Fer­gus took part in the in­ter­na­tional trial game at Partick BC on Sun­day and will find out this week if he has been se­lected for the forth­com­ing Bri­tish Isles cham­pi­onships at Llan­didrod Wells. The ties will be played on July 2 and 3 at the Mid Wales venue.

David’s La­nark­shire South county rink and over­all team kept their 100 per cent record go­ing af­ter beat­ing Ren­frew­shire South at the week­end. This week­end they travel to Sand­head, Stran­raer, to face Wig­town­shire. David also won his cham­pion of cham­pi­ons last 16 game on Sun­day night 21-17 against Coal­burn and will now play at New­mains this Sun­day night at 6.30pm where he will face Mother­well.

Half­way trav­elled to Red Deer on Sun­day in the first round of top five sin­gles and came away with a 4-1 vic­tory. They will now play Ud­dingston away this Sun­day at 2pm in the sec­ond round.

In the Bowls Scot­land district 19 qual­i­fiers the gents sin­gles and triples both lost nar­rowly on Fri­day night. The pairs and fours en­tered the fray on Tues­day night, re­sults to fol­low next week. The se­niors still have a sin­gles and fours in the last 16 with th­ese games also tak­ing place yes­ter­day, Tues­day, af­ter­noon.

The ladies are also do­ing well and the sin­gles and pairs made it through to the district semi fi­nals af­ter vic­to­ries on Sun­day. The games will take place at Black­wood and Both­well re­spec­tively on Satur­day at 2pm. Taylor Gray played her un­der 25 sin­gles on Tues­day night at Raploch and vic­tory will see her play at Black­wood on Satur­day af­ter­noon. The ladies se­nior fours are also still in­volved and will play their quar­ter fi­nal game at Half­way on Fri­day af­ter­noon. The fours lost their game on Sun­day af­ter­noon. Mary and Char­lie McIn­tyre won their first round mixed pairs last Wed­nes­day and will play their next round tonight, Wed­nes­day, at Les­ma­hagow.

In the gents LBA ties the fours and se­nior fours lost their games last Thurs­day but the pairs and triples made it through to the district semi fi­nals. Th­ese will be played at Shet­tle­ston on Thurs­day night. The un­der 45s made it through to the district fi­nal af­ter a good vic­tory over a strong Bell­shill and Mossend team. This will be played at Gar­rowhill on Satur­day morn­ing at 10am and Fox­ley are the op­po­nents.

In the gents RDBA ties the pairs and se­nior fours made it through to the semi fi­nals. Th­ese took place on Tues­day with a place in the fi­nals to be held at Cam­bus­lang on Fri­day, June 17 up for grabs.

In the Ladies WOSWBA ties the pairs and triples both lost nar­rowly on Mon­day but He­len Tor­rance made it through in the sin­gles.

The se­niors had two wins against Ud­ston on Mon­day in sec­tion two but lost their two games against White­moss in sec­tion three.

This Satur­day sees the Clyde Re­frig­er­a­tion in­vi­ta­tion rinks take place at Half­way and District. Twenty teams will bat­tle it out for the hon­ours with a 9.30am for 10am start. Also com­ing up soon are the Con­dor­rat friendly game ( gents at home, ladies away) on June 11, the Joe Nel­son Cup (ladies pairs) on June 18 and the gents in­vi­ta­tion pairs on June 19. The sheets are on the no­tice boards in the bowls house for th­ese games. Ladies Day, spon­sored by Drum­sagard Acad­emy, was post­poned from the usual April date. This will now be held on Satur­day, July 30 at 1pm.


A busy week for Cam­bus­lang in­cluded their an­nual Ladies 2 + 1 on Satur­day, May 28, where the fi­nal saw host Mary Irvine of Cam­bus­lang part­nered by Myra McMullen and Tracy Ste­wart of White­field win against Cathie Meikle of the home club part­nered by San­dra Hughes and Au­drey Stod­dart of Half­way.

The 25th an­niver­sary of the an­nual John Mac­far­lane Memo­rial tour­na­ment, Sun­day, May 29, was won by a rink con­sist­ing of Wil­lie Rae of Cam­bus­lang, part­nered by John Kerr from Half­way plus Brian Pearce and John Stir­ling, both of Carmyle.

This year, the se­lected char­ity was REACH La­nark­shire Autism, a lo­cal char­ity which sup­ports fam­i­lies who have a young per­son with this con­di­tion liv­ing in South La­nark­shire. A spe­cial thanks went to the ster­ling ef­forts of tour­na­ment or­gan­iser Glenda Mont­gomery, as­sisted by bowl­ing supremo Alan John­ston. Club pres­i­dent Richard McI­nall ju­nior was able to present a cheque for al­most £1,900 to the char­ity, and both they and the or­gan­is­ers would like to ex­press their grat­i­tude to all the bowlers and friends who took part and gave so will­ingly on the day and not least to their many generous spon­sors. This brings the to­tal raised for char­ity by this an­nual event to £56,700.

Weather over the week­end was mag­nif­i­cent and it is to be hoped it might last for a lit­tle longer and carry for­ward to Satur­day, June 4 for Cam­bus­lang’s an­nual spon­sored triples tour­na­ment, for which 20 teams of three are en­tered. Play com­mences at 10am, and the club looks for­ward to meet­ing up with some old friends who have sup­ported this event for many years, trav­el­ling each year from as far away as Troon.


Last Fri­day saw the club be­gin their cam­paign in the Scot­tish Cham­pi­onships. It was a tremen­dously suc­cess­ful night as ev­ery team won. In the La­nark­shire Sin­gles Michael O’Ha­gan de­feated the rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Or­bis­ton and will now play against Ud­dingston in the district semi fi­nal. The triples team of Mark Law, Alas­dair Pa­ton and Michael Docherty also had an ex­cel­lent win.

On Sun­day the Gents played their first game in the Mil­len­nium sin­gles and had a com­fort­able 5-0 win against Gart­cosh. Hope­fully they can keep up the per­for­mance lev­els and de­fend the tro­phy they won last year.

The Mon­day night ag­gre­gate was won by Jimmy Welsh and Michael Rodgers who fin­ished four shots up.

In the RDBA, the triples team of Jim McGuire, Steven Boyd and Ed­die McCor­mack won through to the semi fi­nals by de­feat­ing Tem­ple­ton and they will now face Cam­bus­lang on their home green. Michael O’Ha­gan had a good win against last year’s run­ner up from Kirkhill. How­ever due to Bowls Scot­land com­mit­ments he will not be able to play in the semi fi­nal and will re­placed by Chris Knape.


Club Cham­pion Mur­ray Paul made it through to the last 16 of the Glas­gow Bowl­ing As­so­ci­a­tion sin­gles last Wed­nes­day evening. This week he plays at Ea­gle­sham.

In the Bowls Scot­land district games last Thurs­day the sin­gles, triples, fours, se­nior sin­gles ‘A’ and ‘B’ and the se­niors fours ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ teams won through to the next round on Thurs­day. The mixed pairs also play this week­end at Croft­foot.

In the RDBA cham­pi­onships the sin­gles, pairs and se­nior fours play in the semi fi­nals this week.

Two wins at home and an away win against North Bri­tish BC main­tains a good run in the North Eastern League.

In the Cam­bus­lang and District Se­niors’ League Ruther­glen had two wins at White­field BC. This week’s game is against Mount Florida BC.

In last Satur­day’s 4-3- 2-1 tour­na­ment, spon­sored by Spec­savers, Ruther­glen, two teams fin­ished on 15 points but, with a higher shots dif­fer­ence, the team of Alis­tair Val­lance, Tom Pol­lock, Les Warnock and Alas­dair Camp­bell just pipped Stephen Clark, Alan C Robin­son, Alan B Robin­son and Billy Ross.

The Mon­day evening ag­gre­gate game was won by Joe Paul, Danny Reid and Gary Kelsey.

Win­ners Ruther­glen BC’s 4-3-2-1 win­ners: Alis­tair Val­lance, Tom Pol­lock, Les Warnock and Alas­dair Camp­bell

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