In the Bowls Scotland district games Rutherglen’s singles, triples, fours and senior fours all won through to the semifinals to be played this Thursday evening, June 16.
Last week in the R&D championships the singles, pairs and senior fours all won through to the finals which are to be played at Cambuslang BC on Friday, June 17.
In the North Eastern League on Friday evening Rutherglen picked up eight out of 10 points against Parkhead BC.
With one game left this week against Kirkhill BC Rutherglen need the same or maximum points to put us in with a chance of promotion.
In the Cambuslang and District Senior’s League Rutherglen had one win and a draw at home against Kingswood BC. Next week’s game is against Cambuslang BC.
Rutherglen’s visit to Milton of Campsie BC for their annual friendly on Saturday, July 4 was enjoyed by both sets of players.
For the first time Rutherglen visited Troon BC last Sunday for a very enjoyable friendly match. It is hoped the club can repay the hospitality next year.
The Monday evening aggregate game was won by Billy Bryden and Gary Kelsey. Last Saturday saw the annual friendly matches take place against Condorrat.
The ladies were away and the gents were at home as the clubs battled it out for the Fergus trophy.
Halfway managed to win both games and brought both cups back to the club for the first time in a few years.
This Saturday sees the Joe Nelson Cup take place and 12 ladies pairs will take part with a noon start.
Sunday sees another busy day when over 40 teams will participate in the gents invitation pairs (sponsored by Jim and Audrey Stoddart). This will start at 9.30am for 10am.
Flo Thomson and Mary McIntyre lost in the final of the Bowls Scotland district 19 final on Sunday against Bothwell. The gents fell at the semi final stage last week in the senior singles, senior fours and fours.
There was better news in the WOSWBA when Helen Torrance beat Stonehouse 21-15 on Monday to reach the district final. This will be played at Hamilton Caley on Monday, June 27.
In the LWBA ties Fiona Firth made it through in the singles and Mary McIntyre and Helen Torrance made it through in the pairs. The triples of Sandra Hughes, Flo Thomson and May Fergus got knocked out.
The RDBA Triples league started last week and Halfway lost home and away against Rutherglen. This week’s opponents were St Leonards, next week’s are Tollcross.
Halfway will play Kirkhill in the Allan Chapman Trophy at Cambuslang tonight (Wednesday).
The seniors continued their good start to the season as one team beat Hamilton Caley home and away and the other team won one and lost one against Larkhall.
They also made it through to the second round of the top 10 after beating Bothwell away last Thursday. They are at home in the next round this Thursday morning. In the knockout ties Jim Wilson won his singles and one of the pairs also made it through.
David Fergus’s Lanarkshire South team lost their first game of the season on Saturday but they are still on course to qualify for the knockout stages and will play Stewartry at Creetown this Saturday.
The Lanarkshire League starts on Friday, June 24. Any member wishing to play should put their name on the sheet in the bowls house before Saturday.
The sheets are also on the boards for the Ladies Triples sponsored by Painter Engineering ( Sunday, July 3), Gents friendly v Cambuslang (Saturday, July 9), balloted pairs (Saturday, July 16), Ladies Rosebowl (Saturday, July 23) and Ladies Day sponsored by Drumsagard Academy (Saturday, July 30). Rutherglen District Bowling Association triples league commenced on Tuesday, June 7 and Cambuslang lost both games to St Leonards BC.
On Tuesday, June 13 Cambuslang play home and away to Overtoun Park BC.
The RDBA Chapman Finals will take place at Cambuslang BC on Wednesday, June 15 at 6.30pm when all clubs will play for the trophy. The draw is: Croftfoot v Tollcross; St Leonards v Whitefield; Overtoun Park v Cambuslang; Templeton v Kingswood; Halfway and District v Kirkhill; Burnside v Rutherglen. On Friday , June 17, at 6.30pm the RDBA Championship Finals will take place at Cambuslang BC.
This will consist of a singles, pairs, triples, senior rinks, under 16 singles finals plus the final of the Gilliland League; Kingswood BC v St Leonard’s BC
On Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 of June all visitors are welcome to attend (free) to watch the bowls and use the club’s facilities. The bar will be open.
Cambuslang District Seniors Rinks League. Last Wednesday ( June 8) Cambuslang had two rinks at home against Kirkhill BC and won lost both games.
This Wednesday, June 15 the team are away against Rutherglen BC at 10.30am.
On Monday, June 13 the evening points game was won by pair Alex Hay and John McLaughlan, five shots up.
This Saturday, June 18 the club travels to Udston BC in Burnbank to play the second leg of the Challenge Ryder Cup. Cambuslang take a 16 point lead from the home game.
The Ladies are hosting the Lanarkshire Rinks on Wednesdays 15, 22 and 29 of June and their annual parish game with Halfway BC is on Thursday, June 16 at home with a 2pm start. It was a busy week once again at Burnside BC with the main event on Saturday being the annual invitation triples.
It was well attended and enjoyed by all with eventual winners being the experienced Croftfoot trio of Bobby Farr, Daniel O’Neil and Pat Ferry with the Burnside outfit skipped by Iain McIntosh coming second. Thanks to president David Roberston and Sandy Scrimgeour for making the day ran smoothly throughout and also to the sponsors Maxium for their donation of Famous Grouse prizes and Barrier Alarms for their donation of prize money.
In other matches Burnside had mixed fortunes. On Friday evening the under 45 team were soundly beaten by Kingswood BC in the district finals but fortunately the team are young enough to get many attempts to secure this title.
In the SBA Senior singles Peter Horne narrowly lost out, however club champion Stevie Jackson secured victory to take him through to semi final stage. In the Rutherglen and District triples league won at home however had a reverse in away fixture.
The prime accolade this week was achieving victory in the District Charity Cup. The team of Chris Allan, Kenny Stirratt, Andrew Haxton and skipped by Walter Matthews were 22 shots up against luckless opponents Castlemilk. This district victory now takes the team to the Glasgow semi against Cardonald BC at Kingswood later this month.
Members are reminded that Ladies Day will take place this Saturday and also that the first round of the Centenary Handicap closes on Sunday.
On Monday the aggregate was won again by skip Walter Matthews who is amassing vouchers at the rate of Boots McDonald last season. Other members were Edward Stewart, AI Couper and PC Monackan. The raffle raised £39. In the under 25s Scottish Championship, Mark O’Hagan defeated Stonehouse in the semi final before winning the final against his opponent from Dalserf. Mark now progresses to Northfield for the national finals.
Hot on his heels, the Triples of Andy Stewart, Michael O’Hagan and Michael Docherty beat Blantyre in the Semi Final and then followed that up in the District final by beating Whitemoss in an exciting match which went to an extra end. The Triples also progress to the national finals.
Not to be outdone, Claire Walker won the under 25s ladies district final 21-17 to qualify for the national finals.
Unfortunately, the pairs of Andy O’Hagan and Ian McShane Snr having done so well previously in the competition, lost in their semi final against Dalserf.
What a marvellous effort by all concerned and the club are extremely proud of their achievements.
In the LBA championship, Michael O’Hagan lost 21-16 in the District singles final against Motherwell Miners Welfare. The Triples of Mark Law, Alasdair Paton Jr and Michael Docherty beat Dalzell in a thrilling finale, winning by one shot after a measure and now progress to the semi finals.
In the RDBA Triples League, a sluggish start saw both teams lose their opening fixture against Tollcross.
Alex Hart represents the club in the junior final of the RDBA Championship on Friday night at Cambuslang and the club wish him well. He also played in the Greater Glasgow Youth Bowling Association on Sunday at the North British Bowling Club. Although Alex didn’t fare too well on the day, he has picked up invaluable experience.
In the LBA Seniors, Whitefield A lost both matches against Blantyre while Whitefield B fared slightly better, winning one and losing the other against Blackwood.
On Saturday, the Ladies hosted their 2+ 1 tournament which was won by Mary Smith, Elaine Ralston and Josie McGeogh.
Finally, Monday nights aggregate was won by John Hurles and Jim McGuire who were 16 shots up. Twenty eight Overtoun stalwarts braved a chilly evening to compete in the annual Gala 2 bowl singles competition on Friday.
Some of the new bowlers gave the old hands a run for their money and there were some close games going to an extra end. In the semi, Jamie Jamieson took Barbara Drummond to an extra end before she went on to meet John Meikle in the final.
John got off to a good start but Barbara fought back and again there was an extra end to decide the winner. It was close but John couldn’t displace Barbara’s bowl from the Jack and so she ended up
Overtoun Gala 2 Bowl winner Barbara Drummond with runner-up John Meikle
Toast Burnside’s triples invitational was a huge success