Mary McIntyre and Maureen Lewis will play their LWBA pairs semi-final at Shotts this morning, Wednesday, at 10am. This Saturday sees the Tennents Triples take place with a 9.30am for 10am start. Twenty-four teams will participate in what is always a busy and enjoyable day at the club with 13 visiting teams in attendance.
Last Saturday saw Ladies Day, sponsored by Drumsagard Academy 2001s, take place and 48 players took part. Eventual winners were the unbeaten rink of Mark McCulley, Billy Orr, William Anderson and Rena Duncan who were the only team to win all four games. The club continued their fundraising for Motor Neuron Disease and the total now stands at over £1,000. The final total will follow soon.
The gents hosted Coatbridge in the first round of the top 10 on Sunday. The singles got off to a flyer with a good win before the pairs and triples lost their games. It all boiled down to the rinks but a one-shot victory for them was not enough and Halfway lost out overall by two shots. The Lanarkshire League restarts this Friday. The Division 3 team travel to Overtown and Waterloo and the Division 10 team host Eddlewood in a top of the table clash.
In a rain affected RDBA Triples, Halfway lost at home against Templeton last week and the away game was abandoned. This week’s opponents are Overtoun Park, next week’s are Croftfoot.
The following two Saturdays sees the club host Super Series qualifiers before finals day is held on Saturday, August 27. The Tildesley Triples, sponsored by John Kerr, takes place on Sunday, August 13.
The seniors continued their Gemmell Trophy campaign last week at Burnside and won 4-2. The seniors will also host the District 26 All Day Triples comp today, Wednesday.
Last week was busy on the greens with many of the internal competitions getting to the business end and quarter or semi-final stages for most. Burnside’s finals days are staggered over the weekend of August 24-26 and the first weekend of September so things are heating up.
Externally Burnside had a good week with only one reverse result in the Gemmill Trophy where Halfway Bowling Club won by four matches to two.
Elsewhere, Burnside managed a string of victories and in the Glasgow League Burnside defeated Anniesland BC home and away. This double result was repeated by the club’s Senior Fours on Wednesday.
In the Rutherglen and District Burnside’s home team won with the away game abandoned due to a torrential downpour making the game unplayable.
On Saturday the club held its traditional presidents night hosted by club president Davie Robertson Jnr. An excellent turnout played a quick game of bowls followed by a buffet and cabaret evening which was enjoyed by all.
A vote of thanks was given to Davie for his organisation skills and also paying for the evening as well as to his wife Pamela for attending to the catering. A raffle was held and a sum of £220 raised which will be donated at the end of the season with any other monies raised to a worthy cause and will be donated to the Crohn’s and Colitis Society.
Monday night saw normal service resumed with the return of Boots McDonald to the winning podium after a short absence. Boots skipped his way to take the prize together with the experienced duo of Stevie Leonard and Jim Gibson. In an emotional speech he thanked his opponents and also the club for kick starting his investment portfolio once again.
In the Bowls Scotland finals at Northfield last week Betty Duckett won her first game in the senior singles but then lost in the next round. The gents triples of Brian Connelly, Jimmy Simpson and Gary were knocked out on Friday after a valiant attempt being beaten by one shot. Congratulations to Betty and the triples team for reaching the finals.
In the Cambuslang and District League Rutherglen won both games in a postponed game last Monday evening then shared the points with Whitefield on the Wednesday morning. This morning, Wednesday, the club plays against Mount Florida.
On Friday evening Duncan Brodie narrowly lost in the preliminary round of the North Eastern League top ten singles. The pairs, triples and fours play their first round ties this Friday evening.
The club nominated mixed pairs tournament last Saturday was won by Helen Stevenson and Jim Malloch who beat Mavis Forbes and Gil Morgan in the final.
The Monday evening aggregate game was won by Ian Ferrell and Gil Morgan.