Last Tuesday evening the Glasgow Top Ten team failed to continue in the tournament after losing out to Titwood at Mearns. The next goal is success in the Glasgow Top Five tournament, which starts on Wednesday evening at Giffnock.
Rutherglen play Whitefield this Tuesday evening in the R and D Triples league.
In the Cambuslang and District league last week Rutherglen shared the points with Mount Florida. This morning, Wednesday, the club play against Kingswood.
There was no internal tournament played last Saturday but the members had a very enjoyable social evening with a summer banquet provided by Be Different and a cabaret/dance.
This Saturday the club tournament is the 2+2 (two home and two visiting players). This game is sponsored by Fosters Funeral Care and Heineken.
All the club internal tournaments are reaching the semi-final stages. The confirmed semis are: Vice President’s – Alan Anderson v Martin Waters and Ian Latta v Bill McIntosh. Ladies Medal – Jack Ferguson v Murray Yule, Alistair Riach v Mark Kelsey. Nominated Pairs – Ronnie McDonald and Jim Malloch v Ian Paul and Kenny Grummitt, Alex Hutton and Alastair Dick v Andy Gorman and Mark Kelsey. Senior Pairs – Ian Hamilton and Alistair Riach v Billy Ross and Jimmy Simpson, Jim Malloch and Jim Lindsay v Stuart McIntosh and Alex McGregor.
The Monday evening aggregate game was won by Billy Doyle and Danny Reid. Mary McIntyre and Maureen Lewis lost to holders Baillieston at Shotts in the LWBA pairs semi-final last Wednesday. On a positive note for the ladies section the total raised for motor neurone disease was £1256. All charity attention now turns to the coffee morning on Friday, September 23.
This Saturday the club will host 11 Gents Super Series singles qualifiers at 10am and a further eight qualifiers at 2pm. Four Halfway players have been drawn to play at home. Martin McIlree, Stewart Conway and David Fergus will all play first round matches at 10am. If they win they will join Tommy Allison in the second round at 2pm. The winners will play at Garrowhill on Sunday afternoon with a place in the finals at Kelvingrove Park at stake.
Halfway have four gents pairs and two ladies pairs taking part in the pairs qualifiers the following weekend.
Last Saturday saw the Tennents Triples take place. Twenty-four teams battled it out and winners were Tommy Allison, Alex Hayes and Brian Page, who defeated Hugh Gebbie, John MacFarlane and Stephen McIntyre in the final.
This Sunday sees the Ladies Tildesley Triples (sponsored by John Kerr) take place with a 9.30am for 10am start. The ladies also travel to Troon Portland on Thursday for their annual friendly.
The Lanarkshire League resumed last Friday and both teams were unlucky. In Division 3, away to Overtown and Waterloo, one rink had a convincing win but the other two lost close games that went right down to the last bowl.
The Division 10 team had to pick up at least four points at home to Eddlewood. They were on course for a good result but a late surge from the visitors saw them leave with five points out of six. Both teams are at home this week, with Division 3 playing Blackwood Victoria and Division 10 playing Wishaw.
On the seniors front the Section 2 team lost at home and drew away to Uddingston. The Section 3 team won home and away against Hamilton Caley. The Gemmell Trophy continues this week with games against Kirkhill and Burnside coming up.
All sheets are on the bowls house noticeboard for the September tournaments. The Dalton Triples will now take place on Sunday, September 11, instead of September 10. In the Rutherglen District Bowling Association Triples league on Tuesday, August 2, Cambuslang lost at home but won the away game against Tollcross BC. Yesterday (Tuesday) the club were due to play home and away to Templeton BC
Today,Wednesday, August 3, in the Cambuslang District Seniors Rinks League Cambuslang had two rinks at home against Whitefield BC and won one and lost one. Today the club are away against Kirkhill BC at 10.30am.
Monday points: Robert Park, Alex Hay, Richard McInall Senior, 11 up.
Last Thursday, ladies v gents, Trish Coyle, Cathie Meikle, John Irvine were 12 up. The Glasgow Cup is on August 13.
On Saturday, August 20, Cambuslang have a £500 sponsored Birrell Corrance mixed 2+1 tournament. Any interested teams can contact the club secretary.
Cambuslang BC welcomed a reunion party from the 219th Glasgow Boys’ Brigade company from Bridgeton on Monday, August 8, and former Captain Tom Williams was presented with a long service certificate. Tom had travelled from Leicester with his family to be at the reunion. After the heady heights of the National Championships at Northfield last week it is back to regular business.
The Top Ten notched up a comfortable victory against their opponents from Colville Park and now progress to meet Quarter in the second round.
The Lanarkshire Rinks Leagues returned after the break on Friday night with mixed fortunes. The Division 8 team gained two wins and one loss against Uddingston and the Division 18 team’s bid for promotion hit the buffers with three losses away to Bellshill Mossend. This week the Division 8 team travel to Clarkston and the Division 18 team are away to Victoria Coatbridge.
In the Tuesday night RDBA Triples League both teams continued their poor form with losses against Croftfoot.
The seniors played in the Andrew Faulds trophy on Thursday. A full house of 24 teams played out a fantastic day of bowls, culminating in a win for the Whitefield team of Jim Welsh, Jim Kearney and Eddie McCormack, who beat another home team of Bill Grant, Ian Peden and Tom McLinden.
On Saturday the ladies played their two- bowl singles tournament, with Heather Blair winning the final against Margaret Fellows.
This Saturday is the president’s annual charity day. The nominated charity is Rutherglen Community Carers. Anyone who wants to take part in the mixed rinks competition can call the club on 0141 641 2809 after 7.30pm and ask for president David Russell.
Monday night’s aggregate was won by Jim Molloy, Brian Martin and Michael Rodgers, who were 21 shots up. It was not a great week for Burnside in external competitions. Both teams lost in the Rutherglen and District.
In the club’s senior fours it was a win for the home team and a reverse for Burnside’s squad who were on the road.
A similar result in the Glasgow League ended an indifferent week. Burnside defeated Maryhill at home but this result was cancelled out by their team playing at Maryhill.
Quarter- finals of most internal competitions, including the championship and Presidents Prize, must be completed by August 14. The list is now up for the club’s two-bowl pair tournament on August 20 and names are required as soon as possible .
The Monday night aggregate game was very well attended and won by a surprise package of Chrissie Allan, Joe McFadyen, Jack McCutchieson and Stevie Leonard.
Dougie Noddings and Benny Brown (left) beat Ann MacAlpine and John Meikle in the mixed pairs final
Whitefield Claire Walker and Mark O’Hagan were in action at the National Championships in Ayr
Runner-up Mark O’Hagan lost to Jack Harkness from Annan in the gents’ juniors at Ayr