Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

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

Over­toun Park

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

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