Around the greens

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This Fri­day’s North East­ern League game is against Shet­tle­ston BC.

In the R and D cham­pi­onship semi­fi­nals last Tues­day at Ruther­glen, the club’s sin­gles, Barry Fin­layson, and pairs, Jim Mallin and Jim Lind­say, both had fine wins to take them through to the fi­nals at Over­toun on Fri­day, June 16.

The se­nior fours beat Gar­rowhill at Vic­to­ria Park in the GBA cham­pi­onships last Wed­nes­day and now play in the quar­ter-fi­nals at Bel­la­hous­ton this Wed­nes­day afternoon.

In the Bowls Scot­land district play-offs the fours and se­nior fours won through to the semi-fi­nal stage. Ruther­glen is host­ing one of the district semi-fi­nals to­mor­row, Thurs­day, evening.

On Satur­day the club en­ter­tained Mil­ton of Camp­sie BC in their an­nual friendly match. The game was played in the usual friendly but com­pet­i­tive spirit and, at the end of the day, hav­ing ex­pe­ri­enced thun­der­storms and bril­liant sun­shine the re­sult of the game was a win for ev­ery­one. White­field have a num­ber of mem­bers out rep­re­sent­ing the club in the Na­tional Cham­pi­onship district qual­i­fiers.

The triples team of Andy Ste­wart, Michael O’Ha­gan and Michael Docherty have reached the semi-fi­nal stage and the club would like to wish them good luck along with their ladies se­nior fours team of Agnes Fitz­patrick, He­len Flan­ni­gan, Bar­bara Mor­ris and Joyce Kelly. They will play in the semi-fi­nals and hope­fully the fi­nal on Tues­day at Stone­house. Un­for­tu­nately, Michael Docherty lost out on Sunday in the un­der 25 event.

The gents top five played their first tie in the LBA Millennium Tro­phy and won against a spir­ited Air­drie team. On Sunday, June 11, White­field host their next op­po­nents, Raploch, with the tie com­menc­ing at 2pm.

The gents in­vi­ta­tion pairs tour­na­ment will be held on Satur­day, June 17. If any­one wishes to play, they must en­sure their name is on the en­try form posted on the competition no­tice board along with the name of their play­ing part­ner.

On Satur­day, the club hosted the an­nual ladies 1+1. In be­tween the show­ers and the thun­der­storms, a crack­ing tour­na­ment was played and the even­tual win­ners were Agnes Fitz­patrick and Janet Moore who beat Heather Blair and May Best in the fi­nal.

The ladies 2+1 will be held on Satur­day. The club would like to stress that if some­one has not yet con­firmed their en­try, please en­sure that their name is on the en­try form posted on the competition no­tice board along with the name of their play­ing part­ners or con­tact An­drea Russell no later than Wed­nes­day evening.

The se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tive games con­tin­ued in the Cam­bus­lang and District League. White­field played Kingswood in the two rink for­mat and lost both ties. The team cur­rently sits fourth in the ta­ble.

The Gilliland League con­cluded with vic­tory against St Leonards and White­field fin­ished a cred­itable third spot in the ta­ble.

In the LBA Se­niors District 26 ties, re­cent re­sults saw de­feats for White­field A against Larkhall B in both their matches, with White­field B pick­ing up a draw and a loss against Hamil­ton Ca­ley D.

The ladies ag­gre­gate is played to­day, Wed­nes­day, and as with the gents, starts at 7pm prompt. Last week’s win­ners were Heather Blair and Phyllis Boyd. Burn­side ex­pe­ri­enced a hec­tic sched­ule of games with mixed re­sults in the past week.

In the Cam­bus­lang and District Se­niors league, the club’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives saw a slight im­prove­ment in re­cent re­sults when one team lost and one tasted vic­tory. The club hailed the win­ning team of Dougie John­ston, Jim Der­win, Peter Mon­aghan and skip David Robert­son Jnr.

The Ruther­glen and District cham­pi­onship games un­for­tu­nately saw a long list of de­feats. The one high­light was a fifth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory for the Gilliland Section A team of Dougie John­ston, Scott Steven­son, Christo­pher Allan and skip Marc Stir­ratt. Ev­ery­one at the club wishes them luck when they play in the fi­nal on June 16.

Young Andrew Wil­son savoured vic­tory in his Glas­gow Bowl­ing As­so­ci­a­tion ju­nior sin­gles tie and now pro­gresses through to the fourth round.

The Bowls Scot­land ties saw an­other great set of re­sults. Both Andrew Wil­son and Jack Con­nolly brought back wins in their ju­nior sin­gles games. The triples also won with the team of Ste­vie Jack­son, Cammy Tay­lor and Marc Stir­ratt. The fours team of Scott Steven­son, A. Hay, Ge­of­frey McNee and Andrew Wil­son also rep­re­sented the club well with a win.

The over 55’s fan­tas­tic four of Ed­die Nairn, James El­burn, David Ly­burn and skip Boots McDon­ald rounded up a great week with a hard fought win.

The Mon­day night ag­gre­gate game was won by Mike Heyes, Alis­tair Neil, Pete Mon­aghan and Peter Horne show­ing that ex­pe­ri­ence can win over youth­ful ex­u­ber­ance.

As Burn­side head in to the busi­ness end of the com­pe­ti­tions, the club wish all who rep­re­sent them good luck in their re­spec­tive games. Last Satur­day saw the Clyde Refrigeration In­vi­ta­tion Rinks take place at Half­way and District. Twenty teams bat­tled it out for the hon­ours and even­tual win­ners were John Smith, Char­lie McIn­tyre, Hugh Geb­bie and John Kerr who de­feated the White­field rink of Davy Cana­van, John Law, Gerry Boyd and Steven Boyd.

This Satur­day sees the Fer­gus Tro­phy played for when Half­way take on old friends Con­dor­rat. The ladies are at home and the gents are away.

The club will host the Ladies Bowls Scot­land District 19 fi­nals on Sunday afternoon with the win­ners mak­ing it through to the na­tional fi­nals at North­field. The gents semi-fi­nals will be held at Half­way next Tues­day night.

The se­niors are still go­ing strong in their quest for a place at North­field.

Jacky Fer­gus and Jim Wil­son made it through in the sin­gles and the rinks had a nar­row vic­tory in their first round game. The gents triples lost by a sin­gle shot in their district quar­ter-fi­nal last week.

Tay­lor Gray was also de­feated in her un­der 25 semi-fi­nal at Both­well last Satur­day and the triples and fours lost their games too. Fiona Firth was knocked out of the sin­gles. Pat McWil­liams is in the semi-fi­nal of the se­nior sin­gles. The semis and fi­nals were played at Stone­house on Tues­day, re­sults to fol­low next week. Tay­lor Gray and Stephen McIn­tyre will play in the mixed pairs quar­ter-fi­nal at Strathaven on Wed­nes­day night after beat­ing Dou­glas Vic­to­ria at Strath­clyde last Wed­nes­day.

Martin Wil­son had an­other ex­cel­lent vic­tory in the LBA sin­gles last Thurs­day to make it through to the district fi­nal at White­field tonight, Wed­nes­day. Martin will now play White­moss for a place in the LBA semi-fi­nals. The rinks lost were un­lucky to lose their district semi-fi­nal last week after lead­ing for most of the game.

The Gilliland League team made it through to the RDBA fi­nals de­spite los­ing their last group game by one shot.

They will now play Burn­side in the fi­nal on June 16 at Over­toun Park. Alan Barr and John Kerr lost their pairs semi­fi­nal in a close game against Ruther­glen. The triples league started this week with Half­way play­ing Ruther­glen. Next week’s op­po­nents are Croft­foot.

Half­way gents faced last year’s run­ners up Glen­gowan in the first round of the Top Five on Sunday. With the sun shin­ing and the greens run­ning back to their fast pace the game went right down to the last bowl.

With the score at 2-2 Half­way’s Derek Pater­son was 20-18 down but ly­ing three only for his op­po­nent to play a crack­ing last bowl to seal the game and a place in the next round.

On the se­niors front the District 26 Mon­day morn­ing league team only man­aged one win from four against White­moss. The sin­gles and pairs knock­out ties started this week and the Top 10 are at home to East Kil­bride on Thurs­day.

David Fer­gus was part of the La­nark­shire South team that made it three wins on the bounce after beat­ing Dun­bar­ton­shire East at Mil­ton of Camp­sie on Satur­day. This Satur­day’s op­po­nents are Glas­gow South at Dalzell. The next big all day tour­na­ment at Half­way is the gents In­vi­ta­tion Pairs (spon­sored by Au­drey and Jim Stod­dart). This will take place on Sunday, June 18 .

If play­ers have not al­ready ap­pended their name on the sheet please do so by Mon­day at the lat­est.

Cham­pi­onsWin­ners from the Clyde Refrigeration In­vi­ta­tion rinks at Half­way and District John Smith, Char­lie Mcin­tyre, Hugh Geb­bie and John Kerr

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