End of season bowls awards
Top players honoured as silver is handed out
Rutherglen Bowling Club brought down the curtain on an entertaining year on the greens as they held their last internal tournament of the season.
The Hutcheon Trophy, which is a balloted fours format, was won by Ian Latta, Les Warnock, Wallace Hay and Bobby King. The victorious team beat Ian Barr, George Beattie, Billy Doyle and Murray Yule in the final.
Rutherglen ladies had a presentation of prizes on Thursday while the gents prize-giving took place on Saturday night.
●At Burnside BC’s annual prizegiving last week, Cammy Taylor claimed three trophies after getting back to his best this season, including the Presidents Prize and the Bet Fred Trophy.
He also won, with the help of teammate Iain Mackintosh, the Nominated Pairs trophy. The Balloted Two Bowl Pairs provided a great shock when it was won by Kenneth Stirratt and Peter Monaghan.
The pairs tournaments are always keenly fought and John Sinclair and Peter Monaghan took the Vice President Pairs.
Kenny surprised everyone a second time when he won the Nominated Two Bowl Pairs with the support of Iain Mackintosh. The Mixed Pairs Cup was won by Mrs. J. Robertson and Mr A. Neil.
The Nominated Triples was once again keenly fought with the team of Peter Monaghan, David Lyburn and Andrew Wilson combining youth, age and experience to lift the trophy.
Burnside’s JVP Fours trophy is always a favourite at the club and this year the team of Eddie Stewart, Jim Burns, Jack Connolly masterfully skipped by Walter Matthews tasted victory.
●At Halfway and District, in the rescheduled George Mair Triples, sponsored by Donachie Chartered Accountants, 18 of the original 22 entered teams participated.
The eventual winners were the Templeton triple of Shanice Goodwin, Eddie Mellon and Robert Pye. They defeated the Halfway triple of Hugh Gebbie, John MacFarlane and Stephen McIntyre in a close final.
John Murray and Jim Wilson beat Robert Thomson and Martin McIlree in an entertaining match in the Gents Senior Pairs final.
●At Cambuslang BC, The Ladies annual Betty Keary tournament was won by Mary McCormack being presented with the trophy by Sandy Keary.
The Balloted Pairs tournament also took place on Saturday, September 30 where honorary president Ian Skillen and Ralph Caldwell took the honours in the twelve team competition.
Betty Keary Tournament champion Mary McCormack is presented with the trophy by Sandy Keary