County titles decided
The Stewartry County Championship finals took place at Spalding on Sunday.
There were three finals in the morning. In the senior fours, Auchencairn’s John McGarrie, Stuart Crossan, George Davidson and Joe Caldow beat Brian McClune, David Gourlay, Willie True and Colin Campbell of Kirkcudbright by 17 shots to 15.
Auchencairn took a second title when Scott and Elly McCubbin beat Dalbeattie’s Billy McMinn and Anne Tait 13-9 in the mixed pairs.
The third of the morning’s finals saw Ronan Crossan and James Richardson of Dalbeattie beat Alan Davies and Gavin Green of Castle Douglas by a single shot after an extra end to take the pairs title.
In the afternoon, Ewan McMinn beat Peter Brown 21-17 in an all-Kirkcudbright junior singles final.
Dalbeattie’s James Richardson won a second title, when he, Stevie and Billy McMinn and Dennis McKnight, beat Willie Green, Willie Brydson, David Green and Tommy Caven 1817 in the fours final.
In the triples, Melvin McTaggart, Scott Davies and Billy Shennan of Dalbeattie beat New Abbey’s Keith Shuttleworth, Hugh Robertson and Oliver Clingan by 18 shots to 17.
The singles final did not take place. Stewart Gilmour of Castle Douglas withdrew and New Abbey’s Keith Shuttleworth was declared champion.
The players were commended for their spirit and sportsmanship throughout the day and the presentations were made by president John Peacock, his wife Elizabeth and Ian Bendall, who sponsors the association through Golden Charter.
In addition to the day’s winners, the league and Top Five trophies were presented to Castle Douglas and the Senior League Trophy to Spalding.
Singles winner Keith Shuttleworth from New Abbey (right) and sponsor Ian Bendall
Right Senior league winners were Spalding Bowling Club
Fours Winners from Dalbeattie were Billy McMinn, Dennis McKnight, Stevie McMinn and James Richardson
Triples winner William Shennan, Scott Davies and Melvin McTaggart with Ian Bendall presenting the prize
Senior fours Winners were George Davidson, John McGarrie, Joe Caldow and Stewart Crossan from Auchencairn