County ti­tles de­cided

The Galloway News - - READER TRAVEL - Jack High

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

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