East Lothian 6/7

Joe Mower of Haddington Bowling Club produced a big effort in his bid to bring the Gents Junior Singles crown of the British Isles Championships back to East Lothian and was on course for victory having led former Welsh colleague Ross Owen 18-16 then 20-19 in their prelim round encounter however the World champion was knocked out by the loss of a double.  Owen went onto land the title at Leamington Spa with wins over England (21-12) then Ireland (21-6).

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Edinburgh Weekly News 30/6

Budding teenage star Craig Mackintosh of London Road Foundry produced two big efforts in his bid to bring the Under 18 Singles Crown of The British Isles Championships back to Edinburgh and was heading for title glory at 14-9 up in the final; but faded on the run in to lose 21-16 to a strong finishing Jack Moffett of Ireland. Mackintosh had paraded his skills to great effect in his semi final where a whirlwind start to lead Dylan Hookings of Wales 16-5 inspired him to cross the line a 21-15 winner in 22-ends.

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West Lothian 28/6

Linlithgow star Gary Smith will spearhead the West Lothian Challenge in the final stages of the national championships at Ayr Northfield next month with the high profile England/Scotland cap capturing the Singles title in the District Finals played at Bankton Mains. 

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Edinburgh News Flash 27/6

Massive congratulations to Gifford’s world stage icon figure Alex ‘Tattie’ Marshall MBE on winning the Australian Open Men’s Fours title for a second consecutive year this time alongside Scotland teammate Ryan Burnett, Australian internationalist Nathan Rice and well known Irishman Jeremy Henry.  The four international stars put on a tremendous display, showing why they were one of the strong favourites to claim the $10,000 first prize.

East Lothian 29/6

Massive congratulations to Gifford’s world stage icon figure Alex ‘Tattie’ Marshall MBE on winning the Australian Open Men’s Fours title for a second consecutive year this time alongside Scotland teammate Ryan Burnett, Australian internationalist Nathan Rice and well known Irishman Jeremy Henry.  The four international stars put on a tremendous display, showing why they were one of the strong favourites to claim the $10,000 first prize.

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Edinburgh Weekly News 23/6

Dee Hoggan of East Lothian,and Tranent BC has stepped up on last years national title triumph by capturing the Women’s British Isles Singles Crown – defeating Judith Watson of Wales, 21-19, in an epic final of the championships played in Belfast.

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