East Lothian IBC club champion Billy Mellors is a strong looking title contender ahead of this weekend’s gent’s national singles playdown action that is being staged at the Dewars Centre in Perth.Read More
Three times garden county champion Mellors won the coveted national title back in 2015 and hopes are high that he will give another good account of himself in this year’s event. Mellors will face Kevin Brunton Snr of Dundee in the first round on the Saturday 2pm session of play. If successful he will return to Perth on Sunday morning for hopefully another two matches as he aims to book a place in the National Finals taking place at Blantyre IBC on weekend of January 6/7.
The ladies side from East Lothian IBC get the Scottish Ladies League campaign underway on Saturday when they welcome Dunfermline based club Abbeyview to the Alex Marshall Arena. Gordon Pryde has been named the new team manager of the ladies side and he has named the following side for his first match in charge. M.Murray, J.Russell, M.Kivlin, E.Logan skip A.Berwick, M.Penman, M.Thomson, J.Fairnie skip M.Devine, M.Hamilton, C.Ward, Y.Veitch skip J.McFarlane, P.Turner, G.Mackintosh, L.Baillie skip
The talented senior side played their first competitive game in the East B section of the Scottish Senior Leagues on Wednesday when they played host to Hawick based club Teviotdale. Former two times gents singles champion Dougie Berwick was set to make his debut for the senior side and was handed a skipping role along with Willie Wood MBE, Tommy Young and Alistair Russell. The senior next fixture is away to West Lothian on Wednesday October 11.
The gents side Scottish Premier League programme springs into its winter action on Saturday October 14 and they will open with a challenging away clash against Paisley.
Meanwhile the highly acclaimed youth coaching set-up at East Lothian IBC is now up and running with sessions being held on Friday’s 2-4pm and Saturday’s 8-10am. All those wishing to take part in Hat Games are reminded that these take place every Monday at 10am, Tuesday at 2pm and Saturday at Noon. These Hat Games are open to both members and non-members and would be an excellent introduction to the game for new bowlers or outdoor players wanting to sample the indoor game.
Turning attention back to the outdoor code and the draw for the 2018 Scottish Inter-County Top Ten recently took place and East Lothian champions Cockenzie & Port Seton have been handed a tough looking first round away tie against Dumfries on Sunday May 13.