Dechmont Forklift Trucks – a family run business based in Broxburn, West Lothian – has been announced as The Headline Sponsor of the 2017 Scottish Inter County Top Ten Championship a high profile event on the national bowls calendar that is celebrating its 36th year of competition.Read More
DFT is a major industrial player nationwide as Scotland’s Dealer for CAT Lift Trucks and Managing Director Davey Forrest is known to spend some of his hard earned leisure time as a member of Buchan Park Bowling Club. “I see at first hand the well-being activity and range of socialising benefits that the vast network of 860 clubs embraced by Bowls In Scotland brings to the nation in terms of community facilities and integration of the generations and I am happy to invest support in its structures”.
Carrick Knowe represent the Edinburgh banner as the 2016 qualifying champions of the capital city and expectations are high for a team packed with local super star talent; but face a formidable test on away territory in this Sunday’s prelim round action. The luck of the draw has pitched the Edinburgh champions against their Ayrshire counterparts, West Kilbride, in what is seen as a ‘top of the bill’ clash expected to produce an epic encounter in the battle for supremacy.
Eight of the Carrick Knowe 10 feature in the recently announced Edinburgh & Leith team for the Cities and Counties Hamilton Trophy campaign while the other two are E&L team manager Graham Pringle and Tait Trophy legend Colin Mitchell. Richard Tough leads the Carrick Knowe charge in the spearhead role of Singles player while Commonwealth Games internationalist Colin Mitchell skips Kevin Tennant in the Pairs. Scotland cap James Hogg skips Graham Pringle and Paul O’Donnell in the Triples while the make up of the rink comprises the Four of Stephen Pringle, John Priestley, John Ramsay, and Darren Hush.
Meanwhile, world stage star Ronnie Duncan features as the spearhead figure in the Singles for a Bonnyrigg team flying the flag for Midlothian and ambitious to emulate their national title triumphs of 2009 and 2014. John Stevenson skips Callum Redpath in the Pairs; Neil Linton, Drew Pearson and Kevin McDougall form the Triple while Tam Russell skips Daryl Dalgleish, John Tod, and Lindsay Plenderleith in the Fours. Bonnyrigg launch their campaign in Sunday’s prelim round and have home advantage against testing opposition in the shape of Border champions Melrose – winners of the national crown in 2013.
Linlithgow BC represent West Lothian and face a tough looking first round assignment in the shape of a visit to their East Lothian counterparts, East Linton on Sunday 21st May. The field is 25 strong and the second round play on Sunday 28th May is followed by the Final Days play being staged at Eddlewood BC, Hamilton, on Sunday 11th June.