Colinton Bowling Club is the capital city venue for tomorrows final days play in The Co-operative Funeralcare sponsored Scottish Inter County Top Ten Tournament with world stage star Paul Foster MBE a major attraction as one of the players set to parade their skills in the climax to the 35th playing of the popular nationwide event.Read More
Foster is both the spearhead figure and team manager of semi final qualifiers Troon Portland who represent the Ayrshire Banner in competition with their counterpart champions, Newgate Arbroath of Angus; Rock of Dumbartonshire, and Paisley Caledonia of Renfrewshire. There is a slight question mark about Foster making it to Colinton as he has been on a pre 2018 Commonwealth Games build up mission as a member of the Bowls Scotland Elite Squad and only due back from Australia at some point late last night.
A large crowd is expected at Colinton and they will be thrilled to bits if one of the nations Gold Medal greats makes it to the starting line up, and it is also a laudable and impressive commitment that Foster is showing loyalty to his club, and respect for a grassroots event. The semi finals at 10am pitch Troon Portland against Newgate, and Rock against Paisley Caledonia. The Final commences at 2pm.
Hopes of and Edinburgh and Lothian’s presence at Colinton were finally dashed by the defeat of Bonnyrigg in the quarterfinals with the 2009 and 2014 national champions from Midlothian losing at home to Paisley Caledonia. Edinburgh champions Slateford – national champions in 1996 and 1997 – failed to survive their first round visit to Argyll of Argyll & Bute, and were joined on the sidelines by East Lothian champions Tranent who bowed out against Rock.
The West Lothian banner departed in the prelim round with Newbridge making a disappointing exit at home to Stranraer of Wigtownshire. There is however one figure from Edinburgh set to play a prominent welcoming part in the shape of Martin Hamilton who is serving the role of President of The Scottish Inter County Top Ten Association.