The £4000 19th West Lothian Masters – headline sponsored by Johnston Oils of Bathgate- swings into its weeklong action on Monday night with a strong field of 188 ambitious bowlers chasing the £1000 title, and the coveted Green Jacket.Read More
The high profile Logan dynasty from Kirkliston aim to present their own epic version of The Magnificent Seven with a star cast of three sets of Brothers, namely – Greg and Grant Gordon and Raymond Scott and Calum – joined by debut starlet Kyle, the 10 year old son of Grant.Four of the seven feature in the just published list of 16 Seeds that brings Greg and Grant sharply into the focus of the main spotlight as the No 1 and No 2 seed respectively while their cousin Calum features as the No 10 and his dad Raymond at 14.
The off camera challengers from the dynasty are Gordon Logan a much decorated father of the top two seeds Grants son Kyle, and Calums older brother Scott, a player of Hamilton trophy status and MD of Johnston Oils. Whilst 41 year old Grant Logan is a legend four times winner of the WLM title, and a seasoned internationalist with an extensive CV, he has been kept out of the No1 spot by 38 year old Greg who is the defending champion. Greg the odd one out by playing under the banner of Uphall Station is in good current form having just skipped his club Four to the National Finals stage at Ayr Northfield.
Prior to last seasons surprise triumph in the WLM Greg said he thought his best chance of acquiring the famous Green Jacket was to snitch one of his brothers. No3 seed Andy Dunnett of Queensferry was the inaugural Master in 1999 and celebrated a second triumph in 2007. The now 43 year old has a strong current form line as he is heading for Ayr as the District Singles Champion Neil Speirs of Kirkliston the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Neil Speirs – is the No 4 seed and has reached the WLM final on three occasions, winning in 2002 and losing in 2001 and 2007. His many other top honours include World Cup Singles Champion (2006); Scottish J/Singles Champion (2003); WLBA Champion of Champion (2006/2015). The other seeds are; No 5 Ewan Shearer (Linlithgow); No 6- John Aitken (Kirkliston); No 7 Gary Smith (Linlithgow); No 8 Thomas Mann (Newbridge); No 9 Brian Craig (Glenmavis); No 11 Cameron Greer (Bathgate); No 12 Mark Allison (Kirkliston); No 13 Bryan Cooper (Bathgate); No 15 Sandy McDougall (Glenmavis); No 16 Darren Pearce (Kirkliston).