Sighthill have marked their debut season in the EBL with an immediate impact on the showcase Edinburgh Cup event sponsored by Specsavers with the migrants from the Water of Leith League capturing the scalp of defending champions Queensberry in the prelim round.Read More
Queensberry parade their skills in the elite Division 1 of The Edinburgh Bowling League while Sighthill are operating at the opposite ends of the scale in Division 5 but that is the harsh sentence imposed on them for not joining the EBL in the first instance back in its formation year of 1996. Sighthill currently top Division 5 ahead of fellow WOL migrants Gorgie Mills so the shockwaves at beating Queensberry are not quite as strong as the gap in league status would suggest.
The six rink Edinburgh Cup is played played three home and three away and Sighthills emphatic 9-4 triumph included wins for the rinks skipped by David Campbell and Gary Connelly at Queensberry. Campbell came from off the pace with a late run of 2, 2, 1, 2 that saw him skip his front three of C Paterson, R McCabe, and A Donald to a 15-12 win over Scott Walker. Connelly carded a mighty five at his opening end and never looked back as he skipped his rink to a 17-14 win that benefited from a late run of 2, 3, 1 to see off Gordon Preston. The Queensberry home rinks failed to be inspired by the handsome 21-7 victory posted by John Kidd at the expense of Gordon McIntosh, Alan Isbister, Les Ronaldson and Jason Ronaldson. Sighthill’s home leg saw their icon figure John McDermott conjure up a magic display to skip Stuart Syme, Dean Scanlan, and Ross Moodie to a 16-7 win over Frank O’Reilly. Scott Bell answered pressure at 6-1 down with a mighty count of five then soon led 14-8 and carried on to skip Ian Scott, Scott Chalmers, and Jamie Ronaldson to a 20-13 win over Allan Watson. Peter Lynch did make a mark for Queensberry in the shape of skipping his rink to a 16-13 win over Grahame Wood, Tom Seggie, Adam Melrose, and Graeme Eddington.
Summerside of Division 2 upset the apple cart against 2009 and 2014 runners up Northern of Division 1 while 2000 champions Leith lost to Dudley and other notable results included Brunstane beating Willowbrae. Pilrig of Division 1 scrambled a shot margin win over Division 3 opponnents Whitehouse & Grange. Other results – Bainfield bt Blackhall; Maitland bt Portobello; Wardie bt London Road Foundry; Mayfield bt Gorgie Mills; Craigentinny bt Goldenacre; Hillside bt Jessfield; Postal bt Lutton Place; Carrick Knowe bt Dean; Tanfield bt Liberton.