The Seniors Brigade of Edinburgh & Leith is celebrating the successful defence of the Inter County Matt Purdie Trophy having marched to a commanding 25 shot victory (87-62) over West Fife in the final played at Carron & Carronshore in Stirling.Read More
The five rink team dominated the opposition in four of the head to head confrontations with winning performances served up on the rinks skipped by Adam Brock, Frank OReilly, BJ Smith, and team captain Frank Welsh. The fifth rink, skipped by Adam Melrose, went down by a narrow 3 shots in a defeat that didnt compromise or threaten the coveted Matt Purdie Trophy returning to the capital city.
Brock was the major contributor skipping 1996 Tait Trophy Champion Rab Gardner at lead, Bernie Callaghan at second, and David Moran at third, to a 19-7 win over Ron Downie having asserted a 15-2 authority after 10-ends. OReilly kicked on from 9-8 down to skip Jim Connor, Gordon Taylor, and Martin Quinn to 21-13 win over Alan Bernard while the rink of Keith Anderson, Chris Crawford, Stuart Wilson, and BJ Smith produced a storming finish from 4-10 to beat Jim Crawford, 20-13. Welsh played like captain tornado to skip Bill Herd, Alan McKenzie, and Ian Combe into a 15-5 lead; but his 16-15 win over Duncan Lawson just avoided an Alamo climax. Melrose and his front-three of Norrie Chalmers, Ian Brown, and Ian Pryde were poised for a win at 11-11; but lost 14-11 to Tom Hutchison.
East Calder play host on Sunday (10am) to the final days play in the WLBA £1200 WL Council Super Fours supported by Derek Logie of Small Business Accountancy Scotland with 12 rinks hunting the £600 title.