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West Lothian however will also be well fired up with their semi final result in crushing premier league runners up Falkirk, 10-0. The WL name is etched six times on the much coveted silverware, the last in 2015, however in bidding to make it a magnificent seven they have to avenge their defeat by Blantyre in the 2012 final. Cameron Greer is a notable absentee in a strong WL line up that reads; Rink 1. George Sneddon, Barry Sword, Jamie Aitken, and Craig Moss. Rink 2. Bryan Cooper, Ian Drysdale © Thomas Mann, and Neil Speirs. Rink 3. Darren Pearce, Raymond Logan, Mark Allison, and Calum Logan. Rink 4. Richard Mark, Dougie Mitchell, Gary Orr, and James Speirs. The draw for the final has been announced as; Calum Logan v Iain McLean; James Speirs v Brian Irvine; Craig Moss v Jim Meikle; Neil Speurs v Stewart Anderson.
Balbardie IBC champions Sharon Leitch and Lorraine Craig made the boldest of bids to retain the Scottish 4Bowl Pairs title in last weekends national finals played at Arbroath but suffered an agonising defeat on the last end of the final.
Victory would have clinched the high prestige title for a spectacular fourth time and it did look to be in the bag when adding a 4 on end 11 to lead their Auchinleck opposition, Colleen Cowie and Claire Claire Johnston, 14-5. However failure to count at the next four ends cost them losses of 3, 2, 1, 4 to be crossed 15-14 then in a battle to the line they were back in front at 17-15 only to be piped at the post by conceding a hat trick of singles. In their earlier semi final action the Balbardie duo recovered from 13-8 down to score a 20-16 win over Catherine Morrison and Helen McVicar of Cowal.
West Lothian IBC stars Cameron Greer and Calum Logan raised hopes for national crown celebrations in the Gents Pairs when defeating Steven Dudgon and Graeme Peacock of Galleon, 22-16, in their semi final. But a slippage from 8-9 to 8-13 in the final saw them come under pressure from Stuart Pagan and Paul Brown of Abbeyview and the strong Fife partnership went on to clinch a handsome 23-15 victory.
East Lothian IBC entertained high hopes of super-star quartet Jamie Higgins, Scott Kennedy, Derek Oliver, and Billy Mellors making a successful defence of their Scottish Fours Title but challenged by an uncustomary poor start they suffered a 22-9 defeat from a Galleon rink that went on to capture the national crown.
The Alex Marshall Arena is also gripped by Cup Fever today with their talented EL team of Ladies bidding at Abbeyview (12noon) for a first time capture of The Planet Grass Scottish Cup but having to beat defending champions Glasgow to do so. Kim Hoggan is a notable absentee in a team that reads; Rink 1. Megan Kivlin, Margaret Murray, Dee Hoggan, and Yvonne Veitch. Rink 2. Melissa Penman, Mags Thomson, Emma Logan, and Janet Fairnie. Rink 3. Jackie McFarlane, Beth Riva, Gillian Mackintosh, and Lauren Baillie-Whyte.