Friday night is Launch Night for the WL Council Super Fours supported by Derek Logie of Small Business Accountancy Scotland Ltd with the prelims of the £1200 event featuring 10 rinks ahead of the first round proper on Wednesday night.Read More
The rich £600 title is the target of a broad range of the Bowls community that makes up the West Lothian Bowling Association with the composition of competing rinks embracing all sectors of the 9 to 90 four generations sport.
The opening prelim play at Bellsburn Linlithgow pitches Eddie McFarlane (East Calder) v Colin Fraser (Whitburn); Graeme Turnbull (Springgrove) v Bob Mackay (Armadale) while the line up at Bankton Mains in Livingston, is; Cameron Robertson (Blackburn) v Calum Black (East Calder); Cameron Fraser (Whitburn) v David Mackie (Pumpherstpn); Tom Storar (Seafield) v Gary Clelland (Bellsburn).
The race to capture the WLBA Top Five Singles title is hotting up with Tuesday nights quarterfinals action producing winning performances from Kirkliston; Whitburn; Linlithgow; and Newbridge. The results were; Kirkliston 5 Bridgeness 0; Whitburn 5 Pumpherston 0; Linlithgow 4 Bathgate 1; Newbridge 4 Queensferry 1. Tonights (Thur) semi finals features Kirkliston v Whitburn at Broxburn and Linlithgow v Newbridge at Armadale. Middleton Hall is the venue for Sundays final (2pm),
Pumpherston is celebrating the proud capture of the WLBA historic Livingstone Trophy having reigned supreme as the only club to achieve 4 winning rinks with supremacy over East Calder (20-8), Glenmavis (27-9); Watson Memorial (9-25), and by the skin of their teeth, Bankton Mains (13-14).
West Calder claimed second place with 6 points and a plus of 27 shots having shared the same return as Whitburn but tipping the scales with a scoring high of 77 shots against the 69 of Whitburn. Others to achieve 6 points from a possible 8 were, Ratho (+9), and Uphall Station (+5)..
The trophy will be presented to Pumpherston at Middleton Hall this Sunday as part of the Top Five proceedings.
Uphall Station stars Sandra Steven and Kirsteen McLelland have quickly followed up their National Pairs title celebrations with another headline achievement to capture the £1000 Bowls Scotland Super Series Ladies Pairs Crown. The climax to the nationwide event at the Ayr Northfield Bowls Complex saw the record five times national champions crush high profile East Lothian sisters Kim and Dee Hoggan, of Tranent, 20-9 in their semi final having made a super start of 2, 2, 5, 1, 1, to lead 11-0. One-way traffic in the final was signalled by a run of 1, 3, 3, 3 that accelerated the Station duo into a 10-0 lead then from 10-5 they powered to a 27-9 victory over Natalie Docherty and Lorna Cameron. Reflecting on their latest capture of the national limelight Sandra Steven said, “ We still can’t believe that we have done it, winning the Scottish Title then just two weeks later adding the Super Series Title is to us an absolutely amazing double”,
The partnerships latest weekend away at Ayr Northfield started with a supersonic display to bat Mhari Buchanan and Janette Bray, 24-5, in the Last 16 then a bit of a tougher time in the Last 8 saw them progress at the 19-12 expense of Audrey McIntyre and Angela Mundy.
Linlithgow ace Lorna Smith and partner Claire Johnston crashed to a shock 24-5 defeat in the last 16 stage.
The final stages of the Gents equivalent saw the Kirkliston partnership of Calum and Grant Logan make a Last 16 exit to eventual champions Colin and Jason Banks while Scott Mushet and Ewan Shearer of Linlthgow made their exit at the same stage.
Ewan Shearer of Linlithgow and Andi Gray of Kirkliston parade their kills in this weekends climax to the Gents Super Series Singles.