Opportunity Knocks this weekend for Balbardie stars Sharon Leitch and Lorraine Craig to capture national title glory with the two times champions bidding to complete a treble in the 4Bowl Pairs discipline of the Scottish Championships being completed at Coatbridge IBC.Read More
Having etched their names on the silverware in 2006 and 2011 expectations are high that the vastly experienced partnership of joint international status has the skills and mental strength to deliver a third capture of the prestigious Scottish Crown. The pathway to title glory is a difficult one to negotiate and the first hurdle looms up in the shape of semi final opponents Rosie Wood and Catherine McIntosh of far travelled Stonehaven. The opposite semi final features Jeanette Weadon and Jean McFredries of Galleon against Anne Marie Taggart and Laura Welsh of Whiteinch.
West Lothian IBC gents stepped up their bid for Scottish Cup glory with a strong team performance that secured a comfortable 8-2 win over first round proper opponents Tweedbank at East Lothian. Tougher times do lie ahead however in the shape of East Lothian with the 2016 champions defeating lowly Forfar 8-2 at Headwell to set up a second round clash against WL at Dalkeith on March 10.
There was no joy for Balbardie however with the Bathgate based team making their exit to a crushing 10-0 defeat from a strong Falkirk opposition at Livingston.
West Lothian IBC’s progress in the Scottish Mixed Team Championship came to an abrupt halt in the shape of a disappointing 6-2 defeat from Abbeyview in their second round clash at Bainfield.
Friday night at East Calder BC is AGM night for the West Lothian Bowling Association (7pm) and with much business to be discussed President in waiting Ian McGill would appreciate a strong turn out from the 34 strong member clubs.
Bowls Scotland have announced a brand new leadership for the 2018 Home International campaign with celebrated players Paul Foster MBE and David Peacock named as the management team.