The West Lothian IBC banner will have a presence in the showpiece climax of the Gents 4Bowl Scottish Pairs Championship being staged at Arbroath over the weekend of March 30/31 with the partnership of Cameron Greer and Calum Logan triggering Festive Season Cheer in the playdown action.Read More
A knife-edged climax against second round opponents Charles Smith and James Fernie of East Fife saw WL clinch an 18-17 battle with sweat on the brows then a heroic section final performance saw them capture the 17-14 scalp of high calibre Falkirk opposition in the shape of Martin McCalley and Steven Glen.
Meanwhile the Balbardie challenge from Kevin Scott and Ewan Shearer at neighbour venue WLIBC failed to get off the ground as they suffered a 23-15 first round defeat from Liam and Ralph Nicholson of Tweedbank.
The playdown action of the Ladies National Pairs saw the headlines at the WLIBC venue grabbed by Balbardie stars Sharon Leith and Lorraine Craig who were the defending champions and launching a bid to capture the Scottish Crown for a fourth time. Wins over Perth, Tweedbank, and Coatbridge secured a semi finals place against Helen McVicar and Catherine Morrison of Cowal while Leanne Furye and Caroline Ruxton of Arbroath and Auchinleck duo Coleen Cowie and Claire Johnston are the other title contenders. Craig skipped Leitch to an inspired 24-17 win over Susan and Lindsay Myles of Perth then crushed Gloria Smith and Gail Lindores of Tweedbank, 21-6, before completing a glorious hat trick at the 25-7 expense of Coatbridge duo Myra Poole and Margaret McSkimming.
Meanwhile West Lothian challemgers Jenifer Richardson and Wendy Purdie impressed with wins over Falkirk (23-17) and Blantyre (19-12) but made an 18-14 exit to Megan Grantham and Stacey McDougall of Midlothian. in sparkling form to keep their title hopes alive with three superb winning performances.