Blackburn based company Purdie Worldwide – one of Scotlands leading Removal and Storage specialists – have been announced as the headline sponsor of the 2018 Scottish Inter County Top Ten Championship the final of which will be played at the Bainfield BC in Edinburgh on Sunday 10th June.Read More
Neil Purdie, the present owner, is a Great Grandson of Deans BC legend Matt Purdie who was capped by Scotland in the International Series of 1936 and 1949 and captured the Holy Grail City of Edinburgh Open singles title in 1948. Neils Grandfather, also Matt Purdie, gave many great years of service to Blackburn BC and as a strong supporter of The Linlithgowshire BA is commemorated by the Inter County Matt Purdie Trophy for Seniors.
The West Lothian banner in this years nationwide Top Ten is carried by record four times champions Kirkliston who launch their bid for a fifth capture of the coveted crown away to Adrian of Stirling County on Sunday 13th May.
The gents of West Lothian IBC face the toughest of tests this weekend with a star studded East Lothian team providing the opposition in the second round of the Scottish Cup at neutral venue Midlothian. The battle between two giants of the Premier League has the prospect of being an epic of spectacular proportions with the six times cup champions from the Inveralmond Stadium bidding to stop a garden county team intent on keeping alive their hopes of an eighth celebration.
The West Lothian line up was due to be announced on Wednesday but East Lothian were quick out of the blocks with the headline news that record six times world singles champion Alex Marshall MBE would be dashing up from The International Open in Blackpool to take part. Marshall is joined in the position of skip by recent world under 25 singles champion Joe Mower plus international stars Scott Kennedy and Billy Mellors.
The Balbardie IBC banner will on show at the Finals weekend of the Scottish Seniors Championships being staged at Midlothian’s Dalkeith Stadium on 24th/25th March with Betty Johnston and Margo Duff bidding to capture the ladies Pairs title.