Five seeds are though to the Final Days play in the £4000 Johnston Oils 20th West Lothian Masters at East Calder tomorrow (Sun) with the highest ranking survivor Gary Smith (3) joined by Andy Dunnett (4), Thomas Mann (8), Raymond Logan (11) and 20 year old Darren Pearce (15)Read More
The 11am head to heads are; Alec Allan (Newbridge) v Thomas Mann; Martin Byrne (Linlithgow) v Andy Dunnett; Gary Smith v Raymond Logan; Alastair Stenhouse (Linlithgow) v Darren Pearce. S/Finals 1-30pm; Final 4pm.
Last nights Section Final results were; A Allan 21 Cameron Fraser (Whitburn) 8; T Mann 21 Scott McMaster (Broxburn) 13; M Byrne 21 Robbie Cuthill (Kirkliston) 16; A Dunnett 21 Glenn king (West Calder) 5; G Smith 21 John Collins (Middleton Hall) 10; R Logan 21 Ewan Shearer (6) 12; A Stenhouse 21 Andy Walker (Winchburgh) 14; D Pearce 21 Walter McDougall 19.
The major drama of the night involved Pearce versus McDougall at Bankton Mains with the latter breaking a 16-16 deadlock with a count of 3 to 19 on end 22.
Pearce carded a single to 17 then bringing the mat up the green conjured up a magic 3 – all close draws to the jack – to cross 20-19 then came under intense pressure on his own short mat to face game against.
Pearce thrilled the banking with a superb third bowl draw almost on the nose of the jack – it looked to be a sure fire winner; but McDougall – a former Champion of Champions – nailed it with a fantastic chap and lie to once again hold a winning 2 shots.
It was the last bowl saloon for Pearce and he rose above the pressures to brilliant draw first shot about on foot through the jack.
McDougall fired at the head but shook his own head in despair as he soon acknowledged that his attempt to escape to victory was going to sail past its target – high wide and handsome.