Newly crowned Division 1 champions Haddington Bowling Club signed off the end of their competitive 2016 outdoor season by capturing the ELBA Courier Cup when their 12-man strong team landed the odds to beat Dunbar in the final played at East Linton BC last Saturday.Read More
Good wins on two of the three rinks, skipped by Graeme Wilson (+10) and Stewart Thomson (+1) swept the ‘Hi Hi’s’ to a hard fought win over the Division 2 champions while Andy Burt was involved in a ding dong battle before settling for a draw. “Winning the Division 1 title was a great feeling and it is now great our team of twelve have added the prestigious Courier Cup to win two major honours in the ELBA”, said a club spokesperson.
The Courier Cup is a knockout tournament featuring all the league winners and the semi-final action at East Linton saw Haddington see off the challenge of Division 4 winners Dunbar A while Dunbar defeated Division 3 champions Athelstaneford. Meanwhile the champagne corks were popping in the East Linton clubhouse last Thursday evening after their senior brigade won the ELBA John McDonald League Cup tournament with a hard fought victory over defending champions Cockenzie & Port Seton in the final played at Dunbar BC.
The EL-Coop BC talented duo of Megan Kivlin and Dean Riva were last weekend part of a Scotland Under 17 side that retained the Federation Cup after defeating an Under 25 side from the North of England by a scoreline of 153-87. The series was staged at Sighthill Bowling Club in Edinburgh and the young Scots for the second consecutive year put in a great performance to beat their elder aged opponents that included a couple of full England internationalists.
A large number of bowlers from around the county will descend on Haddington Bowling Club on Saturday as they are giving the honour of hosting the East Lothian Leagues Presentation of Prizes day following them winning the Division 1 title. Representatives from a number of clubs along with ELBA officials and delegates from league sponsors East Coast Carpets will be in attendance and the special day of proceedings will get underway at around 1.30pm.
Turning attention to the indoor season and East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club is now open for business on a full-time basis with a leagues and competitions getting underway earlier in the week. The ever-popular Hat Game commences on Saturday from 12-2pm and will also be staged on Monday’s 10am-12noon and Tuesdays 2-4pm. The rink fees will be priced at £3.20 for members and £4.20 non-members, which include 20p for prize fund. Membership fees must be paid by 30th September; prices are £58 for full membership, £30 for Junior and £5 for Youth.