This weekend Janet Fairnie is in Scottish Finals action when she travels to West of Scotland on Saturday to face internationalist Margaret Letham from Blantyre at 2pm in the Ladies Senior Singles. The other semi-final sees Glasgow play Elgin and the final is scheduled for 10am on Sunday at the same venue. Janet has progressed to this stage with wins over Tweedbank (21-13), Abbeyview (21-18), Perth (21-6) and Midlothian (21-5).
The gents return to Scottish Cup action this weekend when they travel to Balbardie to face West of Scotland for which the following team has been selected to try and reach the quarter finals: L Middler, S Morgan, J Higgins & D Oliver (Skip) M Johnston, D Berwick, D Riva & B Mellors
A Cormack, R Shields, C Brock & S Kennedy A Jeffrey, K Cunningham, S Thomson & J Mower
The Under 35s are also in action this weekend when they travel to East Fife in the Under 35 Cup. They face West Lothian at Noon before facing Aberdeen. The time of that game is dependent on the first result, while the winners of the three team group progress to the final on Sunday 14th April at Falkirk. The following team has been selected: M Kivlin, G Pryde, D Sked & D Oliver (Skip) D Hoggan, R Shields, C Brock & S Thomson L Betts, D Stevenson, D Riva & J Mower C Darling, K Cunningham, C Fallen & E Fallen
Reserves: C Johnston & B Riva
The Ladies of the Alex Marshall Arena progressed in the Scottish Cup last weekend with a 6-2 win over Tweedbank at West Lothian. This was a comfortable win for the ladies with the rinks of Lauren Baillie-Whyte and Yvonne Veitch taking control of their games from the start. The final rink scores seen Lauren win 36-10 and Yvonne 36-6 while Janet Fairnie lost out 9-26. The ladies now take a break from Cup action due to national finals and internationals and will be back in action on Saturday 16th March when they face East Fife in the quarter final at Falkirk.
East Lothian were in action in the Headwell Team Championship last Sunday against a strong Abbeyview team. The game was tight throughout and it was only in the last six ends that Abbeyview pulled away to secure a 6-2 victory. The Seniors were the only winners for East Lothian when they edged their game 23-21 while the ladies lost out 14-19, the mixed rink by 9-17 and the gents 11-25.
This Saturday East Lothian Youths can retain the East of Scotland Junior League when they host Midlothian at the Alex Marshall Arena. East Lothian know that two points out of the seven available would mean they could not be caught at the top of the table with only one round of fixtures remaining. The team selected for the match is:
C Henderson, L Rafferty, M Penman, D Stevenson (Skip) E Gillies, S Penman, B Riva, L Betts L Cowan, D Grieve, C Pryde, K Dodds Players are to report by 7.40am for a 7.50am start.
The up to date league positions are as follows: East Lothian 34 points (Played 6)
Alloa 28 (7) Abbeyview 27.5 (7) Bainfield 24 points (7) Midlothian 5.5 points (7)
The Round Robin stages of the Jock Brodie Seniors Challenge Trophy Sponsored by N T Craig, Tommy Young Plumbing and Colin Glen Roofing continued last Wednesday. The Garden County Auld Yins were in action against Teviotdale and despite looking good for victory for a lot of the game were outscored in the closing stages which seen Teviotdale run out 6-2 victors. The other game saw Bainfield playing Abbeyview and in another tight affair it was Bainfield who won 6-2.
Meanwhile in the J&J Carpets Division One it’s the rink of Mark Johnston leading the way on 16 points with six games remaining before play tonight (Thursday) while the rinks of Dean Riva and Tommy Young sit two points behind. In Division Two it’s the rink of Steven Morgan leading the way on twelve points whilst the rinks of D Stein and D Pryde are within two points and with a game in hand. The next round of matches in Division Two were scheduled for Monday night (25th).
The gents’ championship has reached the quarter final stage which was due to be played on Tuesday (26th) night. The ties were Andy Burt v Willie Wood MBE, Billy Mellors v Kevin Cunningham, Alan Young v Ewan Fallen and Kieran Simmants v Chris Fallen. The ladies quarter finals were also due to be played on the same night which seen the following ties being played: Melissa Penman v Arlene Berwick, Yvonne Veitch v Dee Hoggan, Beth Riva v Gillian Mackintosh and Emma Logan v Janet Fairnie.