East Lothian IBC star Ewan Fallen was last weekend part of a Scotland Under 25 side that produced its best ever performance at the 2015 British Junior Home Internationals at Glasgow IBC, winning all three matches against England, Wales and Ireland in convincing style and all four rinks going through the series undefeated.
Fallen played second in a rink comprising of Jason Banks (Garioch), Connor Milne (Turriff) and Callum Taggart (Paisley) and the opening game saw the young Scots score a commanding 102-59 victory over auld enemy England with Fallen and co celebrating a hard fought 21-15 victory. Wales, Scotland’s second opponents, had shown their intent with a 19 shot win against Ireland in their opening game. The early stages of the match were pretty even across the board, but the Scotland team soon took control and by halfway had opened up a 46 shot lead, eventually winning 97-55 with Fallon and co again to the fore with a 28-16 triumph. Going into the final match Scotland knew a win against Ireland, who had lost their opening two games, would ensure they would regain back the title. Ireland put up a spirited fight and after 5 ends played Scotland held a slender 6 shot lead, but a mid-game surge by the rampant Scots put them out of sight and they eventually went on to triumph 108-61.“It was a cracking weekend with a great bunch of lads and what a fantastic achievement from the side with every rink winning every game which I believe has never been done previously”, reflected a delighted Ewan Fallen.
A side from East Lothian IBC progressed through to the second round of the Headwell IBC Team Championship event after a hard fought 2 shot win over former multiple champions West Lothian in last Sunday’s opening round action. With the points shared 4-4 good wins in the mixed and senior fours carried the day for the garden county side and just managed to cover the defeats sustained by the ladies and gents fours.
The youth side from East Lothian IBC are currently buzzing as a direct result of producing a tremendous display to register a 7-0 points win over Bainfield in last Saturday’s East of Scotland Junior League fixture. Wins on all three rinks made it a sensational team performance from the garden county ‘young yins’ and left team convenor Peter Fallen purring with delight.
East Lothian IBC is staging a celebration evening tonight (Friday) to honour the recent achievements of club legend Alex Marshall MBE winning his 6th World Indoor Singles title and Billy Mellors on landing the Scottish Singles title. An evening of entertainment for an invited audience will get underway at 7.30pm.
Finally officials at Gifford Bowling & Sports Club have announced their AGM will take place on the evening of Saturday February 28 at 7.30pm. All members are requested to attend.