The National Triples play-offs took place at Midlothian last weekend. Our gents’ triple of Ewan Fallen, David Sked and Joe Mower recorded two great wins on Saturday to move through to the last sixteen on Sunday.Read More
The gents return to Premier League action on Saturday as they face the tough trip to Aberdeen where a win us a must as they try to maintain their pursuit of Blantyre for a place in the Premier League Final. Due to the time of year there are some enforced changes and the following team has been named to carry the Garden County hopes: Mark Johnston, Chris Brock, Dougie Berwick and Stuart Thomson (Skip) ,Lessel Middler, Jamie Gordon, Mark Yuill and Derek Oliver, Andy Jeffrey, Danny Stevenson, Steven Morgan and Scott Kennedy, Aaron Betts, Calum Darling, Lewis Betts and Dean Riva
There is a bus travelling to Aberdeen and if anyone wishes to travel to support the team there is a sheet in the club enter your name and the cost is £8.
World stage star Alex Marshall MBE is in Australia at the moment about to take part in the Ultimate Bowls Championships where he is once again representing the host club of Moama on Thursday and Friday of this week in this exciting new format. Results will be available on the UBCs Facebook page.
The ladies team are back in action this Saturday when they make the short trip to Dalkeith to face local rivals Midlothian and the following team has been selected: B Riva, C Monro, K Hoggan & D Hoggan (Skip), M Penman, P Turner, M Thomson & J Fairnie, J McFarlane, A Berwick, M Kivlin & Y Veitch
Reserve M Murray.
The Ladies and Gents National Junior team trials take place at Arbroath this Sunday. The ladies junior trial takes place in the morning and representing East Lothian hoping to win a place in the team are Beth Riva, Megan Kivlin and Melissa Penman whilst in the afternoon Lewis Betts, Dean Riva, Calum Darling, Aaron Betts and Danny Stevenson will be aiming to impress their way into the gents junior team. Current cap Joe Mower is unavailable for the trial but will still be considered for selection for the series.
The Garden County Senior brigade were in action last Wednesday when they travelled to Balbardie aiming to maintain their lead at the top of East League “B” section. Following their narrow win against Tweedbank the previous week they were hoping to produce a better performance in this vital away match and done so in style. The Auld Yins had opened up twenty shot lead after only five ends and following this the result was never in doubt as the team powered away to a 75-38 victory. All four rinks finished in front, led by icon figures Graham Robertson and Willie Wood MBE who both won by fifteen shots. The rink of Andy Burt recorded a six shot win whilst Tommy Young’s rink got over the line by one shot. The team was unchanged for the visit of Teviotdale on Wednesday this week and read as follows: P Fallen, K Fender, D McGill & T Young (Skip & Captain), L Middler, J P Hamilton, D Berwick & G Robertson, B J Smith, D Pryde, A McKenna & A Burt, J Neilson, R Maguire, A Russell & W W Wood MBE, 5th Rink: B Johnson, R Steele, G Cowan & R Douglas
Reserves K Boyd, D Hogg & A Valentine
Our youths had a busy weekend. First of all they were in Top Ten action last Friday as they defended the SYIBA National Top Ten title, making the short trip to Dalkeith to play Midlothian. First to complete his game was Aaron Betts in the singles who had an excellent 21-4 win. This win was backed up by the four of Ethan Gillies, Daryl Grieve, Callum Henderson and Beth Riva who recorded a six shot win. Unfortunately despite both being involved in close games early on the pair of Luke Cowan and Kieran Dodds and the triple of Daniel Kivlin, Logan Kennedy and Lennon Rafferty suffered poor conclusions to their games, losing by ten and fourteen shots to see the team lose out agonisingly by one shot overall.
There was a chance for the youths to bounce back immediately on Sunday when the Alex Marshall Arena played host to the Greengauge sponsored East of Scotland Fours in which the club had two entries. The rink of Callum Henderson, Luke Cowan, Beth Riva and Kieran Dodds were unfortunately knocked out at the round robin stage on shots following a win against East Fife, a draw against Midlothian and a defeat to Abbeyview. The rink of Logan Kennedy, Ethan Gillies, Lennon Rafferty and Aaron Betts fared better as they qualified for the semi-finals having won their section with wins over Alloa and Bainfield and a one shot defeat to Midlothian B. They then went on to comfortably defeat Abbeyview in the semi-final, being 8-2 up playing the last end. In the final Midlothian A were the opposition and East Lothian Young Yins were in control from the opening end and went on to dominate their opponents and seal a 9-0 victory and the title of East of Scotland Youth Fours winners.
The youths are back in league action this Saturday morning when they host Abbeyview for which the following team has been named; Rory Glen, Daryl Grieve, Callum Henderson and Aaron Betts (Skip),
Ethan Gillies, Abi McNeill, Lennon Rafferty and Beth Riva, Luke Cowan, Daniel Kivlin, Logan Kennedy and Kieran Dodds ,Development Squad – Kara Johnstone, Daniel Gillies, Ryan Anderson, Sam Niven, Jake Watling and Liam Fairgrieve.