Grant Logan has etched his name on the championship board at Kirkliston for a ninth time with the 40 year old Scotland star capturing the coveted Singles title at the expense of his 31 year old cousin Scott Logan in an entertaining 24-end finalRead More
Although Kirkliston is the ancestral home of the mega successful Logan clan it is Scott’s first season in membership and therefore a major thrill to have reached the final at the first time of asking. “Whilst I felt confident of giving Grant a good run for his money I did accept that the odds were in his favour and backed up by a singles record that includes four WL Masters and two WL Champion of Champions titles”, said Scott.
Grant came into the final with the semi final scalp of defending champion Neil Speirs tucked into his belt so was operating in peak condition while in terms of green awareness had more depth of local knowledge than his Broxburn cousin. However the initial stages of the final, watched by a good sized banking, developed in favour of Scott and deservedly so as his more consistent build up of the better heads was rewarded by a an 11-7 lead after 11-ends.
Grant hiked up the match temperature with a sizzling count of three on end 14 that kept him in the picture at 11-12 however Scott hit his big cousin with a one, two counterpunch that re-established his authority at 15-11. Grant edged a single to 12 at end 17 and that turned out to be the game-changing moment as he elected to introduce a longer length of jack that worked out to his advantage as it brought about a slight dip in the accuracy and consistency of Scott’s play. Two singles closed Grant to 14-15 then he answered the loss of a single with a grandstand style finish of 3, 1, 1, 2 that swept him to a 21-16 victory.
“You never tire of winning the championship title at Kirkliston as it must be one of the most difficult ones to win in the country and I had my work cut out in this one as Scott played well and had my measure most of the way”
“I have no doubt that what swung it in my direction was changing the length of jack to longer as it brought me on to a more consistent line and length” summed up a champion with 12 international campaigns to his name.
From Scott’s perspective he was driven by an ambition to make it to a KBC championship board that reflects a glorious family history of Great Grandfather (Andrew); Grandfather (Rennie), Great Uncle (Andrew); Father (Raymond); Uncle’s Gordon, Eric, Kenneth; and Cousin (Grant).