Debut season clubs, Colinton, Bainfield, and Carrick Knowe are well placed to ice the cake of their Edinburgh Bowling League membership with representation in today’s finals of the Buyrite Bathroom sponsored Knockout Championships at Summerside.
David Fisher carries the Colinton banner in the Singles and the Edinburgh & Leith team captain bids for the blue riband title of the championships against talented Willowbrae challenger Craig Duffus.
Stephen Pringle carries the hopes of Carrick Knowe in the Junior Singles with the Under 25 cap facing Mark McIntosh of Maitland in what promises to be a cracking encounter. Carrick Knowe have a double bite at the title cherry as the partnership of Graham Pringle and James Hogg are in the Pairs sharing the limelight with fellow Water of Leith migrants Bainfield who are represented by Stuart Clark and Brian Stoddart.
Whitehouse & Grange bid for their first title triumph in the Triples where Calum Weir, Fraser Milligan, and Malcolm Weir hope to deny Peter Stitt, Alan Tough, and Colin Bell from triggering a third celebration at Hillside.
David Scott – a past Tait Trophy Champion – heads up the Northern challenge in the Fours where he skips Gordon Wilson Snr, Grant Young, and Larry Sorrell against Andy Lees, Alan Mather Jnr, Brian Sharp and Bob Page of Corstorphine.
Parkside clash with Willowbrae in the Seniors Four with both clubs looking for a second title triumph in the discipline.
The Lothian stars on parade in this weekend’s Bowls Scotland inaugural Super Series Singles at Kelvingrove are, Scott Mackintosh, Ronnie Duncan, Andrew Dunnett, David Peacock, and Alex Marshall also Lorna Smith, Lorraine Malloy, and Angie Uttley.