Carrick Knowes narrow 5-4 win away to foot of the table Brunstane duly clinched their capture of the coveted Division 1 title in the Alpha Trophies Edinburgh Bowling League at the first time of asking– and completed the fantastic straight seasons title journey from Division 5. A record unlikely to ever be equalled.Read More
Sighthill were comfortably crowned Division 2 champions finishing 13 points clear of Tanfield who gained promotion by a single point margin over third placed Bainfield.
Wardie and West End were relegated and make way for Division 3 champions Goldenacre and second placed Leith who tied on points with Dean but enjoyed a better shot margin of 93 against 44. Willowbrae and Pilrig will spend next season in Division 4.
London Round Foundry thumped Merchiston 8-1 to clinch the Division 4 title just 2 points ahead of Currie while Whitehouse & Grange and Trinity are relegated.
Balerno completed their Division 5 programme with an 8-1 win over Liberton that sparked the title celebrations 4 points ahead of Beechwood who are also promoted.
Play in the £4000 21st West Lothian Masters was finally halted by the weather after the quarterfinals stage and the semi finals and final will now be played at Stoneyburn Community Bowling Club on Sunday 25th August. The Last Four chasing the £1000 Masters Cheque and the signature Green Jacket are;
Tam Whitfield of Glenmavis v Ian Robertson of Newbridge and No14 seed Steven Fleming of Linlithgow v Paul Sweeney of Newbridge.
Sundays quarterfinals at Stoneyburn saw the surprise exit of two seeds in the shape of No2 Grant Logan of Kirkliston and No16 Frazer Muirhead of Uphall Station. Logan- seeking to capture a record establishing fifth Masters Crown bit the dust at the 21-13 hands fellow Hamilton Trophy colleague Paul Sweeney while Muirhead made a 21-15 exit to Tam Whitfield. The other quarterfinal ties saw Ian Robertson edge a 21-19 battle against Pumpherston teenager Liam Thomson while Fleming also had his hands full in dealing a 21-18 exit to Jamie Aitken of Newbridge.
Haddington will represent East Lothian in next seasons Inter County Top Ten having defeated West Barns in the semi final then East Linton to capture the Garden County qualifying event the Jubilee Cup.
Haddington is this Mondays venue for the final of the Seniors Inter County Matt Purdie Trophy (12nooon) between East Lothian and holders West Lothian.