The early season form of club champions Craig Moss of West Lothian IBC and his Balbardie IBC counterpart Andy Forrest didn’t reflect their often proven talents and they paid the price with early exits in the playdown action of the National Singles Championship.
The four players that went on to qualify for the final stages at Auchinleck on the weekend of 4th and 5th of January were; Colin Walker of Midlothian v Martin McCalley of Falkirk and David Horne of Paisley v Connor Milne of Turriff.
Balbardie seniors scored an excellent 57-51 away win over Headwell to make it two wins out of two in the East B section of the national league. Yesterdays (Wed) fixture was at home to Falkirk while next weeks match is an extremely tough one away to East Logthian. West Lothian were at home to Fintry in yesterday’s East A match while next weeks fixture is an away visit to Stirling.
West Lothian gents launch their Premier League campaign in Division A this Saturday with a long trek to Fraserburgh and the following team has been announced Rink 1. David Wilson Snr, Ian Drysdale (captain), Bryan Cooper, and Neil Speirs. Rink 2.Blair Mackie, Connor McKendrick, Raymond Logan, and Mark Allison. Rink 3. Nathan McKendrick, George Sneddon, Jamie Aitken, and Craig Moss. Rink 4. Richard Mark, Calum Black, Gary Orr, and James Speirs. Cameron Fraser is the travelling reserve while those unavailable were; Calum Logan, Cameron Greer, Jim Speirs, Dougie Mitchell, Stuart Johnston, Paul Brown, Scott McMaster, and Jamie Edwards.
Balbardie visit Auchinleck in the B section of Division 1 but there has been no team selection announced.
West Lothian ladies put up a bold display in their away visit to Teviotdale in the opening match of their campaign in Division 1 East of the national leagues but lost 64-62.
Balbardie ladies enter the scene this Saturday and it’s a real cracker of a fixture as they go head to head in a local derby confrontation at home to West Lothian..