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.Read More
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.
The Players Sweepstake – sponsored by G.F Lift Hydraulics – brings an extra dynamic of interest to the event and the four still standing are; Raymond Reid of Queensferry (Tam Whitfield); Gary Smith of Linlithgow (Ian Roberston); Grant Ramsay of East Calder (Steven Fleming); and Cameron Fraser of Whitburn (Paul Sweeney.
The holders of the player making an exit in the quarterfinals each receive a £50 voucher from Slaters Menswear and they are; Falconer Crichton of East Calder (Frazer Muirhead; Cameron Greer of Bathgtae (Liam Thomson); Jamie Edwards of Broxburn (Jamie Aitken); and James Punton of Glenmavis (Grant Logan).
The 5th Round results – section Finals – were; Frazer Muirhead 21 Calum Melrose (Deans) 11; Tam Whitfield 21 Thomas Mann (8) (Newbridge) 19; Liam Thomson 21 Kerran reeder (Kirkliston) 8; Ian Roberston 21 Scott Mushett (Linlithgow 14; Steven Fleming 21 Cammy Robertson (Blackburn) 12; Jamie Aitken 21 Gary Orr (Linlithgow) 8; Paul Sweeney 21 Andrew Semple (Oakbank) 20; Grant Logan 21 David Gemmell Jnr (Winchburgh) 18.
West Lothian Seniors travelled to play Borders at Hawick Wilton in the final section match of the Matt Purdie Trophy and the defending champions produced a strong performance to finish top and so book their place in the final. The must win match saw WL triumph 79-52 with victories achieved by Gordon Logan (16-13); George Sneddon (15-10); Jim Speirs (25-6); and Gary Smith (13-10); while the only defeat saw Ronnie Erskine lose 13-10. The final is this Monday at Haddington and it is sure to be a tough one to win as the opposition is East Lothian playing on the home patch.
The WL line up is; Rink 1. Tommy Turnbull (Broxburn), Brian Walker (Queensferry), Colin Stein (Linlithgow); and Gordon Logan (Kirkliston). Rink 2. Jimmy Paterson (East Calder), Davie Boyd (Kirkliston), David Wilson (Broxburn), and George Sneddon (Broxburn). Rink 3. Stan Gardiner (Mid Calder), Bob Mackay (Armadale), Ian Robertson (Newbridge) and Gary Smith (Linlithgow). Rink 4. John Black (Buchan Park), Robert Saunders (Whitburn), Raymond Reid (Queensferry) and Jim Speirs (Ratho). Rink 5. Davy Peel (West Calder), Alister Wilson (Linlithgow), Gordon Scott (Armadale), and Ronnie Erskine (Winchburgh).