Five past champions of the Weslo Seniors Open are through to Tuesday’s second round of the WLBA’s showpiece Over 60’s event but title-holder Robert Saunders of Whitburn is out having bit the dust in his first round clash with Bob Mackay – the 2016 king pin from Armadale.Read More
Mackay’s hard fought 21-18 victory saw him joined by his club-mate Gordon Scott (2012), Gordon Kain (2011) of Buchan Park, Gordon Logan (2014) of Kirkliston, and Stuart Smith (2015) of Ratho.
Mainstream stars of yesteryear bidding to capture the coveted Weslo Silveware include Ronnie Erskine (Winchburgh), Colin Stein (Linlithgow), Frank Barker (Mid Calder), Willie Watson (Bellsburn), and David Wilson of Broxburn. The venues for the second round play (11-30am) are, Kinneil, Mid Calder, Oakbank, and West Calder.
Friday night heralds an extra-special occasion at historic Bathgate BC (1862) with the staging of the 2018 finals of the traditional WLBA (1882) County Championships, and with representation from nine clubs parading their skills across five disciplines a huge crowd is expected.
The final of the Jack High Insurance Singles Championship features Ratho v Linlithgow, and The Rosy Posy’s also feature in the Mark Feeney Pairs with Whitburn in opposition.
Kirkliston defend the Jack High Insurance Triples against Bankton Mains of Livingston while Kirkliston BC sponsored Fours features Winchburgh against Middleton Hall.
An extra highlight is the final of the Jack High Insurance Junior Open for The Fred Meikle Trophy with Jamie Aitken of Newbridge lining up against Mark Thorburn of East Calder.
This weeks semi final of the coveted Meikle Trophy saw Aitken defeat Calum Melrose of Deans, 21-10, while Thorburn dealt a 21-13 exit to Stuart Ford of Armadale.
Tuesday night’s quarter-finals action in the WLBA Top Five Singles saw away wins for Broxburn, 3-2, against Whitburn; and Kirkliston, 4-1, against Uphall Station while Bathgate survived a 3-2, battle at home to Buchan Park, and Linlithgow beat Queensferry, 4-1.
Tonight’s (Thur) semi finals pitches Broxburn against Linlithgow at Bankton Mains, and Bathgate against Kirkliston at Broxburn.
The Section Finals results in the recently completed Johnston Oil’s 20th WL Masters were,: Alex Allan 21 Cameron Fraser (Whitburn) 8; Thomas Mann 21 Scott McMaster (Broxburn) 13; Martin Byrne 21 Robbie Cuthill (Kirkliston) 16; Andy Dunnett 21 Glenn King 13; Gary Smith 21 John Collins (Middleton Hall) 10; Raymond Logan 21 Ewan Shearer (Linlithgow) 12; Alastair Stenhouse 21 Andrew Walker 14; Darren Pearce 21 Walter McDougall (Glenmavis) 19.