Opportunity Knocks for West Lothian Bowlers in the shape of a £1000 title and a range of attractive prizes in return for opting to test and parade their skills in the upcoming Johnston Oils sponsored £4000 West Lothian Masters.Read More
Entering its 19th season the high profile weeklong WLM will run from Monday July 17 to Sunday the 23rd and continues to attract support investment from the Business Community in West Lothian and further afield.
The return of the cost free Players Sweepstake creates the opportunity for a second chance of landing a sizeable prize with the ticket holder of The Master, The Runner Up, and a Losing Semi Finalist collecting £300, £200, and £100 respectively.
Makro-Booker sponsor the top prize in The Sweepstake and with Johnston Oils, Belhaven Brewery, and Sainsbury’s brings a UK wide dimension to funding support that also includes Scotland wide Miller Homes, Slaters Menswear and Scotmid..
The Food and Drinks sector has also pitched in with multiple prize vouchers from Tony Macaroni, The Mercure Hotel; The Hilcroft Hotel; The Ratho Park, Winstons, Spice Lounge, and The Chain Runner.
Local business interests are represented by the presence of Xcite Leisure, Red Hot Windows, Homestyle Blinds, Therm-Mate, Tom Laing Flooring, Derek Mairs Roofing, Boghall Butchers, Derek Logie, Kirkliston BC, and Livingston Autoparts.
The Last 64 in the tournament proper will see a good return on their entry fee in the shape of a £10 voucher each, generously donated by The Tony Macaroni Restaurant in Livingston.
Entry to the WLM is open to all age ranges of membership of the WLBA through its 34 constituent clubs or direct to Championship Convener Davy Doyle on 01506- 494944 or by text to 07896642669 by Sunday June 25.
“You Have To Be In It To Win It – Enter Know”
Harrysmuir BC in Livingston is the centre of the WLBA Universe this Sunday with the home club of Association President Joe McClelland hosting, by tradition, the final of The Rosebery Cup (Est 1882) featuring Linlithgow versus Kirkliston. The draw has been made and reads, Rink 2 Gary Smith v Neil Speirs. Rink 3 Gary Orr v Raymond Logan. Rink 4 Graham Byrne v Grant Logan. Rink 5 Steven Fleming v Calum Logan
West Lothian thrilled their home support at Whitburn last Saturday with a power packed display that produced an explosion of shots and a spectacular 47 shot annihilation (142-95) of Stirling County East in the penultimate section fixture of The Hamilton Trophy. But the loudest cheer of an extraordinary day was sparked by the breaking news that qualifying rivals East Lothian had slumped to a shock 110-96 defeat at home to a previously winless Fife County. The significance of that result being of major significance in that West Lothian moved up to second spot, on the same points mark as EL but with a sizable shot margin advantage of 53.
West Lothian’s final match in the East section could be an extremely tough one away (Parkside) to a revitalised Edinburgh & Leith who will be fired up to end a troubled campaign on a high note.
East Lothian – the reigning national champions -are away to undefeated table-toppers Midlothian at Rosslyn where a win for them would need to go hand in hand with a defeat for West Lothian.
West Lothian’s world stage star Neil Speirs returned from playing for Scotland in Australia to skip Andy Semple, John Aitken, and Mark Allison to a 36-7 win over a luckless Stuart Williamson at Whitburn where the other scores were, Grant Logan 24 K Stoddart 15; Andy Dunnett 26 C Ross 19; Thomas Mann 23 S Thomson 17; Ray Logan 21 S Hogg 23; Steven Fleming 12 M McCalley 14.
Experienced campaigner Drew Paterson returns in place of emerging talent Jamie Edwards at lead to Thomas Mann in the only change to team manager Gordon Logan’s line up against Edinburgh & Leith.