Linlithgow Ace Ewan Shearer delivered an excellent 21-12 victory over Greg Baldry of East Calder to turn up trumps in the Singles final of the District Championships played at West Calder.Read More
Darren Pearce of Kirkliston walked over in last years final of the Junior Singles and makes a follow up appearance on the national finals stage having on this occasion served up a strong performance from 8-8 to score a 21-10 win over Cameron Nicol of Deans.
Two sets of brothers faced each other in the final of the Pairs and in a nail biting climax a single at the last to win 13-12 saw the victory salute triggered by the younger set of Aiden and Nathan Davies of Pumpherston at the expense Bathgate duo David and Alan McCormick. Newbridge reigned supreme in the Triples with Thomas Mann skipping Stuart Affleck and Blair Mackie to a 16-6 win over the Queensferry crew of Mike Reid, Jim McCallum, and Raymond Reid. Kirkliston dominated the Fours with the rink of Mark Allison, Greg Logan, Calum Logan, and Raymond Logan in tip-top form to beat Stewart McMaster, Ian Laverie, Brian Edwards, and Jamie Edwards of Broxburn, 21-7. Ewan Shearer notched up a District Champion double when skipping his Linlithgow club-mate Ann Robertson to a hard fought win over Brian and Lorraine Craig of Glenmavis in Monday nights final played at West Calder.
West Lothian completed their East section campaign in the Hamilton Trophy with a magnificent seven wins out of seven having scored a spectacular 55 shot victory (154-99) over Stirling County East at Kirkliston. The defending champions topping the section 4 points clear of runners up Edinburgh & Leith and third placed East Lothian. WL step up their defence of the title with a quarterfinal match against Dumfriesshire at Castlepark, Prestonpans, on Saturday 6th July. WL only won on three of their six rinks against Stirling East but double figures triumphs for team captain Raymond Logan. Grant Logan, and Steven Fleming dwarfed the setbacks inflicted upon Thomas Mann, Andy Dunnett, and Neil Speirs. Logan (Ray) skipped Darren Pearce, Barry Sword, and Mark Allison to a from 5-5 to a 35-8 win over Matt McCauley while Grant Logan skipped Calum Black, Blair Mackie, and Gary Orr into an 11-1 lead then onto a 36-12 win over Stuart Hogg. Fleming finished 3, 5, (1), 1 to skip Drew Paterson, Paul Sweeney, and Sandy McDougall to a 28-15 win over C Ross while the losing scores were; Thomas Mann 18 Darren Couper 19; Andy Dunnett 19 Simon Thomson 22; Neil Speirs 18 Stuart Williamson 22.
Four times champion Calum Logan progressed into the second round of the WLBA Junior Open for the Fred Meikle Trophy with an impressive 21-10 win over Calum Black of East Calder howver former champion Andrew Semple made his exit with a 21-13 defeat from Alan Pateron of Broxburn.
An eye-catching result was Liam Thomson of Pumpherston capturing the 21- 17 scalp of Broxburn star Jamie Edwards.
Sadly, a very dark cloud descended on Friday nights District Finals at West Calder with the taking ill of weel kent and highly respected Linlithgow personality Allan Old and the subsequent passing of the 91 year old. Allan made a hallmark impression on the sport he played and loved with many highlights over a long career that included (winning) Hamilton Trophy status with Linlithgowshire and skipping his club rink to the National Fours title in 1989. It was however being applauded and revered as a true gentleman and great ambassador of the sport that made him a standout figure in all pairts of WL bowling circles and much further afield. The funeral service for Allan is being held on Monday 1st July, 1-30pm, at St Michael’s Church then onto Kildimmery Cemetry for 2-30pm.