West Lothian Bowling Association launch their inaugural Presidents Dinner at Whitburn BC last night and ‘because it matters to the bowlers of the county it matters to Headline Sponsor Digby Brown’.Read More
Attracting investment from Scotland’s leading Personal Injury firm of solicitors is a major achievement by WLBA with the high profile sponsor delighted at the opportunity to promote their no win no fee services in support of a gold medal sport.
Digby Brown do have a strong WLBA connection with Partner Gordon Dalyell the son of the late MP Tam Dalyell who served the local association for many years as an Honorary President, and The Dalyell Shield is competed for annually as the County Pairs Championship. The main speaker at the Dinner is Mike Wheatley – who happens to be Gordon’s uncle – while bowls legend David McGill, football legend Colin Stein, and Provost Tom Kerr also feature as notable contributors.
Prizes to the value of £1000 is the rich rewards offered by Ratho BC in their annual early season staging of the 2Bowl Open Pairs event sponsored by Belhaven Brewers and played on Saturday 5th of May. “This tournament is the perfect opportunity for the competitive minded bowler in West Lothian and further a field to blow away the cobwebs of winter hibernation and set themselves up for a flying start the busy calendar that lies ahead”, said spokesman Frank Dowling, Entry closes on Tuesday 1st of May and should be made by contacting the club on 031- 333 – 2511 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The final of the Seniors Pairs at West Lothian IBC was a hard fought affair won by underdogs Ronnie Wardrop and Ian McGill who bounced off the ropes at 5-1 down to defeat Mark Wilson and Ronnie Erskine 14-9.
Winning The Hamilton Trophy – Scottish Cities and Counties Championship – is the Holy Grail – of a serving President so Ian McGill of The West Lothian Bowling Association is hopeful that Manager Gordon Logan will deliver the goods in 2018. Logan – a former manger of Scotland – has named a squad of 36 for the opening practice match at Linlithgow BC on Wednesday 2nd of May then he and his selectors have to whittle it down to 24 for the opening East section match against Borders at Gordon BC on May 12th. The trial line up reads; 1 v 2 Etc. Rink 1. Jamie Deegan (Harrysmuir) Andi Gray (Kirkliston) Blair Mackie (Newbridge) and Grant Logan (Kirkliston). Rink 2. Ewan Shearer (Linlithgow), David Ledgerwood (Buchan Park), Gary Smith (Linlithgow) and Thomas Mann (Newbridge). Rink 3, Andy Semple (Newbridge), Scott Mushet (Linlithgow), James Speirs (Newbridge), and Steven Fleming (Linlithgow) Rink 4. Darren Pearce (Kirkliston), Paul Sweeney (Newbridge), Brian Cooper (Bathgate), and Andy Dunnett (Linlithgow). Rink 5. Jamie Edwards (Broxburn), Scott Logan (Kirkliston), Gary Orr (Linlithgow) and Ray Logan (Kirkliston). Rink 6. Steven Forrest (Kirkliston) Gary Grant (Queensferry), Mark Allison (Kirkliston), and Neil Speirs (Kirkliston). Rink 7. Frazer Muirhead (Uphall Station), Andy Walker (Winchburgh), Greg Logan (Uphall Station), and Sandy McDougall (Glenmavis). Rink 8. Ryan Miller (Buchan Park), John Aitken (Kirkliston), Barry Sword (Buchan Park), and Calum Logan (Kirkliston).
Reserves. Calum Black (East Calder), Stewart Grant (Buchan Park), David Smith (Queensferry) and Stewart Getty (Uphall Station).