The climax to the ever popular and fiercely competitive WESLO Seniors Open is staged at Glenmavis BC today with both the semi finals and final down for decision and the outcome is certain to see a new name inscribed on the coveted Trophy.Read More
Robert Saunders of Whitburn is the eye-catching name in the semi finals line up with the recently crowned District Champion continuing to serve up exciting performances the latest of which is his commanding 21-9 win over Ritchie Templeton of Bathgate in Tuesday’s quarterfinals action at Mid Calder. However Brian Walker of Queensferry seriously blocks Saunders pathway into the final – a battle hardened campaigner in the mainstream of the sport and showing strong form in the quarterfinals to beat John Weir of Whitburn, 21-10. The other half of the WESLO draw featured David Peel of West Calder against John Collins of Middleton Hall. Peel booked his place in the semis with an encouraging 21-16 win over John Eveleigh of Watson Memorial while Collins impressed with the 21-16 capture of the scalp of strongly fancied title contender Norrie Alexander of Ratho.
Bankton Mains in Livingston is the centre of the Universe in West Lothian this weekend with 29 club champions in competition for the coveted Burnside Trophy and the high prestige honour of being crowned the Bankton Mains sponsored WLBA 2017 Champion of Champions.
The first and second round action on Saturday has session times of 10am; 12noon; 2pm; and 4pm while the Quarter Finals on Sunday at 11am are followed by the Semi Finals at 1-30pm and the Final at 4pm.
The First session features; Eric Miller of Watson Memorial against Robert Hamilton of Pumpherston; John Sneddon of Deans v Glen King of West Calder; Brian Clarkson of Winchburgh v Johnnie Hardie of Letham; Ian Russell of Blackburn v Whitburn; Jim Anderson of Stoneyburn v Andy Forrest of Middleton Hall; Shaun Cairns of Harrysmuir v Kevin McConnell of Armadale.
The Second session features; Gary Smith of Linlithgow v Grant Ramsay of East Calder; Billy Johnston of Harthill v Callum McLean of Oakbank; Davie Hay of Polbeth v Craig Gullane of Broxburn; Andy McMeechan of Bankton Mains v Norrie Alexander of Ratho; Craig Yeaman of Bellsburn v James Speirs of Newbridge.
The byes into the Second round are ; Danny Love of Spring Grove; Stewart McKie of Kinneil; Ian Drysdale Jnr of Bathgate; David Turnbull of Mid Calder; and Alan Baird of Seafield.
“Invest In West Lothian “ is the lead logo on the New Team Tops of the Three WLBA teams – Mainstream – Under 25’s – Seniors – that compete in their respective National championships and the official launch was celebrated at a Civic Reception attended by some 90 bowlers in the Burgh Halls at Linlithgow.
The Invest In West Lothian theme attracted support investments from seven other local companies in the shape of; Weslo Housing Management – Matt Purdie & Sons Worldwide – Specsavers – Pat McGinley Autocare – Alan Steel Asset Management – Tony Macaroni – and Dechmont Forklift Trucks.
An additional twin highlight of the occasion hosted by Provost Tom Kerr was the recognition of Angela Uttley of Glenmavis in capturing the Scottish Seniors Singles Crown and a record fifth Scottish Pairs title triumph achieved by Sandra Steven and Kirsteen McLelland of Uphall Station.
Both national championship wins marked by specially engraved gifts and presented by Leader of the Council Lawrence Fitzpatrick.
WLBA A Civic Reception to mark the official launch of the