Competition round up at Stornoway Bowling Club

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There have been several competitions played at Stornoway Bowling Club recently including the Soval Rose Bowl Gents Singles, the Villa Cup and the Triples Competiion.

The semifinals of the Gents Singles were played between John Norman Macleod and Duncan Maclean, with Duncan winning the all Back semi.

The other semi was played between Jimmy Legge and Duncan Macmillan with Duncan winning the all Sandwick match.

It was noted that on the scorce card for the final that surnames had been dispensed with and the card read Duncan ‘Back’ and Duncan ‘Sandwick’.

This competition is played to first to 21 shots. It was Maclean who opened the scoring with two shots in the first end, the early stages where nip and tuck and after seven ends the score was five shots each, then Maclean went on a run of ends and after 13 ends he was back in the lead with 13 shots to 6, Macmillan started the fight back and after 18 ends the score was all square at 14 shots each.

Macmillan then managed to keep calm and started to pull away and after 22 ends he lead 20 shots to 14, with the elusive last shot sometimes hard to find he managed to score two shots in the next end to win.

It was the first time after playing each other numerous times over the years in various single competitions that he managed to beat Maclean.

The next competition to be played the following week was the Villa Cup which is played over two evenings with each match played over 10 ends.

The semi finals were between Norman Macleod and Angus Murray with Norman winning by nine shots to five, the other semi was betweem Jimmy Legge and Sheena Macdonald. This was a very close match with the score all

square going into the last end with Sheena winning the final end scoring two shots to win by nine shots to seven.

In the final it was Norman who went into the early lead and at the half way point was leading five shots to one, and after eight ends he lead by nine shots to two, leaving Sheena needing to score at least three shots to stay

in the match, unfortunately she only scored two shots, leaving Norman the winner and taking his second singles competition this year.

The next competition was the Triples Competition which is played over a Saturday, and with six teams entered it was played on a round robin format with every one playing each other in matches of six ends.

After three rounds there were two teams who had each won all their matches. The team of George Fairclough, Norman Macleod and Isabel Linklater and the team of Angus Murray, D A Stewart and Malky Macleod, with both teams

playing each other in the fourth round it was George’s team who came out on top.

This seemed to knock Angus’s team who also lost their final match, and with George’s team winning their last match and all their games it was George Fairclough, Norman Macleod and Isabel Linklater who were worthy winners (pictured above).

The Calmac Pairs also reached its conclusion with George Fairclough and D A Stewart playing against Annie Mary Campbell and Sheena Macdonald and in this battle of the sexes it was the ladies who triumphed - well done to Annie Mary and Sheena.

Members are reminded that the draw for the Club Championship has been made and ties are to be played by the dates on the draw sheet.

There are also entry sheets on the notice board for various other competitions, with a new competition to be played for this year which will be played to a minimum jack.