Close Match Play In Bowls Triples Competition

STORNOWAY Bowling Club’s triples competition was played on Saturday July 14th, with nine teams taking part and each playing four apiece.

The final four teams were (team 5) Sheena Macdonald, Angus Macdonald and George Fairclough versus (team 7) Angus Murray, John Macaskill and Isobel Linklater.

Angus’s team opened the scoring with two shots, with Sheena scoring a single on the second.

Angus’s team then scored four shots in the third and two shots in the fourth and fifth with Sheena’s scoring a single in the final end.

Angus, John and Isobel secured their place in the final with a ten shots to two to win.

The other semi was between (team 1) D. A. Stewart, Maureen Macmillan and Willie Morrison versus Dan Macmillan , Murdo Macleod and Norman Macleod.

Willie’s team started well with three shots in the first end, Dan scored two shots in the second, one shot in the third, and three shots in the fourth.

Willie then took the fifth with a single, making the score six shots to four in Dan’s favour.

The final end was a real battle with the shot changing several times and uncharcteristaly for Dan he was unable to secure the second shot, so after a measure it was Willie’s team who took the final end with three shots to win seven shots to six.

Angus’s team opened the scoring in the final with three shots in the first end, Willie then took the second and third ends with a single shot in each, and Angus took the fourth and fifth ends with a single shot in each.

Going into the final end it was Angus who held the slight advantage with a two shot cushion, the final end went to Willie with a single shot, so it was Isobel, John and Angus who were eventual winners after a very close match winning by five shots to four.

Next up was the Daily Record Handicap singles.

The first semi final was played between Rob Macdonald (1 shot h/c) versus John Hamilton (2 shot h/c) this was shaping up to be a very close match and after six ends it was all square at five shots a piece.

Rob took two shots in the seventh end and Johnnie hit back with a single in the eighth and ninth end to level the score again.

Rob scored three shots in the tenth and a single in the eleventh with Johnnie scoring two shots in the final end leaving Rob the winner eleven shots to nine.

The other semi was between Bob Walker (3 shot h/c) versus Duncan Maclean (0).

Bob scored a single in the first end to go into a four shot lead only to watch it disapear into the sunset winning the next ten ends before he finally scored an other single in the final end.

The final was between Rob Macdonald and Duncan Maclean and unfortunately for Rob, Duncan continued to play as he had in the semi and no matter what Rob did he could not overcome Duncan’s play up until the eighth end when Rob score a shot by which time the score was thirteen shots to two.

Duncan then scored a single in the ninth and three shots in the tenth by which time there was no way back for Rob in the twelve end match.

This gave Duncan his second single’s trophy for the season so far.