Conon Bridge visit as the bowls season nears an end

Stornoway Bowling Club recently had a visit from Conon Bridge and Maryburgh bowling club who crossed the Minch in glorious sunshine.

But just in time for the bowling there was a clap of thunder and the rain started - normal service was resumed.

After twelve damp ends of bowls Stornoway were victorious, we must thank the bowlers for making the trip across to play and for such an enjoyable evening and also for our ladies for the catering. We look forward to the return match in Conon Bridge next year.

The club championship was recently played to a conclusion with the semi-finals played on the Monday evening between Alex Dan Campbell and John Norman Macleod.

Alex Dan went into an early lead and after seven ends was leading seven shots to two, John Norman came back into the game winning the next four ends and scoring six shots to take the lead 8-7.

Hethen had the best of the next four ends and after fifteen ends was back in the lead 14-10.

John Norman took a single shot in each of the next three ends to close the gap,and Alex Dan scored a single in the next and then another two in the following before John Norman scored another two shots.

So after twenty one ends Alex Dan was still just ahead 17-15.

Alex Dan scored three shots leaving him needing one shot to win. John Norman came back taking a single shot in each of the next two ends before Alex Dan scored the final shot required to win 21-17 in the twenty fifth end.

The other semi-final was an all Macmillan match between Dan and Duncan. After five ends Dan was in the lead by 4-2, Duncan had the best of the next five ends and was leading 10-5, and after fifteen ends he was still ahead 15-8.

Duncan took a single in the next end with Dan scoring two shots in the seventeenth, Duncan scored two shots in each of the next two ends, with Dan taking a single in the next before Duncan scored a single in the twenty first end to win.

The final was played on Wednesday evening and after the first five ends the score was level at three shots each. Over the next five ends Alex Dan went into a slight lead 8-5, and after fifteen ends was still leading 14-8.

Duncan then scored three shots in the next end and another single in the following end. Alex Dan scored two shots, before Duncan scored three shots to win twenty one shots to ten.

Next up was the Sports Shop rinks. With the forecast looking mixed five teams were due to play in a round robin format of eight end games, with the team of Bob Ferguson, Dan Macmillan, Isabel linklater and Jackie Mackay winning each of their four games.