Bowlers bring down curtain on outdoor season

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A total of 38 male members took part in the final game of the Wilton season and on a warm day the green was running well. The players enjoyed an 18-end contest with a break after 10 ends for an excellent meal, prepared by the lady members. In a match between past-presidents and guests of Wilton and club members, the top side for the ex-presidents comprised Gordon Fraser, David Smart and Rikky Paterson (skip), and for the members it was Jan Szoneberg, Michael Smyth and Kenny McCartney (skip).

Details: S. Anderson 16 L. Forrest 13; W. Jaffray 16 J. Smyth 21; D. Macdougall 14, J. Murdie 12; G. Brownlee 13 K. McCartney 20; W. Paterson 28 B. Millar 12; A. Waugh 13, C. Macdougall 13. Past-presidents 100, Members 91.

Prior to the game, a few notes on the 55-year career of Elliot Halliday at Wilton were read out by D. Macdougall. Following the match, president Szoneberg spoke on behalf of the members, with past-president B. Stormont thanking the ladies and the bar staff. The presentation of prizes was held at 8pm with a good number present to witness the club trophies being handed out. This was followed by a quiz and music provided by Reflex Disco (Jim Thomson) to bring the outdoor season to an end.

The winner of Wilton’s junior championship was Michael Smyth, with Kieran Pringle the runner-up. The beaten semi-finalists were Greg Lowrie and Fraser Clyne. All the boys received gifts from Jock Graham and Betty Turnbull at Saturday night’s presentation of prizes.

Members are reminded that the clubrooms will be open every Saturday evening for Play Your Cards Right and the first week will commence with a £30 jackpot. Several other events are planned over the winter and more information is available at the clubrooms.

There will be a ‘Hat’ night tonight (Friday) at the indoor stadium. Rink fees will be the same as last season and it is hoped that league matches will start on Monday, while the first ladies’ match is tomorrow (Saturday) at home to Tweedbank.