Macdougall crowned singles champ

THE Teviotdale gents’ indoor bowling single-hand final was contested last Friday night between Gary Scott and Chris Macdougall, and it was the latter who started well and led by seven shots to nil.

Scott then opened his account with scores of 1, 2 to close the deficit. However, Macdougall added three shots to his tally to one by Scott and after eight ends the score was 10-4. Over the next part of this match Macdougall added 1, 1, 1, 2, 1 to lead 16-4. At the next head Scott gained three shots, and two ends later notched a further two to make the score 9-17. Two ends later it was all over, though, as Macdougall added 3, 1 to clinch victory by 21 shots to nine.

ANOTHER final played last Friday night was the ladies’ triples, which saw Irene Bennett and Jean Beattie, Marion Pearson and Caroline Hogarth (skip) emerging victorous against Senga McCrone, Sharman Macdougall and Irene Bennett.

RECENTLY, the club pairs was decided and the opponents were Chris Macdougall and Ewan Lindores (skip) and they took on Colin Rae and Andrew Kyle (skip), after nine ends the score was 13-6 for Macdougall and Lindores, after a further four ends the score was 19-9, however, Rae and Kyle hit back with scores of 3, 1, 2, to narrow the deficit to 19 shots to 15, at the final end the first named added three shots to their tally to win by 22 shots to 15.

SATURDAY’S open triples was contested at the indoor stadium, and the entries were drawn into three sections of four teams, with the triples contesting three games of six ends. The winners of each section and the highest runner-up overall would make the knock-out semi-finals.

Qualifiers from section one were Dot and Lawrence Lavin and Graeme Smith; while Charlie Patterson, Dennis Poloczek and Ewan Lindores topped section two; and Gordon Allan, Stuart Anderson and Alan Brady were the best in section three. Billy Brownlee, William Brownlee and Graham Brownlee sealed their place in the semis as highest runners-up.

In a tense semi-final that included a tied end and a no-shot, it was the Brady-led side who took their place in the final, while the Brownlees defeated the Lindores trio in the other semi.

The final started well for the Brownlees as they scored 4, 1, 2 at the first three ends to take a comfortable lead. However, Allan, Anderson and Brady fought back with scores of 1, 3, 2 to make the final tally 7-6 for the G. Brownlee-led combination.

A vote of thanks was made and one of the tournament sponsors, John McDevitt, of the Station Bar, handed over the prizes. The comp also carried support from Paul Burton Wines and George Brown and Son (Joiners).

SUNDAY’S final of the Carlsberg pairs was between Sharman and Chris Macdougall (skip) and Irene Bennett and Stuart Anderson (skip), and after five of the 15 ends the score was 10-1 for the first-named. Following the completion of a similar amount of ends, Bennett and Anderson edged in front by 13 shots to 11. Over the next three heads, the Macdougalls added scores of 3, 3, 1 to regain the initiative and the lead at 18-13. Bennett and Anderson hit back with scores of 3, 1 but it was not enough to secure victory as Sharman and Chris won by 18 shots to 17.