Match Secretary’s Report – 15.09.19

As the outdoor season draws to a close all the competitions are at the final stages.

In the Ladies Championship, there was a win for R.Bunting against H.Clark and the double was completed when she also won the Senior Championship, defeating J.Westwater in the final. In the Club Championship(Mixed) M.Comrie had a fine win over D.Comrie, while in the Gents Championship it was R.Crawford who triumphed over Jim Clark. The Senior Championship was won by T.Young after defeating B.Drysdale and the Walker Cup was won by D.Comrie after a win over Jim Clark. In the Nomination Pairs competition, J.Davies and C.Falconer had a good win over D. and Jim Clark and completed a double by winning the Nomination Triples, when B.Drysdale joined them to win against the Clarks plus S.McFarlane. The Senior Fours competition was won by P.McTavish, C.Nash, B.Bell and T.Pettigrew after a 14-13 win against J.Garden, R.Marchbank, L.MacAllister and J.Lafferty and there was a win for T.Young and Jim Clark, when they defeated B.Bell and D.Baldie in the Ballot Pairs final.

There was a double success for M.Dewar, when he won the Under-25 Championship to add to the Junior Single Hand Trophy he won recently in the Wemyss & District Finals played at Buckhaven B.C. The remaining winners will be reported in the next few weeks.

On Saturday afternoon, there were 18 players competing in the Willie Steele Trophy, which is a 3-bowl single hand competition. The format was 3 groups of six playing a “round-robin” with the winners of each group and the best runner up contesting the semi-finals. After the group games were completed it was Jean Westwater and D.Baldie, who won all their 5 group games, along with Jim Cameron, who won four of his group games and B.Crombie, as the best runner up with four wins, competing in the semi-finals. The semi-finals were drawn out and there were wins for J.Westwater over B.Crombie, while D.Baldie triumphed over Jim Cameron. In the final, it was Jean Westwater, who probably had the majority of the support, who continued her winning ways when she defeated D.Baldie to add her name to the Trophy. It was Irene Wilkie, Willie Steele’s daughter, accompanied by her grandchildren, Casey and Jaimey Crawford, who presented the trophy and thanked everybody who took part in the competition. The John Archer competition is scheduled for next Saturday which is a mixed pairs competition.

There is a sheet for names on the noticeboard and it will only go ahead if there are enough entries. The indoor bowling season has started at East Fife Indoor B.C. and there is a sheet on the noticeboard for members who want to be considered for selection in the Fife Fours competition, with the first game on Sunday 27th October.