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Last Monday the Bowls Scotland District Finals took place at Newton Stewart Green at 7pm. The fine weather meant there was a good turnout to support those taking part. There was a high standard of play throughout all the games and they were played in a sporting manner. The last game finished about 10pm and was followed on by the presentation of the winners and runner-up badges to the those participating.

Singles - Kenny Murray (Stranraer) Singles - Dean McColm (Stranraer)

Pairs - Alan Hainey/Brian Kyle (West End)

Triple - Brian Tait/Lee Heron/Julian Phipps (Wigtown)

Fours - Andrew Brolls Snr/Jason Boyce/Andrew Brolls & Derek Jolly (Whithorn) Senior Fours - Drew Stewart/Jim Mcclymont/Jim Sproat/Jim Mckie (West End)

Unfortunately Wigtown’s Triple had to leave early and were therefore missing from the photograph.

After the presentation was completed, the Bowls Scotland District Secretary presented the Newton Stewart President Vera with a bouquet of flowers for her assistance with the presentation.

The Senior Singles and the Mixed Pairs finals were held at Stranraer BC on Tuesday 23rd June. The weather was ideal and there was a good turnout to witness two excellent games.

The Singles game was eventually won by Bobby McKie (Kirkcolm) beating John McClurg (Portwilliam) 21-20. The Mixed Pairs was also a close game with the Newton pair of Alex Mckie and Robin McGill 2 shots clear at the start of the last end. but the Wigtown Skip trailled the jack for 4 shots making the Wigtown pair of Rabbie Bark and Morag Lamb the eventual winners. The presentation was made by Kay McHaffie, the Club President’s wife and she herself was presented with a bouquet of flowers for her help from the District Secretary.

The winners will now go to the Scottish finals at the Northfield Bowling Complex in Ayr on 26th July.

Bowls Scotland spokesman Brendan Handlling said: “I would like to wish all the players that have qualified and wish them the very best in the latter stages.”

Isle of Whithorn Bowling Club

The Isle of Whithorn Bowling Club is holding an open triples tournament on Sunday, June 28. All competitors wishing to enter should be at the green at 12.30pm. Entries to Kevan on 01988500408 or Alf on 01988500597.

Wigtown Bowling Club

Wigtown Bowling Club pairs competition, sponsored by Derek Little and Son, Painter & Decorator, was held recently. David Bark and Malcolm Heron were the winners and Malcolm McDonald and Ken McQuaker were the runners-up.

Kirkinner Bowling Club

Kirkinner Bowling Club Pairs competition will be played on Saturday, June 27.

Entries in by 11am for 11.30 start. Please phone Brian on 840609.

Wigtownshire Bowling Association

The WBA played Stewartry in the Cities and Counties Championships at dalbeattie Bowling green last saturday and what a day it was for the Wigotwnshire team, who had already qualified for teh quarter-finals the previous week. The wigtownshire team still hadan outside chance of winning the south section as the leaders and trophy holders from Lanarkshire were playing Dumfriesshire. Should Dumfriesshire beat lanarkshire and Wigtownshire beat Stewartry by a good margin, then Wigtownshire would top the section.

The match got started andWigtownshire got he start they wished for, andat the halfway stage, lead by 70 shots to 30. Just as their game finished the word came through fromDumfries that dumfriesshire had indeed beatenklanarj=kshire by 128 shots to 103. Wigothsire went on to win their match by 144 to 107, thus winning the south section by six shots.

After 5 ends the score was Wigtownshire 33 stewartry 20; after 10 ends 70-40; after15 ends 99-68; after 18 ends 119-84 and after 21 ends 144-107.

Wigtownshire will now play Northern Counties at Cumnoch BC on Saturday, July 4. details next week.

Rhins league results: Stranraer B 66 shots 7pts Castle Kennedy 48 shots 3 pts; Kirkcolm 58 shots 5 pts Glenluce 60 shots 5 pts; West End 73 shots 10 ors Sandhead 50 shots 0 pts; Drummore 48 shots 3 pts Stranraer R 70 shots 7 pts.

League table

P S/F S/A pts

West End 7 533-348 63

Stranraer (R) 6 388-336 39

Drummore 6 366-344 39

Stranraer (B) 6 394-339 34

Castle Kennedy7 429-457 32

Sandhead 6 369-358 30

Kirkcolm 6 361-343 25

Portpatrick 6 291-446 9

Machars league results: Port William 76 shots 8 pts Isle of Whithorn 52 shots 2 pts; Wigtown 55 shots 4 pts Garlieston 76 shots 6 pts; Newton Stewart 56 shots 4 pts Kirkcowan 71 shots 6 pts; Kirkinner 53 shots 4 pts Whithorn 64 shots 6 pts.

League table

P S/F S/A Pts

Whithorn 7 535- 361 56

Isle o W 7 460-409 49

Port William 7 453-387 47

Garlieston 7 477-424 36

Wigtown 7 437-433 34

Kirkinner 7 389-498 22

N/Stewart 7 386-521 19

Kirkcowan 7 374-496 15

Whithorn Bowling Club are Machars League Champions for 2015.

Wigtownshire Top Ten

July 1:Port William green - Whithorn v Kirkinner

Newton stewart green - Newton Stewart v Kirkcowan

Kirkcowan green - Glenluce v garlieston

Kirkinner green - Wigtown v Port William

Stranraer green - Kirkcolm v Sandhead

Sandhead green - Stranraer v West End

Clubs please note change of dates. This is to get this competition fiished before the Bowls Scotland finals. Clubs will be informed of venues.

1st round - July 1

2nd round - July 8

Semi-finals - July 15

Final - July 22 - July 15

Dumfries and Galloway Under 25 Bowling Association

On Sunday, at Orbiston Bowling Club, the annual Vice President’s Trophy took place for the Under 14’s. There were 10 rinks in all from Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Glasgow and the Lothians.

Wigtownshire’s entries came from Newton Stewart and West End Bowling Club and were as follows:

Lewis Rennie (West End) & Adam Cairnie (West End) Ethan Baillie (West End) & Fiona Roddie (Newton Stewart). The team performed well in all five games with some exceptional shots being played.

Unfortunately this year there was a very high standard and Wigtownshire only manged two points from a possible 10. But it was felt by those that travelled to support them, that it was great experience for the youngsters who gelled well together and functioned as a team should.

The Wigtownshire Under 25’s President would like to thank all the parents and relations for their help in bringing the players to Bellshill and their support throughout the day.