Close encounter with Wigtownshire

Newton Stewart Bowling Club

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 4th June 2014, 4:08 pm
Pictured from left to right - Sorbie open pairs finalists Geordie Fenion, Dan Maxwell, club president Michael McGuinness, Brian Harvey and Mark McKie.
Pictured from left to right - Sorbie open pairs finalists Geordie Fenion, Dan Maxwell, club president Michael McGuinness, Brian Harvey and Mark McKie.

Newton Stewart Bowling Club Round-Robin Triples were played last Sunday , sponsored by J&B Print Newton Stewart, Colin Faulds Tipper Hire and the Creebridge House Hotel.

The winners were M. Young, C. McMillan and A. McMillan who beat A. McKie, B. McKie and S. Lochrie in the final.

The beaten semi finalist’s were Brian McVittie, Garlieston and David Bark, Wigtown.

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Colin Faulds presented the prizes to the prizewinners with club president Vera McCallum.

Wigtownshire Bowling Association

The WBA played Renfrewshire south in the County Championships at Anchor Bowling Green on Saturday and the game was a very close encounter from start to finish. After five ends Wigtownshire were in front 38-29, after ten ends they wee 64-63 down, after 15 ends they were down 87-76. at 18 ends played it was 103-99 down. But over the last three ends, Wigtownshire scored 18 shots to Renfrewshire’s two shots to win the match 118-111.

So far, the this year’s championships, WBA has won three lost one with three matches still to play.

On Saturday, June 14, Wigtownshire travel to Lockerbie to play Dumfriesshire. Anyone wishing to travel on the coach must have their name to the WBA secretary by Friday, June 6.

Wigotwnshire play Glasgow East on Saturday, June 7, at Stranrer green.

Can the following players report to the green for 1.30pm:

Rink 1 - L Conlan; A Kyle; A McClurg; A Hainey (skip)

Rink 2 - D Arnott; J McColm; J Arnott; A Higgins (skip)

Rink 3 - J Milligan; M Conlan; J Penrose; K Cairnie (skip)

Rink 4 - D Bark; A McLelland; J Boyce; D Kiltie Jr (skip)

Rink 5 - M Lindsay; R Stevenson; De McColm; D Kelly (skip)

Rink 6 - A Lyons; S Hainey; A Cairnie; Dv McColm (skip)

Wigtownshire Bowling League


Whithorn 83 shots 10pts Kirkcowan 45 shots 0 pts; Kirkinner 73 shots 8 pts Newton Sewart 45 shots 2 pts; Isle of Whithorn 47 shots 0 pts Garlieston 74 shots 10 pts; Port William 66 shots 8 pts Wigtown 52 shots 2 pts.

Played Shots for Shots against Points

Whithorn 4 308 246 36

Garlieston 4 275 224 30

Port William 4 294 247 24

Wigtown 4 245 150 16

Isle of Whithorn 4 263 247 16

Kirkcowan 4 252 271 16

Kirkinner 4 243 282 14

N Stewart 4 195 326 8


West End 56 shots 4 pts Stranraer B 65 shots 6 pts; Castle Kennedy 81 shots 8 pts Glenluce 57 shots 2 pts; Kirkcolm 91 shots 10 pts Drummore 33 shots 0 pts; Sandhead 73 shots 10 pts Portpatrick 45 shots 0 pts.

Played Shots for Shots against Points

Kirkcolm 4 280 221 28

Stranraer B 3 239 139 24

Sandhead 3 202 154 24

West end 4 263 225 24

Stranraer R 3 208 185 18

Drummore 4 226 274 18

Castle Kennedy 3 189 194 12

Glenluce 4 224 280 12

Portpatrick 4 169 328 0

Draw for the Wigtownshire Triples to be played on Wednesday, June 11;

Kirkcolm green - B McKie K/C v E Copeland G/L

Sandhead green - C McDonald S/H v J McKie W/E; R Baillie Jnr S/H v J McColm S/T

Stranraer green - A Higgins S/T v J Plunkett C/K; M Arnott S/T v D McKinstry C/K

Newton Stewart green - B McKie N/S v B Harvey K/K

Draw for the Junior Singles Prelim to be played on Wednesday, June 11;

Glenluce green - AD Cairnie W/E v M Conlan P/W

Sandhead green - L Rennie W/E v L McLelland P/P

Sorbie Open Pairs

The open pairs tournament held on the 31st May was a great success. A very warm and sunny day saw eighteen pairs take part. The prize money was shared between Geordie Fenion and Dan Maxwell, and Mark McKie and Brian Harvey.

Sorbie Green President, Michael McGuinness, said: “It was a great tournament played in the usual friendly and good natured spirit. It was a good turnout, with players from as far afield as Gatehouse and Creetown taking part.

“I’d like to thank the Sorbie Green members who helped on the day. A few members worked very hard, and the teas were the usual high standard. Thanks also to the members of other local bowling clubs for supporting the event. May I give a special mention to Martin Jolly Truck Hire Ltd and From Ewe to You for sponsoring the event, and for their continued support of Sorbie Bowling Club.”

After two games in the Parity Cup Garlieston and Kirkcowan have 21pts and Whithorn have 20pts. Scores; Port William 8 Wigtown 5, Isle of Whithorn 0, Garlieston 13, Kirkinner 8, Newton Stewart 5, Whithorn 10, Kirkcowan 7; placings; Garlieston 21pts Kirkcowan 21pts Whithorn 20 Portw William 16 Kirkinner 16 Wigtown 10 Newton Stewart 10 Isle of Whithorn 2

The Isle of Whithorn bowling club is holding a charity pairs tournament on Sunday 8th June all entrants should be at the green for 12pm, entries to 01988500597.