Bowling season gets under way

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Lochlands club

FORTY-THREE members turned up for the opening day at Lochlands Bowling Club.

On a cold day with frequent flurries of hailstones and showers, junior vice-president John Cargill overcame president John Smith’s squad by 63 shots to 56.

Friendly

Lochlands made a pleasant trip to Fife on Sunday when they face Guardbridge in a mixed game. The home side comfortably won by 19 shots.

Guardbridge v. Lochlands

11 A. Neil J. Smith 13

20 J. Miller P. Gersok 9

10 L. Maddison A. Suttie 13

23 B. Mitchell D. Smith 10

64 45

Newgate Club

NEWGATE Bowling Club gents opened their season on Saturday with the traditional first game between president Willie Johnston’s team and vice-president John Stirling’s men.

The game was enjoyed by seven rinks and ended in a draw. The highest-up rink award was won by Alan Caird’s rink, playing for the vice-president.

Gent’s friendlies for tomorrow (Saturday) are home and away to Invergowrie. The home game starts at 2.30 p.m. and the away team bus leaves at 1 p.m. for a 2 p.m. start.

Members are requested to check the noticeboard for competition draws and dates.

The ladies’ season began on Sunday with the tradition match between the teams of Barbara Park, president, and Linda Cargill, vice-president. The competition was enjoyed by four rinks of triples and the president’s team emerged as victor.

The ladies have two friendlies during the week with an away game against Arbroath on Tuesday and a home game against Abbey on Wednesday.