Apr 9 2010 by Andy Galloway, Lennox Herald (main ed)
DUMBARTON and District Indoor Bowling Club’s gents retained the inter-club league title when they beat Whiteinch.
They won 10-2 on points to confirm them as champions for the season.
Results were (Dumbarton skips first):
Home: Keith Tait 19, Archie Glencross 11; Graeme Sloan 22, Tom. McCartney 12. Away: Brian Neeson 15, George McCartney Jnr 16; Michael Connolly 19, Peter Murray 12.
THE second half of Dumbarton’s ladies inter-club final against West of Scotland took place last Thursday night, with the home side requiring one win from the two games to win the final.
Both games were extremely close throughout, with the West of Scotland teams always just in front.
That was an advantage they held right up until the last shot, to give West of Scotland a narrow victory overall by 7 points to 5.
Results were (Dumbarton skipts first): Annette Christie 11, Ann McCormack 12; Mary Morrison 10, Helen Mason 14.
THE 25th anniversary final of the Scottish Indoor Bowling Association’s Team Championship was played at Midlothian IBC on Sunday Between Dumbarton and District IBC and Aberdeen IBC.
A full busload of supporters travelled through to Dalkeith to support the team in their first team championship final.
Over the opening ends, there was little to choose between the two teams, with Aberdeen ahead in the singles and pairs, and Dumbarton leading in the triples and fours.
In the singles, though, there was a dramatic turnaround, as Graeme Sloan came from 7-1 down to record a 21-14 victory.
The fours also mounted a late comeback to defeat their opponents by 24 shots to 17.
But Aberdeen were victorious in the pairs and triples, and having won by a big enough margin, they took the overall title.
Full results were (Dumbarton skips first):
Singles: Graeme Sloan 21; Eric Gallon 14. Pairs: Jean Irwin, Brian Neeson 16; Kathleen Birnie, George Milne 28. Triples: Margaret Stickings, Kevin Anderson, Scott Hardie 11; Margaret Duthie, Willie Lumsden, Derek McNicol 20. Fours: Michelle Keenan, Ann Jardine, John Gillies, Keith Tait 24; Irene Munro, Lorraine Mearns, Allan Milne, Mike Mearns 17.
This made the final result Aberdeen 4 points plus 79 shots, and Dumbarton 4 points plus 72 shots.
This was Aberdeen’s first win in the competition, and was also Dumbarton’s first appearance in the final, and the team acquitted themselves well.