Oct 21 2011 by Andy Galloway, Lennox Herald (main ed)
Dumbarton bowler makes semi-finals of national singles event
DUMBARTON and District Indoor Bowling Club’s Kenny Paton was in action at the national singles event at Abbeyview Bowling Club.
In the first round he beat Fraserburgh’s Alan Bruce by 21 shots to 19, then K Nibloe of Prestwick 21-18.
He then made it three out of three when he beat A Barker of Elgin 21-13 in the quarter-finals.
The next round is being held at Ardrossan Bowling Club on Saturday, December 3, where Kenny will face a player from the host club.
The gents seniors were playing at home, where they beat Cowal, with only one rink being defeated.
The ladies were away at Whiteinch, but lost by 87 shots to 78.
ON Friday, October 7, Dumbarton Associated Clubs held their prizegiving at Dumbuck BC. The list of prizewinners read: Burgh Cup – Eastfield; Kirkwood Bowl – Renton; Strathleven Rosebowl – Eastfield; Norrie Stephen Memorial Trophy – Renton; Centenary Trophy – Eastfield; Syd Walters Triples – Renton; McFarlane Trophy – Rock; Ballantyne Pairs – Rock; William Denny Shield – Rock; China Cup – Eastfield; Wooden Spoon – Dixon; TOA Silver Salver – Renton; Wilkie and Rider Pennant – Renton; Wilkie and Rider A and B League Quaich – Brock; Peter Denny Shield – I Robb (Vale of Leven); Junior Champion of Champions – P Kane (Dumbarton); Champion of Champions – G Baxter (Vale of Leven).
VALE of Leven Bowling Club held their annual supper and prize presentation recently.
The winners were (runners-up in brackets): Championship – G Baxter (I D Robb); Brock Cup – C McIntyre (B Weir); President/vice-presidents – C McIntyre (J Anderson); Brock Shield – A Crichton (G Allan); Nominated pairs – I MacDonald and I D Robb (J Sutton and J Harkins); Classified pairs – I Dennett and C McIntyre (A McIntyre and D Cole); Club Triples – I Barnes Sr, J Shearer and I Barnes Jr (G Davidson, S Johnston, A Bruce); Wednesday Rinks – C McIntyre (J G Proctor); Club Fours – A McGowan, R McKenzie, I MacDonald, I Robb (R Craig, D Stott, D Manderson, C McDonald); Mixed Pairs – M Ainslie and D Ainslie (C Leitch, C Duncan); Millennium Cup – M Donald, D Ainslie, A Muirhead, B Sloss; Senior Champion – E Dow (T Dennett); Senior Classified Pairs – P McColl and J McKinnon (D McBride and A Thomson); Senior Nominated Pairs – D Dow and A Thomson (J Kidd and D Ainslie); Junior Champion (under-25) – C Duncan Jr (C Sinclair); Friday Afternoon Rinks – T Kerr (R Wylie); Wooden Spoon – I McPhee.
BONHILL Veterans Bowling Club recently held their prizegiving. The roll of honour was (runners-up in brackets): Challenge Bowl – A McDougall (J MacMillan); Dennet Cup – W Murray (T Davidson); J McInnes Cup – T Davidson (M Gallagher); Letty Folan Cup – A McDougall (P Coyle); Ladies Champion – J Clarkson (M Green); Gents Champion – J MacMillan (J Armstrong).