Laurencekirk Bowling Club’s first open competition of the Club’s 125th Anniversary season, sponsored by SCOTMID, took place on Sunday 13th May. Thirty two bowlers took part, and started the competition in rainy conditions, although the later stages were played on a warm, sunny afternoon.

The round robin competition to decide the quarter finalists ended with the unusual situation of only Laurencekirk bowlers going through. The quarter finals concluded with Bill Russell, Mary Wink, Ian Neish and Willie Robb progressing to the semi finals. In a close run match, Mary Wink defeated Bill Russell by 5 shots to 3, cementing the win by taking 1 shot in the last end on a measure.

The other semi final was more one-sided with Willie Robb defeating Ian Neish by 9 shots to 3. Mary Wink, playing superb bowls, concluded a great day by defeating Willie Robb by 9 shots to 4.

The winner and runner-up are pictured with Club President Margaret McNicoll who presented the prizes.

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