The Laurencekirk Bowling Club Open Pairs competition, sponsored by CNG Design, local kitchen, bathroom and bedroom specialists, was held on Sunday 2nd July. A full complement of 24 teams, from the Mearns and further afield, started the competition in cool, blustery weather.
The competition was played in a round robin format of 6 sections up to the quarterfinal stage, the six section winners and the best two runners up completing the quarterfinalists. After very hard-fought quarterfinals, the four teams to emerge as semi-finalists were from Cults, Bervie and two from Stonehaven. Stonehaven (Liz and Raymond Hunt) beat Bervie by 7 shots to 6, while the other Stonehaven team of Olive Donald and Frances Paterson were too strong for Cults winning by 8 shots to 1.
In the all Stonehaven final, Olive and Frances beat Liz and Raymond by 7 shots to 4.
Robert Graham of CNG Design Ltd presented the prizes, and is pictured with the finalists and Club President, Margaret McNicoll.