The Laurencekirk Bowling Club Open Triples competition, sponsored by Neil Ingram, Joiner and Funeral Director, was held on Sunday 18th June. A full complement of 24 teams, hailing from the Mearns and further afield, started the competition on what was probably the hottest day of the year so far. 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 competitive quarterfinals, the four teams to emerge as semi-finalists were from Bervie, Culter (including nonagenarian Lena Cargill!), Drumlithie and St Cyrus. In the semi-finals Culter beat Bervie by 6 shots to 4, while St Cyrus were too strong for Drumlithie winning by 12 shots to 2.
In the final, the St Cyrus triple of Robert Smith, Isobel Smith and Raymond McDougall defeated the Culter threesome of Tom Cargill, Lena Cargill and Flora Elrick by 9 shots to 2..
Neil and Alison Ingram presented the prizes, and are pictured with the finalists and Club President, Margaret McNicoll.