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Debut finalist plays his part in securing Highland Triples win at Thurso Bowling Club


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Highland Triples winners (from left) Ronnie Bain Jnr, David Manson and Ronnie Bain Snr with runners up Julie Knapp, Douglas Morrison and Peter Knapp.
Highland Triples winners (from left) Ronnie Bain Jnr, David Manson and Ronnie Bain Snr with runners up Julie Knapp, Douglas Morrison and Peter Knapp.

A newcomer to Thurso Bowling Club played his part in securing victory for his team in the Highland Triples competition on Saturday.

It was a mixed day of weather, with the wind picking up in the afternoon and making for some interesting bowls.

After some close games throughout the day, the final saw Douglas Morrison, Peter Knapp and Julie Knapp against David Manson, Ronnie Bain Jnr and Ronnie Bain Snr. David was competing in his first final, having joined the club a couple of months ago.

Trailing 8-1, Morrison's team picked up a five and continued to stay level with their opponents. In the final end Morrison's team were 13-14 down.

Cometh the hour, cometh the man, and newbie David bowled very well at the last end, helping his team to victory.

Balloted Pairs finalists (from left) Deborah Lafferty, Danny Taylor, Alex Mackay and Stephen Rollinson.
Balloted Pairs finalists (from left) Deborah Lafferty, Danny Taylor, Alex Mackay and Stephen Rollinson.

The previous Saturday (June 4) saw the Balloted Pairs event, drawn on the day, with an excellent turnout. Alex Mackay and Danny Taylor beat Deborah Lafferty and Stephen Rollinson in the final.

On May 28, the MacIntyre Four-Bowl Round-Robin Pairs, drawn out the hat, was won by Douglas Morrison and Allan Doull who defeated Brian Tewnion and Ian Mackay in the final.

This week a strong contingent from Thurso Bowling Club will be taking part in the district finals. The winners go to Ayr for the national championships in July.

MacIntyre Four-Bowl Round-Robin Pairs finalists (from left) Brian Tewnion, Allan Doull, Douglas Morrison and Ian Mackay.
MacIntyre Four-Bowl Round-Robin Pairs finalists (from left) Brian Tewnion, Allan Doull, Douglas Morrison and Ian Mackay.

Gents' singles: Ross Cowan. Gents' triples: Ronnie Bain Snr, Alan Morrison and Henny Henderson. Gents' senior fours: Douglas Morrison, Brian Tewnion, Peter Knapp and Nigel Gower.

Ladies' fours: Joan Elder, Leah Taylor, Kay Rosie and Lily Wilson. Ladies' senior fours: Joan Elder, Kay Rosie, Lily Wilson and Liz Rhodes.

Chelsea Bain won the district junior ladies' final and will represent Thurso in Ayr.


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