The final game of the carpet season took place on 30th March with the head being closely studied by Jim Dempster, George McLaughlin, Gillies Lang and George Gordon. The prizegiving for the various competitions (dominoes and pool as well as bowls) followed, in which Gillies Lang showed his mis-spent youth by winning both the singles and pairs of the pool competition, and new bowls singles champion, Walter Irvine (third from right) stopped John Campbell (2nd right) from winning for the umpteenth time.
The green was opened on 11th April by President David Linley, with the first jack being thrown by his daughter, Shona . His wife Liz is fed up opening the green as it is the third time David has served as President, and she was in the kitchen making the delicious soup we had later. Although the weather was rather windy and chilly, 8 ends were played and the members and guests enjoyed the day.
Finals Day (the last Saturday in August) saw only three singles finals being played- the under 70 ("boys cup") between Ian Bowie and Alex Sinclair (from left in picture); the Championship between Frank Kennedy and George McLaughlin and the Vice President's cup between Willie Dick and John Huntley. As can be seen from the scoreboards in the picture, all three matches were closely contested before Ian Bowie, Willie Dick and Frank Kennedy emerged as the winners.
Two other finals took place on Monday evening, when in the Rinks final Alistair Gunn's rink of Jim Gilchrist, Alistair Craig and George McLaughlin obtained revenge for last year's defeat by Colin Beattie's rink of Bob Ewing, Gillies Lang and Alistair Linley. Frank and Christina Kennedy defeated Michelle and Douglas Orr in the Mixed Pairs Final.
On Tuesday afternoon Frank Kennedy continued his run of good form by winning the pairs title with partner Bill Milroy after a close match with Alistair Gunn and Stuart Johnston.
On Friday evening Alistair Gunn retained the senior trophy by defeating David Macdonald.
David Macdonald obtained revenge by beating Jim in the Talbot Crosbie final played on the same afternoon.
The Annual Dinner and Prizegiving was held in the clubhouse on 24th October, and a few photos are shown below. Gents and Ladies Champions are Frank Kennedy and Michelle Orr. Frank also won the Presidents trophy.
Pairs winners Frank Kennedy (again!) and partner Bill Milroy were presented with the trophy by Liz Linley, and the Men's Fours winners were Jim Gilchrist, Alistair Craig, Alistair Gunn and George McLaughlin. Other winners and finalists are shown above in the finals reports.
Last modified: April 04, 2014