The sun shines on the host club Methlick pairs

Winners Ian Ligerwood and George Barclay, seated, with the other finalists.
Winners Ian Ligerwood and George Barclay, seated, with the other finalists.

Methlick Bowling Club held their annual invitation pairs tournament on Saturday and it turned out to be a dazzling day for the host club both on and off the green.

With the sun out for most of the day, the green was running at a super pace and it was the home pairing of Ian Ligerwood and George Barclay who used their local knowledge to good effect to emerge victorious.

The Methlick pair qualified from a tough group to go on and defeat Oldmeldrum 11-4 in the semi-final and they then won the final 10-4 against clubmates Craig Leven and 
George Stalker.

Results - semi-finals: I Ligerwood and G Barclay Methlick 11 B Robertson and H Duncan Oldmeldrum 4; C Leven and G Stalker Methlick 5 R Cheyne and G Coutts Kemnay 3.

final: I Ligerwood and G Barclay Methlick 10 C Leven and G Stalker Methlick 4

Meanwhile, Ellon Bowling Club were well represented in the 60th City of Aberdeen Tournament finals which took place at Westburn Park at the weekend.

Mike Stephen teamed up with his mother, Mary Legge, in the mixed pairs and fought valiantly before going down by three shots against Marion Nicholson (Whitehall) and Dick 
Brown (Perthshire).

In the gents pairs, Grant Campbell (Ellon) teamed up with Ally Mitchell (Macduff) to reach the final against Willie and Kevin Beaton, from Aberchirder.

The Foggie pair made a fast start and raced into an early 9-1 lead.

Despite a spirited fightback, the Beatons held on to win by three shots.

In the men’s singles Jason Banks (Inverurie) won 21-20 against former champion Graeme Benzie (Turriff).