‘Tremendous’ season for Dinnes

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IT has been a tremendous season for Ellon bowler Craig Dinnes.

At the weekend, Craig teamed up with Ann Singer to win the Ellon Mixed Pairs, defeating Shirley and Alistair Campbell in the final match. In the semi-final, they defeated current district champions Mary Legge and Mike Stephen.

Earlier in the season, Craig skipped the winning rink in the district fours, and he was also a key part of the Ellon side that won the Buchan League and Buchan Top 10.

It has also been a good season for Grant Campbell. On Saturday, Grant teamed up with his mother Shirley to win the Ellon 2 Bowl Pairs.

After a slow start, the pair soon got going, and on the way to winning the trophy they defeated holders Phil Anderson and Davie Bartlet. In addition, the pair had a big win against Grant’s Dad and Brother (Alistair & Calum Campbell).

Alistair will get an early chance to take some revenge, however, as he is due to play Grant in the final of the Club Fours.

On Sunday Grant also skipped the winning triple at Belhelvie in their invitation triples competition. He was joined by Connor Milne (of Tarves) and Kevin Farquhar (of Kintore) and together they defeated Mike Mennie, Mike Geekie and Phil Moir of Pitmedden in the final.

The mens’ singles final was won this year for an eighth time by Alistair Campbell, who defeated Mike Stephen 21-17 in the final match.

Alistair got off to a great start and was soon 8-1 up. Despite a spirited fightback from Mike, in the end it was Alistair who managed to get his hands on the trophy.

The ladies’ singles final was very much a family affair, with Maureen Sinclair playing against her daughter Gillian Sinclair.

Maureen came out on top 21-12. In addition, Maureen’s husband Jock was also in action in the Senior Singles. He lost out to last year’s finalist Arthur Robertson by a score of 21-16.