Teen at the top of the bowling world

Gordon Snedden (16) of Bellsburn BC
Gordon Snedden (16) of Bellsburn BC

It was the last chance saloon for 16-year-old Bellsburn champion Gordon Snedden competing in the Champion of Champions event of the West Lothian Young Bowlers Association played at Harrysmuir BC in Livingston on Sunday.

And the young man grabbed his chance to confirm his promise as an emerging talent by turning in a series of great performances to capture the coveted title at the 21-14 expense of Deans champion Cameron Nicol in the final.

The climax was an extra special moment as Snedden thrilled the banking with an absolute peach of a trail on the jack that earned him a cracking four-shot reward and from 17-14 - the title.