West Lothian IBC suffered disappointment in the final of the Scottish Championships played at the Prestwick Ambassador stadium last weekend with the trio of Jeni-fer Richardson, Lisa Barrett, and Wendy Purdie making a semi-final exit in the triples.
Ambassador stadium last weekend with the trio of Jeni-fer Richardson, Lisa Barrett, and Wendy Purdie making a semi-final exit in the triples.
The trio from the Inver- almond stadium competed for the triples title with high expectation, as they are all top-notch players with current full cap international status.
Having performed consistently well to qualify for the final stages of the national championships they lined up against Grace McCulloch, Ann Gilmour, and Jean McFedries in an early Saturday morning semi-final.
The opening exchanges were tightly fought before the WL trio slipped from 3-3 to 7-3 down after eight ends but they were still keeping their hopes of a place in the final alive at 10-8 down after 15 ends.
Ends 16 and 17 became game-changers however in favour of Galleon as they opened up a daunting seven-shot gap with counts of 2 and 3 to lead 15-8 going into the last. WL registered a single to make a disappointing 15-9 exit.
Galleon failed to confirm the strength of that form when unable to match East Lothian trio Yvonne Veitch, Mags Thomson, and Emma Brown in the final with the triple from the Garden County capturing the title with an18-11 win.
Midlothian did the East proud with Ronnie Duncan and Colin Walker serving up polished performances to beat Martyn Jenkins and Jim Prunty of Coatbridge 17-11 then Neil Burnett and David Anderson of Turriff 23-10 for the pairs title.
More success for Midlothian came with the rink of Kelly McDougall, Alison Plenderleith, Gaynor Duncan and Stacey Laidlaw edging a 26-23 thriller over Bainfield l.
Iain McLean of Blantyre skipped Mark O’Hagan and Brian Irvine to the gents triples title with wins over Coatbridge (19-18) then Berwickshire (20-6) while Mike Stepney of Elgin skipped his rink to the title with wins over Prestwick (20-13) and Auchinleck (16-15).
Turriff may have lost the gents pairs final but triumphed in the ladies with Carol Stuart and Liz Fraser defeating Galleon 24-9 then Ardrossan 25-9.