The Sport of Bowling in Inverclyde can look forward to a bright future, if this event was an indication of the up and coming talent that we have in the district. The standard of bowling on display by some of these youngsters was amazing to watch and some of them would give the established old guard a run for their money.
Around 40 Kids aged from around 8 years old up to 16, displayed their skills, eagerness and determination to succeed in this first ever Gourock Park Youth Tournament which is kindly sponsored by Aulds the Bakers.
The day got underway at 10am when the players all competed in the round-robin section, playing for 2 points a win, with the winner of each group then progressing onto the next stage along with the highest up runner-up of all the groups.
This competition was a joy to watch and even though some of the Kids had just started to learn to play were up against some of the
'experienced' 14- 15 age group, they still gave it their all and were not put off by hefty defeats. Mums and Dads watched enthralled as their pride and joy fought to try and gain entry into the next round ( Myself included! as even though I was marking, i made sure i was marking close to the rink where my Son, Glenn was playing)
At the close of the Round-Robin Stages the following players all qualified to play in the Quarter-Finals---Nicole Kearns (Gourock Park), Gavin Piggot (Dunoon Argyle), Stewart Mc Gowan (Lady Alice), Gavin Miller (Rankin Park), Gary Mc Hugh (Ardbeg), Brian Keenan (Birkmyre), Ryan Mc Ghee (Grosvenor) and Graham Mc Eachnie (Grosvenor).