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Greenock & District Bowls Information 2000
The Results from the Semi-Finals of The J & L McGhee Mixed Pairs were as follows-
J & J McKinnon (Grosvenor) 14    J Johnstone & W Roe( Lady Alice) 8
M Burns & J Lafferty (Lady Alice) 29 S Sweeney & R Alexander (Lady Alice) 15

The Final
J & J Mc Kinnon  26Shots M Burns & J Lafferty 4 Shots

Congratulations to The Winning Pair

This Years "Top Ten" will commence at 6.30pm on the 26th July

The Ardgowan Hospice Wapinshaw will take place on Ardgowan BC at 6.45pm on the 27th July.
Entries to be in for the 24th July.
Clubs not taking part are requested to make donations direct to The Greenock& District Association.

Several Players from this Area are taking part in The 31st Largs open,which commences on 17th July 2000.
Playing in The Singles are-

G Hair (Lady Alice) Alan Bradley,T Fay & I Broadfoot (Grosvenor) D Quigley ,Jimmy Bradley,Eddie Cannie & Sam Blaikie (IBM) Tom Dunn (Fort Matilda) N Robertson
and Gary Bradley of Gourock Park
Of the above Players  Tom Dunn of Fort Matilda remained in the competition the longest! Tom reached The Quarter-Final,before narrowly losing.
The Current Holder of The Largs Open,Alan Bradley of Grosvenor lost out in the 1st Round proper after winning an epic battle against Gary Bradley of Gourock Park in the Prelim round.
The Largs Open Singles was won by Donny McKellar of Rothesay Bowling Club

The David P Marshall Memorial Trophy
International Invitation Fours Tournament

Gourock Park Bowler,Dougie Twaddle was selected to play in this Annual Tournament played at East Kilbride on Saturday the 22nd of July. This Tournament featured some of the finest Bowlers from around the UK including The English,Scottish and Welsh Rinks Champions.
Dougie played "Lead" in a Rink representing Renfrewshire B.A. The Rink was "Skipped" by Gordon Finnigan of Kilbarchan BC with Paul Linnich (Newlands) and Stephen Murphy(Blacklandmill) They performed well with wins over East Kilbride "C",Blantyre BC(Scottish Rinks Champions 1999) and Ireland and narrowly losing thier other two games  against Rolls Royce BC and Murray BC. They finished 2nd in thier Group to Murray BC.

Scotland lost to Murray BC by  7 shots to 4 Shots
East Kilbride "B" lost to Lanarkshire by 5 shots to 3 Shots

Lanarkshire defeated Murray BC by 11 Shots to 5 Shots

Greenock & District Top Ten Results

   Victoria           5                                                Hillend            3
   Ardgowan      8                                                Wellington     0
   Gourock         8                                                Parklea           0
    B.O.W.            0                                                Gourock Pk   8
    Prt Glasgow  8                                               Kilmacolm      0
    Grosvenor     8                                               Fort Matilda   0
    Rankin P        2                                               IBM                  6
    Lady Alice     4                                            Birkmyre        4

   * Won on Shots
                     2nd Round

Victoria            Lost to                Ardgowan on IBM
Gourock    2         v         6          Gourock Park on Birkmyre
Port Glasgow   Defeated          Grosvenor on Hillend
IBM                      Defeated         Lady Alice on  Wellington

                    Semi Finals
Gourock Park    defeated       Ardgowan on Port Glasgow
IBM                       Lost to         Port Glasgow on Gourock

                     The Final
Gourock Park  Lost to      Port Glasgow
Well done Port Glasgow. G&D Top Ten Winners 2000

League Re-Construction again ?????????????????

The present League Structure was passed at the AGM of The G&D in 1999 and it was agreed to try it out for two years.Following the first year,Section 2 was reduced by two entries and it looks like this could be even more reduced for next season!
                                                                         A Meeting will be held at the end of this season to consider any changes to make if required?
The Directors of the G&D wish to accertian the views of all members before this meeting and they request that Clubs make their views known to them.
                           Gary Bradley (Gourock Park Web-site)