Bowls: Bute’s indoor open champions are crowned

John Gilchrist and Jimmy Milliken won the Isle of Bute Carpet Bowling Association's gents' open pairs title.
John Gilchrist and Jimmy Milliken won the Isle of Bute Carpet Bowling Association's gents' open pairs title.

Two Bute bowlers celebrated a double triumph at the Isle of Bute Carpet Bowling Ascsociation’s annual open tournament at Rothesay Pavilion.

John Gilchrist won the gents’ singles and pairs competitions, beating George Reynolds 21-16 in the final of the singles and partnering Jimmy Milliken to a 22-8 win over Alan Ewing and Gordon Shaw in the pairs final.

And Kath Bell was also celebrating after beating Violet Westland 21-17 in the ladies’ singles final to add to the association’s own singles championship she won for Ardbeg Bowling Club earlier in the week.

The mother-and-son pair of Joan and George Reynolds won the open mixed pairs title, beating the husband-and-wife duo of David and Cathy McMurchie 15-13 in the final, while Violet Westland and Renee Speirs won the ladies’ pairs trophy courtesy of a 26-9 final defeat of Rosemary Bowie and Margaret McMillan.

The prizes were presented by Betty Morrow after the close of play in the final session on Friday.

* For a full report on all the finals, a list of all the IOBCBA’s open and regular season prizes and pictures of all the winners, see the new issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, March 28.