Bowls: Rothesay pair triumph in Macrae Cup

Macrae Cup winners Helen Wood and David Reynolds from Rothesay Bowling Club.
Macrae Cup winners Helen Wood and David Reynolds from Rothesay Bowling Club.

David Reynolds and Helen Wood of Rothesay Bowling Club lifted the Bute Bowling Association’s Macrae Cup mixed pairs prize this week after defeating clubmates Allan Cowan and Renee Speirs 17-13 in the final.

For David the win was particularly notable, it being his third tournament win in the space of five days, having previously partnered his father Haig to victory in the BBA’s Hicks Pairs and Rothesay’s own McAlister’s Milk pairs competition.

Allan and Renee got off to the better start, opening up a 4-0 lead with three ends on the board, but the two pairs were level at 5-5 after six ends, and thereafter David and Helen were never behind again.