Oct 12 2011 By John Miller
STIRLING indoor bowlers were in top form last Saturday when they saw off East Fife by 26 shots in a Scottish League match at Stirling.
The result made up for a disappointing loss the previous week in their opening encounter at Tweedbank.
Six shots ahead after the opening five ends and 11 shots to the good at the turn, Stirling never looked in danger of being caught and crossed the finishing line with three winning rinks.
Aaron Hazel, Jamie Grant, Gary Malcolmson and Danny McCormick triumphed 34-16 over Wayne Hogg, while Dougie Kerr, Brem Morrison, Neil Robertson and Bryan Stillie finished 22-19 ahead of Chris Stein.
Also winning were Ian Gillies, Brian McLaughlin, Stephen Pearson and Jason Williams with a 23-17 victory over Jim Forbes.
Pipped by one shot (13-14) were James Brown, Craig Robertson, Derek Logie and David Stewart at the hands of Willie Wyles. Totals: Stirling 92, East Fife 66.
There is a break from league action this weekend to make way for the playdowns in the national singles at Abbeyview.
ASPIRING umpires can take advantage of a course starting in December.
Anyone interested should contact Alex Rose on 01786 841522 before October 21.
STIRLING And District Ex-Presidents played their annual indoor match against Bridge of Allan BC last Sunday and won by 34 shots.
Scores (Ex-Presidents skips first): B Morrison 16, I Anderson 16; B McLaughlin 32, J McKenzie 12; C McPherson 16, A Forrest 17; S McFarlane 17, A Greasley 19; J Stout 25, I Wright 11; D Craig 21, H Petrie 18.
Totals: Ex-Presidents 127, Bridge of Allan 93.
Scores from a recent match against Riverside BC were: T Smart 20, T Millar 29; B Morrison 22, S Samuel 15; C McPherson 14, T Findlay 14; H McLelland 23, I Gillies 23; H Petrie 25, J Millar 9; D Craig 20, J Purdie 18. Totals: Ex-Presidents 127, Riverside 108.
CHAMPIONSHIP: G Grant, runner-up J Stout. Presidents: I MacFarlane, runner-up I McMillan. Vice-Presidents: C McKie, runner-up J Henderson. Nancy Lennox: I MacFarlane, runner-up E Morgan. Points: I MacFarlane. Top skip : I MacFarlane. Two-bowl pairs: C McLeod and E Morgan, runner-up J Henderson and I Gilchrist.
Challenge pairs: R Middleton and I MacFarlane, runner-up C McKie and I Gilchrist. Millennium Shield: I Wilson, R Middleton and I McMillan. Ascot league: Falcons (I MacFarlane, H McKillop, B Cordell, S Taggart and R Middleton), runner-up Ospreys (E Morgan, I Gilchrist, C McLeod, E Bartrum and I Leslie). Mixed triples: K Collier, H McKillop and E Morgan, runner- up J Kelly, I Steedman and I MacFarlane.
S And A Mann Trophy: A McAskill, M Malley and A Cameron, runner-up C Thrower, C McKie and G Malley. Mixed rink: C McKie and I MacFarlane. RNLI: I McMillan, K Collier and G Grant.
Ladies’ championship M Malley, runner- up H McKillop. Presidents: M Malley, runner-up E Cameron. Nancy Lennox: I Steedman, runner-up E Cameron. Four bowl pairs: L McKie and M Malley, runner-up H Queen and I Wilson. Two bowl pairs: J Burnell and H McKillop, runner-up H Baxter and B Huntly. Points: I Wilson, runner-up M Malley. Stanier Rosebowl: E Cameron, runner-up B Huntly.