REPORT – 22nd August 2012


The Final of the Cupar and District Seniors League Shield Competition was played at Duffus Park with the Strathmiglo Four of Bill and Moira Horsburgh, Davie Boyle and Roddy Petrie deservedly defeating the Auchtermuchty team of Willie Hudghton, Bob Redpath, Ian Turnbull and Jack Gilchrist, 20-16.


The Club were also hosts for the Scottish Young Bowler’s Association Counties Championships qualifying group comprising Fife, West Fife and Angus and Dundee.  West Fife defeated both teams to qualify for the final stages at Denny in September.  Angus and Dundee finished second, while Fife lost both games to land in an unfamiliar spot for them at the bottom of the table.


Duffus Park were beaten 6-2 on points in the CISWO Top Ten against Bowhill  The score did not reflect the closeness of the match, because Duffus Park lost by only one shot in the Singles and the Pairs to drop four points.  A good win for Bowhill in the Fours earned them the aggregate as well as a point’s victory.  The Triple comprising Jimmy Barclay, Steven Goldie and Pat Kinhart were the Club’s only winners with a 19-12 victory.


In the Semi-Final of the Ladies Four Bowl Pairs, Rose Ferris and Margie Kerr progressed from 5-5 at five ends to defeat Amanda Chapman and Gerry Hardy 20-6.  In the Semi-Final of the Ladies New Singles, Rhona McCraw and Liz Imlach battled it out and it was difficult to forecast a winner.  After eighteen ends, Rhona led 18-16, after which she added three singles to win 21-16.  Both Ladies Ballot Pairs Semi-Finals have been completed.  Belle Thomson and Mary Ingram were always ahead of Dorothy Goldie and Michelle Duff, and when 13-11 ahead after fifteen ends, they added a single and a two to win 16-11.  A close game when Isabel Lambert and Isa Findlay were level at 4-4 after seven ends was transformed when they added eleven shots without reply to lead Georgina Kirkwood and Gerry Hardy, 15-4.  At the finish, Isabel and Isa were 16-9 ahead.


In a Friendly match at Duffus Park, the hosts defeated Perth by twelve shots.

Duffus Park 81 Perth 69  (Duffus Park skips first) – G. Sharp 15 V. Williams 17;  I. Findlay 14 A. Roger 17;  F. Muir 22 E. Wilson 9;  K. Cameron 18 J. McMillan 11;  G. Kerr 12 N. Kettles 15.



Robert D. Dick