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Finals prove painful experience for local bowlers

Paul Foster MBE of Prestwick captured the Scottish Singles crown as the national championship finals played at West Lothian IBC became a real anti-climax for challengers from the host club, East Lothian and Midlothian

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Lisa Barrett

Barrett has home advantage as she goes for indoor bowls Singles glory

SCOTLAND internationalist Lisa Barrett carries the hopes of host club West Lothian IBC in the semi-finals and final climax to the Scottish Ladies Singles Bowls Championship at the Inveralmond Stadium in Livingston this weekend.

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Paul Foster

Paul Foster is man to beat for Singles title at Livingston

Paul Foster is the big-name attraction in the National Indoor Bowls Finals at The Inveralmond Stadium in Livingston this weekend but there is also strong representation from Edinburgh and The Lothians.

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Stacey McDougall

Midlothian duo McLeish and McDougall through to 4Bowl pairs semis

Midlothian IBC challengers Sandra McLeish and Stacey McDougall are through to the sem-finals of the Ladies’ 4Bowl Pairs Championship.

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Lorraine Craig

Balbardie duo secure Ladies’ Scottish 4Bowl Pairs semi-final place

Balbardie IBC’s top-notch double act of Sharon Leitch and Lorraine Craig (Malloy) produced a stunning escape to victory in their section final of the Ladies’ Scottish 4Bowl Pairs Championship – so kept alive their hopes of capturing the national crown for a third time.

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Calum Logan, pictured, skipped Thomas Mann to four victories

West Lothian duo storm into 4Bowl Pairs finals

West Lothian IBC will be represneted in the showpiece climax to the gents Scottish 4Bowl Pairs Championship in Aberdeen in the new year with the Livingston-based partnership of Thomas Mann and Calum Logan winning through from their tough playdown section at East Fife.

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Graham Robertson was in fine form for East Lothian

East Lothian take charge at top of Premier Division B

East Lothian gents gave their prospects of clinching top spot in the indoor bowls Premier League Division B a tremendous boost with a brilliant 78-59 away victory over Aberdeen.

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Bainfield Ladies soar high at top of Division 1 East

Bainfield Ladies have moved five points clear at the top of Division 1 East in the indoor bowls national league after a fifth win in seven games.

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Premier League bowls: Late collapse puts pressure on Midlothian

Midlothian gents suffered a disappointing defeat in dramatic circumstances at home to table-topping visitors Falkirk in the A Division of the indoor bowls Premier League.

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Billy Mellors makes a welcome return to the East Lothian line-up

East Lothian hoping to end unbeaten run of Aberdeen

East Lothian gents face a massive challenge when play in the B Division of the indoor bowls Premier League resumes this weekend with the joint leaders making a visit to an Aberdeen team that is undefeated at home.

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Balbardie triple make Scottish Championship semis

The Balbardie trio of Andy Jenkins, Kenny Martin and Ewan Shearer emerged as surprise winners in the first stage of the gents indoor bowls Scottish Triples Championship played at Whiteinch.

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Derek Oliver and Mark Johnston starred for East Lothian. Pic: TSPL

East Lothian triple have the National title in their sights

The East Lothian IBC triple Mark Johnston, Willie Wood and Derek Oliver have qualified for the Scottish Triples Championship finals over the weekend of March 25/26 at Aberdeen.

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Margaret Porter was part of the victorious Midlothian team

Midlothian ladies hit the heights

Midlothian ladies continue to dominate the East Division of the indoor bowls Premier League and hit fresh heights with a 117-52½ victory over Balbardie to make it six wins out of six.

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David Peacock was in impressive from

Midlothian boost their hopes of beating the drop

Midlothian boosted their chances of surviving the drop from the A Division of the indoor bowls Premier League with an 80-57 away victory against fellow strugglers Ayr.

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Bainfield made to pay for slow start against Falkirk

Bainfield gents were forced onto the back foot in the early stages of their away match against Falkirk in the indoor bowls Premier League A Division and were always struggling in a 83-63 defeat.

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Bainfield gents bidding to reel in Falkirk at the top

Bainfield gents sit third in the table after five games in the A Division of the indoor bowls Premier League and have the chance to draw level with joint leaders Falkirk when the two teams clash today.

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Total wipeout for Lothians clubs at women’s Scottish Fours

The final stages of the Ladies Scottish Fours Championship at Aberdeen IBC on March 25-26 will be an Edinburgh and Lothians-free zone with all five of the local clubs failing to progress from the playdown action.

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Mark Johnston, Stevie Thomson, Jamie Higgins and Derek Oliver are success again

East Lothian reach Scottish Fours semi-final

There will be a strong East Lothian IBC challenge for the gents Scottish Fours title in the new year after Derek Oliver skipped Mark Johnston, Steven Thomson and Jamie Higgins to the play-down honours in the section play at Lanarkshire IBC.

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Local bowlers ready for start of Scottish Fours

Bainfield gents open up against Tweedbank in this weekend’s play-down action of the indoor bowls Scottish Fours Championship.

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Bainfield Seniors pick up vital league points against West Lothian

Bainfield’s campaign in the East B section of the indoor bowls Seniors League isn’t setting the heather on fire and this week’s nine-shot victory over West Lothian at Livingston was only their second triumph in seven games.

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