Bowls: Maitland title for Graeme McIntosh

Graeme McIntosh is a multi-title winner

Graeme McIntosh is a multi-title winner

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GRAEME McINTOSH is no stranger to winning titles, with two championship triumphs at former club Tanfield, a Scottish Triples Crown and an Edinburgh Open title on his CV. Now, he has won the Singles championship at Maitland.

McIntosh took on defending champion Gordon Clark in the final and made the stronger start to lead 1 0-6 after 13 ends, then emphasised his supremacy with a full house count of 4 on end 15 to have Clark at his 14-7 mercy.

McIntosh served up a grandstand finish by expertly trailing the jack for a count of 2 on end 25 to clinch a 21-11 victory.

• GAVIN SMITH has won the championship title at Pilrig for the third time in four years, defeating Euan Craig 21-17 in the final.