Grant Logan the No.1 seed from Kirkliston made a shock exit in last night’s Section Finals of The Scotmid sponsored 16th West Lothian Masters.
The holder and record four times champion was crushed 21-10 in 18 ends by dark horse Brian Craig of Deans.
But Cameron Greer the No.2 seed from Bathgate marched on at the expense of Steven Fleming the No.15 seed from Linlithgow and he is joined in tomorrow’s last-eight line-up by fellow seeds Gary Smith (No.3) of Linlithgow, and 20-year-old Connor McKendrick (No.13) from Middleton Hall.
The final day’s play in the Masters takes place at Harrysmuir BC (Livingston) with the quarter-finals beginning at 11.00am, the semis at 1.30pm and final due at 4.00pm.
Brian Craig of Deans plays Kyle Broadley (Kirkliston); Ross Agnew (Mid Calder) plays McKendrick; Smith is against Jamie Edwards (Broxburn), and Richard Mark (Uphall Station) takes on Greer.
The demise of Logan was signalled by an explosive start for Craig who rocketed into a 14-4 lead after ten ends and the best the struggling champion could manage was to close to 10-17 before his opponent went on to hit 21 with a 1, 3 finish.
Greer had a hot game on his hands against Fleming but after peels were called at 3, 4, 6, the No.2 seed stretched to 13-8 then 17-12 and stayed on resolute to triumph, 21-17 in a longish 26 ends.
Smith picked up the pace from 7-8 with a run of 2, 3, 3 to 15 then from 16-10 hit 21 with a 3, 2 finish to beat Rab Hilson of Blackburn in 15 ends while McKendrick showed a strong will to beat 61-year-old legend Ronnie Erskine 21-16 in 26 ends. The game-changer coming when standing peels at 16-16 and facing two shot against him the 20-year-old produced a strike conversion that yielded him a double to 18. He then carded a hat-trick of singles.
Jamie Edwards dealt a 21-15 exit to Mark Bonnar of Glemmavis, while, playing on his own green at Bellsburn, 15-year-old Ewan Snedden led 11-10 before losing 21-11 to Richard Mark.
Kirkliston’s Kyle Broadley was strong at home to score a 21-13 upset against Drew Paterson of Newbridge while Ross Agnew went from 14-14 to beat David Lamb of Uphall Station, 21-15.