Logan bids for redemption in Champion of Champions

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The Champion of Champions event concludes the West Lothian Bowling Association season at Oakbank over the weekend and competition for the coveted title promises to be extremely hot with several high-profile figures in the 27-strong field.

Grant Logan has won a record eighth championship title at Kirkliston and having recently lost his WL Masters title, the 38 year old is seeking quick compensation and nursing a strong ambition to emulate his C of C triumph of 1993.

Ewan Shearer of Bo’ness is a record four-time winner of the title and the 41-year old international colleague of Logan is a major threat to all, as will be 33-year-old Thomas Mann of Newbridge if the current cap and District champion has won his club final.

Sandy McDougall of Glenmavis and Steven Fleming of Linlithgow were the No.12 and No.15 seeds in the WLM while two former national champions in Frazer Muirhead of Uphall Station and George Sneddon of Broxburn also compete.

Grant Knox of Armadale has been out of the mainstream limelight for a number of years so it is a welcome return for the 1986 Commonwealth Games Pairs Gold Medal winner.

Other champions are Barclay McConaghy (Pumpherston), Alan McCormick (Bathgate), Iain McLean (Queensferry), Ricky Forrest (Kinneil) and 2013 Masters finalist Glen King of Bankton Mains

The session times tomorrow are, 10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm with Sunday’s quarter-finals at 11am, semi-finals at 1.30pm, and final at 4pm.

• HADDINGTON is celebrating its first Division 1 title success in the East Coast Carpet-sponsored EL Leagues, finishing ahead of their top three rivals Cockenzie & Port Seton, Castlepark and West Barns.

Castlepark A captured the Division 2 title with Dunbar also promoted, while East Lothian Labour romped away with the Division 3 honours from EL-Coop in second place.

Cockburnspath dominated the race for the Division 4 title with Prestongrange A claiming the second promotion place.