Neil Speirs sent spinning out of West Lothian Masters

Neil Speirs, above, lost out to Uphall Station's Greg Logan
Neil Speirs, above, lost out to Uphall Station's Greg Logan
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The fourth-round action in the Johnston Oils-sponsored West Lothian Masters saw three more seeds crash out with 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal hero Neil Speirs the biggest casualty.

Speirs was bidding to bridge the long gap since his Masters title triumph of 2002 but the No.4 seed from Kirkliston failed to cope with the skills of former clubmate Greg Logan, who now represents Uphall Station. Logan led 7-1 but looked to set to play second fiddle when crossed 15-13. However, he called the tune over the next three ends and reeled off counts of 4, 3, 1 to hit 21 in 23 ends.

Ewan Shearer was another former Master (2001) to bite the dust with the No.6 seed from Bo’ness edging back from 11-16 to 19-19 before conceding a double on end 24 to Mark Allison of Kirkliston.

Connor McKendrick, No.15 seed from Middleton Hall, suffered a 21-18 defeat by Armadale veteran Bob Mackay.

Final’s Day is at Newbridge BC on Sunday with the quarter-finals at 11am, the semi-finals at 1.30pm and the final at 4pm.

George Sneddon, 66, of Broxburn BC, a former Commonwealth Pairs gold medal winner and National Singles title winner will be inducted into the WLBA Hall of Fame.