Ardgowan Club

Gents Triples 2017

Ardgowan Club recently held their annual Open Triples Competition which was sponsored by P B Wright and Sons.

Teams from Dunoon, Garelochhead and Houston as well as local clubs all took part in this annual competition

Despite the weather forecast of thunder and lightning, the day started off hot and sunny with a couple of drizzly showers in the afternoon which didn’t deter the enthusiasm of those taking part. Following the completion of the group stages two teams from Garelochhead and teams representing the 175 Club, Victoria, Lady Alice, JG Fleming, Kirn & Hunters Quay and a team from the host club all managed to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition..

The ties in the Quarter Finals were close fought games, with two of the ties being settled by the last bowl.

The Semi finals were tense affairs which saw Kirn and Hunters Quay defeat Victoria and JG Fleming defeating Lady Alice.

The team from Kirn and Hunters Quay (J Wallace, S McInnes and skip A Scott) were the holders and were up against JG Fleming (D Somerville, K McCance and skip G McAllister) who were hoping to make it a first win in the competition for their Club.

Neither side dropped the standards that they had set during the day as they both gave an excellent performance during the final.

The final was a close game only being settled by a shot; the team from Houston went into the final end leading by two shots, the Kirn skip had last bowl and looked set to peel the game, unfortunately for the Dunoon side his bowl just finished short to give the JG Fleming the title.

At the close of play Ardgowan President Kenneth Gilmour thanked sponsor PB Wright and Sons for their continued generous sponsorship, and invited his own wife Joan to present the trophy to the winning JG Fleming team.

Quarter Final
G Buchan (Victoria) beat M Smith (Garelochhead)
A Scott (Kirn and Hunters Quay) beat S Thomson (175 Club)
S Hunter (Lady Alice) beat G McCracken (Ardgowan)
G McAllister (JG Fleming) beat J Kjorstad (Garelochhead)
Semi Final
A Scott beat G Buchan
G McAllister beat S Hunter
G McAllister beat A Scott

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The finalists with the club officials.

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The winning team with Ardgowan Club President Kenny Gilmour,
his wife Joan who presented the trophy and Secretary Gilbert McCracken