The Benachie Bowling Association Junior Singles competition was held on Sunday, (June 15) at Vice-President Dennis Helliwell’s Insch Bowling Club.
15 juniors took part, and it was particularly interesting to see some new faces on the scene and hopefully they will all be returning next year.
Both semi-final matches were tight affairs, Jason Banks and Martyn Thomson, both of Inverurie BC, played some excellent bowls before Jason finally won 21 – 14. In the other semi-final Jamie Hoper of Insch BC edged out Carla Banks of Inverurie BC 21-13 to prevent a family tussle in the final. Jamie and Jason will now play the final to be held with the other Benachie finals at Newhills BC on 17 August.
Results: First Round: A Thomson (Inverurie) 8, K Taylor (Newhills) 15; J Hoper (Insch) 15, L Angus (Newhills) 6; E Gray (Kintore) 7, C Banks (Inverurie) 15; J Taylor (Newhills) 15; Lucy Willox (Insch) 4; J Still (Newhills) 7, W Watt (Newhills) 15; M Thomson (Inverurie) 15, Liam Willox (Insch) 6; R Thomson (Inverurie) 2, J Banks (Inverurie) 15.
Second Round: K Taylor 4, J Hoper 15; C Banks 15, J Taylor 8; W Watt 5, M Thomson, 15; J Banks 15, D Thomson (Inverurie) 9
Semi-finals: J Hoper 21, C Banks 13; M Thomson 14, J Banks 21