The Benachie Bowling Association were fortunate to get their finals played on President Dennis Helliwell’s green at Insch on a glorious sunny day on Sunday.
The spectators were treated to some excellent bowling, sometimes going right to the last bowl. The Banks family had a successful day with Carla winning the junior singles and Jason beating his uncle, Ian, in the Champion of Champions.
The Oldmeldrum pair of Duncan Reid and Ashley Canale lost out by one shot to the Balgownie pair of Gordon Dickie and Tom Gordon in a closely fought contest.
The League Play-off followed the knock-out competitions which proved to be a very close encounter and could have gone either way, but the holders, Rothienorman were unable to sustain the final push by Balgownie, who had not won the league since 1978, and eventually won by 10 shots.
Champion of Champions: J Banks (Inverurie) 21, I Banks (Kintore) 17; Singles: A MacAulay (Westhill) 15, D Fraser (Kintore) 21; Junior Singles: C Banks (Inverurie) 21, J McDougall (Westhill) 17; Pairs: G Dickie, T Gordon (Balgownie) 15, D Reid, A Canale (Oldmeldrum) 14; Triples: B Sangster, B Cassie, G Thomson (Inverurie) 10, B Tickner, W Paterson, I Ligertwood (Methlick) 14; Fours: M Geekie, C Buchanan, I Fraser, G Allan (Pitmedden) 24, D French, J Gordon, C Christie, G S Barclay (Mathlick) 8.
League Play-off result: Balgownie 63, Rothienorman 53 - (Balgownie names first) G Muir 18, I Moir 6; B Forbes 9, J Harper 30; J Stephenson 14, N Burnet 8; L Donald 22, M Campbell 9.