Weather abates for Laidler-Gardiner Trophy

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After three weeks of matches for the Laidler-Gardiner Trophy, many of which were hampered by inclement weather conditions, the Arran Bowls Federation’s island championship finally went ahead last week.

Taking place over four days starting on Monday June 17  the island championships were contested by island teams at the Blackwaterfoot Bowling Club.

Rain once again threatened the proceedings early on the final day but as the club plays on an outdoor carpet, matches were able to continue through the showers. There was some respite from the weather though and the final matches were played on a balmy evening.

All of the ties were keenly contested and the eventual winners were: Gents singles, Charlie Weir of Brodick. Ladies singles, Ann Frame of Whiting Bay. Pairs, Lamlash. Triples, Blackwaterfoot.

The Laidler-Gardiner Trophy was won by Lamlash despite playing all their matches away from home – they have a problem with their green which means that it is unplayable at the moment.

Following the final match a celebration and prize presentation was held at the John Robertson Hall in Shiskine where a celebratory supper was enjoyed.

The competition rotates round the island and next year the Whiting Bay club will be the hosts.


All of the prize winners with their trophies, l to r, Jock Sloss, Charlie Weir, David Price, Christine Robinson, Keith Thompson, Ann Frame, Jim Gibson and Iain Heron. No_B26bowls01