SHORT CARPET SEASON
The Start off 2015 saw Hot favourite Jimmy Bathgate take an early bath and Allan ( WICKED ) Mitchell win the first round
The second week saw Allan (Wicked ) mitchell take a 6 shot lead over the shot of the night bobby Lee. Once again the Tournament Fav struggling to find form losing out in the early rounds.
Third week saw Allan ( Wicked )Mitchell a hatrick of wins this season as the tournament Fav falters again in early round .
Week Four saw Craig Snodgrass beating Vice President Gordon Wilson in the final. A Mitchell losing out this week in the Semi Final but still 13 points clear the shot of the night was ROC draw to a edge of carpet but unlucky to see the jack disappear from carpet . The Tournament Fav still struggling to find form .
Week five Final brought the Members that were there to there feet as Harry Hastie took on Allan Mitchell Harry stormed into a 6- 0 lead only to be pulled back to 6-6 after six ends an extra end was played and after a measure it was Harry Hastie that won ending the unbeaten Allan. A shock was inshore as the Tournament Fav was unable to play as he was unwell .
With Allan Mitchell making the Maltese Cross Hughie Hilson took up the challenge winning week 6 from Gordon Wilson (sen) in a sporting final.
With Jimmy Bathgate still under Doctors orders and Allan Mitchell in Malta week seven saw the field draw closer to the leader it was Roy Campbell that took the bull by the horns and got8 points joining Craig Snodgrass in joint second. An interesting four weeks left
Week 8 saw the return of Allan (desparado) Mitchell winning the final and taking two shots when it would have been easy to draw a third but might have moved jack was the excuse. President Garry Largue was an unlucky runner up Bobby Lee was the shots of the night drawing within two inches of being of the carpet and next end with two touchers but his luck ran out good news that Tournement fav, is relaxing after a bad blood poisoning in sunny Barcelona with his good ladyno game next week because of A G M
After the AGM break it was back to the carpet and the shock of the night was the runaway leader Allan Mitchell bite the dust with outstanding bowling by Davie scott
Last week of the Carpet Season saw Roy Campbell not only playing the bowl of the night but winning the last session but the late run came to late to progress to the Grand Final he played a bowl that looked like it was going of carpet but somehow it managed to trail the jack and lay shot the Final next week is over 10 ends between Jimmy Bathgate winner of 2014 session and this session’s winner Allan Mitchell the Favourite Jimmy Bathgate just back from illness and is struggling to find the form that got him into the final but is building himself up for the marathon game next week the game starts at 7 .30 come along and give your support to the players.
The Final of the 2014/15 Carpet Bowls was won by Allan Mitchell who know has won the Trophy 3 times in a row what everybody was hoping for was a close encounter but Allan got of to a flyer and never look back with Jimmy Bathgate struggling with his weight ( on the Carpet) he never looked like the winner he was in the first half Allan very sportingly bought all the players that were there a drink of his winnings a good time was had ball through out the season and it is well done Roy Campbell for doing all the work all winter.
Published: January 6, 2015