Bowlers from across Cowal, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire & the Kingdom of Fife travelled to Bogleha' Bowling Club on Saturday 30 April for their annual charity invitation mixed triples, playing for the Lynda Weir Memorial Trophy. A successful day ended with a phenomenal donation of £2,531 to our charity, SBH Scotland.
This popular tournament is the regular curtain raising tournament in the Cowal outdoor bowling calendar, and the enthusiasm of the players was not dampened by the inclement weather conditions that developed as the day progressed.
At the close of the day's play, tournament organiser Andy Weir said, "On behalf of my family, I'd like to express my extreme gratitude to all those who have supported my sister's memorial trophy once again so early in the new season and I hope that next year's tournament will be a similar success."
Following the raffle, Andy invited his uncle, John Girvin, to present the prizes and trophy.
Following the prize giving, Andy thanked those who had donated so generously to the enormous raffle and superb afternoon tea, those who had competed in the 'spider' or bought raffle tickets and to those who had assisted with the green, the bar and the catering. There were also some private donations made on the day for which Andy expressed his sincere appreciation.
Andy was also delighted to announce the final charity total for this year's event was an overwhelming £2,531. As usual this sum was donated to Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland, where the money is used to improve the lives of those affected by both congenital disorders. This now brings the total raised for the charity over the past nine tournaments to over £11,000.
Deborah Roe, director of fundraising for SBH Scotland said, "We remain ever grateful to Andy Weir, his family and all the bowlers who participate in the Linda Weir Memorial Triples. For 9 years the generous donations given have helped our clinical and support teams provided dedicated family support services to children, young people and adults affected by these complex conditions, at a time they need it the most. Thank you."
For those of you interested in bowling and the all important results, they were:
Booby Prize: Jane Campbell, Jim Campbell & Davie Downie (Dunoon Argyll)
winner: Jonothan Neil (Anchor)
Beaten Semi-finalists: Lorraine Galbraith, Kenny Beattie & Callul Galbraith (Dunoon Argyll) / Lorna Anderson, Robert Menzies Jr. & Rikki McIntyre (Kirn & HQ & Bogleha')
Runners-up: Lesley Weir, Helen McVicar, Andy Scott (Bogleha', Upper Cowal & Kirn & HQ)
Winners: Isobel Downie, Bobbie Davie Jr. & Stevie Scott (Bogleha')