Closing Day was brought forward 24 hours to Friday 2nd October to avoid the heavy rain forecast for Saturday. An enjoyable ” social distancing” afternoon was enjoyed by the good turn of club members getting their last chance of bowls this year. We hope that 2021 will bring a more normal season.
Saturday 26th September – Rhona & Bill Stephen fought their way back from 10-1 down to win an epic duel with Ivana Adamson & Stephen Fox to win this year’s Mixed Pairs Competition by 19 shots to 13.
Our latest sponsor is the long-standing Edinburgh firm of James Ritchie Clockmakers.
James Ritchie opened for business in 1809in Leith. where they developed as leading clock and watchmakers in Edinburgh, famously pioneering electrical horology and collaborating with Alexander Bain and astronomer royal Charles Piazzi Smyth in creating the mechanisms for the one o’clock gun and time ball on Calton Hill. In1872 (the same year that W&G was founded) James Ritchie improved the Bain’s system of sympathetic pendulums. By means of contacts, fitted to the pendulum of the master clock, the coil of the secondary pendulum is energized at each swing keeping it in absolute step with the master clock. Today they act as specialists in the restoration, conservation and repair of antique clocks.
It is a James Ritchie electric clocks that marks time whilst we play on our Green.
They are offering W&G members a 50% reduction on replacement watch batteries from their Gilmerton workshop at 151b The Old Byre, The Drum, EH17 8RX Telephone : 0131-556 1420
Once again Fraser Milligan and Malcolm Weir defended their Nominated Pairs title with a comfortable win against Stephen Fox and Guy Lloyd Jones in the Final on 13th September
In a closely fought final on Saturday 12th September, Malcolm Weir edged out last year’s Gents’ Champion, Steven Kirk to win the trophy once again.
Follow link for photographs https://wandgbc.com/competitions/gents-comp/
Congratulations to Nigel Esdaile & Len Wright who won the Gents’ Club Pairs Competition that was arranged this year