Play got underway this morning at 11.30am thanks to good work earlier getting the overnight water off the green.
Adam Newman got a good win over Colvin Inglis in the club singles, 21-8. The green was understandably quite slow and Adam drew far more consistently. Colvin tried keeping himself in it with some top drive shots. At 3-10 down, he drove out a single bowl target on a long end to pick up 3. At 20-8 after two rubbish short bowls he drove kitty clean into the ditch. Adam showed his class though by drawing his bowl a foot away from the ditch to win. Colvin won 8-6 in ends towards the embankment, but got absolutely zilch towards the carpark.
Lou Newman vs Steve Nicoll had a proper tussle in conditions that were maybe to the liking of Scotty. Lou went up to a healthy lead of 12-5 ahead, but as we’ve seen him do before, Steve got up to a lead of 20-17. Just when he needed it, Lou drew three rippers within inches to make it 20-20. On the last end Lou drew a toucher which was the game winner.
In the women’s pairs morning match, Leigh and Nina came through with a 10-shot win against Yvonne and Kay.
Over in catch-up club fours, Ray Martin played Ben King, with Ray needing a win to guarantee his place in the final. Ben King is already in the final. Ben King won by 10 to go through qualifying unbeaten. Ray now needs to hope Roy Gibb loses to the winless Barry O’Brien team for them to make the final.
10am update: Play set to start at 11.30am.
Green is underwater so no play at 9am.
Hoping to get the water off and play around 11.30am/midday.