Dovecot Park enjoys a sunshine bonus!

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DOVECOT Park Bowling Club’s Open Pairs was held on Sunday in lovely weather, which actually belied the forecast.

A full entry of 24 pairs enjoyed a 5 game Round Robin tournament with 4 home pairs managing through to the knock-out stage and quarter finals, with 2 home teams against each other. Barbara Cairney and Bob Price gained the advantage over Doris McMillan and George Innes. Home team of Cath Mackie and Colin Meikle were well and truly defeated by youngsters Darren McMillan (Dovecot) and Thomas Summers (Fair Isle).In the top half of the draw, visitors Kenny McFarlane (Rosyth) and Brian Scott (DunfermlineWest End) overcame Dovecot pair Ethel and Alex McRobie with Betty Wishart and Isobel Gillespie (Buckhaven) beating Alistair Pringle (Dovecot) and Jock Robertson (Balmullo). In the semi finals, the ladies from Buckhaven were beaten by Kenny McFarlane and Brian Scott and in the other semi final, an extra end had to be played for Barbara and Bob to win and go through to the final. The eventual winners of the competition were Kenny McFarlane and Brian Scott who proved too much for the home pair. Thanks to everyone for taking part and to Jack Polson and Len Mason for sponsoring this competition and to all who helped throughout the day. This was an excellent opportunity for the club to show off the new kitchen to the visitors. Thanks also to Jim Hay, our green Ranger, who is overseeing the feeding and cutting of the bowling green along with Mike and Ian Mowatt. The surrounding bankings and flower beds are being tended to by Rose Watson and her team.

Prostox driver Kevin Morrison crashed heavily into one of the marker tyres at the Cowdenbeath Racewall on Saturday night, sending the tyre scraping across the turf.

After last week’s double header there were a few of the drivers missing as they got their cars back into shape and as a result the racing was quieter than usual.

In the formula IIs the new grades came into effect with Marc Fortune and Robbie Dawson moving to superstar, John Hogg to blue whilst Alan Edmiston moved to yellow.

Ex-ministoxer Kieran Howie (Dunfermline) was making his Racewall debut whilst the other Fifer in action was Raymond Dick (Glenrothes) and whilst he raced strongly failed to get amongst the results

There was a lower than anticipated turn out of saloons where Kyle Irvine (Glenrothes) and Kyle Hegg (Leslie) had moved up to red.

Irvine crashed out in his opening heat and missed heat two whilst Hegg was fifth in heat two.

Hegg retired from the final whereas Irvine with a strong run brought his car home in fifth.

The prostox drivers were in good form although they raced in an all in format.

Local drivers in action included Kev Baird (Glenrothes) who didn’t manage to get amongst the results.

Saturday, it’s a different line up with stock rods, lightning rods, junior bangers and 2 litre bangers in action with the usual 6pm start.