Packed green for final day of Kirkcaldy Bowling Club season

A bright blue sky heralded the start of Kirkcaldy Bowling Club’s Big Green closing day celebrations on Saturday, with a full attendance of members auguring well for a busy and exciting day of bowling to mark the conclusion of what has been a very full and enjoyable season.
Kirkcaldy Bowling Club members pictured at the closing day celebrations on Saturday afternoonKirkcaldy Bowling Club members pictured at the closing day celebrations on Saturday afternoon
Kirkcaldy Bowling Club members pictured at the closing day celebrations on Saturday afternoon

The festivities began with a full green - eight rinks of triples - playing out 15 ends of friendly but keenly competitive bowling.

A feature of recent closing days has been the inauguration of two special competitions designed to test the stamina and skill of our players, the 'end-to-end' and the 'other hand' delivery.

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The end-to-end involves hurling a bowl from corner to corner of the green.

The other hand challenge is to bowl to a jack at normal rink length, but with the other hand.

Both events invariably cause no end of hilarity and chaos, not to mention fierce competitiveness.

The entry fees raised a total of £150, to be divided this year among Marie Curie, Bowel Cancer UK and Victoria Hospital children's ward.

2022 winners were:

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Gents' Champion: George Mitchell; Gent's President's Prize: Brian Thomson, KBC Open: Ian Law; Burnett Cup: John Nylk; Spears Cup: Brian Thomson; DF MacDonald Cup: Pete Suttie; Buchanan Cup: John Nylk; Stocks Cup: Brian Thomson; Ballot Pairs: John Nylk and Henry Gowans; Gents' Triples: George Mitchell, John Nylk and Brian Thomson; Archie Knight Open Triples: Bill MacDonald, Ian Law and John McArthur; Denise Cain Trophy: Jacquie Simmons and Alf Koprek; Campbell Trophy: George Mitchell and Margaret Mordew; Nomination Pairs: George Mitchell and Dick Gartshore; Ladies' Triples: Jacquie Simnmons, Elaine Robertson and Sandra Morrice; Herd Trophy: Lorraine Scott, Ina Muirhead and Christine Ritchie; Tivendale Trophy: Carolyn Bayne, Cathy Orr and Angela Gourlay; Campbell Trophy: Margaret Mordew; Denise Cain Trophy: Jacquie Simmons; Ladies' Champion: Ina Muirhead; Lady President's Cup: Sandra Morrice; Anniversary Cup: Sandra Morrice; Isobel Abernethy Cup: Sandra Morrice; Haig Cup: Sandra Morrice; Nomination Pairs: Margaret Mordew and Sandra Morrice; Ballot Pairs: Joyce MacDonald and Lorraine Scott.