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    Sunday 9 September 2018 - Andrew Smith Triples
Alan Gardner, in his inaugural season, has a trophy to show for his impressive efforts this year. Alan, Derek Crosby and Alex Porter won the Andrew Smith triples. Although the trio were held by Dean Dobbs to a draw in their first game of the round robin tournament, they won all five remaining games.

Ed Harris, Rob McArthur and Sam Morrison finished runners-up, beaten only by the eventual winners.

Scores

Round 1: - D Dobbs 3, A Porter 3; John Ross 5, P Coutts 4; S Morrison 5, Jim Ross 2.
Round 2: - D Dobbs 5, John Ross 1; A Porter 5, P Coutts 1; S Morrison 6, Steve Gill 2.
Round 3: - D Dobbs 5, P Coutts 7; A Porter 10, John Ross 2; Jim Ross 8, Steve Gill 1.
Round 4: - D Dobbs 5, S Morrison 5; A Porter 5, Jim Ross 3; John Ross 4, Steve Gill 5.
Round 5: - D Dobbs 4, Jim Ross 11; A Porter 7, S Morrison 1; P Coutts 4, Steve Gill 3.
Round 6: - A Porter 7, Steve Gill 2; John Ross 4, S Morrison 11; P Coutts 2, Jim Ross 5.
Round 7: - D Dobbs 7, Steve Gill 5; John Ross 3, Jim Ross 3; P Coutts 3, S Morrison 5.

A Porter 11 points, 37 shots; S Morrison 9, 33; Jim Ross 7, 32; D Dobbs 6, 29; P Coutts 4, 21; John Ross 3, 19; Steve Gill 2, 18.

Posted: 9th September 18

    Tuesday 4 September 2018 - Over-55s League
Forres 2 finished sixth in the Over 55's B League, finishing the season with a victory over Garmouth.

Ed Harris and John McQuillan trailed 6-2 after six ends, before getting back on level terms. Later in the match they scored thirteen shots in three ends, finally winning 23-7.

Elma McInnes and Derek Sobey were tied with their opponents at 8-8 before they won their last five ends to win by ten shots.

A poor second half cost Sam Morrison and Mary Sobey the chance of recording Forres' third victory. They led 10-4 at half-time, but eventually lost 19-12.

Posted: 4th September 18

    Monday 3 September 2018
Although the official hat-nights are now over for the season, play continues. Lesley Mackintosh and Dean Dobbs were the latest victors. They trailed Ed Harris 6-1 after five ends, but won all-but-one of the remaining eleven!

Alan Gardner also took a while to find his form. He was 8-1 down to Ann Grant before winning nine of the final ten ends.

The match between Roy Anderson and Mary Sobey was a much closer affair, with Mary coming out on top at the final end.

Scores

D Dobbs 26, E Harris 7; A Gardner 17, A Grant 9; M Sobey 14, R Anderson 13.

Posted: 3rd September 18

    Sunday 2 September 2018 - Dow League
Huntly Bowling Club won the Dow League on shot difference from St Aethan's at the play-off finals held at Forres.

Posted: 2nd September 18

    Friday 31 August 2018 - Men's Pairs Final
Brian Green and Derek Sobey are the new Men's Pairs champions after blowing away John Ross and Alex Porter in the final. Brian and Derek won the initial half dozen ends to lead 12-0. John and Alex scored a five three ends later to take the score to 13-6, but immediately lost a SIX to put Brian and Derek in total control again.

Posted: 31st August 18

    Thursday 30 August 2018 - Moving Hat-Night
John Ross and Ed Harris won Thursday's Moving Hat-Night. They lost just four ends all night, albeit one of those ends was by SIX shots!

Charlie Watt came good after losing his first set, winning the remaining three.

There was some high-scoring going on in Stuart Robertson's games. A SIX at the penultimate end made sure that he finished ahead.

It was the sixth end before Dean Dobbs got on the scoreboard. A good second half almost saw him get back on level terms.

Losing seven second half ends on the spin did nothing for Brian Caldwell's scorecard.

Louise Morris found it tough going after her first set victory.

Scores

John Ross 15 up; C Watt 5 up; S Robertson 5 up; D Dobbs 2 down; B Caldwell 10 down; L Morris 13 down.

Posted: 30th August 18

    Tuesday 28 August 2018 - Over-55s League
Forres 1 finished their Over 55's League campaign by sharing the points with Cullen, the runaway league leaders.

In a fantastic comeback, Sheila Cruickshank and Brian Green responded positively to going 10-1 down after just five ends. A treble at the last gave them an 18-17 victory.

After leading for much of their game, Ray Boyd and Brian Caldwell thought that they were dead and buried when they lost a three at the fifteenth end. However, they managed to hit a four at the last to draw level.

Peggy Locke and Charlie Watt were behind from the 'off', and were well beaten.

Posted: 28th August 18
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