Senior Pairs and Triples

Venues for the last sixteen of the Senior Pairs and Triples have in some cases changed.

Notification was sent out to all the clubs that were potentially affected.

If your Club has won its game/games and is due to play on Friday please check the Web Site and click on the Competions tab and have the venue confirmed.

Please pass on to those who may not be on Social Media as I don’t want players travelling to the wrong Club.

If unsure please call me on 07909 728552

Senior Pairs 2019

1-4 V 5-8 Mayfield , 9-12 V 13-15 , Sighthill 16-17 V 18-19 Postal 20-21 V 22-23 Sighthill,

24-25 V 26-27 Goldenacre, 28-29 V 30-31 Carrick Knowe, 32-33 V 34-35 Bainfield

36-37 V 38-39 Leith

Senior Triples 2019

1-4 v 5-8 Mayfield, 9-12 v 13-15 Carrick Knowe, 16-17 v 18-19 Mayfield, 20-21 v 22-23 Sighthill,

24-25 v 26-27 Postal, 28-29 v 30-31 Goldenacre, 32-33 v 34-35 Bainfield, 36-37 v38-39 Leith

Under 25

The game against Bowls Midlothian on Sunday 9 June has been cancelled. Bowls Midlothian have advised they can not raise a team to play.

This is a very disappointing possible end to the League campaign.

E&LBA will receive 2 points and 6 shots. The Association will be approaching the Under 25 league with a view to have this rule changed for 2020 to make the shots given far greater than it currently stands.

I am sure the young guns would rather have played the game and had the opportunity to try and cut the shot deficit that Fife BA have (+20 shots) and then hope for an East Lothian BA win.

More disappointing is a post from the Bowls Midlothian U25 Team Manager suggesting that a team could have been put out but it would be unfair to play them against the Association in case a heavy defeat was inflicted.

The rules of the Under 25 league allow a team to play with a minimum of 20 players.

The young guns will be in action on the 7 July at Sighthill BC against West Lothian BA in the last 16 of the Jim Bell Trophy (Scottish Cup) at 11.00am. A big support would be appreciated,

Update

President Lawrence, Team Managers Duncan and Ricky would take this opportunity to thank and congratulate all of the players from the squad who stepped in to the team on Saturday at Parkside BC and helped give the Association a hard fought win against Stirling County East. Some of these players have retained their place for the trip to St Andrews on Saturday to play Fife BA. Another hard game in the highly competitive East Section

There has been an issue with the streaming of the live scores on a Saturday and this will continue into this weekend against Fife BA. Raymond is unavailable and unfortunately I was rushed into hospital on Thursday 16 May with a serious infection in my foot that has turned into Osteomyelitis. I have been on an IV drip since then and don’t expect to be released from hospital for at least a fortnight.

To assist with the update of the competition results while I am in hospital, it would be appreciated if results are emailed to secretary@edinleith-ba.co.uk or sent by text to:07909 728552. Posted results will be updated, but just when I get a visit.

Ian Macfarlane Top 5

The dates for the Semi Final and Final are as follows:

Semi Final 11 August 2019 at 2.00pm

Final 18 August 2019 at 2.00pm

Please disregard the dates on the draw sheet sent to Clubs. The live sheet on the Web Site is correct

Further reminders will be sent out as the competition progresses