Another six points Junior Bowls Camp

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LURGAN B 80 (6) NEWRY 70 (1)

Lurgan B mastered up another six points on Saturday in their NIBA Division 5 match against Newry. Lurgan were keen to claim back the seven points they lost up in Newry on the opening day of the season.

Rink one skippered by R. Jones, with D. Henderson, B. Beattie, R. McCullough just failed to find the required shots in the final end for Lurgan to recuperate the seven points lost up in Newry. Unfortunately they lost a few big scores in the middle of their game, which they were unable to claw back, losing by three shots 17-20.

Rink two skipped this week by G. Stewart, with D. McCabrey, J. McCullough, and N. Sloan managed to gain maximum points winning 21-17.

Rink three skipper E. Quinn with B. Brown, C. Maguire and R. Poots won by seven shots 22-15. They just shaded the number of ends won, but with a few big scores it was enough to keep them well in the clear.

Rink four skipped by W. McCullough, R. McCarthy, A. Houston, R. Livingstone made a great escape being seven shots behind but won six of the final seven ends to win by two shots 20-18.

Lurgan Bowling Club is staging their annual Junior Bowls Camp from Tuesday 15th to Friday 19th July. It is open to children from 6 years upwards and teenagers from 10 to 16. More details can be obtained from David Millar, Club Youth Co-ordinator and IBA Assistant Coach and Umpire who will be in attendance.

Registration is 9.45am each morning and the sessions run from 10.00–12 noon and the fee is £2.00 per morning.

Some of the Club’s successful young players have come through previous youth camps. Kristofor Matchett has been 2011 and 2012 IBA and NIBA Youth Singles Champion. Having played for the Junior NIBA side last year, he was selected again this year. He is an U25 Irish International. Reece Millar was an NIBA Youth Singles semi-finalist last year and has reached the same stage this year. He has also been selected to play for the Junior NIBA side. Young Chloe Wilson was included in the Ladies team in a number of matches last season and has recently and has played recently in the NIWBA U25 Singles Tournament at Belmont.