The final of the 2019 Rotary Pairs Bowling Competition took place at Oban Bowling Club on 27th August with Lachie Beaton & Tommy Mac Quade taking on Graham Innes & Alan Hoar.
The final was a very closely contested match with the 2 novices -Tommy & Alan - playing particularly well as leads, with Tommy proving to be very adept at hitting and dragging the jack. The lead changed hands at almost every end and, at the start of the final end, Lachie & Tommy were leading by a single shot. Once again Tommy managed to drag the jack to a tricky position at the edge of the rink with his touching bowl lying shot in the ditch. Graham & Lachie then attempted to get their bowls closer to the jack and managed to do so with 3 of their bowls. These bowls were subsequently measured resulting in Graham & Alan scoring 2 shots and winning the match 11-10 and with it the Millennium Bowl presented by the late Dennis Cathro.
As part of its sporting activities, which include golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, curling and hill climbing, Oban Rotary re-introduced bowls in 2018 with members playing for the Denis Cathro Cup in a Pairs format.
The finalists were Chris Sutton and Ken Moncrieff versus Lachie Beaton and Ronnie Forbes with both teams tied going in to the final end but Lachie and Ronnie won through by one shot.
Lachie and Ronnie are seen here accepting the Denis Cathro trophy from Rotary President, Iain Mac Intyre.
The 2019 competition is now well underway.