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Forres Bowling Club round-up: Fourteen-year-old Caitlin Dustan is moving hat night winner


By Craig Christie

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CAITLIN Dustan won Forres Bowling Club's latest Thursday moving hat night at the tender age of 14.

Young Forres bowler Caitlin Dustan with Derek Crosby and John Ross.
Young Forres bowler Caitlin Dustan with Derek Crosby and John Ross.

The youngster and slightly more senior Dean Dobbs kept on the move for victory, though they were unable to win their final set.

Harry Sutherland recovered from losing his first set to win all the others, an eight at the tenth end being the highlight.

After a great first set, Alex Porter found himself stranded on rink 6, although winning the final set gave him a positive score.

John Ross was 6-0 down to his opposition before getting his act together, and Charlie Watt's card revealed a win and a draw. Brian Caldwell remained on Rink 2 all evening.

Scores:D Dobbs 15 up; H Sutherland 10 up; A Porter 1 up; John Ross 1 up; C Watt 10 down; B Caldwell 17 down.

Monday's Scott Cup hat-night was won by Derek Crosby, Brian Caldwell and John Ross.

They were well in control of their match with Alex Porter, leading 12-1 after just seven ends.

Porter managed to cut the impending eight to four with his last bowl.

After a fairly even first half, Sandy Burgess went to town on Brian Riddell to give himself a chance.

Harry Sutherland got off to a flier, leading Stuart Robertson 8-0 just three ends in and 16-3 with half a dozen ends left, but managed to make the score more respectable.

Scores: John Ross 22, A Porter 7; A Burgess 21, B Riddell 8; H Sutherland 18, S Robertson 14.

Hazel Caldwell will play Mary Sobey in the semi-finals of the ladies championship.

Caldwell hit a four at the first end of her tie with Chris Stoves and never looked back.

In the W D MacPherson Trophy, Steve Gill will play Mary Sobey in the semi-finals.

Peggy Locke gave Gill a battle in their last eight tie as she won the majority of the ends but suffered as her opponent bagged three or more shots on six occasions.

John Ross and Alex Porter gained safe passage into the final of the Usher Cup after a comfortable victory over Ed Harris and Brian Caldwell.

Alan Gardner and Roy Anderson are into the semi-finals. They took a 9-3 lead against Derek Crosby and Brian Riddell, who pulled back four shots before their opponents won four ends in a row to kill the tie.

Brian Riddell is into the semi-finals of the John Raffan Trophy after a victory over Ed Harris.

It was all-square at 5-5 seven ends in but Riddell then won six ends out of seven to lead 16-6.

Although Harris tried hard, and hit a maximum, there was no way back.


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