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FORRES Bowling Club held its last Monday hat night competition before the start of the Scott Cup event, writes Alex Porter.
The event was won by Elma McInnes, Kevin McWilliam and Steve Gill, who were 6-0 up after four ends and restricted Brian Caldwell to just five single shots all evening.
Gary Mackie started slowly, and trailed Davie Petrie 7-0 after five ends before hitting a purple then hit a purple patch, as Petrie won only two further shots.
Charlie Watt was five shots down to Roy Anderson when he went nap to square things at the 11th end, then he edged ahead, although Anderson nearly caught him at the last.
Little separated Brian Riddell and John Matthews throughout but Riddell just got there.
Scores: S Gill 19, B Caldwell 5; G Mackie 14, D Petrie 9; C Watt 18, R Anderson 17; B Riddell 12, J Matthews 11.
There were some strange happenings at Wednesday's afternoon moving hat. The overall winners lost their last two sets, whilst the only team to keep on the move finished with a negative scorecard.
Derek Crosby, Ailene Matthews and Mary Sobey started the day with a resounding 12-0 victory, and followed that up with a second set win. However, they failed in both their second half sets.
Despite ending the day on fire, a third set slip up prevented Brian Caldwell doing better.
Derek Sobey got the rub of the coin after his initial set ended in a draw, and then kept on the move before being thrashed 7-0 in his final set.
Charlie Watt's only defeat was at the hands of the overall winners in his second set.
Davie Petrie finally got a move after a narrow third set victory while Hazel Caldwell didn't get a move, but only lost two sets.
Scores: M Sobey 17 up; B Caldwell 8 up; D Sobey 2 down; C Watt 3 down; D Petrie 7 down; H Caldwell 13 down.
It was a first half to remember for Brian Caldwell, Chris Stoves and Gary Mackie as they stormed to victory at Thursday's Moving Hat-Night.
The trio won their first set 15-3, and their second 13-0. Although they kept on the move, they eased off in the second half and lost their final set.
Lindsey Petrie won all four of her sets during the evening and Paul Coutts kept on the move, albeit with the aid of the coin, but suffered a defeat in his final set.
Eight shots down after nine ends, things looked bleak for Derek Sobey until he scored 17 shots without reply to finish ahead.
A heavy third set loss knocked Brian Riddell out of his rhythm and a poor opening half was one of the reasons that Roy Anderson was stuck on rink 5 for the night.
Lesley Mackintosh was stranded on rink 2 all evening but had the satisfaction of winning her final set, while Charlie Watt never strayed from rink 1.
Scores: G Mackie 28 up; L Petrie 13 up; P Coutts 11 up; D Sobey 5 up; B Riddell 2 up; R Anderson 16 down; L Mackintosh 17 down; C Watt 26 down.
The Forres Open Pairs, sponsored by David Petrie Handyman will be held on May 14/15. Deadline for entries is May 8.