Jan 20 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
PRESTWICK'S Paul Boyd travels to Potters Leisure Resort this week to make his debut in the World Indoor Singles Championship.
He faces Mark Royal in his first game at 3.30pm on Wednesday when he will be hoping to make it through to the televised rounds of the competition.
Holder Paul Foster, also a member at the Prestwick club, is in action later in the competition where he will be bid to add to his already impressive string of world titles. Both go with the best wishes of all at Ambassador Prestwick.
Meanwhile, the club's gents team failed to cement their place in Scottish Bowling's Premier League when they went down by 18 shots away to East Lothian. It was a valiant effort by Prestwick who were away to one of Scottish bowling's strongest clubs.
However, a surprise result forAlloa, who managed to scrape a last bowl draw away to Paisley, was enough to ensure that Prestwick drop into Division One next season.
Prestwick will now join Ayr, Ardrossan, Auchinleck and Galleon in next season's Division One, the first time all of the county's indoor clubs have competed in the same division in the Scottish league. Interesting times await.
Prestwick's junior team kept up their current run of form when they beat Ardrossan on all three rinks which leaves them looking good for the league title when they travel to Auchinleck later in the season for their final match.
Scores: C Gouldstone 13, D McKnight 8; A Weir 17, C Robb 13; C Cathie 20, S McKnight 8.
The all new Ambassador Trophy was competed for on Saturday with Prestwick beating Auchinleck 90-40. The competition, which seen a brand new format being introduced, saw each club field two rinks of juniors, two rinks of seniors and two rinks of ladies.
Prestwick team captain, Rebecca Houston, accepted the trophy on behalf of the Prestwick side from sponsor James Clark. The trophy will be played for on an annual basis with the return at Auchinleck next season.