Aug 3 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
ONLY five of the 16 seeds remain in the last 32 of the gents singles in Ayr Bowling Tournament.
Still going strong on Thursday is Garry Johnstone, who was in the Auchinleck fours who won the Scottish title at the weekend. Other seeds still in contention are Gary Smith, Stuart Reid, Billy Anderson and Alex Cathie.
The only former winners still there are Reid, Cathie and Peter McArthur and Brian Fulton.
Thursday’s last 32 ties at Northfield at 5pm: David Mitchell (Catrine) v Mark Robson (Darvel); Thomas Handling (Sandhead) v William Watson (Sanquhar); William White (Ayr) v Les Fowler (Catrine); Jamil Ansari (Cardonald) v Gary Smith (Linlithgow); Darren Law (Townholm) v David Kiltie snr (Port William); John Dunlop (Kirkconnel) v Kevin Donnachie (Irvine Park); Alex Cathie (Coylton) v Tom Rogers (Gatehouse); Wilson Duffy (Craigie) v Thomas Connelly (Annbank); Iain Cowan (Meikleriggs) v Sam Watson (Lugar); Craig Collins (Northfield) v Alexander Fleming (G Valley); Billy Anderson (Gl Valley) v Brian Fulton (Ayr); Chris Duffy (Craigie) v Peter McArthur (Maybole MP); Garry Johnstone (Auchinleck) v David McCulloch (Kirkcolm); Dean McColm (Stranraer) v Stuart W Reid (Ayr); Colin Wilson (Stranraer WE) v Craig Yates (Crooksmoss); Jim Shields (Wattfield) v A.McMillan (Port William).
Seven previous winners are still going strong in the ladies singles.
Highlight game will be the clash of previous winners Jean Sykes (Cumnock) and Rose-ena Smillie (Ayr).
Ties at Northfield on Thursday at 3pm are: Margaret Nisbet (Prestwick Indoor) v Claire Johnston (Auchinleck); Anne Robertson (J G Fleming) v Isabel McCulloch (Drongan); Margaret McMeikan (Stranraer) v Morag McDowall (Troon Portland); Sheila Cole (Kincaidston) v Michelle Cooper (Blacklands); Jackie Neil (Shotts) v Lisa Marshall (Glaisnock Valley); Anne Brown (Newton Park) v Annie Sproat (Stranraer WE); Josephine Williamson (New Cum) v Maureen Shimmons (Annbank); Kathleen Stevenson (Stranraer) v Janette Muir (Annbank); Liz Connell (Dalrymple) v Margaret Davis (Forehill); Cheryl James (Annbank) v Isabel McKnight (Cumnock); Christine Newall (Kincaidston) v Donna Clark (Ochiltree); Joyce Dickey (Hawick) v Jean Thomson (Newton Park); Jean Sykes (Cumnock) v Rose-ena Smillie (Ayr); Margaret James (Annbank) v Lorna Smith (Linlithgow); Samella McMath (Craigie) v Amy Hamilton (Crooksmoss); Susan Murray (Raploch) v Susan Kelly (Stranraer).
The finals are at Northfield on Saturday afternoon.