THE Gardiner Pairs competition was held at Cowdenbeath Bowling Club with Jim Watson and Eddie Hastie winning in the final against Isabel Drysdale and Lindsay Black, writes Jack High.

Tuesday night hat night winners this week were Jim Watson and Robert Thomson.

On Wednesday, in the league game at home to Inverkeithing, Billy Allan, Wullie Wightman, Steven Hunter and Glen Livingston won by a couple of shots to maintain their very good unbeaten run.

Mitch Drysdale, Robert Thomson, Andy Johnstone and Robert McFarlane lost by a shot in a great game.

Alan Moncur, Derek Easson, Peter Graham and Lindsay Black (despite Lindsay giving the shot away with his last bowl when lying four with about six ends to go!) held on to win by a shot so Cowdenbeath won 5-2 on points.

Some outstanding performances on the night particularly from some front end players. This keeps Cowdenbeath in second place in the West Fife first division, six points and six shots behind Abbeyview, whom they play on Wednesday at Dunfermline.

On Friday night, in the Top Ten, Broad Street were the visitors.

Robert McFarlane won the singles against Jonny Duff. Alan Moncur, Peter Graham and Derek Easson had a great win against Jim Crawford's triple securing a six with about five ends to go to take control of the game.

Mitch Drysdale, Wullie Wightman, Andy Johnstone and Glen Livingston won well against Lyall Hunter's rink, which was also close till the last four ends.

Robert Thomson and Lindsay Black were comprehensively beaten by the Broad Street pair skipped by Craig Watson who played exceptional bowls from start to finish. Cowdenbeath progressed 6-2 the same as the previous win. Well done to all.

Parkhead Bowling Club, from Glasgow, were the visitors on Saturday in the annual friendly game.

Three rinks and two triples participated. According to the cards there were five draws and the overall score was 69-69 although there were claims that some teams won by ten and others lost by ten. Who really cares?

The banter was brilliant and the friendship terrific. Local entertainer Michael Law started his gig early as the visitors were due to leave about 9pm.

A great meal, some good bowls, lots of laughs, a few drinks and great entertainment. Overall, an outstanding way to spend a Saturday afternoon!