West of Scotland Championship 2018

29-30 September 2018, Knightswood

Unlike the terrible weather throughout 2017 the Knightswood lawns were in much better condition and despite some intermittent showers remained medium-paced throughout the weekend.  The tournament was played using the Egyptian format with games lasting three hours.  With six players on the Saturday increasing to eight on Sunday it was possible for each player to complete three games on each day.

On the Saturday George Plant attempted a bisque-assisted triple against Alan Wilson which unfortunately came adrift at hoop 4 while attempting to regain position for the second peel.  Well done George for playing positively with bisques.  Two players were in contention for winning the event: James Thomson and Kevin Russell (Stefan Colling would have been added to this list if he had been able to play on both days).  Game 5 on Sunday was effectively a final with James beating Kevin in a closely fought match with the score 25-19T. 

Well done James for playing consistently well throughout the two days and running out overall winner having won all of his matches.

Brian Durward,  Manager



  Points Wins Beat
James Thomson 122 5 Brian Cosford +6T, Alan Wilson +5, Roger Binks +4, Joe Lennon +3, Kevin Russell +6T
Stefan Colling 115 3 George Plant +22, Roger Binks +13, Alan Wilson +22
Kevin Russell 108 4 Roger Binks +20, Brian Cosford +25, Alan Wilson +26, Roger Binks +12
George Plant 102 3 Kevin Russell +2, Joe Lennon +12, Brian Durward +26
Alan Wilson 99 3 George Plant +6, Brian Cosford +8, Brian Durward +7T
Roger Binks 91 2 George Plant +7, Brian Durward +11
Joe Lennon 91 0  
Brian Cosford 87 0  
Brian Durward 85 0  


James Thomson receiving the trophy from Brian Durward

Kevin Russell