Ladies bowled over at winning national bronze medal

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Ladies from Oban Bowling Club were ‘surprised and delighted’ after equalling the club’s best result at the National Bowling Championships, bringing home a bronze medal.

The over 55s fours team of Lorna Carmichael, Janet Campbell, Rosemary Miller, and Anne Stewart, sailed through to the semi-finals in Ayr last week, before losing to Cumnock, who went on to win the gold medal.
Oban fours defeated Merchiston in the first round, Aberlady in the second round, Invergordon in the third.

Skip Anne Stewart said: ‘We were surprised and delighted to do so well. When we went down our main concern was not going out in the first round.
‘The standard was brilliant up until the semi-final, when we did not play as well as we could.’

However, Anne said: ‘It was a tremendous experience to qualify and it was nice we did well on our 150th anniversary year. This is a real special one for us.’

Joining the ladies in Ayr were Helen MacLean and Anne Campbell. Helen won her singles first round match, before being knocked out in the second round.

She and her doubles partner, Anne, suffered the same fate – winning the first, but going out in the second.

The fours team made the club’s history books alongside the 2014 fours team of Helen and Donna MacLean, Anne Campbell and Margaret Macalpine who also won a bronze medal.

Helen, Donna and Anne also won a bronze in the triples category in 2016 and Helen and Donna took home a bronze medal in the pairs in 2018.