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In memory of Eric and Maureen.

On Saturday, Lochmaben Bowling Club held a memorial competition to celebrate the passing of two stalwarts of bowls across the south west over a great number of years, Eric and Maureen Gracie.

The event, an open pairs, drew 33 entries from across the region and further afield. It was sponsored by Eric and Maureen's three daughters; Lyn Bryson, Joan Thomson and Debbie Patterson, with glassware for the winner donated by the grandchildren.

The winners were Joyce Dickey (Hawick) and Denis Jackson (Maxwelltown), runners up Kenny Green and Liz Garrett (Lochmaben) and the beaten semi-finalists were Isabel Grigor and Susan Howell (Maxwelltown) and Jim Austin and Liam Kerr (Dumfries).

A wooden bench to commemorate Eric and Maureen was unveiled on the day and will be a permanent reminder of their support for Lochmaben Bowling Club over a great number of years.


Presentation Prizewinners in the Eric and Maureen Gracie Memorial Pairs together with the sponsors Lyn Bryson, Joan Thomson and Debbie Patterson and Lochmaben vice president Mabel McDonald

Marchmount The club held the Nett Bell club mixed Triples on Saturday 11th July, the trophies were presented by Nett Bell's granddaughter Alyson Petersen assisted by her great grandchildren, Katie Aitchison, Elsa Aitchison, Louise Petersen, Jamie Petersen and Callon Petersen. The winners of the tournament were Bobby Edgar, Ken Cowins and Marion Kerr In second place Andrew Snape, June Court and Scott Cameron. In third place were Jack Byers, Colin Graham and Linda Little. The picture from the left back row Ken Cowins, Sponsor Alyson Peterson, Bobby Edgar, Marion Kerr, Katie Aitchison and Marchmount President Linda Halliday with the great grandchildren to the front.

Thornhill Results from the open American triples sponsored by DGHP: winners A Mensdorf (Moniaive), E Harkness and K Peacock (Thornhill); runners-up R McQuat, A Wylie and T Black (Thornhill); third W Lenza, R Halliday and M Dempster (Thornhill); fourth R Lenza, D Broatch (Thornhill) & O McNeill (Moniaive). Prizes were presented by president Ronald Weir. Missing from picture, E Harkness.

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Publication:Dumfries and Galloway Standard (Dumfriesshire, Scotland)
Article Type:Obituary
Date:Aug 17, 2018
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