HELENSBURGH Bowling Club’s Club Championships continued last week as Annette Christie reached 90 career singles wins.

In the Ladies Residents Final, Jill Dacombe, in her third final in three days, again faced Annette Christie.

Honours were even in the early part of the game, although in the main Jill held the edge by the odd shot or two, until the 12th end when Annette scored five shots in two ends to lead by 14 shots to 12.

But Jill hit back to level the tie and indeed take the lead at 18 shots to 15 after 19 ends, before Annette again came with a storming finish scoring two threes in successive ends to win the trophy by 21 shots to 15.

In so doing Annette achieved a personal record of 90 singles wins in her very successful and eventful career in bowling.

On the next rink Marion McClenaghan came up against Martin Air in the Exorna trophy, the only competition at the club where ladies and gents play one another on a level footing.

Martin started in tremendous form and quickly built up an 8 shots to 1 lead before Marion fought back to level the tie and go one shot in front.

Martin then retaliated, scoring five shots in two ends to again take the lead by 13 shots to 9.

Marion was not finished yet however as she again fought back to tie the game at 16 shots each and went further ahead scoring three shots at end 20 of the game to lead 20 shots to 17.

Martin did peg another shot back before Marion in what proved to be the final end of the game player her best bowls of the night to win the trophy by 21 shots to 18 and become the first lady to win this trophy since its inception in 2006.

In the Ladies Nominated Pairs final, two fairly new members, Irene Wallace and Susan Claisse, faced the season campaigners Annette Christie, playing her third final in three days and Liz Fraser.

The experience of Annette and Liz showed from the start as they built up a good lead. It was not until the second half of the game that Irene and Susan settled and came into the game playing some excellent bowls. However this did not prove to be enough in the end and resulted in a comfortable victory for Annette and Liz by 24 shots to 10.

The Gordon Stewart Trophy final paired Alan Air and Keith Tait who know each others game pretty well.

Keith started the better and raced into a 5–0 lead in set one before Alan opened his account and scored eight shots in four ends to win the set by eight shots to five.

Set two started in a similar vein with Keith again racing into a significant 6–0 lead, Alan could not get back into this one and Keith won the set 7–3.

In set three honours were even early in the game until Keith scored three shots in the fourth and sixth end to win the set 8–3.

In set four, Keith again had the early advantage and led 4–0 at one point before Alan overtook him to lead 6-5 before Keith finished with two single shots to win the set 7-6 and in so doing captured the trophy for 2015.

The Gents Senior Pairs final featured Iain Macleod and George Sneddon against Tom Adkin and Bobby White. This game produced some excellent bowling and was one of the closest games on the green.

Scores were all square at five shots each after six ends before Tom and Bobby edged in front to lead 12 shots to 8 after the 13th end, Iain and George then struck a major blow to their winning hopes when they added six to their total at the next end to lead 14 shots to 12.

Both pairs then added two shots to their total making the score 16 shots to 14 in favour of Iain and George going into the last end, where they added a further three shots to retain the trophy they won last year by 19 shots to 14.