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Jason Banks set for a clean title sweep at the Garioch Indoor Bowling

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Jason Banks, the Garioch Club’s internationalist, and World under 25 champion, could have a clean sweep of five Club titles if the Triples competition gets played this season.

Jason Banks
Jason Banks

Correspondent Mike Barron said: "A dispute seems to be holding up this competition.

"Jason will have the choice of Scottish Indoor Bowling Knockout competitions, when he represents Garioch again next winter.

"He was beaten finalist against Mike Stepney of Elgin, in last year’s SIBA Singles match by two shots.

"He already holds the Club Singles title beating Lee Collins.

"He with his father, Colin, took the Pairs title beating James and Robert McDougall by six shots.

"The McDougall brothers had a cracker of a semi against Ian Ligertwood and Ian Ingram winning by three shots.

"Title number three went again to father and son, Colin and Jason, this time in the 2 bowl pairs beating Lee Collins and Alan Rough.

"The Fours final had Lee Collins as skip, Alan Rough, Colin and Jason Banks, which is probably the outstanding team in the Garioch, against the Gary McDonald four, and they were never behind winning by five shots.

"A fifth title is possible for Jason, the Triples have been held up because of a dispute, and may have to be held over until next season Jason’s trio await the winners of the semi-final."

Now the bowlers from the Garioch will be getting their practice for the outdoor greens. Harlaw, Inverurie and Kintore opened last weekend.

Over winter some outdoor players, not necessarily members of the Garioch, play against one another on a Sunday. Harlaw, Kintore, Kemnay and

Oldmeldrum entered, along with Pitmedden, who withdrew with Covid given as the reason.

Oldmeldrum won the league winning eight matches and losing two.

Kintore came second with six wins and two losses.

Harlaw entered two teams a “1” and “2”.

They claimed that the 2 team was not the Harlaw reserves, and the team proved this by coming third in the league, winning five and losing five, while no 1 came fifth with four wins.

Kemnay split the two Harlaw teams.

The only two defeats by Oldmeldrum were when they lost heavily to Kintore 3- 22 and to Harlaw1 10-14.

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