BOWLS: DJ Wilson celebrates double in West Down National finals

DJ Wilson'.
DJ Wilson'.

DJ Wilson was a double winner in the West Down National finals, staged at 2nd Dromara Presbyterian Church Hall this week.

The Ireland international qualified in both the singles and fours disciplines and will now represent his zone in that National play-offs at Shaws Bridge in March.

Wilson will be joined by Cecil Dillon in the singles. And, he’ll team up with Geofffrey McCracken, Eddie Cam bell and Jonny Wilson for the fours at the Watson Stadium.

IIBA chairman, Harold Massey said: “Congratulations must go to zone convenor, Cecil Dillon and his committee on a well organised event with some great bowling on show. It would not be a total surprise should some of the qualifiers go on to win National titles.”

Qualifiers:

National Singles: DJ Wilson; Cecil Dillon.

National Pairs: Bernie Conlon, Noel Conlon; Daniel Gilliland, John Gilliland.

National Triples: Angela Cannaway, Trevor Gray, Jonny Gray.

National Fours: Geoffrey McCracken, Eddie Campbell, DJ, Wilson, Jonny Wilson. Ladies Singles: Evelyn Robb

Ladies Pairs: Lynn Martin, Patricia Martin

Ladies Triples: Andrea Gilliland, Irene Dickson, Pearl Hayes.

Over 55 Pairs: Robert Scott, Dessie Scott.

Meanwhile, there are a number of club tournaments under starters orders for the New Year. Anyone interested should contact the relevant organisers, St Mark’s (Armagh) Pairs, Monday-Saturday, 11-16. Contact May Cassells (02838331323); Cloughreagh Pairs (South Down), Monday-Thursday, January 4-14. Contact: Phil Gray (02830821366) or (07517316662); Fisherwick Rinks (Belfast), January 12-16. Contact: John Elder (07712775676).