Forres Bowling membership president Dean Dobbs welcomed over 50 members and visitors to the membership’s inexperienced opening.
The first jack of the season was delivered by the membership’s youngest present member, Alana Coutts.
What adopted was a 16-end match between president’s and vice-president’s groups.
After what seemed for some time can be a straightforward win for the president’s team, his aspect emerged with a slender 93-87 victory.
The efficiency of the day got here from Buckie Victoria’s Bill Petrie. He hit a six on the fourth finish as he skipped Mary Sobey, Lesley Mackintosh and Lesley Coutts to an emphatic 30-5 victory over Steve Gill.
Stuart Robertson hit two sixes towards Paul Coutts as he levelled issues for the VP team with a 30-8 victory.
Davie Petrie put the VPs forward after a closely-fought match with Gary Mackie, who had led early on however after an actual battle, discovered himself on the incorrect finish of a 14-11 scoreline.
Dean Dobbs levelled issues with a one-sided, 24-4 thrashing of Alex Porter who was relieved to solely lose a seven on the eighth finish, thus avoiding selecting up the primary field of After Eights of the season.
A late comeback noticed Cooper Park’s Willie Robertson get better from trailing John Matthews by six photographs to file a 16-14 victory.
A gallant effort from Harry Sutherland gave the vice-presidents a 20-4 victory in the remaining rink.
Sutherland led 9-0 earlier than Brian Riddell bought on the scoreboard, however, finally, outcomes elsewhere on the inexperienced secured an general victory for the president’s team.