THE curtain falls on the ELBA competitive season today (Thursday) as two clubs battle it out for the final silverware of this outdoor season.

Haddington Bowling Club hosts the final of the John McDonald Senior Trophy, and at the time of going to press the teams contesting the final were still to be decided.

Semi-final action earlier this week featured Dunbar against East Lothian Labour and Ormiston versus Newcraighall.

Meanwhile, a large number of bowlers from around the county will descend on Cockenzie & Port Seton Bowling Club on Saturday afternoon as they are giving the honour of hosting the East Lothian Leagues Presentation of Prizes day.

Representatives from most East Lothian clubs along with ELBA officials and delegates from league sponsors East Coast Carpets will be in attendance and the special day of proceedings will get underway at about 1.30pm. Meanwhile ELBA match secretary Keith Fender is calling on all last year’s league champions (evening and seniors) to hand back their respective trophies to himself or any other ELBA Committee representative as soon as possible. Alternatively hand them into Cockenzie & Port Seton BC before Saturday.

Turning attention to the indoor season, East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club is now fully open with the Top Four tournament as well as the morning, afternoon and evening leagues all having commenced.

Membership fees remain the same at £58 for full members and £30 for juniors whilst all members are reminded that all fees are to be paid by next Sunday (September 30).

Rink fees remain at £3 and £4 for non-members.

All those wishing to take part in Hat Games are reminded that these take place every Monday at 10am, Tuesday at 2pm and Saturday at noon.

These games are open to both members and non-members and are an excellent introduction to the game for new bowlers or outdoor players wanting to sample the indoor game.

Meanwhile, Cockenzie & Port Seton BC hosted their annual Invitation Pairs tournament on Saturday with some high-quality pairings participating and some fantastic games taking place.

The young Prestongrange pairing of Kieran Yule and Kevin Karami were the eventual surprise tournament winners.

They defeated the high-profile pairing of Steven Morgan and Alex Marshall, the defending champions, 9-8 in a tense final.

The club thanked sponsors Platinum Property for their continued support of the event.