Friday, July 23, 2010


David J. Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) - pictured right - the beaten finalist 12 months ago, is through to the quarter finals of the 2010 Scottish Seniors Matchplay Championship, being played at Kinross this week.

With the opening round of matchplay which followed strokeplay qualifying being delayed due to rain, first round matches did not begin until Thursday.

The defending champion George Paterson (Northern), who beat Miller in the final at Newmacher last year, lost out in the first round.

Whilst Miller progressed from the first round with a 2&1 win over local member Ian Campbell, the other Ayrshire player in the matchplay stages, Keith Howie (West Kilbride), bowed out with a 2&1 defeat by Gordon McDonald (Callander).

Results of the first round matches on Thursday were :-

Colin Christy (Kilmacolm) beat John W Johnston (Royal Aberdeen)  by 3 and 1
Bob Stewart (Tulliallan) beat Derek Murphy (Kinross) by 6 and 5
James Kinloch (Cardross) beat Keith Bruce (Edzell) by 4 and 2
Jim Watt (Edzell) beat George Paterson (Northern) by 5 and 4
Gordon MacDonald (Callander) beat Keith Howie (West Kilbride) by2 and 1
Sandy Pirie (Hazlehead) beat Jim Paton (Kirkintilloch) by 2 and 1
John Johnston (Lanark) beat George Payne (Prestbury) by 5 and 4
John McDonald (Cowglen) beat Jalil Aman (Grangemouth) by 4 and 3
Ian Taylor (Royal Burgess) beat Alistair Fiddes (Deeside) by 2 and 1
Iain Stewart (The Curragh) beat Richard T Gray (Cowglen) by 5 and 4
Stephen Ellis (Innellan) beat Les Fowler (Royal Aberdeen) by 5 and 4
James T Johnson (Northumberland) walkover against John Fraser (Royal Burgess) scratched
Tony Stafford (Glenealges) beat Allan Cameron (Gourock) by 7 and 6
Scott MacDonald (Dunfermline) beat David A Millar at th 20th
Andrew Campbell (Kinross) beat Bill Erksine (Kilsyth Lennox) by 1 hole
David J Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Ian Campbell (Kinross) by 2 and 1

In the second round matches, Miller progressed to the last eight with a 3&2 win over another local member, Andrew Campbell.

Results of the second round ties were :-

Colin Christy beat Bob Stewart by 2 and 1
Jim Watt beat James Kinloch by 4 and 3
sandy Pirie beat Gordon MacDonald by 2 and 1
John McDonald beat John Johnston by 1 hole
Ian Taylor beat Iain Stewart by 4 and 3
Stephen Ellis beat James T Johnston by 2 and 1
Tony Stafford beat Scott MacDonald by 2 and 1
David J Miller beat Andrew Campbell 3 and 2.

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