On Saturday 12 July, Girvan and District bowlers turned out to play in the Woodlands Hotel Invitation Rinks at Girvan Bowling Club.
An excellent entry of 24 rinks took part from across the district including representation from the sponsors, Woodland Bay Hotel & Restaurant. Teams came from Glaisnock Valley, Isle of Whithorn, Irvine Winton, Tarbolton, Irvine Park, Maidens, and West End Portpatrick, and together with local Girvan teams everyone enjoying the round robin format in better weather than was forecast.
The final was played out between the West End rink of Bobby Wilson, Alec Wilson, Paul Thompson & Len Wilson, and the Isle of Whithorn rink of Derek Kiltie, Kevin McGuire, Colin Cowan & Tommy Scobie, the West End rink skipped by Bobby Wilson coming out winners.
At the presentation President Gary Milne thanked everyone involved in the organisation of what was a most enjoyable day, and wished to especially thank Alan and Michael Forbes of Woodland Farm for their generous sponsorship and active support of the event. Alan responded by thanking everyone for their hospitality, and especially wished to thank everyone who took part, making it such a successful event.