Season 2009

We are the Champions:
Senior members of Bearsden Bowling Club celebrating after winning the Glasgow Bowling Association Championship Finals for the first time in 30 years at Stepps Bowling Club on Saturday 4 July 2009.  The team of (left to right) Bill Millroy, Jim Dempster, Ian Bowie,and Frank Kennedy (Skip), beat 64 other teams from across the region to be crowned champions. In a close final, they defeated Barr Stroud 13-11.  Club president Walter Irvine said "It is some 30 years since we won the trophy. This is a magnificent achievement and we are all immensely proud of them".

After the presentation Walter is seen striding out with the cup, no doubt heading for a pawn shop to boost his beer money.


The club finished in the bottom half of the table in the Kelvin Allander league, although the seniors finished as runners up in the Senior League.

We  won all of our friendly matches bar one this year.

Invitation Triples -25th July 2009

In what was the best weather for bowling this summer, 24 teams from across the district and Lesmahagow took part in the Bearsden Open Invitation Triples. In spite of the best efforts of all the other teams that took part, both teams from Singer Bowling Club won through to the final.
The photograph shows: The Winning Singer triple with the trophy and prizes.
Left to right: Andy Crawford, President Walter Irvine (Bearsden), Drew Hearton (Skip) and Willy Docherty.
 Drew Hearton in accepting the trophy, thanked on behalf of all the Clubs who played in the competition, President Walter Irvine, and all at Bearsden who had made the day possible: match committee, caterers, bar staff, and the sponsors. 

The Club would like to thank Whyte and Mackay for their sponsorship, as well as  Jonathan Harvey (who sent a team), Durashield Windows and Naylor Industries.

We hosted the Doig Trophy (played for by the three Bearsden bowling clubs) and managed to win it with 64 shots to Killermont's 61 and Westerton's 50.

Club Competitions

The club championship was a very close contest this year when Alistair Gunn came from behind to defeat Bill Taylor  21-20 .
Other results:

President's  Cup          Winner-Colin Beattie,        Runner-up -Ken Carlin

Competition Winner Runner Up
Vice President's John McKenzie Ken Murray
Talbot-Crosbie Frank Kennedy Alistair Gunn
Isle of Skye Tom Hamilton Bill Shillinglaw
65+ David Macdonald Alistair Gunn
under 65 Jim Macphie David Winks
Pairs Jim Dempster and David Linley Dan and Ken Carlin
2 Bowl Singles Frank Kennedy Gordon Smith

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