Season 2012


The Indoor carpet season ends:
The senior aggregate winners for the carpet season were , Gillies Lang (1st), Jim Gilchrist (2nd) and George McLaughlin (3rd).

The carpet section has reached the end of its season with finals being held on 7th March, and presentation night on 21st March .

The singles finalists Jim Dempster and John Campbell (who became champion for the umpteenth time) are shown in front of the triples finalists Bill Gilfillan, George McLaughlin, Malky McLachlan, George Thomson, Robin Neill and Tom Glencross


Opening day 14th April 2012:

The season gets under way with Mrs Jackson throwing the first bowl, after which she was presented with a bouquet.


We had two friendlies (against Jordanhill and Strathblane) and the Seniors competitive season got off to a mixed start with a winning and a losing rink against Hyndland.

We lost our home friendly against Claremont.
Kelvin Allander League results:
    Bearsden 0  Westerton 8
    Bearsden 4  Anniesland 4
    Bearsden 4  Partick      4
The Directors' Cup competion on the 19th May was won by Malky Mclachlan, Bob Ewing and Frank Kennedy.

We lost our friendly match against Killermont, but were leading against Lenzie when heavy rain brought proceedings to a premature close again. This seems to be becoming a tradition with Lenzie.
Kelvin Allander League results:
    Bearsden 5  Killermont 3
    Bearsden 1  Claremont 7
    Bearsden 0  Hyndland   8
    Bearsden 4 Jordanhill   4
Bowls Scotland matches
    Our fours team and mixed pairs team  reached the district semi final stage.
Glasgow Bowling Association matches
    The Sponsored Fours lost in the District Final
    Alistair Linley and Frank Kennedy reached the pairs final
On Sunday 17th June, Alistair Gunn won the Kelvin Allander League Champion of Champions competition held at Milngavie Bowling Club.

July/ August

We finished 9th out of 12 in the Kelvin Allander League- at least an improvement on last year's position! In the Senior league we were unable to hold on to the trophy after a poor start to the season.

In the Glasgow League we started with full points against Victoria Drive but failed to win any more matches and were relegated to Division 4, although some defeats were by frustratingly close margins.

The ballotted pairs competition was won by Jim Cuthbertson and Tom Hamilton who defeated Jim Colraine and David Linley in the final.

We hosted the SBA Centenary cup this year and, in a close finish, Westerton won on shots difference from Milngavie and Bearsden who also had six points.

Our Invitational Triples was a successful day on 23rd July as a result of the efforts of large number of people- the ladies for providing breakfast and lunch, David Macdonald for helping with the scoreboard, George McLaughlin for taking over the bar duties, Liz Dalley (and granddaughter!) for selling raffle tickets and of course Arthur Dalley for all the hard work he put in in orgainising the event, and arranging for the Sponsors (Jonathan Harvey, Durashield Windows and Pollock Design).  As far as the bowls were concerned a scratch team of Richard Jackson, Bill Gilfillan and Alistair Gunn were quickly drafted in to replace a team who had not turned up and they made it to the quarter finals, along with Westerton. A good team from Crookston defeated Cardonald in a closely fought final.

We lost our friendly against Milngavie by 2 shots, but still enjoyed the day!

We hosted the Doig Trophy (an annual event played for by the three Bearsden clubs) this year. Results: Westerton 71 shots, Bearsden 68 shots, Killermont 37 shots.

The Triples and Fours teams reached the semifinal stage of the Kelvin Allander Top Ten competition.


After a horrendous season of rain affected matches we reached the finals weekend. On Friday evening, Alistair Gunn defeated Tom O'Neill in the Seniors competition, and five finals were due to be played on Saturday 25th August. Although the games started in good overhead conditions only the Vice Presidents' competition was decided (Jim Gilchrist defeating George McLaughlin) before the heavens opened and the other ties had to be postponed as the green flooded.
    Another washout for the Fours final on Monday, but the weather relented and three finals took place on Tuesday evening with John Robertson beating Frank Kennedy in the two bowl singles, and Jim Macphie coming from behind in the postponed under 70 competition to beat Bill Dick. In the Triples final Bill Gilfillan, George McLaughlin and Alistair Gunn defeated Dan Stevens, Lindsay Young and Alistair Craig. Earlier, in the continued pairs final, Tom Glencross and Gerry Carter defeated David Macdonald and Frank Kennedy.
When the Presidents Trophy was resumed Alistair Gunn beat Ronnie Bex.

When the fours finally took place Jim Gilchrist, George Thomson, George McLaughlin and Alistair Gunn came from behind, and in a close finish just pipped the team of Tom O'Neill, George Broomfield, David Macdonald and Frank Kennedy.

A new champion for the club!  Youth policy pays off!
On Wednesday 5th September the much postponed championship final was finally completed with Alastair Linley defeating Colin Beattie. Unfortunately your reporter forgot to take his camera along, but you can see Alastair here as he won the Presidents' cup last year. Congratulations!



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