The main news this season is that after considerable discussion and work by our new President, John Huntley, the club has finally embraced modernity and the ladies have become full members in their own right. A new Constitution was agreed at an EGM on 10th February. Here are the last Ladies President Sylvia Ferguson with next year's President John Huntley and Vice_President Sheila Macphie
In the Kelvin Allander League we are continuing to struggle, although the seniors are in contention in their league.
The Annual Triples Tournament took place in the glorious sunshine that was typical of July this year. Twenty four teams (including 4 from the host club) took part. After some competitive bowls, one Bearsden team (Tom Turkington, Malky Mclachlan and Jim Macphie made it through to the semi finals where they were beaten by the eventual winners, Singer Bowling Club (represented by Willie Docherty, Andy Crawford and Drew Hearton) who defeated Killermont (John Walker, Allan Wright and Jim Irvine) with a measure at the final end when the scores were tied. We are grateful to the sponsors (Durashield Windows and Jonathan Harvey) for their continued support: Liz Linley and Margaret Gilchrist for the breakfast and lunch. We also have to thank Arthur Dalley for the organisation of the event and Match Secretary Jim Cuthbertson and his match committee for keeping things running to time on the day.
Finals Day saw a new champion with Margaret Ballantyne (left) defeating Netta
Moffatt, shown here with marker V.P. Sheila Macphie.
On the men's finals day, Alistair Linley retained the Championship by defeating Frank Kennedy, while Colin Beattie won the President's Cup in a close match with Ian Bowie. George McLaughlin won the Vice President's competition (having been runner up on a few occasions) by defeating Peter MacFarlane, and Alistair Gunn retained the Senior's title in a repeat of last year's final against Tom O'Neill. In the Isle of Skye competition, Jim Macphie overcame the challenge of Jim Dempster. The picture shows The Isle of Skye finalists Jim Macphie and Jim Dempster with Colin Beattie, marker President John Huntley and Ian Bowie, with the championship contenders Alistair Linley and Frank Kennedy lurking modestly in the second row.
Last modified: April 04, 2014