Season 2013

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

The green opened with large attendance of ladies and gents and guests on Saturday 13th April. Although still rather chilly a few ends were played, and there was the usual Social evening afterwards.
The men's friendlies against Jordanhill and Strathblane both resulted in victories.
The Kelvin Allander Seniors League started with both rinks winning at home against Kelvindale.

 In the Killermont Trophy on 3 May we came third and on the following day in the friendly against Claremont we went one better by finishing second playing for the Kenny McCulloch trophy.

On Saturday 25th the first mixed two bowl pairs competition was held and was won by George Broomfield and Jim Moffat (Don't ask which of them was playing as a lady)

In the Kelvin Allander League we are continuing to struggle, although the seniors are in contention in their league.

In the ladies section, the winners from the 2012 competitions represented the club in Bowls Scotland, West of Scotland and Dunbarton Association games and all did well by getting through the first round. Some even reached the District Finals. Our best effort this year was the triples team of Christina Kennedy, Michelle Orr and Netta Moffatt who reached the last 14 of the West of Scotland championships before being knocked out by a very good team from Tulliallan.


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.



Ladies Finals Day saw a new champion with Margaret Ballantyne (left) defeating Netta Moffatt, shown here with marker V.P. Sheila Macphie.
In the other final Wilma Macdonald won the Vice President's trophy by defeating Anne Blaine. (Marker Sylvia Ferguson)


Margaret Ballantyne featured again in defeating Betty Higginson to win the President's Cup, but was beaten  2 sets to 1 in the Knockout Competition by Christina Kennedy.



In the nominated pairs competition, Margaret Ballantyne and Christina Kennedy beat Betty Higginson and Isobel Gilmour.
On the "final Final Day" Sandra Urquhart and May Gordon narrowly emerged as winners over Helen Chalmers and Netta Moffatt.

Mens Finals

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.

The picture on the right shows Tom O'Neill, Alistair Gunn, George McLaughlin, marker Gillies Lang and Peter MacFarlane

The other final that took place was the mixed Pairs in which David and Wilma Macdonald (left) were narrowly defeated by Michelle Orr and George Broomfield.

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