The main news this season is that after considerable
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
The Kelvin Allander Seniors League started with both rinks winning at home
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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.
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
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
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.