The Annual General Meeting took place in February and Alex Sinclair took over as President. Unfortunately there was more than usual reluctance among members to fill the various posts. Greig Harrison volunteered to take over as Vice President, and Bill Gilfillan returned as Secretary. There were no volunteers for Men's Match secretary so matters will be run by a Match Committee with ample scope for confusion. No one was prepared to take over the important Bar Convenor post. Ronnie Bex and John Huntley have agreed to share the Treasurer duties.
The good news is that we had a lovely spring day for the opening and seven rinks took part in the usual President versus Vice President match. This was won by the VP's team, , but at least the President has the highest up rink!
The President's wife Gail shows good style in throwing the first bowl of the season.
May to June:
Our teams in the Glasgow and Scottish Championships did not do too well although Ronnie Bex and his seniors team won two rounds in the GBA championship and Gordon Smith's triples did similarly in the Bowls Scotland district event. One major success was Alistair Gunn in winning the Bowls Scotland District Senior Singles Championship and qualifying for the Scottish Finals at Northfield in Ayr in July.
July and August:
At the end of July, Alistair Gunn represented the club and district at the National Finals in the Senior Singles competition. The first two days of competition were warm and dry and Alistair played well to win three rounds and reach the semi-finals. Unfortunately, the weather changed and the semifinal was suspended for about an hour due to the green flooding. When play resumed his opponent adjusted to the conditions better, and Alistair's run came to an end. His bronze medal represents the best singles performance by the club for many years, although Frank and Christina Kennedy won a bronze medal in the Mixed Pairs in 2011.
Corina Robertson (left) defeated Joyce Cruickshank in a close contest for the Ladies Vice presidents trophy. Corina with partner Ginny Thorburn won the Balloted Pairs, defeating Irene Harrison and Sylvia Ferguson.
In the rematch for the Vice Presidents trophy, Alec again built up a good lead over Bill Gilfillan and was leading 20-10 before Bill started his comeback. He had reached 18 and was lying shot when he unfortunately knocked his own bowl out when trying to draw a second and tie the match. Also in the picture is VP Greig Harrison.
Several finals were held over into September due to double
booking, holidays etc
Finally, on 25th September, the final Finals Day arrived. (What
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