Published: Saturday, 17 June 2017 12:04
Alan Air, who became the youngest ever champion of Helensburgh Bowling Club in 2013, and went on to add to his wins in 2014and 2016, has once again entered the record books. 22 year old Alan has just won the Bowls Scotland District 11 finals in the main and the under 25 singles events and in so doing has qualified in both competitions for the National Championship final stages at Northfield Ayr from 24th to 29th July. On Wednesday of last week he defeated Paul Kane of the Brock B.C. 21-15 in the under 25 district final, and followed this with a decisive 21-10 win over Colin McIntyre of Vale of Leven B.C. on Thursday evening in the main gent’s singles event.
Alan has also reached the final of the Dunbartonshire Triples with playing partners Andy Sneddon and Eddie Claisse to be played at Killermont B.C. on Saturday 1st July. In what is building up to a very successful season, for Alan, culminates in Wales in September, where he has been selected to play for Scotland in the under 25 British Isles Championships, a truly magnificent achievement for an excellent young bowler.
Published: Sunday, 14 May 2017 19:32
The Annual mixed Fours event sponsored by Mrs Christine and Don Lilley took place at the club on Sunday 14th May commencing at 1.00pm the Format this year was the Rinks playing each other 6 ends. With one game to play the four of Lesley Healy, Marion McClenaghan , Bob Gray and Walter Jamieson Skip led the field with 3 points, closely followed by the fours of Helen Lawrie, Margaret Grant, Brian Grant and Luke Healy Skip and Wilma Reid, Rona Jay, Susan Claisse and Eric Wallace Skip both on 2 Points.
The final game saw the Luke Healy win by 10 shots to 3 to climb to 4 points and plus7 shots whilst the Eric Wallace skipped four faced the Walter Jamieson skipped four and the Eric Wallace four scored a resounding victory by 8 shots to 2 to win the trophy with 4 points and plus 12 shots against the Luke Healy fours 4 points plus 7 shots who finished the Runners Up
The Picture shows he Winners: Wilma Reid, Eric Wallace Skip, Susan Claisse and Rona Jay
Published: Sunday, 07 May 2017 19:11
Ladies Aitchison Triples – Gents Farquhar Triples w/c Monday 1st May 2017
Another busy week of competitive bowling at the club, both the Ladies and Gents sections both took to the greens on to play in different Triples competitions.
The Gents played for the Farquhar Triples Cup on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in a round robin format with each of the team’s playing against each other over 11 end games. When all the games were played there were two teams equal on 4 points, they were the triple of Tony Bird, Luke Healy and Iain Macleod (Skip) as well as the triple of and Ed Claisse, George Tait and Joe Cameron (Skip) who ironically faced each other in the final game with Joe Cameron’s triple coming out on top by 15 shots to 7. In the end the margin of victory by the Joe Cameron Triple in this game was not quite enough as when shots were taken into account the Triple of Tony Bird, Luke Healy and Iain Macleod (Skip) were the winners on +11 shots against the +7 shots of the Runners Up Ed Claisse, George Tait and Joe Cameron (Skip) triple.
The Picture Shows the winners Iain Macleod, Tony Bird and Luke Healy
The Ladies played out their Aitchison Trophy pn Sunday 7th May in a Triples format in one of the best days of weather to date. The Competition was played on a round robin basis each team playing each over 5 ends in a total of 5 games for each team. The competition ran to the final game before a winner was certain and the result then was decided with the Runners up being Rosemary Robertson. Barbara Robertson and Jill Dacombe( Skip) who after a poor start rallied to finish on 6 points with the clear winners of the trophy, having lost only one game by the odd shot finished on 8 points Pat Donald. Jenifer Jones and Wilma Hannah, the current Ladies Champion (Skip)
The Picture Shows the Ladies winners Jenifer Jones, Wilma Hannah and Pat Donald
Published: Saturday, 29 April 2017 13:37
Dorothy & John Bell , Mixed Triples 24th, 25th and 27th April 2017
Competitive Bowling started at the club last week with the Mixed Triples competition for the Dorothy and John Bell Mixed Triples Trophy. Play got under way on Monday 24th April and was run in two sections with each team playing each other over a series of 6 end games. The highest up and 2nd Triple in each section would qualify for the Semi Finals of the competition
After the completion of the Section games the clear winners in the Red Section were Mrs P. McCallan, T. Bird and H. Murray with 5 Points and the Runners up on 3 Points Mrs M. Grant, T. Fleming and R. Jones. In the Blue Section the Winners on 6 points were Mrs A. Garrick, G. Tait and R. White with the Runners Up Mrs S. Claissie R. Gray and R. Begg on 4 points which resulted in a Semi-Final pairing and result on Tuesday 25th April of:
Mrs P. McCallan. T. Bird. H.Murray 2 Shots v Mrs S. Claissie R. Gray. R. Begg 6 Shots
Mrs A. Garrick, G. Tait. R. White 2 Shots v Mrs M. Grant, T. Fleming. R. Jones 6 Shots
The Final played on Thursday over 9 ends paired the successful Semi Finalists, Mrs Susan Claissie Bob. Gray. Robert Begg(Skip) against Mrs Margaret. Grant, Tom Fleming. Roger Jones (Skip)
The Robert Begg Skipped triple put the first shots on the score card to lead 2 shots to 0 after two ends before Roger Jones and his triple levelled the score at 2 shots all after 4 ends. Robert Begg and his triple then edged ahead scoring a single at the 5th end and followed this up with a Trophy winning magnificent 5 shots score in the 6th end and went on to win the trophy by 9 shots to 3.
The photograph shows the winning Triple Bob Gray, Susan Claisse and Robert Begg (Skip)