Published: Sunday, 02 July 2017 18:57
The Finals of the Dumbartonshire Bowling Association Championship were held at Killermont BC on Saturday 1st July.
The West of the County completed a win in all of the Competitions on the day over their East County opponents.
Helensburgh BC were the victors in the Triples Championship when the Triple of Ed Claisse, Andrew Sneddon and Alan Air (Skip) were the victors against their east opponents from Condorrat BC. The Helensburgh triple started slowly and were behind in the game until the 12th end where they scored 5 shots and followed this with a further 3 in the 13th end and went on secure a magnificent victory by 17 shots to 15.
Other local clubs also had magnificent victories for the West of the County in that
Peter Walker & David Ferguson Cove and Kilcreggan BC comfortably defeated George & William Gregory from Woodilee BC in the Pairs Championship.
Paul Dolan, Alan Fleming, Mark Smith and Alan Roy Jnr Garelochhead BC defeated Gary Millington, David Watson, Gordon McLeod and Gordon Strang Kirkintilloch BC in the Fours Championship
Other West side winners in the Championship finals were
Richard O’Malley Renton BC defeated Chris Duncan Dalmuir BC in the Junior Singles Championship
George Lunan Renton BC defeated Grant Greenhorn Westerton BC in the Singles Championship
Jim Irwin. MBE, Gordon McIntyre, Alistair Rae and Stewart Banks Dumbarton BC defeated D. De Laet, S, Harland, J Murphy and J. Jamieson Greenfaulds BC in the Senior Fours Championship.
The Picture Shows the victorious Helensburgh Triple Ed Claisse, Alan Air (Skip) and Andrew Sneddon
Published: Sunday, 02 July 2017 18:18
The ever popular Helensburgh Bowling Club, Gents Open Pairs competition, was held at the club during the week commencing 26th June 2017 and is run on a knockout basis, this year it attracted a large entry from within and out with the Helensburgh area. The competition this year, for the J. C. Ross Trophy first played for in 1957, was again very kindly sponsored by the well known local company Helensburgh Toyota/ Subaru. The early rounds were played on Monday, and Tuesday all over 12 ends from which Joe Carr and Lenny Prow Dumbuck BC, father and son Charles & Jim Cavana Cardross BC, father and son Ciaran & Mark Smith Garelochhead BC along with Craig Thomson and Andy McFarlane Argyle /Eastfield BC’s qualified for the semi finals.
Due to the bad weather experienced during the week the semi - finals were played on the early session on Thursday in the first of which Charles and Jim Cavana faced previous winners Joe Carr and Lenny Prow, who started the best in the game going into and 6 shots to 2 after three ends before Charles and Jim staged a comeback to reduce the deficit to 6 shots to 5 scoring a three at the sixth end. Joe and Lenny then regained the initiative and to lead by 9 shots to 7 and closed the game out scoring 6 shots in the last to ends to win by 15 shots to 7
The second Semi Final brought together the Garelochhead pairing of Ciaran and Mark Smith who faced Craig Thomson and Andy McFarlane Argyle/ Eastfield BC’s. The early stages of this game were tight although the Smiths were always in front right up to the ninth end when they led by 8 shots to 4. The tenth end changed everything when the Thomson/ McFarlane pair scored four shots to level the game at 8 shots all and went into the lead at the second last end by 1 shot. The Smith Pair were not beaten yet as they levelled the game in the last end scoring one shot. An extra end was needed to decide who went into the final and the victors scoring two shots to win 11 shots to 9 were the Thomson/ McFarlane pairing from Argyle & Eastfield BC’s
The final played, also played on Thursday over 12 ends saw Joe Carr and Lenny Prow Dumbuck BC face Craig Thomson and Andy McFarlane Argyle /Eastfield BC’s. The game was very close at the start with both pairs level on 4 shots after 6 ends. Joe and Lenny then broke the deadlock scoring a massive 4 shots at the seventh end to lead by 8 shots to 4. Craig and Andy kept to the task however both teams added 4 & 3 shots respectively in the remaining ends of the game which resulted in Joe Carr and Lenny Prow again securing the Trophy by 12 shots to 7
After the game President Patricia McCallan welcomed Gary Mulvenna from Helensburgh Toyota/ Subaru. Gary then presented the prizes to the Losing Semi finalists, the Runners up, and finally the Trophy and Prizes to the winners Joe Carr and Lenny Prow from Dumbuck BC who thanked all the players for participating, Allan Howie for his organisation and in particular Helensburgh Toyota/Subaru for their generous sponsorship of the event. Gary in closing said he had enjoyed watching some of the game the game, he appreciated the effort of all the players and Helensburgh Toyota/Subaru were pleased to be involved with the club in the competition.
The photographs shows, from left to right, Gary Mulvenna Helensburgh Toyota/Subaru, President Patricia McCallan, Joe Carr and Lenny Prow Dumbuck BC with the Trophy and the Runners Up Andy McFarlane Eastfield BC with Craig Thomson from Argyle BC
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