News 2023


4th October 2023

Congratulations to Anne Miller and Alan Bell who won the’Mixed Pairs’ final yesterday and commiserations to the runners up Gladys and Allan Brittain. I think that is the last final to be played this year.

1st October 2023

Congratulations to Bobby Woolley and Malky McGeachy who won the ‘2 Bowls Pairs’ final today and commiserations to the runners up Joe Munro and Harry Fenion.

24th September 2023

Congratulations to Andy Weir on winning the ‘2 Bowl Singles’ today and commiserations to the runner up Ross Warrender.
The ‘2 Bowl Pairs’ final has been postponed.

23rd September 2023

Congratulations to Grant Middleton, Kyle Young, Derek Grieve and
Ross Warrender who were the winners of the ‘Nominated Fours’ today along with John Brophy who won the ‘Singles League’ final. Commiserations to the runners up in the ‘Fours’ , Robert Armstrong,
John Madden, Robert Cameron and Alex Hunter along with
Vince McCulloch in the ‘Singles League.

21st September 2023

I have run out of superlatives for her achievements this year but Leah McCloy also won the ‘Under 30’s’ tonight against her sister Beth. Commiserations to Beth but as far as Leah is concerned I can’t think of anyone in the club’s history who has won so many competitions in a single year. And she is still a junior!!!

20th September 2023

Many congratulations yet AGAIN to Leah McCloy who won the ‘Junior Championship’ this evening against Eva Hazelton.
Winning the ‘Ladies’ Championship’ and ‘Junior Championship’ in the same year must surely be a new club record? Amazing!
Many commiserations to Eva and very well done on reaching the final.

20th September 2023

I’ll get a row if i don’t mention that Kenny Brooks and Malky McGeachy won the Seniors ‘Hawkins Cup’ today.
Commiserations to the runners up Freddie Farquharand Alex Hunter.

17th September 2023

Congratulations to Scotland’s Under 25 teams on winning both the Women’s and Combined series at the 2023 Junior Internationals.
In their first game of the day, our Women’s team produced a 15-shot victory against hosts Wales. The Men’s team unfortunately couldn’t emulate this result and lost out 28-40 to Wales, who eventually went on to win the Men’s series.
To conclude the series, both teams faced Ireland with all three trophies still in the balance. Both the Men’s and Women’s sides required victories and results to go in their favour if they were to be successful. Both Scottish teams got the better of their respective Irish opponents in comfortable fashion. In the Women’s series there was final end drama between England and Wales which resulted in a draw to see Scotland be crowned champions.
Well done to all the players, coaches and support staff on an excellent weekend and on winning two of the three events on offer.
A huge thank you to Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club for their hospitality once again. ( Bowls Scotland )
Final standings below:
1st – Wales 6 points +33
2nd – Scotland 4 points -1
3rd – England 2 points -20
4th – Ireland 0 points -12

1st – Scotland 4 points +28
2nd – England 4 points +14
3rd – Ireland 3 points -26
4th – Wales 1 point -16

1st – Scotland 4 points +27
2nd – Wales 4 points +17
3rd – England 4 points -6
4th – Ireland 0 points -38

16th September 2023

Many congratulations to our Fours team of David Elliot, Alan McKechnie, Jim Whyte and Robert Smith who won the ‘Govan League Final’ this afternoon by beating Fairfield at Fairfield B.C.
Unfortunately both our junior singles and triples team lost out in the semi finals this morning.

10th September 2023

Congratulations to Mark Duffy, Allan Ross, Beth McCloy and Zac Harte (Crookston BC) who won the Bill McIntosh tournament today Commiserations to the runners up Linda Walls, Bill McDonald, Robert Smith and Evan McBride (Yoker BC).

3rd September 2023

Many Congratulations to Jess Weir who won the ‘Ladies’ President’s’ today and commiserations to the runner up.Yvonne Grieve.

1st September 2023

Congratulations to the winners of the Gents’ ‘Nominated Pairs Final this evening – ‘ Neil McBride ( That’s my boy’) and Andy Weir who won agianst Mark Richmond and Ross Warrender.
A game of ‘Three Halves’!
That’s a double for the Andy and Jess who have won bothe the Gents’ and ‘Ladies’ Pairs competitions.
Well done to all and commiserations to the runners up.

30th August 2023

Congratulations to David Stirling and Eddie Waltham on winning the ‘Seniors’ Balloted Pairs Final’ against Iain McLeod and Sam Young this afternoon.
Commiserations to the runners up

29th August 2023

Congratulations to Alan Bell and Harry Fenion on winning the ‘Balloted Pairs Final’ against Eddie Waltham and Scott McKechnie this evening.
Commiserations to the runners up

25th August 2023

Two more ladies finals played tonight and the ‘McCloy Ladies Juggernaut’ rolls on.!
Congratulations again to Leah who won the ‘Ladies’ V.P.’ against Margaret Reid and also to Beth who won the 2 bowl ‘Clare Whannel Trophy’ against Dorothy Young in a game which went to the very last end at 14 all with Dorothy narrowly missing out with her last bowl.
Well done again to the McCloy ladies on a stupendous week and many commiserations to the runners up.

22nd August 2023

The McCloy family are going to need a bigger trophy cabinet after Leah won yet another single handed final -‘Margaret Jardine’ against Mary Brannigan and Beth, partnered by Dorothy Young also won the the ladies ‘ Two Bowl Pairs’ final against Denise Doherty and Linda Walls.
Congratulations again to all the winners and commiserations to the runners up.
Well we have the ‘Dream Team’ but now we have the ‘A Team’ of
Eddie Waltham, Alan Bell and David Stirling who won tonight’s ‘Middleton Triples’ against Scott McKechnie, John Hart and Alan McKechnie.
They were at their best, played superb bowls throughout and thoroughly deserved their win.
Many congratulations to them and commiserations to the runners up.

20th August 2023

What a weekend for the McCloy family!
After winning the Ladies’ Championship ( Leah ) and the Ladies’ Nominated Pairs ( Beth along with Jess Weir ) yesterday, the combined family of mum Jane, Beth and Leah went on to win the Ladies’ Triples today.
Many congratulations to all of them and commiserations to the runners up,
Carrie Duffy, Margaret Reid and Jess Weir.

19th August 2023

Finals weekend and the weather stayed reasonably dry for some marvellous ties. Many congratulations to our new ‘Champion’ Ross Warrender who won a really tough game against the gallant runner up David Dorward.
He has had a bit of a wait but it is great to see Ross’s name on the champion’s board at last.
Congratulations also to Leah McCloy our new Ladies’ Champion who was playing Ladies’ multiple championship winner Gladys Brittain – a fantastic achievement Leah!
Other winners were:
President’s – David Elliot.
Vice-President’s – Harry Fenion.
Ladies’ Nominated Pairs
Beth McCloy and Jess Weir.
Commiserations to all the other valiant runners up,
David Stirling, Paul Duffy, Gladys Brittain, Ellen McGregor and Anne Miller.
Many thanks to all the markers, score keepers, kitchen staff, helpers and supporters.

13th August 2023

Huge congratulations to our team of Ross Warrender, Mathew McCloy, Neil McBride and Andy Weir who won the G.B.A. ‘Under 45’s’ competition today against Mount Vernon in a thrilling final which was 16 all going into the final end when Andy Weir managed to put in a vital blocker which ensured victory.
I am told that this is the first time we have won this since 1996 which makes it even more special.
It was also the last chance saloon for Neil and Andy who won’t be eligible in future!
Many thanks and much appreciation to those who turned up to lend their support.

12th August 2023

Congratulations to Kathleen Doyle and Grace Palmer who won the
13/17 pairs competition today.
Commiserations to the runners up Lorraine Coyle & Mary Brannigan.

8th August 2023

Congratulations to the winners of the ‘Ladies Balloted Fours’.
Margaret Smith, Elaine Brophy, Linda Walls and Yvonne Grieve. Commiserations to the runners up
Catherine McGrath, Ina McLaughlin, Mary Brannigan and Jess Weir.

5th August 2023

Belated congratulations to Robert Cameron and Jim Craig on winning the Cathcart League Pairs last week. Well done guys.

30th July 2023
Northfield Youth Championships ( 28-29 July )

There were strong performances from our D24 youths over the last couple of days but they unfortunately missed out on progression out of the sections.
They all gave of their best and did their clubs and themselves proud.
Leah McCloy, Cardonald, finished second in her Singles section which was topped by the eventual winner.
The Pair of Zak Harte and Sophie McShane, Crookston, also achieved second spot but took it right to the wire with their section result coming down to the last couple of bowls thrown and narrowly missing out.
The Triple from Cardonald of Logan Dempster, Ruby Nelson and Kayden Young fought out a number of close games but results didn’t go their way.
Their admirable efforts paid off with a win in their fourth game.
All the D24 kids can look forward to a bright future as their talent is their for all to see.
Very well done to all.
(Thanks to David McCloy for the report )

29th July 2023

Well done to the winners of our one day Willie Milne 4s competition
David Elliot, Neil McBride, Ross Warrender and Matthew McCloy.
Commiserations to the runners up –
Jim Murdoch, Jim Syme, Robert Cameron and Harry Fenion.
Thanks to everyone who took part in today’s competition.
Congratulations also go to Tam Reid and David Stirling who
won the Wober League Pairs Competition at Crookston yesterday.

24th July 2023
Bowls Scotland National Championships Ayr

Commiserations to our Ladies Fours who were unfortunately knocked out by Whitefield in the second round today.
Unfortunately Kyle Young was knocked out at the quarter finals stage this evening but huge credit for doing so well in the tournament.
Well done to all the players and grateful thanks to all who came along to lend their support. Onwards and upwards!😊

23rd July 2023
Bowls Scotland National Championships Ayr

Many congratulations to Kyle Young who won his first and second round ties today by beating Danny Stevenson of E. Lothian Co-op 21-17 and then going on to beat Paul Innes of Bonnyrigg 21-16. He goes on to play the next round against Daniel Martin of Dunfermline North on Monday 24th July at 5.30pm. Green A Rink 5.
Well done also to our Ladies’ Fours team of Margaret Kelly, Ena Breingan, Grace Palmer and Dorothy Young who after being well down at one point, played a nail biting extra end against Forth and Wilsontown to emerge 12-11 victors and go into the second round against Whitefield on Monday 24th July. Green E Rink 6.
And finally, many commiserations to Anne Miller who went down to Rita Murray from Hyndland 21-17. It was a terrific effort and come back from Anne who was also well down at one point.
Very best of luck to our remaining players in their next games.

16th July 2023

Many commiserations to young Kayden Young who was 10 -0 down in his R.B.A. singles final against Aston McKechnie of Victoria BC in a thrilling Grosevenor B.C. in Greenock and stormed back only to be narrowly beaten 21-20.
Brilliant performance Kayden and we are sure that there will be many more successful opportunities in the future.

15th July 2023

Fair Saturday can only mean one thing – the Lenny Davies Fellowship Triples. An excellent day was had by all 30 teams. Congratulations to the winners – Tommy Clark, Ian McMillan and Andy Weir.
Commiserations to the runners up who were pipped at an extra end
Ian Stirton, Alan Bell and Jim Dorward

8th July 2023

Congratulations to th winners of the ‘Mixed jubilee’ tournament today, Margaret Kelly, Linda Walls, Douglas Smith and John Brophy along with commiserations to the runners up, Kathleen Doyle, Elaine Brophy, Frank Reynolds and Sammy Doyle.

2nd July 2023

Congratulations to Grant Middleton on winning our One Day Singles Competition, defeating David McCloy in the final.

25th June 2023

Congratulations to our Northfield qualifiers following their success in the Bowls Scotland District Finals today.
Gents Junior Singles – Kyle Young.
Ladies Senior Singles – Anne Miller.
Ladies Senior Fours – Margaret Kelly, Ena Breingan, Grace Palmer and Dorothy Young.
Commiserations to our runners up.
Gents Junior Singles – Mark Richmond.
Ladies Junior Singles – Leah McCloy.
Ladies Singles – Anne Miller.
Ladies Fours – Leah McCloy, Margaret Whyte, Mary Brannigan and Beth McCloy.

24th June 2023

Congratulations to our Govan League team on clinching the Division 1 title today. Well done everyone.

10th June 2023

Another lovely sunny day for our ‘Mixed Triples’ competition and congratulations tot the winning team of Suzanne Ross, Ian Stewart and Sammy Doyle along with commiserations to the gallant runners up Leah McCloy, Peter Yeates and Jim Hamilton.
Well done and thanks to everyone who took part.