News 2015



October 3rd 2015
Closing day and the outstanding ‘Rinks Final’ was played today prior to the ‘Over 60’s v Under 60’s and congratulations go to the winning team of Joe Gaffney, Vince McCulloch, Bill Hamilton and Jamie Cochrane with commiserations to the runners up
David McCloy, Robert Cameron, Ryan Gualtieri and Mark Gualtieri.

September 20th 2015
G.B.A. Top 5 Winners
Cardonald were tied 2 – 2 with Baillieston and Ross Warrender was trailing 18-17 and 3 down in the deciding match when he produced a sensational shot with his last bowl to trail the jack into the ditch for four shots and snatch a memorable victory.
Congratulations to all our participants in the Top 5.
Ryan Gualtieri, Andy Weir, Ross Warrender, Grant Middleton, Neil McBride and David Elliot.
Sincere commiserations to the players from Baillieston B. C. who contributed so much to making it a memorable finals day.

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More pictures in the Photo Gallery.
Congratulations also go to Alistair Davidson on winning the final of the VP’s competition today against Peter Yeates.
Commiserations Peter.

September 16th 2015
Congratulations to Nan Davies on winning the ‘Clare Whannell Trophy’ this afternoon against Margaret Kelly.

September 13th 2015
We had a great turn out of members for the ‘Bill McIntosh Tournament’ today which included quite a few who were playing in the event for the first time.
The competition is a great way for our Juniors and visiting Juniors to get to know each other.
The weather held up pretty well and there were only a few interruptions due to rain.
Congratulations to Junior skip Lewis Smith from Pollokshaws B.C. and his team of Lorna Reedie, Michael Devine and Willie Wallace on winning this year’s competition against a team which included our own current Junior and Club champions.
The runners up were Morag McLintock, Mark McDonald, Grant Middleton and Mark Richmond.

Our members and visitors collected £150.00 towards the charity ‘HEADWAY GLASGOW’ and the Cardonald juniors added a further £50.00 to bring the grand total up to £200.00 which was given two of the visiting juniors Jonathan & Jacqueline Neil from Arthurlie bowling club whose father had sadly passed away as a result of an aneurysm.

A huge amount of work goes on behind the scenes to help make this event so popular.
I would like to thank the following people: Junior coach Pauline Richmond,Janette Struthers and Pat McQueen.

We would also like to thank the following businesses for their donations :
Flora International Cardonald, McBride’s Butchers Cardonald, Morrison Sports Cardonald,
Stevenson Hardwear and Shoe Repair Cardonald, Post Office Cardonald and Brown’s Newsagent Cardonald.

Report from Bill McDonald ( Junior Convenor )

September 12th 2015
Congratulations go to Billy Whyte, Neil McBride and David Elliot who won the final of the ‘Middleton Triples’ against David Young,
Bob Lindsay and Willie Wallace.
Commiserations to the runners up.

September 10th 2015
A marvelous day for our ladies today who had a clean sweep of the Singles, Pairs and Triples in the Govan Ladies ‘Champion of Champions’.
Many congratulations go to Margaret Kelly ( Singles ), Ellen McGregor and Mary Brannigan ( Pairs ) and Ann Thomson, Ina McLaughlin and Nan Davies ( Triples )
Has the club got enough room for all these trophies?!!
Pictures courtesy of Dorothy Young.

2015 Govan Ladies Champion of Champions Singles Winner Margaret Kelly 2015 Govan Ladies Champion of Champions Pairs Winners
Ellen McGregor Mary Brannigan 2015 Govan Ladies Champion of champions Triples Winners
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September 6th 2015
‘Balloted Pairs’ Final was played today and the winners were Scott McKechnie and Eddie Waltham.
Commiserations to the runners up Chuck Connor and Jim Craig.

September 3rd 2015
Apologies for not managing to include all the ‘Ladies Associate Section’ winners in the news items.
Click HERE for the most recently updated list.

August 30th 2015 Finals Day
A further two finals were played today and the ‘Nominated Pairs’ was won by Alex Hunter and Robert Smith against Grant Middleton and David Elliot while the ‘Mixed Pairs’ was won by Anne Marie and John Hill who played Nan and Len Davies.
Both finals were tightly contested. So congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the runners up.

August 29th 2015 Finals Day
Congratulations to Grant Middleton on winning the ‘Club Championship’ against Neil McBride for an all time club record of 6 wins!!
What an achievement and not one that is ever likely to be beaten.
In the other finals played today, Andy Weir won against Jim Craig in the ‘President’s’, Malky McGeachy won the ‘Seniors Championship’ against David Young and Mark Richmond won the ‘Junior Championship’ against Adam Carlton who was going for three in a row.
Congratulations to ALL the players.
Nice to see some lovely weather and a good turnout of spectators for today’s games.

August 27th 2015
Today’s congratulations go to Lilias Campbell on winning the ‘Ladies ‘Vice-President’s Trophy’ against Pauline Richmond
Congratulations also go to Anne Miller on winning the ‘Ladies Ordinary Members Championship’ against Lorna Reedie.
Well done to all the ladies and commiserations to the runners up.

August 26th 2015
Congratulations to Margaret Kelly on winning this year’s ‘Ladies Championship Trophy’ in an extremely close 21-20 contest with Gladys Brittain.
Commiserations to Gladys on a well fought final.

August 21st 2015
Congratulations to our ladies fours team of , Ina McLaughlin, May Laidlaw, Dorothy Young and Anne Miller  who won the Bowls Scotland charities shield at Kirkintilloch today. Yet another first for CBC ladies section.!
What a great year the ladies have had.

Bowls Scotland Charities Shield Winners
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August 15th 2015
Vice-President Chuck Connor announced that his V.P. will be Michael Davidson.
Congratulations and best wishes to Chuck and Michael for successful years in office.

August 5th 2015
Congratulations to Margaret Kelly, Christine Woolley and Dorothy Young who won the G.W.B.A. triples final when they beat Bishopbriggs B.C. at Linthouse today. That makes it a double for Margaret Kelly who was also in the triples team who won the E.R.L.B.A. earlier in the season. Well done ladies.

2015 GWBA Triples Winners
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August 2nd 2015
The ‘Buteman’ newspaper in Rothesay has just published a little article in relation to the recent visit by some of our members to play in the annual friendly which was organised by our late President, Pat Cargill. Click HERE for a link to the article and picture.

August 1st 2015
Well at least it didn’t rain ALL day, but we still had some pretty nasty weather during the afternoon for this year’s ‘Willie Milne’ tournament which was sponsored by Cockburn’s Funeral Directors.
Congratulations go to the winning team of Kenny Brooks, Michael Durkin, Ian Christie and Donnie McQuarrie.
Commiserations to the runners up, Robert Warrender, Jim Murdoch, Robert Smith and Ross Warrender.
A vote of thanks to the ladies in the kitchen and the bar as well as to the match committee for a well organised event.

July 31st 2015
A hearty well done to our rinks team of Jean Etherington, Dorothy Young, Ellen McGregor and Mary Brannigan who made it through to the semi finals of the ‘Senior Rinks’ at Northfield yesterday but were eventually overcome by the ladies of Neilston B.C. who go on to play Westhill in the final.
A wonderful achievement ladies!

2015 Northfield 
Senior Ladies Rinks Bronze Medal
Jean Etherington Mary Brannigan
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Unfortunately our ‘Triples’ team of Vi Stewart, Margaret Kelly and Christine Woolley were down in their first round game today against Bishopbriggs.

July 28th 2015
Congratulations to our rinks team of Jean Etherington, Dorothy Young, Ellen McGregor and Mary Brannigan who got through the first round at Northfield today and commiserations to Margaret Kelly who was down in the singles but gets another chance in the ‘Triples’ on Friday 31st.
Our junior pairs team of Mark Richmond and Adam Carlton played yesterday but were unfortunately unable to qualify for the later stages of the S.Y.B.A. Finals having won two games, drawn one and lost two. Very well done lads. ( Some pictures from the day )

July 25th 2015
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s ‘Little’s Sponsored Triples’ team of Margaret Anne Smith, Mark Richmond and Ian Macleod and commiserations to the runners up Mary McCulloch, Jim Brown and Michael Devine.
Well done again to everyone who took part on yet another miserable day weather wise.

July 23rd 2015
The timetable for our players who are taking part in the National Championships at Northfield is as follows:
Adam Carlton and Mark Richmond ( Junior Pairs )
GREEN ‘B’ RINK 1 1000 hrs
GREEN ‘A’ RINK 2 1050 hrs
GREEN ‘E’ RINK 4 1230 hrs
GREEN ‘D’ RINK 3 1500 hrs
Each game will last approx 40 minutes.

Playing Jean Sykes ( Cumnock )
GREEN ‘A’ RINK 5 1530 hrs TUESDAY 28th JULY

LADIES SENIOR FOURS: Jean Etherington, Dorothy Young, Ellen McGregor and Mary Brannigan.
Playing Wilton
GREEN ‘A’ RINK 3 1430 hrs TUESDAY 28th JULY

LADIES TRIPLES: Vi Stewart, Margaret Kelly and Christine Woolley.
Playing Bishopbriggs.
GREEN ‘C’ RINK 3 1200 hrs FRIDAY 31st JULY

July 4th 2015
Our pairs team of Grant Middleton and David Elliot took part in the G.B.A. Finals at Yarrows B.C today and after a very tight game against Ian Stirton and John Haggarty of Crookston B.C. they were narrowly beaten by one shot at the final end.
Always hard to take in these situations, so sincere commiserations to Grant and David, but all credit to the lads from Crookston.
Well done.

June 25th 2015
Well done to all the ladies who took part in the E.R.L.B.A. finals at Hillpark B.C. today and congratulations to our winning ‘Triples’ team of Margaret Kelly, Ellen McGregor and Yvonne Grieve.
Commiserations to the valiant runners up in the ‘Fours’competition. The team was,Margaret Causer, Margaret Brown, Violet Stewart and Gladys Brittain.

June 24th 2015
Congratulations also go to our Junior pairing of Mark Richmond and Adam Carlton who also made it through to the SYBA finals at Northfield.
Well done boys and best of luck.

June 21st 2015
Belated congratulations to all our ladies who will be representing the Club in the National Chamionships at Northfield this year.
Senior Singles: Margaret Kelly
Triples: Vi Stewart, Margaret Kelly and Christine Woolley
Senior Fours: Jean Etherington, Dorothy Young, Ellen McGregor and Mary Brannigan
Best wishes to all the ladies from everyone at the Club.
The Championships will take place between Tuesday 28th July – Sunday 2nd August

June 6th 2015
It seem that you just need to mention an all day tournament this year and you are guaranteed cold wet and windy weather!
Congratulations yet again to all the hardy souls who participated in this year’s ‘Mixed Triples’ and to the eventual winning team of Margaret Hamilton, Matt Chambers and Willie Wallace.
Commiserations to the runners up, Anne Miller, Jim McGowan and Andy Anderson.
Roll on the ‘Willie Milne’!!


May 16th 2015
We had the complete gamut of weather for those who participated in  ‘Triples Day’ today.
We had everything from sun, rain, cold wind and some hail just for good measure.
Needless to say this resulted in some delays and the final was eventually contested in the failing light around 9pm.
Congratulations to the winning team of John Lonie, Pres. Jim Whyte and Robert Smith who ran out 5-3 winners over Andy Scobie, Paul McBride and Alec Hunter. In fact congratulations are due to everyone who took part.
Special thanks as always to the hard working ladies in the kitchen and the bar who managed to keep us warmed up one way or another.
We would also like to express our appreciation to Anderson Maguire – Funeral Directors who very generously sponsored the tournament and presented a cheque for £150.00 to President Jim Whyte.

May 9th 2015
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s ‘Mixed Jubilee’ tournament who were Janette Duncan, Jean Etherington, Ian Mcleod and Ian Stewart.
The runners up were Pauline Richmond, Ena Breingan, Peter Yeates and Andy Anderson.
Well done to them and everyone else who took part.

May 3rd 2015
The following is a copy of a letter received from ‘Algarve Bowls’ concerning the recent visit by some of our members to Portugal.

Dear Sirs,
I recently had the repeat pleasure of organising a bowling tour here on the Algarve for members of Cardonald Bowling Club.
May I say that the group were not only a credit to Cardonald Bowling Club but also a credit to Glasgow itself. They made many new friends and each and every club they visited made comment on what a great crowd they were.
Please convey my gratitude to Mr & Mrs Lindsay who must have put in a great deal of work in organising such a tour and again a credit to your Club.
They also won the Algarve Bowls cup playing against ex pats and a team from Bognor Regis which they promised to defend next year.

Well done Cardonald.


David Reilly ( Algarve Bowls )

March 2015
Welcome to the latest incarnation of the website which has been upgraded and designed to be more compatible with the multitude of mobile devices which are in use nowadays.
In order to simplify matters I have also decided to keep the news from all the Club sections under the one main news heading.

24th March 2015
The greens will be open for the season on Saturday 4th April at 2-30pm.
There will be a fours game for male members and friends and a collection will be taken for charity.
A social evening will be held in the clubhouse, commencing at 7-30pm.
Subscriptions may be paid to the Treasurer, Mr Neil McBride, ( or a nominated committee member ) on the evenings of:
Tuesday 31st March between 8-30pm and 9-30pm, Wednesday to Friday 1st to 3rd April 2015 between the hours of 8pm and 9-30pm.
Envelopes are available behind the bar ( outwith these times ) to leave subscriptions.
Cheques ONLY will be accepted on opening day.
Annual subscriptions must be paid no later than 30th April.

It is a condition of membership of Cardonald Bowling Club that you take part in the bowling activities of the club.
This was highlighted at your interview prior to joining the club.
The Council would like to remind you of this commitment and ask that you endeavour to meet it.
The sheets for entering the competitions are currently displayed on the boards.

Ladies section will open on Monday 6th April 2015 at 2-15pm.
A hearty invitation is extended to all lady members.

President James Whyte and the Directors of Cardonald Bowling Club would like to wish all members a successful and enjoyable bowling season.

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