Monthly Archives: August 2015

Club Shirts / Jackets

The Club Jackets are now available for collection we have got a few Medium Shirts  and two Large Shirts sill left for sale also Two Jackets only for sale the prices are Shirts £21.60 and the Jackets £21.60 Willie Robb will be at the Club on Monday night for sales and collection. Gordon Wilson on Saturday 30th August.

Published: August 28, 2015

1st phase of Bankings complete


The President has said that the starting date for the Artificial Bankings will be weekending 5th and 6th September 10 am  also all donations Pledged or thinking about pledging please see Gordon Wilson / Jimmy Bathgate.


It Is hoped to put pictures on website on the progress of the work being done. Sat Sun week 1

Big well done and thanks to all the lads who have helped with the bankings so far’ thats the East and West sides now done , Great job, and remember THIS IS THE NORTHERN.   Phase one now complete.



Second Phase

Published: August 24, 2015

New Date For Final

Please Note that the Championship Final will be on the 4th September due to work commitments. 6pm Start.

Published: August 24, 2015

Club Dress For All Competitions

As we get down to the final stages of Championship,Pairs, Triples.  Please remember that Club Dress for Semi Final and Final’s. 

Published: August 20, 2015

Week 14 2ndXV1

Did that really happen!

What a night!. What an end to the season!.

Up to Hillside for the last match and in the favourites position for the drop. However the boys were up for this one and got into the game right from the off. ROC’s lads got off to a flier getting 4 shots on the board in the first two ends only to drop a 2 and 4 to go behind. However a recovered 4 set them on their way and they pulled away to record a 22-7 win. Allan Mitchell’s lads stormed to a very comfortable win and the drama unfolded on rink 4 where Phil Rae’s guys held a good lead only to see it whittled back to one up playing the last. Hughie Hilson popped a beauty on the white and although the opposing skip got close with his deliveries Phil did not have to play his last bowl and recorded a two shot win. The only reverse was a battling defeat for Stans rink out on 5.

The drama was not done yet though. Hillside had needed a 5-4 win to take the title but news of Craigentinny’s 5-4 win over Maitland threw dark clouds over both the home and away camps the Northern needing to better Maitlands score to remain in the division. Frantic counting, many phone calls and all was revealed. The Northern stayed up courtesy of a better shots difference! Still the drama was not over as it was revealed that Corstorphine’s 9-0 thrashing of Tanfield, decided on a measure on the very last end, gave them the points they needed to complete a remarkable night and them the title.

Congratulations to Corstorphine on their achievement.

And a big well done to all who played in the NBC 2nds this year. It has been a struggle at times but we are still in the top flight and can look forward to another challenge next year!

Published: August 15, 2015

Jack Christie 2 Bowls Triples

The Jack Christie Triples  got a nice day for a change all players were full of good spirits. A long day brought Garry Harrison, Gordon Wilson jun, and Gavin Smith  in the final playing Mike Drummond, Larry Sorrell, and Davie Scott.. Davy Scott the forgotten man thought he was playing with Allan Mitchell but he got someone  else to play so the final was played and the triple of Mike Drummond, Larry Sorrell, and Davie Scott. came out winning 8-7 Congratulations to the Winners and all who played .

Published: August 10, 2015


Northern Fours are through to Semi Final  One Bowl Scottie hero to get Northern through to play Tanfield at Queensberry .

Published: August 7, 2015

Week 13 2nd XV1

This weeks’ report took a little while to compile as the writer had to compose himself after the fiasco of Wednesday evening. In a match that the 2nds were desperate to win the rain, which has held sway through most days of the season but left the evening bowlers largely alone, finally arrived and with a vengeance.
In horrible conditions the match was halted in very confusing circumstances when the captain of the visitors slipped and declared that he was finished playing for the evening. There ensued much confusion in the NBC ranks as to whose role it was to declare the green playable or not. In the end a general acceptance appeared to be made that the game was over and the sodden players all trooped off. At the point of ending the NBC had 3 rinks up and what appeared to be a very welcome 7-2 victory. However, as no one, not least your writer, could interpret the rule for halted matches, much discussion ensued as to the correct result, in fact, so much so that 2 separate total score scenarios were read out whilst we awaited confirmation from the league as to the correct outcome. Ultimately, owing to the prevailing league rules, the scores were backtracked to the 11th end. This transferred 2 points to the visitors and a 5-4 win was recorded.
With other results going against the team we have to record a substantially better score than our nearest rivals in our last match and hope that it will be enough to retain our place in the division.

To compound a pretty miserable night even the ‘football card’ was farcical, the winning team when revealed not even being on the actual ticket!!

Onwards and upwards (hopefully)

Published: August 7, 2015

Top Five

Northern Top Five travelled to Carrick Knowe on Sunday but were not at the races no score cards available good luck to Carrick Knowe in the next round.

Published: August 4, 2015

Senior Final 17th August

This year the Senior Final is between Ronnie  ( The Legend) Scott Vs Allan ( !!!!!!) Mitchell. Please note that this game will not be televised due to contractual rights all members welcome at the Northern B.C.17th August 2pm start



Published: August 4, 2015