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Invitation Pairs



This years Invitation Pairs was won by John Newall & Martin Reid (Hillside) who beat in the Q/F beating Darren  & Tracey Prentice, and the Semi Final Robbie Paterson & Fraser Grant. And the pairing of Kenny Lawrence & Jimmy Bathgate in a very close final winning 7-6. Once again it is a big thank you to the sponsor M & D Vehicle Management Ltd.

Published: September 4, 2018


Please Note that the Invitation Pairs will now start at 10.30 not 10.00 as first stated sorry for inconvenience. 

Published: August 30, 2018

Pairs Final 2018

The Pairs Final for this year was Dave Smith & Mike Morrison against Garry Harrison & Gordon Wilson (Jun). The Final being played inn the right sprit and it was Garry & Gordon who get the better of the opening ends leading 6-2 after five ends, the next five saw the reigning champions take a eight shot lead to go 13-5 after ten. fifteen ends saw the score 16-10 followed up with a  getting a one in the sixteenth end 17-10 and losing a two in the last final score 17-12. So it is Congratulations to the Winners and commiseration to the Losers.

Published: August 29, 2018

2 Bowl Invitation Pairs 2018 Re-Draw

The Draw for 2Bowl Invitation Pairs as follows:

Sec 1  10.30 am  M.Burns, J.Watson, A.Reid, J.Newall, 

Sec 2  10.30 am L Sorrell, D.Smith, D. Prentice, J.Martin, 

Sec 3  11.00 am J.Prentice,  C. Snodgrass  A.Ross, G.Largue,

Sec 4  11.00 am J.Bathgate, D.Reid,R.Patterson, J.Urquhart. 


Published: August 27, 2018

Championship Final 2018

Final’s Night came with a Downpour that was enough for the two players to leave the green. it was Jamie Reid that got off the mark first after five ends leading 3-6. Then a  ten minute  break in play due to weather conditions. When the Finalist’s started over again Jamie took a  lead of 7-9 after ten ends. With the game evenly balanced after fifteen ends Jamie still in front 11-14. Gordon Wilson getting scoring 8 shots in the next four ends  to turn the game in his favour to lead 19-15. Jamie replied with a 2 score now 19-17.The twenty-first end saw the shot change hands back and forward, Gordon lying one shot and Jamie with his last bowl missing the shot bowl and Gordon drawing a second shot to win the Championship. This is the third Father and son to win the Championship at the Northern 139 years of the Club’s history well done to both players for a very entertaining game in difficult conditions.

Published: August 24, 2018

End Of Season Rush

Triples draw is now on the website The first round is to be played by 31st August. Also, the Charlie  Kinnear 2 bowl draw is also up in clubhouse,

Published: August 21, 2018

It’s Over

As the song say’s “Its Over” going into last game with a chance of winning League, was wiped out with a dissapointing 8-1 defeat at Craigentinny. on a very good and fast green only the rink of Jimmy McKenna,  Davy Smith Keith Smith and Skip Alex Ross got a result with a well fought draw leading 10-5 after five ends then ten ends saw the score 13-12 end  fifteen score all square at 15-15 last two ends 1,0,(2). final score 17-17. Bob Bain , Bobby Lee, Roy Campbell, and Jim Prentice got of to a flyer after five ends leading 6-1 but then for the next six ends the scoring went 0,0,0,0,0,0,and Craigentinny taking a 6-10 lead. Northern getting 1(0)3,2,(0)(0)making final score 12-15 .Jimmy Bathgate’s rink of Jimmy Martin, Alex Young, and George Prenticewere always having backs against the wall only winning 7 of the seventeen ends finally going down 12-19.  Kenny Lawrence, Ronnie Scott, Davie Reid, and James watson were winning 4-2 after five ends, and ten ends still leading 8-7 next three ends saw Northern getting a 0,0,0,and there lead now gone with the score 8-10 closing ends saw 1,(0)2,(0)1.finishing 12-14 . Total score Northern 53  –  Craigentinny 65. after a not bad season and a very good shot difference of 109.still not enough to winn the League so it is congratulations to Queensberry finishing Champions and it is ” Always look on the Bright Side ” for Northern . A  final thanks to all who played there part in this season campaign and please remember that  although the League has finished the club will be open all year and would be nice to see some Members faces through the winter months.

Published: August 9, 2018

Second XV1 Vs Carrick Knowe

On the usual summer night when the wetsuits were required Northern welcomed Carrick Knowe for the penultimate  game of the season Rink one saw Alan Ross, Alex Young, Jimmy Porter, and Davie Smit leading 5-3 after five ends  three shots in it after ten ends 9-6 ends eleven to fifteen saw them get  1,3,2(2) 1.  To lead 16-10losing a one at the last making the final score 16-10Rink four saw the return of Mike Burns back in the fold after a shoulder injury with Davy Reid, Ronnie Scott Kenny Lawrence after five ends were 6-4 up next five ends saw them moving through the gears to get a 1,1,3,2,3 to lead 16-4 . fifteen ends 18-9 sixteen getting a 1, and in the last end losing a 1 making the final score 19-10. Rink 3 saw Jim Prentice, Bobby Lee, Mike Morrison, and Bob Bain . getting a (0)3,3,1(0) after five to lead 7-6 then ends six to thirteen saw a purple patch 2,2,2,2,1,4,2 to lead 23-6 ends 14,15,16,17 saw 0,0,0,0losing a 2,2,1,3. making the final score 23-14. Last off the Green was Jimmy Bathgate, Robert Bell, Willie Robb, and Jimmy Martin who were 3-4 down after five ends, after ten ends 5-11 the last seven ends saw a 1,1(0)1,1,1,1 to lose narrowly 11-12. Final score 69-46 to Northern with the sixteen that played tonight were all winners after all the call offs the Club had . Last game next Wed Away to Craigentinny with the light still glowing in tunnel still in with a shout.

Published: August 1, 2018

Ayr 2018 second day

After a fine win in the first game of the day “The Boys” went in to the second game against Gordon after three ends the score was even at 3-3 end five saw Northern take a 8-4 advantage. ends six seven and eight saw the score 8-9 to Gordon next two ends  saw Northern get a 3, 2 .To take the score to 13-9 in favour of Northern, the next six ends was a disaster losing a 6,1,1,3,2,2,to make the final score 13-24 to Gordon. Andy Reid, Gordon Wilson (Sen) Jamie Reid have done the Club proud.  Would also  like to thank all the supporters who have followed them from the start of the first game through to the district finals, and to the Quarter Final your support was greatly appreciated.

Published: July 27, 2018

Senior Pairs Final 2018

On A sun filled green the above final was played and it was a close encounter all the way with the score at 9-9 after twelve ends but the partnership of Mike Morrison and John Newall came out the victors getting a 4,1,1. In the last three ends making the final score15-9. Congratulations to the Winners and commiserations to the losers

Published: July 26, 2018