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Edinburgh Cup

Good luck to the 6 rinks representing the club on Friday 3/7/2015 in the Edinburgh Cup at both the Famous Northern and at Brunstane, Good luck lads

Published: July 2, 2015

League week 9 1st XV1

The big Eagles had to fly to Parkside for this week 9 encounter and the opposite fixture of this game on week 2 of the calendar did not make for good reading when Parkside took 7 points away from the Northern,so the selectors had there work cut out to come up with a strong enough squad to bring something back from Parky, but they did and after a very valiant team effort the 1sts came back with a very respectable   4 points, great wins coming from a new young 1st 16 skip with a lot of promise ,James Tubbs Bathgate, Ian  last bowl Miller and his boys had hard luck,Young Jamie and his squad had a hard day at the office, and the very quiet laid back Young Gogs supplied the other 2 points with an emphatic win with the young Dream team.

Well done the Big team now come on the wee Eagles lets get going Lads

Published: July 2, 2015

League week 9 2 XV1

Summer begins to show its face but the winter chill continues for the 2nds.

Corstorphine were last night’s visitors and on a muggy evening with the threat of rain in the air hopes were high that a home match might be just the thing required for the beleaguered team. Sadly it was misplaced hopes yet again with, despite Hugh Hilson’s squad being first off with a win, the match result of a 7-2 loss said it all.

Phil Rae and his lads made a good fight of it ultimately losing on the last end. ROC’s team (not him) battled hard and had a wee chance when lying 6 on the 3rd last end but the opposing skip managed to get in for 2nd and the game then just petered out for the home side. Bob Lee’s rink looked to be well beaten conceding 22 shots for a reply of 8.

Hugh Hilson rink got a good break in the last end with the score15 – 16 against Jimmy Martin Trailed the jack and then it was who ditched it would win with four bowls on banking it was Northern that go a 18 – 15 win

Maybe it is just the wee breaks that are missing, maybe it is the team mix, maybe we are simply not good enough. Tables don’t lie. We are now 10 points away from 3rd bottom and only 5 games left. It will take a huge effort from the guys to achieve safety but it needs to be done.

Published: July 2, 2015

Edinburgh Cup

As the news came through from Craigentinny that all three rinks won and at home there were two winning rinks The “Eagles ” will play Brunstane in the Quarter Final . Lets hope that this can turn the season for all.

Published: June 28, 2015

League Week 8

Another bad day at the office for the 2nds. Only the rink skipped by Hugh Hilson mounted any great challenge at Craigentinny and they were sadly undone at the last when lying 2 up they dropped a 4 and the match. None of the other 3 rinks were ever really in the running and this was reflected in the overall score. However the 2nds have 4 home games in the second half of the season and while thoughts now change to survival rather than honours confidence remains high that we can pull ourselves up the table over the next few weeks.

Published: June 25, 2015

League week 7

Following on from last weeks’ disappointing away defeat at Willowbrae hopes were high of a return to winning ways at home to HIillside. However such hopes quickly faded with 3 of the NBC rinks failing to register a shot in the first 4 ends. Craig Snodgrass’s team never got going and fell to a heavy defeat. This was quickly followed by the demise of Bob Lee’s squad. A brief light was flickered as ROC’s four recorded a victory and, in a grandstand finish, Phil Rae and his squad almost completed a tremendous comeback when lying 3, and game, at the last were beaten by a deflection. Away to Craigentinny for the start of the second half of the league next week and the only way is up for the Eagles!

The mood in the clubrooms was definitely lifted however by news of the First teams stunning 9-0 victory away to Hillside

Friday night’s clash with Liberton in the Edinburgh Cup has been cancelled owing to Liberton’s withdrawal.

Published: June 18, 2015

League Week 4 2nd XVI

Week four of the League the Night the rain came down the Eagles wings were clipped last week at Summerside but the home game this week was a lot better getting a 7-2 against our Neighbours Tanfield a few changes being made seem to work .Phil Rae’s four were in control for most of the game and ran out very comfortable winners. Gordon Wilson skipped Allan’s rink to a win in match where the lead appeared to change hands a few times. ROC’s rink had a battle all the way to the last and got over the finish line with a 3 in the final end to win the game after being 6 down with 3 to play. Ronnie MacDonald was looking good to complete the whitewash, lying match peels but a shot to the good in the final end but a last bowl take out from the opposing skip put paid to that and the NBC had to settle for a very satisfying 7.2 win. 

Published: May 28, 2015

League Week 2 2xv1

The ” Eagles” landed in Corstorphine for league match on a dry but nice night hoping to better the previous result . One of last weeks hero’s Allan Mitchell’s rink with one forced change saw them swoop into the lead after 13 ends 17 – 1 next two ends saw them lose 1,1 making the score 17-3 Allan’s rink getting a 2 at the second last end score 19-3 and Corstorphine winning the last with 1 shot final score 19-4.

The Grinder from last week could not get running at all Roy Campbell “s rink were under the cosh from the very first end and the story didn’t get any better only winning 4 ends out of the 17 going down 4-24.

Last Week Ronnie Mc Donald’s rink were under the weather and looking for a better result this week . After 5 ends they were 3-6 down . Ends 6/7 saw 1,4 in favour of Northern jumping into a two shot lead only to be pulled back to peels again after ten ends Corstorphine got into a run of 1,1,1,3,1 to go into a 15-9 lead with three ends to play with another twist in the game and a 4,3,1finish to get  a 17-15 winning score.

Craig Snodgrass was given the honour of being skip and the game was close after 8 ends only 3 shots down but the ground opened up and they went from 4-7 to 9-15 after 13 ends getting back to 13-15 with three to play losing 1,3,1 and the final score 13-20 . Highlight of the Night The Weather was dry.

Published: May 14, 2015

League Week 1

First XVI Report

To Follow

Second XVI Report

As usual first game of the season the weather was a kind to us our opposition were Craigintinny  with a some late call off’s the selectors had to reshuffle the rinks. The Flag was flying at half mast in memory of Willie Palfrey who passed away on the 4th may. Rink 1 Jimmy Martin, Willie Robb, Ronnie Scott, Allan Mitchell. lead 11-2 after five ends with a 6 at the fifth end and Craigintinny replying with a 5 at end seventh . By end 16 Allan’s rink were 22-12 up losing a 1 at the last making the score 22-13. Man of the rink Ronnie Scott who had a wrong biase bowl and after the game he was told he was in the Scottish Rink (Seniors) The Craigintinny Rink was Ramsey Stewart, Lewis Betts, Ronnie Andrews, Tony Mclaren.

Rink 3  Consisted of Bob Bain, Alex Young, Bobby Bell, Walter Murray. who found it hard after 10 ends finding them self’s down 15-2 and getting no rubs losing out 22-4. There opposition was Eddie Henderson, Kevin McWatt, David Torrance , Danny Gormley.

Rink 4 Gary Largue , Keith Smith, Bobby Lee, Roy Campbell. were leading 7-0 after 5 ends with Craigintinny rink of Bill Leslie, Harry Phillip, Liam Gordon , Jimmy Marshall . getting the score back to 11-7 after 14 ends getting 1,1,1, for the next 3 ends making final  score 11-10 in favour of Northern.

Rink 5 Jimmy Porter, Harry Hastie, Ian Macdonald , Ronnie Mc Donald. Were up against it from the start winning  5 ends out of the 17 losing  5  – 22.5 with Craigintinny having only three players Alex Duncan, Mal Milne , Ronnie Douglas.losing 1/4 of there score.


Published: May 7, 2015

The Clubhouse

Membership available for season 2015 Ladies, Gents, Junior. and Social

Charlie Dolan HonoraryMember

DSC_0044Past President’s Bobby Lee and Willie Robb along with Committee Member Laurie Pae went along to the North Merchiston Care Home to present Charlie with the Scroll to day Monday 20th April.  For a Man of 100 years young he is still as witty now as he was 40 years ago some family Members were there including his Son Derek, and Daughters Christine, Elspeth,  Grandson Craig and his Children Campbell, and Charlie grand kids were there .


Opening Day 2015

                     A bright Sunny day welcomed the Members to the Start of the Season President Gordon Wilson welcomed all the Members that turned up and hoped all have a very good season. Vice President Grant Young said that he hoped both first and second XVI,s do well in there Leagues then the fun started the teams picked and off we went on to the hallowed turf which was look good after the weather we have had. Presidents Wife rolled the first bowl and a gust of wind all of a sudden appeared making the bowl to waiver off course from the Jack. Thirty Six members started playing and it was a triple that was first out off the traps jumping into a 10 shot lead with New Member  Larry Sorrell rink doing the same then all of a sudden a great roar went up all over Cannonballs as Jimmy Bathgate,s rink got a Seven of Allan Mitchell,s rink and went on to win in comfort zone the scores don’t matter on days like this as it good to get outside playing again as someone said. When the game was finished we were all given a choice of meal being Soup, Chicken Curry or Steak Pie with Cake and Cheese and Biscuits to follow a big thanks to all the Ladies that done the meal. the Presentation was made to the nearest to the jack and it was won by Jamie Reid the highest up was The Prentice Boys in his closing speech President Gordon thanked all the Ladies for the meal and that the Vice President side had won the day over all then he  said that the Music /Karaoke would follow shortly and that went on to the wee small hours.

New Club Shirt  Available now

 Championship Draw now on website

Senior rink of Jimmy Martin, Harry Hastie, Laurie Pae and Hugh Hilson have reached the Semi Final of Bowls Scotland Senior Fours they play at Leith B.C. afternoon Thursday 4th June

 Jamie Reid Loses 21-17 in the Junior Singles Semi Final 

 Triples Lose at  in Bowls Scotland at Craigintinny.

Seniors Lose  Bowls Scotland Semi Final against Goldenacre.

First Silverware of the Season was a double by Andy Reid the two bowl Singles was up for grabs on Saturday that was followed by the two bowl Pairs which he also won with Gordon Wilson (Sen) the day started of badly for Robbie Paterson who go stung with a wasp and he went downhill from there. When the draw was made New Member Callum Anderson was to play Garry Harrison and the stats went out the door as Callum won the game. Callum also supplied the pies for the food which went down well with the Members .The banter in the club after was very good for some !!!!!!!!!!!!.


The Final of the Fours was a close encounter as the rink of Stan Christie, Gordon Wilson (sen), Davy Scott, and Gordon Wilson ( jun) got of to a flyer after five ends it was 8-0 but after eight ends it was 8-9 against with the rink of Gr Prentice, Laurie Pae, Phil Rae and Jimmy Bathgate .getting a run of 2 3 4 after  end 15 it was 14-13 for G.Wilson jun  followed by  1 at the 16th and crossing the line with a 1 on the last end winning 17-13 a very good game to watch 


Friday night’s clash with Liberton in the Edinburgh Cup has been cancelled owing to Liberton’s withdrawal.

Next Game is Craigintinny in the First Round Friday 27/06


For 1st and Second Sixteen Club Polo Shirt (White with blue and yellow piping) and Grey Trousers White or Club Top . Club Blazer is optional.
(This is hereinafter referred to as ‘Ordinary Club Dress’)


Published: February 16, 2015