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Tour 2016

This Years Tour of Inverness –  29 all met at the Waverley Station on Thursday morning to get the 10.35 Train arriving at Inverness at 2.10 with a very short walk to our Hotel, where all left there cases and went on a stroll to get the legs back into action for the night. Then it was of to the first game where our Hosts were Fraser Park,  a quick jog from hotel to the green was very refreshing as the game got started , It was the tourists that got of to a Flyer on a heavy green over 21 ends, the Bowlers took it in there stride winning the game with ease. It was back to  the  Hotel and into bed.  Friday the weather was still a little chilly but as the day wore on it got warmer. Being a night game some spent time in the gym and others went for a stroll in the city . The game at night was being played at Planefield’s so again a jog to the game and the muscles were back in trim.  The Tourists got of to a flyer so the keep fit part was working well, the game finished with a very good win once again, two down and two to go. Saturday the mist was over Inverness so it was advised that no one went out for a run before the game just relaxed in the Hotel Spa.  Our hearts were full of praise for all the rinks on the day were  doing very well. Jimmy Bathgate’s rink of Jimmy Martin ,Willie Robb, Grant Young doing great over the 17 end game 17 shots up, but for some reason were not the highest  a miss read card giving it to another rink, but all took the mistake as it should be done after all it was taking part that mattered. another victory . Sunday all went to Church in the morning. A quick jog  of to our last game at Inverness Highland, the vibes were “can we keep a clean sweep.  17 ends it was a roar that could be heard in Newcastle when we found out that the Tourists had done the clean sweep. The speech it was announced that Willie Robb had been here 26 years earlier and had split his trousers, he was asked to reply and duly did. Back to the hotel and the pressure of the team went out on the City to celebrate the clean sweep.  Monday morning was  up for breakfast then shopping, then the train Home.  The train leaving Inverness at 12.55 was on time but at the first stop it was not good news, we were told that it would be stopping at Perth as it was not in working order. A few choice words came from the Tourists, the 1 hour plus wait was not the finish we were expecting ( thanks Scotrail) it was announced that the next Tour would be to Newcastle in  September 2017. We would like to thank Burntisland, Bilston, Dudley, Wardie, Maitland, and the members of the Northern that took part a big Thank You. PICTURES IN GALLERY WILL UPLOADING OVER THE WEEK

Published: May 9, 2016

Gary Largue

A last chance can all who played in the Invitation Pairs last August please ask there Partners to look for a Bowl  Gary has not seen it since and I’m sure someone has put it in there bag by mistake so please all Northern Members please ask the Partners that day to have a look .This is what it looks like it is a Black Hensilite size 4.DSC_0002

Published: April 24, 2016

1st XV1 Vs 2nd XV1

A trial Match will take place after the EGM on Wed27th April 

Published: April 24, 2016

All Comps

Please note that Championship, Pairs , President’s, and Fours are now on the board and will be taken down on 1st May at 7pm

Published: April 18, 2016

Opening Day 2016

Opening Day 2016 was like the song seasons in the sun just before the start we had sunny weather

then hail then wind then rain then it got cold a nice start to season 2016 29 Members playing 4 rinks with our guests from Burntisland.  The day started with Vice President Grant Young giving Ian Smith his Honorary Membership after nearly 50 years service to the Club thoroughly deserved Club President in 1977/8 Edinburgh And Leith 1991 plus the Champion a few times . Then the game started with Grant’s Wife Caroline rolling the first bowl which Grant even applauded and son Luke following with the second Bowl.  As the day got going it was being played in the right way everybody enjoying themselves it wasn’t long till the Rinks started going of to visit the Bar. during the game the wind got going and made it cold once again the Bar was the favourite. after 15 ends the winning rink was Willie Robb, Tam The Sailor, Harry Hastie, and Allan Mitchell. who with a bit persuading they gave the wings to the to Electric works. this was followed by the The Trophy presented by Past President Bobby Lee  this years winners were the Presidents a good day was had by all . the closing of the day was a very good buffet done by Grant’s wife Caroline and it went down very well and Caroline’s Mother done some home baking which went down really fellas well. Im sure that the evening would go into the small hours of Music and dancing . Let the Season begin. PICTURES CAN BE FOUND IN GALLERY.     

Published: April 17, 2016

Opening Day Spectacular

Opening Day 16th April bring your wife’s, partners, friends as there will be Nibbles ect, ect, Music provided by local D,j. so make opening day a day to rememberable starts at 7.30pm

Published: April 12, 2016

Green Help

The President would like as many Members as possible to help with the green this weekend as there is work to be done inside and the banking is almost ready  work will start at 9.30 am but a lot of work still needed Rain Hail Or Shine able bodied are needed this weekend  thank you all. 

Published: March 22, 2016


The Club A. G. M. 

Was a great success with two new Committee Members Keith Smith , and Callum Anderson were duly elected the President and members of the Management Committee would like to thank Garry Harrison and Willie Robb for all the work that they have given over the years.

Honorary Membership was granted to Past president Ian Smith and Edinburgh Bowling League and past Match Secretary Angus Mc Kenzie both have got almost 100 years membership will receive there scrolls on opening day .

Published: February 19, 2016

Quiz Night

On Saturday 27th February we will be holding a Quiz Night and Music , and bingo if wanted all the fun starts at 7.30pm come along and enjoy yourself .

Published: February 19, 2016

2016 Fixtures

The 2016 Fixtures are now on line. First sixteen away to Maitland First game second sixteen home to  Corstorphine.

Seniors first game Vs Leith

Published: February 18, 2016