Monthly Archives: August 2019

Pairs Final Monday 2nd September.

The Pairs Final will be between J.Urquhart & J.Barr Vs G.Wilson (jun) & E.Craig. why not come along and support the players entertainment starts at 5pm

Published: August 30, 2019

N.B.C Championship 2019

The weather could have been kinder to the Finalists but both players adapted to the conditions. It was Darren Prentice that got out the blocks very quickly, showing the spectators the art of drawing. After five ends going into a 9-1 lead, Gordon Wilson (jun) was struggling to find his weight. the seventh end saw G.W. get 3 to make the score 10-4 , but it was not long that Darren got another run going with a 1,2,1, to get the winning post insight to lead 14-4, with Gordon scoring 2,1 the score now 14-7 but Darren was not to be done with the home run of 2,(0)2,2,(0)1 making the final score 21-10. The game was played in correct spirit both players shaking hands, and all the Prentice family went wild with delight. Darren follows his Father, and two Uncles who won the Championship. His Uncle Ian winning 1988, Uncle Grahame winning 1991and1994 and his father in 2007 and 2008. Also his Grandfather was a very well liked Secretary and President.

Darren Prentice 2019 N.B.C.Champion

Published: August 30, 2019

News Flash

Due to the success of our Triples getting to the final. The two Bowl Singles & Pairs will now take place on Sunday 8th September starting at 11 am. This is to allow Members go and watch the Final on the Saturday.

Published: August 29, 2019

EBL Triples

Northern Triples of Garry Harrison, Gordon Wilson( jun) & Eaun Craig. Stormed into the EBL Triples final with a great display in bowling getting a 5 in the Third end, after five ends they were leading 9-1 another 5 in the ninth end, ten ends saw the lead 15-7 scoring (0) 1, 1, final score 17-7. The final, where they will play Brunstane at Whitehouse & Grange on Saturday 7th September.

Published: August 29, 2019

2019 Seniors KO Cup Week 2

Published: August 27, 2019

EBL Semi Final Triples

The Club Triple of Garry Harrison, Gordon Wilson (jun) and Euan Craig. will play Parkside at Carrick Knowe on Thursday 6.30pm

Published: August 26, 2019

Championship Final 2019

This years final will be Darren Prentice Vs Gordon Wilson( jun) on Friday 30th August at 6-30pm best of luck to both players.

Published: August 26, 2019

Semi Finals

Monday will see the Semi Finals of the Club Championship. J.Urquhart Vs G.Wilson jun. And R. Campbell Vs D. Prentice. why not come and give the players your support.

Published: August 24, 2019

THE GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME 22/8

Lawn bowling clubs across the Capital are in danger of going bust if a council service to pick up their grass clipping is withdrawn, it has been claimed.

The city council is set to agree that lawn bowling clubs across the city will have to commercially dispose of the waste produced from trimming their lawns, at rates much more expensive than those presently charged by the authority.

Clubs have criticised the move, saying that the cost to them could seriously impact their ability to operate. 

Stephen Fox, Treasurer of Whitehouse Bowling Club, said: “It has financial implications but also a logistical issue in finding someone to replace what is a useful and well functioning community service already provided by the council. 

“We hope sense will prevail and that the council at its meeting today will agree to continue these collections.”

However Neil Ross, Liberal Democrat Cllr for Morningside Ward, has brought a motion to the council today to try to have the council to reassess their decision. Cllr Ross said: “The council’s garden waste policy treats lawn bowling clubs like commercial businesses and forces them to find a commercial contractor to uplift their grass cuttings or to dispose of them as landfill.

“The council should instead be encouraging lawn bowling clubs across the city as they provide an affordable and accessible hub of informal care and support to a broad spectrum of their local community, not to mention access to a healthy outdoor environment and health-giving sport for all ages and levels of ability. I am aware that access to this network of social support is highly valued by older people and the single elderly in particular. 

“This is why I support a change in the council’s policy towards garden waste collection for bowling clubs.”

Lawn bowls is often seen by many as a vital service for the elderly, keeping them from the dangers of isolation and loneliness. But clubs have emphasised that they support members from all backgrounds and ages.

Published: August 23, 2019

Seniors Closing Day Update

The Senior Section closing day has been changed to Thursday 19th September due to the original date of the 17th clashes with the Senior League closing day and approx 6 senior members have been invited to attend and as such this would deplete the numbers for the clubs original date

Published: August 18, 2019