Northern News

Senior League knockouts Pairs and Singles

Mike Morrison and Ronnie Scott are through to the senior league pairs final having beaten Willowbrae on an extra end. John Newall was beaten in the singles semi final. The final will be played at Leith on the 23rd August at 1.30  all welcome

Published: August 17, 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

EBL Singles semi final @ Edinburgh West End

Young Gordon Wilson playing Thursday( 9/8/2018 ) in the Semi final of the Edinburgh Bowling League Singles at West End BC against Jimmy Hutchison of Goldenacre, this should be a cracker so come out and support Young Gogs our last representative in this competition.

Published: August 9, 2018

Northern 4’s in Form at Ayr

After being put back to a 5pm start this did not stop the 4’s from getting through to next round. Getting a commanding lead leading 7-2 after 5 ends saw them go further ahead to lead 9-3 after eight ends.Steady leading from Andy Reid saw the score jump to 15- 7 with two ends to go but losing a 4 in the sixteenth end made things a bit more squeaky bum time going into the last end but playing covering bowls it was impossible foe for the Rink of Airdrie Central to get the four shots needed for extra end so onward to Friday at 9. 30 am for next round.Pictures will follow.

Published: July 26, 2018

Touring Team

On the 8th of September there will be team from Middlesbrough six rinks are required come and support your club. 

Published: July 23, 2018

Bobby Loch

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE PLAYED ASAP .

Published: July 23, 2018

Top 10 Vs Ardmillan @ Northern

Hot Tuesday evening as we welcomed our opponents Ardmillan down to the Northern for this second round tie and this game was not to be taken lightly after our opponents had a great win last week against Hillside,

First up and on R1 with his Merry band of men was Big James with Gordon Snr, Larry VP Sorrel and Leading the way Snoddy, tight affair to start with but our boys pushed ahead and won this one getting us of to a good start,

Next up on R3 was the new pairing of Young Daz and Young Gaz :-), ha ha, got of to a good start going up 8 shots in the first 2 ends,Ardmillan did get back to peels at the third last end then a 2 followed for us and the loss of a 1 at the last end for a 1 shot win, 2 out of 2 so far,

The triple was on R4 ,and this was a real shocker, our 3 lead by the Mad Man,middle for diddle link man of Andy Travolta Reid and skipped by Ex Northern,Ex Ardmillan returned to Northern John Urqhahart,and he had a point to prove against his former team mates as this triple racked up the highest shots win ive ever seen in a competitive match winning 41-4,big well done lads,

Last up on R5 and who was actually 1st off was Young Gordon against a very formidable opponent ,the Ardmillan Champion on 7 occasions, Gogs got of to a good start going 4 up in the first couple of ends,Ardmillan came back into this game and it was tight during the middle part but Gordon pushed ahead to win this singles game to 13 to give us 4 wins out of 4′

Big well done to our Top 10 lads,and next up Carricknowe @ Carricknowe next Tuesday in the Quarter final of this event, come along and support our boys.

Published: July 11, 2018

Darlington Crusade 2018

12 members met up for breakfast on Saturday morning before taking the train down to Darlington to play our friendly with the Hundens club. As with most trips there is always ‘the one’ and that was to be no different this time round either. ‘The one’ this was none other than Andy ‘its coming home three lions’ Reid who shimmied into the Booking Office in a top vaguely reminiscent of a France football top rather than the Clubs official attire. “My club tops are in the washing” was the feeble excuse. 

On to the train for a largely uneventful trip down although Gary Largue did his best to match his shoes with his bowls by losing one of them! He was re-united with the footwear as we approached Darlington station. Sadly the errant bowl has never been recovered.Warmly welcomed by our hosts first up were 4 rinks of triples on a quick green bathed in glorious sunshine.  And here again Mr Reid was to be the ‘one’!!

Selected to play link in a triple he bullied Bob Lee’s love child, Graeme Prentice, into taking the skips position. “I am a Top 5 player don’t you know so I should skip” was rumoured to have been the call and Travolta then skipped the triple to a crushing defeat. The only one of the four to lose!  After the game Andy protested his innocence claiming that Graeme begged him to skip the team “You are a Top 6 player after all” supposedly being the call. Second half of the match was 3 rinks in which the NBC came out on top in 2. I can’t recall if Travolta was involved in the defeat but he probably was.

After an excellent meal we adjourned to the Rolling Mills club for a few rounds of hospitality and even though we are Scottish and our club sleeves are Sweden’s colours the members in the club were welcoming and generous. One England shirted gentleman even purchasing a bottle of Sambuca shots for us to enjoy! 

Around 8 it was time to head to the station and that is where things got a little confused for this writer as we lost a few guys. Some of us on one train being hotly pursued up line by a second train carrying most of the rest EXCEPT for a single member (choo choo ) (Im not going on that train ) who did not get home until SUNDAY!! That is twice this member has visited Darlington and twice the gentleman has had very unfortunate difficulties with trains. Maybe best to go by coach next time!  All in all a very good day out rounded off with another couple of pints in our early morning starting point.

Our grateful thanks to our hosts and we can look forward to repeating the event next year.

Published: July 9, 2018

E.L.B.A.Senior Final

The Church had one missing today as the Senior Final’s were being played at Parkside at 11.am Northern’s own Mike Morrison playing in the Singles. On a very fast Green, Getting a good start after four ends leading 4-2 ends 5/6 Mike getting 2,2, going to 8-2. ends 7,8, 9,saw Corstorphine  get 2,3,3, making the score 9-10 end eleven Bobby Brown scoring a one to give him a two shot lead but Mike replied with 2,1,1,1,1.to make the score 15-11 after sixteen ends. end  eighteen and nineteen saw stretch his lead to 18-12 but Bobby Brown hit back in the two ends with a 4, 2, making the game peels against is now sweaty bum time for the two players. end 22 saw Mike get1 to go into a 19-18 lead. in the 22nd end Bobby Brown got a 1 make the score 19-19, Bob getting a 1, in the 23rd end making it 19-19, in the 24th end Bobby Brown getting a 1, making it 20-19, 25th end Mike scoring 1,making it now 20-20 what was the last end 26th  saw the shot was going back and forward but with Mike’s final bowl drawing the shot to get the win 21-20,a marathon game  that made the crowd roar with joy as both players produced a game to remember. Picture to follow   

Published: July 8, 2018

Edinburgh Cup

Can all players please note that the rule is if the game level on points and score all rinks play one end to determine who makes progress to the next round so Please Don’t Leave the  Club Home / Away TILL THE FINAL SCORE IS KNOWN.

Published: July 5, 2018