History & Honours

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Internationalists

1965 to 1978 – Jack Christie 1964 – W. Libberton

Commonwealth Games

1974 Pairs Gold Medalist – Jack Christie & Alex McIntosh ( Newbattle ) medal

Scottish Bowling Association/Bowls Scotland

2018 – District Fours Winners and Scottish Quarter Finalists- Andy Reid, Gordon Wilson (sen), Jamie Reid, Gordon Wilson (jun) 2014 – District Pairs Winners  S.Christie & D.Scott 2013 – District Seniors Singles Winner – Ian Macdonald 2005 – District Senior Fours – J.Reid, A.McKenzie, H.J.Hastie, A.B.Young. 1997 – District Triples & Scottish Runners-up – D. Scott, A. Capavanni & K. G. Rice 1995 – District Senior Fours – C. Dolan, J. Robertson, D. McGregor & J. Hurst 1990 – District Pairs – C. Skellett & J. Urquhart 1987 – District Fours – B. Dudley, E. A. Brown, J. Hurst & H. J. Hastie 1986 – District 11 Triples – R. Urquhart, J. Urquhart, M. Burns 1985 – District Senior Fours – J. Brodie, C. Kinnear, W. Hay & C. Dolan 1960 – District Pairs – J. Christie & A. Marshall 1946 – District Pairs – J. R. Murray & G. McKenzie 1924 – District Fours 1896 – District Fours

Edinburgh & Leith Bowling Association

W. B. Robb – President 2003 J. Smith – President 1991 J. B. Linton – President 1981 T. Sharp – President 1897 C. Ogilvie – President 1887

Tait Trophy

1997 – K. G. Rice

James Fleming U25’s Singles

2013 – Jamie Reid

1st XV1 Trophy

1886, 1896, 1942, 1966 & 1972

2nd XV1 Trophy

1900, 1909, 1952, 1957

Coronation Pairs Trophy

1942

Coronation Fours

1938, 1970, 1980 & 1995

David Kyles Triples

1982

G. Kemp Trophy

2002

D. C. Mc Dougall Trophy

2004,2014

J.R. Sharp Trophy

1973

Millar Trophy

1981,1996, 2002, 2003,2011,2012

Ian McFarlane Top Five Trophy

Runners – Up 2013

Top Ten Trophy

Runners-Up 2009

Edinburgh Bowling League (Est 1996)

R. Lee – President 2007 A MacKenzie – President 1999

1ST XVI

2nd Division Winners 2001. 2010.

2ND XVI

3rd Division Winners 1998. 2nd Division Winners 1999, 2001, 2010

Pairs

2001

Triples

1998, 1999, 2000, 2003

Fours

2002,2015

Edinburgh Cup

Runners-Up – 2009, 2014

North West Bowling League

W. B. Robb – President 1993 A. M. Miller – President 1983 J. B. Linton – President 1974

1st XV1 Shield

1965, 1972, 1973 1984

2nd XV1 Shield

1965, 1966, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1980, 1987 & 1990

Edinburgh & District Bowling Leagues

2nd XV1 Trophy

1965 & 1972


Honoray Member Jackie Christie started playing bowls at the age of 18 in the Churches League for Pilrig and Dalmeny Street. During the six years he played there he won five Championships and three Champion of Church Championships. At the age of 24 he left the Churches League and joined Eastfield Public Park where he was a Member for 5 years and won four Championships and one Champion of Champions. Then at the age of 29 he joined his Father at Pilrig Bowling Club where he entered all club compititions and won everything except the Championship – then in 1956 he joined the Northern Bowling Club. He has won the Championship eight times and was capped for Scotland 70 times, won theCommonwealth Games Gold Medal in the pairs with  Alex Mcintosh (Newbattle) in 1974 at Christchurch New Zealand where he was presented with his medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizebeth II.

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Alex McIntosh & Jackie Christie with their children

However due to ill health Jackie was restricted from playing Bowls for a while but  come back to pass his knowledge and skill on to others. His Son Stanley is also a Member of the Northern Bowling Club and has won the Championship Four times to date. Jackie Sadly passed away in 2009.

           North West League Past President J. Linton                                                                             

   HONORARY PRESIDENT

                                                     JOHN  B. LINTON.                                                     

John B. Linton became the second to receive this Honour the first being held by Jim (Mr Northern) Muir J.P.  in 1979 our Centenary year .  John was made    “Honorary President “ of the Northern in it’s 125th year at the A.G.M. on 7th March 2004.  He joined the club in 1963 after playing in public parks for ” Robb’s” shipbuilders where they played in a Factory League.  He became Foreman welder, but still found time to enjoy his bowling.  In 1972 he became President of Northern and was one of the members who built the existing club house.  He followed this by becoming President of The North West League  in 1974. During 1974 he joined the Edinburgh & Leith Bowling Associationas a Committee member progressing to the position of President in 1981. In the following years he became a  “Jack of all Trades” in the bowling club, serving as Barman, Green Ranger, and Gardener. In 1989 he was made an Honorary member. Being made  Honorary President  is well deserved for all the dedication and loyalty he has given to the club in all his 41 years as a member. Sadly John Died Suddenly on the  19th of August 2004.         

 Charlie Dolan – 2015

Ian Smith – 2016.

Angus McKenzie – 2016

Jimmy Martin – 2017

Kenny Dixon – 2018