Falkirk Indoor News 16/10/17
Ladies West Premier Division League – Falkirk 70 Coatbridge 81 – Falkirk skips first – S. Black 20 T. Bruin 14, P. Johnston 16 M. Buchanan 17, M. Burt 12 C. Condy 31, K. Dodds 22 J. Kyle 19. Gents Premier B League – West Lothian 78 Falkirk 69 – West Lothian skips first - J. Spiers 27 S. Glen 17, M. Allison 15 J. McHutchison 17, N. Spiers 11 G. Flynn 21, C. Logan 25 S. Allan 14 . Senior Gents East League – Falkirk 68 Headwell 47 – Falkirk skips first – G. Newby 17 D. Waite 8, W. Craigie 14 I. Harley 10, A. Fletcher 16 J. Marshall 18, L. Ramsay 21 J. Kerr 11.Senior Gents Nationals played at Cumbernauld– Singles 1st Rd – G.Newby (Falkirk) 21 J. Condy (Whiteinch) 12. Four Bowl Pairs – Preliminary Rd - A. Ness & J. Vallance (Falkirk) 21 Glasgow 9, 1st Rd – A. Ness & J. Vallance 28 Fintry 14. This means at senior level FIBC will be represented in the 2nd Rd of the Singles, Pairs and Triples at Coatbridge on Sunday 12th November at 10am.
Falkirk Indoor News 10/10/17
Ladies League - West Premier Division - A good away win for the Falkirk ladies in their first game of the season - WHITEINCH 69 FALKIRK 95. Whiteinch skips first - N. Martin 15 S. Black19, L. Welsh 24 P. Johnston 26, E. Brown 16 M. Burt. 23, C. Condy 14 K. Dodds 27. The ladies have a home game versus Coatbridge and the gents start off their season with an away game against West Lothian this Saturday (14th October,2pm). The senior singles (at 2pm) and 4 bowl pairs players (at 10am) are playing in the Scottish Nationals on Sunday 15th October at Cumbernauld and the senior triples (at 2pm) at Allander.
Falkirk Indoor News 2/10/2017
Senior Gents League – Alloa 67 Falkirk 51. Alloa skips first – A. Deas 13 G. Newby 14, C. Walker 20 J. Vallance 12, B. Rattray 13 A. Fletcher 16, J. Budge 21 W. Craigie 9.
Falkirk Indoor News 24/09/2017
Congratulations to the Falkirk Gents Team on winning the “Team of the Year Award” at the third annual SIBA (Scottish Indoor Bowling Association) Awards Dinner 2017 held at Glasgow Indoor Bowling Club last Saturday. The gents thoroughly deserved this award as last season they not only won their Premier League section and were runners up to East Lothian in the Scottish Gents League Cup but went on to win the Scottish Knockout Cup for the first time in the club’s history.
Falkirk Indoor News 18/09/17
Would bowlers and potential new members please note that coaching at Falkirk Indoor Bowling club will take place every Sunday 6 to 8pm at a cost of £1.50 per person starting on Sunday 24th September. Bowls and shoes are available if required. At the recent annual conference of the SDS (Scottish Disability Sport) President John Stewart of Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club was presented with an award from the SDS for the Falkirk club’s continued excellent promotion of bowls for all disabilities.
Information for Senior Gents on first week of winter season - 11th September,2017
A note from your Senior President, Match Secretary and Press officer Bill Craigie .
I hope that you have all enjoyed the summer such as it was and trust that you are looking forward to a good season indoors.
I am sure you will have noticed that there has been a significant amount of work done in the stadium with regard to decoration of the lounge and around the arena including the murals and hope that you agree with me that it is looking great. These improvements are down to a number of members who have dedicated themselves to the club over the summer months .They are John Stewart, Adrian Dyet, George Newby, John Burt, and Bert Hopkins who has also been working on the website. If I have left anyone out please accept my apologies. I am sure that their hard work will be much appreciated by you the members.
In terms of the bowling season we have decided to run the leagues from September to December and then start a fresh league from January to April with the same teams in every league. The play offs will be based on the results of the latter league from Jan to April. Prize money will be split between the two leagues. Relegation and promotion will only be from the results of the second league run from Jan to April and in order to even up the leagues we will be looking at relegating up to 4 teams from the A league with up to 2 teams being promoted from the B league depending on the overall entries for that season.
A copy of the rules for Respotting the jack, which will apply to all games played to SIBA rules, are on the Seniors board and also on the tables at the end of the rinks. Essentially there will be no burnt ends and the jack will be placed on spots provided at each end of the rink as outlined in rules. Try to remember not to kick bowls away if the jack is displaced off the rink.
Could I remind you that our first friendly is against East Kilbride at home on the 20th September 12- 2pm. Anyone interested in playing should put their name on the sheet at the seniors board asap.
Also there is a sheet on the board with players who are being considered for the senior team pool. Would the players concerned please indicate whether they are available for selection and indeed if anyone whose name has not been included and would like to be considered please add their name as appropriate.
We have a friendly for the senior team pool arranged for Wednesday 20th September away to West Lothian.
Entries for the Handicap singles, Single sets and 4 bowl pairs are required by the 10th October.
Entries for Singles Championship, Triples and Rinks are required by the 20th December.
Lastly - Minutes of senior meetings will be posted on the seniors board.
Falkirk Indoor News 21/08/2017
SDS/SIBA National "Come and Try Bowls Day" Saturday 16th September, 12-4pm.
Scottish Disability Sports (SDS) and Scottish Indoor Bowling Association (SIBA) will for the first time cooperate in hosting a joint National development day using 9 of the existing SDS Para bowls hubs throughout the country one of which is Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club (FIBC). The SDS – SIBA – BS (Bowls Scotland) invites all clubs indoor and outdoor interested in taking part to ask for a poster. The aim is to invite people with and without a disability to a taster session from 12-4pm in the case of Falkirk Indoor Club, at which there will be coaches to run the event. Bowls and shoes as well as equipment for those with mobility issues will be provided by the club if required. If successful it will become an annual event, the day being intended for all people, as bowls is a 100% inclusive sport to which all are welcome. If anyone is interested in participating all they have to do is come along to Falkirk Indoor Bowling club on the day which will be free of charge.
Would existing and new members please note that the Indoor season starts on Monday 11th September. Would Senior Gents please note that the first friendly of the season is on the 20th September at home to East Kilbride and the Senior team pool have a friendly away to West Lothian on the same day. In addition please note that the PBA (Professional Bowls Association)World Singles and Pairs Qualifiers for Potters will be played at Falkirk Indoor bowling Club over the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 2nd and 3rd September at which many of the top bowlers in the country will be participating.