Latest News 2019/20

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The Scottish Youth indoor Bowling Association (SYIBA) National Fours - 17 teams from throughout Scotland participated in this round robin  event at Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club. Congratulations and commiserations to the Abbeyview team who were the National Fours runners Up - Kara Lees, Elly McFarlane, Aaron Miller and  Sophie McGrouther and many congratulations to the SYIBA National Fours winners 2019/20 -  Blantyre IBC - Molly Ingles, Craig Latimer, Ellie Ingles and Aiden Craigens.

Congratulations to Kimberly Dodds who has been picked for the team to represent Scotland at the Ladies BIIBC (British Isles Indoor Bowling Championships) International Series at Llanelli from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th March 2020 and also to  Martin McCalley and Gary Hutchison (reserve)  of Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club on being chosen for the  Gents BIIBC International Series at Llanelli from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th March 2020.

Greengauge Scottish Gents League Premier A Division - Midlothian 87 Falkirk 60 - C. Walker 20 M. McCalley 14, G. Archer 21 G. Flynn 18, R. Duncan 20 G. Wilson 14, D. Peacock 26 S. Glen 14.

Senior Gents League East Section B - the senior gents had an excellent home win over local rivals Balbardie. Falkirk 105 Balbardie 32. Falkirk skips first - W. Craigie 16 G. Scott 12, G. Newby 39 J. Ramsey 3, A. Fletcher 26 M. Whelan 10, A. Keddie 24 I. Drysdale 7.In the match, which had previously been cancelled due to a power failure, Midlothian were the victors by 70 shots to 44. Midlothian skips first - L. Plenderleith 19 A. Keddie 14, I. Fleming 18 G. Newby 7, A.J. Knight 18 W. Craigie 12, G. Cairns 15 A, Fletcher 11.

 

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The Scottish Youth indoor Bowling Association (SYIBA) are holding a Round Robin Fours Competition at Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club on Sunday 1st December starting at 9:30 am.The competition is open to boys and girls and is expected to attract about 24 - 30 teams from all over Scotland according to David Orr of Falkirk who is one of the main organisers of the event.

Congratulations to Kimberly Dodds,Steven Allan,Gary Hutchison and Martin McCalley of Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club on being chosen for the International Ladies and Gents Squad trials at Stirling on Sunday 1st December,2019.

National Fours 2019/20 at Lanarkshire Indoor bowling Club - Ladies First round -  Balbardie 26 Falkirk 17. The Falkirk four was V. Smith,E. Simpson. A. Bradford and P. Johnston. Gents Preliminary round -  Midlothian 21 Falkirk 11.The  Falkirk four was D. Cooper, B. McArthur, G. Malcolmson and M. McCalley.In both cases the teams who defeated Falkirk qualified for the semi-final stage.S

enior Gents League East Section B - an excellent away win for the senior gents against Tweedbank. Tweedbank 64 Falkirk 76. Tweedbank skips first - D. Weir 15 A. Fletcher 12, A. Howlieson 18 G. Newby 17, I. Crawford 22 W. Craigie19, A. Baillie 9 A. Keddie 28. The back up team skipped by J. B. Muir won their game 25 - 8.

Congratulations to Ron McArthur and his team on raising £1900 at the Fundraiser Race Night at Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club last Friday in aid of Team Scotland Learning Disabilities International Squad who will be competing at Cardiff in June 2020.

 

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The Scottish Gents Masters Finals Day at Glasgow Indoor Bowling Club  sponsored by Jack High Insurance - Congratulations to Kris Ritchie and Ross Crawford of Falkirk Indoor bowling club who as qualifiers performed superbly well  in the Scottish Gents Master finals day at Glasgow Indoor Bowling Club last Sunday. Kris narrowly lost his game in the quarter final to Graeme Donaldson of Elgin 8-3,5-8,2-1 in the tie break. Ross Crawford defeated Trevor Taylor(Cumbria) 7-6, 9-6 in the quarter final and went on to lose to Graeme Donaldson by the smallest of margins in the semi-final 5-12,9-5,  2-1 in the tie break. Many congratulations to John McHutchison who has played for Falkirk Indoor club for many years and ironically on the year of having left the club has  become the Scottish Gents Masters Champion 2019 with great wins over Stewart Anderson(Blantyre) who is ranked number 1 in the World Bowls Tour ,Alan Young(East Lothian) and Graeme Donaldson in the final.

Ladies West Premier League -  Falkirk 68  West of Scotland 41. Falkirk skips first -  P. Johnston 21 H. Torrance16, L. Crate 29 A. McCormack 14, K. Dodds 18 A. Christie 11.

Greengauge Scottish Gents League Premier A Division - Falkirk 73 West of Scotland 61. Falkirk skips first - M. McCalley 24 G. McDougal 11 , G. Flynn 15 D. Greig 12 , S. Glen 15 J. Ross 20, G. Hutchison 19 G. Cwynne 18.

Scottish Senior Gents League East B Section -  an excellent win for the senior gents - Falkirk 69 Midlothian 45. Falkirk skips first - A. Keddie 26 I. Fleming 7, W. Craigie 16 L. Plenderleith 13, G. Newby 14 L. Cairns 10, A. Fletcher 13 J. Knight 15.The backup team skipped by J. Wilson of Falkirk lost their game 14 -15.

A Fundraiser Race Night in aid of Team Scotland Learning Disabilities International Squad is being held at Falkirk Indoor on Friday 22nd November at 7pm.On Saturday 30th November there is another Bounce and High tea event. Why not come along and enjoy a game of bowls from 3-5pm followed by a High tea. If interested phone the office at 01324638417 by the 23rd November. Non members will be made welcome.



 

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Senior  Nationals  at Glasgow Indoor  - Ladies Singles-  congratulations to Linda Crate on reaching the last sixteen with an excellent victory over Val Snedden of Fintry 21 - 10. Gents Fours -  the Falkirk fours team of I. Hendry, J. Paul, T. Wands and A. Keddie were defeated by the local Glasgow team 27 - 4.

Ladies West Premier League - Coatbridge 57 Falkirk 45. Coatbridge skips first - C. Condie 17 P. Johnston 15, M. Buchanan 20 L. Crate 13, J. Kyle 20 M. Burt 17.

Greengauge Scottish Gents League Premier A Division - a superb home win for the gents versus local rivals West Lothian 107 - 41.Falkirk skips first - M. McCalley 36 C. Greer 11, S. Glen 36 C. Moss 6, G. Flynn 15 J. Spiers 14, G. Hutchison 20 N. Spiers 10.

Scottish Senior Gents League East B Section -  Falkirk 43 East Lothian 74. Falkirk skips first - P. Cunningham 8 A. Burt 23, W. Craigie 10 W. Wood MBE 13, A. Keddie 6 T. Young 26, G. Newby 19 G. Robertson 12.The backup team skipped by S. Jenkins of Falkirk won their game 16 -14.

A Fundraiser Race Night in aid of Team Scotland Learning Disabilities International Squad is being held at Falkirk Indoor on Friday 22nd November at 7pm.

On Saturday 30th November there is another Bounce and High tea event. Why not come along and enjoy a game of bowls from 3-5pm followed by a High tea. If interested phone the office at 01324638417 by the 23rd November. Non members will be made welcome.

 

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Ladies West Premier League - an excellent home win for the Ladies - Falkirk 66 East Kilbride 50.Falkirk skips first - K. Dodds  20 L. Hill 21, P. Johnston 23 G. Notman 12, L. Crate 23 J. Bray 17. National Junior Singles at Paisley - Ladies - Congratulations to Kimberly  Dodds who reached the semi finals of this competition last weekend by defeating Carrie McLean of Auchinleck 21 - 19 in Round 2 and Morgan Williams of Stirling 21- 0 in the quarter final. Kimberly will be playing in the semi-final against Dawn Anderson of Auchinleck at Auchinleck on Saturday the 4th of January. Gents  - First round - Jack Cook (Falkirk) 11 Stephen Lowrie jnr (Glasgow) 21.

Senior gents friendly away to Stirling - Stirling 80 Falkirk 89 . Stirling skips first - J. Binnie 11 G. Newby 27, D. McCormick 27 W. Craigie 11,B. Stillie 14 P. Cunningham 20, A. Young 12 A. Keddie 15, P. Black 16 S. Wardlaw 16.

 

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Ladies Singles Nationals at Aberdeen - first round - Sandra Craig (Falkirk) 10 Leanne Furye (Arbroath) 21.

Greengauge Scottish Gents League Premier A Division - an excellent away win for the gents at Fraserburgh. Fraserburgh 61 Falkirk 90. Fraserburgh skips first - R.F. Clark 15 S. Thomson 27,D. Murray 15 G. Hutchison 19, G. Massie 18 G. Flynn 20, S. Murray 13 M. McCalley 24.

Scottish Senior Gents League East B Section - Headwell 74 Falkirk 51. Headwell skips first - R. McLaughlan 26 A. Fletcher 5, I. Harvey 9 A. Keddie 19, D. Waite 18 W. Craigie 16, E. Cathcart 21 G. Newby 11.

Scottish Senior Gents Nationals - a successful  weekend for the senior gents with all players reaching the last sixteen stage of their respective competitions. Singles First Round at Whiteinch - Zander Ness (Falkirk) 21 Cumbernauld 10. Pairs Preliminary round at Coatbridge - N. Bruce and W. Craigie (Falkirk) 22 Cowal 9, First round Falkirk 18 West of Scotland 10. Triples first round at Coatbridge - N. Lewis, A. Fletcher and G. Newby 20 Dumbarton 9. The second round for all the teams will be played at Coatbridge on Sunday 26th January. The senior gents also enjoyed a friendly match last Wednesday away to East Kilbride.

On the domestic front the Friday Night Falkirk Finest Fours competition involving a number of outdoor local clubs  generously  sponsored by Donald Cowan has got off to a very good start. Last Saturday the club also had its first Bounce game and High Tea event for visitors and members which was a great success.Anyone who is interested in having a go at this sport would be most welcome at our coaching session held every Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Shoes and bowls can be provided. Similarly the club is open to Juniors at 10am on a Saturday morning.

 

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Ladies West Premier Division - Falkirk 59  Glasgow 67.Falkirk skips first - L. Crate 17 L. Cameron 28,P. Johnston 22 N. Docherty 19,K. Dodds  20 J. Marshall  20.

Gents Premier Division A League Ardrossan 80 Falkirk 68. Ardrossan skips first -  S Wilson 26 G Crosbie 11,J Carswell 13 G Flynn 20,J Montgomery 20 S Allan 16, M Williamson 21 S Glen 21.

Senior Gents League East Section B - Falkirk 83 Teviotdale 43.Falkirk Skips first - G. Newby 12 A. Flockhart 14, A. Keddie 27 K. McCredie 7, A. Fletcher 21 G. Brownlee 11, W. Craigie 23 A. Waugh 11.

Indoor Bowling for Juniors - Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club which is based in Camelon provides coaching for Juniors every Saturday morning at 10-12 noon. Bowls and bowling shoes are provided by the club.Parents who bring their children along to try out this sport  are made most welcome. Expert coaching is provided in a fun loving atmosphere. Any adult who may be interested in playing the game are welcome to come along and have a try on a Tuesday night when coaching is available.




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Indoor Bowling for Juniors - Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club which is based in Camelon provides coaching for Juniors every Saturday morning at 10-12noon. Bowls and bowling shoes are provided by the club.Parents who bring their children along to try out this sport  are made most welcome. Expert coaching is provided in a fun loving atmosphere.

Gents National Singles 2019/20 -  Our own Martin McCalley of Falkirk won all of his 4 games to make to it through to the Semi Final stage of the competition.

Scottish Masters Gents Singles - congratulations to Kris Ritchie of Falkirk who last Saturday won the SIBA Scottish Masters East Qualifier Final against Stuart Pagan of Abbeyview. Kris will now compete in The Scottish Masters Finals Day which will take place on Sunday 17th November,2019 at Glasgow IBC.

Senior Gents Section - entries for the KO ties are required by the 1st October. They include The Billy Buchanan Singles (for non trophy winners),The  Walter Falconer Handicap Singles, The Single Sets and the Four Bowl Pairs.Entry forms are at the office.Last week the seniors successfully started off the season with two friendly matches against East Kilbride and West Lothian.