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Congratulations to Kimberley Dodds who has been selected for the International Ladies Team which will represent Scotland at Falcon IBC near Chelmsford from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March, 2019.

Ladies National Triples – well done to the Falkirk triples team of Sandra Craig,Alison Bradford and Pat Johnston who defeated West Lothian 15 - 13 at Abbeyview in the preliminary round but were unfortunately beaten by Glasgow in the next round 18 - 13.

Gents National Triples – very hard luck to the Falkirk triples team Ross Crawford, Alistair Penn and John McHutchison who were defeated by just one shot in the preliminary round by Berwickshire (19-18) at Abbeyview.

Congratulations to Steven Allan, Gary Hutchison, Martin McCalley and John McHutchison on being selected for the Gents International Trial to be played at Auchinleck on the 16th December.

Senior Gents league – The senior gents had a disappointing defeat away to East Fife . East Fife 79 Falkirk 52. East Fife skips first - I. Moir 19 A. Fletcher 19, J. Grieve 17 L. Ramsay 14, A. Hunter 19 G. Newby 7, T. Ford 24 P. Cunningham 12.

Would senior gents note that entries for the singles championship, triples and rinks have to be submitted by the 20th December.

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Ladies Section - congratulations to Kimberley Dodds on gaining selection for the SIBA Ladies Scottish Under 25 International team which will represent Scotland at the BIWIBC Under 25 International series to be held at Belfast IBC on the 9th and 10th February,2019. The team manager is Vicki Leishman who is a very accomplished indoor and outdoor bowler from Falkirk.Best of luck to Sandra Craig, Alison Bradford and Pat Johnston who compete against West Lothian  in the preliminary round of the Scottish Ladies National Triples at Abbeyview on Saturday 8th December, 9:30am .

Gents Premier League - another excellent victory for the gents away to Aberdeen. Aberdeen 63 Falkirk 85. Aberdeen skips first - S. Thomson 16 M. McCalley 25, E. Gallan 19 J. McHutchison 15, G. Forbes 13 G. Flynn 23, K. Purdie 15 S. Glen 22. Best of luck to Ross Crawford, Alistair Penn and John McHutchison who compete against Berwickshire in the preliminary round of the Scottish Gents National Triples at Abbeyview on Saturday 8th December, 9:30am.

Gents Senior Section East League - the senior gents team who were 20 odd shots down at one stage in this home game had a remarkable come back to win the match by just one shot.Falkirk skips first - W. Craigie 25 J. Wilson 4, G. Newby 8 A. Bernard 13, A. Fletcher 13 T. Hutchison 18, L. Ramsay 8 L. Kerr 13.Falkirk 56 Abbeyview 55.

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Ladies West Premier League - the ladies were defeated away to the West of Scotland 67- 48. West of Scotland skips first - R Sinclair 21 P Johnston 19, A Christie 30 K Dodds 13, A McCormick 16 S Black 16.

Gents Premier League - a superb win by the gents in a top of the table clash at home to the West of Scotland 89 - 66. Falkirk skips first - S Glen 18 G McDougall 19, S Allan 18 J Ross 22, G Flynn 25 S O'Donnell 14, M McCalley 28 G Gwynn 11.

Senior National Four Bowl Pairs  - Second round at Dumbarton - unfortunately Zander Ness and Jim Vallance were beaten 13-9 by Coatbridge who went on to qualify for the semi-finals.

Senior Gents League - an excellent away win for the senior gents. Headwell 54 Falkirk 63.Headwell skips first - D Waite 25 G Newby 6, I Harley15 L Ramsay 14, J Marshall 8 A Fletcher 20, E Cathcart 6 W Craigie 23.

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Ladies and Gents National Fours at Inverclyde -  the ladies team of Violet Smith, Elizabeth Simpson, Alison Bradford and Pat Johnston were defeated by  Paisley in the preliminary round (26 - 16). The gents team of Chris McGready, Chris Scott, Steven Glen and Steven Allan had a good win against Balbardie in the preliminary round 24 - 11 but unfortunately lost to a strong East Lothian team of Jamie Higgins, Stuart Kennedy, Derek Oliver and Billy Mellors in the next round 19 - 16.

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Ladies West Premier League - the ladies had a narrow home victory against Fintry. Falkirk skips first - S Black 22 V Sneddon 18, M Burt 20 M McGowan 15, P Johnston 14 L McGowan 20 .Falkirk 56 Fintry 53.

Senior Ladies Nationals at Whiteinch - congratulations to Linda Crate who defeated the home based player Nancy Martin 21-20 in the first round. Linda plays Lanarkshire in the next round on Sunday 27th January at Whiteinch. Congratulations to Ann Paterson and Seona Black who have progressed to the second round in the ladies pairs after an excellent victory over Fintry (26-4).They will play Lanarkshire at Whiteinch on Sunday 27th January.

Gents Premier League - an excellent away win for the Gents at Elgin by just 4 shots keeping Falkirk joint top of the league on points but ahead on shots of West of Scotland who they play at home on Saturday 24th November. Elgin 77 Falkirk 81.Elgin skips first - M Thurston 13 M McCalley 29, G Donaldson 17 J McHutchison 17, M Junor 28 G Flynn 13, A Barker 19 S Glen 22.

Senior Gents League - Alloa were worthy winners in a top of the table match at home to Falkirk. Alloa skips first - J Budge 16 G Newby 10, B Rattray 20 A Fletcher 9, R Erskine 22 L Ramsay 12, N Kyle 23 W Craigie 6. Alloa 81 Falkirk 37. 

Senior Gents Nationals at Whiteinch - the fours team of N Bruce, N  Lewis, L Ramsay and W Craigie were beaten 15 - 11 by Cumbernauld In the preliminary round.




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Ladies ICL West Premier Division - Falkirk  sustained their first defeat of the season away to Glasgow by 68 shots to 50. Glasgow skips first - J Marshall 20 P Johnston 17, N Docherty 30 S Black 14, L Cameron 18 M Burt 19.

Ladies National Junior Singles at Falkirk - many congratulations to Kimberley Dodds who has reached the semi- final stage of this competition with excellent wins over Lindsay Petrie of Elgin (21-3), Ellie Borthwick of Midlothian (21-6) and Gemma Forrester of Abbeyview in the quarter final (21 - 14).Kimberley will play Eildh Weir of Alloa in the semi-final on Saturday 5th January,2019 at Midlothian.

Gents National Junior Singles at Falkirk - unfortunately Jack Cook was beaten 21 - 12 by Jack Small of Abbeyview in the preliminary round.

Senior Gents League - the seniors had a very good home win against Stirling 58 - 45 which puts them equal on points with top of the table Alloa who they play away from home in their next game. Falkirk skips first - P Cunningham 17 B Stillie 10, A Fletcher 15 I Gillies 14, G Newby 12 P Black 10, W Craigie 14 D McCormick 11.

On Sunday the 28th October the club hosted the touring Thornaby Indoor Bowling club from the Middlesbrough area  in a friendly match which was enjoyed by all.

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Ladies National Singles at Glasgow Indoor - Kimberly Dodds got off to a great start  by defeating Margaret Ronald of Paisley in the first round 21 - 7.In the second round Kimberly had a convincing win 21 -9  against Morag Jones of Dundee which took her into the quarter final versus Melanie Darroch of Elgin.Although Kimberly had built up a substantial lead Melanie fought back to make the score 19 all. Unfortunately Kimberly, needing one shot to win the match, was beaten 21 - 20 by Melanie who picked up a 2 at what turned out to be the last end.

Gents Premier League - another good result for the gents with a home win over Lanarkshire which maintains their position at top of the league with a shots advantage over second place West of Scotland. Falkirk 85 Lanarkshire 68. Falkirk skips first - S Allan 29 R Grant 13, S Glen 17 R Gordon 21, M McCalley 28 S Hume 14, G Flynn 11 J Simpson 20. Scottish Masters at Glasgow Indoor - Unfortunately Martin McCalley lost in a tie break against Jason Banks of Garioch in the last 16.The finalists in this competition are Keiran Clinton of East Kilbride and Colin Walker of Midlothian.

Senior Gents - an excellent away win against Fintry puts the Falkirk team into 2nd place in the league.Fintry 56 Falkirk 65. Fintry skips first - R Newlands 17 G Newby 15, B Cooke 15 W Craigie 9, D Buchanan 8 L Ramsay 21, A Sneddon 16 A Fletcher 20.Senior Nationals - congratulations to Zander Ness and Jim Vallance who have progressed to the last 16 of the Four Bowl Pairs at Dumbarton with wins over Glasgow (15-13) and Allander (17-14).At the same venue  Bill Craigie defeated Cowal in the Singles but lost in the next round to home player Brian Neeson of Dumbarton. At Allander the triples team of Norman Bruce,Ian Donaldson and George Newby lost to Alloa in the preliminary round (14-8).

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Ladies League - Another good win for the ladies at home to Coatbridge 64 - 59.Falkirk skips first - M Burt 23 J Kyle 21, P Johnston 18 C Condy 16 and S Black 23 M Buchanan 22.

National Ladies Two Bowl Pairs - congratulations to Nicola Orr and Kimberly Dodds who have progressed to the semi final by defeating Allander in the first round,Whiteinch in the second round and West of Scotland in the quarter final which went to a tie break at Whiteinch Indoor Bowling club. They will play Auchinleck in the semi final on the 5th January,2019. Here’s hoping that Kimberly maintains her winning ways in the National ladies singles at Glasgow Indoor on Saturday 27th October at 12 noon.

Gents Premier League - a hard fought battle but nevertheless a well deserved away win for the gents against local rivals West Lothian . West Lothian 82 Falkirk 88. West Lothian skips first - N Spiers 18 G Flynn 26, C Moss 18 M McCalley 19, M Allison 16 S Allan 31, J Spiers 30 S Glen 12.

National Gents Two Bowl Pairs  - unfortunately Darren Cooper and Steven Allan were beaten  in a tie break in the first round by Cowal at Whiteinch.

Senior Gents League - an excellent home win for the seniors against East Fife who had been undefeated in their first 3 games of the season. Falkirk 79 East Fife 53. Falkirk skips first - G Newby 13 T Ford 24, A Fletcher 38 A Hunter 4, L Ramsay 15 J Grieve 13, W Craigie 13 I Moir 12. Scottish Senior Nationals - best of luck to A Ness and J Vallance in the 4 Bowl Pairs and W Craigie in the singles.They play  at Dumbarton on Sunday  28th October at 10am and similarly to N Bruce, I Donaldson and G Newby who play  in the Senior National Triples at Allander on the same day at 10am.

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Gents Premier A League - the gents made a good start to the season with an excellent win at home to Aberdeen. Falkirk skips first - G Flynn 20 S Thomson 17, S Allan 26 K Pirie 10, M McCalley 25 G Forbes 11, S Glen 18 A Thomson 22. Falkirk 89 Aberdeen 60. The next game for the gents is away to West Lothian on Saturday 20th October. On the same date the ladies are at home to Coatbridge.

Senior Gents League - Abbeyview 76 Falkirk 49. Abbeyview skips first - A Bernard 13 A Fletcher 16, L Kerr 24 L Ramsay 11, J Morrison 14 G Newby 14, J Wilson 25 W Craigie 8. Back up team R Brown 15 J Nisbet 12.


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Ladies - Scottish West  League  -  Premier Division  - the Falkirk ladies had a marvellous win against West of Scotland. They were 6 down with one end to go and  Seona Black got a six,Margaret Burt a two  and Pat Johnston a one to win by 65 shots to 62. Falkirk skips first - S Black 19 A McCormack 30, M Burt 25 A Christie 15, P Johnston 21 R Sinclair 17.Ladies Scottish Masters at Ardrossan - Congratulations to Kimberly Dodds who defeated Lorna Cameron of Glasgow by 2 sets to 1 to reach the semi-final against Carla Banks of Inverurie who defeated Kimberly by 2 sets to nil.

Gents  National Singles at Ardrossan - Congratulations to Steven Glen who got to the last 16 by defeating Thomas Clark  Jr of Whiteinch 21 -10. Unfortunately  Steven lost to Graeme Forsyth of Berwickshire in the next round 21-17.

Senior Gents - the senior gents had a good start to the season with a fine win at home against Headwell. Falkirk 80 Headwell 50.Falkirk skips first - G Newby 13 R McGlauchlin 10,  L Ramsay 19 J Marshall 16, A Fletcher 26 D Waite 7, W Craigie 22  E Cathcart 17.