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We still have a few places available for the Friday evening Donald Cowan Perfect Pairs league. The entry fee is £20.00 per team. We have extended the closing date until Thursday 29th October, and the league will begin on Friday 6th November providing Scottish Government guidance allows.
 
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Announcement 09.10.2020

As per the Scottish Government announcement of 07.10.2020, the club will close today until 26.10.2020, or until guidelines state that indoor bowling centres can reopen. 

Take care, all. 


Falkirk Indoor News 08.03.20

Gents Henselite Scottish Cup Quarter Final at East Kilbride - an excellent win for Falkirk over Glasgow by 10 pts to 0. Falkirk skips first:

G. Malcolmson 24 8 G. McCartney
M. McCalley 25  8 J. Allan
G. Wilson 17 13 D. Eliot
G. Flynn 23 19 J. Boyd

The Gents can now look forward to the semi-final against Aberdeen on the 21st March at a venue still to be decided. The other semi-final is between East Lothian and Blantyre.

Ladies International Series  2020 at Llanelli - congratulations to Kimberly Dodds who participated in all 3 games over the weekend. Although Scotland had a great start with a good win over Ireland and lost by only 3 shots to Wales they still  had a chance of winning the series if they could defeat England by 20 shots. However England continued their great form and defeated Scotland by 125 shots to 90 to once again emerge as overall winners of the series having had excellent victories over Wales and Ireland as well.

Best of luck to Gary Hutchison and Martin McCalley who participate in the Gents Internationals at Llanelli beginning on Thursday 12th March.

The Donald Cowan Finest Fours League final was held on Friday 28th February. Congratulations to Adrian Bowling Club who were the winners, 2nd place went to A. Ness’s team and 3rd were Burnhead Bowling Club. Many thanks to Donald Cowan for his generous sponsorship of the event and a special thanks to all the outdoor clubs who participated. Falkirk Indoor club will be delighted if the clubs continue to participate in the competition next season and indeed any other outdoor clubs who are interested in playing next season would also be most welcome.

Headwell Team Championship - in defence of their trophy Falkirk had a good win over the hosts Headwell by 6pts to 4 in the first round. Falkirk skips first -

M. McCalley 27 18 C. Watson
L. Crate 23 13 K. Cullinan
C. McGready 12 16 G. Martin
A. Fletcher 19 20 E. Cathcart

Falkirk 81 Headwell 67. 


Falkirk Indoor News 02.03.20

Ladies Scottish Cup Second round at West Lothian - Falkirk (51) 2pts  Glasgow (81) 8pts - Falkirk skips first -  P. Johnston 18 L. Cameron 21, M. Burt 9 N. Docherty 23, L. Crate 4 J. Marshall 25.

Gents Scottish Cup Quarter Final at  East Kilbride - the gents play Glasgow on Saturday 7th March at 2pm.

Senior SIBA  Nationals Finals at Abbeyview - in spite of their good start  in the ladies pairs semi-final Alison Bradford and Pat Johnston were unfortunately defeated by the Turriff pair of F. Thomson and L. Ronald by 20 shots to 12.In the ladies singles semi-final Linda Crate and Cecelia Smith of East Fife stood toe to toe throughout their 24 end dual with never a few shots the difference throughout with Cecelia emerging as winner by 21 shots to 19. Congratulations to Norman Bruce and Bill Craigie who became the SIBA Gents Senior Pairs Winners for 2019-20 after 2 gruelling matches. In the semi-final against Aberdeen Falkirk established a 14-7 lead only to lose 7 shots over the next 3 ends. The last end was a tense affair with the Falkirk pair managing to gain the shot with only 2 bowls to play. The Aberdeen skip played a running shot,came off a side bowl and finished 2 inches further away from the jack than the Falkirk winning bowl. Falkirk 15 Aberdeen 14. In the final against Duncan Kay and Jim Fleming of Auchinleck Falkirk were 13-6 up, only to lose (yet again) 7 shots over the next 3 ends. With the score at 13 all and only 2 ends to play Falkirk managed to get a single shot at the penultimate end (with no slithers!) and at the last end with Falkirk lying two shots very close to the jack the Auchinleck skip with his third bowl played an excellent running bowl in an attempt  to move the jack to their back bowls,but unfortunately for them the jack sprung forward from a (strategically) placed Falkirk back bowl to two Falkirk bowls. Falkirk tried in vain to cover Auchinleck's back bowls and fortunately for Falkirk Auchinlecks attempt to move the jack with their last bowl was just wide.Falkirk 16 Auchinleck 13.The Falkirk players would like to thank the Falkirk supporters  albeit a very few compared to other clubs, who made the effort to support them over the weekend and indeed in the prior rounds.


Falkirk Indoor News 17.02.20

Ladies Cup at Cumbernauld  - Falkirk 6 pts Stirling 4. 

Falkirk skips were Pat Johnston, Margaret Burt, Nicola Orr and Linda Crate.

Gents Henselite Scottish Cup at West of Scotland - Falkirk 85 Lanarkshire 69. Falkirk skips first -Gary Flynn 23  John Simpson 12,Garry Wilson 28 Robert Gordon 19,Gary Malcolmson 19 John McHutchison 19, Martin McCalley 15  Robert Grant 19.Falkirk won 8 pts to 2  and now meet Glasgow in the Quarter final at a venue yet to be established. 

Team Championship v Glasgow at Cumbernauld - Singles Falkirk 21 Glasgow 12, Pairs - Falkirk 22 Glasgow 18, Triples - Falkirk 12 Glasgow 18, Rinks -  Falkirk 22  Glasgow 15. Falkirk 77  (8 Pts) Glasgow 63 (2pts). Falkirk will now play the holders Blantyre in the semi-final  at Auchinleck on the 22nd of March when a revised Falkirk team will need to be fielded due to other competitions on the same day. 

Senior Gents Scottish Cup 1st Round at Cumbernauld - in a very close encounter which resulted in 4 pts for  each team Dumbarton were the victors by virtue of an overall 4 shot advantage. Dumbarton skips first - S. Banks 17 W. Craigie 12, B. Weir 12 A. Keddie 20, C. Cassidy 22 A. Fletcher 12, B. Neeson 11 G. Newby 14. Dumbarton 62 Falkirk 58.


Falkirk Indoor News 10.02.20

Gents KO Cup - the gents had an excellent victory over West of Scotland at Cumbernauld in the first round with a number of their established players absent.Falkirk 8 West of Scotland 2. Falkirk skips first - S. Thomson 28 G. Brooks 10, G. Wilson 23 G. Gwynne 21, G. Flynn 12 J. Ross 21, G. Malcolmson 18 G. McDougall 17 making the final score 81- 69. In the next round Falkirk will play against Lanarkshire on Saturday 15th February at West of Scotland IBC.

In the Under 35 Cup Falkirk were beaten by Headwell at West Lothian 8 - 2 in the second round.

National Team Championship - in the second round Falkirk continued their good run by defeating Fintry at West of Scotland Indoor Club by 6pts(72) to 4(58). Singles - C. McGready 21 M. Taylor 7.Pairs - C. Williamson and R. Crawford 16 M. Gordon and R. Newlands 18. Triples - L. Crate, A. Ness and W. Craigie15 D. Gourlay,C. Robertson and D. Kelly 18. Fours - J. Cook, A. Bradford, P. Johnston and G. Stirling 20 E. Brown, A. McKay, M. Everett and D. Buchanan 15. In the quarter final they will play Glasgow at Cumbernauld on Sunday 16th February at 2pm.

Ladies BIIBC Under 25 International Series at Arbroath and District IBC on 8th and 9th February - congratulations to Kimberly Dodds who played at 3rd in all three games in the series.The Scotland team had good wins against Ireland and Wales but ended with a disappointing defeat by England who won the series with Scotland being runners up.

Senior Nationals - congratulations to Linda Crate on reaching the semi-final stages of the Senior Ladies Singles with wins over Pat Casey of Cumbernauld (21-8) and Carol Condy of Coatbridge (21- 18) at Glasgow Indoor last weekend. Congratulations to the Falkirk Pairs team of Alison Bradford and Pat Johnston who have also reached the semi-final stages with wins over Coatbridge (18-16) and Whiteinch (16-9) at Glasgow Indoor. This means that Falkirk will be well represented at the Finals weekend at Abbeyview on Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March. The draws for the Falkirk teams are as follows - Gents Pairs semi-final Saturday 29th Feb at 10am - Falkirk (N. Bruce,W. Craigie) v Aberdeen (A. Hughson, A. Baddenoch). Ladies Pairs semi-final Saturday 29th February at 2pm - Turriff (F. Thomson, L. Ronald) v Falkirk (A.Bradford, P. Johnston). Ladies Singles semi-final Sunday 1st March at 10am - Falkirk (L. Crate) v East Fife(C. Smith).


Falkirk Indoor News 07.02.20

Senior Nationals - congratulations to Linda Crate on reaching the semi-final stages of the Senior Ladies Singles with wins over Pat Casey of Cumbernauld (21-8) and Carol Condy of Coatbridge (21- 18) at Glasgow Indoor last weekend. Congratulations to the Falkirk Pairs team of Alison Bradford and Pat Johnston who have also reached the semi-final stages with wins over Coatbridge (18-16) and Whiteinch (16-9) at Glasgow Indoor. This means that Falkirk will be well represented at the Finals weekend at Abbeyview on Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March. The draws for the Falkirk teams are as follows - Gents Pairs semi-final Saturday 29th Feb at 10am - Falkirk (N. Bruce,W. Craigie) v Aberdeen (A. Hughson, A. Baddenoch). Ladies Pairs semi-final Saturday 29th February at 2pm - Turriff (F. Thomson, L. Ronald) v Falkirk (A.Bradford, P. Johnston). Ladies Singles semi-final Sunday 1st March at 10am - Falkirk (L. Crate) v East Fife(C. Smith).


Falkirk Indoor News 27.01.20

Greengauge Scottish Gents League Premier A Division - the gents finished the season in 3rd place with an excellent win over West of Scotland keeping them in the Premier league for next season. West of Scotland 64  Falkirk 81 - West of Scotland skips first - J. Ross 14 M McCalley 20, G. McDougal 17 G. Flynn 26 , G. Brooks 17 G. Wilson 18, D. Greig 16 G. Malcolmson 17. 

Senior Gents Nationals at Coatbridge - in the last sixteen Zander Ness put up a good fight in his singles game against Danny McCormack of Stirling  going down by 21 shots to 17.The triples team of N. Lewis, A. Fletcher and G. Newby reached the last eight with a good win over Glasgow 16 - 6.Unfortunately in the quarter final against the home team of Coatbridge they were defeated by 1 shot in spite of being 1 shot up with one end to play.Falkirk 10 Coatbridge 11. Congratulations to Norman Bruce and Bill Craigie who made it to the semi-finals in the Pairs with wins over Cumbernauld 18 -13 and Glasgow 19 - 6.They will now play against Aberdeen at Abbeyview on Saturday 29th February.The other pairs qualifiers are Midlothian and Auchinleck.


Falkirk Indoor News 20.01.20

Ladies ICL Premier West League -   Falkirk 35 Coatbridge 88 - Falkirk skips first -   L. Crate 21 M. Buchanan 18, P. Johnston 9  C. Condy 35, K. Dodds 5 J. Kyle 35.

Greengauge Scottish Gents League Premier A Division - West Lothian 101 Falkirk 56 - West Lothian skips first - M Allison 27 M McCalley 6,  C Logan 22 G Flynn 18 , T Mann 34 S Thomson 15 , N Speirs 18 G Wilson 17.

Team Championship KO Round 1 at Fintry - Singles - C. McGready 21 P. Murray 17.Pairs - M. McCalley 20 D. Galtrie 15. Triples - R.Crawford 23 D. Hearson 19. Fours - G. Stirling 13 C. Taggert 22. Falkirk 6 pts 77 shots Whiteinch 2 pts 73 shots. Falkirk play Fintry at West of Scotland in the next round on Sunday 9th February. 

Senior Gents Top 6 - Unfortunately the Falkirk team who were last years winners were knocked out by a strong Lanarkshire team in the first round by 4pts to 2 in spite of a great win by George Newby in the singles against Sandy Syme a former Gents Singles and Triples National winner. G. Newby 19 S. Syme 18. Pairs - A. Ness and A. Fletcher 3 H. Bell and H. Smith 28.Triples - N. Bruce ,N. Lewis and W. Craigie 7 G. Cadzow, W. McEwen and G. Prosser 9.


Falkirk Indoor News 13.01.20

Ladies ICL Premier West League -  East Kilbride 55 Falkirk 46 . East Kilbride skips first - L. Hall 18 L. Crate 18 , G. Notman  22 M. Burt 8, J. Bray 15  P. Johnston  20 .

Greengauge Scottish Gents League Premier A Division - the gents guaranteed their place in next season’s premier league with a fine home win over Fraserburgh .Falkirk 120 Fraserburgh 55. Falkirk skips first -  M. McCalley 39 D Leel 11, S Thomson 25 S Massie15, S Wilson 27 B Buchan 16 , G Hutchison 29 R Clark 23.

Senior Gents League East Section B - the senior gents  lost to the league winners East Lothian by 13 shots, the highlight of the game being a win for Alan Keddie’s team over Willie Wood MBE.Falkirk finished in third place in the league. East Lothian 70 Falkirk 57.East Lothian skips first - T. Young 13 G. Newby 12, W. Craigie 13 A. Burt 21,  A. Fletcher 14 G. Robertson 19, A. Keddie 18 W. Wood MBE 17. The back up team skipped by J. B. Muir had an excellent win over R. Douglas 18-13 to clinch 3rd place in the Fifth Rink league.

National Team Championship - Falkirk had a good start in the preliminary round of this competition with a 6 - 4 victory over Cowal at Whiteinch.Singles - R. Crawford 14 A. Kennedy 21, Pairs - C. Williamson and C. McGready 25 H. McVicar and K. Campbell 14.Triples - L. Crate, A. Ness and W. Craigie 14 B. Ferguson, E. Wallace and A. Scott 18.Fours - J. Cook,A. Bradford, P. Johnston and G. Stirling 36 C. Morrison, M. Watt, G. Morrison and J. Reid 6.Their next opponents are Whiteinch at Fintry on Sunday 19th January at 2pm.

National Singles - Unfortunately Kimberly Dodds and Martin McCalley were both knocked out at the semi-final stage of their respective competitions at Auchinleck.Dawn Anderson of Auchinleck 21 Kimberly Dodds 17. Colin Walker of Midlothian 21 Martin McCalley 12. However they will be looking forward to competing for their country in the forthcoming Internationals.Kimberly is in the Scottish Ladies Under 25 team for the International Series at Arbroath and also in the Scottish Ladies team competing in the Ladies BIIBC International Series at Llanelli. Martin is in the Scottish Gents team competing at Llanelli in the Gents BIIBC international Series along with Gary Hutchison of Falkirk.


Falkirk Indoor News 03.01.20

This weekend is very special for Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club as we have two representatives  participating in the Scottish National Championship finals at  Auchinleck Indoor Bowling Club.  In the Junior Ladies Singles semi-final Kimberly Dodds plays Dawn Anderson of Auchinleck  and in the Gents Singles semi-final Martin McCalley takes on Colin Walker of Midlothian. Both ties are due to be played on Saturday 4th January at 12:30pm. Good luck to you both from all at Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club.

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