INNELLAN BOWLING AND TENNIS CLUB

Bowling Section


Innellan Bowling and Tennis Club aim to provide members with a full Calendar of Bowling events throughout the season commencing on Opening Day through to Closing Day in September. These are made up of a full cross section of games including:

Ladies and Gents Competitions: - all members being able to play at any time of day throughout the week except some Thursday evenings when Gents Hyslop League and Ladies Triples League teams have home matches. There is also a Seniors Mixed Triples League with games being played every second Tuesday morning commencing June. See Events Calendar for dates when home league matches are scheduled.

Championship Singles, President’s Trophy, Vice President’s Trophy, Secretary’s Plate, Gents Pairs, Ladies Pairs, Mixed Pairs competitions - these run throughout the season with Finals Day at the beginning of September.

The Club also hosts one day events either on a Saturday or Sunday throughout the season these include a Gents Open Pairs; Gents’ Open Triples; Mixed Rinks; Ladies Day and an annual Friendly Challenge Match against Colintraive BC.

In addition wappenschaws are held on Tuesday evenings (6.45pm start) and Wednesday afternoon (2.00pm start). On Tuesday evenings teams are made up from a ballot of members drawn on the night and play for points throughout the season with the player having the highest number of points at the end of the season being declared the winner. On Wednesday afternoons teams are similarly drawn from a ballot of members but no points are awarded.


Enjoying Innellan Green

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR FORTHCOMING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON


BOWLS SCOTLAND TIES

Congratulations to Myra Campbell on making it through to the District Finals of the Ladies Singles Bowls Scotland Championships. Myra will be playing her District Final at Rothesay on Sunday 18 June and we wish her every success in her attempt to reach the national finals at Ayr.
Unfortunately our other remaining representatives in the various Bowls Scotland Championship competitions failed to make it to the District Finals but we are grateful for their efforts and for representing the club. There is always next year.


THE OSBORNE TROPHY MIXED TRIPLES

Seventeen triples from Colintraive, Dunoon Argyll, Kirn & Hunter’s Quay, Rothesay and the host club were joined by friends from Bishopton making a welcome first visit to Innellan, to compete for The Osborne Trophy on Saturday 10 June. Despite there having been rain for the best part of the preceding twenty four hours, play got under way with three sections of six teams playing five games of five ends. The winners of each section were joined by the highest runner up overall in the semi final.

The semi finalists were Craig and Ann Margaret Houston and Dougie Black (Dunoon Argyll); Lillian and Roddy McDonald and Stewart McInness (Innellan & Kirn & Hunter’s Quay); Vanda and Andy Brown and Tommy Morrow (Innellan) and Ian and Dot McGrouther and Myra Campbell (Innellan).
Stewart McInness triple took a distinctive lead over Tommy Morrow’s triple to take their place in the final. Dougie Black and Ian McGrouther’s triples had a tighter game with Ian McGrouther’s triple making it to the final.

Ian McGrouther’s triple made the better start to the final and seemed to find the green that bit better. Despite a valiant effort by Stewart McInnes triple to get back into the match The Osborne Trophy went to Ian McGrouther, Dot McGrouther and Myra Campbell. Congratulations to them and thanks to all who took part on the day.

The Osborne Trophy and prizes were presented by Peter Ramsay of The Osborne who sponsored the competition and provided a delicious buffet.

President Jim Elsby thanked Peter Ramsay and Elliot Scholes of The Osborne for their support and continued sponsorship as without them and our other sponsors the club would find it difficult to continue. He also thanked the ladies who provided the soup and sandwich lunch, Carrie O’Brien and her helpers behind the bar and Archie Tait for organising the draw and maintaining the score board as well as all who had taken part as without them the day would not be possible. He also congratulated all bowlers who had qualified for the next round of the Bowls Scotland Championships and wished them well in their forthcoming ties.


BOWLS SCOTLAND TIES

Bowls Scotland ties have been played over the past few weeks and our ladies and gents are, so far, doing quite well. Those through to the semi finals weekend of 11 June are:-

Gent's 4s Tommy Morrow, Nigel Potts, Tam MacDonald & Dougie Lauffer

Gent's Triples Tommy McDonagh, Craig McDonagh & Dougie Cuninghame

Ladies Pairs Eileen Brand & Dorothy McGrouther

Ladies Singles Myra Campbell

We wish them all well in their respective matches on Sunday (& Monday). The 4's are playing on Monday evening at Upper Cowal if anyone would like to go along and give their support. The others are playing in the Inverclyde area.

Well done to all our ladies and gents who played in the Scottish ties, some being very unlucky to lose by a single shot.


GEORGE CAMERON MEMORIAL QUAICH GENT's TRIPLES

The Club will host this competition on Saturday 24 June - entries will close on Monday 19 June. There is a sheet for names in the Clubhouse.

This tournament will be sponsored by Nan & Jim Cook and Dougie Cuninghame to whom go our grateful thanks for their continued support to the club.


INTERNAL CLUB COMPETITION TIES

Several members have made a start to playing their club competition ties. This is just a reminder to others to check the board and/or the website for progress and to ensure you meet the deadline dates for each round.

If you think you will have a problem playing your tie before the deadline, please contact Tommy McDonagh or Ian McGrouther to discuss.

Good luck to everyone.


NEIL MCCORMICK TRIPLES


McCormick Trophy Winners 2017 - Lynn Lauffer, Ian McGrouther and Irene McDonald

19 members took part in the annual balloted mixed triples for the Neil McCormick Trophy on Saturday 20th May.

The weather didn't look too promising in the morning, but as so often happens, Innellan seemed to miss the heavy showers experienced by bowlers in other parts of Cowal. Although it was a little cold to begin with, the sun came out & it turned into a really nice afternoon.

It was good to have Isabel McGillivray on the green too.

The winners, after a photo finish, were Irene McDonald, Lynn Lauffer & Ian McGrouther. Congratulations to them & to all who took part.

Members then enjoyed suppers of their choice, delivered by Anselmo's.

All in all a very pleasant way to finish off our day. Thanks to everyone who helped on the day.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

An EGM will be held in the Clubhouse on Monday 03 April at 7.30pm.

The reason for this EGM is to appoint a new Club President and Vice President.

As you all know, President David is moving out of the area but none of us thought it would have been so soon. The house went on the market two weeks ago and it was sold to the first viewer. Many folks' dream but it has all come a bit quicker than expected for Jean and David.

As they will be moving at the beginning of May, President David and Committee felt it would be better for the Club to hold an EGM sooner rather than later.

This will also give David and Jean a bit more time to see to the hundred and one things they have to attend to before moving.

President David will be there to help the new President through his/her first few weeks and the remainder of Committee will also assist when necessary.

We are also looking to appoint a new Vice President as Craig McDonagh has had to step down due to personal reasons.

I hope as many of the members as possible will attend the EGM. If you can't attend and you would like to propose someone, or be happy to be nominated yourself, please put this in writing to the Secretary prior to the meeting.

Changing days for our wee Club but I'm sure it will all work out well in the end.

Myra
Secretary


BOWLING MEETING

The Committee proposes to hold the Bowling Meeting on Monday 03 April following the EGM.

It would be great if as many bowlers as possible could stay behind for this meeting.

Thank you.

Myra
Secretary


COWAL BOWLING CLUBS OPENING DAYS

These are the dates for the Openings of all Cowal Clubs for 2017:

SATURDAY 01 APRIL - ARDENTINNY

SUNDAY 02 APRIL - KIRN & HUNTER'S QUAY

SATURDAY 08 APRIL - DUNOON ARGYLL BC

SUNDAY 09 APRIL - BOGLEHA BC

SATURDAY 15 APRIL - INNELLAN BC

SATURDAY 22 APRIL - UPPER COWAL BC (tbc)



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