INNELLAN BOWLING AND TENNIS CLUB

2018 Archive

Bowling Section

BOWLING PRIZE WINNERS

 
Ladies & Gents Bowling Champions   Shirley and Ernie with their loot
     
 
Gents Pairs Winners   Argyll & Bute Fours Winners

Ladies Champion: Lynn Lauffer, Runner Up: Vanda Brown
Gents Champion: Jim Elsby, Runner Up: Nigel Potts
Ladies Pairs: Vanda Brown & Myra Campbell, Runners Up: Charlie Weall & Lynn Lauffer
Gents Pairs: Sandy Jackson & Ernie Sykes, Runners Up: Tommy McDonagh & Jim Elsby
Mixed Pairs: Vanda & Andy Brown, Runners Up: Myra Campbell & Jim Elsby
Sykes Trophy: Lynn Lauffer, Runner Up: Charlie Weall
Secretary's Plate: Shirley Sykes, Runner Up: Vanda Brown
Matt Taylor Trophy: Andy Brown, Runner Up: Archie Tait
President's Trophy: Archie Tait, Runner Up: Dougie Lauffer
Vice Presidents Trophy: Ernie Sykes, Runner Up: Donnie Scott
Tuesday Wappenschaw: Peter Webster, Runner Up: Archie Tait
Neil NcCormick Trophy: Shirley Sykes, Bill Thom & Donnie Scott, Runners Up: Vanda Brown, Dougie Lauffer & Dougie Cuninghame
McLaren Rosebowl: Shirley Sykes Dougie Black & Bill Thom, Runners Up: Ann MacDonald, Donnie Scott & Ian McGrouther
Most Improved Beginner: David Ross
Open Tournaments:
Ladies Triples Innellan: Tracy Burns, Margaret Robinson & Linda Robertson
Dunoon Argyll Ladies Triples: Shirley, Elaine & Bridie
Mixed Triples Innellan: Myra Campbell, Tommy McDonagh & Jim Elsby
Open Pairs Innellan: Eileen Brand & Curly Black
Argyll & Bute 4's: Bill Thom, Archie Tait, Dougie Lauffer & Jim Elsby
Bowls Scotland District Finalists:
Mixed Pairs: Myra Campbell & Jim Elsby
Senior Singles: Myra Campbell


DONNIE GALBRAITH MEMORIAL TRIPLES AT COLINTRAIVE

4 triples from Innellan travelled to Colintraive BC on Sunday 23rd September to take part in the annual Donnie Galbraith Mixed Triples.

It was a day full of fun and enjoyment and the weather was very kind to us too.


Innellan winning Triple
 
Colintraive Winning Triple

The winning triple from Innellan was David Ross, Vanda Brown & Dave Singleton (Skip) & from Colintraive was Jean Currie, Roddy Black & Tam MacDonald (Skip).


Shield being presented to Colintraive's Nan Cook

The Club with the highest points & shots was Colintraive. The shield was presented to Nan Cook (sponsor) by Colintraive's President Curly Black.


Innellan Booby Prizewinners

The winners of the Booby prizes were Kathryn Ross, Ann MacDonald & Andy Brown(Skip)

Many thanks to Nan & Jim Cook for sponsoring this tournament & to our friends at Colintraive for their hospitality.

Looking forward to next year already.

Myra
Secretary


BOWLING FINALS COMPLETED


Finals Day 22nd September

We were pleased to have all our Finals completed over two days on Saturdays 15th & 22nd September respectively.

LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP - WINNER LYNN LAUFFER, RUNNER UP VANDA BROWN
GENTS CHAMPIONSHIP - WINNER JIM ELSBY, RUNNER UP NIGEL POTTS
MATT TAYLOR (MIXED SINGLES) - WINNER ANDY BROWN, RUNNER UP ARCHIE TAIT
SYKES TROPHY (LADIES SINGLES) - WINNER LYNN LAUFFER, RUNNER UP CHARLIE WEALL
SECRETARY'S PLATE (LADIES SINGLES) - WINNER SHIRLEY SYKES, RUNNER UP VANDA BROWN
VICE PRESIDENT TROPHY (GENTS SINGLES) - WINNER ERNIE SYKES, RUNNER UP DONNIE SCOTT
PRESIDENT'S CUP (GENTS SINGLES) - WINNER ARCHIE TAIT, RUNNER UP DONNIE SCOTT
LADIES PAIRS - WINNERS VANDA BROWN & MYRA CAMPBELL, RUNNERS UP LYNN LAUFFER & CHARLIE WEALL
GENTS PAIRS - WINNERS SANDY JACKSON & ERNIE SYKES, RUNNERS UP TOMMY MCDONAGH & JIM ELSBY

TUESDAY LEAGUE WAS WON BY PETER WEBSTER

Congratulations to the winners and runners up and a huge well done to all the others:

Myra
Secretary


Ladies Champion: Lynn Lauffer
&
Runner up: Vanda Brown
 
Ladies Champion: Lynn Lauffer & Gents Champion: Jim Elsby

LADIES' DAY, 9th SEPTEMBER 2018 - sponsored by McLay Glazing & Dougie Cuninghame

 
     
 
     
 

Well, I really don't know where to start because there are so many people to thank for making Innellan Ladies' Day such a success today.

First of all thank you to all 30 ladies who supported us today from Ardentinny, Colintraive, Dunoon Argyll, Kirn & HQ, Lochgoilhead and our own ladies.

Our men were fantastic, I must say, and nothing was too much bother. We couldn't have done it without their help. Thanks to Andrew who was our caterer today. I think he is a 'feeder' because he just provided so much food.

Thanks to Archie for the format today which kept us all wondering who had qualified.

Thanks to Jim James Elsby for officiating and keeping everyone in order and super thanks to our very well dressed barman Dave for keeping us all hydrated throughout the day.

Super super well done to Tracy Burns (Innellan) for being part of the winning triple with Margaret Robinson (Jim Robinson) (Ardentinny) and Linda Robertson (Kirn & HQ). Tracy is one of our new bowling members and she played so well.

Thanks to my team mates Jeanette Riley (Ardentinny) and Cecilia Ferguson (Lochgoilhead) for us reaching the final. It was a great day girls & well done Jeanette not winning the booby prize.

Congratulations to the third place team of Irene MacAllister (Lochgoilhead), Lorna Anderson (Kirn & HQ) and Shirley Sykes (Innellan).

The booby prize winners today were May Richmond (Ardentinny), Jane Campbell (aka The Bag Lady) (Dunoon Argyll) and Caroline Guichan (Kirn & HQ).

Special thanks to our sponsor today who was Jake McLay and to our own Dougie Cuninghame.

It was a long day but so so worth it.

You're all booked up for next year!!!

Myra Campbell
Secretary


LADIES DAY, INNELLAN

Please remember it's Innellan Ladies Day on Sunday 9th September.

The sheet for entries will be on the ladies noticeboard on Monday 20th August.

This is an all day event and we hope we attract good numbers.

We will also be depending on our gents to look after the ladies on the day.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


SUCCESS FOR INNELLAN AT DUNOON ARGYLL BC, LADIES DAY


L-R Shirley, Bridie, Elaine - Winners

Shirley Sykes was part of the winning triple at Dunoon Argyll BC's Ladies Day on Saturday 18th August.

Congratulations to Elaine (Croftfoot BC), Shirley (Innellan BC) and their skip Bridie (Kirn & HQ BC) for taking the trophy in an extra end.

It was an exciting end to a great day with an extra end deciding the winners for 2018.

Thanks to Dunoon Argyll BC for their hospitality.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


THE VILLAGERS' ROYAL OPEN PAIRS


Winners Villagers Royal Pairs, Curly Black & Eileen Brand with the sponsors


Archie Tait & Willie Wilson, Runners Up
 
The Wanstead Boys

Our Open Pairs, sponsored by The Villagers' Royal was held on Sunday 5th August.

This popular competition marks the start of the Dunoon Bowling week and attracts entries from far and wide. This year we had 3 teams from Wanstead Central BC in London and we would like to thank them for coming along to take part.

We would like to wish them well through the week and hope we see them again next year.

This tournament is run on a different format from the normal with bowlers playing in morning or afternoon sessions and the qualifying teams from both sessions going on to a quarter final.

Following some fantastic games the two pairs reaching the final were Willie Wilson & Archie Tait (Innellan & Bogleha) -v- Eileen Brand & John (Curly) Black (Innellan). It couldn't have been a more nail biting final with the score at 6 all going into the last end. It was a very tense last few bowls with Eileen and Curly taking the trophy for 2018. Willie & Archie were left as runners up for the 4th time. Congratulations to all 4 bowlers.

Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day with special thanks to Louise and Dave of The Villagers' Royal for their continued support.

Haste ye Back.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


SUCCESS FOR INNELLAN SUPER SENIORS

On Saturday 21st July, the finals of the Argyll & Bute Championships were held at Dunoon Argyll BC.

IBTC's Senior 4's Team - Bill Thom, Dougie Lauffer, Archie Tait & Jim Elsby (Skip) took on Campbeltown's seniors and had a very good win.

Congratulations to them and very well done to all teams making it to the final.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


IBTC RECEIVES NEW BOWLING MATS FROM CO-OP FUNERALCARE

Colin Pennycook from Co-op Funeralcare attended the Club recently to present us with 6 x Bowling Mats and Scorecards. Our bowling mats were starting to show signs of wear and tear and this is a very generous donation.

It was a beautiful day for Colin's visit. Do we get anything but sun?? Our Acting President John (Curly) Black is seen accepting the mats from Colin.

We would like to thank Co-op Funeralcare for their continued support to IBTC.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


DISTRICT FINALS

The Bowls Scotland District Finals were held on Sunday 17th June at The Grosvenor BC in Greenock. The rain stayed off for most of the day and although there was no actual sunshine, it was pleasant bowling weather.

I lost my Senior Singles to Liz McHugh of Ardbeg BC and went down 21 - 15. We then played our pairs (Jim Elsby and I ) and had a very close game up until our 13/14 end. We then lost 3 ends and even with Jim burning an end to try to give us time to fight back, we unfortunately lost.

I have a lovely collection of Runners Up Medals if anyone is interested.

We'd like to thank The Grosvenor BC for their hospitality and all the umpires and markers who turned out to assist on the day. We'd also like to thank our supporters from Innellan who travelled over to cheer us on. I found it a great experience and certainly enjoyed my day.

We'd like to send our congratulations to Bogleha, Upper Cowal and Kirn & HQ BC's who had winning teams who will go on to represent their clubs at the National Championships at Ayr in late July. Commiserations to the two ladies teams from Kirn who lost out, like us. A great achievement to reach the District Finals and we will all look forward to competing again next year.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


MIXED TRIPLES SPONSORED BY THE OSBORNE


The 'Spider' in progress at Mixed Triples
 
Winner of the 'Spider' is in there somewhere!
     

Jim Elsby congratulates Nigel Potts on being 21 again!
 
Finalists in Mixed Triples - The Osborne Trophy 2018


Tommy McDonagh, Myra Campbell, Jim Elsby - Winners of The Osborne Trophy 2018

The Club held its annual Mixed Triples on Saturday 9th June and it was a super day from start to finish.

With a turnout of 19 triples from clubs far and near [Bishopton (3) Bogleha (1), Colintraive (2), Dunoon Argyll (3), Innellan (7), Kirn & HQ (1) and Rothesay (2)], we were very lucky that the sun shone for us.

Peter and Elliot from The Osborne very kindly sponsor this tournament each year and they also catered for our masses. Thank you to them and to our Innellan ladies for providing the soup and sandwich lunch and to all the helpers throughout the day.

A 'spider' was then held with the proceeds going to Parkinson's UK. Archie Tait kindly re donated a bottle won at the last 'Spider'. Thanks Archie.

The teams qualifying for the semi final were Archie Tait, Dorothy & Ian McGrouther (Skip) [IBTC] -v- Myra Campbell, Tommy McDonagh & Jim Elsby (Skip) [IBTC] and Paul Jeffrie, Liz & Harry Smith (Skip) [DABC] -v- Ann MacDonald, Dougie Cuninghame & Dougie Black (Skip) [IBTC & DABC].

The two teams going on to the final were skipped by Jim and Dougie. It was Jim's triple who caught the rink better (especially Jim) and they took The Osborne Cup for 2018.??

Congratulations to them and to the very worthy runners up as well as to everyone who came along and supported the Club.

It was lovely to have a visit from Sandra (Sam Potts' Mum) and to see her looking so well and Roddy and Lillian McDonald.

The next Open Tournament will be the Gents' Pairs on Saturday 21st July.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


BOWLS SCOTLAND TIES

Congratulations to Myra Campbell and Nigel Potts who are through to the next round of their respective games in Ladies and Gents Singles this weekend. Also to Myra for reaching the District Finals on Sunday 17th in the Senior Singles. The District Finals this year are being hosted by The Grosvenor BC.

Good luck!!


BOWLS SCOTLAND TIES UPDATE

Both Nigel Potts and Myra Campbell went out of their respective single matches on Sunday 10th June.

Well done to them both for reaching the semis.

Myra Campbell and Jim Elsby are through in the Mixed Pairs to the District Finals on Sunday 17th at Grosvenor BC. This followed a great semi at Inverkip BC on 11th June. The Innellan pair going into the last end was 16 - 13 down and were lying 3 shots for a peel when Jim drew a perfect shot with his last bowl to take the match. The midges were in attendance in their droves and were horrendous.

Myra is also through to the District Finals in Senior Singles. Her game will be at 12 noon and Jim & Myra will play their pairs match at 3pm.

The Club wish them well on Sunday.


GENTS’ TRIPLES – GEORGE CAMERON MEMORIAL QUAICH


The Club held its annual Gents’ Triples on Sunday 29th April, playing for the prestigious George Cameron Memorial Quaich. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day for our first tournament of the season. Thank you to Nan and Jim Cook and Dougie Cuninghame for their continued sponsorship of this tournament.

Unfortunately, the entry was very poor but we want to thank each and every bowler who turned out on the day, especially those who stood in at the last minute when I was desperately trying to fill places to ensure we had at least 10 triples, yes “10 triples”. So sad when you think how many we used to have.
A spider was held for Parkinsons UK with there being a controversial outcome after two false starts. Myron Reid had provided the bottle and this was won by Archie Tait who kindly donated it back to the Club.

The format was two sections of 5 teams, playing four games of 7 ends. The qualifying triples were Willie Wilson, Stuart McIntyre & Rikki McIntyre (Bogleha); Jim Campbell, Dougie Lauffer and Jim Elsby (Dunoon Argyll & Innellan); Harry Smith, Callum Goffin and Stevie Scott (Bogleha’/Kirn), and John Campbell, Tommy McDonagh and Donnie Scott (Bogleha’/Innellan).

Tommy and Stevies’ triples went through to the final following two very good semis. Harry, Callum and Stevie took an early lead and with the score at 5 – 1 against Innellan. John, Tommy and Donnie then took one shot in the next 3 ends. With the score 5 – 4, It looked like it may be peels going into the last end but Stevie trailed the jack and lifted 3 shots. That sealed Innellan’s fate and the title and trophy deservedly went to the Bogleha/Kirn triple. Congratulations to them and to the Innellan/Bogleha runners up.

Thanks again to everyone who helped to make it such a successful day. We look forward to welcoming you all back during the season.

Myra Campbell
Secretary

NB – Finally just a wee word on Nan Cook who had an unfortunate wee fall in the clubhouse during the final and had to leave without presenting the prizes. Nan assures me she is fine and would like to thank Bridie, Jimmy Reid and myself for looking after her. Main thing is that she is fine, albeit a wee bit sore.

Finalists in the George Cameron Memorial Quaich 2018


John Campbell, Tommy McDonagh & Donnie Scott (Bogleha & Innellan) and Harry Smith, Calum Goffin and Stevie Scott (Bogleha’/Kirn)

Winners George Cameron Memorial Quaich 2018


Harry Smith, Calum Goffin and Stevie Scott (Bogleha’/Kirn)


Please note that from Tuesday 1st May the wappenschaws will commence at 7pm sharp. Points will be awarded each week until the end of August.

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL BOWLERS MUST ADHERE TO THE NOTICES ADVISING WHICH DIRECTION THE GREEN HAS BEEN SET BY THE GREENKEEPER. THIS IS DONE FOR A REASON AND IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE WELLBEING OF THE GREEN.

NOTICES WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THE BLACKBOARD OR IN CLUBHOUSE WINDOW AND ALL PLAYERS MUST PLAY THEIR GAMES, WHETHER THEY ARE TIES OR BOUNCE GAMES IN THE DIRECTION SET.

THE NOTICES WILL EITHER READ

SHIP TO SHORE
OR
DUNOON TO TOWARD

THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT EACH AREA OF THE GREEN IS BEING USED.

WE WOULD ALSO ASK THAT MEMBERS REFRAIN FROM ARRANGING TIES ON WAPPENSCHAW EVENING (TUESDAY) OR AFTERNOON (WEDNESDAY). THERE MAY BE A TIME WHEN THIS IS THE ONLY DAY/EVENING AVAILABLE BUT PLEASE TRY TO HAVE YOUR TIES PLAYED AT OTHER TIMES.

THANK YOU
GREENS CONVENOR


OPENING DAY 2018 – WAPPENSCHAWS etc

The Club will open for the 2018 season on

Saturday 14 April at 2pm

We hope to have a nice dry day with lots of sunshine and following the Opening Ceremony play a short wappenschaw/game of tennis, followed by afternoon tea/raffle. We would ask you to please provide home baking/savouries or raffle prize.

The Bowling Meeting has been set for

Tuesday 17th April

Weather permitting, this will also be the first wappenschaw of the season and the meeting will be held immediately after this. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MEETING WILL BE HELD REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE A WAPPENSCHAW THAT EVENING.

WAPPENSCHAW TIMES
APRIL 17th & 24th - 6.30pm on the Green

FROM 01 MAY ONWARDS - 7.00pm on the Green

Look forward to seeing you there.

Regards

Myra Campbell
Secretary


WORK PARTIES

At the Management Committee Meeting held on Monday 12 March, the following dates were set for work parties to carry out essential works prior to Opening Day.

TUESDAY 20th MARCH - FROM 10.00am

TUESDAY 27th MARCH - FROM 10.00am

SATURDAY 31st MARCH - FROM 10.00am

These times don't mean that you have to be there at 10.00am. Some of you may rather come in the afternoon. You choose, we will be happy to see you whenever you can manage along.

Many hands make light work and we hope that as many members as possible will pitch in and tackle the works required, enabling the Green/Courts & Clubhouse to be ready for Opening Day on 14th April.

There is a list of work which requires to be done before Opening Day. It is hoped that each member – Bowls and Tennis – along with any family or friends who can lend a hand, will make the effort to have a go at some of these works – every little helps and WE REALLY DO NEED YOUR HELP.

These dates are set to encourage work parties, but if you have a spare hour or two on other dates, please go along and do your bit.

Tea & coffee will be available each day - but bring along a sandwich/packed lunch.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get back to me.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


EGM

Thank you to the 21 members who attended the EGM in the Clubhouse on Sunday 14 January.
This meeting had been called to appoint a new President and Vice President following resignations from the previous office bearers. Past President John (Curly) Black acted as Chairman for this meeting.

Unfortunately, following discussions and several proposals, we were no further forward.

Although this was very disappointing, it was a positive meeting too. Everyone agreed that we have to pull together, with or without these posts being filled.

As a temporary measure, and to bring the Committee to its full complement of 10, the Chairman asked if there were two members in attendance who would join Committee as ordinary members.

Vanda and Andy Brown offered to join Committee and both were accepted.

The Chairman reminded the members that we were still looking to fill the office bearer posts in the near future and asked everyone to think about it seriously.

In the meantime, Committee will meet monthly and continue to do the best for the Club.

IBTC is worth fighting for.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


Tennis Section 2018


TENNIS PRIZE WINNERS


Tennis Ladies Champion and Doubles Winners

Ladies Champion: Liz Gower
Ladies Doubles: Cathy Capewell & Charlie Weall
Tennis Player of the Year: Tracy Burns


DRUMMOND TROPHY


Drummond Trophy Winners 2018
Bill Thom and Liz Gower

The annual Bowling/Tennis Tournament took place on Saturday 8th September

It turned into a good afternoon, followed by a lovely tea.

The winners for 2018 were Liz Gower & Bill Thom.

Congratulations to them & to everyone who entered or helped in any way.

Myra
Secretary


JUNIOR TENNIS FINALS


Junior Tennis 2018

The juniors had a very good season and the weather was kind, they were only rained off once. It was great to see the standard of play improving steadily, especially from the ten new starters. We were lucky to be able to complete all the competitions on the last night of play as it had been a showery day. Thanks especially to Margaret and to all the helpers - Liz, Nic, Jan, Nicola and Gina.

The results are as follows:

Intermediate girls singles: winner - Macy Law, runner-up - Sofia Judd
Intermediate boys singles: winner - Dean Burns, runner-up - Sean Hampsey
Junior girls singles: winner - Meghan McGowan, runner-up - Lucy Jones
Junior boys singles: winner - Charlie Flynn, runner-up - Sam Law
Intermediate girls doubles: winners - Macy Law and Rachel Campbell; runners-up - Sofia Judd and Jessica Baines
Junior girls doubles: winners - Lucy Jones and Evie Els; runners-up - Emma Campbell and Meghan McGowan
Boys doubles: winners - Dean Burns and Sam Law; runners-up - Sean Hampsey and Charlie Flynn
Mixed doubles: winners - Sofia Judd and Sam Law; runners-up - Jessica Baines and Oscar Nitschke

Charlie
Tennis Section


JUNIOR TENNIS SECTION

The Junior Tennis Section has been making the most of the good weather and the Monday evening sessions have been well attended.

 
Junior Tennis players Coaching Session
 
All eyes on the Tennis Coach   Junior players getting in some practice
 
Listening to the coach   Ready to Play!

SAD NEWS

It is with great sadness that I have to pass on the news of Meg Henry's passing on Sunday 15th April following a brave battle with cancer.

Meg has been "The Tennis Lady" at Innellan since the mid seventies and the Club will miss her dreadfully. She taught so many local youngsters to play the game including my own son who is now 43 years old. So many people have her to thank for spending her time coaching the youngsters and working so hard to keep the tennis courts in order.

I know you will all keep Tom, Graeme, Robin, Janice, Sara & Innes in your thoughts and prayers.

Tom has just advised me that Meg's funeral will be on:

THURSDAY 26th APRIL at 11.30am at Toward Church, then to Inverchaolain Cemetery. Following the cemetery you are invited to attend The Osborne.

It is family flowers only please with donations, if desired, to Cowal Hospice Trust.

Tom has said that a wreath from the Club would be acceptable.

The notice will be in this weeks paper and also in The Herald.

R.I.P. Meg

Myra Campbell
Secretary


WORK PARTIES

At the Management Committee Meeting held on Monday 12 March, the following dates were set for work parties to carry out essential works prior to Opening Day.

TUESDAY 20th MARCH - FROM 10.00am

TUESDAY 27th MARCH - FROM 10.00am

SATURDAY 31st MARCH - FROM 10.00am

These times don't mean that you have to be there at 10.00am. Some of you may rather come in the afternoon. You choose, we will be happy to see you whenever you can manage along.

Many hands make light work and we hope that as many members as possible will pitch in and tackle the works required, enabling the Green/Courts & Clubhouse to be ready for Opening Day on 14th April.

There is a list of work which requires to be done before Opening Day. It is hoped that each member – Bowls and Tennis – along with any family or friends who can lend a hand, will make the effort to have a go at some of these works – every little helps and WE REALLY DO NEED YOUR HELP.

These dates are set to encourage work parties, but if you have a spare hour or two on other dates, please go along and do your bit.

Tea & coffee will be available each day - but bring along a sandwich/packed lunch.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get back to me.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


EGM

Thank you to the 21 members who attended the EGM in the Clubhouse on Sunday 14 January.
This meeting had been called to appoint a new President and Vice President following resignations from the previous office bearers. Past President John (Curly) Black acted as Chairman for this meeting.

Unfortunately, following discussions and several proposals, we were no further forward.

Although this was very disappointing, it was a positive meeting too. Everyone agreed that we have to pull together, with or without these posts being filled.

As a temporary measure, and to bring the Committee to its full complement of 10, the Chairman asked if there were two members in attendance who would join Committee as ordinary members.

Vanda and Andy Brown offered to join Committee and both were accepted.

The Chairman reminded the members that we were still looking to fill the office bearer posts in the near future and asked everyone to think about it seriously.

In the meantime, Committee will meet monthly and continue to do the best for the Club.

IBTC is worth fighting for.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


News Items 2018


PRESENTATION DINNER


The Prize Winners

It was lovely to welcome 39 members & friend to our Presentation Dinner in The Villagers' Royal on Friday 16 November.

The meal was delicious & the company was pretty special too.

Thank you to Dave & Louise of The Villagers for looking after us so well.

Congratulations to all our winners & runners up & well done to everyone else who took part.

TENNIS


Tennis Ladies Champion and Doubles Winners

Ladies Champion: Liz Gower
Ladies Doubles: Cathy Capewell & Charlie Weall
Tennis Player of the Year: Tracy Burns

Drummond Trophy (Bowling & Tennis): Bill Thom & Liz Gower

BOWLING

 
Ladies & Gents Bowling Champions   Shirley and Ernie with their loot
     
 
Gents Pairs Winners   Argyll & Bute Fours Winners

Ladies Champion: Lynn Lauffer, Runner Up: Vanda Brown
Gents Champion: Jim Elsby, Runner Up: Nigel Potts
Ladies Pairs: Vanda Brown & Myra Campbell, Runners Up: Charlie Weall & Lynn Lauffer
Gents Pairs: Sandy Jackson & Ernie Sykes, Runners Up: Tommy McDonagh & Jim Elsby
Mixed Pairs: Vanda & Andy Brown, Runners Up: Myra Campbell & Jim Elsby
Sykes Trophy: Lynn Lauffer, Runner Up: Charlie Weall
Secretary's Plate: Shirley Sykes, Runner Up: Vanda Brown
Matt Taylor Trophy: Andy Brown, Runner Up: Archie Tait
President's Trophy: Archie Tait, Runner Up: Dougie Lauffer
Vice Presidents Trophy: Ernie Sykes, Runner Up: Donnie Scott
Tuesday Wappenschaw: Peter Webster, Runner Up: Archie Tait
Neil NcCormick Trophy: Shirley Sykes, Bill Thom & Donnie Scott, Runners Up: Vanda Brown, Dougie Lauffer & Dougie Cuninghame
McLaren Rosebowl: Shirley Sykes Dougie Black & Bill Thom, Runners Up: Ann MacDonald, Donnie Scott & Ian McGrouther
Most Improved Beginner: David Ross
Open Tournaments:
Ladies Triples Innellan: Tracy Burns, Margaret Robinson & Linda Robertson
Dunoon Argyll Ladies Triples: Shirley, Elaine & Bridie
Mixed Triples Innellan: Myra Campbell, Tommy McDonagh & Jim Elsby
Open Pairs Innellan: Eileen Brand & Curly Black
Argyll & Bute 4's: Bill Thom, Archie Tait, Dougie Lauffer & Jim Elsby
Bowls Scotland District Finalists:
Mixed Pairs: Myra Campbell & Jim Elsby
Senior Singles: Myra Campbell

Myra
Secretary


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM was held on Sunday 18 November in the Clubhouse.

Thank you to those of you who did come along, although it was a disappointing turnout with only 22 members there.

Acting President Curly spoke to the Club's aims & objectives & a lengthy discussion took place on works requiring to be undertaken.

The new Committee of Management was formed after another lengthy debate.

PRESIDENT: John (Curly) Black
SECRETARY: Myra Campbell
VICE PRESIDENT: Jan Pender
TREASURER: Nigel Potts

Ordinary Members

Vanda Brown
Andy Brown
Bill Thom
Kathryn Ross
Dave Singleton
Ann Rhodes
Garreth Garrett
David Ross
Nice Thorley

The first meeting of the new Committee will be held in The Villagers' Royal on Monday 26 November at 7.30pm.

Myra
Secretary


A.G.M.

The Annual General Meeting of Innellan Bowling & Tennis Club will be held on Sunday 18 November in the Clubhouse at 2.00pm-.

It is hoped that as many members as possible attend the meeting as there are important issues to discuss.

Myra
Secretary


PRESENTATION OF PRIZES / DINNER

The Club is holding its Presentation of Prizes & Dinner in The Villagers' Royal on Friday 16th November. Quite a bit of interest has been shown and it should be a good night. If you are attending, could you please be at The Villagers for 7 for 7.30 seated.

Thanks

Myra
Secretary


CLUBHOUSE & GROUNDS

Could I please remind members that we will be looking for assistance with moving the benches indoors for the winter months. We also have to clean up the clubhouse following the AGM. The water will then be turned off until required to deter any leaks through the winter months.

Thanks

Myra
Secretary


SAD NEWS

Long time Club members, Dougie and Lynn Lauffer lost their eldest son Campbell, on Sunday 12th August, to a massive heart attack.

This has obviously been a devastating loss to the family and our thoughts are with Lynn, Dougie, Melville, Fraser, Emma, Andrew, Scott and all the family especially little Katie, Campbell's daughter.

Campbell's funeral, to which you are all respectfully invited, will be at 10.45am on Friday 24 August in the High Kirk, Dunoon and then to Greenock Crematorium for 1pm.

It's been a very sad year for the Club.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


QUIZ NIGHT


Quiz Winners: Peter & Pat Webster, Ernie & Shirley Sykes


Quiz Winner Peter Webster with his loot
 
A 'midges free' evening on Innellan green

The Club held its annual Quiz Night as part of the Dunoon Bowling Tournament entertainment. Myra was the Quizmaster and took no nonsense from Dave Singleton and Peter Webster over some of the answers. Dave actually got a red card and a warning that he wouldn't be allowed entry to the next quiz. This ban was quickly withdrawn as he said there would be no bar facilities if he wasn't there.

Thanks to all who came along to support us, especially our friends from Dunoon Argyll BC who never let us down and our regulars Eleanor, Mags and Ruth. Thanks also to Carrie for providing goodies for the event.

The winners on the night were "The Pers" Pat and Peter Webster and Shirley and Ernie Sykes.

Congratulations to them and well done to all.

We missed Archie, Dot and Maggie and hope they feel better soon. Also Alison our regular Quizmaster who was under the weather too.

It was a beautiful evening and thankfully we had no invasion of midges like last time.

Haste ye Back

Myra Campbell
Secretary


BOWLS & TENNIS COACHING AT INNELLAN

 

Earlier this year the Club was contacted by Neil Kelly of The Help Project based in Dunoon asking if we could provide some taster sessions in bowls and tennis for some of their young people.

The first of these sessions was held on Wednesday 13th June when Neil came along with two of The Help Project"s young people.

All three of them enjoyed a few ends of bowls, coached by Andy Brown and then went on to have a go on the tennis courts, coached by Liz Gower and Charlie Weall.

It is hoped that these sessions will continue for a few weeks, maybe with a few more young people coming along.

The Club is happy to get involved with these sessions and thanks The Help Project for contacting IBTC.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


QUIZ NIGHT


Busy Bar Staff at Quiz Night
 
Midges Team in attendance at Quiz Night


Quiz Night Winners - Ian Wright, Nigel Potts, Sam Potts, Alan Reid and Nicola Potts

The winners of IBTC's Quiz Night on Friday 8th June were Nicola, Sam and Nigel Potts, Ian Wright and Alan Reid.
The midges, fielding numerous teams, ?????? came a close second.

Congratulations to all and thank you to all the quizzers who came along. Having 10 teams was an excellent turnout and most have booked in for next time.

Special thanks to Alison Tarkenter, our resident Quizmaster.


THE FOLLOWING NOTICE FOLLOWS ON FROM MYRA's E-MAIL TO ALL MEMBERS ON 8th MAY


QUIZ NIGHT

The Club will hold its first fundraiser of the season on Friday 8th June in the clubhouse. Entry is 4.00 per person and teams should be 4 maximum.

The Quiz will commence at 8pm, please come early to claim your seats. We have a licence for the evening and there will be teas/coffees available.

A raffle prize would be appreciated.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


OPENING DAY 2018

Saturday 14 April saw the Opening of the Courts and Green at Innellan Bowling and Tennis Club with a super turnout of 60 + members and friends, including kindred clubs. Special thanks to the five islanders who swam over to join in the celebrations.

Acting President John (Curly) Black welcomed everyone to the Opening of the Green and Courts for 2018.

Ex members Lorna and Myron Reid officiated at the opening and Lorna ably delivered the first jack and two bowls of the 2018 season. Myron spoke kindly about the Club which he and Lorna had joined when they set up residence in Innellan.

John Wilson from Rothesay BC spoke on behalf of kindred Clubs.

The first toucher of the season was from Jim Cook, our octogenarian and oldest full member and the winning triple from the first wappenschaw was Ann MacDonald, Eileen Brand and yes, once again Jim Cook (Innellan).

The tennis section was also well supported and they enjoyed their first games of the season, following all the hard work they had put in preparing the courts after damage caused by the harsh winter weather.

A very sumptuous afternoon tea followed the games and the raffle went on, and on, and on ……………… due to ‘a slight technical hitch’ with the tickets. Thanks to everyone who provided food and raffle prizes.

We hope everyone enjoyed their day and we now look forward to a more successful season than last year and send our best wishes to all kindred clubs.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


SAD NEWS

It is with great sadness that I have to pass on the news of Meg Henry's passing on Sunday 15th April following a brave battle with cancer.

Meg has been "The Tennis Lady" at Innellan since the mid seventies and the Club will miss her dreadfully. She taught so many local youngsters to play the game including my own son who is now 43 years old. So many people have her to thank for spending her time coaching the youngsters and working so hard to keep the tennis courts in order.

I know you will all keep Tom, Graeme, Robin, Janice, Sara & Innes in your thoughts and prayers.

Tom has just advised me that Meg's funeral will be on:

THURSDAY 26th APRIL at 11.30am at Toward Church, then to Inverchaolain Cemetery. Following the cemetery you are invited to attend The Osborne.

It is family flowers only please with donations, if desired, to Cowal Hospice Trust.

Tom has said that a wreath from the Club would be acceptable.

The notice will be in this weeks paper and also in The Herald.

R.I.P. Meg

Myra Campbell
Secretary


SAD NEWS

The flag at the Club is flying at half mast in memory of David (Davy) Robertson.

Davy was a former member of Innellan Bowling & Tennis Club and was a lovely man who loved his bowls. Our thoughts are with his wife and family. We understand the funeral will be on Tuesday 10th April at 10.00 am at Greenock Crematorium. No further arrangements are known at this time.

R.I.P. Davy.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


COMMITTEE UPDATE

Committee was sorry to receive Kate Morrison's resignation due to family commitments. Although Kate only joined us at the AGM in November, she has taken an active interest in the meetings since then.

We would like to thank Kate for the support she gave Committee and I'm pleased to say that she is continuing with her Club membership.

The good news is we have a member willing to be co-opted onto Committee in Kate's place and we welcome Kathryn Ross aboard.

Kathryn will commence her post at the May meeting.

As the membership card was still at the printers, I have been able to have it updated for Opening Day.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


WORK PARTIES

Tuesday 27th was a pretty miserable day for the second work party but five hardy members turned up & worked for a few hours. Thank you to them and to others who have been popping in, taking away all the tablecloths to launder, doing little bits of gardening work, trimming the hedge etc. The tennis folks have been very busy on the courts too.

This is just a wee reminder that the dates set are not the only days you can go along to do your bit. Just pop in if you have a spare hour. Every little helps.

Only two weeks on Saturday till the big day. Let's hope it's a better season for IBTC. We'll not dwell on last year - it's gone!

Looking forward to seeing you all (in the sunshine hopefully).

Myra Campbell
Secretary


OPENING DAY 2018 – WAPPENSCHAWS etc

The Club will open for the 2018 season on

Saturday 14 April at 2pm

We hope to have a nice dry day with lots of sunshine and following the Opening Ceremony play a short wappenschaw/game of tennis, followed by afternoon tea/raffle. We would ask you to please provide home baking/savouries or raffle prize.

The Bowling Meeting has been set for

Tuesday 17th April

Weather permitting, this will also be the first wappenschaw of the season and the meeting will be held immediately after this. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MEETING WILL BE HELD REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE A WAPPENSCHAW THAT EVENING.

WAPPENSCHAW TIMES
APRIL 17th & 24th - 6.30pm on the Green

FROM 01 MAY ONWARDS - 7.00pm on the Green

Look forward to seeing you there.

Regards

Myra Campbell
Secretary


WORK PARTIES

At the Management Committee Meeting held on Monday 12 March, the following dates were set for work parties to carry out essential works prior to Opening Day.

TUESDAY 20th MARCH - FROM 10.00am

TUESDAY 27th MARCH - FROM 10.00am

SATURDAY 31st MARCH - FROM 10.00am

These times don't mean that you have to be there at 10.00am. Some of you may rather come in the afternoon. You choose, we will be happy to see you whenever you can manage along.

Many hands make light work and we hope that as many members as possible will pitch in and tackle the works required, enabling the Green/Courts & Clubhouse to be ready for Opening Day on 14th April.

There is a list of work which requires to be done before Opening Day. It is hoped that each member – Bowls and Tennis – along with any family or friends who can lend a hand, will make the effort to have a go at some of these works – every little helps and WE REALLY DO NEED YOUR HELP.

These dates are set to encourage work parties, but if you have a spare hour or two on other dates, please go along and do your bit.

Tea & coffee will be available each day - but bring along a sandwich/packed lunch.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get back to me.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


EGM

Thank you to the 21 members who attended the EGM in the Clubhouse on Sunday 14 January.
This meeting had been called to appoint a new President and Vice President following resignations from the previous office bearers. Past President John (Curly) Black acted as Chairman for this meeting.

Unfortunately, following discussions and several proposals, we were no further forward.

Although this was very disappointing, it was a positive meeting too. Everyone agreed that we have to pull together, with or without these posts being filled.

As a temporary measure, and to bring the Committee to its full complement of 10, the Chairman asked if there were two members in attendance who would join Committee as ordinary members.

Vanda and Andy Brown offered to join Committee and both were accepted.

The Chairman reminded the members that we were still looking to fill the office bearer posts in the near future and asked everyone to think about it seriously.

In the meantime, Committee will meet monthly and continue to do the best for the Club.

IBTC is worth fighting for.

Myra Campbell
Secretary


Photo Gallery
(click on pictures to enlarge)


Drummond Trophy - 8th September 2018


Drummond Trophy Winners 2018
Bill Thom and Liz Gower


Junior Tennis Finals


Junior Tennis 2018


Donnie Galbraith Memorial Triples at Colintraive - 23rd September 2018


Travelling to Colintraive


Innellan winning Triple
 
Colintraive Winning Triple


Shield being presented to Colintraive's Nan Cook


Innellan Booby Prizewinners


Bowling Finals Completed - 22nd September 2018


Finals Day 22nd September


Ladies Champion: Lynn Lauffer
&
Runner up: Vanda Brown
 
Ladies Champion: Lynn Lauffer & Gents Champion: Jim Elsby

Innellan Ladies' Day - 9th September 2018

 
     
 
     
 

Dunoon Argyll Ladies Day - 18th August 2018


L-R Shirley, Bridie, Elaine - Winners


The Villagers' Royal Open Pairs - 5th August 2018


Winners Villagers Royal Pairs Curly Black & Eileen Brand with the sponsors


Archie Tait & Willie Wilson, Runners Up
 
The Wanstead Boys

August Quiz Night


Quiz Winners: Peter & Pat Webster, Ernie & Shirley Sykes


Quiz Winner Peter Webster with his loot
 
A 'midges free' evening on Innellan green

Finals of the Argyll & Bute Championships - IBTC's Senior 4's Team - 21st July 2018


Junior Tennis Section - Coaching Session

 
Junior Tennis players Coaching Session
 
All eyes on the Tennis Coach   Junior players getting in some practice
 
Listening to the coach   Ready to Play!

IBTC receives new bowling mats from Co-op Funeralcare


Our Acting President, John (Curly) Black, is seen accepting the mats from Colin Pennycook from Co-op Funeralcare.


Bowls and Tennis Coaching at Innellan

 

The Osborne Trophy - Mixed Triples - 9th June 2018


The 'Spider' in progress at Mixed Triples
 
Winner of the 'Spider' is in there somewhere!
     

Jim Elsby congratulates Nigel Potts on being 21 again!
 
Finalists in Mixed Triples - The Osborne Trophy 2018


Tommy McDonagh, Myra Campbell, Jim Elsby - Winners of The Osborne Trophy 2018


Quiz Night - 8th June 2018


Busy Bar Staff at Quiz Night
 
Midges Team in attendance at Quiz Night


Quiz Night Winners - Ian Wright, Nigel Potts, Sam Potts, Alan Reid and Nicola Potts


Opening Day - 14 April 2018

 
     
 
     
 

Gents' Triples - 29 April 2018

 
     


Finalists in the George Cameron Memorial Quaich 2018
John Campbell, Tommy McDonagh & Donnie Scott (Bogleha & Innellan)
and Harry Smith, Calum Goffin and Stevie Scott (Bogleha’/Kirn)

 
Winners George Cameron Memorial Quaich 2018
Harry Smith, Calum Goffin and Stevie Scott (Bogleha’/Kirn)