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


A 'Tuesday Wappenschaw' at Innellan


Old Hands on the Green

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR FORTHCOMING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEASON


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



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