PRESENTATION OF PRIZES SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER 2018
The Annual Presentation of Prizes was held in the club on Saturday 27th October 2018.
President Roger Jones welcomed everyone to the Presentation,she gave a special welcome to Honorary President Billy Petrie OBE JP DL, Mr Jim Dickson President from the Dumbartonshire Bowling Association, Mr Brian Carroll President and his wife from the Gareloch Bowling Association, club Ladies Champion Elizabeth Fraser and our Gents Champion George Sneddon with his wife Doreen club Past President Mrs Patricia McCallan and Past President Mrs Annette Garrick who sponsors the Lady Presidents Trophy.
The President also welcomed the clubs Sponsors to the Presentation night, Mrs Kate Brown and her husband David from Investec who sponsor the Ladies and Gents Championships,sponsor Jennifer and David Campbell from the Trophy Centre who sponsor the senior championship and Exorna trophies.Our sponsor of the Gordon Stewart Sets Competition Mrs Noreen Stewart and Robert Plunkettt, Mrs Gillian Paton who along with her brother Stephen Howie sponsor the A & F Howie Mixed Pairs Trophy and our own Mick and John Stead club sponsors. Mary McIntosh who sponsors the Junior Championship, Ritchie Robertson sponsor of the Patricia Robertson Memorial Ladies pairs, and Mr & Mrs Hugh Murray who sponsor the partmigan Trophy were unfortunately unable to be with us.
Following the Meal President Patricia paid tribute to the members achievements during the year
In Bowls Scotland Alan Air was again a member of the Junior International team. Our ladies had a most successful year in the Gareloch Women’s Bowling Association, Liz Fraser winning the Senior Champion of Champions, Gordon Stephen MBE who won the GBA Senior Champion of Champions and Alan Air who is a finalist in the GBA Junior Champion of Champions, the Final of which is yet to be played, the club also won the GBA Mixed League. The Ladies also won the Ladies A League Trophy.
In the West Of Scotland Bowling Association Susan Claisse and Marion McClenaghan were beaten finalists in the Two Bowl Pairs competition with Veronica Bell BEM and Elizabeth Fraser beaten Semi Finalists in the Four Bowl Pairs Competition
The President then asked that we honour those Ladies and Gentlemen who have throughout this season maintained a consistently high level of bowling, leading to them being successful in winning the competitions which are so keenly contested within the club. The full list of Prize Winners was as follows:
Colin McIntosh Junior Championship : Wiiner Alan Air Runner Up Brandon Mackie Fleming
The Elizabeth Hamilton Quaich Two Bowl Pairs: Winners: Mrs Annette Christie & Mrs Elizabeth Fraser. Runners Up Mrs Anne King & Miss Veronica Bell BEM
Nominated Pairs:Winners: Mrs Annette Christie & Mrs Elizabeth Fraser.Runners Up: Mrs Marion McClenaghan & Mrs Jill Dacombe.
Balloted Pairs (Patricia Robertson Trophy) Winners: Mrs Wilma Hannah & Mrs Marion McClenaghan. Runners Up: Mrs Jean Irwin & Mrs Jenifer Jones.
Ladies Points (Anna Gall Cup) Winner Mrs Kath Fotheringham Runner Up Mrs Helen Lawrie
Senior Championship (Ferguson Cup):Winner Mrs Elizabeth Fraser Runner Up Mrs Annette Christie
Lady Captains Trophy (A.F.Forbes Trophy) Winner Mrs Lesley Healy Runner Up Mrs Helen Lawrie
Presidents Trophy (Muirhead Trophy) Winner Mrs Mrs Annette Christie Runner Up Mrs Elizabeth Fraser
Ladies’ Championship (Alan Dunlop Trophy ) Winner Mrs Elizabeth Fraser Runner Up Mrs Annette Christie
Exorna Trophy (Mixed Singles) Winner Mr Martin Air Runner Up Mr Tom Fleming
Ptarmigan Quaich for Competitor of the Year Lady:Mrs Elizabeth Fraser & Mrs Margaret Grant. Gent Mr Robert Gray
McConnachie Cup (Senior Pairs): Winners George Sneddon & Iain Macleod Runners Up Roger Jones & Robin Cavana.
Matthew Dickie Memorial Trophy (Gents Pairs): Winners Andrew Sneddon & Iain MacDonald Runners Up Alan Air & Allan Howie.
A. & F. Howie Memorial Trophy (Mixed Pairs) Winners Miss Veronica Bell BEM & Gordon Stephen MBE.Runners Up Mrs Jill Dacombe & Allan Howie.
Thomson Cup (Gents Points): Winner Tom Fleming
Gordon Stewart Trophy (Sets Competition): Winner Andrew Sneddon Runner Up Alan Air
McIntyre Cup (2 Bowl Singles): Winner Alan Air Runner Up Hugh Murray
Douglas Bowl (Senior Championship): Winner Gordon Stephen MBE Runner Up George Sneddon
Muirhead Trophy (Shots Handicap): Winner Andrew Sneddon Runner Up Alan Air
Captain’s Trophy (Alston Trophy VP as was): Winner Alan Crawford Runner Up John Stead
President’s (J. Orr Ewing Trophy): Winner Alan Air Runner Up George Sneddon
Coronation Trophy (Gents Championship): George Sneddon Runner Up Gordon Stephen MBE
Hon President Billy Petrie OBE JP DL, President Jim Dickson from the DBA, President Brian Carroll from the GBA all thanked the club for their invitations, congratulated the club members on their achievements this year and wished the club well in the future.
The Ladies Champions Elizabeth Fraser and the Gents Champion George Sneddon in very humerous speeches thanked the sponsors for their support to the competitions, the match committee's for organising all the competitions, the greens convenor and his committee for the condition of the greens and the club members for participating without them there would be no competitions.
In closing the President Roger Jones thanked the ladies and gents who have helped with preparation for this evening. Our thanks to our bar staff , and the caterers who served us so well and finally to each of you, for simply being here to enjoy the evening with us. In closing President Roger Jones made a presentation to Jim McBride in recognition of his 23 years service as Secretary of the club. Jim McBride thanked the President and Members for their kind Gift
The Photographs show: Mrs Kate Brown the Sponsor from Investec presenting the Lady Champion Elisabeth Fraser with her Trophy and George Sneddon with his Gents Champions Trophy, on the evening of the Presentation.
Lady Senior Champion Annette Christie with Kate Brown Investec Sponsor Lady Presidents Winner Annette Christie with Sponsor
Gents Presidents Winner With Roger Jones Gents Handicap Winner Andrew Sneddon with Mrs Jennifer Campbell