Luncarty BC Open Triples – Held on Sunday 31st July it’s congratulations to winners Ricky Grant (Stanley), Gavin Grant (Bridge of Earn) and Fraser Munro (Bankfoot)

PBA Luncarty Open Triples winners 2016

From L to R: Ricky Grant, Gavin Grant and Fraser Munro

Women’s British Isles bowling championships

The Women’s British Isles bowling championships were held at Sighthill B.C. Edinburgh with Burrelton’s Irene Smith and Marie Milne representing Scotland in the Pairs.

In the Prelim round they faced Jersey and at 4 ends were 0-11 in arrears and at 10 ends still behind by 4-14, however they forged ahead and eventually won 21-18 after 21 ends play in very cold and rainy conditions.

In the Semi-final they played Wales, led 4-1 at 3 ends, 12-10 at 9 ends and were up 15-12 after 13 ends.

However while the Welsh pair had a bye into the Semi-final and Irene and Marie had a hard days bowling the day before; it was the Welsh who eventually won 31-15 and then went on to take the title.

Marie said “We did our best and it has been a great experience representing Scotland and we appreciate the support we have had over the two days.”

In the International series Scotland won all their four games for a runaway victory.


Well done Irene Smith and Marie Milne (Burrelton BC)

2015 PDL Mixed League Presentation

There was an excellent turnout of clubs for the presentation of the trophy and flag.

2015-PDL-Mixed-League-Prese L to R : George Lennon (Stanley) PDL President, Bill Taylor, Blackford President & Jack Ewan, Bankfoot, PDL Mixed League Sponsor.

Presentation of inaugural ‘Certificate of Achievement

Eddie Nicholson, Bowls Scotland District 6 Secretary and Bowls Scotland Vice President presented Blackford stalward, Maisie Lambie a certificate of achievement to commemorate her 40yrs+ service to Blackford Bowling Club. This is the first certificate of its kind to be awarded in Scotland. Maisie served Blackford in many capacities over 40 years unbroken service on committee and was the Match Secretary for more years than anyone can remember


Maisie being presented with her certificate from Eddie Nicholson

Ron Anderson – stateside in the US Open!

The US Open was held at the Sarasota Bowling Club between 12th-19th November, 2016. Ron played in the fours with Andy Thomson, (England) (5 times world champion) Ivan Hyland (South Africa) and Maqsood Khan (Pakistan). They reached the quarter finals and were knocked out from a team from Israel. Fifteen countries were represented in the competition.

In the pairs Ron played with a local member, Alin Lozada, who has only played the gamed for 18 months! They came through the group stages on the first day and the knock out stages the following day and qualified for Saturday’s final. It was a very tight game in the end, 14-14 going into the last end, unfortunately they had to settle for the silver medal. Fine margins. They were 9-0 up after 4 ends but their opposition came storming back.