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It might be hard to accept looking at these photos but Dougie McIntosh was NOT playing football although he would have been as well. (sorry Dougie.!!)

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Some of the players still enjoying there light lunch.

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Winning Team receiving their prizes from Club President Jim Sneddon

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Winning Team Captain Doug. Beattie receiving his winners Prize from

Club President Jim Sneddon

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Prizes of a bottle to each player in the winning team donated by losing team Captain member Douglas Scott along with Prize money sponsored by Lanarkshire Law.

Photo shows Raffle Prizes donated by member Fraser Lawson.

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L to R -  R Reid, J Robertson, D Leslie, J Gibb, D Beattie, R Anderson, 

F Lawson & A Carrol.

The winning team of the inaugural HBClub 'Ryder Competition' held on Saturday 6th July 2024

Sponsored by 'Lanarkshire Law'

This new competition proved to be a great success with two club teams of 8 competing throughout the day in various formats of Rinks, Triples, Pairs & Singles.

It was played in great spirit with laughs and banter all day.

A light lunch was prepared and served up by Linda Sneddon & Linda Harley so a thank you to you ladies.

The weather could not have been better all day.

There were prizes for the winning team of bottles donated by the losing Captain Douglas Scott and Prize money Sponsored by 'Lanarkshire Law'.

A raffle was held courtesy of donations from Fraser Lawson.

The day was rounded of in a jovial manner with a couple of libations.

Commiserations to the losing Team captained by Douglas Scott.

Finally a huge thank you to our main Sponsor of the day 'Lanarkshire Law'

Ladies Balloted Pair Competition 2024

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Betty Tynan & Anne Loudon

being presented with the

Winners Trophy by

Club Vice President Lillian Thomson.

Congratulations to the winners Betty Tynan & Anne Loudon.

Commiserations to Runners Up Catherine Laverty & Linda Harley.

Also commiserations to the remaining players who took part in this competition. The weather was not the best but at least you all persevered and got through it and for that well done to everyone.

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Ladies Nominated Triples Competition 2024

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Betty Braidwood, Anne Loudon & Emily McLelland (skip) being presented with winners trophy by Club Vice President Lillian Thomson

Another excellent game played in the true spirit of bowling in a friendly manner. Enjoyed by all who participated. Commiserations to the losing teams but there's always next season.

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Mixed Club Nominated Pairs 2024

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Congratulations to this year's winners of the Mixed Club Nominated Pairs, Carolyn Smith & Bill Fleming who were presented with the trophy by Club President Jim Sneddon.

Commiserations to the runners up Linda Harley & Fraser Lawson.

It was a good day of bowling played in the usual friendly atmosphere which is the essence of bowling. 

Thank you to all who participated in the game making it worthwhile.

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Gents Club Balloted Pairs 2024

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Alex Murray and Gordon Dall on winning the J.C.Pollock Trophy 

We were entertained to another great day of bowling on Saturday 15th June when the Gents Section played their Club Balloted Pairs.

The weather although threatening at times remained dry adding to the days enjoyment.

As usual there was plenty banter forging the fellowship and friendship within the club.

The tightly contested final was won by Alex Murray & Gordon Dall who narrowly beat Fraser Lawson & John Anderson by one shot.

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Outing to Douglas Victoria BC for our Club Social Day.
Saturday 8th June 2024
An excellent day of fellowship and great hospitality was afforded to our members and friends when we travelled to Douglas Victoria BC for our Social Day. We were treated with the usual Douglas hospitality on arrival with a drink , Strawberries dipped in chocolate and other goodies. we played promiscuous bowls, had fun and games followed by an excellent repast provided and served by Tom Kirkland & Robert Barcley. Our thanks goes to President Billy Smith of Douglas Victoria BC and his members for an enjoyable day. The theme for the day was to dress up from a musical film and several of the Douglas members appeared as Nuns (that included the men) from 'Sound of Music. Not to be outdone I am pleased that our ladies' got into the mood by appearing as 'Pink Ladies & John Travolta' from 'Grease' (Linda Harley, Betty Braidwood and Carlyn Smith) and also Linda Sneddon who appeared as Liesl from 'Sound of Music'. see photos
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Linda Sneddon
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Carolyn Smith, Linda Harley & Betty Braidwood
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Fiona Waugh, Robert Barcley, Billy Smith & Allison Barnes from Douglas Victoria BC
And just to prove bowling took place, a couple of shots on the green
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GENTS 2 BOWL SINGLES 2024
SATURDAY 25th MAY 2024
Congratulations to the winner Jim Gibb who beat Alan Caroll 4/3 after an extra end. commiserations to the two losing  semi-finalists George Davenport and Eric Baird. The weather on the day held up to give them a dry period. Thanks to all who entered and participated in this competition. It's very appreciated as the game would not be the same without support.
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Jim Gibb having received the Gents two Bowl Trophy for season 2024

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The Walter Jackson Trophy, a Gents singles competition took place on Tuesday 21st May. This Competition was held over from season 2023 and was played between Jim Gibb and Doug. Beattie. It was  great game played in  the spirit of fellowship and in glorious weather. The winner on the day was Jim Gibb & to him congratulations and to the runner up Doug. Beattie commiserations. Both threw some great bowls throughout the game.
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Jim Gibb & Doug Beattie

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Trophy Winner Jim Gibb

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Jim Gibb being presented with Walter Jackson Trophy by

Club President Jim Sneddon

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Invitation Mixed Rink's ' Charity ' Tournament

Saturday 11th May 2024

Once again the Club organised and ran this tournament in aid of raising funds towards 

Musical Memories - Dementia Choir - Hamilton

which is  is an independant, self-funded, singing group for people living with a dementia diagnosis accompanied by a carer, family member or friend. Our members come from all over the Lanarkshire area.

Our grateful thanks to Sponsor for the day T A Fyfe Funeral Directors, Peacock Cross, Almada St, Hamilton     

ML3 0EW.

Our thanks also go to two companies,

William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd, Phoenix Crescent, Bellshill ML4 3AN  and

Slaters Menswear, 165 Howard St, Glasgow G1 4HF

both of whom donated substantial raffle prizes to aid the raising of funds for the group.

The day was enjoyed by 56 Playing Bowlers and a good turnout of spectators on one of the sunniest and warmest days of the year.

The playing tournament consisted of teams from the Club and visiting clubs from around the region. Semi Finalists were teams from Hamilton BC v Coalburn and Hamilton BC v Chryston BC. The final was played in the good spirit of bowling throughout between Chryston and Hamilton. Congratulations to Hamilton BC winning team and commiserations to Chryston BC (who have won this tournament on several occasions in years gone by).

Our Thanks to all who contributed in one way or other throughout the day supporting the players, raffles etc. and a special thanks to all the visiting teams from Strathaven, Hamilton Caledonian, Chapelton, Coalburn, Chryston and Douglas Victoria and Uddingston  

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LADIES INVITATION FELLOWSHIP DAY 2024

The Ladies held their annual Invitation Fellowship Day on Friday 19th April 2024 to a sunny day. Below are photographs of all the Ladies who attended. After a few ends of bowls the ladies had an excellent buffet provided by  Tom Kirkland. Thanks to the caterers and the Bar Staff, John Robertson who helped make the day enjoyable.

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