14th April 2019
Indoor Mini Internationals
Victory for the Scots in the Centenary Year
In the Indoor Mini International, played at Riverain Indoor Bowls Club on Sunday 14th April, London Scottish Bowling Association pulled off a historic victory in our centenary year by beating the London Welsh by eight shots in the morning Semi Final 79 shots to 71 and continued that good form to beat the London Irish in a nail-biting finish in the afternoon final by just one shot (73~72).
The Semi-Final against London Welsh was a close fought match with each side winning on two rinks and losing on two. At five ends the Scots had a ten shot lead (22-12), at 10 ends an eleven shot lead (40-29), at 15 ends the lead had extended to 18 (60-42) before the Welsh made a bit of a comeback to reduce the overall lead at the end of the match to eight shots (79-71).
In the afternoon final against London Irish the match went all the way to the last shot on the last end. At five ends the Irish led by 2 shots (18-20), at ten ends there was a three shot difference in favour of the Irish (38-41), by the fifteenth end the Scots had rallied and took a lead of nine shots (62-53),the Irish then rallied and pulled the score back to nine shots on the twentieth end (73-64) and picked up 8 shots in the final end to leave the Scots with a one shot victory.
A great day was had by all and after the match at the evening meal, the Irish graciously congratulated the Scots in reaching a landmark 100 years as an Association and proposed a toast to the Association on their achievement and for the victory in the competition in their Centenary year. In his reply, Bob Alexander President of London Scottish thanked all those who had taken part in this years event. He particularly mentioned the London Irish for their work in arranging the event and officiating on the day. Thanks were also extended to the host club Riverain for providing their facilities and for the excellent meals served throughout the day.
The Guinness Salver was then presented to the winning President by President Frank Oliver of the London Irish who again paid tribute to the Scots achievement in reaching 100 years. as an Association and wished the Association good bowling as it moved into it's second century.
Well done to all those who took part. We now look forward to repeating the good form in the outdoor Mini International to be held at Sutton Bowls Club in September.
Come on ye Scots!!
2nd April 2019
Sunday 14th April 2019
Indoor Mini Internationals
|1||Ian Hogg||Bob Alexander||Jim Lumsden||John Brechin|
|2||George McGhie||Bill Dickie||Kevin Fullard||Jim Scott|
|3||Keith Court||George Martin||Terry Smith||Ted Stewart|
|4||Ross Christie||Alex Brady||Alan Bennet||Roger Bell|
|Res||Kennedy Brown||John Dickie||Ian Robertson||Alistair McNicol||Jim Wood|
Notes on Team Selection
After its usual difficult discussions, the Selection Committee has agreed that the above team will represent the Association at the 2019 Indoor Mini International
We realise that there will be some disappointments,but the team selection is not a reflection on anyone's bowling capabilities
It is the Selection Committee's best attempt to field a strong and balanced team for the competition.
The team is selected for the morning match,but changes may be made for the afternoon match at the discretion of the Selection Committee.
The Section Commitee
Bob Alexander, President ~ Jim Lumsden ~ Alan Bennet
13th March 2019
Key Dates for your Diary
1st March 2019
Message from Jim Lumsden
Hon Secretary & Hon Treasurer
3rd January 2019
Message from Bob Alexander
President 2019 in London Scottish Centenary Year
Change to the Constitution
The following change to the Rules & Constitution was approved at the AGM.
"The Council of the Association shall consist of the Officers, Past Presidents and three Council Members.
At each Annual General Meeting, Council Members other than Past Presidents, who have served three consecutive years, should retire and these members shall not be eligible for re`electon within twelve months"