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 Latest Update Sunday 24th September 2017

Secretary’s Newsletter – September 2017

The latest Newsletter from Club Secretary Ron Marshall can now be read in the Members Only section of the website. You will need your password to access this section, but the report can also be found on the Club Noticeboard.

Last Week of Bowling  – w/c  25th September 

The Last week of the season will be a busy one starting on Monday 25th September with the Annual Charity/Holiday Game.

Tuesday 26th sees the Senior Gents Closing Event and on Thursday 28th the Ladies Section hold their Prizegiving.

Finally Closing Day is on Saturday 30th September with a friendly mixed game and hospitality at 2pm.  This will be followed in the evening at 7pm with Gents Prizegiving and our Closing Day (Free) Dance. 

 16th September Ladies Past Presidents Day

The Ladies Section held their annual Past Presidents day this weekend and welcomed nine former Lady Presidents –
  Margaret BallantyneJanet Faskin, Ann Leighton, Lillian Johnston, Rena Thomson, Marion Mungall, Evelyn Rhind, Pat Robertson and Anne Wardlaw.
Six Triples teams played on the day and the game  was won convincingly by
Mary McCabe, Cathy McKinnon and Jean Fleming.
The ladies then sat down to a lovely meal prepared by the Committee.
Marion Mungall, on behalf of all the Lady Presidents thanked the Committee for the very enoyable day and lovely meal.
 More photos in the Gallery. 

6th September – Ladies Invitation Tournament
The Ladies section held their popular September tournament this week.  96 ladies enjoyed a great day’s bowling to round off the season.  The scores were tight for the 4 teams going into the semi-final, but the day was won by Mount Vermon Team – Alison Noon, June Fotheringham, Eva Johnstone and Annette MacKenzie.   Runners up were Airdrie and Semi-Finalists were Chryston and Springwells.
Uddingston Ladies Section would like to thank all our visiting teams for supporting the event  and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Lots of photos in the Gallery or Click Here

Gents Finals 2017 Results           (photos in Gallery)

ChampionshipG.Shanks v S.Fleming
PresidentsW.Daly v S.McLaren
Vice PresidentsI.Charlton v M.Lauchlan
HandicapD.Mungall Snr v S.McLaren
Robert Ferguson SetsD.Warnock v S.Fleming
Nomination PairsS.McLaren & G.Thompson v G.Shanks & W.Daly
Club PairsB.Merckel & D.Bell v E.Thomson & J.Keatings
Mixed PairsJ.Ford & L.Johnston v E.Thomson & A.Leighton
Nomination Mixed PairsR.Marshall & E.Marshall v D.Fleming & J.Faskin
Nomination TriplesA.Fleming,G.Shanks & S.Fleming v H.McGonnell,K.Miller & J.Baillie

Ladies Finals Results
ChampionshipJ.Faskin v E.Ewart
Presidents J.Faskin v V.Maxwell
Vice PresidentsM.Muircroft v E.Milligan
Senior SalverM.Waddell v J.Faskin
Nomination 4 Bowl PairsE.Ewart & A.Tunn v E.Marshall & A.Leighton
Nomination 2 Bowl PairsE.Ewart & A.Tunn v E.Marshall & A.Leighton
Balloted 4 Bowl PairsW.Woolley & W.Watson v E.Ewart & V.Maxwell

 Senior Gents Finals Results                   (photos in Gallery)
Senior ChampionshipB.Magowan v I.Charlton
Senior PairsW.Daly & J.Ford v A.Slater & D.Bell
Matt Powell TriplesR.Barr, I.Gould & D.Bell v R.McIntosh,J.Coyne & R.Marshall

Shaw Cup Finals – Results

The final of the Shaw Cup was held this week
(Monday 21st August).
Congratulations to the winners –

Willie Waddell, Jim Baillie and John McLaren 

Also well done to the runners up
Scott Cormack, Sam Ralston & Brian Magowan. 

3rd Place – Sam Thompson,Matt Lauchlan & John Rennix

4th Place – Colin Simpson, John Barclay & Willie Paul.


16th August – Senior Mixed Fours Invitation Results

     Winning team (Baillieston)                                                     Runners Up (Uddingston)
            R.Tobin, I.Flanagan, T.Boyle  & M.Reid                             E.Thomson, R.Thomson, J.Faskin & A.Ferguson

Once again, the Senior Gents Mixed Fours Invitation Tournament was a great success.  A full complement of 96 players enjoyed a great day’s bowling, despite some heavy showers.   Congratulations to go to the winning team from Baillieston and  to the Uddingston Runners up.  Well done also to the Semi-Finalist  (East Kilbride) B.MacDonald, R.Young, A.McDonald, & M.MacKay and (Uddingston) E.Marshall, B.Leighton, A.Leighton & R.Marshall.

Thanks to everyone who participated and made the day such a success.  Also  to John Morris and the Senior Gents Section who did a great job organising the day.  More photos in the Gallery.

13th August Nominated Mixed Pairs Results

Formerly the ‘Married Couples’ competition, 12 teams took part on Sunday 13th August.
Congratulations to the top two teams who were –
Ron & Elizabeth Marshall
 Davey Fleming & Janet Faskin
They now go though to the final which will be held during Gents Finals Week.

10th July Monklands Seniors League – Final Position

The popular Seniors Monklands League played their last game of the season this week.  Uddingston finished a respectable 4th in Section 4,  with 26 points after 24 games.  The top teams in each of the 4 sections now go forward to the semi final stage.  Click here for full details.

Match Convenor Brian Leighton would like to thank everyone who played in the league – your support is much appreciated.  

NB: next week (Monday 14th) sees the last game in the District 26 League)

Important – First Aid Information

Please  be aware of the following changes

  • Kitchen First Aid Box –  there is a new box in the Kitchen (specifically for catering/kitchen users)
  •  General First Aid Box – there is a new general box  on the wall just outside the Office.
  • De-Fibrillator – this has been moved to a better location on the wall outside the Boardroom.
  • Several new First Aiders have recently been trained and appointed and Eric Crainey now has the lead role for First Aid in the Club.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the names of the First Aiders – see Members Only Section and there is a list of names  above the First Aid box outside the office.                   

                        ‘Members Only’ Page has been updated

More information has recently been added to the ‘Members Only’ page including

  • Latest Club Newsletter from Club Secretary (August 2017)
  • Details of new First Aiders
  • The Club Bye-Laws

If you don’t have the password to access the page please speak to  Ron Marshall or Emma Ewart or email us via  the message box at the bottom right of this page. 


9th August-  Senior Gents Pairs Results

The Senior Gents Section held their Pairs Competition on the above date (postponed from June).
Well done to the two top pairs who will go forward to play the final on Seniors Final Day : 

Joe Ford & Willie Daley   and    Don Bell & Alan Slater. 

5th August – Ladies Nomination Triples Results

The Ladies section held their Triples events this weekend, despite having to run for cover several times due to heavy rain showers. Congratulations to the winning team –
Peggy Bryson, Margaret Ballantyne & Moira Waddell.
Also well done to close runners up  Mary Morris, Vi Maxwell & Janet Faskin.
The Ladies section would like to thank Mango Optical for once again sponsoring this event.

                   29th July – Potts InvitationTriples – Results

The Gents held the above Competition today
        The day was a great success and was won by
Brian Magowan, Don Bell and Iain Charlton.
Runners Up were David French, George Thompson & John McLaren.

Our thanks go to this year’s sponsors – Joseph Potts Funeral Directors.

2nd August Robert Gordon Triples – Results

The Senior Gents held the above Competition today.
        Congratulations to winners
       R.Barr, J.Coyne & D.Fleming (Skip)
who were presented with this magnificent trophy.

Well done  to worthy runners up
J.Sangster, R.McMorrow & J.Gray (skip). 

2nd August Ladies Triples Team Lanarkshire Semi-Final – Update
Our ladies Triples Team (E.Ewart, R.Thomson & A.Ford) played at Baillieston today but unfortunately lost to Overton & Waterloo.  They played well but heavy rain made it difficult for all the players.   But well done to the team for a great effort and for getting though to this stage of the competition.
The team would like to thank President Andy and all those from the club who came to support them.

For information, the LWBA finals will be held on Wednesday 9th August at Shotts BC.

  26th July – Ladies Pairs Team – Northfield Update
 Elizabeth Marshall and Anne Ford  played in the Pairs Competition today (Wednesday 26th July) at the National Championships at Northfield, Ayr.  Unfortunately they lost by just 1 shot.

They played valiantly in attrocious conditions but were just pipped at the post.   Well done to both Elizabeth and Anne for a great effort !

 11th July  – District 26 Singles Final 2017 – Won by Martin Murray  

 Many congratulations and well done to Martin Murray who won the District 26 Singles Title at Stonehouse on Tuesday 11th July.   District 26 President Jim Bell presented Martin with his trophy.

3rd July –  Gents Pairs Team win Lanarkshire Pairs Title !

Our Gents Pairs Team – David Warnock and Alex Fleming  won the Lanarkshire Pairs Final today (Sunday 3rd July) at Garrowhill BC against Blantyre.  Club President Andy Ewart, Secretary Ron Marshall, Treasurer Elizabeth Marshall,  and a good contingent of friends and members were there to support the players.
President Andy would like to congratulate David and Alex on their convincing win.  He added that they had won through 5 previous rounds to get to the final and the Club is extremely proud of their achievement.
More photos in the Gallery or Click Here

1st August –  Ladies v Senior Gents  Annual Friendly   

The Ladies Section were ‘guests’ of the Senior Gents today in their annual friendly match.  There was a great turnout with 48 players enjoying great bowls and lovely weather.  Gents took a back seat  and all teams were skipped by the Ladies!  

Vi Maxwell on behalf of the Ladies Section, thanked the Seniors for the lovely tea after the game and promised to return the hospitality next year !

Well done to the overall winners were Andy Byrne, Ron Marshall & Mary Morris who kindly donated their winnings to Charity.   More photos in the Gallery or Click here 

18th July – Greens/Grounds Update    

Summer Maintenence continues on the Bowling Greens this week.  Our contractors (Aitkens) were out today scarifying the bowling greens, followed by a liquid feeding and watering.  In addition, the greens are cut every day (Monday – Friday) by our Greenkeeper and automatic watering sprinklers kick in each night.
Also this week, the large trees behind the Tennis Courts were trimmed back by Tree Surgeons to stop branches falling onto the courts and all the hedges around the club were cut.
Finally, a big thanks to our Gardening Team Volunteers from the Senor Gents Section who have been doing a superb job planting the flower beds and boxes,  cutting the grass around the greens and keeping the whole area looking tip-top on an ongoing basis.   It’s much appreciated by all!

16th July – Mango Holiday Game  – Update

As usual, this year’s Holiday Game was  a thoroughly enjoyable and competitive day. The final was a very close match with ‘Peels’ going into the last end.  Well done to both finalists and eventual winners
May Gribbons, Moira Waddell/Margaret Manderson and Iain Charlton.
Close Runners-up were Cathy McKinnon, Wyn Woolley and skip Eddie Thomson.  Thanks to everyone who made it such a success!  More photos in the Gallery or Click Here

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