Dunblane Bowling Club
The 2023 season kicks off on Saturday 8th April at 2pm. Do come along to support the new committee, celebrate the start of a new bowling season, and get back into the swing of things with our first game of the season.
Come and Try Bowls
We are holding another Try Bowls Day for all ages, which was very successful and busy last year. If you would like to try or just come along and have a look we would love to see you, everyone welcome.
If you would like to support the event, want to volunteer or need more info, please contact Michael Barton.
Mobile : 07974 839 553 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friday Coaching will start again on 5th May
4pm - 5.30pm.
It would be great to also see last year’s Youths at our opening day on Saturday 8th April 2pm start.
Your help at the Try Bowls Day the following week on Saturday 15th April12pm – 4pm would also be appreciated. Please bring friends and family along. Hopefully, we can all entice more new youths down this Season. please contact Michael Barton. Mobile : 07974 839 553 or email: email@example.com
Finals weekend Sat 27th and Sun 28th August Members and friends are invited to come down and support those who have won through to the finals of the various competitions.
We are in urgent need of players for two forthcoming games.
The first is a West Perthshire game on Saturday 30th July22 at Callander starting at 2pm.
The other is on Saturday 6th August 22 at home against Kinnoul Bowling Club.
Could members please support the Club by putting their names forward on the sheets in the Clubhouse.
We had a good win against Doune last night in the West Perthshire and can hopefully repeat our success at Callander this Saturday with full teams.
Contractors have come in to do some preparatory work and they are due to return on Monday 1/8/22 to start the banking refurbishment. This will include building a low wall with wooden sleepers, stripping off the existing turf and planting shrubs etc.
Amey will then come back and complete the car park with new gravel on the rear part.
Sunday 24th July NORTHFIELD
Draw for the Youth National Singles
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Friday Nights 6:45pm
Hat Night, everyone welcome, come and join in on the fun.
16th July (Sat) 2:00pm
Mount Vernon Friendly
Spencer Cup re-scheduled for Wednesday 20th July
Good Luck everyone.
21st July 6:45pm
W.P.B.A League fixture v Blackford away, players required.
23rd July (Sat)
2 Bowl mixed Pairs
Doune Castle (WP) Home.
30th July (Sat)
Callander (WP) Away.
Solar panels now installed! See pictures on photo gallery This should be of great benefit to the Club at this time of escalating energy prices. Our grateful thanks to Galen Milne, Gerry Campbell, Gregor Wightman, Brian Dempster and Forth Electrical Services for making this project possible.
The Club's 200th anniversary was celebrated by club members and invited guests with an afternoon of bowling followed by a dinner for all attending. our grateful thanks to Pat Philpot and Adam McQue for their organisation of the day.
See pictures on the photo gallery page
16 October 2021
Prize-giving evening held in clubhouse. Congratulations to all prize-winners. See pictures on photo gallery page.
4 September 2021
The closing day of the West Perthshire Bowling Association was held today at Dunblane. After a series of round-robin ties, the winning teams played off against each other in a final - and it turned out that Doune 1 played Doune 2. So Doune won!
The Spencer Trophy, played for a few weeks earlier, was presented to Blackford, and received on behalf of the Blackford Club by their youngest member, Millie Collins. (See photo on Picture Gallery page.)
24 August 2021
Despite persistent rain for part of Saturday, and an occasional shower on Sunday, club finals were successfully played last weekend.
Congratulations to all our winners, especially
Carol Thomson who won four of the six competitions she was in, including the ladies’ singles club championship; and also to Ronnie
Wright with a clean sweep of all the gents singles competitions.
Many thanks to Pat Philpot and Charlotte Candlish for organising the weekend, to Jim Paterson for being the ever-present
umpire, and to the team who staffed the bar.
See picture on Photo Gallery page and the list of winners here.
7 August 2021
Winners of the Peter Nairn triples competition, held today, were Charlotte Candlish, John Boland and Connor Jackson. Runners up were Esme Notman, Andy Burn and Les Campbell. Many thanks to the extended Nairn family for organising this very enjoyable day. A photo of the winners is on the photo gallery page.
1 August 2021
Congratulations to Mary Davidson, Margaret Stewart, Esme Notman and Joan Russell who today won the Napier Rosebowl. (Picture on the photo gallery page)
25 July 2021
The Club carpark will be unavailable from 18th August to allow for sewer replacement by Scottish Water. Read more here.
24 July 2021
The Bowser and Wooden Spoon competition was played in sweltering conditions on 23rd July. The Bowser final was between Bill Baird and Gregor Wightman; Bill emerged as winner. The round-robin play-off for the wooden spoon saw John Boland, Ian Candlish and Les Campbell battle it out, with Les coming out on top.
17 July 2021
A team of Dunblane juniors were winners of the Triples Qualifying held at Dunblane today. They now go through to the finals of the last SYBA (Scottish Young Bowlers Association) finals, as Bowl Scotland will be taking over after this season. The venue for the finals will be at Newbridge Bowling Club on Saturday 28th August.
The winning team was Connor Jackson (lead), Reece McBride (second) and Campbell Tully (skip). Well done lads!
See picture on the Photo Gallery page.
10 July 2021
The ladies of the club dominated the mixed four-bowl pairs competition played today under Aussie rules. Of the eight teams who entered it was two pairs of lady members who contested the play-off. Mary Davidson and Esme Notman played Joan Russell and Nanette Clarke with Joan and Nanette emerging as winners from a game of very skilful bowling. See photos on the Photo Gallery page.
19 June 2021
Five pairs competed in the fancy-dress round robin, with prizes sponsored by President Les Campbell. The winners of the tournament were Les Campbell and Stevie Balmer (who both generously re-donated their prizes); second win in a week for Stevie! Fancy dress included pirates, 1960s hippies, barber-shop quartet, and a monster. The prize for the most imaginative fancy dress went by acclaim to Michael Barton; considering the bulk of his costume it's amazing he was able to deliver a bowl! See pictures on the Photo Gallery page.
12 June 2021
Stevie Balmer and Nanette Clarke competed in the final of the singles competition which ran throughout the month of May, with Stevie emerging as victor 21-10. In the semi finals Stevie played against Les Campbell and Nanette against Brian Dempster. See Photo Gallery page.
14 May 2021
Monday evening 'Aggregate' and Friday evening Hat Nite now on - just turn up at 6.45pm and join in.
10 May 2021
Notice the changed view? In preparation for drainage works being carried out by Scottish Water over the summer, all the trees on the banking alongside the dual carriageway have been felled. For 'before and after' pictures, see the photo gallery page.
1 May 2021
The Club is extremely grateful to McIntyre Funeral Services, Dunblane who have, for the second time, sponsored a set of new mats and jacks. Our sincere thanks to Joan Duncanson of McIntyres for the generous gift.
10 April 2021
On an unseasonably chilly day Club Presidents Joan Russell and Les Campbell officially opened the new season by delivering the first bowls. Covid restrictions meant that spectating around the green was not permitted, but about a dozen members watched from the dual carriageway. See pictures on the photo gallery page.
11 December 2020
As a conventional AGM is impossible because of Covid restrictions, the Club Committee is carrying out the functions of the AGM by email and post. All Club members eligible to vote will be receiving a number of emails or letters over the next few weeks.
5 September 2020
Harry Tyler and Louis Ross won the final match of the 2-bowl pairs today, with a 13-8 shot win over Les Campbell and Ian Ballance. In the play-off for 3rd and 4th place another two youngsters, Alex Christmas and Kyle Middleton, won by one shot over Gregor Wightman and Alex Oliver, but only after an extra end to resolve a drawn match, and the winning shot awarded with the umpire having to be called in to measure.
The Club's honorary ladies' president, Mrs June Reid, kindly agreed to present the prizes to all the semi-finalists.
See pictures on the Photo Gallery page.
31 August 2020
The final four matches of the two bowl pairs competition will be held on Saturday 5th September at 1.30pm. The semi-finalists are Alex Oliver & Gregor Wightman v Ian Ballance & Les Campbell
and Harry Tyler & Louis Ross v Kyle Middleton & Alex Christmas. So there will be a least one pair of teenagers in the final! Congratulations to all our semi-finalists.
27 March 2020
Dunblane Bowling Club member Alex Oliver, a PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University, hits the headlines with his unique research into the psychological secrets of sporting success. Read about it here.
Despite not being accessible at present, the Club still has running costs and so it would be much appreciated if members could now pay this season's fees. This can be done by posting an envelope with a cheque through the letterbox in the clubhouse. Post will be cleared regularly, if not daily. This season's fees are £115 per member, with a 50% discount for new members.
For any members who prefer to pay their fees by cash, Gerry Campbell will be in the clubhouse between 10am and 12noon on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March to receive payments.
1 January 2020
The Club AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 21st February 2020 at 7.30pm.
20 December 2019
The clubhouse will be open on Hogmanay, from 9.30pm until late
20 December 2019
The bingo evening earlier this month was a huge success with £1040 raised for club funds. Grateful thanks to organisers Charlotte Candlish, Pat Philpot and Sheena Finnie; to number caller Jim Mein; to Ian Candlish and Davie Cuthell for managing the bar; and to all who contributed prizes.
18 October 2019
Prizegiving and Raffle Evening on Saturday 16th November, 7.30pm - 12.30am.