Dunblane Bowling Club
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.
16 January 2021
The Club records with sadness the death earlier this week of Joe King, a former member of the Club who served as Club treasurer for a period. Our condolences go out to his family
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.
4 August 2020
Easing of lockdown restrictions in Phase 3 has made it possible for the clubhouse toilets to be partially re-opened. For the health and safety of all our members, please familiarise yourself with the guidelines for use of the clubhouse and the hygiene procedures in place. You can read the guidelines here.
4 August 2020
Aggregate evenings are resuming! Beginning on Friday, 7th August they will run on Mondays and Fridays until the end of the season, starting each evening at 6.45pm. Thanks to Gregor Wightman for offering to organise them
27 July 2020
Lifting of some more lockdown restrictions has made it possible for us to run a two-bowl pairs competition during August. Twelve pairs have entered, divided into two leagues playing each other on a round-robin basis. Play-off semi-finals and final will be played in early September.
13 June 2020
The green was officially opened today, two months behind schedule, in a low-key ceremony. Club Presidents Les Campbell and Joan Russell delivered the first bowls of the season. See pictures of the opening on the photo gallery page.
9 June 2020
The green will be partially opened for informal use and personal exercise from Monday 15th June. For advice and guidance on the use of the green during this time, see the 'Bowling and People' page.
27 May 2020
The Club Committee has decided to continue with the closure of the green. See the Committee statement here.
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.
17 March 202
CORONAVIRUS: Club Statement
In the light of yesterday's guidance from the Scottish Government, and with concern for the welfare and safety of members and staff, the Club Committee has taken the decision to restrict access to the clubhouse until at least 3rd April.
This means that the bar will be closed, the bingo evening cancelled, and all other activities cancelled until further notice.
The situation will be constantly reviewed and further announcements will be issued as to future plans.
The Committee trusts that members will appreciate the importance of taking these precautionary measures.
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.