​SENIORS SECTION - 2019 SEASON .-. Convenor Andy Kyle

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Week Ending 20th July: Our penultimate game was away to Airdrie Central in the Section 1 League, but undaunted we took on and beat the current league leaders by 4 points to nil and a 13 shots advantage. This result puts us in third place in the league (behind Springwells and Central) but the latter has the advantage of having two games to play.

This Wednesday was a free week for the Club who were currently sitting in top spot before this week's games. With two more games to go in Section 4, both at home versus Uddingston and Bothwell, our destiny is in our own hands. Note: The League Status after games played this week is:-

Club Games Played Points Total Shots Difference  
Uddingston 11 27 + 50  
Caldercraig 10 26 + 91  
Springwells 10 26 + 35  
Bothwell 11 23 - 11  


Week Ending 13th July: We had another very good result in the Section 1 (Monday) League against C/B Victoria with maximum points and a 17 shots advantage.

Our Section 4 team started a run of three home games on Wednesday 10th which will complete our league fixtures for this season. Bellshill & Mossend were the visitors and we had an excellent result, securing another 4 points and an additional 43 shots. The League leaders before today were Springwells but with them having their rest day we have taken over the top spot. Caldercraig have a rest day next Wednesday (17th).

Week Ending 6th July: There was a very welcome return to form with a resounding victory over Clarkston (away) in the Monday league with 4 points earned and 41 shots in the bank. A repeat at Home versus Victoria next Monday would be very nice. The League leaders are Airdrie Central and Caldercraig are languishing in 5th place.

On Wednesday afternoon there were two very closely contested games in the Senior League. Going in to the final ends our two triples were behind, but fortune favoured the brave in one game and we ran out winners after collecting five shots. Up until the skip of Springwells other team played his final bowl of the afternoon we still had a chance of maximum points but were pleased in the end to share the points. Springwells retain their 2 points advantage at the top of the table, followed by Caldercraig with Uddingstone in 3rd place, 1 point behind Caldercraig.

Week Ending 29th June: Our Monday league match at Calderbank was another disapointment when once again this year we failed to earn a point, but our Wednesday team fared much better with a welcome return to form and maximum points earned against Garrowhill at our home green. With Four more games to play our Section 4 team are in 2nd place, 2 points behind Springwells. The final run down starts at Springwells next Wednesday, 3rd July.

The twice weekly afternoon rink games are ongoing and there has been a reasonably good turn-out for most days. The race for the Bob Telford Trophy (awarded to the most successful competitor on the rink games played throughout the season) is keenly contested again this year with John Black, Robert Murray and John Wilson the current front runners. We are not yet at the half-way stage so there is still plenty of time for others to join or even overtake them all. Reminder - every attendee on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons who competes in the rink game or a Seniors' competition will receive points to add to their running total.

Week Ending 22nd June: Our Monday League team (Section 1) were at home against Springwells and both games went down to the last bowl, and in both cases it resulted in a drawn match. 2 Points each. On Wednesday our Section 4 team travelled to Gartsherrie but we were not able to win either of the two games.

Week Ending 8th June: Our League 1 team (Monday League) were away to Airdrie B.C. but they failed to gain any points. Meanwhile, the Wednesday (League 4) team played their game on Monday at the request of our opponents, Uddingston, and the points were shared.

Caldercraig hosted a BS Senior Singles and Senior 4's semi-final games on Wednesday 5th whilst our Senior Rink played their semi-final at Burnhead. Unfortunately they were beaten by the team from Calderbank and as reported previously, Jim Purves lost in the Singles 1/4 Finals last week.

Please note that there is a new competition for Seniors this year. Added to the long running Monklands League Singles and Fours competitions, the latter of which we won last year, there is a Pairs knockout competition, where we have two representative teams, one representing the Monday League players and one from Section 4. This competition commences on Monday 22nd July and Wednesday 24th July and will conclude on 21st August. The Draws and selected Representatives Names will be posted on the Seniors notice board in the near future.

Week Ending 1st June: On Monday our league team were hosts to Airdrie Central and with one game each we shared the points. We had a small shots advantage overall.

Our Wednesday league team had a free week, but the club were involved in the B.S. Senior championships with Jim Purves playing at Glengowan in the singles. Jim lost his keenly fought game to his Gartsherrie opponent. The Senior Fours rink were due to play at Whifflet against Coatdyke but their opponents could not field a team and Caldercraig were given a bye in to the semi-final which will be played on Wednesday 5th June at Burnhead, 1.30pm start. 

Week Ending 25th May:  Our Monday league team shared the points against Coatbridge Victoria but with a 7 shots overall advantage.

The Wednesday league fixture was brought forward to Tuesday to allow both teams to participate in the B.S. Senior Championships but our lads lost both games away to Bellshill/Mossend.

On Wednesday, Jim Purves beat his opponent to progress to the next round of the Senior Single's Championship and we also had success in the Senior Fours when the rink, skipped by D McIntyre overcame their Airdrie BC opponents.

Week Ending 18th May:  The Monday League game (Sect 1) resulted in a share of the points at home against our Clarkston neighbours but with a 2 shots deficit. We will have to improve in the coming weeks if we want to retain our title. After 3 games we lie in joint fourth place, 6 points behind leaders Springwells.

In Sect 4, our team has full points after 3 games following their narrow victories over Springwells and now lead the second placed club by 4 pts. Our opponents next week are Bellshill/Mossend who have already had their free week and have accrued 4 points. 

In the Bowls Scotlands over 50's singles Jim Purves had a fine win over his Springwells opponent and will continue to try and retain his District title in next Wednesday's game, at which point the rest of our Senior's selections will enter the District competitions.

Week Ending 11th May:  The representatives for the Scottish and Lanarkshire Competitions have been posted. Please check and signify your availability asap. Any problems, please contact the convenor, Andy Kyle.

The draws for the club competitions will be posted by Tuesday. Note that all games must be played or otherwise decided by the closing dates for each round. As in past years there will be no extensions except for those as laid down for Gents Section competitions.

The Monday League game was played at home against Calderbank and we had to settle for a share of the points but the Wednesday league team had a good win away to Garrowhill and they top the league with maximum points at this early stage of the season.


Week Ending 4th May:  There were mixed fortunes in the first games of the Monklands Seniors League matches. On Monday, no points were earned in the game at Springwells but full points were gained at home against Gartsherrie in the Section 4 League on Wednesday.

The closing date for entry to all Club Competitions is Saturday 4th May. The draws will be made on Monday 6th.




Senior's Rink Afternoon Games

18th September.  Today marked the last of this season's afternoon games. We played 39 out of a possible 43 games and points were awarded to all those attending. At stake was the Bob Telford Trophy and this year's winner was Fraser Gillespie who amassed a total of 74 points. In second place was John Black with 65 points, in Third was John Jarvie with 60 and in 4th came John Wilson with 53points. Well played lads.

All Senior Members Please Note:          IMPORTANT CHANGE

The last official game of 2018 to be played on Thursday 20th September will be followed by a snack meal, a presentation and a celebratory drink. Your committee have decided to change the day to "The Dan Turner Trophy" game and the format will be in short (4 end?) games  of knock-out competition. Play should be completed by 2.45pm at the latest. The game starts at the usual time of 1.00pm and all Senior members intending to play should report to the clubhouse by 12.45 for registration and the draw. 

Make sure that those attending (players and non players) have entered their name on the sheet in the bowls house (to allow for catering).


Congratulations to our Champions for 2018.

Championship - David McIntyre beat Jim Preston

Senior Pairs - Willie Shields & Ian Chisholm beat George McLachlan and Jim Purves

The McMeekin Trophy - David McIntyre beat John Black.

The Bob Telford Trophy - Fraser Gillespie


22nd August.    CONGRATULATIONS to the following club members, representing District 4 of the Monklands Seniors Bowling Leagues who won the coveted League Championship trophy by defeating the Caldercraig District 1 champions in the final played at Gartsherrie this afternoon.

The victorius players were:- in team 1, Bobby Wallace, Ian Chisholm and John Campbell and in team 2, Bill Andrew, Fraser Gillespie and David McIntyre. The result was in doubt right to the second last bowl of the day with the above teams winning on shots difference after sharing the points with their opponents after two very closely contested games.

The runners up today were John Black, Jim Preston and Jim Purves and Willie Shields, Rab Stanfield and Bert Wallace. This is the first time that Caldercraig has lifted the title and the first time that two teams representing the same club have contested the final.

Well done to everyone involved.


In the Seniors Leagues Semi Finals  played on Wednesday 15th August  at St Rollox Bowling Club, Glasgow. the results were as follows:-

          Caldercraig (Sect 1)   beat    Whifflet        (Sect 2)   2 - 0  

          Baillieston  (Sect 3)   lost to  Caldercraig  (Sect 4)   0 - 2

The two winning teams will contest the final at Gartsherrie BC on Wednesday 22nd August @ 2.00pm. That makes it three more trophies for Caldercraig, guaranteed. - Another first. Come along and give the boys some well deserved support.

Update to the Bob Telford Trophy (Rink Day Points) Competition:-

at 11th September, the top four contestants are:-

F Gillespie.........69 points

J Black..............61 points

J Jarvie.............57 points

J Wilson............51 points



Congratulations on your achievement. Lanarkshire Womans Bowling Association Singles Champion, 2018.

Another First for Caldercraig.



25th July - Congratulations to Airdrie Central - Senior Fours National Champions, 2018.

Section 1

Congratulations to the Caldercraig Seniors Team who won the Section 1 Division of the Monkland's Senior League today (6th August) when they gained four points in their final game against Glengowan.

Section 4

Well done boys - Maximum points earned in your final game with a plus 32 shots difference. We could not have asked for anything more. 

Just received confirmation from league secretary. Caldercraig winners of Section 4. (Springwells dropped two points in their final game)


NB: Scroll down for all the League Results & Final Tables. 



CONGRATULATIONS TO JIM PURVES ON REACHING the 2nd Round at Northfield. You have done us proud, Jim - Thanks, from all your friends at Caldercraig.


Monklands Seniors Bowling Association - 2018 Leagues

             District 1 (Mondays at 1.30pm)                      District 4 (Wednesdays at 1.30pm)

Date Opponents Venue Result         Date Opponents Venue Result
7th May SPRINGWELLS Home 4 pts         9th May SPRINGWELLS Away 2 pts
14th May CALDERBANK Away 4 pts         16th May BURNHEAD Home 2 pts
21st May CLARKSTON Away 1 pt         23rd May GARTSHERRIE Home 4 pts
28th May VICTORIA Home 2 pts         30th May BOTHWELL Away 0 pts
4th June AIRDRIE CENTRAL Away 4 pts         6th June BELLSHILL MOSSEND Away 4 pts
11th June AIRDRIE Home 0 pts         13th June UDDINGSTON Home 4 Pts
18th June GLENGOWAN Away 4 pts         20th June GARROWHILL Away 4 pts
25th June SPRINGWELLS Away 4 pts         27th June SPRINGWELLS Home 1 pt
2nd July CALDERBANK Home 2 pts         4th July BURNHEAD Away 4 pts
9th July CLARKSTON Home 4 pts         11th July GARTSHERRIE Away 4 pts
16th July VICTORIA Away 2 pts         18th July BOTHWELL Home 4 pts
10th July AIRDRIE CENTRAL Home 2 pts         25th July BELLSHILL MOSSEND Home 2 pts
30th July AIRDRIE Away 2 pts         1st August UDDINGSTON Away 2 pts
6th August GLENGOWAN Home 4 pts         8th August GARROWHILL Home 4 pts











  Final Table             Final Table          


SECTION 1           . . SECTION 4          
Pos Club Pld For Agst Diff Pts . . Club Pld Pts For Agst Shots %
1 Caldercraig 14 399 286 113 39 . . Caldercraig 28 41 396 307 128.99%
2 Airdrie  14 436 321 115 38 . . Springwells 28 40 438 316 138.61%
3 Airdrie Central 14 389 331 58 38 . . Bothwell 28 30 388 312 124.36%
4 Calderbank 14 300 344 -44 26 . . Gartsherrie 28 29 320 318 100.63%
6 Victoria 14 325 386 -61 24 . . Uddingston 28 26 301 427 70.49%
5 Clarkston 14 310 338 -28 22 . . Garrowhill 28 20 346 402 85.82%
7 Springwells 14 293 366 -73 21 . . Bellshill/Mossend 28 21 317 367 86.38%
8 Glengowan 14 254 289 -35 16 . . Burnhead 28 17 286 342 83.63%


District 1       1st Round         Caldercraig        v         Calderbank        at        Victoria               1.30pm        Wednesday 25th July

25th July - Calderbank failed to enter a player. Bert Wallace gets a Bye to Wed 1st August when he will play against Glengowan at Mount Vernon. 1.30pm start.

District 4       1st Round         Caldercraig        v         Springwells       at        Mount Vernon     1.30 pm       Wednesday 25th July

25th July - Congratulations to John Campbell in his game against Springwells. Next round versus Gartsherrie at Springwells - Wed 1st August 1.30pm. Result - a win for Gartsherrie


ANNUAL CLUB COMPETITIONS - Draw Sheets are now posted on the notice board.


BOWLS SCOTLAND Senior's Competitions  (All Games start 1.30pm)

Wed 9th May       1st Round    Senior Fours (Team B)    V   Orbiston            @   Airdrie Central         WIN

Wed 16th May     2nd Round   Team B                             V   ?                      @   Bellshill & Mossend   WIN

WED 23rd May     1/4 Final     Team B                             V    ?                      @   Gartsherrie              LOST

Club Representatives:   Bobby Wallace, Bill Andrew,  Fraser Gillespie & John Campbell.   

Wed 16th May     2nd Round   Senior Fours (Team A)   V   Bellshill & Mossend   @   Holytown.   LOST

Club Representatives:   Ian Baxter, Rab Stanfield, Jim Preston & George Low   

Wed 16th May     2nd Round   Senior Singles   V     Gartcosh         @  Glengowan      WIN

Wed 23rd May     Dist 1/4 Final                         V     Holytown A      @  Orbiston         WIN   

Wed 30th May     Dist Semi Final                    V     Holytown B      @  Springwells     WIN   

Wed 6th June       District Final                       V     C/Bridge Vic     @  Coatbridge Victoria   WIN

Club Representative:   Jim Purves     is Northfield bound.  Well done Jim.           

LANARKSHIRE Bowling Assoc Senior Fours Competition.

Thurs 17th May         2nd Round         V    Airdrie          @     Calderbank                 WIN

Thurs 24th May          Dist 1/4 Final     V    Coatbridge   @ Airdrie Central                LOST

Club Representatives:  Rab Stanfield, George Low, John Campbell & Jim Purves.


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