Founded in 1956, this year Holytown BC will celebrate their 63rd year! The green is looking good and we wish all the members a successful year.
Club president for the 2019 season is Andy Gillon. Past-president Rebecca Weir.
16 Grantholm Avenue, Holytown, ML1 4TY
Telephone: 07804 692927
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Club News 2019
Sunday 6th October
Club AGM has been re-arranged and will be held on Sunday 6th October at 2pm.
Saturday 28th September : Closing Day
Closing day is scheduled for 12:00, on the green for 12:30.
Saturday 21st September
Great competition yesterday with fantastic matches taking place, weather really made a good day for bowling. Well done to Tommy Thompson / Linda Coburn who were winners on the day, with Tom Ross / Andy Gillon as runners up.
Sunday 8th September:
Handicap Final: Sandy Jenkins won against Gordon Blackwood (21-18) in an excellent match of bowls in which both players would have been deserved winners.
Senior Championship: Tom Sloan won against Sandy Jenkins (21 - 15) in another high standard and competitive match.
Saturday 7th September.
Pairs: Gordon Blackwood / Sandy Jenkins won against Tom Sloan/ Kevin Monaghan in the first game of the finals weekend.
Presidents: Brian Gaffney won against Sandy Jenkins (21-18) in a closely fought game.
Gents Championship: Tom Sloan won against Gordon Blackwood (21-15) to become this year’s club champion and concluded the day of matches, with another cracking game for the members watching and supporting.
Monday 3rd September.
Semi-finals: Presidents Prize Sandy Jenkins won against Tommy Thompson. Senior Championship Tom Sloan won against Willie Paul.
EGM Sunday 2nd September 2pm.
Letter sent to members.
Monday 26th August
Promiscus last points game with overall winner Tommy Thompson, (37 points), 2nd Ann Baillie, (24 points), 3rd Joe Hands, (22 points). Once again the few had good fun. All were presented, after the game with prize, cakes and good company, which the majority of the members chose to ignore as they did all season!!!! Anyone have a Defibrillator?
Friday 23rd August
Semi-final with 6 pm start.
Championship: T Sloan 21-17 J McMahon
Handicap: A Gillon 17-21 G Blackwood, B Gaffney 13-21 S Jenkins
Friday 16th August
Lanarkshire League: Away to Dazell 6-0 Holytown. Due to green flooding the game was stopped and counted for score at 11 ends.
Tuesday 13th August
Senior League: Final game Away to Overton cancelled as they could not get a team.
Finished with 20 points from 14 games.
Friday 9th August
Lanarkshire League: Holytown 1-5 Law. Another heavy defeat.
Wednesday 7th August
Burgh Championship Top Ten: Uddingston 8-0 Holytown. An expected result but everybody tried their best.
Tuesday 6th August
Senior League: Holytown 11-9 Motherwell Miners (2). Good fightback from John Lennox, Tom Ross, Sandy Jenkins as they were 3-7 down after 7 ends.
Friday 2nd August
Lanarkshire League: Low waters 3-3 Holytown.
Wednesday 31st July
Burgh Championship Top Ten: Away to Motherwell Miners was not played due to waterlogged green. Holytown went through on toss of a coin.
Sunday 28th July
Lanarkshire League Top Ten: Away to Houldsworth 8-0 Holytown. Houldsworth put out their strong team and won very easily.
Wednesday 17th July
Senior League: Newmains 20-4 Holytown. No luck today but the team played better than the score suggests.
Sunday 14th July
Burgh Championship final at Wishaw BC.: Senior Singles, Tom Sloan Holytown 14-21 Houldsworth.
Wednesday 10th July
Lanarkshire League: Holytown 4-2 Colville Park. Hard fought points tonight with it looking as if Holytown would only get two points, but with Sandy Jenkins Rink rallying in the closing ends seen us with 2 wins.
Tuesday 9th July.
Senior League: Team of Tom Ross, Tommy Thompson, Sandy Jenkins Holytown 20-9 Carluke (2).
Monday 8th July.
Senior League Senior Singles Competition: Tommy Thompson Holytown 21-7 Houldsworth. Tommy played really well and made some excellent recovery bowls to win in such a manner.
Friday 5th July
Lanarkshire League: Uddingston 6-0 Holytown. The best performance was Gordon Blackwood team, who lost in the last end.
Wednesday 3rd July
Burgh Championship semi-final at Motherwell BC.: Senior Singles, Tom Sloan won against Dalzell. Triples, Joe Hands, Tommy Thompson, Sandy Jenkins lost to Overton. The Final is at Wishaw BC on 14th July 2pm start.
Tuesday 2nd July
Senior League: Shotts B.C. 8-12 Holytown. John Lennox, Sandy Jenkins, Tom Sloan.
Friday 28th June
Lanarkshire League: Holytown 5-1 Carluke. Strong performances from everyone tonight. Gordon Blackwood's fours fought hard all the way and came back from 7 shots down to earn a well deserved draw. The fours skipped by Sandy Jenkins and Brian Gaffney had commanding wins from the start and never eased up with both winning by +20 shots.
Wednesday 26th June
Burgh Championship: Senior Singles played in the afternoon and won against Bellshill & Mossend. Triples also won. Singles and Fours both lost. Holytown hosted Pairs and Fours.
Senior League: Ian Wightman, Tom Ross & Tommy Thompson,
Holytown 15-6 Wishaw.
Friday 21st June
Lanarkshire League: Gartcosh 4-2 Holytown. Brian Gaffney rink won. Gordon Blackwood rink and Sandy Jenkins rink came close after both were 12 shots down to drawing but losing it on the last end.
Thursday 20th June
Lanarkshire Ladies BA triples: Anne Baillie, Jean Thompson and Nan Jenkins lost at Mount Vernon.
Lanarkshire BA Top Six at Holytown 2-4 Victoria Coatbridge.
Wednesday 19th June
Burgh Championship: Singles, Senior Singles, triples and fours all won. Pairs lost. Holytown hosted Triples and Fours.
Senior League: Holytown's John Jeffrey, Tommy Thompson and Sandy Jenkins won 12-10 away to Castlehill 1.
Saturday 15th June
Gents Balloted pairs went to semi final stage and seen Gordon Blackwood/ Sandy Jenkins win against Brian Gaffney / Gary Cochrane and Tom Sloan/ Kevin Monaghan win against Tommy Thompson/ Joe Hands.
Wednesday 12th June
Bowls Scotland District 20 Senior Gents Singles Sandy Jenkins lost in final against Gartcosh at Springwells.
Lanarkshire Ladies BA three bowl pairs: Anne Baillie and Nan Jenkins lost at Houldsworth.
Senior League Holytown 13-11 Motherwell Miners.
Burgh Championship: Holytown triples won at Uddingston.
Monday 10th June
Bowls Scotland District 20 Semi finals at Burnhead where Holytown's Tom Sloan lost in Gents Singles to Airdrie Central.
Saturday 8th June
Bowls Scotland District 20 ladies: The triples of Anne Baillie, Nan Jenkins and Jean Thompson lost today at B&M.
Thursday 6th June
Lanarkshire Ladies BA triples: Anne Baillie, Jean Thompson and Nan Jenkins won 17-13 at Calderbank. Next round is at Mount Vernon on 20th June.
Wednesday 5th June
Bowls Scotland Senior Gents Singles Sandy Jenkins 21-7 Gartsherrie at Caldercraig.
Senior League of John Lennox, Tom Ross and Tom Sloan lost away to Houldsworth 11-10.
Sunday 2nd June
Mixed pairs Brian and Nan lost away to Caldercraig B.
Bowls Scotland District 20 ladies: triples of Anne Baillie, Nan Jenkins and Jean Thompson won 20-5 today at Caldercraig.
Saturday 1st June
Bowls Scotland District 20 ladies: The triples of Anne Baillie, Nan Jenkins and Jean Thompson won today and play tomorrow. The Pairs of Rebecca Weir and Amy Jenkins lost 12-14 in very tight contest.
Fri. 31st May
Bowls Scotland: Gents pairs Holytown lost to Bellshill & Mossend, at Orbiston, in a very good game.
Singles Holytown 21-16 West End Coatbridge at Coatbridge.
Thursday 30th May
Lanarkshire Ladies BA three bowl pairs: Anne Baiile and Nan Jenkins won at Mt Vernon and play at Houldsworth in the next game.
Lanarkshire BA Junior Singles Competition, District Final, where Gary Cochrane won against Airdrie Central at Hamilton B.C. and now proceeds to Semi Final at Garrowhill on Tuesday 18th June.
Wednesday 29th May
Bowls Scotland Senior Gents Singles Sandy Jenkins 21-15 Clarkston at Gartsherrie.
Senior League at Home, John Jeffrey, Tommy Thompson and Tom Sloan won 25-5 Newarthill.
Monday May 70th
Promiscus was rained off.
Sunday 26th May
Mixed pairs: Holytown's Gordon Blackwood/Ann Baillie lost out on last bowl against Victoria Coatbridge. Brian Gaffney/ Nan Jenkins had W/O as Gartsherrie did not appear.
Saturday 25th May
Bowls Scotland Ladies Junior Singles: Holytown's Amy Jenkins 20-21 Bellshill & Mossend. A great performance from Amy, in her first foray, to be narrowly beaten by last years District 20 winner. Keep that up!
Fri. 24th May
Bowls Scotland: Gents pairs Holytown 21-9 West End at Glengowan.
Singles Holytown 21-13 Whifflet at Orbiston, Triples Holytown 12-15 Springwells at Gartsherrie.
Wednesday 22nd May
Bowls Scotland Senior Gents Singles Sandy Jenkins 21-16 Victoria Coatbridge at Orbiston.
Tuesday 21st May
Senior League won at Carluke with Tommy Thompson, Ian Wightman and John Lennox.
Monday May 20th
Promiscus: The winners this week were Sandy Jenkins and Tom Sloan.
Fri. 17th May
Bowls Scotland Triples beat Dunbeth at Airdrie Central.
Lanarkshire singles seen Gordon Blackwood lose 19-21.
Senior League home game seen a another loss for Holytown 11-13 Lanark 1.
Monday May 13th
Promiscus: The winners this week were Amy Jenkins and Tommy Thompson.
Thursday 9th May
Lanarkshire BA Competions; Gordon Blackwood Singles won 21-19 at Caldercraig, against Glengowan , Pairs lost to Greengairs and Triples also lost to Caldercraig.
Wednesday May 8th
Senior League away game with the team of J. Jeffrey, T Ross and T. Sloan lost 9-11 at Dalzell.
Monday May 6th
Promiscus: The winners this week were Sandy Jenkins and Tom Sloan.
Senior League opening game with a two shot victory from the team of I. Wightman, T. Thompson and S. Jenkins against Law. Good start in closely fought game.
Promiscus: Enjoyable evening with the winners tonight Gary Cochrane and Nan Jenkins.
April 26th E.G.M.
There will be an E.G.M at 630 to discuss a letter from the council legal department which may have significant impact on the club.
All available members should attend.
April 13th 2p.m. Opening Day.
There has been great work done, prior to opening day, on the Bowling club surrounds, changing room and clubhouse by a FEW dedicated members who want to give something back!
This Author gives them a GREAT BIG THANKS. You can see from the photos above the difference to the surrounds.
Excellent day with good turnout of over 80% of the members.
Lanarkshire BA Championship Fixtures and Lanarkshire Leagues are posted on the website. Click the link on the left hand side to view.
March 3rd: Fees to be payed. Open from 2 -3 pm
February 28th: Grass cut with 5 boxes of grass removed, blade set at 9mm, verticut set at 1mm. Sat 23rd 2 boxes removed, blade at 9mm verticut set at 4mm.
Scott Ferguson funeral is at 9:30, Holytown Crematorium.
He died on 6th after long battle with illness.
Holytown BC offer their condolences to his family.
Scott was a good member who only stopped bowling because of his illness.