The Alex Morton Trophy

The Alex Morton Trophy was contested as a one day competition yesterday, Saturday 24th July. 14 Bowlers took to the Green on a very hot day.

Semi-Finals were, A.Wilson, C.Donaldson, J.Allan, C.Drummond.

Arthur and James coming through to the Final. James won their game in the Group stages but Arthur turned that round to win the Trophy. A great days Bowling was had by all. CONGRATULATIONS ARTHUR!!

ARTHUR WILSON WINS THE ALEX MORTON TROPHY!

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Balfour Trophy – Menstrie won the semi-final against Sauchie taking an early lead and held on to it for the duration of the game finally winning by 10 shots. The Balfour Trophy Final will be on Saturday 31st July against Alloa Bowling Club. Venue – Sauchie 2.30pm start.

Committee News

Ally Collier has had to stand down as Secretary due to work commitments. We would like to thank him for his hard work over the years and wish him well for the future. Meantime the Committee will share the duties.

Due to the Balfour Trophy being played on the 31st July the Polmaise game has been re-scheduled and will now be played on August 28th. A new sheet will be posted.

Coming up in August, The Kerry Pairs, A.Collier Singles, The President’s Prize. Dates to be confirmed.

Family Fun Monday’s part of Dumyat Summer of Wellness has been a great success to date, we also had a group of young teens come down between 5 and 6. If you have some spare time why not pop along and help out. (Monday’s 4pm)

The Ties continue well with the Quarter Finals of the Singles being played soon. It looks like there will be some good games to come so why not come along, have a light refreshment and watch the games.

Stay safe 🙏

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BALFOUR TROPHY

Menstrie won their second Round Game against Orwell on Thursday evening. It was another hard fought game where Menstrie took the lead in the last few ends and held on for an 8 shot win. We are awaiting Semi-Final opponents and venue for next Thursdays game (21st July). Well done Gents!

Saturday 17th July – The minibus leaves the Club at 2pm for Saturday’s friendly at Cambus (cost £3 per head)

Sheets Posted on Noticeboard

Alex Morton Trophy – Saturday 24th July at 1pm Polmaise Friendly Away – Saturday 31st at 2pm

Dumyat Centre Summer of Wellbeing

We had a mix of 20 adults and children turn up on Monday for the Dumyat centre’s Try Bowls session for children and adults and everyone appeared to enjoy the hour session. Thanks to all the members who came along to help. Next week’s session is Monday and starts at 4pm.

Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-of-wellbeing-family-bowls-tickets-161136635013

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Menstrie won their First Round Balfour Tie against Clackmannan at Alloa East End on Thursday 8th July. A great performance from The Team.

Opponents and Venue to be confirmed for the next match on Thursday 15th July.

UPCOMING GAMES

CAMBUS friendly (Away) July 17th @ 2.30pm ALEX MORTON TROPHY (Singles) July 24th @ 1pm

We are delighted to report that Roy and McIntyre have agreed to sponsor the club for another year. You’ll see their Business card on the Homepage. We have invited Tommy, Steven and their staff to come down and have a try at Bowls and enjoy a drink with us, hopefully they will manage sometime before the end of the season. Once again gents thanks for your continued support!

Dumyat centre’s “Summer of Well-being” Family Bowls

Our Family Bowls afternoon was cancelled on Monday due to the wet weather and was rearranged for today, Friday 9th July 5pm-6pm. It will then return to Mondays for the remainder of the school summer holidays. For info on how to book click on the following link for eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-of-wellbeing-family-bowls-tickets-162311803975?aff=ebdssbeac

The Dates for the next round of ties is up next week so could you please try and get your games played by then!

We had a good support at the Balfour last night and hopefully it will be the same next week. Please note that the Bar will be closed next Thursday 15th July.

Stay safe 🙏

FRIDAY BLOG !

We welcomed Polmaise Bowling Club to Menstrie on Saturday 26th June. An excellent turnout of 6 Triples enjoyed a great afternoon Bowling. Polmaise ran out worthy winners 110-81

Saturday 3rd July we have 4 Triples visiting Clackmannan Bowling Club. Transport leaves Menstrie at 13.45.

A.Collier, C.Drummond and C.McLeod were given the responsibility of picking The Balfour and Top Ten Teams. Balfour First round V Clackmannan at Alloa East End, Thursday 8th July at 6.30pm.

We have linked up with The Dumyat Centre’s Programme of “Summer of well-beingto offer Family Bowling every Monday 4pm-5pm throughout the school summer holidays. For further information please visit,

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-of-wellbeing-family-Bowls-tickets-161136635013

Ian Donaldson, Matt Camley and Rab Scott have been replacing the Sprinkler heads, Programmer and Valves in the Greenkeeper’s shed. All being well we can get a better watering regime in place and get the Green back into Top Condition. Thanks for all your hard work guys!

Unfortunately there were some unplayed Ties left after the extensions. The Challengers name was deleted. Please speak to a Committee member if you have problems arranging Ties.

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BAR HOURS w/c 21st June

Firstly, please accept our apologies for the ‘screen grab’ pic of Oliver posted earlier, it was taken from a short video and the Play Arrow wasn’t deleted. Subsequently if you think you can see/hear his playing by clicking the arrow, you can’t!

The Bar will be open on Tuesday 22nd June 7pm until 10pm for Scotland’s final Group game.

Bar Hours this week

MONDAY – CLOSED, TUESDAY 7pm – 10pm, WEDNESDAY – CLOSED, THURSDAY 7pm – 10pm, FRIDAY 3pm – 10pm, SATURDAY 1pm. – 10pm SUNDAY 1pm – 6pm

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Menstrie Bowling Club would like to thank Oliver for playing the pipes at short notice, for those who were in the Clubhouse to watch the Scotland v England game. Oliver enjoyed the experience and would like to thank everyone for the £40+ collected!

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Updates

The Club played their First Friendly this year away to ALLOA on Saturday 12th June. An enjoyable day was had by all with Menstrie winning on the day by 49 – 44 Many thanks to ALLOA Bowling Club for a great day!

Notice Board

Sheets posted on the Notice Board for upcoming Friendlies, POLMAISE At Home 26th June @ 2pm CLACKMANNAN Away 3rd July @ 2.30pm Numbers of Players to be confirmed nearer the time.

There are a few First Round Ties outstanding. The dates have been extended to Wednesday 23rd June and a decision will be made at the the Committee Meeting later that evening on outstanding ties. Please use this extension to get Ties played, if not possible please speak to a Committee Member to explain the reason why.

BALFOUR TROPHY

The defence of The Balfour Trophy will begin with a difficult First Round game against CLACKMANNAN on Thursday 8th July at Patons Bowling Club.

Thanks to those who came along to watch the Scotland Game on Monday and although it was a disappointing result we have an opportunity to redeem ourselves tonight at 8pm England v Scotland from Wembley @8pm (BBC programme starts at 7pm). The Bar will be open from 3pm until 10pm so why not come along and have a few drinks and watch the game . The Bar will be Open 4pm – 10pm on Saturday as there are no Games on.

Stay safe 🙏