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RWPGM Bro. Robert Little

 

THE PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE OF AYRSHIRE BOWLING COMPETITION

On 13 March, the Annual PGLA Indoor Bowling competition was held in Prestwick Indoor Bowling Club sponsored by Alan Patrick and Gordon Middleton. The prizes were presented by Mrs. Margaret Patrick.The winners of the competition was a team from Lodge Prestwick No.1060 with the runners up from Lodge Prestwick No.1060. The winning Team was Jim Bauldie, John Dillett, Jim McKean, and skip David Philips. The runners up were Drew Rankine, Ian Fraser, Don Sharp and skip Archibald Patrick.

The final of PGLA Rinks Bowling Competition was held Prestwick Bowling Club on 5 September. Once again the competition was arranged by Bro. Archie Patrick. The runners up were from Lodge Prestwick No.1060, Bros. Drew Rankine, Ronnie Munro, Don Sharp and Skip Archie Partick. The winners were from Lodge Boswell St. James No.1011, Bros. William Devlin, Alistair Devlin, Hugh Robertson and Skip George Devlin.

The Annual PGLA Rinks Bowling competition took place at various Bowling Greens across Ayrshire on 8 August. Pictures below were taken at Crosshouse Bowling Green.

On 1 March, the Annual PGLA Indoor Bowling competition was held in Prestwick Indoor Bowling Club sponsored by Alan Patrick and Gordon Middleton. The winners of the competition was a team from Lodge Tarbolton (Kil) St. James No.135 with the runners up from Lodge Thistle and Rose No.169. The winning Team were Kenny Bryson, Graham McKinley, John Lindsay and skip Peter Brown. The runners up were George Reid, Jim Whitelaw, Lee Cochran and skip Norman Collett.

The PGLA Rinks Finals were played out at Kilbirnie Bowling Club on 7 September. Bro. Bobby McCulloch skipped the team to victory for Lodge Beith St John's over Prestwick 1060 in the final. The other team members were Bro. John McCulloch, Bro. John Stirrat and Bro. Sandy Shearer.

The winners for 2013 at the Indoor Competition were Lodge St James (Kilwinning) Tarbolton No.135, Kenneth Bryson, John Lindsay, Peter Brown, Joe McGinlay (Skip) and the runners up were lodge St James Newton-upon-Ayr No.125, Gary Kennedy, Robert Ogilvie, Alan Law, George Jack (Skip).

(Pictures courtesy of Bro. Archie Patrick PM 1060 PSPGM PGLA)
The Finals of the PGLA Rinks Bowling Tournament was played at Annbank Bowling Green on 1 September 2012. 12 Teams took part in the second round with a team from Lodge Boswell St. James No.1011 runners up and a team from Lodge Prestwick No.1060 winning on the last end. The 1011 team comprised of William Devlin, Jim Dobbie, Hugh Robertson and Skip George Devlin. The 1060 team was John Trousdale, Bobby Pollock, Ian Innes and Skip Donald Little. The prizes were sponsored by Roy Redmond, Lodge Ayr St. Paul No.204.

On Sunday 26 August 2012 the Annual Inter Province Bowling Match between Ayrshire and Renfrewshire West took place at Gourock Bowling Club. A splendid day of friendship and fellowship was enjoyed by all present. Ayrshire had the good fortune to retain the Friendship Trophy which PGM Brother James W. Miller handed over to PGM Brother Archie Chalmers.

It is an Inter Province Match not an Inter Provincial Grand Lodge Match. All are welcome.
Interested brethren should contact Brother Archie Patrick, PM No.1060 for more details. The 2013 Match will be played at Prestwick Bowling Club.

The first round of the Rinks Bowling was held at Crosshouse Bowling Club on 11 August 2012. The finals will be held in 1 September 2012.
John Bryson, David Philips and George Aitken won the 2012 Triples.
On 5 May 2012 the first part of the PGLA triples bowling competition took place at Riccarton Bowling Club.
On Sunday 12 February 2012, PGLA held the Annual Indoor Bowling competition at The Ambassador Indoor Bowling, Prestwick. The competition was sponsored by Middleton and Patrick, and was organised by Archibald Patrick. A Team from PGLA, comprising Robert Little, Sam Peden, George Reid, and Douglas Fraser took part. RWPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers presented the prizes to the runners up from Lodge Tarbolton (Kilwinning) St. James No.135, Billy Duffy, Kenny Bryson, John Lindsay and Skip Peter Brown. The Winners from Prestwick No.1060 were Jim Bauldil, John Dillet, Jim McClean and Skip John Keir.
On 3 September 2011, the Final of the PGLA Rinks Bowling competition was held at Crosshouse Bowling Club. Organisers of the competition were Archie Patrick, Drew Rankine and Ian Williamson of Prestwick 1060. The runners-up from Skelmorlie were John McMillan, John Balsillie, Charles McCready and Neil Nicolson. The winners from Prestwick were Drew Rankine, Don Sharp, Ronnie Monroe, and Archibald Patrick.
On Sunday 21 August 2011 the Annual Inter Provincial Grand Lodge Bowling Competition took place at Prestwick Bowling Club. The "Friendship Quaich" played alternately in Ayrshire and Renfrewshire West was first presented in 2005 by the Province of Renfrewshire West. This year the friendship between the two Provinces was further cemented with the two Provincial Grand Masters both playing. Brother Archibald Chalmers for Ayrshire and Brother James W. Miller for Renfrewshire West. The weather was excellent as was the company, the bowling, the hospitality and not forgetting, the dinner. Both PGM's thanked everyone concerned for making the arrangements and for a most enjoyable day. Particular thanks going to Brothers Patrick, Williamson and Rankine from "1060" for their continued efforts. Everyone went home having had an great day out. Oh, just as a by-the-by, and in case you were interested --- Ayrshire retained the Quaich. (Due to the sad faces from Renfrewshire West no photographs were taken!!.)
On Saturday 7 May 2011, the annual PGLA Triples Bowling competition was held at Riccarton and Crosshouse Bowling Greens. The finals were played on 8th May.
On 6 February 2011, the PGLA Indoor Bowling Competition was held at Prestwick Bowling Club. The competition was organised by Bro. Ian Williamson PM of Lodge Prestwick No.1060 and Bro. Archie Patrick PM Lodge Prestwick No.1060 with sponsorship by Gordon Middleton and Patrick and Thomson Building Supplies Ltd. The runners up were Bro. Jim Barclay 1060, Bro. William Harper 1060, Bro. Robin Fiddler 125, and Bro. Steven Dillon 1060. The competition was won by Bro. Sammy Duffy 135, Bro. John Dillot 1060, Bro. Jik McKean 1060 and Bro. John Keir 1060. The prizes were presented by Margaret Patrick, mother of one of the sponsors, and RWPGM Bro. Archibald Chalmers.
The Annual Inter Provincial Grand Lodge Bowling Competition between Ayrshire and Renfrewshire West took place on Sunday 22 August 2010 at Gourock Bowling Club. Everyone was welcomed by RWPGM Brother James W. Miller, who also welcomed the Trophy back into his Province albeit only for viewing purposes. 6 rinks from both Provinces enjoyed a great day of bowling and banter, interspersed with equally appreciated hospitality, followed by a most enjoyable meal. Anyone who has visited Gourock Bowling Club will appreciate the magnificent views that can be enjoyed -- when it is not raining. At the close of play the RWPGM Brother Miller announced that although the highest scoring rink was form Renfrewshire West, Ayrshire had retained the Trophy 83 points to 79. RWPGM Brother Archie Chalmers made a fitting reply, thanking Renfrewshire West and Gourock Bowling Club for all the arrangements which had made the day one of great enjoyment. The next Competition will be held at Prestwick Bowling Club in 2011 when Ayrshire will fiercely defend the retention of the Trophy. The proceeds from the Raffle was donated to the Marcus Humphrey House (approx. £150). Regrettably, no photographs were taken.
Rinks from Lodge Royal Arch No. 314 & St Andrew No. 126 who played 19 years ago at Darvel and have been great friends since, meet again at Blacklands Bowling Club as part of the annual PGL rinks bowling tournament. Brethren enjoyed a good day at Blacklands. Brother W. Jackson PM of Lodge St John No.173 received the green on behalf of Ayrshire PGL. The Brethren had a most enjoyable day in the sunshine.
The first round of the PGL Rinks competition was help on Aug 14 at Kilbirnie. The finals of this competition will be held in early September.
Winners of the 2010 Indoor Bowling Competition were from Prestwick 1060, and from left to right are David Reid, Drew Rankine, Iain Williamson and Archie Patrick.
The Finals of the Triples Bowling were held on Sunday 3 May 2009. Winners in the pictures below are William Duffy, Peter Brown & Joe McGinley Snr Lodge St James Tarbolton (Kil) No. 135. Runners Up Jim Scott, Alec Stevenson & Hugh Goodwin Lodge St James Tarbolton (Kil) No. 135.
Pictured below are games from the first day of the Triples Bowling at Riccarton Bowling Green on 2 May 2009. 8 teams went through to to second day also to be played at Riccarton. Other games on the first day were played at Crosshouse Bowling green. The tournament was organised by Bro. Archie Patrick and Bro. Drew Rankine, with help at Riccarton from Bro. John McKenzie.
The PGLA Indoor Bowling Competition was held on Sunday 8 February 2009 at Prestwick Indoor Bowling Club. The competition was sponsored by Archibald Patrick PM of 1060 and Gordon Middleton PM of 314. The results were:
Runners up: Lodge Tarbolton (Kil) St. James 135, Bros. Alex Stevenson, Danny Christie, John Rae and Jim Scott.
Winners: Lodge Tarbolton (Kil) St. James 135, Bros. Billy Duffy, Neal Christie, Peter Brown and Joe McGinley. 
Approximately 90 Brethren attended the competition and all enjoyed the days bowling, and filled roll with Tea or Coffee at the start of the day followed by a good lunch.
204 and 1060 in tactical thought
Overall winners 135

 

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