Inverclyde Leisure Indoor Bowling Club
Inverclyde Leisure Indoor Bowling Club reopened on Monday 3rd September for the 2012.13 season.
So far it has been another succesful season with members old and new enjoying the facilities at the centre
Members receive many benefits including use of the refurbished bar and café facilities. Members also enjoy discounted rates for rink hire and are able to play in the clubs league matches.
This year we have once again be offered great value discounts for group bookings please call the number below for details of special offers.
The club have been having a very successful time on the greens this year below are some of the highlights of the season so far
The Gents Team have won Section E of the Scottish Indoor Bowling Association League and will now compete in a play-off game against Stirling at Coatbridge Rink for promotion to Premier League the date of this game is March 3rd kick off 2.00pm . We wish the guys all the best. Please check the website for a report on the game fingers crossed for the win!
Match Report Play-Off Marcg 3rd Coatbridge Rink
. INVERCLYDE INDOOR LEISURE BOWLING CLUB RISES FROM THE ASHES
Inverclyde Indoor Leisure Bowling Club achieved a remarkable turnaround in fortunes after their Gents team won a play off game at Coatbridge on Sunday, which will see them compete next year at the highest level of Scottish Bowling in the Premier League.
This has come only 2 years after they were forced to close their doors due to financial problems but Inverclyde Leisure intervened to ensure that indoor bowling continued within the Inverclyde area and as a result the Gents team will compete at the top level after their magnificent victory over Stirling Indoor Bowling Club.
To reach this play off game the Inverclyde boys had already had a magnificent campaign winning 8 out of 10 games to top Division 1 E of the SIBA Leagues resulting in the promotion play off game against Stirling who won Division 1 D with a identical record. They travelled to Coatbridge regarded by many as underdogs but produced a brilliant performance to win by an overall score of 80-66
.Early in the game both teams traded shot for shot but backed by a large and very vociferous support the Inverclyde boys raced to a 30 shot lead .They maintained this until the last hour of the game when a great Stirling fight back had the Inverclyde fans on the edge of their seats reducing the Inverclyde lead to only 7 shots but the Inverclyde boys showed great mental strengh to stem the tide and close the game out with a14 shot victory.
Wins on the rinks skipped by D.Twaddle, S.McLellan,M.MCLees offset the defeat sufferered by S. Wotherspoon to achieve a result that will see the top bowlers in Scotland travel to Inverclyde next season.
The Inverclyde Leisure team have enjoyed a marvellous campaign and great credit is due to all the players who have taken part over the season to bring about this wonderful achievement and also great thanks to Inverclyde Leisure for all their help which has enabled the club to reach the pinnacle of Scottish Indoor bowling.
3 junior players participated in Scottish under 17 Trials trial these were John Fleming, John Reid, and Michael Stevenson.
John Fleming junior has been selected to represent his country at under 17 level and will travel to Belfast on the 6th April. Good luck John we are all rooting for you !
John Fleming and John Reid participated in the Scottish under 25 trials with John being selected as a reserve well done John!
John Reid has won through to the final of a major under 18 Junior Final. Final to be played in March 2013. Good luck John we are all behind you !
Saturday 9.30am- 7.00pm
These hours will be subject to change as the season progresses. Additional hours for Bowling parties or functions can be negotiated with Inverclyde Leisure
Please watch this space for further news and updates
Should anyone require more Information on the Inverclyde Leisure Bowling Club please contact:
Jim Lyon on 01475 715758