Bowling Section

Innellan Bowling and Tennis Club aim to provide members with a full Calendar of Bowling events throughout the season commencing on Opening Day through to Closing Day in September. These are made up of a full cross section of games including:

Ladies and Gents Competitions: - all members being able to play at any time of day throughout the week except some Thursday evenings when Gents Hyslop League and Ladies Triples League teams have home matches. There is also a Seniors Mixed Triples League with games being played every second Tuesday morning commencing June. See Events Calendar for dates when home league matches are scheduled.

Championship Singles, President’s Trophy, Vice President’s Trophy, Secretary’s Plate, Gents Pairs, Ladies Pairs, Mixed Pairs competitions - these run throughout the season with Finals Day at the beginning of September.

The Club also hosts one day events either on a Saturday or Sunday throughout the season these include a Gents Open Pairs; Gents’ Open Triples; Mixed Rinks; Ladies Day and an annual Friendly Challenge Match against Colintraive BC.

In addition wappenschaws are held on Tuesday evenings (6.45pm start) and Wednesday afternoon (2.00pm start). On Tuesday evenings teams are made up from a ballot of members drawn on the night and play for points throughout the season with the player having the highest number of points at the end of the season being declared the winner. On Wednesday afternoons teams are similarly drawn from a ballot of members but no points are awarded.

Enjoying Innellan Green

A 'Tuesday Wappenschaw' at Innellan

Old Hands on the Green



We will be holding a Quiz Night in the Clubhouse on Monday 5 August at 7.30 for 8pm start. Please arrive early to secure a table.

The entry will be 5 per person which will include supper and prizes for the winners. There will also be a bar & raffle.

Alison, our resident Quizmaster will be testing you all with her mix of difficult/easy/tricky q's.

Looking forward to seeing you there. Please bring along your friends.



As IBTC is the Host Club for Cowal this season, we have had the following finals on our Green.


It was great to host two great games on Innellan Green on Wednesday 3 July in the Ladies A&B District Finals.

Congratulations Eileen Collings (Bogleha) commiserations Lorraine Love Galbraith (Dunoon Argyll) (21-20) What a game!!!

Congratulations Caroline McGuichan, Lorna Anderson & Linda Robertson (Kirn & Hunter's Quay) who beat Cathie Morrison, Allison Strachan & Elizabeth Smith (Dunoon Argyll).

Good luck to the winners in the finals.

(Oh & I nearly forgot, thanks for getting me out 6 times to measure) I believed you that the midges were awful!


Esson Cup Winners - Kirn & Hunter's Quay

Innellan held the Cowal B.A. Esson Cup on Saturday 29 June. It was a super day with all Cowal Clubs playing 2 x Fours, each team playing 5 games.

We had rain, thunder, lightning & then a few million midges. All the fun of bowling.

The defending champions from Kirn & Hunter's Quay took the trophy again with a resounding win. Congratulations to them & to Innellan as runners up.

The Kirn bowlers taking the trophy home were David Mercer, Ryan Lincoln, Scott Richmond, Callum Goffin, Ian Goffin, Andy Scott, Fraser Pollock & Garry Matthews.

Helping them to carry the trophy back to Kirn again were Amellia & Fraser Pollock.

Well done to our Innellan boys for being the very worthy runners up.

Thanks to everyone for coming along & to Eileen, Lynn, Ann & Carrie for their help.


Cowal B.A. Singles Winner
Cowal B.A. Pairs Winners

Cowal B.A. Fours Winners

On Saturday 6 July we had 14 finalists fighting it out for the Cowal titles.

We were so lucky with the weather & we must thank the supporters who came along from each of the kindred Cowal Clubs, whether or not they were being represented.

With the singles between Steven Girvan (Dunoon Argyll B) & Stevie Scott (Bogleha A), the Pairs being Dougie Lauffer & Archie Tait (Innellan B) & Eddie Wallace & Jimmy Reid (Kirn & Hunter's Quay A) & the Fours - Jim Campbell, Iain Buchanan, Hughie MacPherson & Stuart Strachan (Dunoon Argyll A) -v- Cameron Boyd, Davie Downie, Callum Galbraith & Billy Kelly (Dunoon Argyll B).

The singles was a great game with Steven G taking an early lead & holding on to it for the first half of the game. Stevie S then started to pull back & was starting to catch up but time was running out & then when Stevie S was lying shot at 20-17, he caught Steven's bowl with his last delivery & it was all over.
Congratulations to Steven G taking the Cowal Singles Trophy for 2019, presented by Innellans' President Curly Black.

The pairs was rather a one sided game with Eddie & Jimmy monopolising the game from the start. Archie & Dougie tried their best but it just wasn't to be their day. The "new" Pairs Trophy was presented to Eddie & Jimmy by Bogleha's President Dougie Whyte (with a vote of thanks to Bogleha for providing the new Trophy).

The fours was a close game right up to the 11/12th end when Dunoon Argyll A pulled ahead of their clubmates & took the trophy. Congratulations to Jim, Iain, Hughie & Stuart.

Dan Whyte, Secretary of the Cowal BA thanked Innellan, as Host Club, for looking after everyone so well & congratulated all the winners & runners up.

He said it was always good to see a new name on the Trophies.

Afternoon tea & a raffle followed the presentation. Thankyou to our visitors & members for providing raffle prizes & thanks to all the helpers.

We hope you enjoyed your afternoon by the seaside as much as we enjoyed having you.

Haste ye Back



Just a wee update on Innellans' journey in the Bowls Scotland Ties over the past few weeks.

Unfortunately we have no one representing the Club at Northfield this year but Nigel Potts did reach the semi finals in the Singles. Congratulations to him.

Myra Campbell made it to the District Finals in the Senior Singles (yet again) but it wasn't to be & she has another Scottish Runner Up Medal.

Well done to them both reaching the latter stages & to all the loyal supporting members who travelled to Victoria BC with Myra.

(We did have a lovely lunch afterwards though).

There's always next year!

Lastly we would like to extend our best wishes to the Cowal bowlers who will be representing their Clubs (Bogleha, Kirn & Hunter's Quay & Upper Cowal) at Northfield.




Runners Up

Booby Winners

Spider Winner


Our friends at Colintraive Bowling Club celebrated their 25th Anniversary on Saturday 15th June.

40 bowlers from Ardentinny, Craigmore, Dunoon Argyll, Innellan, Lochgoilhead, Rothesay, Upper Cowal & the Host Club gathered together to celebrate their special day.

Founder Member Alec McNaughton welcomed the bowlers to this great day & thanked everyone for their support from the beginning.

He then passed to President Curly who explained the format for the day.

A lovely meal was enjoyed before a balloted Mixed Rinks Round Robin took place.

The winners of the Trophy were Margaret Paterson (Lochgoilhead), Evelyn Pullar (Upper Cowal), John Wilson (Rothesay) & Ernie Sykes (Innellan) with the Runners Up Cecilia Ferguson (Lochgoilhead), Jessie NcNaughton (Colintraive), Liz Simpson (Upper Cowal) & Jim Cook (Colintraive).

The lucky Booby Prize winners were Shirley Sykes (Innellan), Jack McFeeters (Lochgoilhead), Jean Currie (Colintraive) & Christine Davies (Dunoon Argyll).

The winner of the Spider was Brenda Higgs of Ardentinny. She was delighted with the Fresh Salmon donated by The Scottish Salmon Company.

Tam MacDonald one of the founder members of the Club presented a beautiful bench to commemorate 25 years and also in memory of his late wife Jeanette MacDonald who had been a stalwart member too.

The Club would like to thank everyone who made this day such a success and to all the sponsors past & present.

Haste ye Back

Friend of Colintraive BC



Winners & Runners Up

Spider Winner - Bill Strathdee

Bowlers retrieving their bowls following The Spider

We held our Mixed Triples on Saturday 08 June, with 42 bowlers on our Green. The forecast had been dreadful all week for Saturday but we were actually lucky in that we had sunshine for the first 4 games, up to lunchtime.

Then it was as though someone had turned on a switch and it got dark, with heavy rain and thunder. From sun lotion to coats, scarves and brollies in the space of ten minutes. It was certainly an interesting day.

We'd like to thank Peter & Elliot of The Osborne for their continued support to our wee Club, Andrew our caterer for looking after us all, all the visiting bowlers from Colintraive, Dunoon Argyll, Lochgoilhead, Rothesay and Upper Cowal, and all our own club members for helping out throughout the day, with special thanks to Carrie.

The winners of Section A - Innellan's Vanda & Andy Brown & Tommy Morrow (Skip) met the winners of Section B -Colintraive's Jessie McNaughton, Louisa Black and Alec McNaughton (Skip) in the final to play for The Osborne Cup, with Innellan coming out on top.

Congratulations to them and to Colintraive for being the worthy runners up. The winner of our Spider today was Bill Strathdee of Dunoon Argyll.

All in all, a great wee day for our club.

Haste ye Back!



It was sad to hear of the passing of Jimmy McNair, a former member, this morning.

Jimmy & his wife Betty were members for some time & both were active in the bowling & social side of IBTC.

The flag will be lowered as a mark of respect for Jimmy.

Condolences go to Jimmy's son, daughter & families.



Due to a very low entry from kindred Clubs, our Gents Triples for the George Cameron Memorial Quaich, has had to be cancelled on Saturday 11 May.

We hope to be in a position to reschedule this tournament later in the season, once the County Games are finished.

In the meantime thanks to Rothesay, Kirn & Hunter's Quay & Dunoon Argyll for their support. Thanks also to our own members who were participating.



Vanda Brown with the winner of the Bunny, Georgie Cossar
Winners of the wappenschaw L- R Dougie Menzies, Georgie Cossar & Jim Cook

The Club opened its doors for the 165th time on Sunday 14 April. Susan Selkirk of Rothesay BC spoke on behalf of the kindred Clubs & also delivered the first jack & bowls of the season.

80 members, kindred club members & friends attended, with some of the hardy ones enjoying a game of bowls & tennis before having a very substantial afternoon tea.

We then had a huge raffle (thanks to members & guests for the prizes) & a Guess the Name of the Bunny, kindly donated by Vanda Brown. This was won by Georgie Cossar who chose the correct name "Clyde".

The winners of the wappenschaw were Georgie Cossar, Jim Cook & Dougie Menzies & Dougie also won the first toucher of the season.

Congratulations to them all.

All that's left to say is enjoy your bowls & tennis & please remember to do your wee bit towards keeping the clubhouse -& grounds in good order.



The Club will open for the Season on Sunday 14 April at 2pm. We look forward to seeing you all there. Some baking &/or a raffle prize would be appreciated.
Weather permitting we will have a little bowling & tennis following the opening ceremony.


An EGM will be held in the Clubhouse on Sunday 17 March at 2pm. It is hoped that as many members as possible can attend. The necessary paperwork has been sent by email today (February 26th).


If you have a spare hour or two on Saturday 02 March, we would be pleased to see you at the Club. There will be Committee Members there to let you know the jobs required. If Saturday doesn't suit you please go along at your leisure and do what you can. Every little helps!


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