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   Opening of Green - 31st March 2017  

UPCOMING EVENTS




2018 League and Cup
fixtures now available


2018 PGL CUPS
Senior            Ards  away  to   Larne
Junior            Ards home  to   Belfast A
Midweek       Ards home   to   Belmont A
Right hand column clicking on the PGL logo on the main page all league and Cup fixtures are available



 DOWN MEMORY LANE !













2017 SEASON

WHAT A SEASON 2017 WAS AT ARDS BOWLING CLUB.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
B TEAM SELECTOR TOM CAUGHEY  -  PGL DIVISION 5 LEAGUE CUP
2017 PRESIDENT CECIL RALPH  -  MIDWEEK LEAGUE RUNNERS UP CUP  /  PGL JUNIOR CUP
A TEAM SELECTOR DAVID GARDINER  -  PGL DIVISION 2 CUP
2018 PRESIDENT / A TEAM SELECTOR GARETH MCKEE  -   I B A  INTERMEDIATE CUP 



         2017 PRIZE WINNERS      
 (PHOTO BY J COATES)

FOR FULL SET OF WINNERS SEE 2017 CLUB COMPETITIONS TAB AT TOP OF PAGE...

   ARDS SENIOR TEAM WIN PGL  Divison2 2017 
ARDS SENIOR TEAM MADE SURE OF THE LEAGUE TITLE
WITH A 6.5 POINT WIN AWAY TO SALISBURY ON TUESDAY NIGHT.



Ards Bowling Club is enjoying an unprecedented run of success with two league titles and two cup wins already in the bag.  

 This is the most successful season ever in the ninety year history of the Club.

  Veteran's PRESIDENTS DAY  
Monday 28th August 2017
PHOTOGRAPHS ON VETERANS PAGE

Brian  Blake with the Veteran members of Ards Bowling Club

   
 I B A  INTERMEDIATE CUP FINAL   
ARDS    V    HILDEN
SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST 
While the Ards B team were claiming all the glory the Ards A team were quietly going about trying to secure  their own League and cup double. As holders of the IBA Intermediate Cup they were the team to beat and despite a few scares along the way they once again made it to the final where they faced Hilden A. 

This was never going to be a one sided final like 2016 as matches between the two clubs were usually very tight affairs. Hilden B had the best of the opening ends but Ards A fought back and by the 16th end mark had opened up a 10 shot lead. They managed to keep this gap for the rest of the match and emerged victorious by 81 shots to 71. The first half of the double was achieved.

Cup final photos Search Senior team page
photo gallery OR click on the image on right
The Ards Senior team who won the IBA Intermediate Cup for the second year in a row 
 well done lads

The scores on the boards
David McCloy (PGL Secretary) presenting the Intermediate cup to Ards President (Cecil Ralph) and Vice President (Gareth McKee)


Hilden Senior team who played well and fought hard only to lose by  10 shots

The game was played in a good sporting manner and a great game from the spectators point of view - Well done everyone and thanks to Belmont B.C. management for the use of their excellent facilities and hospitality.
  CONGRATULATIONS TO ARDS JUNIOR    TEAM ON WINNING THE PGL LEAGUE 5   AND THE PGL JUNIOR  CUP 2017    

The last time Ards won the NIPGBL Junior Cup was in 2001.   Some of the players from that victorious squad are playing for the current team but they would not have been over confident of repeating that success as most of the teams in the Ards B half of the draw were playing in Division 4. Wins against Belmont C and P.S.N.I. saw Ards B through to the final where in a very tense match they managed to overcome Saintfield by 6 shots.

Ards B team wrapped up the NIPGBL Division 5 title when they picked up 6 points at home against Hilden B.

Having led the Division for most of the season they fully deserve their promotion and can now relax as Albert Foundry and Malone fight it out for second place and the chance to join Ards B next season in Division 4.

P G L   JUNIOR   CUP Winners 2017     
17th August 2017

Cup final photos -  Search Junior team page
photo gallery - OR click on the image on right
  Players PHOTOS on Junior team Page 

Ards President Cecil Ralph proudly holding the Junior Cup surrounded by the team at Ulster Transport after a very close Cup final against Saintfield


 Ards stalwart Tom Thompson  
Tom is on the verge of creating
his own bit of bowling history.
This season Tom has won a Division 5 medal, Junior Cup medal and IBA Intermediate Cup medal with a potential Division 2 medal still to come. Very few players  will ever have the opportunity to play in two double winning teams in the same season and should Tom achieve this feat his place in the record books is assured...

Saturday 5th August 2017

PRESIDENT'S DAY 2017
Our President Cecil Ralph,
prizewinners, charity dance and cabaret artists


Following a successful charity night held recently to celebrate our President's 65th birthday, Cecil is seen here presenting a cheque from donations received to a Tiny Life representative.
 Also in the picture is Gareth McKee Vice President. 
President Cecil would like to thank everyone for their help and support 


 OPENING OF THE GREEN 2017 
 March 2017 



ARDS BOWLING CLUB PRESENTS DONATION TO MACDERMOTT UNIT, Ulster Hospital
Richard Dickson Club President (and head of entertainment) presenting a cheque for £2500 
to Staff nurses Laura Scott and Mary Williamson from the MacDermott Unit, Ulster Hospital
The money was raised from various charity events held within the Club i.e.Opening Day and Cabaret night £576, The David Smylie Memorial Tournament £240. President's Day and Cabaret night £1386, Francis Mullan Veterans President's day £235
On behalf of Ards Bowling Club Richard would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the events, the local traders and our sponsors who donated prizes and vouchers 

 
The bar in the Lounge


Friendly atmosphere - James our Bar manager


Friendly staff