VETERANS

2018 Veteran's President

George Hollinger

The Annual General Meeting took place on Monday 23rd October and was great to see such a large attendance of veterans.

After a discussion it was agreed that a decision be made to continue with the same format as the previous year and enter three teams in the appropriate leagues.

This would be on a trial basis on the understanding and  to help all veterans playing members, especially the selectors that this will require more commitment and better communication to help us turn out full teams on a more regular basis for everyone to enjoy their bowls 
This proved very difficult in the previous year due to last minute 'cry offs'. 

A word of thanks was expressed to the hard work of the selectors in trying to fulfil all of the fixtures and being as fair as possible to enable members to have games

A word of thanks was expressed to our outgoing and past President Brian on the way he held his office and played his part in assisting in general.

We wish our newly selected President George a good and successful year in office


2017 Veterans President
Brian Blake Veteran's President 2017
PRESIDENT'S DAY 2017
Secretary Drew Melville
Treasurer Brian Blake
Selectors Drew Melville & George Hollinger
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PRESIDENT'S DAY 2017         Photographs
President Brian with prizes for the winners on the day and members ballot prizes
 

Thanks to all those who brought prizes for the Ballot which raised £235 which is being collected for the  McDermot Unit Ulster Hospital 

Billy McCoo - Winner

Will Smith - Runner up (after a play off)

Victor Wasson 3rd place

Gareth McKee winning (non veteran) guest - visitor

Francie Mulllan with his wooden spoon.

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Brian's appreciation to the Ladies behind the scenes:-
 Lee, Nessie and Jill
















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Veterans Bowling Section 

Members/players
Drew Melville



Hugh Kennedy
Davy Kildae

David Angus

Colin Ritchie
George Bennett (Senr)

Billy Bowden

Laurence Loney

Peter Anderton

Charie Simmons


Billy Mc Coo

Leslie Quinn


Billy Spence

Jim (Bimbo) Orme

Brian Duncan

Victor Wasson

Hugh Caughey

George Davis

Billy Meharg

George Hollinger

Bryan Lynn








Billy Williams

Crawford McIvor
Waring Yorke

Ken Martin


Leslie Quinn

















Ronnie Mc Dade



THE DAVID SMYLE TROPHY 
 TUESDAY 2nd May 2017
George Hollinger receiving the David Smylie Trophy from President Brian
On a glorious sunny day a large number of members turned out to support the David Smylie Trophy which was won by George Hollinger. 

Along with donations plus money from a voluntary ballot £205 was raise towards the MacDermott Unit Ulster Hospital, Dundonald.


Veterans bowling league & scores  
can be obtained by CLICKING ON PICTURE OF VETERANS IN RIGHT HAND COLUMN OF FRONT PAGE


2017 LEAGUE FIXTURES 
ZONE B      SECTION 5/5A

8th MAY                                           26th JUNE
BALLYWALTER V ARDS 1     ARDS 1   V   BALLYWALTER
ARDS 2   V    ARDS 3          ARDS 3   V   ARDS 2

15th MAY                          3rd JULY
ARDS 1 V DONAGHADEE 1   DONAGHADEE 1  V  ARDS 1
DONAGHADEE 2 V ARDS 2  ARDS 2  V  DONAGHADEE 2
ARDS 3 V WARD PARK           2 WARD PARK 2 V ARDS 3

22nd MAY                         24th JULY
COMBER 1 V ARDS 1            ARDS 1 V COMBER 1
ARDS 3 V WARD PARK 3        WARD PARK 3 V ARDS 3
ARDS 2 V COMBER 2               COMBER 2 V ARDS 2

29th MAY                          31st JULY
ARDS 1 V L'derry Park 1        L'Derry Pk 1 V ARDS 1
PICKIE 3 V ARDS 2                ARDS 2 V PICKIE 3
DONAGHADEE 2 V ARDS 3 ARDS 3 V DONAGHADEE 2

5th JUNE                         7th AUGUST
PICKIE 1 V ARDS 1               ARDS 1 V PICKIE 1
ARDS 3 V COMBER 2            COMBER 2 V ARDS 3
ARDS 2 V PICKIE 2                PICKIE 3  ARDS 2  

12th JUNE                     14th AUGUST
CLOUGHEY V ARDS 1        ARDS 1 V CLOUGHEY
ARDS 2 V WARD PARK 3    WARD PARK 3 V ARDS 2
 PICKIE 3  V ARDS 3             ARDS 3 V PICKIE 3

19th JUNE                        21 th AUGUST
ARDS 1 V WARD PARK 1       WARD PARK 1 V ARDS 1
ARDS 3 V PICKIE 2                  PICKIE 2 V ARDS 3
WARD PARK 2 V ARDS 2       ARDS 2 V WARD PARK 2


2016 Veterans Finals


 Victor Wasson (Winner)and Robert Fulton (Runner Up)

2016 Pairs winners
Bryan Lynn with 2016 President Francis Mullan
2016 Pairs Finalists
Bryan Lynn, Robert Fulton and George Rodgers

Presidents Day 2016
WEDNESDAY 31st AUGUST 
2016 Veterans President's Day

Francis and his wife Maureen

Winner Drew

Runner up George

 3rd Prize Victor














Thanks to our  girls who helped with the food 
Lee, Nessie,and Jill


The  David Smylie Trophy  played on 
Monday 2nd May 2016
Veterans who played in the David Smylie memorial trophy 2nd May 2016
Donations towards the Macdermott Unit Ulster Hospital
Please support this worthy cause
Winner & President Francis Mullan collecting the David Smylie Memorial Trophy from Drew Melville
Sincere thanks to Drew who organised the draw on the day

31st August 2015 Presidents Day


2015 Vets singles winner Bryan Lynn









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VETERANS 2014
NUMBER 1 TEAM


Back row L-R  G. Davis, R.Winters. G.Purdy. B. Duncan
Front L-R  H.Caughey V.Wasson. C.Johnson C. Simmons



George Davis



Brian Duncan
Charlie Simmons

VETERANS TEAM 2
 BACK ROW, J BELL, R MCDADE, B ROBSON, I SMYTH
FRONT, B McCOO, B BLAKE, B BENNETT, D McCULLOUGH

Veterans 2 team in action (12th May 2014)

Billy Bennett
Billy Robson 
David McCullough
Brian Blake


Ronnie McDade
Ian Smith
John Bell




  
VETERANS TEAM 3

 BACK ROW, G HOLLINGER, G BENNETT, W MEHARG, B SPENCE,
FRONT, B BOWDEN, L LONEY, W YORKE, T BARR.

Billy Meharg
Brian Blake
George Bennett
Waring Yorke

William Spense
Laurence



George Hollinger



HUGH CAUGHEY AND VICTOR WASSON WIN 2013
VETERANS PAIRS CUP !
Hugh and Victor










Hugh Caughey, Veterans President Ian Smyth, Victor Wasson
with theThornton Pairs Trophy 2013














Ards win Thornton Trophy Pairs 2013 


Victor & Hugh pictured with runners up from
Pickie B.C Jack Murdoch & Bryan Lynn


Down memory lane