VETERANS

2017 Veterans President


Brian Blake

Secretary Drew Melville
Treasurer Brian Blake
Selectors Drew Melville & George Hollinger

 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.

2017 VETERAN TOURNAMENTS


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 President Francis Mullan



2016 Veterans Finals


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

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

Presidents Day
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 
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
NOTE this is the second year in succession when Francis has won this trophy

Singles and pairs club fixtures have been drawn and can be viewed in Men's changing room
31st August 2015 Presidents Day

    ATTENTION SILVER SURFERS      
George Hollinger has done a lot of very hard work in converting information (into a more manageable format) which will enable Ards players to access their fixtures much easier for all three veterans teams from this one page - Many thanks to George 

Please help  and support those involved - PLAY YOUR PART

AGAIN a request goes out to any veteran can contribute news, information (or gossip) that will enhance this page please contact George Hollinger, Drew or myself, (thanks - Bryan)


2016  LEAGUE FIXTURES 
ZONE B SECTION 5/5A
Week 1 9th May 
Ards 1 V Cloughey
Ards 3 V Ward Park 2
10TH MAY  Pickie 3 (T) V Ards 2   

Week 2 16th May 
Ballywalter1 V Ards 1
Ards 2 V Ards 3

Week 3 23th May 
Ward Park.1 V Ards 1
Ards 2 V Ward Park 2
Ards 3 V Pickie 2

Week 4 30th May 
Ards 1 V Pickie 1
Pickie 2 V Ards 2
Ward Park 3 V Ards 3

Week 5 6th June 
Londonderry Park 1 V Ards 1
Ards 2 V Ward Park 3
Ards 3 V Donaghadee 2

Week 6 13th June 
Ards 1 V Donaghadee 1
Comber 2 V Ards 3
Donaghadee 2 V Ards 2

Week 7 20th June 
Comber 1 V Ards 1
Ards 2 V Comber 2
Ards 3 V Pickie 3

Week 8 27th June 
Cloughey 1 V Ards 1
Ward Park 2 V Ards 3
Ards 2 V Pickie 3

Week 8 27th June 
Cloughey 1 V Ards 1
Ward Park 2 V Ards 3
Ards 2 V Pickie 3






Week 9 4th July 
Ards 1 V Ballywalter 1
Ards 3 V Ards 2

Week 10 25th July 
Ards 1 V Ward Park Utd 1
Ward Park 2 V Ards 2
Pickie 2 V Ards 3

Week 11 1st August 
Pickie 1 V Ards 1
Ards 2 V Pickie 2
Ards 3 V Ward Park 3

Week 12 8th August 
Ards 1 V Londonderry Park 1
Ward Park 3 V Ards 2
Donaghadee 2 V Ards 3

Week 13 15th August 
Donaghadee 1 V Ards 1
Ards 3 V Comber 2
Ards 2 V Donaghadee 2

Week 14 22nd August 
Ards 1 V Comber 1
Comber 2 V Ards 2
Pickie 3 (T) V Ards 3


Veterans bowling league & scores 2016

Ards 2 & 3   http://www.veteransbowlingleague.co.uk/site/league.aspx?c=14


Ards 1 http://www.veteransbowlingleague.co.uk/site/league.aspx?c=13

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2015 Vets singles winner Bryan Lynn









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Catch up on fixtures and results by clicking on the links below
2014 League Fixtures (and results)

Calendar of events


Photo album for Veterans - click on link below  https://www.flickr.com/photos/pickie_bowls/sets/72157644632193711/

VETERANS
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