CI Knock Club Competition results

Club competitions… and runner/s-up
McIlroy CupPat SmythAnne Martin
Eveline Smith CupHilary GourleyLiz Carson
Pairs CupPat Smyth & Issy MartinAnne Martin & Valerie Brown
Novice CupPatricia JordanIssy Martin
Ross CupLouis ArneillDenis McCluskey
Presidents CupDenis McCluskeyJeff Raine
Rea CupDenis McCluskeyAlex Shaw
Pairs CupJeff Raine & Louis ArneillR. Sweeney & Denis McCluskey



One more week and August will be gone, which sadly brings us close to the end of another outdoor season. I trust it has been an enjoyable summer despite our fair share of inclement weather.

It has been an important year of development for CI Knock, not least with the re-introduction of a Saturday B team after a number of years with only one Men’s team. How exciting to see our numbers steadily increasing, enabling the club to field another weekend team, ably assisted by a number of ladies willing to turn out for the team. Well done to those involved, and to all those who have played competitive bowls this season. This year we have welcomed 10 new members, 3 men and 7 ladies. Let’s keep the new members coming.

Another very successful Open Mixed Tournament has just been completed with 13 clubs represented and many of those participating being mixed clubs rinks. The Roberta Hughes Memorial Trophy was presented by Helen Wilson to the winning rink comprising players from Willowfield and CI Knock.

Congratulations to the winners and to all who took part and assisted in so many ways each night.

Club Finals Days are scheduled for Monday evening and all day Tuesday 2ndand 3rdSept. Please come along and support the players and remember the free BBQ which will be on Tues evening 3rdSept at approx. 5:30 p.m. following the last Final.

President’s Day is also fast approaching and will be held on Saturday 7thSept. This year I am combining the day with a Fund-Raising Effort for The Alzheimer’s Society. I commend this event and encourage you to support our day. The Club will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Please invite friends and family to come along to enjoy coffee and scones and, if they wish, to try out the green.

Everyone is welcome and I look forward to seeing you and your friends there.

Best wishes to everyone playing for the rest of the season and I hope to meet up with you at the various end-of-season events.   

LouisWords of wisdom: If your skip needs an opinion, he’ll give it to you.


Sept 2 – 3   Finals Day + Barbecue

Sept 7             President’s Day and Fundraiser

Oct 25        Annual Dinner

Nov 29       AGM

Apologies to Frank Sinatra:

…  a retrospective by Ron McBride

The season’s end is near
And so we face the final curtain
My friends, we’ll say it clear
We’ll state our case, of which we’re certain

We’ve bowled a season full
And travelled each and every highway
But more, much more than this
We did it our way

Regrets, we’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
We did what we had to do
And saw it through without exemption

We bowled so many rinks
Each different green along the highway
And more, much more than this
We did it our way

Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When we bit off more than we could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
We ate it up and spat it out

We faced it all and we stood tall
And did it our way

We’ve loved, we’ve laughed and cried
We’ve had our fill, our share of losing

And now, at season’s end
We find it all so amusing

To think we did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no, not we
We did it our way

Presidents Day catering


To all members

You will have received the invitation from Louis to the President’s Day ‘with a difference’ on Saturday 7thSeptember.

To facilitate catering for the evening meal in the Greeves Room after the tournament, please sign up on the list postedin the McQuay Pavilion.

The food choices are:       chicken curry

 beef bourguignon

 or vegetarian / other  

Please tick the appropriate box


contact me by phone:  07849650522 or email:

Dress code:  Ladies … white trousers and club / white shirt

                        Men … grey trousers and club / white shirt

The tournament for members (who have signed up) will commence at 2 p.m.


Presidents Day – Letter from our President Louis


Dear Member,

I am so grateful to the executive committee for supporting my plan to have a President’s Day ‘with a difference’ this season. As a club we are combining the day with a Fund Raiser for my designated charity, the Alzheimer’s Society.

 Outlined below is the timetable of events for Saturday 7th September:

COFFEE ZONE: From 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon we will be serving coffee and scones in the McQuay Pavilion. This is a chance to invite family and friends and all other section members from within CIYMS to come along, try out the green (flat sole shoes please, bowls provided) and enjoy a coffee with us.

REFRESHMENTS:12.15 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.  Second bowling session for family friends and members. Sandwiches will be served in the McQuay Pavilion during this session.

The morning will be quite informal. Play for a while, then relax and have a coffee. Someone will be on each rink to give some structure to the play and offer assistance to any newcomers. 

FORMAL TOURNAMENT: 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. for all pre signed-up playing members.

Throughout the day, a collection box will be on site to accept all donations towards Alzheimer’s research. It would be my hope that as a club, with the help of our friends, we could raise £1000 for this worthy cause. As a gesture the club together with one of our sponsors, Regatta Ltd, will be covering the cost of the evening meal for members and guests, therefore every penny donatedbefore and during the day will go to the charity. As a guideline we are suggesting a minimum donation of £10 and I would encourage everyone to spread the word far and wide so our friends and families can support this effort by our club.

Please set some time aside on Sat morning 7th Sept and join us for coffee and take the chance to get on the green with family and friends. Please come and be assured of a warm welcome. Let’s make the day a great success and let us ALL play our part in supporting this charity which is working so hard to achieve a breakthrough for a disease that knows no boundaries.

See you on 7th.


NIWPGL Semi-Finals

NIWPGL SEMI-FINALS Thursday 15th August – Malone Bowling Club 

President Louis and the Club members extend their best wishes to: Helen Wilson, Anne Martin, Irene Minnis and Kay Curran in the Over 55s at 9.45 a.m. and to:

Anne Martin, Patricia Smyth, Moya McGuile and Karen Woodside in the Fours at 2.45 p.m. Programmes are available at Malone.  Catering is available with soup and sandwiches @ £5.00.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available at the green @£1.00. 

Nan McBride Hon Sec