Welcome to the Howie!

The 2021 season got underway with the first Sunday opening day in the club’s history. 24 bowlers played over 2 sessions, with the original Saturday opening delayed due to the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh.

In a thrilling finale to the SYBA Pairs Qualifiers, Luke and Andrew were within a whisker of going through to the National Finals – 5-2 up, lying shot, all back positions covered, and with their opponents, serial qualifiers and past National Pairs Champions, Mason Carson and George Robertson (shown below) with only one bowl left. George’s drive crashed into the jack which rebounded towards three of their bowls and the delivered bowl obligingly rolled along to join them to give them the win and qualification!

Our Visually Impaired bowlers session on Friday. Note the string running along the centre of the rink to guide the bowler. They meet every week at 1:30 p.m.

We now have a YouTube channel! Visit Prestwick Howie Bowling Club on YouTube to view videos about the club!

The draw for our internal club competitions (the Club Championship, Senior Singles, Junior Singles, Club Pairs and COVID Pairs) has been drawn and can be viewed on our club’s YouTube channel and on the club’s notice board next to the clubhouse entrance. First round ties to be completed by 19th July.

The first Saturday competition (the Joe Reid / Jo Stewart Trophies) was held on 10th July. The Joe Reid Trophy was won by Vic Crockford and Lewis Glover, with Lewis rewriting the history books as the youngest ever winner of the competition at the age of 12! The runner up Jo Stewart Trophy was won by Jim McNeil and Ellen Johnstone. Full details can be found in the Competition News page.

As a further easing of COVID measures, and due to the high compliance by members in completing contact details at each visit, there will be no need to pre book rinks. Players should use rinks designated with a tick, and only if these are all occupied use the rinks with a cross. Green Usage Forms MUST still be completed after each visit.

The Function Room can be used for providing teas and coffees during Wappenshaws, League matches, and by groups like the visually impaired. Full procedures for the provision of COVID safe catering are displayed in the kitchen area for guidance. The locker room can also be accessed for collecting and returning bowls for those members without transport who find it difficult to carry bowls to and from the club.

The Monday Morning Wappenshaw will be held on 19th July at 10:00 a.m.

The next Monday Night League game is on 19th July at 6:30 p.m. Arrive 10 minutes beforehand for the draw. Open to ladies and gentlemen, including junior members.

The next Thursday Morning League match is on 22nd July. Arrive by 9:50 to be included in the draw. Open to Gents and Ladies.

Ladies meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 and Thursday afternoons at 2::00. A great way to socialise in the open air!

Why not join our coaching class on Tuesday evenings? This is open to members and non members and will initially concentrate on the basics of the game. First session free, and thereafter £2 for adults, £1 for children. Members get coaching free of charge as it is included in their membership fee.

If you are thinking about taking up bowls, email us at prestwickhowiebowlingclub@gmail.com and we can talk you through the options.

The Howie Hedgehogs Junior Club meets every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Places available!


                              Howie Hedgehogs

                       Our 2019 prize winners
Prestwick Howie BC presentation
Presentation of Bronze Level BowlsMark Award from Bowls Scotland

Howie Bowling Club Active Schools Club of the Year 2017 and runners up 2018.

Email us at prestwickhowiebowlingclub@gmail.com for more details on any aspect of the club
Ex President and Club Secretary Helen Kyle’s new doggie Wilson at their new Aberdeenshire home