Cambuslang Bowling Club Juniors History
....our thanks go to the Directors and Members of CBC who over the years have given their time
and effort in the coaching of our Juniors. All the wonderful moments in the Juniors history and
the fine young bowlers who have come through our ranks is thanks to their dedication....
Unfortunately due to lack of numbers we currently do not
have an active Junior Section
but I'm sure you'll fine this potted history with some old photographs
Richie McInall 2002
Our Junior Section was founded in 1981,
members children aged 12 to 16 were eligible then at 16 yrs they
were eligible to join the Gents or Ladies section. ( Note now
10yrs to 16yrs ) A maximum of twelve juniors was allowed.
Mr John Jack in his
presidential year took the junior section on a Saturday morning, then
Mr.Jim Russell and Mr. Bobby Jackson took charge. In these early days the
only competition the juniors were involved in was a one day open pairs
tournament at Carnwath Bowling Club and indeed we were the 1988 winners
with a sisters pairs team of Christine and Marlynn Latta.
Mr.Robert Burns became the area convenor for the SYBA ( Scottish Young Bowlers
Association ) and getting ideas and better organised, trophies and cups were donated from
members which allowed us to run our own club competitions.
Junior Championshiop Trophy was
donated by Mr & Mrs Jim Montgomery.
Junior Pairs Competition Shield was
donated by Mr.Grant Wilson.
Australia Cup.....one of our members a
Mr.Jim McArthur emigrated to Australia in 1987
and he donated a cup for the juniors to play for each year. Junior member
Scott Burns won the trophy on the first year.
Invitation Triples Trophy... 1989
was donated by Mr. David Dorman. This competition was kept going by Mrs
Margaret Dorman who followed in her husband's footsteps and
continued to sponsor the tournament through her STRATHCLYDE FANS Company.
Invitation Triples winners 1989
David Dorman with the inaugural
winners of the triples tournament
B.Muir, Stewart Barnett & Marlynn Latta
Cambuslang Juniors v Halfway Juniors Trophy was donated by
Mr. John MacFarlane.
Cambuslang Juniors v Troon Portland Juniors
Trophy was donated by Mrs. Christine Latta.
Cambuslang Juniors v Whitefield Juniors Trophy.
Unfortunately due to smaller numbers in the junior ranks these inter
club competitions are no longer played.
1987/1988 we won the Thornliebank
League under 18 competition. Losing only one game that year our four
bowlers Scott Burns, Scott Helm, Ian McNee & John MacFarlane each won
a set of bowls which delighted them and their coaches, Jim Russel and
|The Junior section was honoured again in
1991/1992 when Mr. Bob Clark was elected convenor of the SYBA
David McDonald and Alan
McArthur won the Darnley Pairs
receiving a set of bowls, which was quite nice because Alan promised,
before the final, that if they won he would give the bowls to his
A young Alan McArthur with Past President Alex Hart
Mr.Jimmy Russel continued to look after our juniors with Mr Bob Clark
up to 1993/4 when Norman Hart took
charge and coached our juniors until 1995
Norman Hart with
his Dad, Alex
CBC JUNIORS 1994
Donna Gilchrist, Louise McWhinnie, Alan McArthur, Ian McShane
Steven Connolly, Lee Rogers, Iain McArthur, Sandy Knox
Glasgow District Junior Finals SYBA
Two years running we had a junior through to the final of the Glasgow
District Junior Championship : -
1994 SYBA Glasgow District Junior Final was
held at Uddingston Bowling Club where Alan McArthur lost the game by a
1995 SYBA Glasgow District Junior Final was held at Whitevale
Bowling Club and this time Alan made amends.
1995 Winner Alan McArthur 16yrs
Glasgow District Junior Champion