ABERCHIRDER BOWLING CLUB

MAIN STREET,  ABERCHIRDER,   ABERDEENSHIRE,  SCOTLAND,  AB54 7TD
Tel: 01466 780
665

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Aberchirder Bowling Club

HISTORY

On the 27th June 1906, Aberchirder & District Bowling and Tennis Club was formally declared open.  The then clubhouse was a simple wooden structure and it remained largely unaltered until 1960 when it was widened.

 

 

Bowling & Tennis Club - 1906

The Official Opening of the Club in 1906

 

Bowling Green with Tennis Courts Beyond - Late 1920's

 


In 1979, the club amalgamated with Marnoch Church Indoor Bowling Club and investigations into ways to improve facilities for all members quickly followed.  A temporary portable unit was added to the original clubhouse to form a lounge and bar which opened in April 1981.  Car parking was provided in the area of the by then disused tennis courts and later that same year, an additional unit was added to provide indoor bowling and function facilities.

 


The club went from strength to strength and on 30th April 1988, the entirely new clubhouse was opened.  It was constructed on the area of the former car park and earlier tennis courts.  The original clubhouse and temporary buildings were then demolished and the area they had occupied was formed into a new car park.

 

     

Tennis Courts, Bowling Green & Pavilion around 1970


THE PRESENT CLUB

Flat Green / Lawn Bowling takes place between May and September each year and Indoor Carpet Bowling is played from October, through the winter months, until April.  

Hat nights take place on Wednesdays & Saturdays at 7 pm throughout the year.

Visitors are most welcome and anyone wishing to arrange a game at any time should contact our Match Secretary Willie Beaton - Tel: 01466 730360

 

Bowling Green

 

Bowling / Function Hall

 

Although a private registered club, guests are welcome in the lounge and bar areas provided they are accompanied, and signed in, by a member.  Temporary memberships may be available.

 

Lounge

 

Lounge Bar

 

Trophy Cabinet

 

Lounge

 

 

The Club is a member of the Scottish Bowling Association, the Highland Bowling Association and the Banffshire Bowling Association and has regular matches both home and away throughout the year.  Open tournaments are also organised on a regular basis.

Entertainment with dancing is held in the club frequently and these functions are open to members and their guests.  Tickets are available from Committee members.
 


Click on the bowl to see this year's fixtures and club news.

 

Copyright 2002 ADCA Aberchirder, North East Scotland.