Gourock Park Bowling Club
Sometime way back in 1927, a group of Bowlers met to discuss the forming of Gourock Park Bowling Club within the grounds of Darroch Park.Play started the following year and very little is known about who these men were, but this year we celebrate them and all the members past and present who have enjoyed being part of this very proud Club.
The first President of the Club was a Mr H Barbour and he was aided by the Club's Secretary, John BrownlieThe orginal Championship board at the Club has a L.A. Osborne as the first ever Champion of the Club.
Gourock Park have been crowned Greenock & District LeagueChampions in 1946, 52, 75, 78, 79 and 81
David Rollo currently holds the record for winning the Club Championship (Five times)
The Club celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1978 and this turned out to be one of the most successful years in the Club. The Gents section won the Greenock & District League and also the Reid Cup and J.S.Thompson Shield. The Ladies made it a double celebration by winning their District League and they also claimed victory in the G&D Ladies Singles ( Mrs Margaret Tosh) and the Council Cup Pairs ( Mrs Hagen & Mrs McLellan.
To mark this year, the club held a Gents versus Ladies Wapinshaw. The respective highest-up rinks that day were- Mrs J Donnachie, Mrs M Muir, Mrs Wrightman and Miss M Hannah and for the gents-- D Turner, M Murray, S Hagen and W Chantry. in 2008 Joda Reid, Alex McIlravey, Rodger Lynn and Ian Brown won the Scottish Bowling Association's National Fours Championship, which is the first national honour the Club has won.
The Club's website at [http://www.gourockpark.com] is one of the most popular bowling sites in the Uk
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