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NIBA v PGL 2021

23rd July saw the long awaited return of the Annual Inter Association Challenge match between rinks from the NIBA against rinks from the PGL. Representing the NIBA were – Lisnagarvey, Lurgan, Dromore, Esplanade, Donaghadee and Antrim Lawn and the following clubs provided rinks for the PGL – Pickie, Larne, Saintfield, CI Knock, Belmont and Magheradroll. […]

Unfurling of Flag Ceremony 2021

On Friday 23rd July the VBL President Derek McCann belatedly Unfurled the Flag (which is usually held as part of the Opening Ceremony to mark the commencement of the new bowling season but due to lockdown restrictions, etc… this was the first opportunity to do so). On a glorious afternoon at Balmoral BC Assistant Secretary […]

Air Ambulance Cheque Presentation 2021

Recently President, Derek McCann presented a Cheque for ¬£100 to Grace Williams, Area Fundraising Manager of the Air Ambulance NI. As in previous years the Veteran’s Bowling League has decided¬† to collect monies for the Children’s Cancer Fund NI this season but in addition the President has the discretion to make a donation to a […]

Section Secretary Zone B Sections 1, 2 and 2A

Section Secretary Zone B Sections 1, 2 and 2A

Please note Harold Gilmour recently stepped down from the VBL Executive Committee. As a result we are delighted to advise that Ken McCord has rejoined the Committee and has taken over the Section Secretary role for Zone B Sections 1, 2 and 2A. Ken can be contacted on mobile number 07933022181 and his email for […]

Hatch Cup 2021

Hatch Cup 2021

There was a great response to this year’s only team cup competition with 26 teams entering the 2021 Hatch Cup. The draw for the competition can be found under the VBL Cups menu. The first round will commence on Friday 13th August and conclude on Friday 10th September at a venue to be decided once […]

Presentation to Harold Gilmour

Presentation to Harold Gilmour

Harold Gilmour has decided to resign from the VBL Executive Committee after 15 years of service. Harold was not only a Section Secretary, Past President (2014)¬† but more importantly compiled the fixture lists for all the Veterans Leagues. His contribution to the VBL has been massive and he will be greatly missed – enjoy your […]

Presentation to Harry Sloan

Presentation to Harry Sloan

Harry Sloan has decided to resign from the VBL Executive Committee due to personal reasons and at a recent Committee meeting President, Derek McCann thanked Harry for his contribution to Veterans’ bowling. Harry has been the VBL Treasurer for the last 6 years and will be sorely missed – enjoy your Retirement!!

Championship Entries 2021

Pease note that the draws for our Championship Competitions for this season have now been made and appear separately within this website. Hard copies have been posted to Club Secretaries. We are also delighted to announce that we believe its possible to run a Cup Competition this year and an Entry Form can be downloaded […]

Zone B Section 3A

IMPORTANT FIXTURE AMENDMENT Fellow bowlers please note that recently Ward Park United 3’s had decided to drop out of Divison 3A. I’m delighted to advise that Comber 2’s have now returned to the fray and as a result the fixtures for this League have been updated.

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