President 2019


It's obviously a great honour and privilege to be Ards bowling club President for the next year.
 I first joined the club as a social member 11 years ago and have never looked back.
 I have played for the mid week team with some success and more recently with the junior team.
 This year I along with Will Smyth will be selecting the junior team and are hoping for a successful year.
 Having reached veteran age I am also responsible for selecting players for the number one team.
 Last season I was beaten in the veterans singles final but had more success in the doubles final where my partner Peter Thompson and myself were victorious.
 It's a special year this year for club stalwart Davy McCloy who will become President of the IBA in a few weeks.
 This is a tremendous achievement for Davy and also a great honour for Ards bowling club and I wish him every success for his term in office. 

A special mention for our club Steward James McChesney who keeps our green in pristine condition and is the envy of other clubs in the  league.
 Also a special mention to our ladies who provide a first class catering service to teams. 
I have also been on the committee of this club for 5 years and they do a brilliant job in keeping the club afloat when a lot of clubs are struggling.
 In closing I would like to wish all our teams, senior, junior, mid-week, veterans and of course the ladies a successful and healthy year ahead.

Jim (Bimbo)

Bimbo and his partner Peter, After winning the veterans pairs 2018