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Kippen Tennis Club

Kippen Tennis Club

Kippen Tennis Club is a friendly, relaxed  local club , which offers players of all standards the opportunity to play on two of the best  all- weather, floodlit  courts in the area.

The courts have recently been repainted and as can be seen from the picture below, look fantastic. (Picture Courtesy of Mike Loughry Drones Inc)

KTC has a modern clubhouse that includes changing facilities, toilets, showers and a social area.

We currently have over 100 members, half of whom are junior members, and we actively encourage junior players to join our Club.

New members are always welcome, with membership open to families, adults and juniors, and runs from 1st April to 31st March.

There are various incentives on offer for new members, please visit our website at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/KippenTennisClub for details.

For those who are competitive,  we play in the Central Scotland Doubles Leagues and have 3 Men’s teams, 1 Women’s team and junior teams playing across a number of divisions.

We are always looking for new team members, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Club runs numerous competitions which are open to all members, and there are also various social events throughout the year, both on and off the court.

We also runs social tennis evenings, which offers new members a good opportunity to meet and get to know other Club members.

So, whether you’re aspiring to be the next Roger Federer, or are happy to have a relaxed social game with friends, make the most of the fantastic facilities on offer, and contact us at: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/KippenTennisClub

The Callendar team ended up as winners of this local Wednesday league and well done to them.

Kippen again played in the Leven Six a Side Tournament in early September and, although winning 2 of our 3 matches, the draw meant we left the tournament without a trophy this year.

The fine weather had the unintended effect of limiting our help to The Gargunnock Sunday team, as many players were taking advantage of predictable dry weather to plan family trips and other pursuits on Sundays.

All in all, another enjoyable season for the players, and the highlight match would be the win over Stirling County where, in a close fought game, we achieved the winning runs on the second last ball of the innings.

Sean Kelly

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Kippen Cricket Club

The cricket season for 2018 has drawn to a fhgclose and it’s time to reflect on the past season for the Kippen team.

The summer was the wished- for warm, dry summer, but that in itself did not mean we were able to avoid having to call off and rearrange matches.

As luck would have it, the annual Kippen vs Gargunnock fixture was not played for a second year running, as the few wet days that did happen this summer coincided with proposed match dates. We will try again in 2019.

In all Kippen played 7 Wednesday games andour fortunes were mixed. We won 2 matches, one against Stirling County and one against the old T of Milngavie but lost the other 5 matches.

The Callendar team end ed up as winners of this local Wednesday league and well done to them.

Kippen again played in the Leven Six a Side Tournament in early September and, although winning 2 of our 3 matches, the draw meant we left the tournament without a trophy this year.

The fine weather had the unintended effect of limiting our help to The Gargunnock Sunday team, as many players were taking advantage of predictable dry weather to plan family trips and other pursuits on Sundays.

All in all, another enjoyable season for the players, and the highlight match would be the win over Stirling County where, in a close fought game, we achieved the winning runs on the second last ball of the innings.

Sean Kelly

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KIPPEN GOLFING SOCIETY

Records for 2018

  1. Outing to Auchterarder on Friday 18th May

15 members played. Par for the course was 69.

1 round Stableford off full Society handicap for the Cauldhame Cup.

Winner – Denis Buchanan – 36 points. (ih 20)

R/U – Pete Turner – 36 points. (ih 17)

3rd – Douglas Laing – 35 points (ih 18 better than Peter Baker-16)

Nearest the pin on the 12th  hole was won by Denis Buchanan.

Magic 2’s. winner was Mark Seymour £55(£40 carry overs + £15)

Weather – Lovely sunny afternoon.

Course – Excellent condition with greens some good some not so!

  1. Outing to Balfron on Wednesday 20th June

18 members played in the afternoon for the Robert Chapman Greensomes Trophies.

Winners – Frank Walker and Rob McQuater — 41 points (inward 6- 15 points)

Runners Up – Denis Buchanan and Douglas Laing – 41 point (inward 6 – 13 points)

Nearest the pin at the 6th hole was won by Denis Buchanan.

Weather – Fine but very windy.

  1. Outing to Strathmore on Saturday 21st July

14 members played morning and afternoon AM round for the Denholm Cup.

Winner – Les Watson – 40 points.

R/U – Rob McQuater – 39 points.

3rd – Carl Olivarius – 37 points.

Nearest the pin for the Jack Hay Cup on the 13th hole was won by Peter Baker.

Magic 2’s no winner.

PM round Greensomes for the Millar’s of Falkirk Goblets.

Winners – Peter Baker and Ian Leith – 46 points.

Rs/U – Carl Olivarius and Colin Dick – 45 points.

Weather – Fine and sunny all day

Course – Although obviously well used, in very good condition particularly the greens.

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  1. Outing to Balbirnie on Sunday 2nd September

17 members played in the afternoon, a record in present times, for the Jubilee Cup.

Winner – Les Watson – 38 points.

R/U – Rob McQuater – 34 points. (bih than Ian Leith)

3rd – Ian Leith – 34 points.

Nearest the Pin at the 7th hole for the Iain Gillies Trophy was won by Peter Baker.

Weather- Overcast but no rain.

Course- Although obviously well used, in good condition, though the greens were variable.

Magic 2’s was won by Peter Baker

  1. The Railton Scott Memorial Trophy was decided being the player with the most points over the two single rounds at Strathmore and Balbirnie

Winner – Les Watson – 78 points.

R/U – Rob McQuater – 72 points.

  1. Scott Davidson Memorial Trophy not Completed yet. The finalists are Denis Buchanan and Willie Mills.
  2. Crown Hotel Cup- Winner is Rob McQuater with Christie Wilson the runner up.

Note-ih = inward half  bih = better inward half

Alasdair McCall 

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Kippen Bowling Club

By the time you read this we will be 3 months into the outdoor bowling season – more bowling ballsthan half way through.

We are still hoping for some new members to come along and join us on our fun evening on a Monday night.  Tuition and bowls are offered free to anyone coming along for the first time.

Situation – lefthand side going down Fore Road about 50 yards past the entrance to Kippen Church.

We are fortunate in our village to have such a great facility so even if you have never played before, come along and see what it is all about.

Further particulars from our Secretary.

Agnes McLaren

Secretary

01360 850264

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Kippen Junior Football Club

Each Thursday during term time we meet either at the football field or in the village hall for fun football sessions.  We run classes for P1-7 for both boys and girls.  We would love to hear from anyone who would like to join us.

Our summer camp this year will be from the 13th-17th August 9.30-11.30 am on the football field.

Please email kippenjuniorsfcsecretary@gmail.com to book your place and find out more!

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Match with St Andrew Bridge Club, Woodlands, Glasgow

For a couple of years, a variable group of card players have been learning to play Bridge with good-natured, knowledgeable tuition from Stuart Thomson, using the Benjamin ACOL bidding system. On Saturday 24th March, a group of 16 Kippen card players arrived at the stylish St Andrew Bridge club in Woodlands, Glasgow, to play a tournament – 24 hands of Bridge against a team of 16 Glasgow players. We were coffeed and wined well (and of course, biscuits…). After a tense couple of hours of play, the scores were totted up. Kippen had the most points overall, and the top scorers for the day were Peter Singleton and Dave Bentley of Kippen. Both teams celebrated at Mr Singh’s curry house – a very sociable way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening. Usual Bridge sessions are on Thursdays at the Cross Keys from 8pm and are welcoming and informal (be prepared to use dusty corners of your mind!).  

The Pig Trophy can be admired behind the bar at the Cross Keys. Contact Stuart for more information stuartsthomson@aol.com. 

Di Blackmore 

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Kippen Cricket Club

Kippen Cricket Club, for the forthcoming 2018 season, will be continuing our link-up with Gargunnock Cricket Club and will be fielding a joint team on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the season. Last year finished on a high when the Club was runner- up in the Vale of Leven Sixes Tournament   The final was a close fought affair and Kippen lost only on the last ball bowled. 

We will be playing a full set of fixtures in the West Stirlingshire T20 League on Wednesday evenings, and the Sunday Team will be playing the series of friendly matches with local, and not local, teams. We have a touring side from London on the fixture list for May. 

The Club is always looking for new members and people interested in cricket, young and old, of all genders and playing ability. We are very much a fun team and if either you played before and want to get back into the game, or never played before, you are welcome at the Club.  Contact Sean Kelly at kellykippen@btinternet.com for more details, or stop and speak with one of the people dressed in white you may see in the Cross keys on a Wednesday evening. 

Sean Kelly 

3 Kippen Cricket 6 a side team 2017