With only 50 days to go now until the first round of NIPGBL league fixtures, we offer another snapshot of our history, 50 years ago in 1970.
President: JW Boyce (Comber)
Hon Secretary: JR Stirling MBE (Belfast)
Hon Treasurer: H Lutton (Cavehill)
Competitions Secretary: J Scott (Belmont)
The NIPGBL also provided the IBA President, JR Stirling MBE (Belfast) and the President of the International Bowling Board, R Thompson (Shaftesbury).
PG League Division A: Forth River
PG League Division B: Falls
PGL Senior Cup: Gallaher
PGL Junior Cup: Larne
IBA Senior Cup: Dunbarton
IBA Junior Cup: Shaftesbury
The inaugural PGL Triples championship was won by J Webb, A Smith, W Pimley (Falls).
PGL Singles: TC McGookin (NICS)
PGL Pairs: J Webb, JJ Donnelly (Falls)
PGL Fours: D Marshall, T Lindsay, R McBriar, WJ Norwood (Saintfield)
At the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, JJ Donnelly (Falls) and SJ Thompson (Willowfield) won bronze medals in the pairs, while E Gordon (Falls) won a bronze medal in the fours playing alongside J Higgins (YRCD), H Stevenson (Donaghadee) and WS Tate (Bangor).
The NIPGBL won the senior inter-association series.