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Prize Bingo Season 2017 - 2018

24th Jan 2018

First session of the new year declared an unqualified success

The snow, ice, wind and rain did not deter the band of 55 people who packed the Church Hall tonight for the first prize bingo of 2018. Less than six months until the Games themselves and our loyal supporters turned out in great numbers to boost the coffers by a…

Rev George Sherry

14th Dec 2017

The Games Committee was deeply saddened to learn of the death earlier today of the Reverend George Sherry, former Minister of Menstrie Parish Church, Guest of Honour at the 2012 Games and more recently a resident of the town. George was a passionate supporter of our 5 a side football competition…

Robert Snaddon

21st Nov 2017

Death of Alva Games' longest serving individual sponsor

It is with great sadness that the Games Committee has to intimate that our longest serving individual sponsor, Robert Snaddon of Tillicoultry, passed away on Friday 17th November. He has been the sponsor of the De'il tak the Hindmost cycle race, an event in which the winner's trophy carries his…

Annual General Meeting

29th Oct 2017

Report from tonight's meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Alva Games Committee took place tonight in St John Vianney Church Hall, Alva. The full committee was joined by Trade Stands organiser Lorraine Douglas and long term sponsor of the Invitation Sprint, Jamie Sharp of Alloa. The Chairman extended a very warm welcome to all…

Prize Bingo Tea Season

25th Oct 2017

Report on the October renewal

Another hugely successful prize bingo tea tonight with over 60 people in attendance and, once tablet sales were added in, just over £400.00 raised towards the 162nd Famous Alva Games next July. Much for which to be grateful so thanks to all who contributed to the continued success of the night.…

Kenny Stuart is Guest of Honour for 2018

18th Oct 2017

Hill Race record holder accepts invitation for the 162nd games. 

The Games Committee is delighted to announce that the Guest of Honour for the 2018 Games is Kenny Stuart of Threlkeld in Cumbria. His name is synonymous with our signature event, the Senior Hill Race, which he won in 1981 in what was then, and remains to this day, the…

Prize Bingo Tea a Winner

30th Sep 2017

The new season gets under way 

The first prize bingo of the new season drew an extremely healthy crowd of just under 60 on what has now turned out to be a really foul night with the rain lashing down as they all set off home at 10.15pm. Lots of new faces were welcomed into the…

Prize Bingo Season Begins

10th Sep 2017

Fourth Wednesday Night Out Returns

Well, it is that time of year again when we are delighted to be able to remind everyone that the first Prize Bingo Tea of the season will be held on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 7.30pm in St John Vianney Church Hall at 16 East Stirling Street, Alva. Looking…

Annual General Meeting 2017

22nd Aug 2017

Sunday 29th October 2017 @ 7.15pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Alva Games Committee will be held in St John Vianney Church Hall, 16 East Stirling Street, Alva on the date and at the time shown above.  All existing Committee members and any other interested parties are welcome to attend. Any items of business which are…

Best Dressed Shop Window Competition 2017

4th Jul 2017

Prizewinners announced after judging this morning

On a fairly damp and miserable morning (which of course it will not be on Saturday!!) the judging team of Margaret Malcolm, Games Chairman Derek Stewart and Games Secretary Craig Dunbar had their spirits lifted by the colour, ingenuity and imagination displayed by the shopkeepers who took part in this year's contest. The…