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SCOTTISH INDOOR BOWLING CLUB INFORMATION
scotland

PLEASE USE MULTIMAP TO FIND THE LOCATION OF YOUR CHOSEN
SCOTTISH INDOOR BOWLING CLUB .

 

BOWLING CLUB DETAILS.

MEMBERSHIP.

RINKS.

CLUB COACHING.

ABBEYVIEW. I.B.C.
Abbeyview, Dunfermline. KY11 4HA
tel no. 01383-626548.
E-mail:secretary@abbeyviewbowlingclub.co.uk

N/A

8

N/A

ABERDEEN. I.B.C.
Summerhill Road, Aberdeen. AB15 6EE
tel no. 01224-313961. fax. 01224-325660
E-mail: bowling@aberdeenindoor.freeserve.co.uk

2200 gents approx
1050 ladies approx

12

Yes

AllANDER I.B.C
Allander Sports Center, Milngarvie Rd, Bearsden. G61 3DF
tel no. 0141-943-0655
E-mail: alastair@craigdhu.fsbusiness.co.uk

440 gents approx
306 ladies approx

5

Yes

ALLOA.I.B.C.
leisure Bowl, Parkway, Alloa. FK10 AF
tel no.01259-723527 fax no. 01259-218668
E-mail: information@leisure-bowl.co.uk

318 gents approx
187 ladies approx

6

Yes

ARBROATH AND DISTRICT I.B.C.
Cairnie Road, Arbroath. DD11 3DY.
tel no. 01241-873980 fax no. 01241-877392

525gents approx
312 ladies approx

8

Yes

ARDROSSAN I.B.C.
150 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan. KA 22 8EU
tel no. 01294-461059

614 gents approx
360 ladies approx

7

Yes

AUCHINLECK I.B.C.
Well Road, Auchinleck, Ayrshire. KA18 2LB
tel no. 01290-423955 fax no: 01290-423955

414 gents approx
188 ladies approx

7

Yes

AYR I.B.C.
9a Lothian Road, Ayr, KA 7 3BU.
tel no. 01292-269624

422 gents approx
289 ladies approx

5

Yes

BAINFIELD I.B.C.
34 Hutchison Crossway, Edingburgh, EH14 1RU
tel no. 0130-4435847 fax no: 0131-3133787
E-mail:bowling@bainfield.co.uk

920 gents approx
400 ladies approx

6

Yes

BALBARDIE I.B.C.
Bathgate sports centre, Balbardie Park of Peace, Bathgate,
West Lothian. EH48 4LA.
tel no. 01506-634659

416 gents approx
182 ladies approx

5

Yes

BLANTYRE MINERS WELFARE I.B.C.
Craig street, Blantyre, G72 OAU.
tel no. 01698-823371 fax no:01698-828746

953 gents approx
349 ladies approx

7

Yes

BON ACCORD 2000 I.B.C
Bon Accord Centre, George Street, Aberdeen AB1 1HZ.
tel no. 01224-624119 fax No 01224-624119
E-mail: bonaccord2000ibc@btopenworld.com

350 gents approx
250 ladies approx

6

Yes

BUCHAN I.B.C.
South Street, Mintlaw, Peterhead, AB42 5EL
tel no. 01771-622225

190gents approx
120 ladies approx

4

Yes

CASTLEMILK I.B.C.
31 Dougrie Road, Glasgow, G45 9NH
tel no. 0141-634-8187 fax no: 0141-634-7493

unknown

8

Yes

CLYDEBANK I.B.C.
The Playdrome, 2 Abbotsford Road, Clydebank G81 1PA.
tel no. 0141-951 4321 ext 227 fax no. 0141-951-4646

106 gents approx
80 ladies approx

5

Yes

COATBRIDGE I.B.C.
4 Quarry street, Coatbridge. ML5 3PU.
tel no. 01236-428641 fax no. 01236-43556

841gents approx
402 ladies approx

8

Yes

COWAL I.B.C.
Ardenslate Road, Kirn, Dunoon, Arglyll. PA23 8QN.
tel no. 01369-707788
E-mail: kenny@argyllhss.co.uk

110 gents approx
102 ladies approx

4

Yes

CUMBERNAULD I.B.C.
North Carbrain Ring Road, Cumbernauld. G67 1EU.
tel no. 01236-727852 fax no. 01236-786342

625 gents approx
299 ladies approx

8

Yes

DUMBARTON AND DISTRICT I.B.C.
Birch Road, Broadmeadow Estate, Dumbarton G82 2RE
tel no. 01389-739017

327 gents approx
321 ladies approx

8

Yes

DUNDEE I.B.C.
15 Miln Street, Dundee. DD1 5BZ
tel no. 01382-225232 fax no. 01382-224678

967 gents approx
385 ladies approx

9

Yes

DYCE I.B.C.
Stoneywood road, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7DF
tel no. 01224-775711 fax no. 01224-775711

269 gents approx
187 ladies approx

6

Yes

EAST FIFE I.B.C.
Wellesley Road, Methil, KY8 3AB
tel no. 01333-423388
E-mail: eastfifeindoor@westendbc.com

572 gents approx
237 ladies approx

6

Yes

EAST KILBRIDE & DISTRICT I.B.C.
John Wright Sports Area,
Calderwood Road, East kilbride, G74 3EU.
tel no. 01355-220133

759 gents approx
395 ladies approx

8

Yes

EAST LOTHIAN I.B.C.
Meadowmill,Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1LZ
tel no. 01875-614166 fax no: 01875 614166

521 gents approx
194 ladies approx

6

Yes

EDINBURGH I.B.C. ( stadium closed )
secretary: Gordon Jackson, 57 Cambee Park,
Liberton, Edinburgh

952 gents approx
473 ladies approx

7

Yes

ELGIN AND DISTRICT I.B.C.
Moycroft road, Elgin, IV30 1XS.
tel no. 01343-550133

250gents approx
153 ladies approx

4

Yes

FALKIRK I.B.C.
Glasgow road, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4HJ.
tel no. 01324-638417

512 gents approx
282 ladies approx

8

Yes

FINTRY  I.B.C.
Kippen Road, Fintry, Glasgow G63 OPW.
tel no. 01360-860205

219 gents approx
186 ladies approx

4

Yes

FORFAR I.B.C.
Forfar Indoor Sports ltd, Suttieside Road, Forfar, DD8 3NG.
tel no. 01307-468668 fax no. 01307-468668

124 gents approx
124 ladies approx

6

Yes

FRASERBURGH I.B.C.
Fraserburgh Leisure Centre, North Links, Fraserburgh,
AB43 9BB.
tel no. 01346-516663 fax no. 01346-510077

208 gents approx
98 ladies approx

6

Yes

GALLEON I.B.C.
99 Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1QY.
tel no. 01563-524014 fax no. 01563-572395

376 gents approx
316 ladies approx

6

Yes

GAIRIOCH I.B.C.
Harlaw Business Centre, Harlaw road,
Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4TE
tel no. 01467-622622
E-mail: rod@gariochbowling.fsnet.co.uk

598 gents approx
318 ladies approx

6

Yes

GLASGOW I.B.C.
177 Prospecthill Road, Glasgow, G42 9LQ.
tel no. 0141-632 3302 fax no. 0141-649 4222

920 gents approx
648 ladies approx

8

Yes

HEADWELL I.B.C.
60 Shamrock Street, Dunfermline, KY12 OJQ.
tel no. 01383-724425 fax no. 01383-736243

550 gents approx
240 ladies approx

4

Yes

INVERCLDE I.B.C.
50 Port Glasgow road, Greenock PA15 2UD.
tel no. 01475-743988/743984 fax no. 01475-745453
E-mail:abradley1958@tislalt.co.uk

480 gents approx
150 ladies approx

8

Yes

INVERNESS AND DISTRICT I.B.C.
Fairways Leisure Centre, Castle Heather, Inverness, IV2 6AA
tel no. 01463-235550
E-mail: bowling.iadibc@btopenworld.com

154 gents approx
78 ladies approx

6

Yes

IRVINE I.B.C.
C/O The Magnum Leisure Centre,
Harbour Street, Irvine, KA12 8PP
tel no. 01294-272198

531 gents approx
191 ladies approx

6

Yes

LANARKSHIRE I.B.C.
Beltane Park, Alexander Street, Wishaw, ML2 OHL.
tel no. 01698-374258 fax no. 01698-374014
E-mail: manager@libc.freeserve.co.uk

1015 gents approx
479 ladies approx

7

Yes

LOCHWINNOCH I.B.C.
Newton of Barr, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire PA12 4 JB.
tel no.01505-842808
E-mail: jim.shedden@ntlworld.com

144 gents approx
121 ladies approx

4

Yes

LORNE I.B.C
Shore street, Oban PA34.
tel no. 01631-563905
E-mail: djandha@btopenworld.com

70 gents approx
32 ladies approx

4

no coaches

McLAREN I.B.C.
Mollands road, Callander, Perthshire, FK17 8JP
tel no. 01877-330000

58 gents approx
49 ladies approx

4

Yes

MIDLOTHIAN I.B.C.
Ramsay Croft, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 1JD.
tel no. 0131-660 3223 fax no. 0131-660 9106

918 gents approx
344 ladies approx

7

Yes

NEWTON STEWART I.B.C.
Cumloden road, Minigaff, Newton Stewart. DG8 6AA.
tel no. 01671-403319 fax no. 01671-403319
E-mail: hsisi2000@yahoo.co

180 gents approx
87 ladies approx

4

no coaches

NITHSDALE I.B.C.
Dumfries Icebowl, King street, Dumfries, DG2 9AN.
tel no. 01387-252741 fax no. 01387-252741

249 gents approx
166 ladies approx

7

Yes

PAISLEY I.B.C.
8-10 Wallneuk Road, Paisley PA3 4BT.
tel no. 0141-887-6779
E-mail: dvstal@aol.com

768 gents approx
443 ladies approx

7

Yes

PERTH I.B.C.
Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth PH2 0TH.
tel no. 01738-624188. fax no. 01738-637810

569 gents approx
262 ladies approx

8

Yes

PORTOBELLO I.B.C.
20 Westbank street, Portobello, Edingburgh, EH15 1D.
tel no. 0131-669 0878 fax no. 0131-669-9457

349 gents approx
138 ladies approx

6

Yes

PRESTWICK I.B.C.
Bellevue Road, Prestwick KA9 1NW
tel no. 01292-477802 fax no. 01292-678924
E-mail: prestwickindoorbowling@barbox.net

954 gents approx
716 ladies approx

8

Yes

STIRLING I.B.C.
Forth street, Stirling, FK8 1UE.
tel no. 01786-463168/463169
E-mail:himwatt@yahoo.co.uk

536 gents approx
302 ladies approx

6

Yes

STONEHAVEN I.B.C.
Recreation Grounds, Stonehaven AB39 2RD
tel no. 01569-765470

616 gents approx
399 ladies approx

6

Yes

TEVIOTDALE I.B.C.
Teviotdale Leisure Centre, Mansfield Road, Hawick, TD9 8AG
tel no. 01450-374440/375644

95 gents approx
53 ladies approx

5

Yes

TURRIFF I.B.C.
Bowling Green road, Turriff, AB53 4DH.
tel no. 01888-562676 fax no. 01888-562676

304 gents approx
193 ladies approx

4

Yes

TWEEDBANK I.B.C.
Industrial Estate, Tweedbank, Galashiels TD13RS.
tel no. 01896-756396

204 gents approx
124 ladies approx

5

Yes

WEST LOTHIAN I.B.C.
Inveralmond Stadium, Livingstone, West Lothian EH54 6WF
tel no. 01506-411600 fax no. 01506-411600

1057 gents approx
358 ladies approx

7

Yes

WEST OF SCOTLAND I.B.C.
19 Rutherglen Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow,G73 1SZ.
tel no. 0141-647-4867 fax no. 0141-647-1224

1023 gents approx
618 ladies approx

12

Yes

WHITEINCH I.B.C.
30 Ferryden street, Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 OSW.
tel no. 0141-9549564

396 gents approx
252 ladies approx

8

Yes

DEESIDE I.B.C.
Inchmarlo road, Bancory, Kincardinshire, AB31 5RR.
tel no. 01330-824044

Restricted membership

2

Yes

SHETLAND I.B.C.
Clickimin Leisure Complex, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 OPJ.
tel no. 01595-694095

37 gents approx
27 ladies approx

2

Yes

Scottish Lawn Green Bowling Clubs
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Northern B.C. Aberdeen.

This is a comprehensive list of Scotland’s outdoor bowling clubs.

Note: If any of your club details are wrong or missing please
let me know the details and I will add or amend them.

Ardross Alness b.c.
Station road, Alness, IV 0SY
Tel: 01349-883280
Aviemore b.c.
Dalfaber Drive, Aviemore
Inverness-shire,
Avoch b.c
Burnside, Avoch
IV9 8QP
Aberchirder b.c.
Main Street, Aberchirder, Huntly
Ab54 7TB. Tel: 01466-780631
Aberlour b.c.
Queens road, Aberlour, Banffshire
Tel: 01340-871283
Aberdeen b.c
50 Carlton Place, Aberdeen AB15 4BQ Tel: 01224-643233
Abergeldie b.c.
1 Abergeldie Terrace, Aberdeen.
Tel:01224-588334
Aboyne b.c.
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire,
AB35 5HP
Abbey b.c.
Walker Place, Arbroath. DD11
Tel: 01241-874201
Arbroath b.c
Dishlandhill, Arbroath, DD11
Tel: 01241-876430
Aberfeldy b.c
Aberfeldy, Taybridge, Perthshire,
PH15 2PH Tel: 01887-820172
Abernethy b.c.
Back Dykes, Abernethy, PH2 9JN
Tel:
Almond Valley b.c.
Main Street, Almondbank, Perth
PH1 3NH. Tel: 01738-583123
Alyth b.c.
Alexander Street, Alyth, Blairgowrie
PH11 8AS. Tel: 01828-632271
Auchterarder b.c.
Castle Wynd, Aucterarder PH3 1DA
Tel:01764-662447
Abercromby b.c
Abercromby Place, Tullibody, FK10
Tel: 01259-215240
Alloa b.c.
6 Conningsby Place, Alloa, FK10
Tel: 01259-722202
Alloa Cooperative b.c.
Sports Pavilion, Sunnyside Rd, Alloa
FK10. Tel: 01259-722386
Alloa East End b.c.
Whins Road, Alloa, FK10
Tel: 01259-724158
Alva b.c.
The Glebe, Alloa, FK12
Tel: 01259-762531
Alva South b.c.
Greenhead, Alva, FK12
Tel: 01259-219320
Anstruther & District b.c.
Crail road, Anstruther, KY10 3EL
Tel: 01333-312281
Auchtermuchty b.c.
Upper Greens, Auchtermuchty,Fife
KY14 7BX. Tel: 01337-828106
Abbeyview b.c.
Dunfermline, fife, KY11 4HA
Tel: 01383-729469
Aberdour b.c.
13 Shore Street, Aberdour, KY3 0TR
Tel: 01383-861110
Aberfoyle b.c.
Trossachs Rd, Aberfoyle,Stirlingshire,
Tel:
Airthrey Spa b.c.
Mine road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4JP
Tel: 01786-832731
Adrian b.c.
Pleasance Sq, Falkirk, FK1 1BQ
Tel: 01324-629389
Allandale b.c.
Allandale, Cumbernauld
Tel: 01324-840151
Ardmillan  b.c.
Ardmillan place, Edinburgh, EH11 2JU
Tel: 0131-337-8483
Arniston b.c.
Engine rd, Gorebridge, Midlothian
EH23. Tel: 01875-821874
Agilent Technologies b.c.
South Queensferry,West Lothian
EH30 9TG. Tel: 0131-331-3940
Armadale b.c.
124a South St, Armadale,West Lothian EH48. Tel: 01501-730502
Aberlady b.c.
MainSt, Aberlady, East Lothian, EH32
Tel: 01875-870734
Abottsford b.c.
Tweed rd, Galashiels, TD1 3DU.
Tel: 01826-753417
Ancrum b.c.
Landene, Ancrum, Kelso,
Tel: 01835-830-343
Ayton & District  b.c.
Beanburn, Ayton, Eyemouth,TD14 5QZ. Tel: 018907-81716
Annan b.c.
Seaforth Av, Annan, DG12 6DX
Tel: 01461-202675
Auchencairn b.c.
Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, DG7
Tel:
Alloway b.c.
Cambusdoon Gr, 2 Burns Wicket,
Alloway KA7 4NH
Annbank b.c.
1 Brocklehill Av,Annbank, KA6 5ED
Tel: 01292-520001
Auchinleck b.c.
Market Place, Auckinleck, KA18 2BH
Tel: 01290-420279
Ayr b.c.
Cassillis St, Ayr, KA7 1DN
Tel: 01292-266003
Ardeer b.c.
Warner St, Stevenston, KA20 3 LB
Tel: 01294-462725
Ardeer Recreation b.c.
Townhead St, Stevenston, KA20 3AH
Tel: 01294-465923
Ardrossan b.c.
Kilmeny Terrace, Ardrossan,KA22 3EJ Tel: 01294-463805
Abercorn b.c.
Garthland Lane, Paisley, PA1 3PZ
Tel: 0141-889-3797
Anchor b.c.
Anchor Rec Grd, Seedhill rd, Paisley
Tel: 0141-889-2938
Arthurlie b.c.
Arthurlie Pk, Springhill rd, Barrhead
Glasgow G78 1AD. Tel:0141-881-8630
Ardbeg & Port Bannatyne b.c.
The Terrace, Ardbeg, Rothesay, PA20
Tel: 01700-502164
Ardentinny b.c.
Finart Bay, Ardentinny, PA23 8TR
Tel:
Ardgowan b.c.
Ardgowan Sq, Greenock, Glasgow
PA16 8EH. Tel: 01475-723418
Albion b.c.
460 Halley St, Glasgow, G13 4EH
Tel:0141-562-0105/06
Ardrishaig .bc.
Glenburn rd, Ardrishaig, PA30 8HH
Tel: 07900-542-959
Argyle b.c
Argyle Pk, Alexandria, G83 0QN
Tel: 01389-756974
Argyll b.c. ( Campbeltown )
Milknowe,Campbeltown, PA28 6 NJ
Tel: 01586-554676
Abington b.c.
Carlisle rd, Abington, Biggar, ML12
Tel:
Avondale b.c.
Strathaven Pk, Srathaven,  ML10
Tel: 01698-792915
Abronhill b.c.
Moss rd, Abronhill, Cumbernauld
GA7 3NZ. Tel: 01236-73952
Auchinoch b.c.
Forth Av, Auchinloch, kirkintilloch
G66. Tel:
Anniesland b.c.
101 Helensburgh Dr, Glasgow,
G13 1XH. Tel: 0141-959-6564
Auchinairn b.c.
Auchinairn rd, Bishopsbriggs, Glasgow G64. Tel: 0141-772-8495
WORLDWIDE BOWLING ASSOCIATION’S
AND THEIR INTERNATIONAL ADDRESSES


I have received quite a lot of enquiries from around the world, from bowlers who are looking for contact details for their own or other countries governing bodies. I have therefore done the leg work for you by checking through the various reference books phone books etc and have at last compiled the following list’s, if you know of any I’ve missed please let me know so that I can add them to this page. I am grateful to the many publications for there information but can claim no responsibility for there current accuracy in any shape or form.

 

FULL MEMBER COUNTRIES

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBER COUNTRIES

 

AFFILIATE MEMBER COUNTRIES

Bowls Australia.
Ex Director
P.O. box 6087 Hawthorn West
Victoria 3122, Australia.
tel: (61) 39819 2722
fax: (61) 39819 0955
Canadian Lawn Bowls.
Ex Director
1600 James Naismith Drive, Gloucester,
Ontario K1B 5N4 Canada
tel: (1) 613-748-5643
fax: (1) 613-748-5796
English Bowling Ass
The Secretary
Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, West
Sussex BN11 2AZ England
tel: (44) 1903-820222
fax: (44) 1903-820444
Irish Bowling Ass
The Secretary
78 North Road, Belfast BY5 5NL
tel/fax (028) 9065-5076

New Zealand Bowling
Chief Executive
P.O.Box 62502, Central Park
Auckland 1130 N.Z.
tel: (64) 9579-5853
fax: (64) 9579-6935

Scottish Bowling Ass
National Centre for Bowling Northfield,
Hunters Avenue
Ayr, KA8 9AL. Scotland
tel: 01292-294623

South African Bowls
The Secretary
P.O.Box 47177 Parlands
Johannasgurg 2121. South Africa
tel:(27) 11-788-0005
fax: (27) 11-880-4578

Welsh Bowling Ass
The Secretary
5 Grove Cottage, Bagleys Lane
Llandrinio, Llanymyech, Powys SY22 6SQ
tel: 01691-830543
World Bowls Headquarters
The Honorary Secretary:
Caledonia House, South Gyle
Edinburgh, Scotland
tel / fax no:

Scottish Women’s Indoor Bowling Association
The Honorary Secretary:
” Troscons ”
Watson Street
Letham, Forfar
DD8 2QB

Scottish Ass For Blind Bowlers:
sec: Dora Crudge
56 Haig st,
Grangemouth
FK3 8QF
tel no: 01324-870114

Scottish Indoor Young bowlers Association:
The Chairman:
39 Underwood Cottages,
Cambusbarron,
Stirling FK7 9PA.
tel no: 01786-470208

British Isles Indoor Bowls Council
The Secretary/Treasurer:
16 Hendre Avenue,
Ogmore Vale,
Bridgend,
Mid Glamorgan,
Wales CF32 7HD
tel no: 01656-841361
fax no: 01656-849160

Home Counties Secretaries:

THE English Bowling Ass.
C/O E.I.B.A.
David Cornwell House,
Bowling Green. Leicester Road,
Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire, LE13 0DD.
tel no: 01664-481900
fax no: 01664-481901

Irish Indoor Bowling Ass
Honorary Secretary:
36 Lenaghan Cresent,
Belfast BT8 4JD.
tel no: 01232-701996

Scottish Indoor Bowling Ass
The Honorary Secretary:
41 Montfode Court,
Ardrossan,
Ayrshire,
tel no: 01294-468372
fax no: 01294-60537

Welsh Indoor Bowling Ass.
Honorary Secretary:
50 Penyrheol Road,
Gorseinon,
Swansea, SA4 4GA
tel no: 01792-538061

American lawn bowls
The Secretary
2175 lariat lane, Walnut Creek, California 94596-6514 USA
tel : (1) 925-937-0522
fax: (1) 925-945-7350
Argentinian Bowling Fed
The Secretary
Virrey Del Pinno 3456
1426 Buenosaires,Argentina
tel: (54) 1-552-2259
fax: (54) 1-522-2097
Fiji Bowling Ass
The Secretary
P.O.Box 155 BA, Fiji
tel : (679) 674044
Fax: (679) 670505
Guernsey Bowling Ass
The Secretary
4 ST Patricks Court, Water lane
St Peters Port, Guernsey GY1 2EF tel :(44) 1481-726292

Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Ass
Room 1022, Sports House
1 Stadium Path, So Kon PO.
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
tel : (852) 2504-8249
fax : (852) 2577-5621

Israel Lawn bowling Ass
The Secretary
P.O.Box 359, Raanana 43104
Israel
tel/fax : (972) 9-744-1561

Japan Lawn Bowling Fed
The Secretary
662-0864 Nishinomiya-shi
Koshimizucho 11-27-202 Japan
tel : (81) 7-9871-4610
fax : (81) 6-229-6856

 Jersey Bowling Ass
The Secretary
Sanding, 7 Les Ametots,
Bagatelle lane, St Saviour, Jersey JE22 7TF
tel : (44) 1534-872410

Malaysia Lawn Bowls Fed
Secretary General
P.O.Box Sukom 1998,
National Stadium,
Jalan Hang Jebat 50808
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
tel : (60) 3-230-0998
fax :(60) 3-206-8291

Nederlandse Bowls
The Secretary
Albert Loethoelistraat 208
1111 KZ Diemen, Netherlands
tel/fax : (31) 20-6951286

Papua New Guinea B Ass
The Secretary
P.O.Box 1959, Boroko, NCD,
Papua, New Guinea.
tel : (675) 4325-4203
fax : (765) 323-5998

Spanish Bowls Federation
President : Fernando El Catolico
54 Bajo Derecha, 28015, Madrid Spain
tel : (34) 1-549-2370
fax : (34) 1-549-2376

Swaziland Bowling Ass
The Secretary
P.O.Box 236, Malkerns, Swaziland
tel : (268) 83307
fax : (268) 53306

Zambia Bowling Ass
The Secretary
p.O.Box 71547, Ndola, Zambia.
tel : (260) 2-612227
fax : 9260) 617974

Zimbabwe Bowling Ass
The Secretary
P.O.Box RV9, Runiville, Harare,
Zimbabwe.
tel/fax : (262) 4-495483
English Short mat  Bowling Ass.
Hon Secretary: Mr Herbie Bowden
Wytheford Hall,
Shawbury,
Shrewsbury
Shropshire, SY4 4JJ
tel no: 01952-770218
fax: 01952-770567

Botswana Bowling Ass
The Secretary
P.O.Box 623 Francistown
Botswana, South Africa
tel : (267) 203676
fax ; (267) 213049
Brazil Bowling Ass
Bowls Director
AV Afranio De Melo Franco 330
Leblon, Rio De Janeiro,
RJ Brazil 22-430-060
tel : (55) 21-512-8858
fax: (55) 21-259-0197/262-0525
Brunei Darussalam LBA
Secretary General
C/O Mohd-Noor Bin HJ Abdullah,
Youth & Sports Dept,
Ministry of Culture, Brunei
Darussalam 2065
tel: (673) 2-383795
fax: (673) 2-380042
Cook Islands Bowling Ass
The Secretary
P.O.Box 729, Rorotonga
Cook Islands, South Pacific
tel : (682) 20266
fax: (682) 24684

Indian Bowling Fed
The Secretary
15 India Exchange Place
Calcutta 700-001, India
tel : (91) 33-220-2606
fax: (91) 33-467-8524

Kenya Bowling Ass
The Secretary
P.O.Box 43259, Nairobi, Kenya
tel : (254) 2-335333
fax:(254) 2-340827

Malawi Bowling Union
The Secretary
P.O.Box 2733, Winhoek,Namibia
tel : (264) 61-299-2334
fax : (264) 61-236272

Norfolk Islands Bowling Co
The Secretary
P.O.Box 391, Norfolk Island 2899
South Pacific
tel : (672) 3-22359
fax : (672) 3-22849

Samoa Bowling Ass
The Secretary
P.O.Box 4857, Matautu, Apia, Samoa.
tel : (685) 25132
fax ; (685) 26366

Singapore Bowls
The Secretary
No 6 Zone One, National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore 397718
Republic of Singapore
tel ; (65) 440-7388
fax : (65) 440-7488

Royal Bangkok Sports Club
Lawn Bowls Section
The Secretary
1 Henri Dunant Street,
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
tel : (66) 2-255-1420-6
fax : (66) 2-255-4158

The most frequently asked questions
Shortly after this site was up online, it became apparent from the emails I have been getting,that there
are a lot of bowlers out there asking questions on a variety of bowling related topics, and you are not always
sure where to look or who to ask for the answers, hence this new page.

Now I am not setting myself up as an expert, but I will try and get you an answer, and or refer you to
another source of information more knowledgeable than I.

My first piece of advice to any bowler who hasn’t already done so, is to purchase the new Blue Book,
as issued by the World Bowls Board. Joint Laws of The Game 2nd edition, Scottish ba’s version,
which should be readily avaliable from your club and or Bowls/sports shops, priced £1.

I am also pleased to inform you that the SIBA have completed the process of creating their own website.
The site URL is www.bowls-siba.co.uk this is now permanent and will provide bowlers with another
valuable information data base to draw apon.

In my replies to your questions if it is covered by a law I will give reference to it, so that you can check it
out for yourself at a later date when you have completed your visit to this website.

FAQ
ANSWER

see laws 7. 23. 24. 25. & 26.

What size is the mat ?
The mat is 360mm Wide + 600mm Long
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see law 10

What shoes do I wear ?
Normally grey, brown or white Bowling shoes only.
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see laws 2. 3. 4. 5. & 6

How wide is the rink ?
Indoors 4.6m min to 5.8m max.
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see law 22 (b)

Who should toss at the start of a team game?
The Skips toss.
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see law 74.

I have a disability, can I use any aids to help me ?
Yes.
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see laws 73 (a) 73(b

My friends like to watch bowls, are they restricted in any way. ?
No, provided they behave in a curteous manner, all are welcome.
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see law 51 (d)

I have been asked to lead, what is expected of me ?
You must place the mat, deliver and centre the jack, play the first bowl.
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see law 9. all sections.

I have been given an old set of bowls, can I use them ?.
Yes, but only if they comply to the rules.
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see laws 11. 21. all sections.

Over what duration does a game of bowls take place ?
Normally 2 hours, but there are lots of variations.
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see law 40.

When bowlers say that the jacks is “Dead” what do they mean ?.
When the jack is completely outside the bounds of the rink.
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see law 55.

If I am holding shot and have the last bowl, must I play it ?.
No, but you must inform your opponent accordingly.
FAQ
ANSWER

aaa
see law 71.

I have been asked to mark, what does this entail ?.
Quite a lot, so get reading quickly and make sure you feel confident.

THE PORTABLE RINK

During and since the recent BUPA Care Homes Open Championship I have had people ask if I had
any details about the rink that was being used. I am now able to give you some facts and figures courtesy
of the Official Programme, which are as follows.

Length = 35.4m x 7.3m
Weighs = 16 tons
Comes in 174 Pre made sections
Put together with 450 bolts, and 8000 screws
Covered with 180 sheets of plywood
Takes 10 men 2 days to install
And is levelled by laser to + or – 0.75mm

Supplied and fitted by :
Dales Bowls Floors, Sharpes Lane, Leverton,
Boston, Lincs PE22 OAR
Tel : 01205-761066

This has been my first attempt at playing the agony uncle, I hope you found it interesting, and
informative, so please keep those questions coming and I will do my best with the answers.

A GUIDE FOR MARKERS

Do not expect others to mark your singles if you are not prepared to mark ties for other bowlers.
The “Duties of the Marker” can be found in the”Laws of the Game”. However these guidelines
should provide the basis of what is expected of you when marking a singles tie at your club.

Before play commences:
1. Make sure you know the rules of the competition you are marking.

2. Ensure you have the necessary equipment, e.g. pen , score card, chalk, measure and wedges.

3. Introduce yourself to the competitors and enter their names on the score card.

4. Establish which bowl belongs to which player.

5. Indicate that you will only answer direct questions from the player who has possession of the rink
and that you intend to mark or indicate touchers as soon as the bowl comes to rest.

During play:
6. Ensure that the mat is properly placed and that the jack is centred at the legal distance from
the front of the mat before the first to play, plays their first bowl.

7. Remain still, behind and to one side of the rink while a bowl is being played, making sure that
you do not obstruct the boundary pegs or that your shadow does not fall on the jack.

8. Do not approach the head unless it is to mark a toucher, remove chalk marks, indicate
a toucher or to answer questions.

9. Mark jack or touchers in the ditch. Remove dead bowls with the permission of the players and
ask if a “line” bowl is in or out.

10. Be as accurate as possible when giving distances between jack and bowls, and if unsure
which is the shot when asked, say so. Do not volunteer information unless asked.

11. Only measure shots when asked by the players. If you cannot decide or the players are undecided,
call an umpire. If bowls are likely to fall before or during a measure, use wedges.

12. Do not disturb or break up a head, this should be done by the players or an umpire.

13. Before marking the score card make sure you know which “Player” has been awarded the shot or shots.

14. Inform both players of the state of score at the completion of every end.

After the game:
Complete the score card and have it signed by both players before returning it to the appropriate official.

DO NOT CONGRATULATE EITHER PLAYER UNTIL THE END OF THE GAME,
AND ABOVE ALL REMAIN IMPARTIAL.

BOWLS ETIQUETTE

Bowling is one of the few sports where true sportsmanship still prevails this is a position that should
be jealously guarded, and by following the few simple principles listed below you can help to
maintain the sportsmanship and courtesy that has characterised the game of bowls for so many years.

Before the game
1.Check that you know the correct dress for the occasion, and wear it.
2. Make sure that you know the starting time of the game and be there in sufficient time to change your
footwear and be on the green ready to start at the appointed time.
3.In a team game, be there in time to welcome your guests.

During the game
1. Enter and leave the green by the steps provided.
2. Do not drop bowls on the carpet or green.
3.Shake hands with your opponent before and after the game.
4. Do not sit on the steps or the banks.
5.Do not drop litter in the ditches, use the receptacles provided.
6.Stand still while your opponent is about to play.
7.Do not infringe the laws of rink possession.
8.Wait until the results of the end has been decided before kicking away the bowls.
9. If you are responsible for keeping the score, compare your card with that of your opponent at regular
intervals. If score boards are in use make sure they agree with your card and the card of your opponent.
10. Unless you have been delegated to decide the shots at the completion of an end, do not interfere
in any way with this process.
11.If an umpire has been called, stay well clear of the head until a desision has been made.
12.If you have lost the game, remember to congratulate your opponent.
13. Never be heard to criticise the carpet, the green or your opponent.
14. Acknowledge a “Fluke” and commend an opponent’s good bowl.

“These basic principles are good for us all and if adhered to can only enhance our sport,
and give a good impression to those who as yet do not play”

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YOUR JOB IN THE TEAM OF THINGS

An introduction to playing positions
When I’m coaching new bowlers they soon get to asking questions, the most frequent of these being.
How do I know what to do or how to play when asked into a team for the first time ?.

When asked to play “LEAD”
If your Skip wins the toss, it then becomes your job to carry out if any, his instructions,
in relation to the distance you should deliver the Jack. You then place the Mat within the legal limits,
cast the jack and centre it by giving clear signals to your team mate at the head. Most Skips I have played
with over the years all tend to let their Leads do their own thing, only asking for a change as the
last resort or for a specific reason. Remember at all times that you are part of a team and you will
gain more experience as you go along.You now come to play the First bowl, try and have it finish on
or as close as possible to the Jack, you then hope to repeat or improve your advantage with your second bowl.
A good Lead sets the head for the rest of the end. Don’t get worried if your bowls get moved, you’ve
done your bit now let the other players do theirs.

The” SECOND”
Your first job is to enter both teams names and their playing positions onto the scorecard. At the
completion of each end enter the score onto the card and maintain the correct totals, confirm the
details with the other Second after each end. The second also has to be more versatile in playing shots
and must be able to draw his bowl to any point asked of him or trail the jack even removing a shot bowl.
The saying goes that if you are holding shot you will cover, if you’re shots down you must retrieve,
A team with a good second will on average win more than they loose .

The “THIRD”
Playing here you need to be a strong and accurate bowler, able to carry out the skips directions
without rancour or prejudice, to play bowls with force in order to open the head, maybe ditch tthe
jack or even kill the end. They should get on well with the skip, but only offer advice if asked for.
It is also their job to count the shots and do any measuring of the bowls at each end.
For the skip to have a silent third is priceless.

The “SKIP”
Skips should toss but usualy leave it to the leads. At the end they sign the scorecard.
( they do get more to do)Skips must be good experienced bowlers and know the laws of the
game inside out.They should be authoritative shewd and somewhat unorthodox, I think single minded,
be able to communicate and generate good team spirit, by encouragement, knowbody plays a bad
shot on purpose so being berated by your skip is not good for morale. Watching the green and the opponents
for any weaknesses and passing these on to his team all contributes to a winning team winning the game.

HAND SIGNALS
To indicate to your team members who is holding shot, the following method is recomended:-
A shot for you is indicated by a touch on the shoulder ei, 1 tap = 1 shot, 2 taps= 2 shots and so on.
A shot against you is signaled by a tap on the wrist, although most people favour a tap on the side of the leg.

I DO HOPE THIS JOB DISCRIPTION EXPLAINS IT TO YOU, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
PLEASE E-MAIL ME AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO GIVE YOU AN ANSWER.

The Seven ‘C’s of Bowling

1. COMFORT:

Players should be comfortable at all times if they are to be able to bowl to the best of their ability.
They should wear the dress appropriate to the occasion otherwise they feel out of place and uncomfortable.
If like the author, they are ‘pear shaped’ and, through repeated bending and streching, their dress becomes
uncomfortable around the middle, they should excuse themselves and visit the toilet or locker room to adjust
this. Using the correct size of Bowl is also important in this context as nobody can be comfortable if they are
having to put a tight grip on the bowl in case it falls from the hand.

2. CONCENTRATION:

Players should be advised to pay attention to all aspects of the game they are playing in. Watch the run of
the jack after it has been delivered. Since it does not have any bias, deviation from the line along which it
was delivered may give you clues to any little slopes on the green. Watch All the bowls that are played and
note any clues to the ‘run of the green’. You may learn as much from a ‘bad’ bowl as from a ‘good’ one.
Watch the tactics being used by your opponents and make sure that your side is alert to them.
Any weaknesses or strenghts in your opponents game can also be noted as areas to be exploited or avoided.
Never ever deliver your Bowls and then just leave everyone alse to get on with it!. Pay attention to the game
that is being played and you will increase your chances of winning.

3. CONTROL:

It is important that you explore and establish the correct line of delivery on both ‘hands’ in both ‘directions’
as early as possible in any game. When you have established this line, and noted it into your memory,
you will then be able to concentrate on the feel of the ‘weight’ you must apply to reach the intended target
and, therefore, the more you will be able to control the bowls you are playing.

4. CONSISTENCY:

In order to influence a game and establish a reputation as a reliable team player, it is vitally important
that all aspects of your delivery action and your approach to the game should be the same on every occasion.
It is only by regular, meaningful practice that a high level of control will become a permanent feature
of a ‘Players’ game but it is a target well worth attaining for anyone who has ambitions to play at the higher
levels of the game.

5. CONFIDENCE:

If you are comfortably in control of your own game and are concentrating on consistent play;
then you are likely to find that you are developing confidence in your own ability. The same applies
to the confidence you place in your team mates playing their part. Your own confidence can be effected
by small things, like arriving at the green late or just in the nick of time and not being prepared mentally
for the task that lies ahead. Always try to ensure that you have all the right equipment with you to allow
you to be comfortable and this will help to give you the confidence you need. When deciding the shot you
are about to play or you are asking a team-mate to play, always be sure that you are asking for a shot which
the player about to execute it is confident that he or she is comfortable with.

6. COMMUNICATION:

This is a vital element in team play since we all have a much better chance of acheiving an objective,
if we know exactly what we are being asked to do. If you are directing play, always make sure that the
player on the mat knows what is being asked for. If you think there is any doubt, call them to the head
and discus the situation. If you happen to be the player on the mat and you are not sure, either ask or
go and have a look at the options, Don’t play blind!.

7. COMPATIBILITY:

An important aspect of team play. If you have responsibility for team selection, this will often decide
who plays and who doesn’t. There are many things to watch for in this aspect.Best friends don’t always
make good playing partners. Body language, grit (when things are not going well) communication,
shot selection and the complementing of each others strenghts and weaknesses are very often the basis
of a good dependable team.

Where and when did it all begin ?
This game of bowls

Bowlers I find are not unlike Anglers, those who participate are very similar, in that we
tend to spend many hours deep in heated debate on our chosen sport. Our own spin and exageration coupled with lack of knowledge often fueling a good discussion on the subject. The relevance of size and type of bowl always seems to be the top favourite,
next up is the best way to play any given shot, to draw or fire that is the question?.
The origins of our game give rise to some speculation and the answers are not always easy to come up with, but please consider my own thoughts on the subject.

There where reported sightings a few years back of some Egyptian stone masons, whilst
on their lunch breaks having made some smooth round spheres, intended so we are led
to believe from our sources, for use in a game where the object was to set a target and throw their spheres at said target in an attempt to get closer to it than their mates.

Since that earlier period in history evidence has come to light here in Britain that during the middle
of the13th century, two bowls clubs, one in the middle of England around 1294 and another in the south
of England around 1299 were in fact playing on grass a game of some” skill and touch”, the object
once more being to deliver your bowls closer to the target than your opponents.

However King Edward III early in the 14th century noticed over a period of time that his legendary
bowmen, were playing bowls when they should have been practicing their skills with the longbow.
Fearing for any loss in their accuracy, which could in the long term be detremental to his kingdom,
he decided in his infinite wisdom, and of course being the King, banned his archers from playing
the game of bowls.

The years were moving along nicely now and the game of bowls seems to have become very popular
in the 16th century.There are references made by the great bard himself, William Shakespeare, to some
of his characters being involved in playing the game. In some of his work he mentions the game having
been played by the ladies of the day.

Later in the century we find the most well reported historical fact concerning bowls. As we all know
on the 15th July 1588 Sir Francis Drake was in the middle of a mens fours game on Plymouth Hoe,
and with just a couple of ends to go he was given a message informing him that the Spanish Armada
was coming up the English Channel. Being a good “skip” he replied that they would have to wait
until the game was over.

Coming into the 20th century we at last find bowls being played by a sportsman. Even if it was a cricketer,
what better than the great W.G.grace to promote the game. He had spent many hours on the field playing
for his country. He help to form the English Bowls Association and became it’s first president in 1903-1905 he worked to organise the first international bowls tournament between Scotland and England.
I should point out at this juncture that it was the Scottish Bowls Association who wrote the first official set
of “rules of the game of bowls”.

From what was obviously the start of the game as we know it today the game is now played by millions
of people in over 35 countries around the world. Games are played between individuals, clubs, counties,
states and at International level, the highest level being the Olympics Games.
Our transition through time started with people probably using objects made of stone trying to fill in their
free time by improving their skill and aim something that goes back beyond time to days when man had to
be a good shot if he wanted to eat, and cloth himself.

It’s my guess that as time moved on people would use things like small lead or iron cannon balls or stones
found in fast flowing rivers worn smooth and round by abrasion. Undoubtedly as mans technical ability
improved we see bowls turned from hard durable wood such as Lignum Vitae from the West Indies and
the application of a shape to the bowl to give it a bias in order to make it bend. Moving up to the modern
day, bowls are now made from Plastics such as Polyester, Melamine and Phenolic Thermoset, they come
in all shapes, sizes and colours.( Just like the people who use them. ) It’s hard to see where things can
go from here on the technical side of the game, ie the equipment etc.

I personally think we need to start by modernising the dress code giving it our top priority in order
to attract new and younger people into the game. There needs to be one worldwide bowls governing
body with one set of rules and regulations so that we all “sing form the same hymn sheet” as the saying goes.

Bowls is a great game and is to be recommended as a good form of exercise and social activity.
I hope you enjoyed our stroll through history and perhaps the information will be useful to you.
The comments and attempts at humour are my own, if you have anything you would like to add on
the subject please let me have it and I will add it to the page with the credit going to you.

THE GAME OF BOWLS
From the English rule Book of all sports 1856.

This is almost as simple as a game of football, requiring only a bowling green and an
indefinite number of bowls, one for each player. Unlike football, however, it is a very
quite game, and calculated rather for the steady gentlemen, then for his rackety son.

The bowls are spheres of Lignum vitae, or any other wood ; and they are generally
made of one side of a tree. The heart being heavier than the outside, makes one side of
the bowl heavier than the other ; the consequence is that each bowl has a bias of it’s own,
and every player must learn it’s peculiarities before he can play it successfully.

The bowling green is, or should be a perfectly level piece of turf, square in shape or nearly
so, and 30, 40, 50 yards wide, according to the capabilities of the ground. This should
be kept smooth and closely shaven, by means of the scythe and roller; and from it’s
possessing these qualities in perfection the expression has arisen,”as smooth as a bowling green ” !

The game is very simple in theory, and consists only of each player endeavouring to bowl
his own so as to remain as near as possible to a particular bowl.

The bias creates the difficulty, which is greater than might be imagined ; and 30 or 40 elderly
gentlemen will often amuse themselves every evening throughout the summer without
arriving at anything like an absolute control of their eratic instruments !.

Mitchells Manual of Rules and Hints on Playing Bowls.
Circa 1880.

Life like the game of bowls, is but an end,
Which to play well, this moral verse attend.
Throw not your bowl too rashly from your hand,
First let it’s course by reasons eye be planned,
Lest it roll useless o’er the verdant plain.
Like needless life, that finishes in vain.
Know well your bias-here the moral school,
Scarce needs a comment on the golden rule.
Play not to wide, with caution eye your cast
Use not extent of green, or life to waste.
Nor yet to straight, in life observe the same.
The narrow minded often miss their aim !.
Bowling to short you but obstruct the green,
Like him who loiters in lifes public scene
Who’er at bowls or business causes strife,
Will rubs on greens receive, and eke in life.
One bowling trick avoid in moral play,
Ah, never block your neighbours way.
These rules observe, a man may play his game
On bowling greens–or thro’ the world with fame.

I HAVE PUT TOGETHER THIS DATA PAGE FOR BOWLERS WHO MAY
FIND IT DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN THESE SPECIFICATIONS ELSEWHERE.
 

ALL THESE FACTS AND FIGURES ARE AS PUBLISHED BY THE VARIOUS MANUFACTURERS
AND I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILTY FOR THEIR ACCURACY.


 

BOWLS SIZES & WEIGHTS

Size
00
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Dia mm
116
118
121
122.5
124
125.5
127
128.5
Dia inch
4 9/16
4 5/8
4 3/4
4 13/16
4 7/8
4 15/16
5
5 1/16

 

THE TAYLOR BOWLS RANGE

LIGNOIDAND LEGACY MODELS

Med Wt
00
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Gms
1230
1325
1380
1430
1480
1535
1535
Lbs-ozs
2.11
2.14
3.0
3.2
3.4
3.6
3.6


Hvy Wt
00
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Gms
1210
1280
1375
1425
1485
1540
1580
1580
Lbs ozs
2.10
2.12
3.00
3.02
3.04
3.06
3.08
3.08

 

SOLITAIRE, ACE, INTERNATIONAL, SPECTRUM & VECTOR

 

Med Wt
00
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Gms
1230
1325
1380
1430
1480
1535
Lbs-ozs
2.11
2.14
3.0
3.2
3.4
3.6

 

 

Hvy Wt
00
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Gms
1215
1260
1355
1410
1460
1520
1575
Lbs ozs
2.11
2.12
3.00
3.02
3.04
3.06
3.08

 

 

XHvy Wt
00
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Gms
1330
1390
1450
1510
1560
Lbs ozs
2.15
3.01
3.03
3.05
3.07

 

 

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NOT AVAILABLE IN ACE.
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NOT AVAILABLE IN THIS SIZE/WEIGHT.



The following brief descriptions are intended purely as a snap shot of some of the
most popular bowls in use. If you require more details I recommend you visit the
manufacturers website or consult your local bowls supplier.


OUTDOOR BOWLS


THE INTERNATIONAL & SPECTRUM
A slightly bigger draw than the ACE which makes it ideal for outdoor
greens & medium paced indoor surfaces, especially for back end players.
Available in the following colours :
Red, Green, Dark Green, Maroon, Orange, Blue, Dark Blue.

 

LIGNOID
Predominantly an outdoor bowl with a wide draw, recommended for
outdoor grass surfaces and short-mat play. Featuring progrip as standard,
the Lignoid retains a high quality finish at an extremely competitive price.

 

LEGACY
A slimmer profile mid to wide biased bowl, with a controlled finish to
the jack. Suitable for all weather conditions in the uk.
The new ‘Pentagrip’ is unique to this model.


INDOOR BOWLS


SOLITAIRE
A slimmer bowl with a wider grip, that has a bias the same as the ‘Vector’.
Therefore making it more of a front end players bowl on the faster indoor
greens. Features ‘Keygrip’.


VECTOR
This is the narrowest bias bowl in the ‘Taylor’ range, it is ideal for front
end players and is becoming popular on the faster indoor greens.


ACE
A slightly wider drawing arc than the ‘Vector’ with no hook at the finish.
It’s a dual purpose bowl, ideal for any rink position indoors, but while
accommodating front end players on grass, it may be a little too straight for skips.


THE HENSELITE BOWLS RANGE


HENSELITE
SIZE
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Emerald
Kgs
1.30
1.30
1.40
1.42
1.48
———
———
———
Sapphire
Kgs
1.30
1.35
1.40
1.42
1.48
—-
—-
—-
Old Sizes
lbs-ozs
4.5/8
4.3/4
-4.13/16-
4.7/8
-4.15/16-
—–5—–
-5.1/16-
5.18
Classic II med
Kgs
———
1.35
1.40
1.41
1.44
1.50
1.52
———
Classic II Hvy
Kgs
1.33
1.39
1.43
1.46
1.52
1.58
1.58
———
ABT 2000
Kgs
1.33
1.39
1.43
1.46
1.52
1.58
1.58
———
Classic med
Kgs
———
1.35
1.40
1.41
1.44
1.50
1.52
1.55
Classic Hvy
Kgs
1.33
1.39
1.43
1.46
1.52
1.58
1.58
1.58

 

THE EMERALD

Very similar to the classic, with a slightly hooked finish,
which means it is suitable for greens of various speeds.

SAPPHIRE

Drawing line similar to the Classic II with a slightly straighter
finish with no hook. Suitable for all fast greens and indoor surfaces.

CLASSIC II

Narrowest drawing arc with a pronounced hook finish.
Recommended for all indoor and fast surfaces.

ABT 2000

Having a constant, elongated, even curve but unlike the Classic II
it does not have a distinctive or exagerated hook finish.
This bowl is suitable for all fast greens and indoor surfaces.

CLASSIC MED & HVY

A wider drawing bowl with a pronounced hook finish.
Recommended for outdoor use.


THE ALMARK BOWLS RANGE

ALMARK
SIZE
00
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Sterling med
Kgs
1. 248
1. 358
1. 390
1. 400
1. 438
1. 482
1. 556
Ozs
2. 11
2. 15
3. 1
3. 2
3. 3
3. 4
3. 6
Sterling Hvy
Kgs
1. 323
1. 283
1. 392
1. 440
1. 457
1. 520
1. 560
1. 568
Ozs
2. 11
2. 13
3. 1
3. 2
3. 3
3. 5
3. 7
3. 7
Sterling S/line
med/hvy
Kgs
1. 220
1. 270
1. 366
1. 425
1. 446
1. 493
1. 548
1. 558
Ozs
2. 11
2. 12
3. 00
3. 2
3. 3
3. 4
3. 6
3. 7
King med
Kgs
———
1. 248
1. 358
1. 390
1. 400
1. 438
1. 482
1. 556
Ozs
———
2. 11
2. 15
3. 1
3. 2
3. 3
3. 4
3. 6
King Hvy
Kgs
1. 232
1. 283
1. 392
1. 440
1. 457
1. 520
1. 560
1. 566
Ozs
2. 11
2. 13
3. 1
3. 2
3. 3
3. 5
3. 7
3. 7

STERLING

A wider drawing bowl.

STERING SLIM LINE

Mid bias bowl with a consistent arc.
straighter than the Crusader II.

New for 2001 “THE KING”
This bowl is designed to comply with the new minimum bias regulations.
With a deep ‘Dimple grip’ for increased control and a bias designed to give
the tightest road to the jack. Recommended for all indoor and fast outdoor surfaces.
Available in sizes 00-6 hvy & med


THE GREENMASTER RANGE

PRO-LINE

A narrow bias bowl with a tight line and a lazy finish.
Designed for fast indoor carpets.
Black, size 0-5 med & hvy, with grips.

PRO-STAR

A slightly wider draw than the Pro-Line.
Perfect for players wanting a controlled swing into the jack.
Black, size 0-5 med, 00-5 hvy with grips.

PHOENIX

A more traditional bias. Ideal for indoor and outdoor play with a
medium bias and a stronger finish than both the Pro-Line and Pro-Star.
Black, size 0-5 med, 00-5 hvy, with grips.


THE DRAKES PRIDE RANGE

PROFESSIONAL ( My choice but I’m biased )

bowllines

This bowl has a proven pedigree; it’s feel and superb handling are appreciated
by many of todays top bowlers. A slightly narrower shape means that it’s easy to hold
and deliver, and it will hold it’s line. Ideal for use both indoors and on fast outdoor greens.
Available in Black and Brown and a range of colours. sizes 0 to 4 1/2

PROFESSIONAL PLUS

2p-plus

The Professional Plus evolved from the superior handling qualities of the Professional.
Extra bias, with no pronounced hook finish, make it a superb outdoor bowl, also suitable
for use indoors bowlers who like that extra draw.
Available in Black and Brown and a range of Colours. sizes 0 to 4 1/2

PROFESSIONAL XTRA HEAVY

Professionalxtra

This bowl incorporates all the features of the popular Professional model but
with that extra weight appreciated by indoor bowlers.
Available in Black and Brown. sizes 0-5

 

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 MY WELCOME and ” EDITORIAL STATEMENT “

 

I would like to point out that although this was the first website set up and running about Scottish Indoor bowls
It does not claim to be the official website of the Scottish Indoor Bowling Association, who are now setting up
their very own dedicated site. you will find a hyperlink on the action page of this Website.

May I Welcome you to the website that has, been set up with the sole interests of Scottish indoor bowlers
as it’s top priority. There are many other site’s that cater for outdoor bowling throughout Scotland and
the rest of Britain and across the world, but this site is for us indoor freeks, who prefer playing the game
whilst keeping warm and dry. For the casual visitor I should point out that the game of bowls I am talking
about is the one that you all see in the local park, and ever more increasingly in recent years on the T.V.
The game of Indoor Bowls is very popular here in Scotland, mainly because it lets bowlers carry on
with their sport during the long dark winter months, of which there are plenty.
There are competitions at all levels to cater for all skills and abilities, both at our own clubs and at away
venues, where you get to meet old friends and make new ones.
I hope you enjoy your visit, please pass the information on to your club and friends.

Peter

 

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Bon Accord Indoor Bowling Club

We are very lucky here, having as we do 6 Indoor Bowling clubs all within fairly easy reach of the City.
My wife and I play at the Bon Accord Indoor Bowling Club, which is situated in the center of Aberdeen,
within the St Nicholas shopping center, with it’s many and varied shops and catering facilities,
enough to keep the fair ladies happy. That leaves us men to concentrate on the more serious aspect of bowls.
The club is very close to all local bus services, and there is plenty of adjacent car parking .
We have 6 Full size rinks, and an active membership of about 740 at this time, Ladies and Gents all compete
on an equal basis in all the competitions during the Winter and we have a limited summer progam.
There is a cross section of ages and abilities, which contributes to the make up of a good club.
If you are visiting on holiday, or have just moved to the area and want to join a club you will be made very
welcome, and providing there are rinks free you will be able to get a roll up.
The club offers free coaching and tuition to all new bowlers and those who may need some help.
In the first instance you would be advised to phone ahead to check things out, the number to ring is,
tel no: 01224-624119

Peter

 

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MY CONCEPT FOR CREATING THIS WEBSITE

I hope you find this website helpful, It is my intention to include as much about the game of Indoor Bowls
here in Scotland as I can. If you are visiting Scotland on holiday or moving to the area, you will be able to
locate a club and find out all relevant information by looking at the club index.
You will find information on the rules of Bowls, and associated topics, with links to other pages which I hope
will amuse you, and inform you. A useful link to online-maps, a feature which will help you locate the club
of your choice, in any given area.
I have created a weather page, half for indoor bowlers and the other half for those hardy folk who enjoy
the rigours of our scottish climate.You will find a proper weather forecasting system giving the sort
of details for your proposed area. that are so important to all outdoor lawn Bowlers.
This website deals only with INDOOR CLUBS although some clubs do have outdoor greens as well,
so you should check with the club secretary of your choice before setting out for a game.

Please enjoy your visit, I hope that the information will be useful and that you will visit the site many times.

Peter

 

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For those among you, who like me are curious about such things, I thought it would be a nice idea to
introduce myself, with some background details before going any further, so here goes.
My name is Peter,and I was born and bred in the east end of London over half a century ago.
I have played just about every sport in the book, that requires you to throw, kick, swim, or shoot any
sort of missile, at a target or object, with I must confess some degree of success over the years.
Back in 1991 my wife and I moved back to scotland to settle and be near family and friends.
It was a couple of years later that after a long illness I was forced to retire, and give up work that,
a good friend at the time, knowing that I had time on my hands asked both my wife and I along to
the local community centre to try out carpet bowls.
We came to enjoy it and of course as you all know bowls becomes very addictive and it soon became clear
that we wanted to move on to play the full size version of the game, as seen on the TV.
We looked around the area and checked out the local indoor bowling clubs, until we found the one
that suited us best. We now play on a regular basis, at The Bon Accord 2000 Indoor Bowling Club.
Peter

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