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Lothian Carpet Bowls Championships 2015

Lothian Carpet Bowls Championships 2015

Lothian Carpet Bowls Championships 2015

The annual Lothian Carpet Bowls Championships has been scheduled for Sunday 6th December 2015 at Musselburgh Sports Centre, East Lothian.  This event will be used as the Regiona qualifying event for the Scottish Disability Sport Carpet Bowls Championships which will be held in Dundee on Saturday 30th January 2016. 

 

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Lothian Runners Up at Kelvingrove

Lothian Runners Up at Kelvingrove

Inter-Area Bowls Test Match

Wednesday 12th August 2015

Kelvingrove, Glasgow

Lothian produced a commendable display at yesterdays Inter Area Bowls Competition and finished the day as runners up to a very strong Fife team.

The 4th Inter Area Bowls Test match was played at the home of Bowls during the Commonwealth Games - Kelvingrove - and gave the players from Lothian, Fife and West of Scotland the opportunity to experience the standard of venue that was offered to the International stars last summer.  The competition gives players with a learning disability an additional competitive opportunity in the sport and exposes them to an alternative format of the game, requiring players to play in singles, pairs and triples matches.  This format really enhances the teamwork ethic and gives all players selected form their region, the chance to win points for their team.

The Lothian team experienced a tough first session as a strong Fife side took control and secured the victory 16 - 8 after winning 8 matches to Lothian's 4.  The Lothian Ladies managing to secure the majority of those points, while Gordon Graham won his singles match against a very experienced Fife bowler, 13-3.  However, Lothian really stepped up against West of Scotland during their second match and it looked like they could be in with a shout of winning the trophy.  However as the matches drew to a close, it became clear that Fife had set a points total that would be too hard to better.  There were many excellent performances during this session with all Lothian bowlers picking up points for the team.  Lillian Renshaw continued her superb form from the earlier session, claiming another two victories and totalling four for the day.

The day was a great example of the talent we have across Scotland and all players seemed to thoroughly enjoy the competition in addition to the superb atmosphere that was created by all who participated.  Many congratulations to Glasgow Disability Sport for hosting such a positive event and Scottish Disability Sport for facilitating.  Next year the competition will move to Fife, with Lothian taking control in 2017.

If you are interested in Bowls opportunities in the Lothian region, please get in touch on 0131 475 2364 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Lothian Disability Sport are always keen to engage new players to the sport and have opportunities for individuals starting out in the sport and experienced players alike.

Lothian Team

Female

Amanda Craig (West Lothian)

Gillian Donald (West Lothian)

Christina McSherry (West Lothian)

Lillian Renshaw (Midlothian)

Lynne Tweedie (West Lothian)

Jacqueline Vickers (West Lothian)

Male

 

Robbie Anderson (Edinburgh)

James Bennett (Midlothian)

Gordon Graham (West Lothian)

Ronnie McLintock (Edinburgh)

John McMillan (West Lothian)

James Watson (Edinburgh)

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Lothian Disability Sport Lawn Bowls Championships 2015

Lothian Disability Sport Lawn Bowls Championships 2015

Players with a Physical Disability/Sensory Impairment

Sunday 9th August 2015 - Longniddry Bowling Club

                                                                                                                       

After last year's successful annual event held at Longniddry Bowling Club, Lothian Disability Sport were delighted to be welcomed back to the club this year - with the weather also being a little kinder than this time last year.

Carole Martin (Longniddry) claimed victory in the combined section (1 and 5) for the second year in succession - however, she was pushed very close in her first match of the day by a re-invigorated Bob Sinclair (Longniddry).  The tie had to be decided by an extra end, which Carole claimed and won 6-5 overall.  This spurred Carole on as she went on to record a convincing match against Campbell Ridge (Kirkliston) and claim first place in the section. 

Results were also mirrored from last year's Ambulant Bowlers (and B3) section as Robert Kelly (Prestonpans) continued his undefeated record at Longniddry, claiming the top prize.  However this victory needed to be decided on points difference as Robert, Gary Clelland (Bellsburn) and Robert Harvey (Independant) all claimed one victory each to make for an extremely competitive group.

Players will now qualify to represent the region at the Scottish Disability Sport National Lawn Bowls Championships on Saturday 5th September at Westburn Park, Aberdeen.  We wish all the Lothian players all the very best.

Longniddry Bowling Club provided an excellent venue again this year with the green in excellent condition and the hospitality second to none.  The club operate entirely inclusively and offer opportunities to players with a disability - hosting two Bradshaw Buggies and providing players with a physical disability complete access to the green.  

Results can be found below -

Section 4 (Ambulant Bowlers and B3)

Winner:                Robert Kelly (Prestonpans Disability Bowling Club)

Runner Up:         Gary Clelland (Bellsburn Bowling Club)

3rd Place:            Robert Harvey (Independant)

Sections 1 and 5 Combined

Winner:                Carole Martin (Longnidrry Bowling Club)

Runner Up:         Campbell Ridge (Kirkliston Bowling Club)

3rd Place:            Bob Sinclair (Longniddry Bowling Club)

Lothian Disability Sport would like to explore all possibilities to try and increase participation across bowls in the region.  If you are interested in supporting this development work then please get in touch to discuss further on 0131 475 2364 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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