General Information

Colinton Ladies Compete in the following competitions

  • Water of Leith League             
  • Scottish Singles, Senior Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours and Senior Fours
  • East of Scotland Women’s Bowling Association (ESWBA) Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours
  • R G Lawrie Trophy *
  • Isobel Murphy Triples *
  • Olive Smith Fours *
  • Edinburgh Women’s Bowling Association (EWBA) Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours
  • Heather League
  • Top Ten Tournament

*These are all one day ESWBA games

Top Ten

Players for this competition are selected by a Selection Committee, elected by the members at the Bowling Meeting. The team consist of:-

  • Singles Player
  • Pairs team
  • Triples Team
  • Fours Team

If a club is drawn as the 'home club' then their Singles and Fours play at home and the Pairs and Triples play away. This is a knockout competition involving clubs throughout Edinburgh. A point is given for each winning discipline i.e. Singles, Pairs, Triples and fours. Should the games finish with equal points the club whose Singles player won will go through to the next round.

Dress Code

The ladies abide by the Bowls Scotland rules on dress.  This means that in competitions they can wear skirts, trousers, cut off trousers or culottes in black or grey.  Tops should be white or club colours.  Should you reach the National Finals you could wear any of the above in white with either white top or club colours 

 Hat Day

Hat games are currently played on Monday. The Ladies Section and the Senior Section each play in the afternoon while a mixed hat game is played in the evening. In the Hat games each participant pays a small entry fee and their name is recorded. When their name is called out they pick a number from the hat that determines which rink they will play on, who they will play with and against. As this varies each time it is the best way for new members to meet other members for a fun game and to learn from each other. In the ladies hat, players in each rink change positions every 3 ends. The rink winning by the highest number of shots wins a small prize.

 Lists on Boards

Lists are frequently displayed to allow members to enter their names for leagues, competitions and other events. Names should be appended ASAP to allow the draws to be made quickly. Anyone seeking a partner for a competition should put their name on the sheet provided for that purpose.

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