Perth & Kinross Disability Sport, in partnership with Blackford Bowling Club, Bowls Scotland and Scottish Disability Sport are delighted to invite entries from across Scotland to the Perth & Kinross Disability Sport Bowls Championships. There is no cost for these Championships.
SCHEDULE: Our Championships will take place over two days.
Saturday 3 August
- Male Bowlers with a Learning Disability
- Female Bowlers with a Learning Disability
- Bowlers with Down's Syndrome
Sunday 4 August
- Wheelchair Bowlers
- Bowlers with a Physical Disability
- Bowlers with a Visual Impairment
Registration will open at 9.15am and the championships will begin at 10am sharp on each day. The schedule and draw will depend on the number of entries and will be completed one week before the event.
Competitors should dress appropriately for the championships. Grey/black trousers and white top or club colours. All players must wear flat soled footwear.
Online registration is available by clicking on this link: (ctrl + click to follow link) - do follow
Perth and Kinross Disability Lawn Bowls Championships Rules 2024
he event will be run under the rules of the Bowls Scotland with the following amendments:
The championships are organised on a multi-disability basis. The rules relating to an individual entrant's governing body will apply e.g. use of string for blind/visually impaired bowlers.
This is open to wheelchair users, bowlers with a learning disability, bowlers with Down’s Syndrome, bowlers with a visual impairment/blind and bowlers with an ambulant physical disability of all ages.
3 Aids and Adaptations
3.1 Wheelchair users should use approved wheelchairs. However, to encourage new players, regular wheelchairs are permitted, provided play is from the protective covering over the green. No regular wheelchairs will be allowed on the grass. If both players use an approved chair, they will play from alternate ends. If one or both players have a regular wheelchair, they must restrict themselves to the protective covering and will bowl from one end only. Bowls will be returned after the completion of each end. Wheelchair players are permitted an assistant to lift bowls and push the chair, but the assistant is not allowed to give any tactical advice.
Powerchairs are not permitted as their weight can cause damage to the green. Contact the event organisers for support.
- 2 Visually impaired bowlers can use any form of assistance necessary, including having an assistant /director and having a white breakable string placed up the centre line of the rink. A caller/marker at the head end will advise using the clock system on the layout of the head after each bowl is played. Players will receive advice on the situation at the head after each bowl and this will not break the laws on rink possession. The assistant/director advises the player on the situation and layout at the head. The player then in consultation with the assistant/director will decide the next shot selection.
3.3 Blind Bowlers (B1) must wear occlusion glasses when playing in classification. The glasses must be checked by the Umpire before the commencement of play. B2, B3, and B4 are permitted to use a monocular. Binoculars are not permitted
3.4 There are a number of approved aids for disability players to use. The full list can be found on the Bowls Scotland Website. These include Approved Wheelchairs, Bowls lifters, Bowls Launcher, Bowling Arm, knee pads, and walking stick/crutch with 76cm round base. Bowlers using normal walking sticks/crutch cannot use the stick/crutch on the green, except where a protective covering is used.
3.5 "In the event of the jack being improperly delivered once by both players. The jack is set at 28m (roughly 4 steps past the 25m line) and the mat set at 2m.
4 Competition Format
Each section of the competition will be organised on an initial round robin then knockout basis. Each tie will be played for the lesser of 21 shots or a time limit of 30 minutes.
All matches will play to the conclusion of the end after the 30-minute time limit.
The round robin matches will determine who plays the knockout or medal match stage.
Please note: Sections may be combined depending on number of entries.
a) Jury of Appeal - Three representatives from Blackford Bowling Club shall be appointed to act as a jury of appeal to deal with any disputes concerning eligibility to compete, use of aids and adaptations, and all other matters related to the disability aspect of the championships.
b) Umpires - An appropriate umpire shall be appointed by Blackford Bowling Club to perform the duties as laid down in the rules of Bowls Scotland.
c) Markers - Markers shall be competent playing members of clubs affiliated to Bowls Scotland. In the event of an insufficiency of such markers, other persons experienced in bowling competitions may be appointed to act.
Competitors must use outdoor bowls. It is the responsibility of bowlers or escorts to ensure that the correct equipment is used for the start of a tie. Players are asked to turn out appropriately dressed. Correct footwear (without heel) is essential.