2017 Has been a good season for us at Dean Bowling Club winning E&LBA Triples, EBL KO Singles and the 3rds winning division
Winner of EBL KO singles Mr Bob Linton Final held at Queensberry Bowling Club Saturday 2nd September 2017. Congratulations Bob you played greats bowls!!!!
3rd team winners of 2nd division 2017 Vice President Tom Willis collecting the trophy from EBL president Brian Jempson and Alan Hartman (Alpha Trophies)
2017 Winners of the E&L.B.A Triples Held at Collinton bowling club 1st July 2017
Roddy Watson, Bob Clayton and Kevin Pendleton ( Kevin McNab helped them all the way to the final)
Congratulations to you all well deserved Winners!!!!
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ATTENTION LOCAL RESIDENTS
We would be delighted if you can come join us here at the club, Either as a social member or a full playing member, Our club is open all year round.
Would you like to try a game of bowls and find out what the sport can offer you?
You can benefit from our club that offers you official coaching in the game, Enjoy our bar facilities at club prices, Snooker/pool, Darts dominoes in the winter months
and meet new friends in a friendly atmosphere.
All ages welcome male or female
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£10 Junior member
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Of Scottish Bowling
Bowling throughout the
world in its present governance is due to the persistence of a Scottish Bowler, Mr W.W.Mitchell from Glasgow.
Until bowling was
standardised with an acceptable set of rules it was played in many forms throughout Britain and beyond.
W.W.Mitchell created the first
Rules of Bowling
W.W.Mitchell wrote the
first Rules of Bowling which became the basis of the game we now play.
The original Bowling
Rules which were universally adopted by all have since been amended as required and now provides a sound basis for the great game that has evolved.
In 1848 representatives
of around 200 Scottish clubs attended a meeting in Glasgow with the intention of unifying the game of Bowls across the country with a standard set of rules.
Until then towns and
villages made their own rules which created disharmony and confusion when they played each other.
The meeting allowed
many points to be raised and debated but unfortunately closed without agreement and the moment was lost to create a Scottish Bowling Body to oversee the game across the land.
However a general
agreement that rules standardisation was necessary for the good of the game prompted the formation of a committee which convened in 1849; the next year.
Mr William W. Mitchell,
a member of Willow Bank Bowling Club and a Lawyer, became the secretary and took it upon himself to write the first set of Bowling Rules which were accepted firstly by the West of Scotland then
universally by all clubs in Scotland.
The first publication
of the Laws of our game did not take place until 1864.
creation of the Scottish Bowling Association
Mr James Brown of Sanquhar first
mooted that a Scottish association should be formed.
In 1889 a Mr James
Brown of Sanquhar wrote to the Scotsman Newspaper suggesting again that we form a National Association of authority recognised and accepted by all Scottish clubs.
The rules as they were
written by W.W. Mitchell were found to be wanting and needed updating to cease persistent disagreements.
A Mr James Pretsell
from Edinburgh’s Lutton Place Bowling Club aligned himself with Mr Mitchell and bowlers from the east of Scotland in calling for a Scottish Association.
Although not initially
convinced the Bowlers from Glasgow eventually agreed to take part in the meeting.
A short time later, in
1892, when eventually the Scots got their act together they created the Scottish Bowling Association which has the distinction of being the world’s first to be formed.
By 12th September 1892
James Brown had his wish with 105 delegates attending from all over Scotland.
At this historic
meeting in the Waterloo Rooms of Glasgow the Scottish Bowling Association was formed.
Mr James Brown acted as
Secretary and became Interim Secretary.
Showing a scanned image of the
first "Rules of Bowling"
Sixteen days later he
offered his Draft Constitution and the name Scottish Bowling Association was formally accepted.
Priority was given to
creating an amended set of rules and the adoption of James Brown’s “Manual of Bowling” as published in 1892.