Scottish Ranking Competitions FAQs

Q. What is an ‘open’ event?

A. An open event for rankings purposes is an event which is not invitational – an event can be gender specific or mixed

Q. Who can apply for an event to be included in Tier 2/Tier 3?

A. Any club/organisation can apply for their event to be part of Tier 2/Tier 3 provided they match the criteria set. An application form should be submitted to Bowls Scotland prior to the event taking place.

Q. Is the club required to administer results into the ranking system or is this done by Bowls Scotland?

A. Clubs/Organisations will be required to lodge the results on the form provided by Bowls Scotland and return to Bowls Scotland no more than 48 hours after the event.

Q. Do team disciplines receive points?

A. Each member of a discipline receives points for a relative tier, i.e. if tier points are 30 points for Fours, then all rink members get 30 points.

Q Do points earned in a team award count towards the ‘Player of the Year’?

A. Disciplines are irrelevant in the new player ranking system. There will be only one men’s and one women’s ranking system with all points, be they achieved in singles, pairs, triples or fours combined and calculated into the one system

Q. Does entering an event automatically enter me in to the ranking system?

A. As soon as you earn points you will be entered in to the ranking system

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