Torrance Purvis Trophy



  1. This competition is open to all ladies who are members of Bowls Scotland clubs.

Teams of 10 confirmed players will form the “team” for the competition – the Top Ten.

Each team can be made up of any combination of players as long as each player is a member of any bowling club which is a member of Bowls Scotland.

The entry fee is £50 per team.


  1. The competition is entirely managed by Bowls Scotland who will divide the entrants into 4 geographical regions and carry out a draw of the fixtures by an agreed date, once all entries are confirmed.


Entries will be required by 28th February 2019 and the final date for named teams will be 15th March 2019. Draws for the competitions will be made by Bowls Scotland and issued electronically to named team representatives by 25th March 2019.


  1. Matches will be played in 1 day with 2 games on that date and must be played on a Saturday or Sunday. The match dates will be set and published by Bowls Scotland and any team not willing to play on that agreed date will forfeit the game.

The match will be played on a neutral green, suitably located to suit both, by the Bowls Scotland coordinators.


For 2019 date for play will be:

Preliminary round – Sunday 26th May.

1st round – Sunday 23rd June.

2nd round – Sunday 7th July.

3rd round – Saturday 10th August.

Semi-finals and finals will be played on Saturday 7th September at the National Centre for Bowling, Northfield, Ayr.


Number of rounds required will only be known once entries are confirmed.


  1. The 4 section winners will play semi-finals and finals, as arranged by Bowls Scotland with the 2 winners of the semi-finals competing in the final.


  1. Team selection – players in a team can be any nominated players forming an agreed Top Ten team, being named at first game on the green. Any required substitutions can be made, according to Bowls Scotland substitution rules, and must be noted to Bowls Scotland, and the teams can be changed around between any rounds. However, players cannot be changed between two participating Top Ten teams. No player can be substituted from any other Top Ten team.


All results must be returned to Bowls Scotland within 24 hours of the games being completed. The results should be returned electronically, any substitutions noted with score cards retained by named representatives for each team until the competition is complete. Should any queries be raised they will be required to be sent to Bowls Scotland.


  1. Players will only play for 1 Top Ten Team in any year.


  1. Rules regarding substitution during play can be found in World Bowls Laws of the Sport of Bowls (Crystal Mark Third Edition) Section 32 and 33.


  1. Scoring – the matches will consist of the following ties:

Singles playing to 21 shots

4 bowl Pairs playing 17 ends

3 bowl Triples playing 15 ends

Fours playing 17 ends

2 points will be awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw. Should the points and shots be equal the winner of the singles tie will decide the match result. If that were to be equal the singles would be required to play 1 extra end to decide the match. No more than 1 trial end in each direction may be played.


  1. Abandoned games – if a game is abandoned due to the green being deemed unplayable by the venue and officials on the day, the following criteria must be met and agreed before the start of the game to constitute a completed game. If all the criteria are not met, then the teams must return to the venue and complete the game at a mutually agreed date. Singles – first player to reach 14 shots will be deemed the winner. Pairs and Fours – 9 ends must be completed, the team with the highest score at 9 ends will be deemed the winners. Triples – 7 ends must be completed, the team with the highest score at 7 ends will be deemed the winners.
  2. Dress code – the dress code for all stages of the competition will meet Bowls Scotland current dress code – each discipline within the Top Ten team must however be dressed alike in same coloured trousers, skirts or shorts and with coordinated tops.
  3. Stamping of bowls will be as Bowls Scotland rule on bowls stamping.
  4. Prize money for the Top Ten qualifiers: Winners £300 plus Torrance Purvis Trophy and a medal for each player named. Runners-up £200 plus a medal for each player named. Third and fourth place will not be played for and the teams will be awarded £150 each.
  5. Each team has 24 hours to give written notice of any protest to Bowls Scotland.
  6. Maximum 2 substitutes allowed per team during total of stage 1 rounds and maximum 1 substitute per team at Stage 2.
  7. The coordinators for each area are:


North – Kathleen Gordon

West – Betty Aitken

East – Liz Wallace

Central – Kaye Cullinan


Geographical areas for the draws will be split once the entries are received.

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