Tournament Licenses

2021 Tournament Licenses Information

We would encourage the purchase of Tournament licenses at the point of Capitation as normal however, if any new competitions are introduced, these can be purchased throughout the season.

• All open/invitation tournaments held in Scotland must be licensed by Bowls Scotland and regulations governing such tournaments can be found on our website.
• An open tournament is any tournament open to members out with your club.
• Notices advertising open events should clearly indicate that the event is “licensed by Bowls Scotland”.
• Tournament licences are open all season and must be purchased seven days prior to event.
• Certificates will be emailed and also made available to view / download from the online club and membership system
• Please note that Tournament License certificates will be emailed with the exception of those that have not provided an email address.

A licence fee is payable for each open/invitation tournament based on the total competition prize money. The fees for 2021 are:

Competition Prize Money


£400 or under £10


£401 - £1000


£1001 - £3000


£3001 and over



By purchasing a Tournament Licence, you are entitled to the following benefits:

• Open competitions will be listed on the Bowls Scotland Website
• Competition will be promoted and advertised on the Bowls Scotland social media channels
• Each open / invitation competition will receive an official licence certificate

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