Scottish War Blinded's 2016 Blind Bowling Tour

Posted: 26/07/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded members will begin their 2016 blind bowling tour at Blacklands Bowling Club in Kilwinning on Wednesday 27 July 2016.

Following a highly successful centenary blind bowling tour in 2015, Scottish War Blinded members will once again visit sighted bowling clubs to compete in a series of matches using the blind bowling system.

Scottish War Blinded 2016 Bowling TourMembers will bowl using a clock system, which is achieved by installing a line down the middle of the rink. The jack is placed at 12 O’clock and provides callers with a reference point to inform members where their bowl is positioned.

Blind bowling has been a popular sport at Scottish War Blinded since the charity’s foundation in 1915 at Newington House in Edinburgh, which has proven beneficial in promoting positive health and well-being and camaraderie.

Today, blind bowling remains just as popular where members participate in outdoor and indoor bowling at Scottish War Blinded’s Linburn Centre as well as competitive matches through the Scottish Blind Bowling Association.

Team Scottish War Blinded will be captain by Ian Graham, who recently returned from Israel having represented Scotland in a series of test matches versus South Africa and Israel.

Ian Said:

“I am delighted to once again represent Scottish War Blinded and very much looking forward to the matches. Last year’s tour was so successful in raising awareness of the charity, recruiting new members as well as establishing stronger links with the bowling community.”

Blind bowling has proven an important recruitment ground for Scottish War Blinded in recent years.

If you know someone who has served in the Armed Forces and lives with a visual impairment sustained in service or as a result of subsequent later life? Our marketing team will also be in attendance to answer membership inquiries.

For further information, please contact gary.seath@royalblind.org

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