Scottish Disability Sport

Dundee Bowlers with a disability

Dundee Bowlers with a disability recently took part in Scottish Disability Sports National Carpet Bowls Championships. Dundee entered 8 bowlers who had previously qualified at a local competition for the right to play the best players in the country.

Dundee Bowlers were successful at the National Championships with a new Scottish Champion and Scottish Runner up.

Scott Holden, who plays in the section for bowlers with a Learning Disability, is the new Scottish Champion for 2012. Scott had a closely fought battle with Ian Urqhuart from Aberdeen.

Tricia Kirk, who plays in the section for wheelchair users, was the 2012 Scottish Runner up. Tricia unfortunately was beaten by David Thomson from Fife. This final was a repeat of the 2011 final in which Tricia was Champion.

The event was held on Saturday 4 February 2012 at Dundee International Sports Centre.

Scottish Disability Sport holds an annual Carpet Bowls Championship for the top players around the country to find the new Scottish Champions. Dundee have had the pleasure of hosting the Championships for 3 times out of the last 4 years.

Leisure and Culture Dundee's Disability Sports Officer organise regular programme of activities which includes a successful bowling programme. If you would like further information regarding the programme and wish to get involved as an athlete or volunteer please contact Darren Thomson on Tel: 01382 432341 or alternatively email: darren.thomson@leisureandculturedundee.com