16th July 2019
Report of the match against Bowls England
The match was played on a beautiful summers day on an excellent green which clearly suited the London Scottish Bowlers who won well on three rinks, drew on two and lost only one.
The match score was 118 to London Scottish and 89 for Bowls England.
The Bowls England players and guests along with the LSBA Officers met for an early buffet lunch followed by a group photograph
The following press release was sent to local press and with photograph and will hopefully appear in the local Watford press.
President Bob Alexander of the London Scottish Bowling Association,added that the Association is delighted that Bowls England will help us enjoy our 100th anniversary with a celebration match.
Although the Association was not founded until 1919, Scots bowlers in London met annually on the green to compete for the Rosebery Cup. This competition had been started in 1912 when an eminent Scottish Bowler induced his great friend, Lord Rosebery, to present to the E.B.A., a handsome silver cup for an annual bowls match between English and Scottish members of the Clubs under the jurisdiction of the E.B.A. and functioning within a radius of fifteen miles of Charing Cross.
This led to the formation of London Scottish Bowling Association in 1919. We had the pleasure of playing the E.B.A. on our 75th anniversary in 1994. We welcome Bowls England President Hazel Marke and her team in this our 100th year to Herts Bowling Club and hope they enjoyed the occasion as much as we did
Three of our Past Presidents, Bob Alexander, Jim Lumsden, Kennedy Brown, had also played in the 75th Anniversary match against Bowls England in 1994.
14th April 2019
Indoor Mini Internationals
Victory for the Scots in the Centenary Year
In the Indoor Mini International, played at Riverain Indoor Bowls Club on Sunday 14th April, London Scottish Bowling Association pulled off a historic victory in our centenary year by beating the London Welsh by eight shots in the morning Semi Final 79 shots to 71 and continued that good form to beat the London Irish in a nail-biting finish in the afternoon final by just one shot (73~72).
The Semi-Final against London Welsh was a close fought match with each side winning on two rinks and losing on two. At five ends the Scots had a ten shot lead (22-12), at 10 ends an eleven shot lead (40-29), at 15 ends the lead had extended to 18 (60-42) before the Welsh made a bit of a comeback to reduce the overall lead at the end of the match to eight shots (79-71).
In the afternoon final against London Irish the match went all the way to the last shot on the last end. At five ends the Irish led by 2 shots (18-20), at ten ends there was a three shot difference in favour of the Irish (38-41), by the fifteenth end the Scots had rallied and took a lead of nine shots (62-53),the Irish then rallied and pulled the score back to nine shots on the twentieth end (73-64) and picked up 8 shots in the final end to leave the Scots with a one shot victory.
A great day was had by all and after the match at the evening meal, the Irish graciously congratulated the Scots in reaching a landmark 100 years as an Association and proposed a toast to the Association on their achievement and for the victory in the competition in their Centenary year. In his reply, Bob Alexander President of London Scottish thanked all those who had taken part in this years event. He particularly mentioned the London Irish for their work in arranging the event and officiating on the day. Thanks were also extended to the host club Riverain for providing their facilities and for the excellent meals served throughout the day.
The Guinness Salver was then presented to the winning President by President Frank Oliver of the London Irish who again paid tribute to the Scots achievement in reaching 100 years. as an Association and wished the Association good bowling as it moved into itâ€™s second century.
Well done to all those who took part. We now look forward to repeating the good form in the outdoor Mini International to be held at Sutton Bowls Club in September.
Come on ye Scots!!
13th March 2019
Key Dates for your Daiary
1st March 2019
Message from Jim Lumsden
Hon Secretary & Hon Treasurer
3rd January 2019
Message from Bob Alexander
President 2019 in London Scottish Centenary Year
Change to the Constitution
The following change to the Rules & Constitution was approved at the AGM.
"The Council of the Association shall consist of the Officers, Past Presidents and three Council Members.
At each Annual General Meeting, Council Members other than Past Presidents, who have served three consecutive years, should retire and these members shall not be eligible for re`electon within twelve months"