Edinburgh Tournament 2021

8-14 August 2021

The Edinburgh Tournament will be held again this year at Balgreen, where we will have the use of three bowling greens. Every effort will be made by the manager, given sufficient notice, to accommodate requests for leave in order to allow players to attend Festival events. Combined with good tram and bus links from the club to the airport and the city centre, this makes the event an ideal opportunity for a week of sporting and cultural activity.

The tournament includes AC singles class events, AC handicap singles and AC doubles events. All enquiries to the tournament secretary. Individual event timings will be published in due course.

James Thomson who died in February 2019 aged 54 very much enjoyed taking part in the Edinburgh Tournament. As well as commissioning a new trophy for the main handicap event (6X), James also wanted to encourage the social aspects of the Edinburgh Tournament. To that end James left a substantial legacy that on an annual basis will be used to subsidise an appropriate social gathering for all tournament participants – Covid restrictions allowing. More detail to follow at the time of the Tournament.

Parking is available on site. For those without a car the club has good public transport links. Visitors to Edinburgh will probably find it most convenient to stay near a tram station. Some suggestions for accommodation are:

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available in the pavilion, but we regret that we are unable to provide lunch and players are asked to bring their own.

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Event Details

Manager: Alan Wilson

Event 1: Open Singles

Trophy:The Cramond Cup
Holder:John Surgenor
Event Type:Level Advanced AC
Format:Probably American Blocks
Handicap Restriction:Max 20
Entry Fee:See Tournament Conditions

Event 2: Handicap Singles

Trophy:Silver Jubilee Salver
Holder:Kathy Brown
Event Type:Handicap Advanced
Format:Probably American Blocks. Advanced with Bisques
Handicap Restriction:Min 8
Entry Fee:See Tournament Conditions

Event 3: Handicap Doubles

Trophy:3X: Norton Wright Trophies
3Y: Edinburgh Y Doubles Tankards
Holders:3X: Dennis Bulloch and Brian Cosford
3Y: Janice and Hamish Duguid
Event Type:Doubles Handicap AC
Format:Knockout and Consolation
Handicap Restriction:Combined handicap 5 or above
Entry Fee:£7.00 per player (students £4.00 per player)
Closing Date:9 August 2020

Event 4: Handicap Singles Unrestricted

Trophies:4X: The James Thomson Memorial Trophy
4Y: Milne Trophy
Holders:4X: Alan Wilson (Edinburgh Cup)
4Y: Brian Cosford
Event Type:Handicap AC
Format:Knockout and Swiss Consolation
Entry Fee:See Tournament Conditions

Tournament Conditions

  1. Unless otherwise stated the allocation date for all events is 2nd June and the closing date is 15th July.
  2. Players may enter only one of Events 1 and 2.
  3. Entry fees: For events 1,2 and 4, if entering two events, there is a combined entry fee of £32 or an entry fee of £20, if only entering one. The corresponding fees for students are £16 and £10 respectively.
  4. Players in the AC games will be guaranteed a minimum of two games per day, conditions permitting.
  5. Stated handicap limits may be altered AMD.
  6. Every effort will be made to allow leave in connection with Festival events if the Manager is given early notice.
  7. The Automatic Handicap System will be used in its Scottish form, in which handicap changes occur at the end of each day and the maximum handicaps are 24 for AC and 20 for GC (but players with higher handicaps may enter and play off 24/20).
  8. Event 3 will take place on Wednesday 11th August with the finals on Saturday 14th.
  9. Play will start at 9.30 each morning and players should be prepared to continue playing until dusk, unless leave has been granted in advance.

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