Scottish Disability Sport is delighted to be invited by Bowls Scotland to include para-bowls events in the National Championships at Ayr Northfield on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July 2017.
Previously we have had competition in the Men’s B6 and Men’s B7/8 classification, as well as a ladies Open class competition. However, 2017 is a land mark year, as we will have competition in the men’s and ladies B2/B3 classification for bowlers with a visual impairment. This gives us an extended programme, covering the vast majority of para bowls classification groups.
At the present time the event is by invitation only and we have selected the best players within Scotland to compete. As we progress, we hope to introduce a qualification system in order to gain a place at Northfield.
We are in a vitally important phase within the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games cycle, with places in the B6/B7/B8 Open Triple and the B2/B3 Mixed Pair being fiercely contested ahead of the squad announcement in November. The National Championships in Ayr provides another opportunity for our players to showcase their talents, whilst also allowing the coaches to assess player performances as part of our selection process.