European Championships 2022
The tournament will take place from Saturday 9th to Thursday 14th July, 2022. It will be hosted by Bowls Scotland, at the excellent National Centre for Bowling, in Ayr, one of Europe’s Premier Lawn Bowls, Bowling venues.
Scotland were to have been the host of the 13th European Championships in 2021, but like a lot of activities throughout the world, it was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All 19 members of Bowls Europe may enter the tournament, which will comprise Ladies and Gents Singles, Pairs, triples and Rinks. This is a change in format from the previous European Championships. It is a very similar format that of the World Championships organised by World Bowls Ltd.
Bowls Europe are delighted Bowls Scotland agreed to host the Championships. They are well versed in hosting top lawn bowls tournaments.
The combination of Bowls Scotland and Bowls Europe will undoubtedly result in a very well run tournament memorable event, where some of the best players and best up and coming players from around Europe will compete in this prestigious, International, lawn bowls event.
Alan McMillan, CEO of Bowls Scotland, said “I am excited to welcome Europe’s bowls nations to Scotland and enjoy this celebration of competitive bowls.
“The European Championships will develop over the coming years to provide a vital platform for players to achieve their full potential. I am sure the Bowls Europe Directors, Bowls Scotland staff, volunteers, players, and spectators will all contribute to a memorable event.”
Bob Christie, Bowls Europe Chair, added: “Bowls Europe is delighted that Bowls Scotland is supporting the 2022 European Championships.
“I am glad that the new competition format mirrors other major bowls events such as the World Championships and Commonwealth Games. We are also exploring the opportunity of adding visually impaired and physically disabled para bowls disciplines alongside the mainstream Championships.
“This would establish the European Championships as the most inclusive premier bowls event in the Northern Hemisphere.”