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Title 100 Years of Scottish Bowls 1892-1992
Compiler James P Simpson
Publisher Granite City Leisure, Aberdeen, Scotland
First published 1992
ISBN None
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price Gratis
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
20.9 x 15.0
Number of pages 39 (including advertisements)
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  10 7 6
Synopsis 100 Years of Scottish Bowls traces the history of the Scottish Bowling Association (SBA) from its first meeting on 12 September 1892 in the Waterloo Rooms, Glasgow, attended by 105 delegates, to its position in 1992 where 32 councillors, each from a different Scottish district, represent 910 registered clubs and 92,000 members. Due credit is given to William Mitchell (1803-1884) who, although pre-deceasing the founding of the SBA, drew up the first complete code of laws in 1864 that set the foundation for the rules we use today; hitherto, clubs played more or less to their own rules and as a result there was considerable conflict. Subsequently in 1892, a sub-committee of the SBA was appointed to revise and alter, where necessary, Mitchell's rules as some were ambiguous and had been given various interpretations. The final few pages include historical accounts of the SBA's role in international matches, World Bowls Championships and Commonwealth Games.

The book's core text and photographs may be found online here.