Situated in the west of Scotland, LA Bowl, Ayr is one of Scotland’s most respected bowling centres.

Ayr is a popular seaside town on the west coast of Scotland and sits on the South West Coastal 300 route. As well as having some of the best bowling facilities, it’s a great place to relax.  It has a beautiful sandy beach which is the perfect place for a stroll, and on a clear day you can see the Isle of Arran or even the north coast of Ireland.

A proshop is available onsite and information is available here:

Group Divisions

The Triple Crown consists of 2 teams of 6 athletes (men and women).

Athletes must be 50 years of age in the year of the tournament.


  • Singles – 4 games
  • Doubles – 4 games
  • Trios – 4 games
  • Mixed Doubles/Teams – 4 games
  • Masters (top 8 men/women) – Round Robin

16 games over the Triple Crown. The tournament will be run under the general tournament and playing rules of EBF and the Triple Crown


STC 2024 Schedule

Wed 24th 1400-1830 Practice
1930 Team Manager's Meeting
Thurs 25th 0900 Opening Ceremony
1000 Gents Singles (5 per pair) - 4 Games
1250 Lane Maintenance
1335 Ladies Singles (5 per pair) - 4 Games
1715 Singles Medal Presentation
Fri 26th 0900 Ladies Doubles (Squad A) - 4 Games
1030 Lane Maintenance
1115 Ladies Doubles (Squad B) & Gents Doubles (Squad A) - 4 Games
1245 Lane Maintenance
1330 Gents Doubles (Squad B) - 4 Games
1545 Doubles Medal Presentation
Sat 27th 0900 Gents Trios - 4 Games
1215 Lane Maintenance
1300 Ladies Trios - 4 Games
1700 Trios Medal Presentation
Sun 28th 0900 Team & Mixed Doubles - 4 Games
1400 Lane Maintenance
1445 Teams & Mixed Doubles Medal Presentation
1500 Masters - 7 Game Round Robin
1900 Victory Banquet
2100 Masters, All Events & Triple Crown Medal Presentation

Team Manager’s Meeting and Info

The Team Manager’s meeting will be held in Ayr. Venue TBA

Propose date/ time – Wednesday 24th April at 19:30.

A reminder that each country is should bring 2 flags for opening and medal ceremonies.

Playing Rules

The Tournament will be run under the general tournament and playing rules of the Triple Crown and EBF.


There is no official hotel, however, there are many hotels/guest houses in Ayr.  Here are some of the closest, within walking distance, although more can be found via Tripadvisor:

  • The Kylestrome Hotel & Restaurant – 11 Miller Road, Ayr KA7 2AX 
  • Miller House Guest House – 36 Miller Road, Ayr KA7 2AY 
  • Mercure – Dalblair Road, Ayr KA7 1UG 
  • Savoy Park Hotel – 16 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UT 
  • Horizon Hotel – Esplanade, Ayr KA7 1DT 
  • Inverlea Guest House – 42 Carrick Road, Ayr KA7 2RB 

Transport required from  

  • Premier Inn – Wheatpark Place, Ayr KA8 9RT 
  • Travel Lodge – High Drive, Ayr KA8 9SH 


Each team (men/women) will have 2 lanes for official practice for 1 hour. The cost of official practice will be included in the overall per team cost. Additional practice can be booked at a fee of £22.50 per lane per hour.

Practice times between 1400 till 1600 and 1630 till 1830 on Wednesday 24th April

All practice will be played on the official pattern.

Victory Banquet

Banquet will be held at:

The Fairfield Hotel KA7 2AR, (between The Bowl and the Sea Front).

 Time: 1900 for 1930 at £32 per ticket.


The entry fee for the event is £520 per team (of six, pro-rata).  This includes:

  • Qualifying and masters bowling
  • 1 hr official practice (extra time at £22.50 per lane per hour)

A banquet ticket must be purchased for athletes/coaches/team managers separately.

Spectator entry and car-parking at the venue is free.

Bank Details will be sent out following country registration.


Ayr is situated in the south-west of Scotland, off the A77. The closest airports are Prestwick Airport (15 mins) and Glasgow Airport (45 mins), and Edinburgh Airport (1hr 30 mins).

Official Oil Pattern

Deadlines & FOrms

  • Payment Deadline – 28th March 2024
  • Delegation Information Form (see email) – 12th April 2024