Want to take on the world’s best bowls players in an international championship…?

Dewars Centre, Glover St, Scotland PH2 0TH

3 September 2016 - 2 October 2016

Have you ever wanted the chance to take on the world’s best bowls players, and compete for glory in an international championship? This could soon become a reality thanks to our incredible wildcard competition...

We're offering one lucky Co-op member the opportunity to play their way to the Scottish International Bowls Championships. 

Think you’re ready to go head to head with the likes of current champion Greg Harlow, and world number one Nicky Brett? Well now’s your chance to prove it.

You’ll need to earn your place first though. There’ll be six regional playoffs, taking place across the UK from Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th September, where 48 registrants will be drawn at random to compete in each region, until we’re left with a single victor from each region. 

The locations for the regional playoffs are listed below:

  • North – Stirling

  • West – Blackpool - Newton Hall

  • East – County Durham - Stanley/York - Newearswick

  • South East – Ely

  • South West – Bristol

  • London – TBC


The six winners from each region will then play against each another, on Sunday 2nd October in Blackpool, until one Co-op champion is left standing. 

That lucky individual will then represent the Co-op at the Scottish International Championships, pitting themselves against the finest players bowls has to offer.

Any Co-op member can take part, and if you’re selected to play you’ll need to pay a £10 entry donation. All money raised will go towards our charity partnership - Tackling Loneliness with the British Red Cross.

We will cover the travel and accommodation costs for the six regional winners to take part in the final play offs, as well as for the Co-op champion to take part in the Scottish International Championships.

This truly is a once in a lifetime competition, be sure to register your interest before the cut-off date - Friday 15th July.

To register, or to find out further information and the terms and conditions of Funeralcare’s bowls wildcard competition, visit the website - http://www.redcross.org.uk/coopbowls.