The draw for the Edinburgh Cup, sponsored by Specsavers of Shandwick Place and North Bridge, takes place in front of a sell out crowd at Bainfield BC tonight with the showcase championship event a feature of the Annual Sportsmans Dinner staged by The Edinburgh Bowling League and fronted by President Brian Jempson.Read More
EBL secretary Robert White confirms that the 2017 entry of 21 clubs for the Main draw plus 19 for the recently introduced Plate is the biggest since the the popular Club Knockout Championship was added to the EBL calendar of events in 1998.
Pilrig were the inaugural winners and added a second success in 2006 although it is now a matter of great concern that the once high profile club have elected due to a decline in membership numbers to drop down to The Plate.
Carrick Knowe, the defending champions, were etching their name on the coveted silverware in the second year of membership having switched from the rival Water of Leith League in 2015.
Craigentinny hold the record with six title triumphs while one sadness of the Edinburgh Cup history is the eventual demise of 2003 champions St Andrew Steel however on a brighter note 2017 heralds a debut for WOL giants Slateford.
The mirth makers tasked with the challenge of sending a 260 strong company of bowlers home in a happy mood are Scots actor Raymond Mearns and former Motherwell football star John Gahagan.