LGBTQI+ History Month Bowling Cups 2023 Round-Up

2nd March 2023

LGBTQI+ History Month Bowling Cups 2023 Round-Up

All the results here 

The Bowling Cups 2023 are over, we had 5 tournaments and they were some of our biggest yet! All the participants this year helped to make our LGBTQI+ History Month events such a great success, and we hope to work with them again in 2024! Here is a round-up of the events at each.

North Community Cup

Throughout the month and in between other events, various clubs participated in the North Community Cup with their own competitions. These include Aberdeen Taexali, Inverness Roller Derby, Inverness Bike Polo, Rainbow Heartlands, The Hive LGBT+ Centre, Out & About in the Highlands, Connexons, Paddle with Pride and Out & About Ayrshire! Congratulations to Aberdeen Taexali for winning this year's North Community Cup! And a big thank you to all the clubs and their organisers for helping put this Community Cup together, and another thank you to all the participants for making it such a fun and open event for all.

East Community Cup

On 11th February we held the East Community Bowling Cup in World of Bowling, Edinburgh. The teams included members of Colinton Squashers & Padelers, Edinburgh Frontrunners, Edinburgh Racqueteers, and Trans Active Edinburgh. Throughout the games there was a great atmosphere: many teams arrived early to hang out before the games started, and all continued bowling and chatting after their games were finished. On the bowling, congratulations to the Racqueteers for holding their title! And a big thank you to all teams who participated in making a fun, relaxed event for all.

West Community Cup

17th February saw the biggest turnout the West Community Cup has ever seen, with a total of 15 teams participating! They took place in the Hollywood Bowl, with familiar faces and new teams alike bowling into the late evening. Groups attended from Glasgow Frontrunners, Truegrip Badminton Club, Saltire Thistle, Glasgow Raptors, Proud Huddle, TransActive and Get Back Out. Thank you to all teams for participating and congratulations to the Glasgow Frontrunners for taking the cup! We hope to see you again next year!

Corporate Cup

Thank you to everyone who came to the Corporate Cup! The tournament took place on the 16th February and was hosted by VEGA Glasgow, with teams from LGBTI Police, Barclays, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Sky and HSBC. Congratulations to LGBTI Police for winning this year's cup, and especially for anyone who won prizes in the raffle! We hope everyone involved had a good time.

Youth Cup

On 16th February, teams and young people from East Renfrewshire LGBT Youth Scotland, Goudie Academy, Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Youth Scotland and FK1 gathered at Tenpin Falkirk for a fun-filled day at the Youth Cup! Congratulations to East Renfrewshite LGBT Youth Scotland on winning the cup this year, and another congratulations to our players of the day! The top 3 bowlers were:

1st Alex

2nd Niamh

3rd Claire

We at LEAP wish to thank all participants for making the day as fun and eventful as it was, and we hope to see you all again soon!

Written on 2nd March 2023.