The following competitions are run for the benefit of the Area 12 clubs:

Crichton Tankard:

A knockout competition running all season. Initially the Area is divided into 2 sections (North Eastern Province vs North & South Esk Province, and Angus Province vs Dundee & District Province) which results in the section winners playing in the final for the Tankard. Matches are played in Aberdeen (NE vs NSE) and Forfar / Dundee (A vs DD) with the grand final played alternative years at Aberdeen & Forfar.

Indoor Bonspiel:

A single match competition held over one day at the Dundee Indoor Arena, where you need to score highly for your Province as much as your club. Because there will be different number of teams competing from each Province, the winner will be the Province with the highest average score, and the winning club will be the highest scoring club within that winning Province.

Grant Shield:

A single match competition held over two days at the Forfar Indoor Sports, where you need to score highly for your Province as much as your club. Because there will be different number of teams competing from each Province, the winner will be the Province with the highest average score, and the winning club will be the highest scoring club within that winning Province.

Inter Province Competition

Resurrection of the top 10 Challenge with new rules and team structure – suggested by Brian McArtney.

  • Junior: Age 21 or under, at least one per team, and no more than two, no gender restriction.
  • Senior: Age 50 or over, at least one per team.
  • Adults: Over 21, cannot all be the same gender.

The team could thus be one or two juniors of any gender.
One, two, or three seniors.
Adults can be two women and one man, or two men and one woman.