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Hastings Open Bowls Tournament

The Hastings Open Bowls Tournament has been held annually since 1911 and is a Five Star Tournament licensed by Bowls England. It is a mixed open one week tournament. Tournament dates for this year are as follows:

Monday 10th August until Saturday 15th August 2015
Closing date Monday 15th June 2015

2015 Entry Forms now available - Please see Entry Forms page

Secretary’s Note – 5 Feb 2015:
Winter is creeping on – spring is coming and bulbs are struggling up.  This web site is now firmly focussed on the 2015 Tournament.  The Committee will start to meet in early March, but anyone with burning questions is welcome to contact me in the interim – my contact details are available elsewhere on this site. 
My Dear Lady is instructing me on how to populate the Gallery with a selection of photos from 2014 which will give the uninitiated a flavour of the Tournament – and may jog the occasional pleasant memory for our more regular competitors.  They should appear over the next few days – if I heed her guidance.  We are very fortunate to have a good selection of high quality photographs from Bob Bogie – who also takes remarkable pictures of African wildlife – so our Tournament provides him with a pretty tame challenge.
Looking forward to the 2015 Tournament, the Committee were concerned that 2014 numbers were a tad down, especially in the Ladies’ section.  We hope to raise the profile of the event in the early months of this season to give people a chance to consider entering.  If there really is declining interest, the Tournament should perhaps be quietly put to bed in a year or two, but something that has been running since 1911, albeit laid to one side during the War years, shouldn’t be set aside lightly – so we’ll try and do our best for the Great Men who dreamt up this crazy seaside open competition.

Hastings Open Bowls Tournament is played at White Rock Gardens commencing the second Monday in August each year. The Charity open mixed triples competition, in aid of local charities, is held on the last Sunday in September each year and marks the closing of the outdoor bowls season. The Hastings Open Bowls Tournament consists of Ladies' Singles, Men's Singles, Ladies' Pairs and Men's Pairs and Open Triples event where teams can be mixed or single sex. Lawn bowlers enter from various lawn bowls clubs in England, the UK and abroad. The Hastings Open Bowls Tournament greens overlook the English Channel. Accommodation is available in the heart of 1066 country where there are numerous attractions to be found in Battle and St. Leonards. Also close to Hastings & St. Leonards are the towns of Eastbourne, Rye, Tunbridge Wells and Brighton. The Hastings Open Bowls Tournament greens are close to Priory Meadow Shopping Centre. Come on try your luck and print your entry forms for both events from this website.

The Hastings End of Season Triples Charity Tournament
will be held
Sunday 27th September 2015.
As this is a highly popular tournament, get your entry in early
to avoid disappointment as entries may be limited.


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