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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 8th August until Saturday 13th August 2016
Closing date Monday 13th June 2016

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REPORT - 2015

A successful Annual General Meeting was held on 22nd November 2015 at which the chairman and most of the officers and committee were duly re-elected.  However, we were sad to say goodbye to our Vice Chairman, Maureen Charlesworth and Secretary Neil Flowerdew who stood down, both of whom were warmly thanked for their past services. Neil has offered to assist throughout next year’s tournament when he can.  Anyone who wishes to apply for the Secretary’s post should contact Treasurer Mike Grigg (details on the Contact page).  Basic computer skills are necessary and help and instruction will be given by Neil and members of the committee to the successful applicant..  Please come and help us in this worthwhile and vital role! 

The Treasurer said the audited accounts showed a small financial loss for the year in spite of a rise in entry receipts, offset by a rise in prize money.  Bank balances still remained fairly healthy. The Charity one day open triples event held on the last Sunday in September was also a great success, raising £650 for Dragonflies – see our Charity page for more details.

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 25th September 2016. Closing date Friday 26th August 2016.
As this is a highly popular tournament, get your entry in early
to avoid disappointment as entries may be limited.


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