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Hastings Open Bowls Tournament

12/07/2021: CLOSING DATE Extended to Sunday 1st August 2021.
The Committee have decided to extend the Deadline for Entries to Sunday 1st August, no later. It is hoped a majority of the COVID restrictions have been relaxed by then & bowlers can plan their summer breaks accordingly. No further extension to the deadline is possible.
Group Draw List's will be available at some point during the following week HOWEVER The Actual Draw will only by available ON SITE, on Monday 9th August onwards.
All entrants in the Singles MUST register, at the Pavilion, by 9.00am on Monday 9th August.
REMINDER - by entering the Singles you have agreed to MARK TWO games.
All Triples teams must register, at the Pavilion, by 1.30pm on Monday 9th August.
PLEASE ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME FOR PARKING


PRESS RELEASE:
13th March 2021

Main Tournament Dates:
Monday 9th August to Saturday 14th August 2021
    Charity Tournament Date: Sunday 26th September 2021

‘A DIFFERENT START’
An unpredictable summer ahead and many still unsure whether it’s safe to play outdoors again. In light of this situation & the ever dwindling supply of willing volunteers the Tournament has decided to slim down for this year.
We shall only be offering TWO events, an Open Singles (3 Woods, 15 ends) & an Open Triples (3 Woods, 18 ends). Both events have a Prize Fund of £1000.
Each Singles competitor is guaranteed a game each day - Monday to Thursday. There will be four groups of Singles who will play a Round Robin across these four days. The Top Four from each Group will proceed to Friday for a straight knockout, down to the last Four who will then battle it out on Saturday to take a share of “the £1000” prize fund.
The same arrangements will apply to the Triples with it’s own £1000 prize fund.
Timetabling will ensure competitors can take part in both events but please be prepared to last the whole day Monday to Thursday … you’re guaranteed TWO games each day.
As mentioned earlier, the ever dwindling supply of volunteers unfortunately includes Markers such that we now require Singles entrants to MARK two games. The committee feel if you’re able to play Singles you should thus be able to MARK as well.
On-site catering will be different to previous year’s – please watch the website for further details.
The Nitty Gritty of Tournament conditions of play will be available on the website (& on site) in due course but we shall endeavour to ensure they’re not too onerous.
Unfortunately we can do nothing about the Parking (now plaguing most Tournaments I’m afraid). We still provide the Extension to the Max 4 hour stay for the surrounding P&D Car Parks.
The Committee look forward to your entry & hopefully WE CAN ALL LOOK FORWARD to NO SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS as well.

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.

It is played at White Rock Gardens commencing the second Monday in August each year. The Charity open mixed triples competition, mainly 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.

In addition, as befits a seaside town, the pier was completely refurbished and is proving very popular with locals and visitors alike – it won the prestigious RIBA Stirling prize 2017. Also close to Hastings & St. Leonards are the towns of Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Rye, Tunbridge Wells and Brighton. The Hastings Open Bowls Tournament greens are close to Priory Meadow Shopping Centre.

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2015 TOURNAMENT REPORT

2016 TOURNAMENT REPORT

2017 TOURNAMENT REPORT

2018 TOURNAMENT REPORT




HASTINGS OPEN BOWLS TOURNAMENT SPONSORS 2019:

Croft Glass Ltd
CROFT GLASS LTD
Glass & Glazing
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Brickwall Hotel
THE BRICKWALL HOTEL
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Kileys Karpets
KILEYS KARPETS
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GMP
GIBBONS MANNINGTON & PHIPPS
Gibbons Mannington & Phipps



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