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Hastings Open Bowls Tournament

Main Tournament Dates:
Monday 8th August to Saturday 13th August 2022
    Charity Tournament Date: Sunday 25th September 2022


List of Entrants & Notes

Triples (Group) Draw

Pairs Draw

Conditions of Play FINAL

PRESS RELEASE ‘2022 Main Tournament’
The slimmer tournament continues but with Pairs returned by popular demand.
We shall only be offering THREE Open events, all 15 ends, Singles (3 Woods), Triples (3 Woods) and Pairs (15 ends). All events have a Prize Fund of £1000 (subject to minimum entry).
Each Singles & Triples competitor(s) are guaranteed a game each day - Monday to Thursday. There will be four groups 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 for each event.
Timetabling will ensure competitors can take part in all events if they so wish but please be prepared to last the whole day Monday to Thursday … you’re guaranteed at least TWO games each day.
As last year, 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.
The Pairs will be a straight knockout with the last 32 starting on Tuesday.
The Tournament conditions of play are available on the website (& on site) but we shall endeavour to ensure they’re not too onerous.
Parking remains interesting. 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.

The Hastings Open Bowls Tournament has been held annually since 1911 and is a Five Star Tournament licensed by Bowls England. 

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 Open Singles, Pairs and 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.