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Hastings Open Bowls Tournament

2023 Main Tournament 14th-19th August 2023

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 £800 (subject to entry numbers – see Entry Form for details). Prize Fund may be adjusted if we secure significant Sponsorship.

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.

The drought 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 (no excuses).

The Pairs will be a straight knockout. Pairs FINAL will be held on Friday 18th August 2023 UNLESS both Pairs Finalist’s agree to play on Saturday 19th August 2023.

The Tournament Conditions of Play will be available on the website (& on site) in due course – Final Entry Numbers (not known until 16th July 2023 (Closing Date) will determine the exact format of the last two day’s of play.

Parking remains challenging. We still provide the Extension to the Max 4 hour stay for the adjacent P&D Car Parks courtesy of Hastings Borough Council.

The Committee regret that the 2023 Hastings BowlingTournament will be the last UNLESS we receive significant sponsorship as well as more volunteers to join the Committee.

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 (winning the prestigious RIBA Stirling prize 2017) however due to the current economic climate we await to see whether it’ll be open for business again in 2023.

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.