Bowlers flock to Skegness for tournament

EBF Bowls Tournament at Skegness. Winners L-R Vivien Shepherd, Ray Lockey and Mike Smith - triples winners, Paul Dayus - pairs winner, Trevor Bannister - singles winner, Mayor of Skegness Carl Macey, David Colley - pairs winner, Mayoress Fay Macey.
EBF Bowls Tournament at Skegness. Winners L-R Vivien Shepherd, Ray Lockey and Mike Smith - triples winners, Paul Dayus - pairs winner, Trevor Bannister - singles winner, Mayor of Skegness Carl Macey, David Colley - pairs winner, Mayoress Fay Macey.

Bowls enthusiasts from across the country made their way to Skegness as Magna Vitae hosted the annual EBF Bowls Tournament last week.

The competition took place at Skegness North Greens on North Parade, and was broken down into separate categories which covered open singles, open pairs, mixed pairs and open rinks of three.

There were a mixture of local players taking part along with 141 entries from Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Cambridgeshire.

The tournament, which was sponsored by the Skegness East Coast and Wolds Hospitality Association (SECHWA) and Boston Bowls Supplies, was followed by a presentation on Friday.

Results: Mixed Pairs - 1 Mrs Petney (New Ollerton) & Mr Cameron (Mansfield Woodhouse), 2 Mr and Mrs Bannister (Helpringham); Open Singles - 1 Trevor Bannister (Helpringham), 2 David Tyers (Mansfield); Open Pairs - 1 Paul Dayus (Kirkby in Ashfield) & DavidColley (Kirkby in Ashfield), 2 Greaham Grewcock (Long Eaton) and George Lancaster (Horncastle); Open Rinks of Three - 1 Ray Lockey (Billinghay), Vibien Shepherd (Coalville) & Mike Smith (North Hykeham), 2 JIm Booth (Sherwood), John Hopkinson (Crich) & Malcolm Giles (Arnold).