Skegness hosts national bowls tournament

Bowls news.
Bowls news.

Bowls enthusiasts from across the country made their way to Skegness as East Lindsey District Council hosted the June EBF Bowls Tournament.

The competition, which took place at Skegness North Greens on North Parade, saw players from around the country come together to take part in this highly anticipated tournament.

The event 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 186 entries from Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Norfolk 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 which saw winners and runners-up presented awards by the Mayor of Skegness George Saxon, Mayoress Julie Saxon and chairman of SECWHA, Nigel Tett.

Winners and runners-up:

Mixed Pairs

Winners - Ann Redford, Mansfield Woodhouse and Dennis Baxter, Kirkby in Ashfield

Runners-up - Mr and Mrs Bannister, Helpringham

Open Singles

Winner - Mr Phoenix, Spalding

Runner-up - Mr Fyles, Arnold

Open Pairs

Winners - Mr Reeson, Boston and Mr Phoenix, Spalding

Runners-up - Mr Bannister, Helpringham and Mr Hudson, Billinghay

Open Rinks of Three

Winners - Mr Reeson, Boston, Mr Phoenix, Spalding and Mr Wing, Boston

Runners-up - Mr Copeland, Bilsthorpe, Mr Jelley, Bilsthorpe and Mr Fyles Arnold