Report by Mike Taylor
The fourth day of the Tournament featured action in the Men’s Singles where three local bowlers have made it through to the quarter finals.
Champion in 2015, Andrew Albon (Gildredge Park BC) , Peter Jackson (Eastbourne BC) who won in 2012 and Mike Taylor (Eastbourne BC) providing the local interest.
The Ladies’ Pairs has been dominated by local players with Jan Furley and Pauline Jackson (Eastbourne BC) meeting Ursula Fenner and Phyllis Stevens (Victoria Drive & Eastbourne Ladies BC) due to meet in one semi-final and the all Eastbourne BC other semi-final being contested between the teams of Gillie Hill and Mary Bray and Ellen McGuinness Rachel Mackriell.
The Mixed Triples event has commenced and featured a ‘full house’ 9 shots for the Eastbourne BC trio of Fred Frensham, Beth Clarke and Rachel Mackriell in their first round match.
Each year the timetable for play is amended to facilitate participation in multiple competitions. For details of today’s matches contact Gildredge Park BC (tel: 01323 731451) and for results to date visit the Tournament website.
The Tournament Social Evening takes place tonight at the clubhouse of Eastbourne BC (Saffrons Road) where there will be live music from regular popular entertainment duo for the event ‘The Likely Lads’ and the Tournament Raffle will take place. Entry is free and all are welcome.
Finals will take place tomorrow (Friday) at Gildredge Park BC commencing at 10am and the Men’s Final (commencing at 3pm) will be broadcast ‘live’ on the Bowls Zone website. This will be followed by the trophy presentation and prize giving by Deputy Mayor Cllr Md. Harun Miah and sole sponsors of the event Wendy and Neil Kirby (Langham Hotel) where the Men’s Singles Champion will receive the £1,000 first prize.