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Great Yarmouth Bowls festival is the biggest in the world


GREAT YARMOUTH BOWLS FESTIVAL 2013


Get ready for some festival fun


T


he Great Yarmouth Bowls Festival is the biggest tournament in the world and takes place on the greens situated near the Britannia Pier on the resort’s Golden Mile. It starts on Sunday 25 August and runs


through to Friday 21 September. The men’s competitions are singles, pairs, triples and fours. The ladies play singles, pairs and triples. There are also mixed pairs and triples along with open over-60 singles and pairs. The last four competitions are played in a


league format with four in each league; play is over a set number of ends.


COURSE Greens are good for you and your club


Places are now available on the latest Bowling Green Foundation Greenkeeping courses organised by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) – and Bowls England is offering financial support to help members of affiliated clubs to attend. The course will be held at Attenborough BC


in Nottinghamshire on Tuesday September 17. It is recommended there is at least one person in every club with this basic knowledge.


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Prices for the course are £114 (including VAT) for IOG members or £228 (including VAT) for non-IOG members, but Bowls England, through the Greens Maintenance Scheme, will provide a subsidy of £57 for one member of each club that wishes to attend. Tony Allcock MBE, Bowls England Chief


Executive, said: “We all appreciate that a good quality playing surface is key to our sport. The


courses offered by the Institute of Groundmanship help green keepers at all levels to develop their skills and we are pleased to be able to offer a subsidy to members who wish to attend.”


For more details on future courses, please contact the IOG on 01908 312511 or go to: www.iog.org


To request assistance with course costs from the Bowls England Greens Maintenance Scheme, please contact Arnold Goad on 01926 612280.


The total prize fund available is around


£10,000, with the men’s singles winner receiving £1,500. Alongside the greens are tearooms, which


are situated right next to the sandy beach, and there are good shopping facilities close by, along with ample drinking and eating-places.


For further enquiries contact tony dunton. Email anthony.dunton@tesco.net


This year’s tournament is the 68th, it has been running since the end of the Second World war


Also this year, the ladies’ prize money has been doubled, the singles winner will receive £500.


Picture: © Brian Grint


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