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Sporting Event, Sun 9 - Fri 14 Jul 2017, free entry

The Mayor of Eastbourne's Opening Bowl

The Mayor of Eastbourne's Opening Bowl


The Eastbourne Open Bowls Tournament opens its 88th tournament in 2017 which was founded in 1924 with a break during WWII. Beginning as an invitation to players out of the area to play competitively against the local players, this objective remains today.
The first bowls are delivered by the Mayor of Eastbourne to open the tournament consisting of six competitions; Ladies singles and pairs, Men’s singles, pairs and triples, and mixed triples. Played on bowling greens around the town, with the headquarters at Gildredge Park BC, the tournament commences on Sunday 9th July and finals on 14th July with prize giving.
The event has been sponsored by Neil and Wendy Kirby (Langham Hotel) and continues to attract over 50% of entrants from out of the area.
On 13th July, a free to enter social event with live music for all players, friends and supporters to come along.
To enter the tournament, entry forms can be found online through the link below alternatively, they can be obtained by contacting Mike Taylor on the contact details above.

On-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

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Dates Times
Sun 9 - Fri 14 Jul 2017


Free entry

Free to enter and to spectate

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 9 - Fri 14 Jul Eastbourne Open Bowls Tournament 2017


Mike Taylor

07702 244855


Old Town,
BN20 8BB



See location of Gildredge Park and Manor Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 602917  Lat: 50.77002 Long: 0.27105

Main entrance off the A259 (High Street, Old Town) opposite Lamb Inn and Safeway. Another entrance from Saffrons Road beind the Town Hall

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Eastbourne station


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