Skegness hosts England’s best

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The top outdoor bowls competitors from across the country came to Skegness for the annual EBA Bowls Tournament last week.

And a Skegness man was amongst those crowned in glory during the tournament.

The competition, hosted by Magna Vitae, was held at Skengess North Greens on North Parade from July 2-7.

Local participants were joined by challengers from as far afield as Buckinghamshire and Cambridgshire to contest in categories including Ladies Pairs, Ladies Singles, Mixed Pairs, Gents Pairs and Gents Singles.

Event organiser, David Willoughby said:

“We have once again been very impressed by the number of competitors and standard of play at this year’s EBA Bowls Tournament.
We would like to thank Butlins and Skegness East Coast and Wolds Hospitality Association (SECHWA) for sponsoring two of the categories in the tournament.
We would also, as ever like to thank the players themselves for turning out to compete in this event.”

The tournament was followed by a presentation which saw winners and runners up presented awards by the Chairman of SECWHA, Bill Hutchinson.

EBA Bowls tournaments winners 2017.

Ladies Pairs

Winners – Ms Philpott (Spalding) and Mrs Deaton (Spalding)
Runners-up – Mrs Tyers (Clipstone) and Mrs Watson (Sutton in Ashfield)

Ladies Singles

Winner – Mrs Tyers (Clipstone)
Runner-up – Mrs Carlton (Melton Mowbray)

Mixed Pairs

Winners – Mrs Wright (Selston) and Mr Shepperson (Alfreton)
Runners-up – Mrs Redford (Mansfield) and Mr Jarvis (Mansfield)

Gents Pairs

Winners – Mr Hudson (Skegness) and Mr Wiseman (Ripley)
Runners-up – Mr Shepperson (Alfreton) and Mr Greaves (Alfreton)

Mr Hudson from Skegness stands proudly with his winners trophy and Jolly Fisherman Statue.

Gents Singles

Winners – Mr Hudson (Skegness)
Runners-up – Mr Shepperson (Alfreton)