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ECBA Carpet Bowls Festival

The 2018 ECBA Carpet Bowls Festival will take place over the week of 14th to 18th May. More details will follow after this year's event.

The Festival of Bowls is an annual event which takes place at Potters Holiday Village, Hopton Norfolk.

The event is held over five days, and although there is a full bowling programme, the event is more relaxed than the various national championships.

The 2017 Festival will take place over the week of 8th to 12th May.

The Event
The Festival comprises 3 different competitions, Fours, Pairs and Singles. No one is automatically entered in all 3 competitions, so, for example, if you don't enjoy playing Singles, you do not have to do so, the choice is yours.

The week starts off on Tuesday morning with the groups games for the Fours. Each team will be placed in a group, giving everyone 3 or 4 group games. The winners of each group will qualify for the Knockout Stages which will take place on Thursday morning, with the Final rounding off the week on Thursday afternoon.

The Pairs starts on Wednesday. Again teams will be drawn into groups, giving everyone 3 or 4 games. The group winners will go forward to the Knockout Rounds which will be played on Thursday afternoon.

And finally there is the Singles. Due to the numbers of entries this will be played on a straight knockout basis, starting on Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday afternoon will see the competition played down from the last 16 to the semi-finals, with the final being played on Thursday afternoon.

If you would like a booking form or if you have any questions about the event please contact ritadaniels@yahoo.com

Please note that you need to book your accomodation with Potters and book your place in the event seperately with ECBA.

And for those living in the North please note that we are have arranged a coach, please contact Rita if you would like more information.

Click here for the entry form

Update - 6th June 2016
Potters have confirmed that we already have 197 people booked in for next year and while not all of those will necessarily be playing, it already looks like we will have a much bigger entry in 2017.

Preliminary Playing Schedule
Tues am Rinks Group Games
Tues pm Rinks Group Games
Singles Knockout Rounds
Weds am Pairs Group Games
Weds pm Pairs Group Games
Singles Knockout Rounds
Thurs am Rinks Knockout Rounds
Thurs pm Pairs Knockout Rounds
Finals


PREVIOUS WINNERS

SINGLES

PAIRS

RINKS
2016 Martin Campbell
(Sunderland)
Paul Daniels
Rita Daniels
(Suffolk)
Gillian Wilson
Mick Fisher
Joyce Catchpole
Glyn Catchpole
(Norfolk)
Report & Photos
2015 Colin Knox
(Norfolk)
Martin Campbell
Bob Usher
(Sunderland)
Neil Jolly
Sally Goodrich
Ally Hobbs
Jim Goodrich
(Suffolk)
Report & Photos
2014 Martin Campbell
(Sunderland)
David Storey
Aline Pearson
(Durham)
David Storey
Aline Pearson
Shirley Wood
Peter Wood
(Durham)
Report & Photos
2013 Paul Cousins
(Suffolk)
David Williams
Linda Williams
(Cambridgeshire)
Blanche Barnett
Rene Barnett
Jan Miller
Audrey Slowther
(Durham)
Report & Photos
2012 Martin Campbell
(Sunderland)
Ally Goodrich
Neil Jolly
(Suffolk)
Jonathan Stones
Joey Stones
Sue Jones
Peter Jones
(Suffolk)
Report & Photos
2011 Martin Campbell
(Sunderland)
Martin Campbell
Michael Laydon
(Sunderland)
Eve Warren
Allan Howe
Martin Campbell
Michael Laydon
(Sunderland)
Report & Photos
2010 Martin Campbell
(Sunderland)
Michael Laydon
Martin Campbell

(Sunderland)
Alex Russell
Enid Russell
Daniel Bushe
Marie Boyton

(Essex)
Report & Photos
2009 Bob Davis
(Northumberland)
Tom Grylls
David Storey

(Durham)
Kathy Shepherd
Norman Shepherd
Norman Parnell
Jenny Parnell

(Norfolk)
Report & Photos
2008 Neil Jolly
(Suffolk)
Marjorie Smith
Nigel Mason
(South Tyneside)
Dorothy Humble
Brian Humble
Ruth Gibbs
John Gibbs

(North Tyneside)
2007 Norman Pearce
(North Tyneside)
Neil Jolly
Roy Lonsborough

(Suffolk)
Rita Daniels
Mike Daniels
Kay Masters
Peter Masters
(Suffolk)
2006 Carl Pearson
(Durham)
Doreen Vettewinkel
Dirk Vettewinkel

(Essex)
Ally Goodrich
Roy Lonsborough
Neil Jolly
Steven Cain
(Suffolk)
2005 David Storey
(Durham)
Steven Cain
Ally Goodrich

(Suffolk)
Ally Goodrich
Roy Lonsborough
Neil Jolly
Steven Cain
(Suffolk)
2004 Steven Cain
(Suffolk)
Andy Gilder
Jeremy Brown

(Suffolk)
Ally Goodrich
Roy Lonsborough
Neil Jolly
Steven Cain
(Suffolk)

updated 13/05/2016