ECBA Carpet Bowls
The 2017 Festival will
see players from Norway attending once more after their first
visit in 2016.
This year there will be
around 30 attendees, most of whom will be competing, and are
seen here at the recent Ostfold Open warming up for their visit
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 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
If you would like a booking
form or if you have any questions about the event please contact
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.
here for the entry form
Update - 6th June 2016
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.