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INTERGENERATIONAL TOURNAMENT

By Kim Buggins Biddenden Bowls Club

Thursday, 16 June 2022

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INTERGENERATIONAL FUN TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY 17TH JULY

I am sure that all our families wonder why on earth we all spend so much time at the green and what is the fascination with bowls. So now is the chance to show them and get them involved.

The tournament is open to any member to enter with someone from their family from a different generation. Pairs could be two adults, an adult and teenager, an adult and a child. (There is a degree of flexibility!)

Each pair will play at least 3 games of pairs and for each game there will be a “minder” to support the younger players/non bowlers and advise/help as needed e.g. bias, scoring, measuring etc.

We are still finalising the details but jack length will be appropriate for the pairs playing and scoring is likely to be a 4 3 2 1 points system so that more bowls count.

There will be a skills competition for everyone to enter and of course the day will start with a spider!!!

Play will start at 10.30 and should finish by 3.30pm when hot dogs/burgers and ice creams will be available. Tea, Coffee and cold drinks will be available throughout the day but bring some snacks to keep you going.

Entry will be £5 per pair and a small charge will be made for hot dogs/burgers and ice creams. No doubt there will be the customary bowls club raffle. Don’t forget to bring a few pounds and of course our Sumup machine will be available to take card payments!!!

New bowlers can have a practice and a bit of tuition from 9.30 on the day or why not bring them along ahead of the day to have a go. Casual dress and flat soled shoes. Bowls are available from children’s sizes upwards.

Please do find a family member and enter. We already have a few combinations entered including: great grandad/great grandson, nan/ granddaughter, niece/uncle, grandad/grandson but we would like a lot more. Adult "children" welcome.

This is intended to be a real bowls celebration with our families whether they play or come along to spectate. We will need a team of “minders” and people to help us run the day, so please even if you are not playing put yourself forward to help and come along and enjoy.

Entry forms are on the website or there is a sign up sheet at the club house.

If you are coming along to watch or help or are bringing along a “spectator” please let us know to help with planning and catering. Again, there is a form on the website or a sign up sheet at the club house.

Contact Information

Kim Buggins

  • 07795802630

Find Biddenden Bowls Club

The Green, Gordon Jones Playing Fields, Tenterden Road, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8BB

DIRECTIONS

Additional Information

Turn off the A262 (Tenterden Road) into Old Mill Court and then immediately bear left into first car park. Continue past playing field and to the right of the squash club. The bowls club is on the left at the far end of the car park.