Northumberland’s and Gosforth’s very own Steve Pallas, Josh Minto, Simon Richardson and Chris Yeomans will be jetting off to Hong Kong and China in March to represent Bowls England.
Bowls England announced they endorsed 12 bowlers to compete in the Tiger Bowls World Invitation, which will take place on the 9th and 10th March 2019, followed by the One Belt One Road World Invitation from the 11th to 16th March 2019, organised jointly by the Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Training Centre and Shenzhen Zhong Ti Shi Dai International Sports Development Co. Ltd.
Bowls England received a lot of interest in this opportunity, and have obtained special dispensation from the event organisers to enter three rinks into the 2019 events, with our lads playing in one rink.
These prestigious tournaments are poised to become one of the signature bowls events on the International Bowls Calendar. Being one of the largest annual International Lawn Bowls events in the world, Tiger Bowls has, in the past, attracted over 500 bowlers to take part in the event.
To make these events even more competitive and exciting, invitations are sent to all national members of World Bowls and also all local clubs in Hong Kong to participate in.
This will be fabulous opportunity for the lads concerned and I am sure we wish them well. I hope to update you with results, along with photos.