2020 Essex Pairs at
Potters 31st January to 3rd February
As many of you will know, we currently run
the Essex Pairs Competition at Potters Resort, Hopton on Sea,
Norfolk, on an annual basis.
For our allocated weekend (early in the
year) we are always governed by the scheduling of events by both
Potters and the World Bowls event, which is currently being shown
on the BBC.
Until three years ago we held the event
after the World Bowls had been completed at the end of January/early
This has not been possible over the last
few years and we have had the earlier January date which has
not suited all.
In saying this it has still been a great
success with over 160 attendees each year.
I am delighted to say that for 2020 we
have gone back to our later date and our event is to take place,
over the weekend starting Friday 31st January 2020 and departing
on Monday 3rd February 2020 by 10-00 a.m.
We arrive on the Friday with keys available
from 2-00 p.m. and the opportunity to have a practice roll up
in the International Arena during the afternoon period.
Our Pairs Competition is played throughout
the day on both Saturday & Sunday with the Final normally
played at 5-00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
All matches are initially played in Groups
of six Pairs thus guaranteeing all players a minimum of five
games before the knock out stages on Sunday afternoon.
All matches are played in the International
This playing format leaves plenty of time
during the day to explore the other activities at Potters and
all the evenings are free to enjoy the excellent facilities and
exceptional shows of this five star resort.
Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Meal and for
those still hungry, the Midnight feast are all included in the
I am also delighted to say that Potters
have kept the cost for us at a very advantageous price of
£200 for Bungalow accommodation, which includes a compulsory
£5 cancellation insurance.
This is well below the brochure price and
offers exceptional value for money for a great weekend
There is an additional £4 per person entry fee for the
competition to cover the administration costs
We currently have 180 spaces allocated
to us at these exceptional prices and this will be held initially
until the end of June, so the earlier you can book the better
chance we have to secure a place for you.
For this event we organise all the bookings,
allocate the accommodation, and run the competition.
All you have to do is enter, pay and enjoy.
We already have nearly 50 bookings from
those who attended this year and we hope that many more will
be added to the list.
Please use the attached Application Form
to secure your place (to be returned to me).
Thank you for your help in making your
members aware of this event and if anybody has a query please
get in touch with us.
Peter Orrin & Martin Bennet
(inner) - Entry