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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 February.

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 Arena.

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 price.

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

Brochure (cover) - Brochure (inner) - Entry Form