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2021 ECBA Carpet Bowls Festival

As you will all be aware by now, the 2020 Festival had to be cancelled as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus emergency.

We are pleased to announce however that we now have a date for next year's Festival which will be held over the week of 10-14 May 2021.

Potters are happy to roll over this year's bookings into next year and have very generously agreed to freeze their prices.

They have issued the following statement:

Potters Resort will automatically transfer your booking to the 2021 Festival of Carpet Bowls break taking place on Monday 10th – Friday 14th May 2021, unless you contact Potters Resort directly on 0333 3207 475.

Any entry fees paid for 2020 will also be carried over.

Update (15th May 2020)
Potters will be contacting everyone who has a booking, in order to confirm the above arrangement.


ECBA Carpet Bowls Festival
11-15 May 2020

Potters have issued a statement which you can read here, announcing that they are taking the precaution of closing the resort for the foreseeable future.

Under the circumstances this is perfectly understandable, although it does of course mean that we will not be able to go ahead with this year's Festival.

As you will see from the statement you do not need to contact them, they will be in touch with everyone who has booked a holiday with them.


Click here for more details on how to book with Potters.

Please note that the special discounted prices quoted will only apply to bookings received up until 30th June 2019.

Once you have booked your accommodation please complete and return an entry form along with your entry fee.
If you have any questions please contact either Paul Daniels - p_daniels@yahoo.com

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 Event
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 afternoon.

Playing Schedule
Tuesday Rinks Group Games
Singles Knockout Rounds
Wednesday Pairs Group Games
Singles Knockout Rounds
Thursday Rinks Knockout Rounds
Pairs Knockout Rounds
Finals

PREVIOUS WINNERS

SINGLES

PAIRS

RINKS
2019 Michael Laydon
(Sunderland)
Ally Hobbs
Sally Goodrich
(Suffolk)
Gill Barraclough
Audrey Joy
Margaret Forrest
Jim Forrest
(Hertfordshire)
Report & Results
2018 Grant l'Ami
(New Zealand)
Pete Runnacles
Rita Runnacles
(Suffolk)
Neil Jolly
Sally Goodrich
Ally Hobbs
Jim Goodrich
(Suffolk)
Report, Results
& Photos
2017 Sue Gilder
(Suffolk)
Neil Jolly
Jim Goodrich
(Suffolk)
Avon Compton
Paul Daniels
Rita Daniels
Mike Daniels
(Suffolk/NZ)
Report & Photos
2016 Martin Campbell
(Sunderland)
Paul Daniels
Rita Daniels
(Suffolk)
Gillian Wilson
Mick Fisher
Joyce Catchpole
Glyn Catchpole
(Norfolk)
Report & Photos
2015 Colin Knox
(Norfolk)
Martin Campbell
Bob Usher
(Sunderland)
Neil Jolly
Sally Goodrich
Ally Hobbs
Jim Goodrich
(Suffolk)
Report & Photos
2014 Martin Campbell
(Sunderland)
David Storey
Aline Pearson
(Durham)
David Storey
Aline Pearson
Shirley Wood
Peter Wood
(Durham)
Report & Photos
2013 Paul Cousins
(Suffolk)
David Williams
Linda Williams
(Cambridgeshire)
Blanche Barnett
Rene Barnett
Jan Miller
Audrey Slowther
(Durham)
Report & Photos
2012 Martin Campbell
(Sunderland)
Ally Goodrich
Neil Jolly
(Suffolk)
Jonathan Stones
Joey Stones
Sue Jones
Peter Jones
(Suffolk)
Report & Photos
2011 Martin Campbell
(Sunderland)
Martin Campbell
Michael Laydon
(Sunderland)
Eve Warren
Allan Howe
Martin Campbell
Michael Laydon
(Sunderland)
Report & Photos
2010 Martin Campbell
(Sunderland)
Michael Laydon
Martin Campbell

(Sunderland)
Alex Russell
Enid Russell
Daniel Bushe
Marie Boyton

(Essex)
Report & Photos
2009 Bob Davis
(Northumberland)
Tom Grylls
David Storey

(Durham)
Kathy Shepherd
Norman Shepherd
Norman Parnell
Jenny Parnell

(Norfolk)
Report & Photos
2008 Neil Jolly
(Suffolk)
Marjorie Smith
Nigel Mason
(South Tyneside)
Dorothy Humble
Brian Humble
Ruth Gibbs
John Gibbs

(North Tyneside)
2007 Norman Pearce
(North Tyneside)
Neil Jolly
Roy Lonsborough

(Suffolk)
Rita Daniels
Mike Daniels
Kay Masters
Peter Masters
(Suffolk)
2006 Carl Pearson
(Durham)
Doreen Vettewinkel
Dirk Vettewinkel

(Essex)
Ally Goodrich
Roy Lonsborough
Neil Jolly
Steven Cain
(Suffolk)
2005 David Storey
(Durham)
Steven Cain
Ally Goodrich

(Suffolk)
Ally Goodrich
Roy Lonsborough
Neil Jolly
Steven Cain
(Suffolk)
2004 Steven Cain
(Suffolk)
Andy Gilder
Jeremy Brown

(Suffolk)
Ally Goodrich
Roy Lonsborough
Neil Jolly
Steven Cain
(Suffolk)

updated 18/05/2019