Tournament registrar retires

THIS year’s Weston open bowls tournaments will be the last organised by their popular registrar Paul Tubb.

THIS year’s Weston open bowls tournaments will be the last organised by their popular registrar Paul Tubb.

The former football referee is standing down, having celebrated his 80th birthday recently. His unflappable wife Maureen, secretary of the tournaments, is also retiring and both will be much missed.

“It’s been a lot of work over the last few years, but I love these tournaments and when it looked as if nobody would take over the running of them, I volunteered to do it because we couldn’t let them die,” said Paul, a noted bowler himself.

He went on, “They must be among the best events in the country because of the beautiful setting in Clarence Park, and the high standard of entries we receive. Maureen and I are hoping that this year’s will be better than ever.


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“In the past couple of years, more people have been coming forward to help with the tournaments and we’re hoping that a couple of them will take over our jobs.”

The men’s tournament runs from June 19-25 on the three greens at Clarence Park, with an entry deadline of April 20 for the singles, pairs, mixed pairs and triples.

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A popular all-day open triples is held on the first day of the event and entries for that can be accepted until June 11. It is open to any combination of men and women and a maximum of 60 teams are guaranteed four games, each of eight ends, in a round-robin competition.

From August 21-27, the ladies take over the Clarence greens, with singles, pairs and mixed pairs events, as well as an all-day triples on the opening day.

This year, for the first time, a unified singles is being organised in the ladies’ tournament, giving men and women the chance to compete against each other in an exciting sets format.

Entry forms for all the competitions can be obtained from the tournament registrar, Clarence Bowling Club, Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 4BN. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Forms can also be downloaded from the tournament website at westonbowlstournament.org

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