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Full speed ahead for Accrington bowling finals
5:11pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in Sport
SOME of the best bowlers from across the county with be in East Lancashire to compete in the annual Allspeeds doubles competition.
The annual event, which has been running since the 1950s will be held at Globe Bowling Club in Accrington.
A total of 32 pairs will contest the event where £420 prize money will be up for grabs.
The winning pair will receive £160 with the runners-up getting £80, losing semi finalists £40 and quarter finals £25.
However, it will be the pride of winning the competition that will be more important – a competition that switched from Rishton Bowling Club a few years ago.
“There will be county players in action and the standard of bowls promised to be very high,” said organiser David Heys.
Defending champions Mick Opie from Haslingden and Accrington’s Steve Anderton will be looking to make a successful defence and are up against L and J Hamner in the the opening round.
However, the pair to beat could be Paul Brett and Paul Sutcliffe, both of East Lancashire Bowling Club, Brett and Sutcliffe have won their fair share of titles this season including one big event at Sabden Bowling Club.
“This is now one of the best events in the calendar and that fact that so many top liner will be turning up just underlines that fact,” added Heys.
The action is scheduled to begin at 9.30am with the last of the first round matches take place at 11.45am.
Draw: 9.30am: S Townley & G Fielding v B Williams & T Williams; M Opie & S Anderton v L Hamner & J Hamner; M Pounder & N Handiford v A Whitehead & C Cornail; M Burns & M Yerkess v C Atkinson & M Atkinson; A Croft & B Croft v D Parkinson & D Butler 10.15am: D Rose & P Robinson v C Crompton & B Horman; P Omeara & J Larder v C Ramell & D Bond S Gall & M Beardsmore v N Fryer & G Evans; R Riley & A Lord v M Wright & D Clamp; H Forshaw & D Forshaw v B Ashworth & D Ryan 11am: E Wallace & A Wallace v P Nicholson & M Cox; P Houldsworth & R Duckworth v R Bateson & D Johnstone; L Rameil & L Nuttall v C Massey & B Finn 11.45am: P Welman & Partner v P Brett & P Sutcliffe; J Rigg & A Brekell v R Horman & M Croasdale; D Walker & A Harrison v H Hargreaves & M Holden.
n Players are requested to turn up at the times shown, refreshments are available.
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