THE Rishton Con Club £500 Bowls Doubles competition gets under way on Friday, May 16.

The finals night, which will include the last eight pairs will be played on Saturday, May 31.

First night pairings - C Hope and T Singleton, M Hodson and S Tate, N and J Spencer, M Wensley and partner, V O'Donnell and partner, A Whitehead and C Cornall, T Chiney and A Tate, L Burton and M Bradley.

Sunday, May 18: G Stephenson and partner, N Wilson and F Whittaker, D and P Bonney, E and A Wallace, N Hill and R Westwell, D and M Ryan, G Roberts and M Burns, M Beardmore and S Gall.

Friday, May 23: J Allen and K Channell, K Allen and J Eborall, M Yerkess and Partner, M Macintosh and M Treen, L Burns and P Bithell, D Shawforth and A Harris, J Rostron and P Bradley, C Rammell and L Whitehead.

Sunday, May 25 - S Smith and partner, P Brett and P Sutcliffe, J Slynn and partner, G Wood and partner, B Robinson and S Barnes, J Norris and D Burns, R Duxbury and P Robinson, D Ashworth and partner.

Two pairs to qualify on each night. Draw for each round made on the green. Games start at 6.30 (practice from 6.15).

Finals night (last eight pairs) Saturday, May 31 (5.30 start).