The 2016 crown green bowling season starts with the 2nd running of the Cyprus Bowls Festival. The festival is held at the Athena Beach Hotel in Paphos and was created and is run by Ces Hope at the marvellous Athena Beach Hotel. Ces has spent years building up relationships both with the hotel and local businesses and the festival would not have been possible without this. The prize fund for this years competitions will be £7320.
The festival runs from 2nd to 9th March and the following competitions are being played:
The £2400 Athena Beach Open Singles
The £1020 Athena Beach Open Singles – Supplementary
The £500Athena Beach Hotel Open Singles – Consolation
The £1080 Zenon Transfers Mens Singles
The £920 Cantina Per Vini Wine Cellar Ladies Singles
The £1400 Royal Artemis Medical Centre Doubles
The format of the competition is broadly in line with the successful inaugural competition last year. I have no doubt the bowlers and guests taking part will enjoy the wonderful facilities at the hotel and I am pleased to say there will be coverage of the event on the Live Bowls YouTube channel, please point your browser to www.livebowls.eventpages.org
Transmission times are :
Sunday 6th March Open Pairs Finals – Live from 11.00am (GMT) & 1.00pm (Local Time).
Monday 7th March – Men’s & Ladies Singles Finals – Live from 11.00am (GMT) & 1.00pm (Local Time).
Tuesday 8th March – Open, Supplementary & Consolation Finals – Live from 9.00am (GMT) & 11.00am (Local Time).