Cyprus Festival

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

Athena Beach Hotel bowling greensThe 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

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).


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Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game as well as a keen player of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Media Officer for the BCGBA, Merseyside champion in 2002 and Merseyside County President (2014-15) Steve has always been keen to promote the game especially through the broadcast of the game on TV or Internet. Steve set up the LIVE BOWLS YouTube channel which became the Bowls Observer channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report on and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine.