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The 2022 Bowls England National Finals get underway at 10am tomorrow (Thursday) morning when qualifiers in the Men’s and Women’s Triples begin what could be a six-game run to the finals which take place at 10am on Sunday 28th.
In the Men’s competition, 43 teams face the starter all of whom hope to succeed Essex County BC whose Christopher Muir, Steve Gunnell and Ed Morris lifted the 2021 title.
In the last ten years Devon has provided the most finalists in the Men’s Triples with last year’s runners-up Topsham being joined as beaten finalists by Kings Torquay in 2017 and 2018 while Shaldon went one better in 2016 and lifted the title.
43 teams have also qualified in the Women’s Triples, a trophy which also has a strong Devonian flavour after Sophie Tolchard, Emma Cooper and Harriet Stevens took the trophy back to Kings Torquay in 2021.
However, it is Surrey clubs which arrive with the most impressive recent pedigree on the back of Suttons’ three final appearances (2016, 2018 and 2019) while Milford were runners-up to Kings last August.
Preliminary and first round ties in both Men’s and Women’s competitions will be completed tomorrow with games played over 18 ends.
Social media coverage is available on Bowls England’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites.
Tickets to the National Finals start at just £4 for adults and £1 for Under 21s offer a full day of top-class sporting action. Tickets increase to £5.50 adults and £1.50 Under 21s at weekends. Event passes are available and all tickets are cheaper in advance.
Please note: U16s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 3s enter free of charge.