County Antrim pairs event set for debut

A NEW licensed short mat tournament will be held later this month.

County Antrim Indoor Bowling Club, in conjunction with Antrim Lawn Bowling Club, will host the inaugural County Antrim Open Pairs.

The competition will be held at the Jim Baker Stadium from Wednesday, February 22, through to Saturday, February 25.

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The competition will see a prize fund exceeding £500 thanks to sponsorship from Bairds Funeral Service, NFU Mutual, FL Amusements and Stephen Coleman Building and Joinery Services.

Qualifying nights will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th February with a further two morning/afternoon qualifying sessions on Saturday 25th February. Finals will then be held on the evening of Saturday 25th February at 7pm.

The cost of entry is £5 per pair.

Entry forms which have been sent out to various short mat clubs to be returned on or before Monday 20th February, while online entry forms are available on the website www.jimbakerstadium.com

Alternatively you can phone your entry to tournament organisers Robert or Darren McCullough on (028) 94 465694 or 07877723951, or the Jim Baker Stadium on (028) 94 432937.