2017-18 should be an exciting season, we kick off with the qualifying rounds of the ESMBA/TLH championships on 16th July 2017. This is followed with the ESMBA Open fours tournament on 9th September 2017 with the winners having a chance to represent England in the 2018 World Championships in Sweden. 100% of the entry fees for the ESMBA Open Fours tournament will be paid out in prize money plus trophies for winners and runners up.
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONS
West Midlands become the 2016-17 Inter County Champions, West Midlands were the outstanding team this season and was worthy winners of the title the tournament itself features a variety of teams from across the counties and many different styles of bowls. To come out on top is, of course, especially pleasing and is a continuation of the excellent work that has taken place in recent years in West Midlands But tournament bowls can be unpredictable, you can never be sure. So to play so well, and consistently, was testament to the West Midlands – the players and the their committee staff both on and off the mat.
INTER COUNTY RINKS CHAMPIONS
Northampton win the Inter County Rinks Championships 2016-17. The final score was 51 points to Devon’s 36. Northampton played extremely well all day and was worthy winners of the trophy. This is an exciting tournament with results that can change in an instant. I'm hard-pressed to recollect a tournament with as much excitement - upsets, come-from-behind victories, and courageous plays under pressure. It’s True, every tournament produces its share of tight games and late heroics, but rinks allowed teams to overcome seemingly insurmountable deficits in the closing minutes of games.