In early 2016, Bowls Jersey was approached to find out whether the Island would be able to assist the European Bowls Union with hosting the 2017 “Friendly” Championships.
Bowls Jersey have long harboured ambitions of hosting an International Tournament in the Island, and this opportunity provided us with the perfect chance. Partnering with the support of Touchstone, a Jersey based provider of world leading software solutions for the Fiduciary Sector, we are delighted to be receiving news that in principle, all 16 member countries of the EBU have accepted the invitation to attend.
- The Championships will be staged at Les Creux Bowls Club between Sunday 24th September and Friday 29th September. The Tournament is divided into 3 disciplines – Men’s Pairs, Ladies Pairs and Mixed Fours. Teams play in 2 groups of round robin play before advancing to the Finals.
- Players and Officials will be accommodated at the Merton Hotel, in conjunction with Bowls Jersey’s Travel Sponsor; the Seymour Hotel Group. Preferential rates are available and you are advised to book through the European Bowls Union to get the rooms required.
- Umpires from the UK will be officiating at the event.
- Travel between the Accomodation and Les Creux Bowls Club will be provided daily for all Players and Officials.
Bowls Jersey looks forward to welcoming you all to our sunny shores for the 11th European Championships.