BOWLS: Countdown is on to festive fixture at Ballybrakes Stadium

December is a busy month for indoor bowls
December is a busy month for indoor bowls

The Ballybrakes Community Indoor Bowls Stadium’s annual Christmas tournament will get under way on Saturday, December 27.

Recognised as one of the most popular competitions on the Festive calendar, the event will be sponsored by Basil Knipe Electrics and Taylor Bowls.

Once again, both the singles and pairs will be played in tandem.

It’s the pairs that gets the competition under way in the afternoon session on December 27, with the singles taking centre stage in the evening.

Singles will be played on the Monday evening, December 29 with pairs taking place the following night.

Pairs will be hosted on New Year’s Day in the afternoon, before the singles are played off in the evening. Finals are pencilled in for Friday, January 2.

Entry fee: Singles, £4; pairs, £6.

For full details, contact: Donna McCloy (02827649004) or the Ballybrakes Stadium (02827664806).

Meanwhile, entries are now being accepted for the 1st Donegore (Parkgate) Presbyterian rinks tournament.

Games will be played on January 5, 6, 7 and 8, with finals scheduled for Friday 9.

For full details, contact Jackie Douglas on 02893 344254 or 07739 813459.