40 years of champions
In January Potters Resort welcomes the world to Hopton-on-Sea, as it rolls out its famous blue carpet to host the Just 2018 World Indoor Bowls Championships.
THE HIGHLIGHT of the indoor bowls calendar, bowls’ biggest tournament is celebrating 40 years of thrilling action in 2018, as Potters Resort plays host to the Just 2018 World Indoor Bowls Championships for the 20th year running in its impressive 1,100 seat International Arena.
From Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 28, the very best players from around the world, together with up-andcoming stars, will descend in Norfolk for 17 non-stop days of bowls.
The only world championship final to be held in East Anglia, this is your chance to be part of history and see if Alex Marshall from Scotland can beat his own record to win the crown for a record breaking seventh time, or if fellow Scot and reigning champion Paul Foster can tie with Alex to add six wins to his name.
And why not cheer on current world number one and Potters bowls ambassador, Greg Harlow? Greg, from Ely, manages Potters Bowls Shop at the resort and online, and will be competing once again in 2018, after making it to the final in 2017.
There are four individual events during the championships: The World Indoor Singles, The World Indoor Pairs, The Ladies World Matchplay and The Mixed Pairs World Matchplay.
In the 2017 World Championships, Paul Foster won the singles title for the fifth time, while Suffolk’s Katherine Rednall won her second title in the women’s singles. Jason Greenslade and Les Gillett took victory in the pairs, and Nick Brett and
Claire Johnston won the mixed pairs.
And 2018 is set to be another electrifying year at Potters, with the final week being televised live by the BBC.
Every player will be competing to take home a trophy and earn a singles prize of £55,000.
A range of short breaks and day tickets are available throughout the championships, so you can watch the electrifying action and enjoy the thrill of world class sport live, along with over 20,000 spectators over the course of the championships.
Many players stay on resort, which means that guests may be eating in the same restaurant and perhaps sharing a jacuzzi with some of the best bowls players in the world.
For more information or to book, call Potters Resort: 0333 3207497 or visit www.pottersholidays.com
Action from the 2017 championships.
The exterior of Potters Resort