World champions to go for Hayling Island glory

Newly-crowned world champions Ellen Faulkner and Katherine Rednall are heading to Hayling Island in the pursuit of more success.

Thursday, 28th January 2016, 4:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th January 2016, 4:47 pm
Katherine Rednall in action on Hayling Island in 2015. Picture: Mick Young

They will be going for glory in the English Indoor Bowls Association Champion of Champions finals weekend at Warner Leisure Hotels, Lakeside Coastal Village, starting tomorrow.

Rednall will want to go one better than last year when she lost in the Champion of Champions final to Rebecca Field.

But it will be a tough task with newly-crowned world singles champion Faulkner in the line-up.

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England internationals Sophie Tolchard, Carole Baker and Janice Gower are also among those standing in her way.

Last year’s world singles champion Greg Harlow, who won the first Warner Leisure Hotels sponsored Champion of Champions 20 years ago, will be expecting a real battle from fellow English Internationals Simon Skelton and Mark Royal.

The trio are aiming to follow Nicky Brett by being the only players to win the title for the third time.

The first two rounds start at 4pm and 8pm on Friday, January 29, followed by morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

Entry to the bowls centre tomorrow is just £2, and it is £8.80 for all day on Saturday and Sunday which includes a two course lunch with tea or coffee.

Contact Lakeside Coastal Village on (023) 9246 3976.