Big day of bowls and rowing

Hastings open bowls tournament at white rock gardens '08/08/11
Hastings open bowls tournament at white rock gardens '08/08/11

The 100th anniversary Hastings Open Bowls Tournament will draw to a close today (Saturday).

Any oustanding semi-finals will be played in the morning with the finals of the five competitions following in the afternoon at the bowling greens in White Rock Gardens.

The presentations of the trophies, and commemorative King George V pennies to the various winners, are scheduled to take place at approximately 5.30-6pm.

The tournament, which these days is a mixed event, got underway on Monday morning and has continued throughout the week.

The rearranged Hastings Regatta, meanwhile, will also be held today, starting at 9.30am.

Crews from the 10 Coast Amateur Rowing Association clubs in Sussex and Kent will battle it out for the various honours with the action taking place a few hundred yards east of the pier.

The Hastings Regatta was originally scheduled for Sunday June 19 only to be postponed because of bad weather.