Potters Grand Prix: SMPT launches new event in July 2017

We are delighted to confirm that today marks the opening of entries for the Potters Grand Prix, the latest new team event in our 2017 tournament calendar.

Following successful events at prestigious venues in Europe including the Belfast Indoor Bowls Club and the Athena Beach Hotel in Cyprus, the International Arena at the Potters Resort in Norfolk, England will host a Short Mat Players Tour event on 15th and 16 July 2017.

Replicating the popular format used in the SMPT’s World Ranking singles events, the Potters Grand Prix will be a two bowl pairs competition, played throughout the weekend. Drawn into groups of 6, all teams will also be guaranteed a knockout game in either the Cup, Plate or Shield competition and as such will play a minimum of 6 games.

The Potters Grand Prix follows April’s Welsh Grand Prix 2-Bowl Pairs and Welsh Grand Prix 3-Bowl Pairs, completing this unique Tri-Series in 2017.  Players have the choice of entering one, two or all three events, thereby increasing their chances of winning the fantastic additional prize awarded to the two players who achieve the best aggregate performance over the Tri-Series.

SMPT Director Phil Mills explained: “When people think about high profile bowls venues, they think Potters. It is a real privilege for us to work alongside Sallyanne, Greg and the dedicated staff at Potters Resort, as we aim to deliver another top quality short mat bowls experience.”

Sallyanne Gooch, Potters Resort Group and Commercial Sales Director, added: “Both Greg Harlow and myself are pleased to be working with the team from the Short Mat Players Tour and we look forward to welcoming their event to Potters next July.”

The chance to book a great weekend’s stay at Potters Resort and play in a top notch SMPT event is a unique opportunity not to be missed!

For comprehensive details and to enter this event simply visit our Potters Grand Prix tournament page.

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