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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Irish Road Bowling – Southeast Region Open

Asheville, N.C.  June 2, 3, 2012

The very old Irish sport of road bowling is new to the USA.  Justin and Jessica Hunter, founders of the Asheville Irish Road Bowling Association  will host the first annual Southeast Region Open open- competition beginners’ tournament June 2 and 3 for new clubs and individuals from the Southeastern states, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, TN, KY, VA.  This will be a meet and greet,  roll and stroll good time in Asheville.  

New clubs are starting all over the USA and Canada. These start-up groups of friends and families also are invited to participate in the national finals (North American Region Finals) in Morgantown, West Virginia, August 3, 4, 5, 2012. This year beginners’ grades, Novice 3 and 4, have been added to the national finals. New players still learning the game will compete against each other for National Champion and Runner Up trophies in each grade.  In Morgantown, learn from experienced road bowlers from Boston, New York and West Virginia who will compete in Junior C, Novice 1 and 2. Winners in these grades will advance to the All Ireland Finals in September. 

In Asheville, players will compete as a group Saturday morning to be graded into Novice 3 or Novice 4 based on number of throws over an approximately one mile course.  Saturday afternoon singles and doubles matches (“scores”) will be held, with finals Sunday morning in both grades.

Experienced players from West Virginia will be on hand to assist but will not be eligible for the Novice 3 or Novice 4 Finals on Sunday.  

This is a chance to get a very old sport rolling in the USA, and where better to begin than on a beautiful mountain road in Asheville, N.C., close by the Biltmore Estate, Grandfather Mountain and many other local attractions. For more info: Justin Hunter 828-333-1561,,  Jessica Hunter 828-333-1561,

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