THE MEL EVANS MBE FOUNDATION
FUNDRAISING EVENTS 2019
I am pleased to confirm that work for the 2019 event will shortly commence. Following evaluation of the 2018 Inaugural Evans Trophy and feedback from the bowling community, I confirm that the Evans Trophy North v South Team Challenge will be a bi-annual event. Therefore this event will be staged next in 2020 where we will look to secure a date earlier in the calendar in August. This is of course taking into account other competitions that take place this month. The format for the 2020 event will be similar to that of 2018 with the tournament being played at a two green venue followed by an evening function. The likely venue for 2020 will be a Midlands county and I welcome bids from Clubs/Counties who would like to offer their facilities to host this prestigious event.
In 2019 we will be launching a brand new event – Battle of the Sexes. The exact format, date and venue will be worked up in the coming weeks. As the name suggests this will be a team event men v women which will hopefully capture the interests and enthusiasm of players and spectators alike. Once the format is agreed, I will be seeking support from Mark Bircumshaw in order that we can engage with all counties. I personally would like to see this event include young up and coming players, club players as well as the tournament players. I think we could create a good mix.
If anyone has any suggestions they would like to put forward I would be pleased to hear them. Please feel free to share this post.
For now please bear with us and I will keep you updated on progress.