Events team gears up for busy spring

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BRIDLINGTON’S action-packed events calendar goes into overdrive this month with a feast of top class sporting action delivered by East Yorkshire Events.

Wednesday witnesses the return of the hugely popular EBA World and Masters Blackball Pool to the Spa Bridlington for what promises to be 10 days of first class competition from over 700 of Europe’s top blackball pool players.

The competition, which has been running in Bridlington for over 10 years, is one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated on the blackball circuit.

It not only includes senior competitions but also full tournaments for juniors, under 18s, under 21s and the hugely enjoyable competition for people with learning difficulties.

Paul Roggeman from East Yorkshire Events said: “April and May are always a busy period for us.

“Not only do we host a number of top class sporting events but over the next few weeks we also welcome some massive conferences such as the Northern Operatic and Dramatic Association and the National Baker’s Food and Allied Workers Union Conference.

“Our events over the next couple of months are a massive boost to the area at this time of year and we expect to see over £1.5million generated for the local economy.

“This is an ideal start to the summer season for a lot of Bridlington businesses.

“All spectators are welcome at the Spa over the course of the competition and entry for the whole event including the finals is completely free.”

Following close on the heels of the blackball pool is the Bridlington Annual Easter Hockey Festival. The festival which is held at Dukes Park runs from Good Friday until Easter Sunday and attracts hockey teams from all over the UK, always proving an enjoyable and well attended event for all the family.

In May Bridlington plays host to further large sporting events such as the Bridlington Masters Crown Green Bowls Championship and the East Yorkshire Junior Table Tennis Championship, further evidence that Bridlington has well and truly regained the right to its title as “The Resort for Sport”.

For further information on these or other events visit www.eyevents.co.uk.