Busy month of sports events set to bring £1.5m into resort

Pool at Bridlington Spa
Pool at Bridlington Spa

The traditional Easter Hockey festival in bridlington was the start of a series of major sporting events planned by East Yorkshire Events in Bridlington in the next month.

The resort welcomed teams from around the country last weekend, and now all eyes have moved from Dukes Park to The Spa.

The hugely popular EBA European Blackball Pool Championships started on Tuesday and promises to involve 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 15 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, youths and the hugely enjoyable competition for people with learning difficulties.

Paul Roggeman, East Yorkshire Events manager said: “April and May are always a busy period for us. 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 down to the Spa over the course of the competition and entry for the whole event, including the finals, is completely free.

Bridlington hosts further large sporting events in forthcoming weeks, including as the annual Bridlington Golf Festival, between 5 and 9 May, and the Bridlington Masters Crown Green Bowls Championship the following week.

Mr Roggeman added: “This is further evidence that Bridlington has well and truly regained the right to its title as “The Resort for Sport”.

For further information visit www.eyevents.co.uk.