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Article by Sarah Hamilton-Walker | 12th July 2019

INDEX 25TH BIRTHDAY BOULES ON THE PANTILES

Basking in glorious evening sunshine, as in previous years, 16 teams made up of local businesses from in and round Tunbridge Wells, joined INDEX magazine at Woods Restaurant and Bar on The Pantiles for the highlight of the town’s sporting summer calendar – The 2019 INDEX Boules on The Pantiles Championships…the perfect start to the magazine’s 25th birthday celebrations.

Players and spectators alike enjoyed Pimm’s, wine and beer, along with a delicious spread of hot and cold food provided by Woods, as play took place on the courts either side of the bandstand.

First round saw winners and losers go through to either the champions league or the plate runner’s-up – and the friendly rivalry hot up!

Last year’s champions the Kutchenhaus Men (Kutchenhaus Tunbridge Wells) went head to head with 2019 newcomers Trinity Theatre’s A team – and there was a play off in the last game which saw Trinity clinch a close win, while in the plate final Kutchenhaus Ladies were up against the Womboules (Joseph McCarthy) who were determined to get back on champions form, not having clinched an INDEX Boules on The Pantiles since 2017 – and a nail-biting last game saw them victorious.

 

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