Wednesday, 16 August 2017



Men’s and Singles’ World Tambourelli Champions, 2016
The World Tambourelli Championships have been held since 1975. 
Details of some of the Men’s Winners and Finalists may be found in the table below. 
Until 2002, there were only occasional separate Women’s Championships:  the Winners of these earlier mixed Singles’ tournaments are included below.
If you have information in your archives on any of these events, please let us know!
Year
Venue
Men’s Champions
Men’s Finalists
Men’s Semi-Finalists
2016
Dresden
Marco Zink
Bazil Hughes
Sebastian Rose
Juan Moreno
2015
Newton Stewart
Sebastian Rose
Marco Zink
Malcolm Heyes
Seth Priestman
2014
Riverford
Bazil Hughes
Finn Lennartson
Daniel Francis-Bernson
Ezra Cohen
2013
Dresden
Bazil Hughes
Malcolm Heyes
Andre-Till Zeuner
Sebastian Rose
2012
Riverford
Malcolm Heyes
Seth Priestman
Jonny Tilbrook
Peter MacCarthy
2011
Riverford
Bazil Hughes
Malcolm Heyes
Andy Priestman
Liam Campbell
2010
Newton Stewart
Liam Campbell
Ezra Cohen
Malcolm Heyes
Graham Moffat
2009
Riverford
Daniel Francis-Bernson
Ezra Cohen
Paddy Bos Cose
Malcolm Heyes
2008
Riverford
Ezra Cohen
Peter MacCarthy
Daniel Francis-Bernson
Graham Moffat
2007
Riverford
Daniel Francis-Bernson
Ezra Cohen
David Elliott
Malcolm Heyes
2006
Riverford
Malcolm Heyes
Paddy Bos Coe

2005
Riverford
Malcolm Heyes
Ezra Cohen

2004
Riverford

Richard Cohen

Malcolm Heyes

Daniel Francis-Bernson
Andy Priestman
2003
Riverford
Malcolm Heyes
Ezra Cohen

2002
Riverford
Malcolm Heyes


Singles’ Champions
Year
Venue
Singles’ Champions
Singles’ Finalists
Singles’ Semi-Finalists
2001
Riverford
Richard Cohen
Indy Priestman
Malcolm Heyes – Indy went to the Final through a by.
2000
Riverford
Malcolm Heyes


1999
Riverford

Paddy Bos Coe

Malcolm Heyes

Ezra Cohen
Oliver Tringham
1998
Garlieston, chez Finn & Ella
Paddy Bos Coe

Seth Priestman 
Hal Watmough
Davey Mackenzie
Andy Priestman
1997
Clugston Classic
Paddy Bos Coe
Seth Priestman

July 1997
Washbourne Open
Seth Priestman

Malcolm Heyes

Paddy Bos Coe
Steve
1996
Garlieston chez Rex Pyke
Seth Priestman

Cyrus Colquhitt


1995
Knowe Farm

Davey Mackenzie

Seth Priestman

Malcolm Heyes
Other semi-final a ‘by.’
1994
Corriedoo
Malcolm Heyes


1993

Guy Feldman


1992

Andy Priestman


1991

Andy Priestman


1990

Andy Priestman


1989




1988




1987




1986




1985




1984
Castle Stewart
Andy Priestman
Kim

1983




1982




1981




1980




1979




1978




1977




1976




1975






Women's singles Champions from 2002

Year
Venue
Women’s Champions
Women’s Finalists
Women’s Semi-Finalists
2016
Dresden
Amke de Buhr
Inga Höben
Trixi Reuther
Stefanie Juhr
2015
Newton Stewart
Jasmine Bosenick
Gabriele Rose
Chloe Bruce

2014
Riverford
Jasmine Bosenick
Indy Lennartsson (née Priestman)
Chloe Bruce
Isla Craik
2013
Dresden
Indy Priestman
Anne Larisch
Birgit Schönfeldt
Stefanie Will
2012
Riverford
Indy Priestman
Jasmine Bosenick
Isla Craik
Stacey Duff
2011
Riverford
Stacey Duff
Dilushi Jayasingha
Chloe Bruce
Isla Craik
2010
Newton Stewart
Indy Priestman
Stacey Duff
Elizabeth Tindal
2009
Riverford
Indy Priestman
Chloe Bruce
Jasmine Bosenick
Sónia Marturano
2008
Riverford
Indy Priestman
 Isla Craik
Laura T
Mizue Yoshimura
2007
Riverford
Elizabeth Tindal
Isla Craik
Mizue Yoshimura
Julia Elliott
2006
Riverford
Indy Priestman


2005
Riverford
Indy Priestman


2004
Riverford
Indy Priestman
Isla Craik
Mandy Schulze
Julia Elliott
2003
Riverford
Indy Priestman
Rachel Chelka

2002
Riverford
Indy Priestman



World Tambourelli Championships 2017 in Riverford, Devon, England

The World Tambourelli Championships took place near Totnes in Devon this year on the 5th and 6th of August. Once again the Scottish Tambourelli team sent representatives to compete for the trophies against players from England, Germany, Spain and Japan.

In the Men's Singles tournament, Bazil Hughes (from just outside Kirkcowan) was able to take home his 4th championship title, avenging last year's agonizing defeat to the defending champion Marco Zink (from Dresden in Germany).

In the Women's Singles tournament, Chloe Bruce (who runs the weekly tambourelli club in Newton Stewart) was defeated in the final by Katrin Ueberfuhr.

The Doubles tournament was won by Chloe Bruce and Ringo Sobiella (from Dresden) completing a shut-out for the combined forces of Scotland and Germany in the adult competitions.

The children's singles was won by the 13-year-old Haruka Takamura, who travelled all the way from Tokyo to compete, while the Doubles was won by Nuno Priestman (12) and Noi Priestman (10), two brothers from London whose father grew up playing tambourelli near Newton Stewart and carried the sport with him when he moved away.

Next year the tournament will take place in Newton Stewart. Newton Stewart is the home town of Tambourelli, it was devised here in the 1970s. The 2018 World Championships will be held in the final weekend of July, where Bazil, Katrin, Chloe, Ringo, Haruka, Nuno and Noi will attempt to defend their World Championship titles against the ever-growing crowd of players from the UK and abroad.

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Wonderful catering was provided by Julia Elliott, and Nigel and Melody Kinch, along with exotic contributions from our Japanese guests. Thanks to you all.
We should like to thank Oliver and Esther Watson for their generous hospitality, Luscombe Organic Drinks and South Devon Rural Housing Association for sponsorship, and TamSports for prizes. Thanks too, to all those who participated and made it such a delightful event.

For further information, please contact:
Oliver Tringham on…e-mail: olivertringham@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Newton Stewart Club now on tuesdays

Newton Stewart Club is now on Tuesday evening 7-9pm at the Merrick Games Hall.

Historically this club was run on Friday night's at the McMillan Hall, then in 2006 we moved to the Merrick on Sunday afternoons, now we are playing on tuesday evenings.

7 - 8pm priority is given to Primary aged children
8 - 9pm priority is given to Secondary School aged children and adults.
Both are welcome to either session.

We have enjoyed playing a long side the Badminton Club and would love to have any players who would like to try skill swopping and see how easily they can get to plat Tambourelli.

We are happy when previous players return. Great you all have kept your skills.