‘Your referee in charge of the action...’

‘Your referee in charge of the action...’

August 5th, 2016

WITH THE 2016 Weber Cup set to get underway this evening at 18.30 at EventCity, Manchester, Matchroom Sport is delighted to announce that Nicki Ainge, the former European Championship bowler will be the referee in charge of the action.

Nicki, 28 and from Leeds has competed Junior, U24 and Adult level for both Yorkshire and Team England and has won numerous medals throughout the years at Triple Crown and European Championships as well as the Bowling Commonwealth Championships.

A former European No.1 in 2009 by virtue of winning the European Women’s Tour, she was a Columbia 300 and Ebonite sponsored bowler for seven 7 years.

‘I’m so excited and really looking forward to being part of the Weber Cup. I’ve watched this event since it started and to change from being part of the crowd to being involved on such a level is something I feel both very lucky and excited to do.

‘It’s a great sporting event with some amazingly talented bowlers which really highlights the sport to the public.

‘Bowling has and always will be a massive part of my life, I’ve travelled to some amazing places, I’ve met a lot of people and even more so great friends and managed to compete at something I loved and worked hard for.

‘Although I am no longer competing I am happy I can continue my love for the sport via the Weber Cup Event.’

The Weber Cup is the tenpin bowling version of golf’s Ryder Cup as two four-man teams from Europe and the USA compete over three days in a series of singles, doubles and baker format matches.

The Weber Cup will be staged over five sessions – 6.30pm Friday 5th and 12.30pm and 6.00pm on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th. The tournament will be produced by Matchroom Sport television and broadcast live on Sky Sports as well as other channels around the world.