‘The drinks are on me’ – Graveley landlord supports Stevenage bowls champion
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A Graveley pub landlord is showing his support for a regular punter who is competing in the 2015 World Indoor Bowls Finals today by saying ‘the drinks are on me’ if he wins.
Jason Kingsbury, landlord of the George and Dragon, is offering people a free drink if Tony Webb wins his match against the world number one today.
Tony, who is from Great Ashby in Stevenage, has been playing bowls for 34 years.
He plays with the Riverain club in Hitchin and runs his own printing business, Diamond Print, in Stevenage.
Jason said: “Tony has been coming here for ages and I think he will be as cool as a cucumber for his match.
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“If Tony wins I will give anyone who comes in a free drink, only for today, if they say ‘Tony, he the man’. “Obviously it is only one drink per person.”
The match, which had originally been scheduled for 2pm now starts at 10am and will be shown live from the Potters venue in Great Yarmouth.
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Tony, who is 50, saw off the world’s fifth-ranked player in his first round match on Sunday in what he described as a “comfortable” victory.
When asked if he was looking forward to today’s game, he said: “Of course I am, playing the world’s number one is not something that happens every day.”
Tony has been playing for the Riverain club for 12 years and is playing in the singles category.
Club spokeswoman Gill Walker said: “Tony has achieved great things in his bowling career, reaching many national events, but as he says it’s a dream come true, something he has always wanted to do, and knowing Tony he will give it his all.
“His club Riverain is very proud of him and we wish him every success.”