Tambourelli takes Bazil to Germany

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The current World Tambourelli men’s singles champion from Newton Stewart, Bazil Hughes, has just been to the German Tambourelli tournament in Dresden to try his hand against the best German players.

A total of 50 people of all ages came to the fourth German Open Tambourelli Championships held in a huge exhibition centre at a weekend display of children’s games and entertainment.

Tambourelli was played alongside games including huge chess sets, Connect 4, Ludo, Diablo, climbing frames and unicycle hockey.

Hughes won the men’s singles, the mixed doubles with his mother, Chloe Bruce, and men’s doubles with one of the earliest players of Tambourelli, Oliver Tringham.

Chloe also reached the women’s doubles final, but was defeated in a close match.

Next year, Scottish Tambourelli wishes to take a bigger group to enter the World Tambourelli Championship, which will be hosted by Dresden for the first time, and there are opportunities in the south-west to try out the game, which was developed in Newton Stewart and is being played around the world. Newton Stewart Club is running again from 2-4pm on Sundays at the Merrick Leisure Centre. The first hour is for primary-age children. Everyone welcome.