On a blustery grey Sunday 48 bowlers made their way to Calpe for the much anticipated and always over subscribed annual Calpe Open Triples Competition.
This small friendly bowls club with enviable location right on the seafront attracts bowlers from Javea Green, BBC, Bonalba and El Cid who relish the competitive bowling day which is always played in good spirits.
Two groups of 24 bowlers took it in turn to play as many ends as they could in one hour, between sessions players retired to the next door eaterie or those who took their own picnics were rewarded with sunshine whilst sitting on the beach wall overlooking the ocean.
With 5 points for a win and 1 point for all ends won, the end result could not have been closer as it all came down to the very last game of the day.
The winners with 41 points were David Gardner, Dee Hamilton and Velia Wood.
Second place with 39 points were Jan and Paul Brown and Greg Sperring (the only non javea member amongst the prize winners)
Third place also from Javea Green were Diane Manser, Neil Roake and Jack Wardrop