Anne-Marie Stevenson on the right and Helen Chambers

The draw for this year Línea Directa Champion of Champions event was made on Monday 26th March at San Luis with a few interesting first round matches.

In the Ladies Singles last years Champion Ann Marie Stevenson (Emerald Isle) will take on Brenda Jiggins (Country Bowls). Last years National Champion Jacqui Johnston (Quesada) will take on a past winner of Champion of Champions Suzi Cooper (San Luis), whilst another past Champion Mary Cummings (Finca Guila) plays her first round match against Jenny Bowman (La Siesta).

In the Mens Singles there are no returning Champions but some interesting matches to look forward to.  Squad member Derek Eldon (Javea Green) will play against Geoff Dowson (Bonalba), Gregg Sperring (Benitachell) will play against strong local Richard Lee (El Rancho), while Mal Hughes (San Luis) plays David Wilde (Calpe).

Ladies Pairs will see ex National Champions Mel Highland & Jacqui Johnston (Quesada) playing Linda Freeman & Brenda Jiggins (Country Bowls) in the first round.

The Mens Pairs sees past Champions Keith Jones & Russell Marks (San Luis) against Les Turner & Ray Emmett (Country Bowls). There are many strong pairings in this discipline & it should provide some interesting & exciting matches.

The Mixed Pairs, triples & rinks also have some exciting matches to look forward to. It will be interesting to see how the results pan out.

The competition gets underway on 16th April with matches being played at both Quesada & San Luis for the first 3 days, then from 19th matches will all be played at Quesada (subject to weather). The finals are due to be played on 22nd.

If you want to watch some great bowling come along to either venue & support your club Champions.