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Toreadors and Matadors End of Season Lunch

On Monday 12th March we held our end of season lunch at Maritaos Kitchen Gran Alacant. Unfortunately both the Matadors and Toreadors struggled this season, losing points for not fielding a full team. The Toreadors managed to finish fourth in the Friday League. A big thank you to all for your support. The lunch was well attended and everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon.

Monthly Dinner Dance

The dinner dance was held on March 13th at the Alonia Resturant, the entertainment by Tony Francis. Everyone enjoyed the meal and Tony Francis soon had most people up dancing.

Touring Team

On Friday 16th we entertained the Driffield touring team from Yorkshire. We had a very enjoyable morning, having five rinks which were played in an extremely friendly manner. Monte Mar had a good result overall but the scores really don’t matter on these sort of occasions as everyone involved had a excellent mornings bowling.

Finals Day

On Saturday 24th March we held our Ladies and Men’s Finals. Joan Harding v Jan Gatward and Graham Smythe v Keith Simpson. After two good matches played in not very good conditions Jan won the ladies and Graham won the men’s. Afterwards we enjoyed a buffet lunch in the Rincon followed by the presentation of the trophy’s to the winners.


Australian Pairs Jan Gatward and Ronnie Cairns.

4321 Jan Gatward, Mike Farrelly, Les Bounds and Bill Young.

Ladies v Men Diane Horsington and June Young. Ronnie Cairns and Mick Soars.

Fun Day Challenge Ron Jones

422 Sheila Roberts, Chris Harding, John Hunt and Joan Harding.

Ladies Invitation Jan Webster and Mick Soars.

Presidents Cup Terry Cottle.

Mixed Rinks Jan Soars,Harry Dobson, Lynne Armitage and Colin Armitage.

Two Wood Trips June Young,Val Hignett and Ronnie Cairns.

Mixed Trips Sheila Roberts, Alan Wilkinson and Graham Smyth.

Ladies Trips Lynne Armitage, Rita Towle and Pauline Woodfine.

Mens Trips Alan Ashberry, Harry Dobson and Colin Armitage.

Two Wood Pairs Lynne and Colin Armitage.

Drawn Pairs Sheila Roberts and Ronnie Cairns.

Mixed Pairs Pauline and Chris Merry.

Ladies Pairs Sue Bounds and Rita Towle

Mens Pairs Alan Ashberry and Dave Melville.

Ladies Singles Jan Gatward.

Mens Singles Graham Smyth.

Saturday 31st March saw the annual Captain v Chairman match at Monte Mar on a sunny but windy day, it was a very competitive mornings bowling played in good spirit. It finished with a good win for the chairman’s team.

Following the match we gathered a Lounge D for drinks and the presentation of the cup. Medals were presented to the team of Val Hignett, Cliff Norris and Harry Dobson as the team with the best shot difference.

This was followed by an excellent buffet provided by ladies of the club and LoungeD. As this was the last match for the Club Captain Ronnie Cairns the Chairman thanked him for all his work. He went on to thank Lou, Ged and their team for help making it a successful day.