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San Luis Bowls Club Report 27.04.18.

After last week’s wish for the Champion of Champions tournament; we did have reasonable weather (apart from the gusty winds again) for the weekend semi-finals and finals; but we certainly had excellent bowling.

The whole week of the tournament had been great; watching fellow bowlers fight their way to the finals. Suzi Cooper unfortunately lost her ladies singles semi final to Mary Dyer (SM) who went on to win the final. Mal Hughes had a real “game of two halves” turnaround battle in the men’s singles semi-final, to beat Jason Prokopowycz (Q). The final against Richard Lee (ER) was again so close but after a tight measure the title went to Richard.

Our rinks team of: Colin Jackson, Sabrina Marks, Keith Jones & Russell Marks, having defeated San Miguel in the semi-final went on to beat Benitachell in the final.Unfortunately later in the, windy, afternoon Keith Jones and Russell Marks lost their men’s pairs final to Brian Miller and Steve Cantley (SM). All the clubs should be really proud of their respective champions.

After all the excitement it was back to “business as usual” on Monday morning.

South Alicante Summer League: Monday 23rd April SL Wellingtons home v VB Greenways, had a reasonable result 8-6, 117shots-109. Winners: Kath Reid, Ann Holland, Ian Kenyon 35-4, Sheila Cammack, June & Keith Jones 25-20, Steve Simmons, Sabrina & Russell Marks 18-12.

SL Hercules away at La Siesta, were stung by the LS Hornets, points 4-10, shots 86-109. Winners: Roger Inwards, Mary Fromson, Roy Cordell 18-17, Sally Cordell, Mags Haines, Les Bedford 17-13.

Information: www.sanluisbowls.byethost7.com  or contact June Jones, Club Captain: 691 903 773.

Sheila Cammack

Horadada Bowls Club by Irene Graham

Only one match to report on this week and that was another great win in the SABA league, this time away at Greenlands against their Gladiators.

We had a warm welcome from Chris and his team, and although there was cut and thrust between the two teams, the level of friendliness and sportsmanship did not diminish.  In the early stages of the match, Greenlands were ahead on most of the rinks, but once we came to terms with the green we eased ourselves back into the match, and eventually won on four of the six rinks. 

We also managed to win the overall shot score by 105 to 91, thus giving us an overall win by 10 points to 4.  This means that we have won our first two matches in the higher division, and are currently in second place in the league, however, there is a long way to go!!

The winning trips were:   Jeff Hier, Fred Trigwell and Barry Evans 17 – 15

David Miles, Linda Hier and Terry Hucknall 20 – 11;

Yvonne Hurlock, Les Davies and Brian Eatough 26 – 9;

Irene Graham, Jack Linehan and John Hurlock 19 – 14.

Well done to all our players.  2 out of 2 is a great result.  Let’s keep the winning streak going.

Also this week, Greenlands Bowls Club held a 3 day open event in which we had 1 mixed trips entry of Irene Graham, Linda Hier and Jeff Hier.  This event took the format of a round robin. Each team playing 3 matches each of 8 ends.  2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.  Horadada just managed to pick up 2 points on day 1.  Due to prolonged rain, the afternoon matches on day 2 were cancelled. 

Day 3, I’m afraid, did not turn out much better for our trips.  We only managed 1 win out of 3.  However, at least we got to use our waterproofs.  Over the 3 days we gained only 4 points.  Again the friendliness and sportsmanship was felt throughout the tournament.  Thanks goes to Greenlands for hosting the event.

The social side of our club had organised a crazy golf day on the Wednesday but unfortunately the rain put the damper on that!  The members who went along for the day thoroughly enjoyed the lunch in Galindo restaurant at La Pueblos with plenty of wine and beer to wash it down.  The crazy golf will be rescheduled for another date.

Horadada offers a warm welcome to new or experienced bowlers, and provides the necessary equipment.  Our roll-up days for this friendly club are Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings.  Please contact Fred Trigwell on 659 139 129 for more information.

Greenlands Bowls Club

With the C of C running for the last week there were no matches to report, on Saturday the Roll-up attracted plenty of new and established and bowlers. For the new members it was a chance to meet and make new friends and everyone enjoyed the mornings bowling and banter. Thanks again to Rudy and Jim for organising the roll-up.

In the summer league the Gladiators were at home to Horadada Hawks, but after some close finishes we were unable to clip their wings so the final score was………Total shots for – 91.  Shots against – 105.  Points for – 4 points against – 10.  Winning rinks ……….Dave Field, Rudy Wattley, Skip John Obrien. – 21 shots to 11.  and  Zoe Wilcock, Terry Powel, Skip Dave Webb. – 21 shots to 12.

The Greenlands Open Mixed Trips competition ran into some very wet weather on the 2nd day which resulted in re-arrangement of the matches in order to complete the final on the allotted day. After some very entertaining bowling the Spoils went to Fred Wiltshire’s team, so well done to them and commiserations to their opponents Drew Gerrard’s  team. Let’s hope we have better luck with the weather next year.

Emerald Isle Bowls Club by Elwyn Morris

The C of C took place and Emerald Isle where well represented in all events, we were unlucky in some of the events but  we did have a Semi Finalist, in A M Stevenson in the Ladies singles, but to all that took part well done  the club are proud of you all

Monday the Victors played at home against  Quesada Blenheims and they had a fine 12-2 win  aggregate 106-83,winners were M Riley J Pooley J Mulloy 23-14, P Heaney M Odell C Lindgren 19-8, C Parsons M Whitelock M Stacey  18-12, D Jones C Warner J Rimmer 19-16, S Johnson M Veale G Odell 15-13.

The Vulcans travelled to play San Miguel Moors and they slipped to a 2-12 aggregate 73-122 defeat winners were L Burns J Loughran A Burns 20-9


El Rancho Bowls Club.

The Buckskins on Monday played El Rancho’s only match this week, playing host to Monte Mar Torro on a morning that started with only a slight breeze, which soon became the forecast strong and gusting wind, which caused more than a little consternation. The match provided some close run rinks, but in the end the Buckskins came through with 4 rinks to Torro’s 2 and also the overall shots.

Dolly ford, Pam Harris and Brian Harris 24-12. Lesley Day, Marion Haynes and Dave Haynes 16-23. John Richards, Bob Day and Malc Elmore 11-14. David Wright, Graham Day and Keith Longshaw 25-16. Brian Yates, Tony Abbott and Jim Taylor 21-9. Janet Wright, Ann Abbott and Malc Sykes 16-14.

For membership details contact Brian Taylor on 965077093 or  at briantaylor_es@yahoo.co.uk or Carolyn Harris on 966774316 or at elranchobowls.secretary@gmail.com.