Costa Blanca South Bowls Roundup|||
Costa Blanca South Bowls Roundup|||

COUNTRY BOWLS CLUB with Jo Richardson

Country Bowls welcomed Greenlands club on Wednesday this week in the VCL.

Spirits were high with Country Bowls fielding a good few new players in their first game in this league.

Brenda Jiggins and Peter Dix both claimed victory in the ladies and gents singles, while the rinks, trips and pairs went down to a strong Greenlands contingent. Scores were 4 – 8 to Greenlands.

Country Bowls have launched their summer programme and are welcoming over 50 people on Friday nights, many of whom are new to bowling, which is an excellent result for the sport as a whole.

For more information on Country Bowls please ring 966191552, email us or visit the website

El Rancho Bowls Club.

This week’s only league match was the Harrier league fixture for the Buckskins at Montemar against their Torro. Alas on the day the Buckskins had a tough match and came away with just the one rink, but sometimes the opposition is just a little too strong for you, such is life! As long as the company is good, you have a good time.

Dolly Ford, Pam Harris and Brian Harris 12-21. Lesley Day, Marion Haynes and Dave Haynes 7-28. Ann Abbott, Bob Day and Richard Lee 13-10. David Wright, Graham Day and Keith Longshaw 7-23. Tony Abbott, Ann Taylor and Jim Taylor 12-20. Janet Wright, Peter Blackburn and Stew Hamill 9-19.

For membership details contact Brian Taylor on 965077093 or  at or Carolyn Harris on 966774316 or at

Greenland Bowls Club by Dave Webb

In the Hurricane League the Gladiators were away to Horadada Hawks, The game was played in a competitive but friendly manner and everyone enjoyed the game if not the result. Final scores were …….Total shots for – 111.  shots against – 90.  Points for – 11.  points against – 3. Winning rinks were — Dave Field, Phil Lockley, skip Dave Webb.  – 22 shots to 14.  Jim Mclean, Val Duchart, skip John Obrien,  — 19 shots to 9.  Heather Meston, Mary Lockley, skip Barry Collins. – 23 shots to 11. John Oleary, Dave Thompson, Dave Giddings. – 14 shots to 12.

Must mention the rink of Tony Hodges, Jean Giddings and Janet Bliss who pulled back an amazing 7 shots in the last end to make it a Draw. In the VCL the Jasmines were away to Country Bowls. Final scores were – Total shots For – 100.  total shots against – 77. Points For – 8. Points against – 4. Winning rinks were — Jean Giddings Dave Webb Pairs. – 25shots to 12.  Jim Mclean, Ronnie Stansfield, Tony Hodges, Trips, – 19 shots to 12.  Jean Thompson, Dave Dudding, Dave Giddings, Barry Collins. Rinks – 29 shots to 11.Mel Brown came a very close second in the mens singles losing 20 to 21.

Greenlands Bowls Club is now under New Management so we are looking for New Sponsers to advertise their company name in what will be the best sports and Leisure complex on the Costa Blanca. a new Restaurant among other things are included in the refurbishment of the site.

For more information on how to apply for membership please go to our web site………

Horadada Bowls Club by Irene Graham

On Monday we were at home to Greenlands Gladiators and with more than a dozen regular team members not available for this match, we knew it would be hard to take on  Greenlands Gladiators, and so it proved to be the case as they were too good for us on the day, and ran out worthy winners.

Having said that, we can only heap praise on their replacements for their excellent efforts, which at one stage during the match looked like we could achieve an improbable win.

Special praise goes to Tracy Paffett and Ken Barber, both new to the club and who, at short notice, made their league debuts so that we would not have to concede points. A couple of others defied injuries that should have prevented them playing to give us the eighteen players required.

The match was extremely competitive in spite of the eventual 11 points to 3 defeat, with several matches see-sawing back and forth. As an example, the last match to finish looked all over after 16 ends, with Horadada ahead by ten shots, but back came Greenlands with a three and a seven to snatch a draw at the death!

Congratulations to our winning trips, John Goddard, Alan Miller and Roy Thompson 23 -12, and to our ‘nearly winners’, Irene Graham, Ron Odell and John Bailey 21 – 21.

Greenlands won by 4 rinks to 1, with one drawn and by 111 shots to 92, so well done to Dave and his team.

The next match was Wednesday in the VCL league and this time we were away to San Miguel.  The result was much of the same with San Miguel winning 3 rinks and the overall shots gaining 8 points to Horadadas 4.  Again thanks to Tracey Parffett and Ken Barber for standing in in our hour of need.

Our winning disciplines were:

Ladies Singles – Margaret Odell 21 – 15.  A bit of toing and froing throughout the match but Margaret managed to pull ahead in the last ends.  Well done.

Pairs – Roy Thomson and Barry Evans.  16 – 15.  A very close match indeed and a few finger nails less, our Guys managed to win by that all important 1 shot.  Well played.

The shots were 78 for and 93 against.

After this week’s results we have dropped to 3rd place in the Hurricane Division with 51 points behind La Marina Pilots who also have 51 points and we play them away next!  The VCL League the results are not in for this week at time of writing but it looks as though we might be struggling to hold 3rd place.  All to play for next week team.  Keep em bowls a rollin’!

The 12 members of Horadada BC who were playing in the El Cid Aussie Pairs Tournament did the club proud with the standard of play and results achieved.  A huge deserved well done to Jack and Carol Linehan for reaching the semi finals.

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.

Monte Mar Bowls and Social Club

Sponsored by The Belfry, The Pub, Bowling Abroad, Avalon, Lounge D and Rogers

Monday 11th June – Monte Mar Torros v El Rancho Buckskins

We had a stressful hour before the start of the match, as we had to find three replacements bowlers as a result of three different mishaps to team members. When we got underway on a lovely sunny morning we had a great mornings bowling. While the Torros had an important win to keep them top of the league, the Buckskins played there part in an excellent match. The Torros won on five rinks, so well done to everyone for a great performance.

Shots Torros 121 – 60 Buckskins, Points Torros 12 – 2 Buckskins

Wednesday 13th June – Monte Mar Lords v La Marina

On a lovely sunny morning the Lords had a good result against La Marina, winning on three rinks. Well done to Sheila Roberts (singles) Pauline and Barrie Woodfine, Tanya Oliver, Howie Williams, Joe Ridley and skip Diane Ridley.

Shots Lords 88 – 79 La Marina, Points Lords 8 – 4 La Marina

For further information about Monte Mar Bowls and Social Club check out our website or email us at We are also on Facebook.

Quesada Bowling Club Report

By Dee Stephenson

Tigers VCL stormed to an excellent 10-2 victory over San Luis, putting them within touching distance of the championship of division 3. Sandra Heath (ladies singles), Terry Morgan (mens singles), Mel Highland & Alan Barton (pairs), plus Carol Lowry, Steve Hibberd & Keith Lowry (trips), were the victorious disciplines. An excellent win for the Tigers 10-2 points and 99-85 shots. 

Quesada Lancasters played away at San Miguel this week. After a hard match there were two winning rinks – Alan Barton, Steve Hibberd, Derek Toozer and Maggie Gray, Peter Farrell, Peter Bradbury – securing The Lancasters 4 points.

The Lions are in second position in Division 1 of the VCL chasing hard to catch the leaders. Playing away to Vistabella Vikings, high winds had quite an effect on the bowling. But well done to Chris Brazier, Pearl Houghton & Graham Phillips (Triples) for maintaining their winning record and contributing to the Lions gaining overall shots.  The rinks secured a draw, and great effort from the pairs who although well down, came back strongly and were just defeated by the home team. George Carnell played an outstanding game in the mens singles but was beaten on the last end. Carol Broomfield also played a strong game but was unable to overcome the Vikings Ladies singles champion. Thanks to our reserves – this week Del Toozer and Veronica Sale – who were there to support and encourage their team mates.

VCL Cheetahs played another evening match on Wednesday this week hosting Emerald Isle in an interesting and really enjoyable game. Quesada pairs and trips did the honours winning on their rinks but Emerald Isle won overall with 3 rinks and overall shots so the points were 8-4 to Emerald Isle.

This match was swiftly followed on Thursday morning when The Cheetahs and San Miguel Marshals played the re-arranged game after last weeks torrential rain. Winners for the Cheetahs were John Stephenson (singles) Liz Richardson, Stella Jakeman and skip Brian Elliot (Trips) and a draw for the rinks team led by Joe Brinton. The Cheetahs just had the edge winning the shots so ended a great mornings Bowls with a score of 7-5.    

San Luis Bowls Club Report 15.06.18. Sheila Cammack

Some mixed results this week; just a few matches left in the summer leagues and we’re all fighting for points. South Alicante Summer League: Monday 11th June SL Wellingtons away v Vistabella Greenways, had a very tough morning just hanging on to the overall shots 97-96, points 6-8. Winners: Pam Lockett, June & Keith Jones 15-13, Margaret Morrison, Sab & Russell Marks 28-6. Unfortunately this drops Wellingtons to 2nd in the league with 63 points, with Quesada Blenheims on 65.

SL Hercules had a great result home v La Siesta Hornets, 14-0, shots 130-86. Winners: Mario Cavillo, Ken Dullaway, Les Bedford 20-17, Kath Waywell, Tom Fromson, Bob Bromley 22-17, Chris Jackson, Bill Webb, Brenda Brown 30-12, Mags Haines, Ralph Jones, Roy Cordell 22-12, Audrey Ford, Terry Baylis, Charlie Marigold 19-12, Ros Holmes, Dennis Jackson, Barry Edwards 17-16. Hercules have moved up to 2nd on 47 points behind Monte Mar Torro on 55, well done to all.     

Wednesday 13th June VCL: SL Falcons home v Vistabella Saxons, had a good result, Ann just missed out on the ladies singles 20-21; points 8-4, shots 104-77. Winners: Pairs – Scott Malden, Russ Marks 18-13, Triples – June Jones, Sab Marks, Keith Jones 30-10,  Rinks – Steve Simmons, Jo Pering, Neil Morrison, Jules Pering 25-12. This keeps them in 1st place on 73 points, ahead of Quesada Lions on 59.

SL Hawks away v top of the league Quesada Tigers had a tough morning; 2-10, shots 85-99. There were some really close battles; Bill Webb, ahead for most of the match, just lost the men’s singles 20-21. Fortunately our rinks had a great win, well done: Kath Waywell, Ken Dullaway, Ian Ross, Brenda Brown 21- 13. The Hawks are currently 3rd on 67 points, unfortunately losing ground to Emerald Isle Earls on 74; Quesada Tigers on 93 points.        Our internal Summer, Aussie pairs “Kangaroo League” is keeping us busy on Thursday evenings.

Current positions after 3rd game: 1st Platypus (capt. Keith J) 6 pts + 19 shots, 2nd Wallaroo (capt. Russ M) 5 pts +12 shots, 3rd Kangaroo (capt. Scott M) 4 pts + 10 shots, 4th Kowari (capt.Roy C) 4 pts + 9 shots, 5th Possum (capt. Sab M) 4 pts + 6 shots.

The rest of the results are on the website:

For further club information contact June Jones, Club Captain: 691903773.