Costa Blanca South Bowls Roundup 24 Nov 18

El Rancho Bowls Club

Having had all Monday’s league matches postponed, we played the first of the on thursday, that being the Pintos at home to Greenlands Sycamores. The Pintos found the line and length a little quicker than the Sycamores, as you would expect and took the 5 rinks and hence the overall shots.

Ann C Taylor, Diane Yates and David Whitworth 21-11. June Whitworth, Sheila Cooper and Carolyn Harris 20-16. Malc Sykes, Denise Morgan and Jim Gracie 30-10. Irene Thomson, Bob Morgan and Eddie Thomson 32-9. Brian Harris, Keith Cunningham and Bob Taylor 21-12.

Friday morning found the Mustangs at San Miguel against the Bulldogs, who proved to be strong opponents, particularly at San Miguel. Although we came away with just the one point we played well, as well as the drawn rink we lost two by just one and two shots.

Meanwhile the Rangers were at home to Emerald Isle Roundheads and took 2 rinks, lost one by just 2 shots and won the overall shots, a worthy result.

In the Afternoon the Broncos played host to San Miguel Boxers and played very well to win 2 rinks and draw two others, also taking the overall shots by an appreciable margin. Graham Day, Sheila Cox and Mike Cox 39-12. Steve Ziepe, Pam Harris and Brian Harris 14-14. Peter Blackburn, Suzette Ziepe and Rob Clark 12-18. Barbara Jones, Jan Bright and Geoff Jones 24-12. Ann C Taylor, Denise Morgan and Bob Easthope 15-15.

For further membership information contact Sheila Cox at or Brian Taylor on 9654077093 or at

Emerald Isle Bowls Club by ELWYN MORRIS

The bowling week in Sunny Spain was delayed this week and we started on Wed with Winter League game at La Siesta. The outcome was a fine 10-2 aggregate 114-60 win for the Isle, winners were: P Rhodes D Leeming A M Stevenson J Smyth 30-13, S Kavanagh T Dix P Dix B Kavanagh 27-8, R Clive J Mulloy P Coffey I Brewster 24-7, D Jones M Veale M Breen D Gerrard  23-14

Friday brought La Siesta Blues to the Isle and the home team had a great 12-0 aggregate 100-61win, winners were: P Rhodes C Smyth A M Stevenson 21-13, D Jones M Veale J Smyth 18-11    D Rhodes K Jolliffe D Gerrard 22-14, G Shoots P Coffey B Kavanagh 19-13  ,B Taylor,M Odell G Odell 20-10

The Claymores played Vistabella Picadores and had a fine 10-2 aggregate 78-72 win winners were D Horne S Wickens D Donovan 22-17, B Doran C Thomas M Thomas 15-9, J Westall M Whitelock P Heaney 16-12, E Morris C Parsons A Malcolm 14-13

Rounheads travelled to El Rancho Rangers and came away with a good 6-6 aggregate 94-102 draw, winners were: A Gower R Andrews T Upham 30-16, J Elliott R Fooks E Brookes 20-12, K John P Creswell G Smith 19-17

Horadada Bowls Club by Irene Graham

Friday 16th in the Southern League we were at home to La Manga.  The weather was kind to us and the forecasted rain stayed away for the duration of the match.  Looking across the rinks and seeing the home team build up their shots was impressive. 

This was the Royals at their very best.  We won on all 5 rinks and gained the overall shots.  Only one rink was a close match.  Our winning rinks were: John Goddard, Mick Kirby and Barry Evans 16 -14, Tracey Paffett, Wayne Jackson and Terry Hucknall 24 – 9, Carol Linehan, David Allan and Sheila Westwood 27 – 6, Irene Graham, Alan Miller and Bryan Eatough 27 – 7, Ken Barber, Les Davies and David Bracken 36 – 6

Very well played to each and every one of the team and a special well done to our new players Sheila Westwood and David Bracken.  We needed those well-earned points and it has placed us in 5th position just 2 points behind Monte Mar Matadors.

Monday the 19th our home match against Monte Mar Torreadors was cancelled due to bad weather. This match has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 27 November.

On Friday 23rd we were away to La Siesta Golds but unfortunately we were unable to keep up our great result of the previous week.  Two of the rinks were quite close in shots and one of the rinks didn’t actually tell the true story of the match.  Horadada played well but La Siesta was better with any of the’ luck’ going to them.  We won on two rinks and lost on three giving us 4 points to La Siesta’s 8.  The overall shots went to La Siesta.  70 for and 98 against.  Our winning rinks were:

Carol Linehan, David Allen and Sheila Westwood 21 – 9, Tracey Paffett, Wayne Jackson and Terry Hucknall 19 – 15

The weather was kind to us and the rain of earlier stayed away.  A good, friendly atmosphere was enjoyed by all.

Come on Team Horadada, keep ‘em bowls a rollin’!

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.

La Marina Report by Barry Latham

This is a good ending for last week as this week hasn’t started yet because of all the rain and floods. Southern League Div A the Ospreys at home against La Siesta Blues and we had a good win by eight to four. Pete Parsons, Wendy Latham and the Anne Stone won 20 – 11 while Alex Whyte, Jim Reeves and Kathy Manning comfortably beat the opposition 27 – 16.  Not to be outdone Shirley Hadaway, Phil Pape and Margaret McLaughlin won by four shots.  In Southern League Div C the Merlins chopped down the Greenland Elms by 8 points which pushes the Merlins up into fourth place.  John Rae with that Dave McGaw and the ever ready Reg Jackson secured a 30 – 14 win. 

Top rink. John Morgan, Mike Lowe and Dave Taylor came away with a 26 -14 win and Barry Sadler, Paul Tregoing and Alan Wilcock also won with a score of 19 – 16..  The one and only Dave O’Sullivan coasted to a 18 – 8 win with help from Garth Slater and Desna Lowe.  Rain stopped play on Monday in most places, floods or leaks everywhere. 

I was at hospital in the canteen where they were using saucers to catch the water dripping through the roof.  For the Winter League we travelled up to Benitachell and got thumped 10 – 2 but it wasn’t for the want of trying.  It could have been easily 10 – 6 to them but for my pet moan and groan……the last three ends. 

Our only winning rink was the Old Man’s rink of Terry Perchard, Jean Perchard, Barbara Forshaw and Mo Kidd.  I sat and watched the game and was well entertained by Marilyn and Lorita.  I shall be able to knit and sew at the next game. We often say that the best part of Winter League is the meal and camaraderie afterwards and it certainly was.  Friday in the Southern League the Merlins were at home to the Vistabella Swingers and it turned out a good result for the home team 9 – 3. 

Mr Withers took his rink to a 24 – 12 win so well done to Arthur Cronk and Marilyn Fryatt.  John Rae is keeping up his great form  with his other two of Dave McGaw and Reg Jackson winning 22 – 15.  Still unbeaten.  Dave Hadaway, Paul Tregoing and Trevor Hancock also won with a 19 – 12 score.

La Siesta Bowls Club By Rod Edgerton

A washout on Monday in the Voyager Division and Enterprise Divisions due to overnight storms will give all club representatives the difficulty in rearranging matches in the days to come.

Our Winter League team entertained Emerald Isle and liitle change from results recently with the only winning rink coming from Doug and Fay Beattie with Bill and Sue Jordan winning 18 shots to 10.The overall shots for the match went to Emerald Isle114 shots to 60.

In the Southern League  A Division the Blues travelled to Emerald Isle Cavaliers

The Golds in Division 5 entertained Horadada and won by 98 shots to 70 picking up 8 points. The winning rinks for the Golds came from Fay Beattie, Norman Adcroft and Val Dalton winning 30 shots to 12 whilst wins also were provided by Gordon Dall,Tony Campbell and Rab Logan winning 27 shots to 6 and Barbara Cooper, Irene and Dave Laverick won 17 shots to 12.

The Silvers in the C Division were visited by Greenlands Cedars in an excellent match won by the visitors by 91 shots to 77. The  two winning rinks for the Silvers came from Dot Kocsis with Rod Edgerton and Alan Ralph winning 22 shots to 14 whilst Kathleen and Noel Morrisoe with Shiela Millward winning 19 shots to 14.

Monte Mar Bowls and Social Club

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


Friday November 16th

Monte Mar Toreadors v Country Bowls Geckos

A good days bowling by the Monte Mar Toreadors, winning on all five rinks and shots. The Gecko’s played on all rinks in the true spirit of the game of bowls and a friendly drink and chat was enjoyed at the end of the match. Well done the Toreadors !!!

Shots Toreadors 122 – 64 Geckos

Points Toreadors 12 – 0 Geckos


Monte Mar Matadors v Mazarron Miners

After the long journey to Mazarron the Matadors won on two rinks well done to Mike Farrelly, Wendy Oxley, skip Don Cleeter, Pauline Merry, June Young skip Chris Merry.

Shots Matadors 90 – 107 Miners

Points Matadors 4 – 8 Miners


Monday November 19th

Monte Mar Matadors v San Miguel Beagles

The only match played on the Costa Blanca!!! At home to the Beagles the Matadors only managed to draw on one rink well done to Tanya Oliver, Bill Judd skip Ronnie Cairns.

Shots Matadors 54 – 111 Beagles

Points Matadors 1 – 11 Beagles


Monte Mar v Javea Green

Wednesday November 21st

Monte Mar entertained Javea Green in the Winter League this week and put up a good performance against a team who is top of the league.  With Monte Mar winning on three rinks but losing overall shots. Winning rinks Jan Soars, June Young, Phil Goble skip Dave Melville, Gina Hindle, Pauline Woodfine, Danny King skip Barrie Woodfine, Pauline Merry, Sheila Roberts, Ronnie Cairns skip Chris Merry.

Shots Monte Mar 77 – 100 Javea Green

Points Monte Mar 6 – 6 Javea Green

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

Quesada Bowls Club Report by Dee Stephenson

The rain in Spain certainly fell on the bowling greens in torrents on Monday and stopped play! All of QBC’s matches in the South Alicante League were cancelled and have been rescheduled to a later date.

Meanwhile the Winter league players had a bye. They currently have 58 points – only 8 points behind the leaders with a game in hand, so everything to play for next week.

In the Southern League the Swifts enjoyed a competitive match against MonteMar Toreadors. Another fine 8-4 victory for them this week with 97-71 shots, which maintains their position near the top of the League Division B.

And in the same division, Quesada Swans were away to San Luis Leopards and also secured an 8-4 win, with shots 95 to 81.

Short and sweet report this week, but plenty to play for and report next week, as players catch up with rescheduled matches.

Just a reminder that our popular Saturday morning chicken drive is open to visitors. Green fees are only 6 euros if you have your own shoes and bowls and 7 euros if you need to hire them. Anyone interested in taking part, please report to The Club, Quesada for a 9.30am start.

For more information about our club, please contact our membership secretary Angie Goddard New bowlers are always welcome and introductory coaching is available

San Luis Bowls Club Sheila Cammack

The thunder storms finally caught up with us and washed out Monday bowling; matches to be replayed 24th & 25th November.

Wednesday 21st Winter League: San Luis home v Bonalba, we had a good result: 8 pts-4, shots 88-66. Winners: Jan Pocock, Keith Phillips, Dave Blackie, Scott Malden 23-15, Kath Reid, Ray Pollock, Neil Morrison, Ian Kenyon 18-13, Shirley Verity, Ray Clarke, Sabrina & Russ Marks 25-5.

The Berleen team also had a good win: William Holtham, Sheila Cammack, Barry Edwards, Les Bedford 20-11.

Southern League: Friday 23rd SL Lions, away v La Marina Ospreys, had a good result after a very hard fought afternoon; points 9-3, shots 90-80. Winners: Colin Jackson, June & Keith Jones 23-18, Kath Reid, Pam Lockett, Ian Kenyon 13-13, Margaret Morrison, Giuseppe Galelli, Neil Morrison 21-9, William Holtham, Keith Phillips, Ray Clarke 19-18.

SL Tigers, home v Greenlands Oaks, had an excellent result; 10 pts-2, shots 118-77. Winners: Allen Bowen, Barry Roseveare, Suzi Cooper 27-12, Judy Carroll, David Blackie, Les Bedford 25-14, Helen Hammond, Bill Webb, Scott Malden 28-18, Kevin McKenna, Marina Beardsall, Barry Edwards 21-12.

SL Leopards home v Quesada Swans, had a close battle, just missing out on another 2 wins by a few shots, finishing; 4 pts-8, 81 shots-95. Winners: Dennis Jackson, Margaret Clarke, Malcolm Ayton 18-15, Chris Jackson, Sue Ross, Drew Russell 22-17.

SL Pumas away, v Vistabella Conquistadors had a tough match 4 pts-8, shots 68-91. Winners: Chris Phillips, Terry Baylis, Geoff Francis 17-16, Sharon Mitchell, Mary Fromson, Mario Cavilla 17-9.

SLBC information, club website: or contact June Jones, Club Captain: 691903773.

San Miguel Bowls Club – By Gail Willshire

A shorter report this week as only one match was played on 19th across the whole of the South Alicante league – Beagles away to Monte Mar Matadors. With just a few drops of rain in Gran Alicant, the Beagles excelled to win 11 points to 1, 111 shots to 54.  While all teams did well, the best rink, with an impressive score of 33:4, once again belonged to Margaret Patterson, John Raby & Stuart Denholm.

The Winter League team played 2 games this week. The usual Wednesday game saw them go up north to El Cid. They came away with a just 4 points, 77 shots to 87 but the result does not tell the entire story with two rinks losing thanks to the opposition’s last bowls.

The 2 winning teams were Ian Robertson, Brian Allen, Val Hignett & Lin Miller, 18:14, and Allan Patterson, Bob Graham, Johnny Raby & Carol Broomfield, 19:15. The team then played again on Thursday afternoon, home to Quesada.

The squad certainly seemed to enjoy this, as the result was a great win, 10:2, with the losing team missing out by just 1 shot. The best rink this time belonged to Noel Davis, David Johnson, Gail Willshire & Fred Willshire, 26:11.

On Friday, the Bulldogs greeted the El Rancho Mustangs and gave them a bit of a mauling, 11:1 and 109 shots to 76. The top trio was Meg Brownlee, Reg Cooper & Lynn Greenland who had a great win 26:9. The Boxers, unfortunately couldn’t match this result, away at El Rancho, facing the Broncos.

With a win from Margaret Mackney, Frank Scotthern & Jack Jackson, 18:12, and two draws, the team came away with 4 points, 71 shots to 104.

A reminder that the Wasps sessions take place Wednesdays 1:30 for 2:00 – €5 for an afternoon’s bowling with shoes and woods available to borrow. Due to the popularity of the Wasps, first time bowlers are now asked to attend an initial coaching session on Tuesday afternoons, starting at 1:45.

For further information on San Miguel Bowls Club please contact the President Stuart Hemmings on 965720461, or the Secretary Gail Willshire on 965020492.

Vistabella Bowls Report With Lynne Bishop.

Results from Friday 16th Nov SOUTHERN LEAGUE Div A. The Lanzadores 10 – 2 Emerald Isle Claymores. The Picadors 8 – 4 San Luis Tigers.

In Div C the Swingers 12 – 0 El Rancho Rangers and the Conquistadores  2- 10 Greenland Cedars.

Monday 19th Nov. The  SOUTH ALICANTE LEAGUES were all cancelled and rearranged due to bad weather.

WINTER LEAGUE. Vistabella away to Greenlands and a wonderful result. Four winning rinks and one that lost by just two shots. VB 120 (10) – 56 (2) G. A superb win.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE A Div 23th Nov. An outstanding win for the Lanzadores at home against Quesada Swallows. Four winning rinks and a great shot difference. Our only losing team lost by one after a very hard fought game. The team of Geraldine Fisher, Tony French & Gordon Fisher had a big score of 43-4! VB 134 (10) – 50(2) Q.

The Picadors were away to the Emerald Isle Claymores, they had a really tight game but only finished with one win…unlucky. VB 72(2) – 78(10) EI.

Div C Swingers up at La Marina playing the Merlins had one win and a drawn game. VB 75(3) – 99(8) LM. Welcome back onto the green Mike Irwin, we hope the knee held up!

The Conquistadores at home to San Luis Pumas picked up a good result with three winning rinks and the overall shots. Well done this week. VB 91(8) – 68(4) SL.