Emerald Isle Bowls Club - Elwyn Morris
Emerald Isle Bowls Club - Elwyn Morris

Vistabella Bowls Report With Lynne Bishop

Happy new year everyone, let’s hope 2019 will be a good one on and off the green. After much indulgence and merriment we find ourselves back playing the game we all enjoy…good luck to you all.

SAL Enterprise Division Albatrosses were away to Quesada Pearls doing a grand job by winning on three rinks to share the points equally. Shots VB 78(6) – 116(6) Q.

The Drivers were also away at Quesada, they played the Diamonds and picked up just two points, unfortunately they were unable to field a full side and were penalised for that. Shots, VB 47(2) – 100(10) Q.

Discovery Division. The Eagles were at home to top of the division El Rancho Pintos, they had a great result, three winning rinks plus the overall shots…well done Eagles. Shots. VB 75(8) – 73(4) ER.

Voyager Div. The Buggies at home to El Rancho Pioneers carried on with their winning streak with four wins and a hatful of shots. Shots, VB 128(10) – 46(2) ER.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE. The start of the second half of the season saw a couple of home derby’s, the first was between the two Division A sides the Picadors v the Lanzadores, there was some close games as you would expect on the home turf but Lanzadores took the majority of points with four winning rinks.

Shots, Picadors 65(2) – 92(10) Lanzadores. Thank you to Ged Rees (new bowler) for dropping in at short notice.

Division C. The Swingers v Conquistadores. The Swingers won on three rinks to the Conquistadores two with the long game also in the Swingers favour. Nobody enjoys playing against there own club mates but it’s all played in a good spirit. Shots, Swingers 119(8) – 64(4) Conquistadores.

WINTER LEAGUE had a bye this week but still stay number one in the league, we resume play next week at San Miguel…good luck!


The first full week of league matches 2019 has found many of us who live here all year round, reaching for extra warm layers, gloves, hats and hand-warmers; hopefully just a cold snap and so far no snow!

SA League Monday 7th Klingons away v MM Matadors; definitely a game of 2 halves with an excellent result, 114-66, points 12-0. Winners: Colin Jackson, June & Keith Jones, 27-6, Ann Holland, Sheila Cammack, Ray Pollock 24-17, Giuseppe Galelli, Janet & Peter McEneany 20-17, Margaret & Neil Morrison, Ian Kenyon 20-12, William Holtham, Sabrina & Russell Marks 23-14.

Trekkers home v LM Explorers, had a good result; close shots 89-83, 8pts-4. Winners: Allen Bowen, Suzi Cooper, Scott Malden 20-17, Irene Everett, Peter Fuller, Les Bedford 20-12, Judy Carroll, Bill Webb, Derrick Cooper 21-9. Vulcans away v EI Saturns, 75 shots-82, 4pts-8. Dennis Jackson, Margaret Clarke, Ken Dullaway 17-14, Chris Jackson, Sue Ross, Drew Russell 18-16. Romulans, home v CB Flamingoes, a hard day at the office; shots 45-125, 0pts-12.

Wednesday 9th Winter League: away v Quesada, some close matches which could have gone either way but the second half of the season is ahead with all to play for: 2pts-10, 75 shots-93. Winners: Ros Holmes, Jo Pering, Ray Pollock, Julian Pering 17-15.

FED 4’s League: Thursday 10th SL Ospreys v SL Condors, a hard fought match, Osprey Winners 6-2, 64 shots-44: Shirley Verity, Janet McEneany, Giuseppe Galelli, Peter McEneany 18-16, Pam Lockett, June Jones, Ray Clarke, Keith Jones 31-7. Condors Winners: Judy Carroll, Bob Bromley, Bill Webb, Drew Russell 21-15.

Southern League: Friday 11th SL Lions v SL Tigers, a close battle, Lions won 7pts-5, shots 80-79. Winners: Kath Reid, Pam Lockett, Ian Kenyon 17-17, William Holtham, Ray Clarke, Giuseppe Galelli 22-12, Margaret Morrison, Keith Phillips, Neil Morrison 21-12. Tigers, Winners: Shirley Verity, Jo & Jules Pering 17-8, Kevin McKenna, Marina Beardsall, Barry Edwards 21-12.

Leopards home v Mazarron Miners, 2pts-10, 65 shots-84. Leopards awarded 2pts & 10 shots; because Mazarron were a team short. Pumas, away v ER Rangers a great result 9-3, 113 shots-67. Winners: Pat Baylis, Chris Lythe, Ralph Jones 24-13, Chris Phillips, Terry Baylis, Geoff Francis 19-19, Val & Allan Lever, Harry Epsom 22-11, Robert Hicks, Bob Bruce, Lyndon Johnson 37-6.

For more information, SLBC website: www.sanluisbowls.byethost7.com or contact June Jones, Club Captain: 691903773.

Sheila Cammack

COUNTRY BOWLS  with Geoff Paylor and Jo Richardson

The Flamingos travelled to San Luis hoping to find the Romulans ‘cloaking device’ had failed.

Trekkies out there will know what I mean.

As it was, the Romulans were lost in space and the Flamingos executed the necessary ‘ coup de grace’ winning on all 5 rinks. What a great result and congratulations all round.

Pat Emmett, Graham Richardson & Jim Rennie 23 – 13, Sylvia Rennie, Ray Emmett & Phil Warrington 29 – 8, Carole Donnellan, Lynne Bryce & Dennis Birkett  29 – 6, Sandra McIlroy, Derek Jiggins & Gordon Dixon 30 – 8, Pat Ray, Peter Robins & Brian Ray 14 – 10, Flamingos 12 – Romulans 0

Many thanks to Brian Ray,  the skipper for the day. Well done Flamingos.

Friday saw the Gecko’s away to Pilar de la Horadada on a cold cold Friday morning but a lovely warm welcome from the Royals.

The Geckos managed to steal an away victory winning on 3 rinks with a score of 8 – 4 . Total shots 100 to Country Bowls Geckos and 83 to Horadada Royals.

Well done to the Geckos & thank you to  Geoff Eggleton as acting captain. Great result.

For more information on Country Bowls Club please visit the website www.countrybowlsmurcia.com ring 966191552 or email grahamandjo7@gmail.com

El Rancho Bowls Club

With the season’s festivities over and the Pintos playing the Eagles at Vistabella, what a splendid day it was, if a mite chilly in the shade. The Pintos came away with 2 rinks and just a deficit of two in the overall shots, which is always a good away score, I enjoyed a good match in great company, as I am sure we all did.

Meanwhile the Raiders played host to Greenlands Chestnuts and came away with 4 rinks and a draw, a very good day for them.

In the afternoon the Palominos were also at Vistabella playing the Buggies and put in a good effort against a stronger team, but it’s all about the company. The Palominos came away with one rink but were not shamed and gained a little more experience.

Friday morning found the Mustangs at La Siesta playing the Blues, their seemed to be a few trying to shake off colds from UK trips and a chilly start reminded us why we live in Spain. The Mustangs came away with just the one rink, but several were close run games.

Meanwhile the Broncos entertained La Siesta Gold and played well taking 3 rinks in a chill that made joint moving an early challenge.

In the afternoon the Rangers played host to San Luis Pumas and were grateful for the afternoon warmth, taking one rink and drawing another.  For further membership information contact Sheila Cox at micksheilacox@gmail.com or Brian Taylor on 9654077093 or at elranchobowlsclub@gmail.com


First report of 2019.  A very Happy New Year to all.

Our first match of the year was Monday in the discovery division on a lovely sunny day and we were away to Emerald Isle Moonrakers.  Four rinks out the five could not have been any closer.  Only separated by one or two shots.  The 5th rink was a better result and gave us the overall shots.  Our winning rink was:

Jenny Davis, Peter Davis and Sheila Westwood 18 – 11, our drawing rink was:

Wayne Jackson, Les Davies and Mick Kirby 16 -16

Very well played to all of the team, so close and yet so far.  The final score was 78 shots for to 75 against, giving us 5 points to the Moonrakers 7.

Not such a good result for Friday’s home match against Country Bowls Geckos in the Southern League.  Once again after a cold start the match was played under beautiful blue skies.  The Royals only managed a win on two rinks, so very played to our winning rinks of:

John Goddard, Jack Linehan and Barry Evans 31 – 10, Mark Jukes, Ken barber and Roy Thomson 16 – 15, The final result was 83 shots for to 100 against, giving us 4 points to the Geckos 8.

Keep ‘em bowls a rollin’ team for better results next week and move up those tables.

 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 659139129 for more information.

La Siesta Bowls Club By Rod Edgerton

Two home matches in the Enterprise Division against opponents from San Miguel the Beagles beating the Apollos by a close 88 shots to 84 with the rink of Dawn Taylor, Dave Davies and Irene Mangan winning by an impressive 33 shots 9 whilst Brian Gardiner with Harold Charleton and Jenny Bowman won 18-16, so 4 points to La Siesta.

Against the Alsatians a better result for the home team with a 10 points to 2 victory by 102 shots to 71. Dawn Taylor, Jenny Bowman and Irene Mangan having the biggest winning margin by 30 shots to 9.Pat Harman,John Taylor and Jean Cooper and Trish and Pat Reilly with George Richardson both winning their matches by 7 shots.Completing the winning rinks were Ramsay Sinclair,Brian Gardiner and Alex Morrice winning by 5 shots.

La Siesta Sputnicks entertained the Pointers in the Voyager Division and in another close match lost by 91 shots to 87. Winning rinks for the Sputniks came from Dot Kocsis,Molly Russell and Lee Plummer winning 24-11 and Gary Randall,Sheila Millward and Jim Eastwood winning 16-13.So 4 points to La Siesta.

In the Winter League San Miguel beat La Siesta by 107 shots to 67 with the winning rink for La Siesta being provided by Barbara Cooper, Alan Mawer, Florence and Mike Edwards by 23 shots to 11.

In the Fed4’s the Hoopoes played Country Bowls and lost by 51 shots to 40 the winning rink coming from Dot and Joe Kocsis with Tony Campell and Norman Adcroft winning by 17 shots to 16.

In the Southern League A Division the Blues entertained El Rancho Mustangs and won by 92 shots to 76.The winning rinks were Irene Mangan,John Taylor and Alex Morrice winning 25-11 whilst Dawn Taylor, Pat Harman and Jenny Bowman won 20-13. The other winning rinks came from Trish and Pat Reilly with George Richardson and Ann and Robert Heath with John Ball, so 10 points to the Blues

TheGolds in B Division were away at El Rancho and won by 85 shots to 77 winning on 2 rinks.The winning rinks were Jo Elkin,Tony Campbell and Vic Mahomet winning by 25 shots to 12 and Barbara Cooper with Irene and Dave Laverick winning by 21 shots to 14. The overall points being shared 6 points each.

In Division C  the Silvers travelled to La Marina Merlins and lost by 100 shots to 62 with the winning rink coming from Tom Heaslewood, Ann Edgerton and Lee Plummer winning by 13 shots to 12.

Quesada Bowls Club Report by Dee Stephenson

It was back to business on the bowling greens this week after the Christmas and New Year break.

The week started with mixed fortunes for our teams in the South Alicante Winter League. Quesada Diamonds played Vistabella Drivers who unfortunately could only field 4 teams, so the Diamonds started the day 10 points to 2. However, they won on 3 rinks and only lost by one shot on the fourth rink. So the shots were Diamonds 100 and Vistabella Drivers 47. A really good start to the season by the Diamonds – well done!

Meanwhile, the Pearls played Vistabella Albatross and the match was drawn 6 points each. Pearls took the shots 116 to 78. Currently in 4th place in the league with 80 points, there are only 3 points between them and 2nd placed Emerald Isle Titans with 83 points, so theres still a lot to play for this season.

Rubies didnt have a very good day when they played away to Mazarron Miners. They lost 12-0 and the shots were Mazarron Miners 108, Rubies 56. Onwards and upwards Rubies!

In the Southern League, Quesada Swallows played La Marina Ospreys at home and in a close match won 8 points to 4 and 85 shots to 72.

On Friday Quesada Swans hosted Quesada Swifts at home. A lovely sunny afternoon, the match, as always, was played in good spirits. However, the Swifts won the match 10 points to 2 and the shots were 108 to 70. This performance means that the Swifts maintain their 2nd position in the league.

Meanwhile on Wednesday Quesada played San Luis in the winter league. They won the match 10 points to 2 and the shots by 93 to 70.

Overall, a good start to the season for our squads – well done!

At Quesada Bowls Club we welcome both new and experienced bowlers. We’re a friendly club with a mixture of competition, league and casual players. In addition to league matches and Club competitions we have our popular Saturday morning chicken drive which is open to visitors, and we have free coaching for new members.  So come along and see what we have to offer! Contact our membership secretary Angie Goddard  newleaf2014@hotmail.co.uk

San Miguel Bowls Club – week ending 11th January 19

By Gail Willshire

All 4 Monday league teams were in action this week:

  • The Dalmatians were home to Emerald Isle Neptunes winning 8:4, 87 shots to 80. Unfortunatley, due to an administrative error, the result ended up the opposite way round – oops! Therefore, the best counting rink was Bob Nesbitt, Dave Champion & Barbara Scotthern, 21:15 (sounds familiar);
  • The Beagles were home to Emerald Isle Titans, winning 10:2, 96 shots to 79, the best rink, once again, going to Margaret Patterson, Johnny Raby & Stuart Denholm 20:13;
  • The Pointers, away to La Siesta Sputniks won 8:4, 91 shots to 87, with the highest result coming from Paul Cutting, Barry Jones & Alan Campbell, 24:14;
  • The Alsatians, away to La Siesta Apollos, unfortunatley gained just 2 points, 71 shots to 102 with the win provided by Alan Booth, Ken Hope & Cliff Plaisted, 22:13.

Wednesday’s Winter League team were at La Siesta, coming away with 10 points, 107:67. The prize for best rink went to Sue Milner, Dave Johnson and Gail & Fred Willshire, 24:4. This result puts them joint second in the league.

All our Fed 4s teams played at home on Thursday. The Cherokees faced the Mohawks winning on all rinks, with the shots 64:36. The highest scoring rink was Noel Davis, Gail Willshire, Carol Broomfield & Fred Willshire, 32:9. The Apaches played the La Siesta Parakeets, gaining 6 points, 46 shots to 43. The best rink comprised Anita Brown, Ron Nairey, Mike Douglas & Alan Campbell, 21:8.

On a very cold Friday, both teams managed to score maximum points – marvelous! The Boxers were up against the La Manga Crusaders winning 128 shots to 52, with Paul Cutting, Pete Masters & Frank Scotthern heading the team, 29:6. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs, away to Greenlands Oaks scored 100 shots to 60, with the rink of the day going to Ken Hope, Linda Plaisted & Alan Campbell, 26:11.

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 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.

Emerald Isle Bowls Cub by Elwyn Morris

Monday saw the Titans play at San Miguel Alsations and they won  8-4 agg 87-82, winners M Riley, M Veale C Lindgren 26-12 P Rhodes K Jolliffe D Gerrard 20-13,D Jones C Smyth M Odell 16-14

The Neptunes hosted Horadada Falcons and they finished all square 6-6 aggregate 83-79, Winners were C Ayling B Eldred J Mullarkey 26-11, A Brown S Watson D Donovan 18-15

Moonrakers played at San Miguel Dalmations and had a great 8-4 aggregate 91-68 win, winners were LHarris P Willicott R Clive 26-9 V Cameron G Dyer P Dix  22-14, and they had a  W/O 

Monday 7th saw the restart of the league games and the Titans played at San Miguel Beagles slipping to a 10-2 aggregate 96-79 defeat. Winners were D Jones C Smyth M Odell 18-15

Neptunes played at San Miguel Dalmations and lost 8-4, aggregate of 87-80, winners were M Whitelock J Westall H Rhodes 26-8, R Adams S Wickens P Heaney 19-12 Moonrakers played at home against Horadada Falcons and won 7-5 aggregate 75-78, winners were I Hughes  B Smith M Willicott 17-15 L Burns T Harris G Ponsford 15-14, L Harris P Willicott A Burns 16-15, V Cameron G Dyer P Dix drew 16-16 Saturns played at home against San Luis Vulcans and had a fine 8-4 aggregate 84-75.

Winners were M Munro P Creswell J Mulloy 24-8  B Taylor T Roche T Upham 16-11, C Selby E Shepperd R Ede 14-11 Wed brought Javea Green to the Isle in the Winter league, and the result was a good 8-4 aggregate 100-78. Winners were P Rhodes C Smyth M Odell C Lindgren 31-8, D Rhodes J Mulloy P Coffey I Brewster 20-17, S Kavanagh T Dix P Dix B Kavanagh 22-20 and Berleen won 20-7 M Riley S Johnson B Eldred H Rhodes

Friday saw the  E I Cavaliars playing against the E I Claymores and the Cavaliars came out on top 10-2 aggregate 96-70. Winners for CAVS were S Kavanagh D Leeming B Kavanagh 27-7, S Johnson C Smyth C Lindgren, 23-14. D Jones K Jolliffe D Gerrard 15-14, M Riley J Pooley G Odell 16-13.

Claymores winners were B Doran C Thomas M Thomas 22 15 Friday saw the E I Outlaws play the E I Roundheads and the Outlaws won 8-4 aggregate  99-89  

The Outlaws winners were V Cameron P Willicott  R Clive 26 13, L Burns G Ponsford P Dix 24-13, L Freeman T Dix E Bennett 25-13.Roundheads winners whre K John P Creswell J Mulloy 26-11, C Selby R Andrews T Upham 24-13