La Marina Bowls Club by Dave Hadaway
La Marina Bowls Club by Dave Hadaway

I want to start with a letter from our Facebook page.

Hi,  having visited your club earlier today (19.09.20)to have a practice before the Valencians we must congratulate you on the safe and friendly environment you provided.  It was very enjoyable and the new carpet played well.  We could not have had a better welcome experience and that all credit to your team on duty,  well done. 

Kindest Regards, Keith & Carol Stobbart.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write, it really does mean a lot to the club and especially those involved.

The Valencians started on Wednesday with two of our mixed trips playing at home am, and one playing at Greenlands pm.

The day started even earlier when Santi (owner) came along to open up and found he had been broken into and his tills had been stolen leaving him with no float, but at least he was able to operate (once the Guardia had arrived and departed).

Then of course the first purchase was with a 50€ note. However this did not effect play on the green and all 5 matches started on time.

Our two representatives gave us great entertainment, Desna & Mick Lowe along with Cliff Rawlingson going into the last end 12 each but unfortunately losing out on the 18th.  Janet, and Peter Parsons and Don Fowkes however won their game 25-7 after only 14 ends, which carried them through to a afternoon game against another west country skip, Gary Thorpe.

The 17th end of this game was very exciting with the scores level we were in a very strong position until Carol Thorpe fired and the end had to be replayed, when again we were in a strong position but Gary managed to come up and steal it from us, putting them 1 up going into the last end which they duly won.

As a non-biased sportsman the 2 shots on the 17th end which dictated the game were magnificent, and we can only wish Gary and his team well for the rest of the championship.

Being unable to follow our trip of Anne & Mike Stone and Tom Spencer who played away and won their 1st game, I cannot give their scores, but I do know they lost their second game.