The Royal British Legion continues with it’s Centenary celebrations at the Emerald Isle Bowls Club next Sunday with the eagerly anticipated Centenary Invitational Open Pairs Knockout, and with a field including many National and Valencian Champions there will be no easy ride for anyone hoping to do well in the competition.

So, no shortage of top-class bowlers, and no shortage of sponsors either, with National and Costa Blanca based companies flocking up to demonstrate their support for our veterans here in Spain.

As well as long-time supporters of lawn bowls, both Nationally and in the Valencia Community, Linea Directa, the Departments of Beaches and Culture at the Orihuela Ayuntamiento are both providing their patronage. So too are local Torrevieja companies Guill Centro Auditivo and Costa Blanca Carers, along with the Leader Newspaper, which also continues it’s long association with lawn bowling and with the Royal British Legion.

Getting underway at 10am on 23 May, Round One will see the final 16 pairs channelled into either the Main or the Plate Competition, in which they will then hope to progress through to their respective finals, which organisers hope will be played from approximately 3.30pm.

Lunch is being provided for all bowlers, sponsors and guests, with the presentation of trophies and medals being made during the late afternoon, following the Plate and the Main Finals.

There will also be an RBL information stand on the day and a raffle will be held by the organisers, from which all monies raised will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

So, if you are at a loose end on Sunday, why not go along and support the Royal British Legion and take in some top class local bowling along the way. Admission is free and refreshments are available throughout the day.

RBL take their Centenary Celebrations to the Emerald Isle
RBL take their Centenary Celebrations to the Emerald Isle