The Benitachell Bowls Club played host to the Angel Poveda Open event Thursday/Friday 4th& 5th November.

16 Teams of bowlers from across the Costa Blanca played a series of group games in a triples competition .

The first day was played in perfect conditions, however the second day was cancelled due to heavy rain and the winners were therefore decided from the first days results.

The eventual winners were Dennis and Chris Wright with Paul Maynes from the visiting Bonalba side who narrowly won on a better shot difference. In second place were Joyce Pope, Ann McLaughlin and Peter Bambridge from the hosts BBC. Coming a Close third were John and Lynne Avey with Pam Coombe also from BBC.

A Film crew from Channel5 making a programme about Expats in Spain were able to talk with many players as well as filming some bowls action during the event.

The picture shows Dennis and Chris with the Angel Poveda Trophy.