By Lynne Bishop

S.A.L. Enterprise division. The Albatrosses were away at San Luis where they suffered in the hands of their Trekkers, only one win and two unfortunate defeats by one shot. The winning team was E Blythe, N Burrows & M Regan 19-13.

Shots, VB 84 (2) – 104 (12) SL.

The Drivers were at home playing the Quesada Pearls, they had three wins from the teams of D Gunning, M Foulcer & B Norris 17-10. F Barclay, B Ewart & G Thorpe 22-16. P Rafferty, A Leggatt & B Corbishley 15-13. The shots were very close, VB 104 (6) – 106 (8) Q.

Voyager Division Eagles had a bye.

WINTER league, another long journey this time to Jávea Green where the team picked up four points from the top of the league side. Wins from L Watkins, S Burrows, E Bishop & B Pain 24-11 and O Ratcliffe, T French B Dunn & I Kenyon 18-14. Shots, VB 75 (4) – 84 (8) JG. Jávea won the Berleen. We were all shocked to see the damage from the recent fires to this beautiful area  including the damage at the bowls club, it must have been very frightening for all concerned.

L.L.B. Division A. Lanzadores at home v San Luis Tigers. A fantastic result with a healthy shot difference, Mr Tiger

(mascot) went home with his tail between his legs! G Paylor, S Allman & B Dunn 25-10. S Pearson, N Burrows & E Bishop 21-11. L Bishop, B Brown & M Regan 23-13. O Ratcliffe, J Bowman & A Brown 20-10. B Regan, S Burrows & M Furness 23-19. J Chaplin, D Howard & S.J Broadhurst 16-12. Shots, VB 128 (14) – 75 (0) S.L.

Division A Picadors were also at home v MonteMar Matadors, they won on two rinks with a drawn game on another. F Barclay, B Ewart & P Rafferty 25-10. D Gunning, T French & B Norris 19-17. Mo Foulcer, M Foulcer & B Pain 19-19. Shots, VB 102 (5) – 114 (9) MM.

Division C. Conquistadores were away to the Emerald Isle Roundheads and what a super result to come away with, five winning rinks from the teams of G Taylor, J Hitchcock & G Gandy 24-7. R Smith, J Bagwell & P Tomkins 23-6. S Cox, M Cox & A Kendall 19-6. D Harwood, M Blight & P Cadwell 18-16. D Graham, J Harwood & P Bagwell 14-13. Shots, VB 112 (12) – 64 (2) EI. Well done.

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Sheila Cammack.

Yet another week of mixed results for San Luis teams and a strange week of mixed showery, sunny, “muggy” weather as we move into November.

South Alicante Winter Triples: Monday 24th October, Enterprise Division (A) SL Klingons away v La Marina; some close games, right to the end but a good result 11pts-3, 114 shots-86. Winners: Steve Simmons, Sabrina Marks, Russell Marks 19-7, Pam Lockett, June & Keith Jones 20-9, Shirley Verity, Jo & Jules Pering 21-21, Lyn Morris, Dave Blackie, Tom Hill 20-17, Pat Bird, Sheila Cammack, Graham Bird 17-11.

SL Trekkers home v VB Albatrosses, had an excellent result against a strong team taking 12pts-2, shots 104-84. Winners: Allen Bowen, Derrick Cooper, Sue Cooper 19-18, Pat Malden, Marina Beardsall, John Malden 22-12, Audrey Ford, Bill Webb, Charlie Marigold 12-11, Margaret Roseveare, Fay Beattie, Barry Edwards 18-13, Judy Carroll, Vic Slater, Brian Pocock 20-11.

Discovery Division (C) SL Romulans, home v Emerald Isle Titans, had a tough game against a strong team: 2pts-12, shots 75-120. Winners: Chris Jackson, Bob Bromley, Babs Shand 19-12.

Winter League: Wednesday 26th away v El Cid. After a long journey it was a tough morning with results changing until the last bowls were played. Points 6-6, shots 69-95. Well done to: Pam Lockett, Neil Morrison, June & Keith Jones 14-13, Ann Holland, Keith Phillips, Scott Malden, Sabrina Marks 22-14, Shirley Verity, Steve Simmons, Jules Pering, Russell Marks 15-14.

Friday 28th October, LLB Southern League Division A: SL Lions away at Emerald Isle against very determined Cavaliers. Shots 115-94, pts 8-6. Winners: Ray Clarke, June & Keith Jones 28-6, Janet McEneany, Keith Roberts, Peter McEneany 20-18, Bob White, Pam Lockett, Roy Cordell 21-13. SL Tigers were away v VB Lanzadores but unfortunately had a bad day at the office; points 0-14, shots-75-128.

Division C: SL Pumas had a good result at home v Greenlands Cedars; points 8-6, shots 114-102. Well done to: Marie Henley, Chris Lythe, Phil Hasler 20-13, Dennis Jackson, Kevin Hull, Harry Epsom 16-14, Danny McErlean, Derek Smith, Geoff Shand 37-13.

We were very sad this week to receive the news that Brian Badger, one of our former members, back in UK had lost his hard fought battle with cancer. A lovely guy; our thoughts are with Ann, family and friends.

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San Miguel Comets had a brilliant win over Country Bowls Flamingos winning 13 points to 1.  Very well done to Bob Nesbitt, Dave Champion, Barbara Scotthern 24-11:  Joy Trew, Joe Getgood, Bill Brownlee 26-8:  Don Mackney, Peter Ross, Bob Donnelly 27-13:  Dave Bradbury, Carl Eagle, Alan Dobie 26-17:  Sheila Errington, Frank Scotthern, Brian Errington 24-16:  Kay Lewis, Eileen Potts, Jack Jackson 17 all.  Total Shots 144 to San Miguel 82 Country Bowls.

The Pulsars also had a good win against Greenland Maples winning 11points to 3. Alan Booth, Peter Rees, Paul Thomas 18-9:  Paul Hayward, Sheila Booth, Derek Farmer 21-13:  Sue Milner, Janet Thomas, Gary Raby 18-14:  Eileen McLaren, Tom Dalgleish, Eddie Cowan 28-7:  Pete Masters, Ron Nairey, Michael Douglas 21 across.  Shots – SM 121 GM 82.

The Winter League didn’t have a good result this week, only winning 2 points.  All games were very close with one team only losing by 1 point.  The winning team was Carol Rudge, Brian and Lin Miller and Don Whitney 22-13.  Shots SM 80  BBC 94.

In the Southern League the Cougars had a fantastic result winning 12-2 against Emerald Isle Claymores.  Mike Freeman, Frank Scotthern, Bill Brownlee, 20-16:  Sheila Errington, Joe Getgood, Brian Errington 22-21:  David Bradbury, Dave Champion, Bob Donnelly 30-11:  Jack Jackson, Maureen Turner, Barbara Scotthern 22-15:  Bob Nesbitt, Peter Ross, Carl Eagle 26

The Jaguars won 9-5 against La Marina Dolphins with only 6 shots between the final total.  Ken Hope, Nancy Campbell, John Marshall 19-16:  Eileen McLaren, Eddie Cowan, John Raby17-14:  Paul Hayward, Sheila Booth, Derek Farmer 18-11:  Sue Milner, Janet Thomas, John Staden 16 across.

For further information on San Miguel Bowls Club please contact the President Eileen Potts, telephone 966730376 or Secretary Pat McEwan 966714257.


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Friday 21st October

Monte Mar Toreadors v San Luis Pumas

What a great day for the Toreadors not only beating the rain that was forecast but more importantly winning on all six rinks against the Pumas.  This also meant we had a resounding shots win by 143 shots to 64. Points 14 – 0. Congratulations to all team members too many winners to mention by name.

Monday 23rd October

Monte Mar Toreadors v El Rancho Pintos

As expected our visit to El Rancho was as difficult as we feared. We only managed to win on one rink so congratulations to Babs and John Caiger Skip Rod Chamberlain. There win was achieved after being 12 – 2 down at the half way stage.

While we had some good performances on some of the other rinks it was not enough to prevent the Pintos from inflicting a 12 – 2 defeat on the Toreadors with a shot difference of 131 to 86 shots.

Monte Mar Matadors v San Miguel Meteors.

We won on two rinks well done to Sue Kemp, June Young, Skip Brian Zelin  22 – 8. David Eades, Harry Dobson, Skip Gordon Fisher 26 – 8. Shots Matadors 102 – 101 San Miguel Meteors. Points Matadors 6 – 8 San Miguel Meteors.

Wednesday October 26th

Winter League

Another lovely mornings bowling with our friends from La Marina. Followed by a meal and a chat. A very good result winning 10 – 2 so well done Monte Mar keep it going.

Friday October 28th

Monte Mar Toreadors v Horadada Royals

A very disappointing performance by the Toreadors against the Royals. Only winning one rink so well done to Jan Webster, Howie Williams, Skip Jan Gatward. Also well done to our drawing rink of Jean Chamberlain, Cliff Norris(playing only his second league match) and Skip Bill Webster.

Points Toreadors 3 – 11 Royals who won the shots 113 – 97.

Monte Mar Matadors v Vistabella Picadors

Away at Vistabella winning on three rinks and drawing on one rink. Sue Kemp, Dave Smy, Skip Brian Zelin 22 – 16. Geraldine Fisher, Harry Dobson, Skip Gordon Fisher 26 – 9. Ronnie Cairns, Tony Finan, Skip Dave Melville 20 – 14. Keil Simpson, Mike Farrelly, Skip Bill Young 19 – 19.

Shots Matadors114 – 102 Vistabella. Points Matadors 9 – 5 Vistabella.

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By Rod Edgerton

First clean sheet of the season for the Apollos winning 124 shots to 54 with  a score of 14 point to 0. Keeping up their winning start to the season.

Top Spot this week goes to Sue & Vic Mahomet with Vic Moore winning by an excellent score of 35-10. Second best was  Ann & Robert Heath with John Ball winning 26-12.

Unfortunately, not such good news for the Pioneers who lost away at a strong Quesada side by 129 -70. The 2 points for La Siesta, saving a whitewash, was obtained by Hilary Clark, Tony Campbell and Tony Dalton by the margin of a single shot 18-17.

The Winter League team travelled to Finca Guila and found the going more difficult as the match went on and eventually lost by 100 shots to 78. The winning rink for La Siesta was Pat Moore, Tony Campbell, Harold Charleton and Brian Gardiner winning 22shots to 11. Shirley Chorley, Wendy Ralph, Bill and Sue Jordan lost narrowly on the final end by 15 shots to 16.

The Blues visited Country Bowls in a match that could not have finished much closer with rinks shared 3 each and The Blues winning overall by a single shot 105-104 therefore getting the points by 8 to 6.Top rinks for La Siesta were Ann Heath, Robert Heath and John Ball 24-17 and Patricia Reilly, Pat Moore and Sue Jordan 18-11.

The Golds visited El Rancho and on the notoriously difficult rinks came back with a narrow defeat by 8 points to 6. Top Rink for the Golds was Hilary Clarke, Sheila Millward and Tony Dalton winning 20-13 closely followed by Wendy Ralph, Rab Logan and John Clarke who also managed a win by 16-12.The overall shots to El Rancho by 95-83.


by Barry Latham

Not such a good Monday for either the Pathfinders or the Explorers. The Pathfinders came up against the League Leaders in the shape of La Siesta Apollos and they were in fine form winning 14-0.The Explorers fared slightly better when they came across San Luis Klingons.  They were also League Leaders and managed an impressive 11-3 win.  Our three points came from a 21- all draw from Janet Parsons, Carol Smith and Mike Stone and a winning rink of Hilary Cronk, Phil Pape and Margaret Finlayson.

Oh dear our Winter League not doing very well at the moment. At least we are consistent but unfortunately it was a 10 – 2 loss again.  So far we have had a different winning rink each time.  This time we were away at Monte Mar who seem to be going along nicely. Our marvellous winning rink was our beloved Captain, Dave Hadaway who was greatly helped by Ann Stone and Kathy and Jim Manning and won 19 – 9.   Our Berleen team of the Taylors, Mo and Dave with Margaret and Barry Sadler won 21 – 13.

The Sharks came fighting back this week away at Greenlands Oaks with a well fought draw.  Andy Bartlett, Dave O’Sullivan and skip, Pete Parsons showed the way with a very good win of 29 – 9.  Much closer was Hilary Cronk, Margaret Finlayson and skip, Shirley Hadaway with a nailbiting 18 – 17 win while Kathy Manning, Jim Reeves and Alex Whyte pulled off a good draw. We won the overall points by one shot to give us a 7 all draw.

Dolphins and Seagulls in Div B didn’t do so well. The Dolphins at home to San Miguel Jaguars lost 9-5 but overall shot difference was quite close. Barry Sadler kept his winning streak going with help from his wife Margaret and Mike Smith.  The other winning rink was Lorita Rae, Martin Butler and Brian Duff while John Rae couldn’t do quite as well as his wife but did manage a draw with Dave McGaw and Cliff Rawlinson. Seagulls suffered a 10 – 4 defeat at the hands of El Rancho Mustangs. Dave Bulfield, Arthur Cronk and Dave Taylor won 23 – 19. The other winners but only just were Barbara Forshaw and the Latham’s with a two shot advantage.


In the Enterprise Division the Maples were away to San Miguel Pulsars, Final score was Total shots for –  82. Total shots Against – 121.  Points for –  3. Points Against – 11.In the Winter league we were away to Emerald Isle, Final results were – Total shots for 59. Total shots against – 113.  Points For – 2.  Points Against – 10.On Friday the Oaks were at home to La Marina Sharks. Final result was  – Total shots for – 93.  Total shots against – 94. Points for – 7.  Points against – 7.

In the Southern League div C. the Cedars were away to San Luis Pumas. final result was – Total shots for – 102. Total shots against – 114. Points for – 6.  Points against – 8. for all inquiries please telephone Haley on 966844399.


Monday morning found The Pintos entertaining The Monte Mar Toreadores, on an overcast start which soon changed to a hot, shade searching day. We had some splendid matches and great company, on the whole. Ending with The Pintos taking 5 rinks and the overall shots, our rink being the losing rink, though it was close all the way and being level into the last end. In the afternoon The Broncos, having a bye in the league, played a friendly against a Vistabella team, who also had a bye.

On Friday The Raiders were at home to La Siesta Golds, who put on a good show. But Raiders despite a 2 points and 10 shot penalty, still managed to win taking 3 rinks and the overall shots, well done all.  Ann Taylor, Brian Taylor and Bob Taylor 21-12. Pam Harris, Brian Yates and Brian Harris 0-10. Gary Dunstone, Ron Edwards and Rob Clark 13-20. Edward Elsam, Tricia Elsam and Shirley Edwards 12-16. Bob Easthope, Graham Day and Mick Ager 18-10. Peter Blackburn, Malc Elmore and Keith Longshaw 31-15.

In the afternoon The Mustangs travelled to La Marina to play The Seagulls, a match I always enjoy but was unable to play. The Mustangs had a good match and came away with 4 rinks and the overall shots, though several rinks appear to have been close matches, as we would expect against The Seagulls. Judy Foley, Keith Cunningham and Richard Lee 13-11. Rod Wright, Sheila Cooper and Carolyn Harris 16-12. Jim Taylor, Irene Thomson and Eddie Thomson 26-5. Ann Taylor, John Skipper and Jim Gracie 19-23. Jan Bright, Jane Hamill and Stew Hamill 22-18. Henry Ryder, Merv Armstrong and David Whitworth 14-16. For membership details contact Brian Taylor on 965 07 7093 or  at briantaylor_es@yahoo.co.uk or Carolyn Harris on 966 77 4316 or at elranchobowls.secretary@gmail.com


Monday the Titans travelled to San Luis and played the Romulans,,in a good game EI came away winners taking trips 5=1 ,,the aggregate being 120=75,a score of 12=2

The Neptunes played at home taking on Greenlands Sycamores,and had a good win 5=1,,with an aggregate of116=88,,with a score of 12=2

The Moonrakers travelled away to Mazzaron Mariners,,in a hard fought game they came away victors winning 4=2,,with an aggregate of 113=89,,and points 10=4

and lastly the Saturns played at home against Horadada Falcons,,and they completed a clean sweep for the EI,,by winning 4=2,,aggregate of  99=97,,and points 10=4

A very good day for the Emerald Isle,,but a long hard season lies ahead so lots of tough games to come but a good start all the same

Wed brought Greenlands to Emerald Isle in the Winter league,,and EI came away  with a 4=1 rinks win and a aggregate of 113=59,,and a 10=2 winning points tally

Fridays games started with Cavaliers playing at home against San Luis Lions,,with the opposition  taking the points 8=6 and a aggregate of 94=115

The Claymores were at San Miguel,,but the result was not a good one with the home team winning 12=2