Quesada bowls club hosted their Xmas party at The Club last week, and what a cracker it turned out to be.  There was a superb carvery 3 course meal, complete with complimentary wine, plus first class live music to get plenty of masked dancers on their feet.  It was so nice to see many old faces, in what proved to be a magnificent turn out, in an event well organised by Sue Cooper.

It was also a good week on the green for the blue shirted Quesada bowlers.  South Alicante league saw Pearls achieve a superb 10-0 victory at home against Greenlands Sycamores, courtesy of these 4 rinks – B Trinder, G Kershaw, F Roberts 30-6. C Brazier, T Morgan, P Morgan 18-16. G Phillips, M France, J Prokopowycz 31-14. S Barnes, A Linley, D Barnes 29-9.

Not to be outdone, Diamonds recorded an admirable 9-1 scoreline.  Also at home, this little lot did the biz against San Miguel Dalmations – P Rees, S Jakeman, B Rees 13-13.  S Heath, S Hibberd, T Voisey 30-13. A Bowen, B Elliott, S Cooper 18-14. C Skinner, P Farrell, G Skinner 20-16.

Rubies meanwhile, had a tough match over at Greenlands, but came away with a creditable narrow 4-6 defeat against the Chestnuts.  Special mention has to made of the rink of Mike Lamberton and Joe Brinton, for they are both sprightly nonagenarians, and along with Di Riley (dare I mention their combined age?), achieved a fine 17-15 victory.  J Cleal, I Everett & P Bradbury also won their game by 15-13.

In the Southern league, Swallows achieved a spectacular victory 10-0 over at San Miguel.  Against the Bulldogs, these 4 rinks defied the elements (high winds made bowling so difficult) – V Campbell, G Skinner, F Roberts 21-13. G Phillips, M & C Highland 18-16. C Brazier, M France, J Prokopowycz 24-11. T Morgan, C Dye, P Morgan 23-12.

Twas honours even for Swans home match against Vistabella Picadors.  Winning on 2 and drawing on one rink brought them 5 points, but unfortunately, they lost out on overall shots by a score of 65-66.  Well done to A Bowen, B Elliott, S Cooper 16-13. S Barnes, P Farrell, T Voisey 18-18. G Kershaw, A Linley, B Armstrong 20-19.

Last but not least, these Swifts players earned their team a very satisfactory 8 points against Country bowls Cubs – A Johnston, J Brinton, P Bradbury 24-9. M Lamberton, D Riley, T Lale 19-12. I Everett, V Slater, J Pitt 25-7.