The 2022 Linea Directa Valencian Championships get underway on Wednesday 14th September, with play taking place at Bonalba and Greenlands Bowls Clubs. Whilst Greenlands is a regular host of the competition this will be the first occasion that the tournament is being played at Bonalba.
This will be the seventh year that Linea Directa have sponsored the showpiece event.
The standard of bowls should be excellent with both clubs having invested in new greens for the tournament, with the installation completed at Bonalba by Greengauge Bowling Surfaces of East Lothian while Dales Sports carried out the fitting at Greenlands bring staff over from their base in Boston, Lincs.
Matches will get underway at 10am on Wednesday at both venues with the first 3 days of competition dedicated to the Mixed Triples event, won last year by Sheena Mallet, Dennis Wade and John Mallett of Country Bowls. Having received a preliminary round bye the trio will face club team mates Alan Miller, Steve and Della Wailes in round one.
The Mixed Rinks will be played at both venues on Friday, followed by the Mixed Pairs on Saturday and Sunday.
While the rinks was not contested in 2021 the competition in the pairs will be fierce with Pete and Lisa Bonsor hoping to be the first married couple to retain the trophy they won last year against Chris and Dennis Wright. They will face Quesada’s Vic Slater and Irene Everett in round one.
Week two of the competition will continue at both venues with the Men’s and Ladies Pairs followed by the two singles events through to Wednesday after which the semi finals and finals will all take place, from Thursday onwards, at Greenlands Bowls Club.
There is plenty of seating available at both venues where spectators are welcome, absolutely free of charge, throughout the entire competition.