Valencian Championship League

North v South Final Play Off: On Wednesday 28th the Southern VCL winners, SL FALCONS travelled away to play at Bonalba against Northern winners; Javea Green.

It was a real head on battle, just as it should be for the two top teams. Falcons took the first 2 points in the men’s singles with Dave Webb winning 21-8. Javea won the next 4 points with the ladies’ singles and the rinks but Falcons had a good result in the pairs; June & Keith Jones winning 27-6, to make the points 4-4.

So it came down to the clash of the triples teams. Javea had a strong team, lead by Captain Chris Slater, and gradually pulled ahead but Scott and his team, of Neil & Sandra Burrows, just kept fighting and would not give in, pulling back excellent shot by shot so on the last end they were holding 2 for a win. This went down to Falcons holding 1 shot for a draw (and potential one end play off) and we were holding our breath. Chris had last shot of the 18th end and just when it looked like it was going to stay as a draw his bowl tapped their wood in for shot and a win 17-15 for Javea!

Obviously mixed emotions as everyone breathed again – elation for Javea and deflation for the Falcons.

Well done to ALL of our team members who worked so hard together throughout the season to win the league, which was a great achievement and now we must look forward to next season and the year ahead.

The final result was: Falcons 4 points & 82 shots – Javea Green 6 points & 76 shots.


As Chris Slater said after the match, about Javea; for some people it was the last time this winning team would be playing together as Javea Green. Hopefully, by next year they will have a new site for their club – we all wish them well for the future.


Sheila Cammack