A very sad day at El Cid. After 17 years of wonderful, cheerful and friendly service Charlie has decided to leave at the end of this month. The place will just not be the same without her. First and foremost massive thanks to her and best wishes for all she decides to do in the future. After a collection amongst El Cid members a presentation of jewellery and an envelope with contents (!) was made to her by Club President Yvonne Briden during this mornings club session. Happily Charlie says she will he back to see us and is even hoping to try a few games of bowls. We look forward to seeing you again very soon Charlie.


SUCCESS! On a stunning calm and warm sunlit and then moonlit evening El Cid celebrated the completion of this year's Vives Pons and Asociados Club Championships. Club President Yvonne Briden welcoming 60 members and guests plus Salvador and Juanjo from Vives Pons. Then the BBQ. Wow. Thanks so much to Ilya and all involved. Just superb. Then Championship organizer, Match Secretary Paul Trunchion plus Club Captain Stewart Beattie oversaw our sponsors make the presentations to this year's Champions and runners up. Once again the excellent Matt Mason keeping us entertained throughout the evening. Thanks so much also to Kelly, Anita and Emma for their efficient supply of food and drink throughout the evening!


to all the winners and a special mention to Pat Williams so deservedly taking this years Captains trophy for "Most Improved Player"

Hopefully now we can look forward to returning to a "normal" Club Championships next year.

Pictured is Jill Glastonbury, this years Club Champion along with Juanjo and Salvador from our sponsors Vives Pons and Asociados.

Congratulations to Bonalbas Paul Mayne and Dee Lane winners of this year's Home Espana Australian Pairs. 3 days of close competition seeing 5 teams from El Cid, 2 from Javea Green and 1 from Bonalba through to the Quarter Finals. Unlucky again though to Yvonne Briden and Stewart Beattie with another 2nd place. This after their 2nd place in the Bonalba Mixed Pairs Open held last Saturday. 3rd and 4th places to the El Cid teams of Alan Hall with Tony Bishop and Alan Ferrand with Jimmy Paveling. Overall a successful 3 days in glorious hot sunny conditions. Some 35 bowlers and guests staying on for the presentations and tapas. Our sponsors Home Espana coming along to make the presentations. Their support so much appreciated. Thanks so much also to the staff at El Cid for all their hard work. 

Photos can be found on El Cid Bowls Club Facebook page.