Vives Pons and Asociados Club Championships(10th March). 3 more finals today and the best number of supporters yet. Congratulations to Pat Coburn Presidents Cup (Novices) Champion with a hard fought win over Dave Forret. In the Drawn Mixed Singles defending champion Paul Trunchion comprehensively out played by the new champion Floyd Williams. Finally in the Drawn Australian Pairs a late fight back by Jim Howden and Clive Scott just not enough to beat the new champions Geraldine Scutt and Alan Ferrand. Only fair to say some stunning bowls from Geraldine especially in the 16th converting a 4 down position to 2 up with a perfect trail of the jack. Thanks so much to our markers today John Carr and Pat Arnett. Great to see former members and friends Derek and Lynne Eldon (now Javea BC) coming along to watch. Just 1 more final, the Mixed Rinks on Friday at 1.30pm to bring this year's Championships to a close.
Vives Pons and Asociados Club Championship Finals. 2 more finals today. This morning it was the Mixed Trips with the team of Dave Forret, Hazel Brown and Ian Brown in mean form and coming away as Champions with a good win over Richard Warrilow, Yvonne Briden and Alan Ferrand. Then this afternoon it was the Club Championship Match with Gents Singles Champion Tony Bishop taking on the Ladies Singles Champion Yvonne Briden. Very much a game of two jack lengths. Yvonne playing well to long jacks and Tony minimum length jacks. Congratulations though to Yvonne Briden EL CID CLUB CHAMPION 2020. Winning the final 21/13. To be honest a disappointing turn out of spectators today but thanks so much to the usual regular faces! 3 matches tomorrow afternoon. Presidents Cup Singles, Australian Pairs and the Drawn Mixed Singles Finals.
Vives Pons and Asociados Club Championships. 7th March. 2 finals today. Congratulations to Ladies Pairs Champions Hazel Brown and Yvonne Briden and also to Mens Pairs Champions Paul Trunchion and Clive Scott. Both games having fortuitous bowls which made a big difference. In the Mens match this came early resulting in a 5 to Paul and Clive. But in the Ladies with the scores tied after 15 tight ends an unexpected 2 picked up by Hazel and Yvonne! Congratulations and comiserations to this years runners-up Geraldine Scutt with Betty Anderson and Richard Warrilow with John Carr. Much better conditions for bowls today with warm sun and light winds. Thanks so much to all the supporters. Tomorrow sees the Mixed Trips Final in the morning and the Club Champion match, Ladies v Gents Singles Champs, in the afternoon.
Winter League . 11th March. El Cid away today to 2nd placed San Luis. San Luis taking the match by 8 points to 4 and the shots 93 to 68. However 2 good wins for El Cid. First by Richard Warrilow, Fred Rensen,Peter Morgan and Stewart Beattie18-11 and Geraldine Scutt, Dave Forret, Norma Warrilow and Jim Howden 18-12. Some very important skips bowls from Stewart and Jim in the last few ends to ensure the points for their teams. First evidence of a certain virus pandemic in that as a precaution today both teams observed a hand shake ban. Maybe a new entry in the Book of Excuses as no doubt today there were a few sore elbows around after many elbow knocks! Todays result sees El Cid stay 5th in the League and San Luis closing in a little on the League leaders Javea. Next weeks match sees El Cid travel to La Marina.
Northern League. 12th March. Shame its all over but a great away win for the Swords to finish. Travelling to Javea and taking on their Onyx. So many big changes in the scoreboards during the game but the last big swing was to the Swords coming away with an 8-2 win. Best win to team Captain Jill Glastonbury with Clive Bidel and Betty Anderson 22-12. Debbie Williams ,Norma Warrilow and Jim Paveling pulling away in the last 2 ends to win 21-16. Finally Alan Hall, Tony Bishop and Alan Ferrand turning their game around in the last 2 ends to win 20-17. Overall shots to the Swords 82 to 68. Good win for the Challenger rink of Cori King , Pat Arnett and Paul Trunchion 24-8 though even this game saw them down 7-1 after 5 ends!So its 6th place for the Swords in the league and would have had a game in hand on 4 of the 5 teams above them in the table.7th place in the Challenger. Congratulations to Bonalba for winning the League and to the BBC Lions for winning the Challenger.Take care everyone, hope to see us all back on the green as soon as possible.
Vives Pons and Asociados Club Championship Finals. 13th March. It's all over. The Rinks Final played this afternoon bringing the Championships to an end. And what a match. Spectators treated to a long close encounter in unusually cool conditions! Congratulations to the Champions Dave Forret, Betty Anderson, Jim Howden and Stewart Beattie winning by just 1 shot over Pat Coburn, Paul Trunchion, Jill Glastonbury and Clive Scott. Last end first seeing Betty take the jack away from Paul's bowls, then Clive making a draw and extra end possible only to see Stewart draw 2nd shot to take the title!
Sadly due to the corona virus situation the Club Championships Dinner and Presentations have been postponed.
The afternoon started with the installation of a plaque on the Rink 5 scoreboard in memory of Derek Randall who passed away recently. Adrian Lambert recalling many memories of Derek who of course was a big part of the Club Championship Finals just last year. The choice of Rink 5 for his plaque hopefully causing some amusement to Derek if looking down on us as of course this was his favourite rink!!!?
ALL BOWLING ACTIVITIES HAVE NOW CEASED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE