The three day two night trip to Cuenca was thoroughly enjoyed by all who went. It was well organized with excursions every day. On the afternoon of arrival we had a guided walk around Canete which was the village where we stayed. On day two after the excursions we all enjoyed a fabulous barbecue (some of our members assisted in the kitchen), the wine flowed followed by music and dancing. The day was a great success. In the evenings after dinner the wine continued to flow and we all enjoyed more music and dancing. On the way home we called in to Las Lagunas and then the city of Cuenca. Another successful trip organised by our social committee, a big thank you to the committee from all our members.
Sunday 29th September
Before the competition started we held a spider competition in aid of the flood relief. The winner was Colin Bedford and the runner up Bill Winterburn. Forty four members took part in the competition, as it was another very hot morning we played two games of seven ends. After a play off Sheila Roberts won the ladies chicken and Alan McGinn won the men’s. The eggs were won by Janet Gatwood and Paul Dodd. Thank you to Gina and Steve Hindle who donated the chickens and Joan and Chris Harding who donated the eggs. All monies from the chicken run plus donations went to the flood relief fund. The total was 270 euros a big thank you to all who participated and donated.
Wednesday 2nd October
Monte Mar v La Marina
Away to La Marina for the first game of the season. Monte Mar won on one rink and drew on one rink. Well done to the winning rink Jean Chamberlain, Chris Harding, Rod Chamberlain skip Don Cleeter and the drawing rink Lynne Armitage, Cindy Bedford, Howie Williams skip Dave Melville.
Shots Monte Mar 73 – 101 La Marina.
Points Monte Mar 3 – 9 La Marina.
Saturday 5th October
We welcomed our first touring team who were mostly from Wickford Essex. Everyone enjoyed the mornings bowling played in good spirit and lovely sunshine. Afterwards we all enjoyed a meal and drinks in the Belfry.
Friday 11th October
Monte Mar Matadors v Monte Mar Toreadors
The Matadors were at home to the Toreadors. A good mornings bowling by both Monte Mar teams. Even though we had to play against each other we all enjoyed the match. Well done to the winning Matadors teams of Lynne Armitage, Mike Farrelly skip Ronnie Caurns, Harry Dobson, Paula Cleeter skip Don Cleeter, Pauline Merry, Alan Ashberry skip Chris Merry and the winning Toreadors teams Cliff Norris, Neil Crawford skip Joan Harding, Jean Chamberlain, Les Bounds skip Iain Sheridan, Sue Bounds, Peter Morley skip Ian Hamilton.
Shots Matadors 106 – 102 Toreadors
Points Matadors 8 – 6 Toreadors
Saturday 12th October
We welcomed our second touring team from Hesketh Bowls Club. It was another successful mornings bowling, once again in lovely October sunshine. The lunch was at La Pizza which everyone enjoyed.
Photos provided by Monte Mar Bowls