GRAN ALACANT MIXED RINKS
Saturday 15th September was the start of the 13th annual Gran Alacant Mixed Rinks at the Monte Mar Bowls club. Unfortunately this year’s event was curtailed by a couple of thunderstorms on the first day so no play was possible. Undeterred the ninety six players arrived on the Sunday 16th and after a rework of the bowling schedule , play got underway. There followed two days of top class bowling although it was necessary to reduce the number of ends played in each game this did not detract from the competition. By lunchtime on Monday 18th the twenty four teams were reduced to eight for the final stages. Monte Mar had two teams in the semi-finals of the trophy but sadly neither progressed to the final.
The final was won by the San Miguel team of Gail and Fred Willshire, Val and Chris Collier. They beat the defending champions from San Luis, Kath Reid, Ann Holland, Pam Lockett and Giuseppe Galelli. The two Monte Mar teams met in the 3rd/4th place play-off. The team of Paula and Don Cleeter, Harry Dobson and Alan Ashberry beat the team of Jean and Rod Chamberlain, Diane Horsington and John Hunt. In the Plate final, from the teams who were runner-up in their groups, the San Miguel team of Ken Hope, Ann Allen, Paul Hayward and Gary Raby beat the Quesada team of Jason Prokopowycz, Peter Morgan and Mark France.
After the finals the Monte Mar Chairman Chris Harding, presented the winners with their individual prizes and also the main trophies. He thanked all those who had taken part in the event and those club members who had worked so hard to make it a great two day competition.
Sunday 26th August 2018
The August Chicken Run Competition on a very hot Sunday morning, was well supported with twenty members bowling. Because of the intense heat the competition was reduced to fourteen ends. The chickens were donated by Jim Spearing and the eggs were donated by Julia and Ian Hamilton.
The eggs for the ladies were won by Tanya Oliver and for the men Howie Williams. The chicken for the ladies was won by Joan Harding and for the men it was jointly won by Alan Ashberry and Chris Harding. Alan and Chris agreed to auction their chicken to raise extra funds for the club.
All in all it was another successful and enjoyable Club Day.
Friday 31st August 2018
Monte Mar Bowls Club members would like to congratulate Jan and Mick Soars on their Golden Wedding. We hope you had a lovely day celebrating with family and friends.
THE NEW SEASON
Monte Mar is getting ready for a new bowling season and the new Captains and vice Captains have been selected. Well done to Ronnie Cairns and Jack Burrell (Matadors), Chris Harding and John Hunt (Toreadors) and Chris Merry and Dave Melville (Winter League).
We would like to welcome our new bowlers and wish all our players the best best wishes for this coming season.
Lastly, support and encourage each other and most of all enjoy your bowls.
Good Luck everyone.
Chris Merry (club captain)
Photos provided by Monte Mar Bowls