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Sunday 27th January 2019

The first chicken run of 2019 was played in lovely sunshine with twenty eight members taking part. The lady winner was Pauline Merry and Don Cleeter was the winner of the men. The eggs were won by Ken White and Sindy. Thank you to Pauline and Chris Merry who donated the chicken and Ian and Julia Hamilton who donated the eggs.


Friday 8th February 2019

Monte Mar Toreadors v Horadada Royals

The Toreadors had a hard victory at Horadada winning on three rinks and losing on two. Well done to the winning rinks of Val Hymen, Jean Chamberlain skip Les Bounds, Jan Soars, Ian Hamilton skip Graham Smythe, Rita Towle, Jan Gatward skip Mick Soars.

Shots Toreadors 101 – 95 Royals
Points 8 – 4 Royals

Monday 11th February 2019

Monte Mar Toreadors v Vistabella Eagles

It was a disappointment that the Eagles could only field four rinks which gave the Toreadors a 10 shot and 2 point advantage. Nevertheless on a bright, windy and chilly afternoon the Toreadors had a well deserved win. Well done to the winning rinks of Jan Soars, Rita Towle skip Dave Eades, Jean Chamberlain, Phil Goble skip Rod Chamberlain also well done to the drawing rink os Julia Hamilton Sue Bounda skip Graham Smythe.


Monte Mar Matadors v Quesada Swans

Friday 8th February

At home to the Swans the Matadors won on all rinks, well done everyone.

Shots Matadors 132 – 57 Swans
Points Matadors 12 – 0 Swans

Monday 11th February

Monte Mar Matadors v Vistabella Albatrosses

At home to a strong team from Vistabella the Matadors won on one rink and drew on one rink well done to the winning rink Harry Dobson, Ronnie Cairns skip Dave Melville and the drawing rink Tanya Oliver, Danny King skip Jack Burrell.

Shots Matadors 86 – 96 Albatrosses
Points Matadors 3 – 9 Albatrosses

Thursday 14th February


Forty eight members attended a Valentines dinner dance at the Alonia restaurant. It was a very good evening enjoyed by all who attended. The entertainment was provided by Kim who was excellent and had most members up dancing. Thank you to the staff at the Alonia who provided us with excellent service. Thank you to the ladies of the social committee for organizing another successful evening.


Saturday 16th February

On a lovely sunny day we held a 4-2-2 competition where six teams of four bowlers played a game of rinks in the morning then a game of pairs in the afternoon. Everyone involved enjoyed a great day of bowling. After the game we all retired to LoungeD for a drink, thanks to Lou and Ged for providing the nibbles. Juani from Salvum Clinic presented the the winning team Lynne Armitage, Danny King, Pauline and Barrie Woodfine with the cup and vouchers for Kameeleon Bowls.


Friday 15th March

Games based on TV shows, music and picture rounds raffles etcetera at Lounge D. Prizes to be won Starts at 8pm come along and have some fun.


We have two items of sad news to report this month. We recently were informed of the death of Ethel Finan. Ethel was a regular bowler for several years until she was forced to return to the UK due to ill health. You may also recall that last year Pat Groves, a long term social member of our club, returned to her native Yorkshire following a serious fall. Sadly, Pat also passed away recently. Our thoughts are with both their families.