BOWLS: News from Monte Mar Bowls Club

Captain v Chairman

On Saturday 10th March 2018 the Monte Mar Bowls Club staged its annual ‘Ladies Invitation’ day in memory of our first Honorary President Bernard Pearce.

This year 20 teams took part and each pair played 2 games of 10 ends against drawn opposition. Following the four sessions of play the winners were Jan Webster and Mick Soars (pictured below) who achieved the maximum of 4 points from their 2 games with a shot difference of 24. Second were Jan Gatward and Dave Roberts who also got 4 points but their shot difference was 16. After the event the club went for a lovely buffet provided by the club and the presentation of the Bernard Pearce Memorial Plaque to the winning couple. It was a lovely ‘Monte Mar’ day much appreciated by all those who took part.

Photos provided by Monte Mar Bowls

Toreadors and Matadors End of Season Lunch

On Monday 12th March we held our end of season lunch at Maritaos Kitchen Gran Alacant. Unfortunately both the Matadors and Toreadors struggled this season, losing points for not fielding a full team. The Toreadors managed to finish fourth in the Friday League. A big thank you to all for your support. The lunch was well attended and everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon.

Monthly Dinner Dance

The dinner dance was held on March 13th at the Alonia Resturant, the entertainment by Tony Francis. Everyone enjoyed the meal and Tony Francis soon had most people up dancing.

Touring Team

On Friday 16th we entertained the Driffield touring team from Yorkshire. We had a very enjoyable morning, having five rinks which were played in an extremely friendly manner. Monte Mar had a good result overall but the scores really don’t matter on these sort of occasions as everyone involved had a excellent mornings bowling.

Finals Day

On Saturday 24th March we held our Ladies and Men’s Finals. Joan Harding v Jan Gatward and Graham Smythe v Keith Simpson. After two good matches played in not very good conditions Jan won the ladies and Graham won the men’s. Afterwards we enjoyed a buffet lunch in the Rincon followed by the presentation of the trophy’s to the winners and runners up.


AUSTRAILIAN PAIRS Jan Gatward and Ronnie Cairns.

4321 Jan Gatward, Mike Farrelly, Les Bounds and Bill Young.

LADIES V MEN Diane Horsington and June Young. Ronnie Cairns and Mick Soars.

422 Sheila Roberts, Chris Harding, John Hunt and Joan Harding.

LADIES INVITATION Jan Webster and Mick Soars.


MIXED RINKS Jan Soars,Harry Dobson, Lynne Armitage and Colin Armitage.

TWO WOOD TRIPS June Young,Val Hignett and Ronnie Cairns.

MIXED TRIPS Sheila Roberts, Alan Wilkinson and Graham Smyth.

LADIES TRIPS Lynne Armitage, Rita Towle and Pauline Woodfine.

MENS TRIPS Alan Ashberry, Harry Dobson and Colin Armitage.

TWO WOOD PAIRS Lynne and Colin Armitage.

DRAWN PAIRS Sheila Roberts and Ronnie Cairns.

MIXED PAIRS Pauline and Chris Merry.

LADIES PAIRS Sue Bounds and Rita Towle

MENS PAIRS Alan Ashberry and Dave Melville.


MENS SINGLES Graham Smyth.

Runners Up

MIXED RINKS Sheila Roberts, Chris Harding. Jack Burrell and Joan Harding.

TWO WOOD TRIPS Pauline Woodfine Pauline and Chris Merry.

MIXED TRIPS Keith Simpson, Rita Towle and Idwal Roberts.

LADIES TRIPS Sheila Roberts, Jan Soars and Joan Harding.

MENS TRIPS Ronnie Cairns, Mick Soars and Chris Merry.

TWO WOOD PAIRS Pauline and Chris Merry.

DRAWN PAIRS Lynne Armitage and Harry Dobson.

MIXED PAIRS June Young and Alan Ashberry.

LADIES PAIRS Pauline Merry and Pauline Woodfine.

MENS PAIRS Harry Dobson and Chris Merry.


MENS SINGLES Keith Simpson.

Photos provided by Monte Mar Bowls