BOWLS: Latest News from Monte Mar Bowls Club, Christmas & New Years Day…

Diane and Phil



Despite all the restrictions everyone enjoyed playing in the Wednesday league, played over five weeks. The last match was played on Wednesday 16th December, after which Diane announced the winner and the runners up. The winner was Phil Goble runner up Jean Chamberlain and third John Hunt, each received a bottle of wine. After each match all players enjoyed lunch and drinks. Thank you to Diane and John for once again organizing another enjoyable competition.


We had a great afternoon at the above event with forty members present which allowed social distancing. The sing along was led by Choir Mistress Diane Horsington. To add to the fun Diane had us singing one carol in Spainish and one in German with the translation on the song sheet. When we got to the twelve days of Christmas, Diane nominated each table a number and the actions they had to do when it was their day. John Hunt judged the competition and presented prizes to the two winning tables.

At the mid-way break Lynne, Sheila, Joan and Sue had organized nibbles, mince pies and sausage rolls which were enjoyed by all.

Club captain Chris Merry presented prizes to the the highest scoring lady and man in the Internal Monday and Friday Competitios. Jack Burrell won Monday and Friday,Tanya Oliver won Mondays and Lynne Armitage won Fridays Competitions. Pauline Merry presented a card and present to Laura on behave of the members, for her service and help behind the bar. The singing was helped by a few drinks being consumed during the afternoon. It was nice to see the mix of bowling and social members Diane you are booked for 2021!!!!


Graham and Howie organised a very enjoyable fun competition on Christmas morning, starting with a spider. After a the mornings bowling, played in lovely December sunshine everyone enjoyed a small buffet and of course a few drinks. Graham presented Lynne, the winner of the spider with a bottle of vodka. Colin and Meta were presented with a trophy for the most improved bowlers.


We had the maximum players for the monthly chicken run. The chickens were won by Jean and Ian and the eggs by Sheila and Glen who was a guest from Canada. Ian was the winner on the football card with West Ham. Thank you to Gina and Steve who donated the chickens and Ian and Julia who as usual donated the eggs.


Thirty members and social members enjoyed New Years Eve, even though there were new restrictions. As everyone had to be home by ten it was decided to celebrate New Year at six o’clock. The food was as usual delicious and the staff very accommodating giving everyone party bags, grapes and cava for the arranged time of six o’clock.

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