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Montemar Bowls Club: Phil and Paul, Winners of Assie Pairs


October 11th was the first game of the season, which saw the Monte Mar Matadors playing the Monte Mar Toreadors. It was a good mornings bowling played in good spirit by both teams. The match ended in a draw with the Matadors winning the shots. Well done to all who took part.


October 13th we welcomed a touring team from Harrow they thoroughly enjoyed the mornings bowling in lovely Spanish sunshine. After the game everyone enjoyed a meal and drinks.

October 19th we welcomed the last touring team from Benfleet South once again it was a great success. The captain of the visiting team praised Monte Mar and said they would like to have had all their games at Monte Mar next time. After the game we enjoyed drinks and a meal.


Fifty three members attended another successful dinner dance. The entertainment was provided by Kim Peters who as usual was enjoyed by all. Thank you to all the staff who provided us with excellent service.

ALAN McGinn 70th Birthday

Alan’s wife Margaret helped by Howie organised a surprise party for Alan. It was a great success and Alan was definitely surprised. Also Alan’s family had flown over as a surprise to join in the celebrations.


A total of forty two players took part in the monthly chicken run, a further seven members paid but didn’t participate. The chickens were won by Jane Davis and John Hunt and the eggs were won by Lorraine Roberts and Peter Atkins. Thank you to Ronnie and June who donated the chickens, Tanya and Jack who donated the eggs.


Over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of November the Monte Mar Club staged its annual Australian Event. A total of sixteen teams took part, each playing three games over the weekend. The event was based on the total number of shots scored over the three games and the eventual winners with a total of forty one shots were Paul Dodd and Phil Goble. The event was followed by a lunch and presentation of the trophy to the winners by Club Chairman, Chris Harding.


The shopping trip to La Zenia once again was very well supported. Everyone enjoyed the mornings shopping and a few drinks before lunch. After the shopping we had lunch which was so successful we booked for next year. Thank you to the ladies of the social committee for organising another very enjoyable outing.

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