2014 Millennium Trophy (Open Triples Round Robin)
Almeria Bowling Club
2014 Millennium Trophy Open Mixed Triple
Sponsored by Scottsdale Overseas (Independent FinancialAdvisor)
The Millennium Trophy has had several changes of format over the years since it’s inauguration in year 2000. It began with ‘Millennium Invitation Rinks’ when three teams of ‘Fours’ were invited from all of our local bowling clubs to play a one day round robin format competition. In those days clubs were a lot less populated and reasonably easy to implement without upsetting other members who weren’t invited as one of the three teams. Times have also changed to allow the current one day format of Open Mixed Triples round robin.
This year was very well attended by Indalo, Cabrera,Mojacar B.C. and of course ourselves, Almeria. The weather was a beautiful sunny day where 20 drawn teams divided into two groups played three timed games of up to eight ends. The winners and runners up then played each other receiving cash prizes on completion of the competition.
The winners were an Almeria triple, Ruth Compton, David Malatynski and Maria Morley from Almeria. , Mike Johnson, Keith and Linda Harvey of Indalo were runners up. Third was from Indalo Derek Webb, Allan and Mo DeBoer and fourth a mixed team from Indalo and Cabrera, Doreen Hall, Peter Sands and Clive Taylor.
Prize giving took place on the Almeria Veranda. Our Captain Colin Wright then asked our Sponsor, Brian White of Scottsdale Overseas,to present theprizes. Both Colin and yours truly thanked all those players taking part, Stan Brisco for umpiring and doing a great job in timing the games, Sandra Bain for administrating the competition, controlling score cards and results.
We all then went down to the Miraflores Ballroom to enjoy a special arranged Carvery and refreshment. Thanks to the management and the staff for their extra time given to us in allowing this to happen. Photographs were then taken and can be viewed on our
ALBC Press Officer and Vice Chairman