2013 October Monthly Report
Welcome back the Snowbirds and trust you all had a great time wherever you were. The Sunseekers had a satisfying season with summer competitions taking place First of all a big thank you to Jim Pike and Sue Mannall for organizing and successfully running the Eleanor McCraw and Reliant Trophy competitions. However as the attendance was very poor this year an in house committee of summer players with the agreement of members available, that these competitions would be played in the in the mornings in 2014. At the moment it is probable that the Reliant Trophy to be played on Tuesday and Thursday’s alongside the roll ups. The Eleanor McCraw, played on consecutive days in June or July as a round-robin format. There will be more information on this subject in 2014.
The Eleanor McCraw final on the 24th July was against John Mannall and John Fitzgerald against Chris Ewer and Carole Roberts. Chris and Carol won the exciting final by five shots.
The Reliant Trophy played on 29th July, between Wayne and Carole Roberts and Glenis Atkinson, who although played a lot of pressurised bowls, were unable to beat the winners, John Mannall, Viv Digweed and John Fitzgerald.
October started once again with three friendlies. Two were a Personal Touch, Peter Yardley Touring games played at home. This year there was also one away which Sue Mannall organized against Vistabella on Sunday 13th. A wonderful day was had by all and thanks must be given to Sue for arranging this, which included a coach, game of bowls and a nice meal after our games.
On the 9th of October the Wednesday League commenced, again with four Almeria teams, the Rovers, Gunners, and Ramblers and a team of mainly ex La Mata bowlers, called the Wanderers.
Our first club competition the Non Winners Cup featured a new bowler, Chris Brown who played very good bowls up to the final. Unfortunately for Chris the winner Jim Pike was on a roll and won comfortably.
The Iberian Challenge Cup replaced The Los Gallardos Open Invitation. This was a 321 format where twenty four teams of three players from all local bowling clubs played a round –robin competition over three days. When a Triples, Pairs and Singles in two hour period took place. The winners of the four groups then played semis and a Final. Mick Johnson, Keith Harvey and John Deadman beat Gerard Donck, Keith and Linda Lester all from Indalo Bowling Club.
Our Welcome Together Trophy on Friday 18th October was won this year by the Snowbirds. It was a lovely afternoon for fifty members taking part, finishing off with most players having Fish and Chips/ Curry and washing it down with refreshing drinks.
The first of the six CALB 11 a Side games took place on 29th October. Our teams this year lead by, Red, Colin Wright – Blue, Jim Pike – Green, Sue Mannall
The AGM will take place on the 28th November straight after the Roll Up. The Officers list for committee is posted and is looking good for the 2013/2014 Committee.
I have tried to cover briefly the events through the month but please don’t forget full reports of above will be found in more detail on our website www.bowlingalmeria.com.
Press Secretary & ALBC Vice Chairman