Over the weekends of 23-25 November and 30 Nov-2 December the Andalucian Bowling Federation (Almeriense) Mens and Ladies Singles and Pairs were played at Indalo and Cabrera Bowling Clubs.
The Mens Singles took place at Indalo Bowling Club at the end of November with 36 players taking part. The four semi finalists all came from Indalo Bowling Club with Derek Webb winning 21-13 over Mick Johnson and John Dedman beating Steve Grattage 21-9. The final saw John take an early lead over Derek – but Derek pulled back to take he lead on 12th end and, despite a great effort from John, Derek kept the lead to win 21-17.
During the same weekend the Ladies Pairs took place at Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club. By sheer coincidence in the first round Maureen Milsom and Linda Harvey from Indalo met Maureen De Boer and Linda Lester, also from Indalo. Needless to say Maureen and Linda won! (De Boer and Lester that is). The first semi final saw Mo and Linda in a match against Jan Dando and Debbie Colquhoun where Jan and Debbie won to meet Doreen Hall and Jan Johnson in an all Indalo final after Doreen and Jan J. beat Maureen Stakes and Sue Mannall from Almeria B.C. in the other semi. In the final Jan and Debbie were the eventual winners with a result of 19-10.
In the Mens Pairs on the second weekend, after a very cold Sunday the semi finals were played on a much warmer Monday morning which saw Chris Ewer and John Fitzgerald from Almeria Bowling Club win 19-11 over Keith Harvey and Gerard Donck from Indalo Bowling Club plus Peter Sands and David Jenkins from Cabrera win 27-13 against David Ebdon and Colin Thomas again from Indalo. The final on Monday afternoon was a very close contest and at the 16th end the score was 12-10 to Chris and John who went on to take the last 2 ends to win 17-10.
At the same time at Indalo the Ladies Singles took place with 24 ladies competing. Both semi finals saw fairly comfortable wins for the eventual finalists. Jan Dando beat Barbara Ruscoe 21-2 and Chris Dedman (keeping it in the family) claimed the match against Doreen Hall 21 shots to 9. Again, all semi finalists were from Indalo. The final was a very close affair and the score was 9-8 to Chris after 10 ends. Chris maintained her lead until the 17th end where the score was then 16-16 and Jan then went ahead to claim the title 21-16.