2014- 321 Iberian Challenge
Thanks to Iberian Funeral Plans for once again sponsoring the Open 321 Iberian Challenge. This competition played with a 321 round-robin format, where teams of three players play six ends of Triples, six of Pairs and finally six ends of Singles over a set period of two hours.
The competition was open to Cabrera, Indalo, Mojacar and Almeria bowling clubs. Disappointing that this year there were no entries from Cabrera or Mojacar. Thanks to Indalo’s six teams and six from Almeria enabling us to run the competition. Teams were drawn and divided into two groups, A & B, played over two days, 25th, 26th October. On Sunday afternoon on the 26th, the winners of group A played group B to decide the winner and second place.The runners up of both groups played for Third and fourth place
The quality of play was excellent throughout and hats off to all who managed to play well in spite of tremendous hot weather. The winners were from Almeria, John and Christina Fitzgerald and Chris Ewer who had a great final against a formidable Indalo team, John and Sue Mannall supported by Barbara Ruscoe . Third and Fourth teams put on a quality performance with the Indalo Team of Keith and Linda Harvey and Gerard Donck winning the game to collect third place against the Almeria triple of Jim Pike, Mikeand Rona Hendry taking the fourth position.
Our Captain, Colin Wright thanked all those that played and spectated for their support during the two days. Special thanks to Stuart and Janice Beetham for managing this complex competition and taking the photographs on behalf of yours truly who had to be in UK. Also to John Fitzgerald for his help with preparing the score cards.The Miraflores staff for keeping the players fed and watered throughout the weekend. Finally, many thanks to our sponsor Dawn Coleman, proprietor of Iberian Funeral Plans for donating and presenting the Iberian Challenge Trophy and cash prizes for winners, second, third and fourth place. We would hope when this competition takes place next year it would be nice to have more support from all club’s
Vic Parsons – ABC Press Secretary