Floresta Bowling Club hosts Algarve bowlers
Thursday, May 30 was a beautiful day as only the Algarve can produce. The location was Floresta Bowling Club in Luz, near Lagos. George Humphreys the owner, welcomed everyone, and had to announce the sad news, that Christine Dudman had died during last week, unexpectedly. A minute’s silence was held in her honour before the games began.
The morning games were difficult when the wind decided to blow, making conditions very testing, on a playing surface that is challenging for all players, including those who play there regularly. However, as is usual, the conditions were the same for everyone. The green was well vacuumed before play began, but the wind constantly had all players chasing debris as well as hats, off the rinks, interesting times. The wind was still blowing during the afternoon games, making their games just as challenging.
Tavira Tigers took six points from Alvor Egrets who won four points; Alvor Kestrels lost all points to Valverde Vikings the top scoring team this week, who won all ten points; Albufeira Wildcats won two points from Valverde Vulcans winning eights points; Floresta Squirrels won eight points from Floresta Falcons who won two points; whilst Balaia Dolphins won two points from Pedras Panthers who won eight points.
The Table has changed again with, Valverde Vikings and Tavira Tigers sharing the top slot with 32 points each, and Valverde Vulcans chasing closely behind on 30 points, with Pedras Panthers in contention with 29 points. Balaia Dolphins are holding up the league from the bottom with four points.
Many thanks go to Lynne Humphreys and Paula who provided a delicious Jambalaya and sandwiches for all the teams and supporters and to George Humphreys who ensured everyone was suitably hydrated during the very hot day.
By MIRIAM HARE