A different kind of week for Balaia

It was a quiet week for bowling. Saturday, April 1 Balaia Bowling Club held a fun April Fool’s morning of Crown Green Bowling, organised by Peter Moss.

Janice M (formerly from Vilamoura), Roy Impey and Gerald Plant were all competing for the last point to take the trophy. However, pressure was great on all of them, but it was Gerald who triumphed and took the trophy after 25 ends.

Balaia’s social secretary Alison Wooding was also busy this week, finalising the arrangements for a morning visit to a cork factory near São Brás, to learn how the cork is taken from the trees and treated before being made into various cork products, including wine-bottle stoppers, shoes, belts and umbrellas. Opening a bottle of wine will never be the same again.

An interesting morning was followed by lunch at Sabores do Campo restaurant, also near São Brás, where an excellent meal was enjoyed by all.

The green at Balaia Bowling Club has been closed for maintenance during the week of April 3 to 9, so everyone is looking forward to it re-opening and being able to have a roll-up again.

Balaia welcomes bowlers of all levels, new or experienced and, has its roll up on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.45am for 10am start.