The weather for the Inter-Club Championship semi-finals, which took place on Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26, was fabulous; we couldn’t have asked for better.
The green at Tavira County Lawn Bowls Club was in wonderful condition and a credit to Joe Scott, owner, who devotes a very large amount of time to maintain it in such good condition. Thanks to Joe for the use of the green and also to Carol and Brian Heselton and Paul Scott for the excellent food provided to the many bowlers and spectators.
There was some fabulous bowling from all the teams, with one game going to an extra end to decide the winner. The finals at Pedras Lawn Bowls Club on March 11 and 12 promise to provide even more excitement.
Thursday, February 27 was our last Super 10’s match. Floresta won six points from Tavira who won two; Albufeira also won six points from Balaia who won two; Valverde also won six points from Pedras, winning two points. Alvor were the resting team this week.
These last results change the top of the table, with Floresta now at the top with 67 points, Pedras in second place on 64 points and Albufeira in third place with 55 points. Congratulations to the winning club, Floresta.
What a change in the weather. Saturday, February 29 dawned cloudy, and those of us who arrived at Alvor for one of the semi-finals matches found ourselves getting very cold and wet. The bowlers very bravely continued throughout the cold and wet to play their game. It was a close match going right down to the wire with the very last bowl of the match being the decider.
The match at Tavira was also in the same vein, although their match was drier.
The finalists are now decided with both sides being from League ‘B’ whilst no side from League ‘A’ have achieved going through to the finals. The successful sides are Valverde Vulcans against Floresta Huntsman at a venue yet to be decided. Another exciting game to be expected thisSaturday, March 7.
Congratulations to the successful teams, and commiserations to the runners up.
By MIRIAM HARE