Amendoeira win Cameron Cup and Super Tens

The final of the Cameron Cup was held on Sunday, as is traditional at the Tavira Club, Bill and Joan Cameron having donated the prestigious trophy some years ago.

The final was made more interesting in that it was between two sides new to Bowls Algarve, Amendoeira and Pedras. This in itself is a tribute to the exciting growth and development of the game of bowls throughout the Algarve.

A closely-fought match was eventually won by the Amendoeira Club, who defeated Pedras by nine shots, 33-24, to take their first ever trophy. The afternoon saw the Super Tens final between Amendoeira, making their second appearance of the day, and Valverde, another club new to Bowls Algarve this season.

Valverde took the singles match, when John Denn defeated Mary Banks by 21-12 in an excellent match to watch. Amendoeira, however, then clinched their second trophy of the day by taking the pairs, triples and fours in quick succession to become Super Tens Champions (read other story on this page).

A memorable day, and our thanks to the Tavira Club for hosting the events and providing light meals and refreshments throughout the day.

Well done to all the finalists on reaching this far and we look forward to the continued and positive development of Bowls Algarve and Bowls in general in Portugal.

Inter Club Championships semi-finals

No rest for the competitive bowlers as the Championships reach the semi-final stages. These were played at Alvor on March 11 in thankfully dry and fine conditions.

In the men’s singles, it was a good day for the Valverde Club when John Denn again reached the final by defeating Kevin Rowley from Albufeira by 21-8 and Jeff Perry continued his good form with a 21-14 victory over George Humphries from Alvor.

The Ladies was an all-Alvor affair, with Maggie Dance beating Judy Drewer by 21-10 and Catherine Webb beating Sheila Rapsey in a close match, 21-18.

The Pairs saw John and Sheila Currall of Alvor beat Tom Sanderson and DJ Campbell from Valverde by 19-9. They will take on John and Maggie Dance in the final.

The mixed pairs saw Alan Clarke and Sheila Rapsey (Alvor) narrowly defeat John and Maggie Dance (also Alvor) 18-16. Alan and Sheila will now take on Janice Clarke and John Woodworth from PDF, who had a walkover from Dave and Rene Berbridge from Albufeira, due to Davids’ indisposition. We all wish him a speedy recovery and return to the greens.

The triples resulted in a 15-8  victory for Jan McGlynn, Ted Vidler and Jeff Perry from Valverde over Judy and Geoff Drewer and Pauline Wilson of Alvor. Their opponents in the final will be John and Maggie Dance and Carla Kenney (Alvor) who had qualified earlier. The fours was a comprehensive win for Alan Clarke, Jack Pendley, John Jones and Mike Boon from Alvor against John Woodworth, Steve Lee, Max Hodges and Ron Cain from PDF, by 22-7.

In the final, they will take on another Alvor four of Alan and Frances Reynolds and Graham and Joan Worrall. John and Christina Laskey and Mike and Catherine Webb (Alvor) took on the Albufeira four of Derek King, Kevin Rowley, Betty Scott and Chris Dudman in the mixed fours and ran out 30-16 winners. John and Maggie Dance, Brian Duffley and Anne Davey (Alvor) had already qualified for the mixed fours final.

Many congratulations to all competitors on reaching the semi-finals and particularly those who have fought through to the finals weekend at PDF this weekend.

Alan Clarke, League and Competitions Director