The forecast was for thunder storms, but Thursday, May 24 turned out to be a beautiful bowling day, not too hot. Balaia Bowling Club was our host this week, and as their green is a little smaller than most, games were held both in the morning and afternoon to accommodate all the teams.
The morning games started slightly earlier than usual to ensure completion before the afternoon games began, so at 10.30am battle commenced.
Alvor Kestrels took all 10 points from Tavira Tigers, whilst Balaia Dolphins held onto three points against Valverde Vikings who won seven points. Albufeira Wildcats took eight points from Floresta Falcons who won two points, and Pedras Panthers achieved four points from Alvor Egrets who took six points. Valverde Vulcans had their resting week this week.
Balaia Dolphins held on to their spot at the top of the League Table with 25 points, Alvor Kestrels snapping at their heels with 23 points and Valverde Vikings following closely on 20 points. Alvor Egrets are holding up the table with 10 points.
Algarve bowlers are taking a well-earned break this coming week, with some of them being foolhardy enough to travel to Spain for a further week’s bowling. Always an excellent trip. Hopefully this year we may be able to bring back the silverware, or at least win a couple of games. Most Algarve bowlers are lawn bowlers, so the Spanish teams have an advantage over us, as they are playing on their home ground of carpet. Well, that is our excuse anyway!
By MIRIAM HARE
Photo: Balaia Golf Village