As players started to gear themselves up for the annual visits by family or friends or started making preparations for that visit to Blighty to spectate the Olympic Games, it was time to call a halt to the early Summer League.
Over the last 10 weeks players from all member clubs have taken part in an event full of competitive spirit, but with the usual fun and fellowship which befits competitors within Bowls Algarve.
Those of you who have followed reports of performances so far will know that it has been the Kestrels and Tigers who have been making the running, but with a heavy defeat in Week 9, Kestrels knew they had to make at least six points from the last game if they were to retain the title.
And so to Alvor, with low flying aircraft and parachutists dropping out of the sky to distract ones attention as they tried to land in the airport perimeter, but players concentrating on only one thing – the jack.
The first game finished was Doves v Huntsmen, 42 shots to 30 and 8 points to 2; followed by Tigers v Larks 43 shots to 34 and 6 points to 4, but Kestrels coasted to an emphatic victory over Eagles by 47 shots to 21 taking 8 points to 2 and the winner’s trophy yet again.
The League finished up Kestrels 71 points, Tigers 65, Doves 51, Huntsmen 40, Eagles 39 and Larks 34.
Where do we go from here? Watch this space.