Well done to Peter Harris of Pedras Bowling Club, for arranging a very successful new competition of Australian Pairs. The first game took place on Tuesday, January 21 at Alvor Bowling Club. All games took place at a single venue, morning and afternoon sessions, with lunch provided by Ros and her team.
Valverde won four points from Albufeira who won six points; Tavira won two points from Floresta winning eight points; whilst Pedras took six points from Alvor who won four points. The Table has Floresta at the top on eight points, with Pedras and Albufeira on six points. Four more matches to decide the winners, so every point counts.
Thursday, January 23 was our next Super 10’s game. The forecast was rain, but it turned into a bright, if cold, day. Tavira took two points from Valverde who won six points; Albufeira and Floresta shared the points with four each; whilst Alvor took six points from Balaia who won two points. Pedras was the resting team this week.
Floresta remain at the top of the Table with 50 points, Pedras are second with 42 points, and Valverde are in third place with 34 points.
Saturday, January 25 dawned bright and a better day than expected, so all games took place. In League A, Tavira Tigers won six points from Alvor Rooks who won two points; Floresta Foresters took all eight points from Balaia Pods; Valverde Vikings won two points from Pedras Panthers who won six points; whilst Albufeira Cats took all eight points from Alvor Amigos.
Albufeira Cats remain at the top of Table A with 60 points, Floresta Foresters are chasing closely behind on 54 points and Pedras Panthers are third with 50 points.
In League B, Alvor Greens won one point from team-mates Alvor Scorpions winning seven points; Balaia Whalers took all eight points from Floresta Rangers; whilst Valverde Vulcans and team-mates Valverde Vipers shared the points with four each. Floresta Huntsman were the resting team this week.
The top of Table B remains with Valverde Vulcans on 48 points, Valverde Vipers chasing closely behind on 44 points, and Floresta Huntsman closing on 42 points.
Some of the outstanding games from last weekend are still to be played to bring the tables up to date, but with four more matches to decide which clubs will be in the semi-finals, there is still time for it all to change.
By MIRIAM HARE