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Portuguese bowlers triumph

Bowlers from across the Algarve and western Spain came together to take part in the Valverde Bowls Spring Pairs competition held at the club in Almancil wwon March 26.

The standard of competition during the annual event, which was sponsored by the Holiday Inn Algarve, was very high with Amadeu Gil da Rocha and Graham Martin of Vilamoura Bowls Club coming out as the overall winners of the competition, while Gui Gomes and John Denn of Valverde finished in second place.

Members of both the top two teams are seasoned bowlers, however relative newcomers to the sport Margaret and Peter Wilson from Valverde finished in third place after only having played the game for two years.

Free bowls instruction is offered to anyone wanting to try lawn bowls at the Valverde Bowls Club, the first club in Portugal to be owned and run by its members.

For further information, please call Jan McGlynn on 289 315 326