On November 30, Valverde Lawn Bowls Club in Almancil held its first St Andrew’s Day Gala when 30 members, augmented by a few visitors, started off playing two games of triples each of 8 ends.
Lunchbreak included pizza and a drink before play resumed for a further 8 ends.
The result was Winter Members 111 shots v Resident Members 108 shots, with the best two winning triples receiving a cash prize.
An enjoyable day was had by all, and it is hoped this event will become an annual date in our club’s diary.
By ALAN PREECE