Valverde Bowls Club in Almancil officially opened its green on October 18 with 64 bowlers, representing nine different clubs across the region, participating in an Open Pairs Competition.
When the Vale do Lobo Bowls Club closed in March 2007, the search started for a site for a new green and now the Club Committee’s dream of building a bowling green has been realised.
“We were offered a lease on a plot of land at the rear of the Don CaQmillo Restaurant at Valverde, and after much debating and planning, the new green was conceived,” said Jan McGlynn, the Club’s secretary.
“With founder members generously investing in the project and a firm management committee in place, the barren plot of land turned into an oasis of green turf and the Valverde Bowls Club was born.”
The club already has a membership of about 50.
The Competition results were:
Winners: John & Lorraine Freeman of Tavira Bowls Club
2nd Guy Gomes & John Denn of Valverde Bowls Club
3rd Polly & David Labanti of Vilamoura Bowls Club
4th Graham Hewitt & John Marshall of Pedras Bowls Club
5th Frances & Alan Reynolds of Alvor Bowls Club
=6th Sue Hunt & Jeff Perry of Valverde Bowls Club
=6th Gordon Linford & Stewart Banks of Valverde/Amendoeira Bowls Club
8th Dave Berbridge & Eric Johnson of Albufeira Bowls Club
For more information about the club, please visit www.valverdebc.co.uk