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Miraflores BC v Potters Leisure

Sept. 2017 - Miraflores BC

Photos & text by Grant Frost, photo editing  by Amber Dineen & John Carr. 


Well not really! Friday saw a visit to Miraflores by Potters Leisure who operate the largest bowls facility in UK. World No.1 Greg Harlow (2017 World Indoor Bowling Championships finalist) and a large group of people from all over the country who were visiting Malaga as part of a bowling/cruising holiday.

Sadly, their plans were disrupted by “Storm Brian” resulting in them hiding in a French port for 2 days and having to change their itinerary totally. Initially they had been due to play 3 matches on the Spanish mainland but all had to be cancelled with only Miraflores able to accommodate the change of date of arrival at Malaga. 

As the only facility on the Costa del Sol with 2 greens we were able to entertain 10 rinks of bowlers for the whole day with a break for lunch which we hope went some way to lessening their disappointment and the feedback at the end of the day was that all had enjoyed a fabulous day in unseasonably hot weather.

The largest open bowls competition on the coast the "Miraflores Open" will be starting on Saturday 11th November. There will be events in three disciplines namely Mixed Triples, Mixed Pairs and Open Fours (a new event for this year). We are delighted to have 2 major sponsors in place, namely Ibex Insurance and Currencies Direct both of whom will have representatives on site to answer questions about their companies to both players and spectators. The event runs through to Sunday 19th November with entries closing on 3rd November. Contact the club (mirafloresbowls@hotmail.com) if you want to take part. 

Spectators are welcome at all times and we have a fully stocked bar with food available to satisfy everybody's needs. Sunday 19th November which is finals day will feature all 3 finals and is normally a very popular event for spectators, especially the post final presentations and scorecard draw with prizes from local businesses for all entrants who are present, don't miss it!! This year we will also have a guest of honour at the presentations, Nuria Rodriguez who is the Sports Councillor for Mijas.

Carol (Captain of the day) with World No.1, Greg Harlow.

Potters visitors and Miraflores bowlers socialising at lunchtime.

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