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Santa Maria Challenge

Dec. 2018 - Santa Maria BC

Report by Susan Walker, photo editing  by John Carr. 

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Santa Maria bowls club in Elvira held their annual bowls competition for all bowlers on the coast and inland. The weather was kind, the friendship, the competition and enthusiasm lasted all week with some very close fought games.

In the triples, both teams had extremely close semi final games involving Ella More, Margaret Kain, Gordon Kain, from Santa Maria Verses Kevin Westwell, Paul Hughes and Graham Jarrett from Lauro Bowls Club and Esther Gatter, Nancy Shaw and Tony Gatter from Miraflores Verses John Callaghan, Terry Brooker and Allen Gateshill from Saydo. After 13 ends in the final allenís team were ahead by 7 shots on the 13th end but grahamís team started to pull back but unfortunately didnít quite make the winning score. So Terry, John and Allen from Saydo took the title by 18 shots to 16.

Both pairs semi finals finished by one shot and two shots difference so Margaret and Gordon Kain played Craig Lewis and Tom Rogers in the final. Both teams were from Santa Maria. Craig and Tom played extremely well to take a substantial lead and Margaret and Gordon accepted defeat.

Craig played brilliantly against Juan Abeal from Benalmadena beating him 22-5 and Garry had beaten Kevin Westwell from Lauro 21 Ė 5 in the semi finals. Craig, in the final could not find the same form against Garry Aldridge who played fantastically and won easily. Well played Garry.

The ladies semi finals were closely fought with June Baldry beating Ella More and Lynda Hall gaining 3 shots on the last end to gain victory over Barbara Land by 21 shots to 16. Both games were excellent to watch. In the final it was nip and tuck all the way with Lynda leading on the 24th end but June stuck in and got a 3 and a 2 to give her victory over Lynda  22 -18. What a fantastic match. Well done ladies.

Susan with Pat thanked all for supporting the event, particularly Ibex insurance company for their sponsorship, all the umpires, markers, Simone and staff for food and bar service, everyone for supporting the raffle, Susan, Rosemary and Craig for organising and Brenda (Tomís wife) for baking a beautiful Christmas cake.

Elaine from Ibex then presented the prize money and all photographs were taken.

What a fantastic week we had!
 

Men's Singles Winner, Garry Aldridge.

Men's Pairs Winner, Sponsor, Finalist.

Photo L to R: Garry Aldridge, Elaine & Craig Lewis.

Ladies Singles Winner, June Baldry.

Ladies Singles Winner, Sponsor, Finalist.

Photo L to R: June Baldry, Elaine & Lynda Hall.

Pairs Winners & Sponsor, .

Photo L to R: Tom Rogers, Elaine & Craig Lewis.

Pairs Finalists, Winners & Sponsor.

Photo L to R: Margaret and Gordon Kain, Elaine, Tom Rogers & Craig Lewis.

Triples Winners & Sponsor, .

Photo L to R: Elaine, Allen Gateshill, John Callaghan & Terry Brooker.

Triples Finalists, Winners & Sponsor, .

Photo L to R: Kevin Westwell, Paul Hughes and Graham Jarrett, Elaine, Allen Gateshill, John Callaghan & Terry Brooker.

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