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La Posada Bowls Tour to the Algarve, Portugal

May 2015

Report by Jeff Rowe, text editing & photo processing by Amber Dineen & John Carr.

For the second consecutive year, La Posada Bowls Club went on a week’s tour to Portugal, this time staying in Praia da Rocha on the Western Algarve.

We fielded 8 teams of triples at each of 4 venues: Tavira; Floresta; Alvor & Vilamoura, mixing up the teams each time with a combination of novice and more experienced bowlers.

With most of our players having little or no experience of bowling on grass, we did well to win 2 rinks at Tavira, 1 rink at Alvor and 2 rinks at Vilamoura. At Floresta, where we bowled on carpet (a much more familiar surface to us), we narrowly lost by 4 rinks to 3, with 1 rink drawn.

The weather was glorious, the bowls clubs friendly and welcoming, and the hotel and resort at which we stayed was superb. The week ended with a lovely meal on our final evening at a restaurant in Praia da Rocha, where presentations were made to Nick Cummins - “most successful skip”, Steph Plummer - “most improved player” and Peter Gudgeon, Christine Ennever & Shelley Greenwood - “most encouraging team performance”. A great end to a great week which was enjoyed by everyone.

A presentation was also made to our organiser in Portugal, “Connie”, who did a superb job. The programme she put together for us is included for interest.

La Posada Team

Click on here for fully illustrated Tour Details.

Game in Play at Floresta.

Team captains.

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