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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for 18th September.

Javea Green Bowls Club hosts 20th Iberian Open,

Each year the Iberian Open competition heralds the start of the winter bowling season. 112 competitors from Javea and surrounding clubs battled it out over 8 days in intense heat for the chance to lift the prestigious trophies and win generous prize money. 1,500 ends were played, in excess of 5,000 woods delivered, 1,260 bottles of water and 400 litres of beer were consumed. Monday was finals day and after several nail biting matches the winners emerged. The mens rinks was won by Paul Brown, Stewart Beattie, Brian Manser and Derek Eldon. Ladies rinks winners were Wendy Symonds, Lynda Warnes, Yvonne Brown and Chris Evans. Aussie Pairs champions were Chris Evans and Clive English. The main event as always was saved till last and Yvonne Brown and Maggie Lawley had a nip and tuck game before Maggie emerged triumphant with a score of 21-20. The mens final, also a close run affair, was won 21-18 by Paul Trunchion against last years winner Alan Phillips. Paul was also declared Player of the Tournament, a very popular choice. Special mention was given to Yvonne Carvath and Jonathan Barr for defeating several tough teams on route to the Aussie Pairs final. The ladies rinks team of Jane Baron, Margaret Walker, Pauline Finn and Dianne Wynne also received a special mention for reaching the finals beating last years winners and a strong team in the semi finals which included Spanish Internationals. Javea green´s President Alan Travers thanked our main sponsors Specsavers, Telitec and Scottsdale overseas for their generous and continuous support of the club. He praised Keith and Dee Hamilton for organising their first major competition which ran like clockwork. The competitors finally enjoyed a meal, and a disco courtesy of Neil Fagen one of our bowlers.

Happy Bowling

Jan.



WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 1st July.

S.K. Aussie Pairs Winners

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The winners of the SK Underwriting Aussie Pairs Final at Javea Green, was ultimately decided by an Umpire´s measure! Two fabulous days of bowls, albeit in very hot conditions, was enjoyed by 48 bowlers competing in Round Robin groups of 6 teams. The four group winners went through to the semi-finals where Brian Booker and Clive English narrowly defeated Carol Davey and Mike O´Neill, and Alan Stephens and Doug Bacon held off a strong challenge from Dave Carvath and Brian Taylor. The final saw some fabulous bowls from all four players and the last end started with Brian & Clive one shot ahead. When Doug came to bowl the last wood of the match neither team was sure who was holding. Doug decided he needed to draw close to guarantee an extra end or take the match if he won the measure. Unfortunately he failed narrowly to draw the shot and also just nudged his team´s closest wood further away. The measure went against him and Brian and Clive were Champions. The Competition closed with a BBQ and disco, with the music played by our own Neil Fagin. At the presentation SK Underwriting were thanked for their very generous funding, over 1000 euro in prize money, and Mike O´Neill was congratulated for the organisation of his first competition as Match Secretary.



WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 26th June

Spanish Team at Javea Green

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Javea Green Bowls Club welcomed the Spanish National Squad for training over the weekend. On Sunday, matches were played between the Squad and teams selected from the local clubs, Bonalba, El Cid, Benitachell, Finca Guila and Javea. The morning session saw the Squad win all four Rinks matches, but lose three of the four Singles matches. With a decent crowd enjoying the afternoon session an upset looked on the cards, but the in-depth strength of the National Squad proved too much for the Select team and the session was drawn four matches each. Graham Cathcart, National Manager, thanked the Inn on the Green for their hospitality and the opposition for providing a stern test for his team. He also said that the overall result, although pleasing, was not as important as the continuing development of the Spanish team. Our photo shows players from both teams.



WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 16th June

WINNING COMBINATION

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On one of the hottest days of the year JAVEA GREEN BOWLS CLUB teamed up with IFACH golf club for a Texas Scramble. On Friday 16thJune, about 30 players, bowlers and golfers joined forces to play golf at Ifach golf club. This was a return match to even up the spoils after golfers had come to bowl at JGBC earlier in the year. A great afternoon was had by one and all which culminated in a superb buffet provided by the catering staff at IGC. The picture shows the eventual winners of JGBC Captain Felicity Jenkins, who with bowler Chris Salter and golfers Barry Roberts and George Larkin ran out the eventual winners after an exciting finish when 3 teams were on a score of 58 and the result was decided on countback. All participants resolved to make it a regular event, but next time in the cooler weather.


WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 3rd June

BBC Win Dave Sackman Trophy

The annual Dave Sackman Memorial 321 competition was held at Javea Green but the Trophy was won by Gail Chick, Mary Cockell and Greg Sperring from Benitachell bowls club. In a very competitive final, with only 2 shots separating the teams over the 3 disciplines, they held off a strong challenge from the Javea Green team of Alan Phillips, Maureen Barrie and Bill Barrie. The competition was contested over 3 days and players from Javea, El Cid, Bonalba and Benitachell enjoyed playing on the superb new carpet. Alan Travers, President of Javea Green, was delighted to welcome Gwen Sackman, plus Dave´s son and daughter to perform the prize giving. He then paid tribute to Dave with an amusing remembrance of Dave´s character! Our brand new Competition Secretary Keith Hamilton and his able assistant Dee Hamilton, were congratulated on a successful first competition.


WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 20th May

Turner Insurance Bowls Winners.

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After two days of fabulous bowling, the Turner Insurance Drawn Aussie Pairs was won by David Bell and Matt Taylor. The first day saw the 4 Leagues keenly contested, with the winning teams progressing to the semi-final stage. Bill Barrie and Graham Marshall took on David and Matt but had two disastrous ends, dropping 10 shots in the process, and went down 14-3. The other semi-final was a much tighter affair and finished tied at 5-5. In the one end play off Dee Hamilton and Jonathan Barr managed to hold the shot advantage to beat Alan Travers and Norman Richardson.

The final was played in front of an enthusiastic crowd who saw David and Matt continue their magnificent form to win their sixth match on the trot by 9 shots to 3. We were delighted that Andrew Turner of TURNER INSURANCE SPECIALISTS, our sponsors, was there to present the trophy and prizes.


WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 6th May

Close Finish in Javea Spring Triples.

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What a dramatic finish in both the Javea Spring Triples Final and in the Plate Final, as both matches went into the last end at 7-7. The Competition, which was sponsored jointly by Select Villas of Moraira and Movers International, was run over 2 days with all teams playing in Round Robin Leagues on day 1 and then in knock-out format on day 2. The Plate Competition saw the Route Masters team, Peter Shaw, Keith Beaman and Alan Travers edge out Scotch Eggs, Pauline Bishop, Pauline Finn and Jim Fletcher on the final end and that needed the Umpire to adjudicate over a tight measure. Meanwhile the Spring Triples Final was also decided on the final end, as the Lloyds Bankers team of Tony Lloyd, Ken Varney and Felicity Jenkins held just one shot to win 8-7 against the Wicks “r” Us team of Alan Stephens, Tony Scott and Steve Lilley. We were pleased that Linda of Select Villas of Moraira was able to present the prizes to the winning teams, see photo. Many of our Members stayed to the end of the Competition and enjoyed the bowling while basking in the sunshine. It´s a tough life! Bill Barrie thanked Jan and Alan Phillips for their organisation.


WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 22nd April

Bowlers or Golfers??.

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Many bowlers on the Costa Blanca were ex-golfers and their experience in that sport certainly helped when they took up bowls, so who would be victorious when the Javea Green Bowls Club played against the Ifach Golf Club, in a charity challenge bowls match? The charity to benefit from the event was the Parkinsons' Group (part of HELP of Denia), which is also Felicity Jenkins, the Javea Captain´s chosen charity for the year. The Parkinsons´ Group, represented by Patricia Lee Patten and a few helpers, were able to attend and watch the fun. Thanks to the generosity of all involved on the day, the magnificent amount of €1000 was raised and this will be presented at a later date to the charity. The whole event was the joint brainchild of Javea Captain Felicity Jenkins and the late Peter Drake, Javea Chairman, who sadly passed away before the idea came to fruition. It was decided to dedicate the event to him, and his son Martyn said a few words, on his behalf. Felicity also thanked the sponsors for the day Casa Seguro, Scotsdale International and Telitec for their much appreciated support and involvement. The match itself was won by the bowlers, but a return golf match at the Ifach Golf Club is planned for May, perhaps revenge is in the air!


WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 8th April

XIC Students Enjoy Bowls at Javea Green.

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The culmination of this seasons' Javea Green Bowls Junior Section Mini League resulted in a win for the China Dragons team of Sergio Ruano, Jake Hopson, Guy Marshall and Justin Vann Damm. After an exciting last week, when the final position was still in doubt, they edged the Ninjanans into second place. Joint third place went to the Golden Girls and the Lion Lords. Captain of Javea Green Bowls Club Felicity Jenkins and a band of loyal helpers have been coaching students of XIC since September 2016. Felicity said that the students were definitely improving week on week and presented the winning team with a JGBC badge. The most improved player Trophy was awarded to Zuzanna Orlowicz. Felicity said Zuzanna not only bowled well but also listened and put into practice everything that she had learned and most importantly displayed good manners and good etiquette on the green. All the students have been invited to join in our club days in the school holidays. This encouraging report of youngsters enjoying the game we love, unfortunately comes at the same time that we at Javea Green, mourn the sudden death of our President, Peter Drake. Peter had been a member of Javea for many years and will be greatly missed by his friends and family.


WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 19th February 2017

Javea Saturday Triples Winners.

The Javea Bowls Saturday Triples, sponsored by Clinica Dental Teulada, came to its conclusion on Saturday and the winners were Nutcrackers. For a long time it looked as though the Celts, made up predominantly of less experienced bowlers, would be the surprise winners but they just fell short. Another team worthy of a mention were Hissing Cid, again mainly newer bowlers, who also took some notable scalps. Going into the last day Headhunters were one point behind Nutcrackers and needed a win to have any chance, unfortunately the wheels fell off and they suffered their largest defeat of the season. The top team Nutcrackers rounded off their campaign with a convincing victory and a comfortable three point margin at the top of the pile to become Champions. The Competition, superbly organised by Bill Barrie, saw twelve teams competing on a league basis over the winter months. Javea was grateful to all of our local neighbouring Clubs who entered teams, Calpe, Benitachell, El Cid and Finca Guila, without their support these Competitions would not be possible. On behalf of the visiting Clubs Jeff Richards, from Benitachell BC, thanked Bill Barrie and Javea Green for an enjoyable Competition and said he was looking forward to defending the title next year. Our photo shows the winning team of Mick Adams, Linda Richards, Brian Manser, Diane Manser, Greg Sperring and Jeff Richards. (Missing from the photo are Jan and Paul Brown who are in Beunos Aires)


PRESS REPORTS 2016.

WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 1st October 2016

YOUNG BOWLERS.

On Thursday the 29th September a young team of 11 year olds from XIC Javia International School were invited to an introduction to lawn bowls courtesy of Javea Green Bowls Club. members gladly gave up some of their time and made themselves available to coach students into playing this wonderful and skilful game. Javea Green Bowls Club hope to set up a Youth section in the future and this event is hopefully the start of many more interactions with young bowlers in the area. From the sounds of laughter and excitement it was clear that the students were enjoying themselves. Javea International School was founded in 1994 and the academic studies are complimented by a wide range of activities such as this bowling event. Lawn bowls is a game that most people will be able to participate in and enjoy. Everyone has an equal chance of winning and it creates a positive social event. If anyone over the age of 11 wishes to give lawn bowls a try, please call into the Javea inn on the Green Bowls Club and make enquiries.

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Happy Bowling

Celeste


WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 25th September 2016

CAPTAINS CUP.

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It's been a busy week at Javea Inn on the Green what with the completion of the Iberian Open Tournament and then on Thursday the 22nd September the ever popular Captain's Cup was played for. In all, 72 members of Javea Bowls Club entered and a draw took place to put members in a team of 3 players which amounted to a total of 24 teams.The teams were placed in 2 groups and each team played a total of 3 games throughout the day. Each team member took in in turns to play the 'Lead' then the 'Skip and then the 'Second'. This concept gives each player experience in the different roles a bowler can have in a team game. Prior to commencement of the competition there was a fun game which is called the 'spider', which involves all players standing around various parts of the green and they must place one foot in the ditch and on the Captain's command they must bowl towards a placed jack in the centre of the green. The object of the game is to get as close to the jack as possible and the winner gets a prize. As you can imagine, approximately 72 players bowling simultaneously will create quite the spectacle and bowls were being clattered all over the green. The lucky winner was Niel Roake.It was a particularly hot day and thankfully the players only had to complete 8 ends per game. Refreshments in the form of jacket potatoes or sandwiches were offered free of charge and were most welcomed by Javea members who thanked the catering staff for providing these tasty meals. Surprisingly out of the 24 teams, not one team won all 3 of their matches which is quite unusual. Fifteen teams managed to win at least 2 of their matches so the winners were decided on shot difference. With a score of plus 15 shots the runners up were Keith Hamilton, Alan Stephens and Keith Scott. The winners with a score of a healthy plus 19 shots were Pauline Bishop, Steve Upton and John North. Well done to them.

Also during the day this year's Javea Green Captain who is Felicity Jenkins ran a 'pot of gold' raffle like game and with the help of funds raised that day by Javea members they managed to raise a healthy €235 which will go towards her chosen charity which is the Parkinson's Society. Felicity thanked all participants and will carry on raising more funds throughout the year and present the final cheque to her charity of choice at the end of the year.

Maggie Richardson also took the opportunity that day to present a cheque for €500 that was raised on a recent social event that took place at Javea inn on the Green. Thanks to a lovely evening of music provided courtesy of the Moraira U3A music group, they raised the €500 and It was given to support Cancer Care Javea.

All in all, Javea Green members enjoyed a full day of activities and a great day was to be had. All participants would like to say a big Thank you to Alan Philips for organising this event.

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THE IBERIAN OPEN 2016

Posted 19th September

Javea Inn on the Green Bowls Club were very fortunate in hosting this prestigious competition in that the previous week we had suffered extensive fire damage to some areas of the bowls carpet surface and also some areas of the premises. Javea Green Members and Staff worked hard to ensure that the green and club were functional and thankfully the conditions did little to impede some of the outstanding and highly competitive bowling that took place over the week. The Iberian Open is a highly regarded competition and invites competitors from other Bowls Clubs to enter. There are 5 disciplines for teams to enter, these being the Ladies and Mens Singles, the Ladies and Mens Rinks and finally the Aussie Pairs.

The prize monies shared across the winners and runners up of all 5 disciplines amounts to a healthy €3,500 and above. Javea Green thanks their Sponsors who are Teletec, Almar Building Services and Lux-Al for supporting this competition. The prize money is a bonus to winning , however, most competitors want to win this competition because of the high kudos and respect that comes with this tournament. Following a busy week of bowling, the Finals took place on Monday the 19th September. A healthy contingent of spectators eagerly anticipated watching some spectacular and exciting matches and they were not disappointed.

The finals day started off with both the Ladies and Mens Rinks being played simultaneously. After 18 exciting ends, the eventual worthy winners of the Ladies Rinks were:- Anita Randall, Shirley Payne, Halina Leeder and Jean McLaughlin. They beat the Runners up who were Carol Davey, Carol Meare, Olive Lutz and Velia Wood.

Despite some tough competition the Mens Rinks was won comfortably by Alan Phillips, Rod Warnes, Greg Sperring and Jeff Richards. They beat Bob Cockell, Dudley Davies, Steve Griffin and Tim Woodcock.

Then came the much anticipated Ladies and Mens Singles final. In the Ladies final Gail Chick who also made it to last year's final played against Javea member Velia Wood. They were well matched throughout with Gail taking an early lead and then Velia managed to catch up. The match came to an exciting conclusion after a gruelling 26 ends with Velia scoring a vital 3 points to take the match. Well played to both Ladies.

There was a pleasant surprise finalist in the Mens Singles this year in that Alan Stephens had fought off many an accomplished player through the heats to reach the Final. Alan Stephens was up against another respected and experienced finalist player by the name of Alan Philips. Alan Stephens got off to a great start and took an early lead . However it wasn't too long before Alan Phillips started his come back and he eventually won the match. It was another crowd pleaser and some excellent bowling by both Gents. This was Alan's second final of the day and he was successful in both matches. Well done and congratulations to Alan Phillips.

The last matches to be played that day was the final of the Aussie Pairs. Derek Randall and Jean McLaughlin from El Cid took on Javea's Matt Taylor and Velia Wood.This was Velia's third game on the same day but it did not affect her standard of bowling. Never the less, it was not meant to be and despite a valiant effort by Matt and Velia, the worthy winners were Derek and Jean. Well done and a second successful final winner for Jean McLaughlin who won the Ladies rinks earlier in the day.

The Player of the tournament was awarded to a deserved Velia Wood. Velia earned her place in three finals that day. No doubt that this would have taken a physical and mental strain on her that day but she soldiered on and took it all in her stride. No doubt Velia would have slept well that night! Congratulations and well done Velia Wood.

Javea Inn on the Green bowls Club would also like to thank all the competitors who took part and especially those who travelled and played from other Clubs such as El Cid, Finca Guila and Benitachell. Javea Green would also like to thank Bill Barrie for organising the Iberian Open . It was thanks to his hard work and organisational skills that events ran smoothly and this tournament was a success.

Happy Bowling

Celeste

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 11th September

FIRE DAMAGE AT "THE INN ON THE GREEN

Following the destructive fires in some of the beautiful areas in the Javea region, many local people whose homes and businesses have suffered are coming to terms with cleaning up and continuing with their lives as best they can. One of the businesses affected was Javea Inn on the Green Bowls Club. One of the owners, Brian Taylor had to be evacuated in the early hours as the fire had reached his property. Although there is extensive damage to some areas, including the bowling carpet surface, the members have shown tremendous spirit by 'mucking in 'and getting the Inn on the Green going again. Over the past week members of Javea Green Bowls Club have been helping to put out ongoing local fires,cleaning, sweeping and hoovering the bowls carpet, cleaning the partially burnt out kitchen and bar area and still managing to supply the crew with a welcome supply of food and drinks and just doing anything they can to get the premises to a reasonably good working order. Some Javea players were playing in another local competition at another club and yet they still showed their support by popping in and offering encouragement and boosting morale whenever they could over the week. The working party showed great spirit and camaraderie. It was surprising what a difference a few people can make when they work together as a team. Within a few days, the clean up crew managed to get the premises in decent working order. The bowling surface does need to be replaced but members are still enjoying playing bowls and they have decided that it is not going to stop them from playing in the planned significant Iberian Competition which is still going ahead at Javea Green next week.

Keep calm and keep bowling .Business as usual at Javea in on the Green. Spectators and visitors are welcome to attend. The kitchen and bar is open.

Best Wishes Celeste

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Below is a link to more photo's of the damage at the club taken by Jonathan Barr.

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 3rd September

THE TAYLOR TROPHY

Javea Green Bowls Club has just finished hosting The Taylor Trophy in memory of Elaine Taylor. It is very different to other bowls club competitions in that it is played at some part under flood light conditions. This competition starts at 19:00 hrs until approximately 22:00 hrs so the competitors can appreciate cooler playingconditions as well as experiencing playing in a different environment. All teams played 2 matches each per Monday night and consisted playing 10 ends for each match. After the first match was completed, the atmosphere was charged up with the provision of a BBQ and refreshments. The competition takes place on a Monday evening over a period of 6 weeks and commenced this year on the 04th July and finished on the 29th August. This year 10 teams competed against each other in a bid to win this worthy Trophy. During the initial stages of this competition, team Full English who were the last year's winners took an early lead, however, team Mixed Bunch caught up and pulled ahead and won this years trophy with a comfortable score of 32 points. They won 16 out of the 18 matches they played. The winners from team Mixed Bunch consisted of Alan and Jan Philips, Derek and Lynne Elden, Greg Sperring and Adam Lambert. A big well done to them. The photo shows 4 members of Team Mixed Bunch. Team Summer Days came a surprise second, with a score of 21 points and only 1 point ahead of Team Full English. The Summer Days team consisted of Richard and Christine Day, Phil Barr, Dave and Yvonne Carvath, Steve Lilley and the late Elaine Taylor's Husband Brian Taylor. Team Full English came a close third with 20 points and this team consisted of Clive English, Chris Evans, Bill and Maureen Barrie and Dave and Yvonne Browne. This competion was organised by Bill Barrie. Thank you Bill.

Happy Bowling Celeste


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Velia Wood

Javea Inn on the Green Bowls Club are proud to announce that one of their respected bowlers has been selected to have a role within the Spanish Bowls squad. This is a huge achievement and Javea Bowls Club members are really pleased for Velia Wood. Velia was approached by a National player to attend the trials which took place at Quesada over the weekend of the 27th and 28th of August 2016. Velia had been asked to attend trials on previous occasions but personal circumstances prevented that from happening .This year she felt the time was right for her. Velia was taught to bowl at Javea Green Bowls Club back in 2001 and took to the game early on by playing in the Northern League for 2 years. Then Velia and her late Husband John took a 3 year break from bowls to renovate their Villa. On her return to playing bowls Velia joined Benitachell Bowls Club and being the competitor she is, won numerous other competitions including the Singles, Trips and Rinks Club Championships. She was also a finalist in the Iberian Open and a finalist in the Trips for the Spanish Nationals. Then 2 years ago, Velia returned to Javea Green Bowls Club and has never looked back. Velia says she has been inspired by other JGBC members to raise her game and has appreciated the support and encouragement her fellow members have given her. She states that their gamesmanship has helped her focus and her determination to improve is ongoing . Javea Green Bowls Club members are really proud of Velia. They wish her every success in her future in her role with the Spanish squad.

Happy Bowling Celeste

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 25th June

A Wynne Wynne result in the SK Underwriting Drawn Pairs!

This turned out to be a great competition, thoroughly enjoyed by all 24 teams that took part. The weather was very hot but everybody played with great spirit and got down to some very good bowling. This competition was organised by Bill Barrie who once again ensured that everything ran smoothly over the 2 days this event took place . He also helped with the draw and the seeding of each competitor so that everyone had a fair chance of success . There were 4 groups and in each group there were 6 pairs who were drawn to play each other over the 2 days. The pair with the highest score in each group was put through to the semi final.

The four group winners were John Pittaway with Tony Walker, Diane Wynne with Christine Day, Felicity Jenkins with Mike Wynne and Chris Salter with Neil Fagen. With the very generous prize money at stake, this was proving to be a very promising day for the Wynne family, who managed to avoid playing each other in the semi-finals. In one semi final John Pittaway and Tony Walker played against Diane Wynne and Christine Day . This was a close fought match with John narrowly missing taking the Jack on at least 2 occasions . At one point they were holding a crucial lead only to have it cruelly taken away by a bowl delivered by Christine Day. Christine and Diane managed to narrowly beat John and Tony and they were through to the final. It was good to see that Christine who is a relatively new bowler at Javea Inn on the Green was through to the finals. Well done. The other semi finalists were also having a good game. Felicity Jenkins and Mike Wynne played against Chris Salter and Neil Fagan. However, Felicity and Mike had a fairly comfortable win and they were pitted against Diane and Christine in the final. The final which, like the semis, was played over 4 ends and with only Felicity's last wood to bowl, the match was level but Felicity did a running shot into the head to reduce the adverse head count by 2 shots and to take victory. Congratulations to Felicity and Mike on their win. The losing semi finalists played off for the 3rd place prize money in which John and Tony prevailed over Chris and Neil. It was to be Mike Wynne's day by also winning the fun " spider " game and a prize. Our very generous sponsors, Colin and Sue of SK Underwriting, then presented the prizes to the winners, which was followed by a free barbecue provided for all the players, again supplied by our sponsors. As usual the catering was superb and they managed to accommodate a large number of extra guests who turned up. Javea Bowls Club would also like to thank Joe Schulein for all his great efforts to attain our sponsors. Without his input we would not have had such a brilliant competition . A truly great competition and thank you Joe, Colin and Sue.

Happy Bowling Celeste


Javea vs Benitachell. VCL League

Javea Green Bowls Club hosted their neighbours Benitachell Bowls Club in the Valencia Championship League which comprises of five disciplines. In the rinks Barry Elms, Brian Taylor, Velia Wood skipped by Javea captain John Pittaway managed to take control of this game from the start having a comfortable win of 27/14. In the pairs Maggie and Norman Richardson were happy to see the end of this game winning 19/17. Unfortunately Carol Davey, Dave Carvath and skipper Brian Walker lost their match 16/21. The ladies and gents singles ( Pat Pittaway and Matt Taylor ) turned out to be an exciting finish in both games, Pat Pittaway just missed out losing 17/21 and Matt Taylor was holding shot for the game only for the game to be cruelly taken away by the last bowl. The final score ended with two games won by Javea and three games won by for BBC but with a better shot difference, Javea managed to draw the match at 6 points each.

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Happy Bowling Celeste

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 18th June

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Javea vs Benitachell , Rose Bowl and Walton Cup.

Over the past 2 weeks Javea and Benirachell Bowls Clubs have been competing against each other in this annual challenge . The Ladies from both Clubs play for the Rose Bowl and the Gents compete for the Walton Cup . Last week the Ladies played at Benitachell . It was a scorcher of a day and at the end of 18 ends a refreshing cold drink and a rest in the shade was the order of the day . The competition is scored on shot points won by each Club on the day and the scores follow through to the following week's competition . That day , although the Benitachell Ladies won on 5 of the 7 rinks, Javea Ladies won by a shot difference of 2. The final scores that day were Javea 102 to Benitachell's 100. Some really high scoring rinks from the Ladies from Javea Bowls Club were played by Velia Wood , Brenda Burgess and Wendy Symmons, their final score was 29 - 10 . On another rink , Jenny Rich, Diane Wynne and Maureen Barrie won their game by 21 shots to 13.

Meanwhile , the Gents from Benitachell and Javea Bowls club were playing their 1st leg game at Javea Inn on the Green. Javea Gents had an impressive game and managed to accrue a lead of 33 points going into the next leg of the game.

On Thursday the 16th June , the 2nd and final leg was played. This time , the Gentlemen were playing at Benitachell and with a healthy lead, Javea Gents had high hopes of a win, they only needed to win on 3 of the rinks that day to take the trophy. However with a few key players not being available to play on the day it was not to be . Javea won on just 2 of the rinks being played and that was John Pittaway's team and John North's team. Benitachell Gents fought back and managed to snatch victory and win the Walton Cup. Well done to them . Last year the Javea Gents won the Walton Cup and this time around John Pittaway had to gracefully present the trophy to Benitachell Bowls Club for them to display in their trophy cabinet. Meanwhile, the Ladies were playing their 2nd leg match at Javea . This time around they were grateful for the cloud cover and had a more comfortable match than the previous week. With only a 2 shot lead in Javea's favour there was all to play for. With the help of impressive wins by Felicity Jenkins, Jill Worthington and Diane Wynne with a winning score of 24 shots to 8 and Velia Wood, Brenda Burgess and Wendy Symmons winning their match by 22 shots to 7 it certainly improved Javea's chances of success. Other Javea teams helped our chances of success by winning their games. Pauline Bishop, Maggie Richardson and Margaret Walker won their game 15 - 10 . Jill Nobbs, Heather Stephens and Olive Lutz also won their game with a final score of 19-14. Overall the Javea Ladies won by 17 shots. Well done Javea Bowls Club Ladies teams !

Last year Benitachell Ladies won the Rose Bowl. In the picture above the Benitachell Captain Viv Erridge is presenting this impressive and beautiful cut glass bowl to a our captain Felicity Jenkins.

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Happy Bowling Celeste

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Rose Bowl 1st match

Thursday was a scorcher and a lot of Ladies were happy to finish the 18 ends at Benitachell . The BBC Ladies won on 4 of the 6 rinks played , however , thanks to the high scores achieved on the winning 2 rinks , Javea Ladies won on shot difference by 2 points . The final score was Javea 102 and Benitachell 100 . Velia , Brenda and Wendy won their match 29 to 10 . Jenny , Maureen and Diane won their match 21 to 13 , on their last end they managed to accrue an amazing 7 shots ! Well done Javea Ladies and all to play for at home next week !

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Walton Trophy 1st match

Meanwhile the Gents who were playing at our Javea home ground had a more comfortable win over their male counterparts from Benitachell . They won on 5 of the 7 rinks being played. Javea Gents managed to accrue an impressive lead of 33 points ahead of BBC in readiness for next week's final match away at BBC . Good luck Fellas and well done !

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Happy Bowling Celeste

Posted 10th June


Javea Green Bowls Club receives commemorative pennant.

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On the 7th June , Roy Webb , a valued member of Javea Bowls Club presented our Club Captain Felicity Jenkins with a pennant from his Bowls club in the U.K. called East Dean & Friston . This club is located between the coastal towns of Eastbourne and Seaford and is only half a mile away from the famous white cliffs known as the Seven Sisters. East Dean & Friston is celebrating 80 yrs of bowls , it was formed in 1936 and the current site was hand dug by local members at that time. Javea Green Bowls Club is honoured to receive this commemorative pennant celebrating East Dean & Friston's 80 years of bowling and we will proudly display this pennant in our Clubhouse for all to see . Roy splits his time between the UK and Spain and is returning to the U.K. this week . Have a good journey Roy, send our thanks to East Dean & Friston Bowls club and we look forward to seeing you again next year .

Happy Bowling Celeste

Posted 8th June
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Bowled over at Javea Inn On The Green !

On Wednesday 1st June, Javea Inn on the Green facilitated the Dave Sackman Memorial 3.2.1.Trophy competition. Most people recall Dave as being passionate about standards and about his role at Javea Bowls Club. To this day, people still ensure that his strict standards of ensuring correct dress are still adhered to. This is a popular 3 day competition and it is open to all members of registered bowls clubs to enter. All the competitors choose their 3 players in their team and they are then drawn against other teams in a series of 3 different combinations of games, hence the name of 3.2.1. competition. In the first game, all 3 players in the team play against another team in their group consisting of 3 players. In total there are four groups.Then in the next combination of games, only 2 of the 3 members of the team play against another team consisting of 2 players. The last game consists of the remaining player who did not play in the pairs games to play singles against the other singles players in their group. All the scores from all 3 combinations are then totalled up and the winning team is put forward to play the semi final against another winning team in the other groups. The organiser of this competition was Bill Barrie. He put in some long hours and went to considerable effort to ensure that this competition ran as smoothly as it did over the Three days. Thank you for making this an enjoyable event and well done Bill ! Following some exciting games, the teams through to the semi finals were; Los Amigos, Bring it on, The Terminators and Tricid. The Bring it on team consisting of John and Pat Pittaway and Dave Gardiner. They played against the Terminators who consisted of Felicity Jenkins, Chris Brackstone and Graham Howlett. It was a close fought game, to the effect that they had to play an extra end to find the eventual winner. It was clear to see that all teams had the utmost respect for each other during play. After some excellent bowls, the team through to the final were Bring it on. In the next semi final, Tricid, consisting of Halina Leeder, Paul Truncheon and Ian Brown played against the Los Amigos team who were Carol and David Meare and Wendy Symonds. Again, some good bowling and Tricid gave Los Amigos a run for their money but in the end Los Amigos triumphed and were through to the final.

The final, who happened to be all Javea Bowls club members started with the triples game and this was a really exciting match. The bowling standard was worthy of being of professional status. From a spectators viewpoint we were treated to some excellent shots and sounds of ooohs and aahs and applause was common place as each shot came into play. The pairs game came next and again some awesome bowls were placed around the jack. In one head, Pat Pittaway bowled her three woods and each one touched the jack and all three woods were lying next to the jack, only for the opposition to take her glory away by delivering some exellent counter shots. The deserved winners of the Final and the Dave Sackman Trophy were Los Amigos ! Consisting of: Carol Meare, David Meare and Wendy Symonds who all played wonderfully throughout this competition and well done to them.

Javea Bowls Club would like to thank Dave Sackman's Family for their continued support.

Happy Bowling Celeste

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 28th May

Jubilee Cup Javea v BBC

On Thursday the 26th May Javea Bowls Club , the retaining Jubilee Cup Champions played against their friendly rival club , Benitachell Bowls Club . This annual competition is now in it's 15th year , each club having previously won this trophy 7 times each. This year , 15 teams consisting of 45 competitors from both clubs played against each other simultaneously at both home and away grounds. It was a close game and congratulations to this years winners with a final score of 16 points to 14 , Benitachell are the worthy winners . The trophy was presented by Felicity Jenkins who is this year's Javea Bowls Club Captain to Tim Woodcock who was the Benitachell Bowls Club Representative. The Javea team skips who won their home matches were : Felicity Jenkins , Dick Baron ,Jim Fletcher and Jenny Rich . The three remaining team skips only just lost their matches by 1 to 3 points . The Javea team skips who won their away matches were : Alan Philips, John Pittaway , John North . The other team skips also had good games . All in all , a good day was had by all , followed by a lovely lunch and good company . Thank you to all competitors .

Our next tournament is the Dave Sackman Trophy on the 1st to 3rd June . Javea Bowls Club welcomes members of the public . If anyone is interested in coming along to spectate and join in the fun , you will be made very welcome .

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Happy Bowling Celeste

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 10th April

Javea Green Success at Finca Guila Open

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With 36 teams competing over three days in the Finca Guila Open, Javea Green BC were delighted to hear that the eventual winners were our players Dave Gardiner, Pat Pittaway and John Pittaway. They reached the Final after winning all of their Group matches and were confident of victory, until they realised that their opposition from El Cid, David Bluff, Hazel Brown and Ian Brown, had also won all of their matches! In the Final Javea were 1-5 down but managed to pick up eight shots over the next two ends to secure a great victory.

Earlier in the week the Annual Chairman versus Management challenge match was held and 56 players turned out to do battle. The event was sponsored for a second year running by Infinity. Afterwards a "free" lunch was provided by the Club to all of the competitors. Jenny Rich, Javea Club Captain, took the opportunity to present a cheque for 450 euro to Maggie Mackenzie and Yvonne Wright of Cancer Care Javea. The money was raised by Javea Members and visiting bowlers during Jenny's year as Captain and she thanked everyone for participating and donating so generously. (See also Photo & report on our 'Captains page')

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Alan Phillips

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Photo Finish to Javea Saturday Trips

What a great end to the Javea Green Winter Triples Competition, as three teams finish within one point of each other. The last weekend was all set to end dramatically following a big win for Bring It On over previously undefeated Los Agentes Secretos on the penultimate weekend, to go top of the table by two points for the first time in the competition. Bring It On had finished their fixtures but had set Los Agentes Secretos the difficult task of winning their last match, by a daunting target of thirteen points. After six ends Los Agentes Secretos were narrowly ahead 9-8, but with Taylor Made playing well, it looked like the Trophy was heading to Bring It On. However the last twelve ends belonged almost entirely to Los Agentes Secretos and despite a minor scare on the last end, they ran out winners by 29-14 and most importantly a fifteen shot margin. At the Presentation the Javea President Bill Barrie thanked the Competitors from BBC, El Cid and Finca Guila for their support and Chris Evans for her organisation. He also thanked our sponsors Telitec, who were represented by Kelly, for their continued support.

Alan Phillips

Posted 13th February
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CLUB NEWS 2015

FUN DAY AT JAVEA GREEN

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John Pittaway had a bright idea to have a pre-Christmas bowls day at Javea , with our three Northern League teams in battle against each other. So today in glorious sunshine, 54 bowlers dressed in red, white and blue, see picture attached, played three games of six ends each to see who were the "best" NL team in the Club. Leading the way this season have been Opals but unfortunately the wheels came off and they only managed 12 points out of a possible 36. That left the door open for our strongest squad Quartz but they also failed to impress and only amassed 18 points. The bright ones amongst you will realise that the remaining squad, Onyx, must have triumphed and they did with an excellent 24 points. Three Onyx teams mustered three wins out of three, Phil Woodhead, Tony Hesketh-Field, Alan Stephens; Ritva McAuliffe, Maggie Richardson, John North; Heather Stephens, Dave Greenhalgh, Jill Nobbs; with the last three winning the prize for best performers with a shot difference of plus 17. At the other end of the scale, a prize was also won by Jane Baron, Jim Fletcher and Chris Evans for losing all three matches with a shot difference of minus 22, that takes some doing! A fabulous lunch was then served to all players and the ever popular "stand up sit down" bingo was played and the 50 euro prize won by Maggie Richardson. We also toasted the upcoming wedding of Chris Foreman our lovely bar assistant, to Joe Schulein our lovely Opal Captain, who are off to New Zealand to tie the knot. They go with the best wishes of Javea Green Members.

Alan Phillips

Posted 14th December
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Javea Success at El Cid

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Congratulations to Gail Chick and Greg Sperring from Javea Green on winning the El Cid 321 with Harry Chick from BBC. In a well contested competition the successful trio won their group outright then defeated Chris Evans, Alan Phillips and Clive English in the semi final before overcoming El Cid bowlers Anita Randall, Adrian Lambert and Derek Randall in the Final. Javea's President Bill Barrie thanked El Cid Bowling Club for a super tournament and said we look forward to returning next year!

Alan Phillips

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Javea Share Success at BBC

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Benitachell's Founders Day is an annual competition for BBC members and invited guests and this year it was played in glorious sunshine. After two days of highly competitive but fun bowling, the results were not known as the teams entered the final nail biting session. The 24 teams had all played five matches each and five teams were on eight points. As the last bowls came to rest four teams had progressed to ten points, so it came down to shot difference to determine the winners. John Pittaway said his team had no idea if they had won or not, so was delighted when his name was called out in first place along with Denise Hart and Jennifer Bruce from BBC.

Alan Phillips

Posted 4th October

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Captain's Cup at Javea

Posted 25th September

The annual Captain's Cup competition was enjoyed by its' members in glorious sunshine at the Inn on the Green. Each player in the team had to play one game as lead, one game as two and one game as Skip. This provided some great learning opportunities for our newer bowlers, some of whom had never had the opportunity to play at Skip. During the day a lunch was provided free of charge to all competitors and at the end of play the prizes were presented to the winners and runners-up. Two teams completed the competition undefeated and with six points and a shot difference of plus 12, Captain Jenny Rich, Celeste Campbell and Chris Brackstone just missed out to the winning team of Sue Kent, Brian Walker and Tony Lloyd who also got six points but had a shot difference of plus 14. President Bill Barrie thanked organisers Jan and Alan Phillips for their hard work and was also able to hand over 75 euro to Jenny Rich for her Captain's Charity Cancer Care.

Alan Phillips

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Sensational Iberian Open at Javea Bowls Club

Posted 14th September

Wow, wow, wow!! I cannot believe that there has ever been a better set of Finals at the Javea Bowls Iberian Open. This highly competitive, prestigious and lucrative tournament, over 3500 euro in Prize Money, came to an end last weekend with some fabulous bowling served up for the spectators. Not for the first time in its' long history the Finals had to be spread over two days due to the storms experienced earlier in the week. It is impossible to congratulate everyone but I have to mention the Mixed Triples Final which came to a fantastic finale as the team of Rod Warnes, Chris Evans and Clive English overturned a two shot deficit entering the 17th end to beat Yvonne Browne, Bert McLean and Yvonne Briden. Then on Sunday the Ladies Rinks came down to the very last shot of the match when Skip Carol Meare took out shot bowl to secure a narrow victory for her, Olive Lutz, Jenny Rich and Carol Davey against Chris Mawson, Sheila Lucas, Mary Cockell and Maggie Lawley. Yet another fantastic match saw Dudley Davies play possibly the shot of the tournament, again on the last end, to ensure that he and his wife Carol beat home players Matt Taylor and Velia Wood to earn a 400 euro first prize and a 500 euro bonus in the Mixed Aussie Pairs! If that was not enough to satisfy the most eager spectator, the Ladies Singles went to 28 ends before Chris Evans finally won an incredible tussle with Gail Chick by 21 to 20. In the other disciplines Alex Fisher beat John Coates in the Gents Singles and possibly became the oldest winner ever, at the age of 79 and the Gents Rinks saw a win for Dave Gardiner, Denis Reeves, John Pittaway and Clive English against Jonathan Barr, David Meare, Phil Woodhead and John North. Player of the Tournament went to Chris Evans. Finally a special thanks to Chris Evans for organising this 18th Iberian Open in such a splendid way. The amount of time that she has devoted over the last two weeks has been immense! Also our thanks to Bill Barrie for ably assisting and offering guidance. Javea Green Bowls Committee and its Members would like to thank all the competitors from local clubs BBC, Bonalba, El Cid and Finca Guila for their participation and support.

Alan Phillips

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Taylor Trophy Winners at Javea!

After six weeks of enjoyable competitive bowling under the floodlights at Javea Green bowls club, the Taylor Trophy Competition came down to the very last games. If Taylor Made could beat North and South they could take the title, but Monday Night Takeaway only needed a draw against the 6 Amigos who were propping up the table, to become Champions. However if they both slipped up then BBC Bandits could sneak into second place providing they beat Top of the Milk. The scene was set for a pulsating finish, who would win and take the prizes, well actually nobody!! The top three teams all got beaten, so the final league table revealed the Monday Night Takeaway of Chris Evans, Clive English, Jonathan Barr, Jenny Rich, Maureen Barrie and Bill Barrie as deserved Champions. The runners up were Taylor Made, with North and South just pipping the BBC Bandits to third place on shot difference. Huge congratulations to Chris Evans for a splendidly organised competition.

Alan Phillips

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 5th July

BBQ and Bowls at Javea!

On Saturday evening over 50 bowlers enjoyed celebrating American Independence Day with a BBQ and bowls competition at the Inn on the Green. The dress code for the evening was anything red, white or blue, our Members dug deep into their wardrobes to oblige. The bowls competition was a triples event with each team playing three other teams over six ends and just two teams completed the evening with three wins. In second place was Dee Hamilton, Felicity Jenkins and Sue Kent and the winners, with a better shot difference, were Ritva McAuliffe, Dave Ings and Chris Evans. During the prize presentation we were pleased to announce that Jenny Rich, our Club Captain, has nominated Cancer Care as the beneficiary of this years' Captains' Charity. We were also able to announce that the Iberian Open, which is scheduled to start on Wednesday 2nd September, will have prize money in excess of 3000 euro! The winners will receive 200 euro in the Singles, 400 euro in the Pairs, Triples and Rinks plus a 500 euro bonus in the Aussie Pairs. Entries may have to be limited, so get your application forms as soon as you can to avoid disappointment!

Alan Phillips

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 7th June

Busy week at Javea!

What a week at Javea Bowls Club. On Monday Javea played Benitachell in the annual match for the Jubilee Trophy and Javea were able to retain the trophy with a sixteen points to twelve points victory. This Competition has been going since 2002 and both Clubs have now won on seven occasions, so next year will have extra spice attached to it! Then on Saturday two of our teams entered the inaugural Bonalba Triples competition with Gail Chick and Greg Sperring coming third, just being pipped on shot difference for second place by Alan Phillips, Pat and John Pittaway. Congratulations to Bonalba on a super tournament. To cap the week off a Horse Race Meeting was held on the Green, with 70 people enjoying the fun. Six wooden horses on wheels with jockeys, are attached individually to a piece of string that has to be rolled in on a dowel over a course of 15 metres. Each race has six horses and the person doing it the quickest, wins the race. The best performing "jockey" was Roy Webb who won the final race which was the "Javea Gold Cup". Canapes and a BBQ followed by strawberries and cream were enjoyed in the enclosure, it was great fun! Thanks to the team of organisers for their efforts. Our photo, attached, shows the horses and jockeys on the start line.

Alan Phillips

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 16th May

Javea help HELP!

This week Javea held their annual Chairman versus Management match, followed by a "free" lunch for all players. We were delighted that our sponsor Glenn Tullett from Infinity International Money Transfer, was able to join us and play "lead" for our Captain, unfortunately losing! Overall, the Management team captained jointly by owners Matt and Brian Taylor, defeated Chairman Bill Barrie's team by six matches to one! The highlight of the day was when Alan Phillips was able to present a cheque for €560 to the Vice President of 'HELP of Denia' Catherine Perez Pinto, which was his nominated "Captain's Charity". Over his 12 months in office, Javea players and Members of other local Clubs contributed via a "wrong bias" penalty, cake sales and a "fun" competition. After lunch Catherine thanked everyone and reminded us all of the fantastic work that HELP of Denia do in our community.

Alan Phillips

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 2nd May

Javea lead in Rose Bowl & Walton contests

The first legs of the Annual Rose Bowl and Walton Trophies were contested on Thursday, between the two strongest Clubs in the Northern Costa Blanca, Javea Green and Benitachell. Both Clubs enjoy the "friendly" matches as it gives them the opportunity to bring in some of the newer bowlers, who can gain useful competitive experience. The Javea Ladies entertained the BBC Ladies and won on four of the rinks and lost the other three but take a valuable 13 shot lead into next Thursdays return match. After the game a fabulous lunch was enjoyed by both teams and some wonderful raffle prizes were on offer, courtesy of Carole Hesketh-Field. Meanwhile the Gents were battling it out at BBC and again it was the Javea team that prevailed on five of the rinks, amassing a 17 shot advantage. However, with the quality of bowlers at both Clubs, you can be certain that these contests are not yet over!!

Alan Phillips

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 12th April

Javea Green Northern League team Onyx celebrate the end of the season.

Wednesday 1st April saw Onyx at the Montgo Restaurant for their Annual end of season dinner, with an impressive turnout of 30 squad members. An excellent meal combined with lots of chat and laughter ensured a good night was had by all. Their irrepressible Captain John North was presented with 2 bottles of his favourite alcoholic tipple together with chocolates. To everyone delight he then agreed to continue as Captain for the following season. Onyx look forward to the start of the new Winter season when they hope to better this years position in the league table.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 6th April

Javea Green Bowls Easter Triples

Spring is here and that can mean only one thing….the Solar in Spain sponsored Javea Easter Trips, a much anticipated competition of three fun filled days of competitive bowling mixed with a touch of humour. 28 teams were divided into 4 groups and the winner of each group went through to the semi final stage. Each group played five 10 end games over 3 days with no trial ends and all shots counting, daunting even for the most experienced bowler. Organised by Judy & Alan Travers, the competition ran like clockwork and each day bowlers arrived to find treats had been left on their table. The first day it was easter eggs, the second day hot cross buns and the third day fruity chews. Each one was enjoyed and much appreciated by all who indulged. The teams of Matt Taylor, Yvonne & Dave Carvath and Velia Wood, Chris Evans & Clive English both won their respective groups but were beaten in the semi finals.The two finalist teams were Jean McLaughlin with Jim & Sheri Fletcher and Jackie & Dave Roberts with Tim Woodcock, the latter team winning to lift the cup which was presented by Solar in Spain´s representatives Fidelma Matthews, Vincent Burke and son Alex. An extra prize was awarded to a team of Javea´s ´newby´ bowlers, Celeste Campbell, Kirstie Stewart & Chris Blackstone as most promising newcomers to the game. After the competition was over, tasty tapas were supplied by Jan Bigsby courtesy of Solar in Spain.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 28th March

Javea Green Bowls team make it three in a row.

For the third year running Javea Green travelled to Monte Mar Bowling Club to meet their arch rivals Quesada to play the Federated 4´s final. Javea had won the Northern Federation 4´s division and Quesada had won the Southern division so this was the North v South final. Javea´s Federation Captain Dave Gardiner, with 26 excellent bowlers to choose from, picked who he felt were his best 12 players for the final which consisted of three rinks. Tony Mckenna´s team controlled their game from the offset and won easily 21-12, Clive English met a Quesada team on form and lost, so it was all down to the final rink skipped by Nick Cole. From being four shots down with two ends to play, they managed to secure a draw. In the event of an overall draw the rules of the game state that one team (chosen prior to the match) had to play a one end shoot out. The team chosen was Javea´s only winning rink of Jan Brown, Greg Sperring, Paul Brown and Tony McKenna. Well, cometh the hour cometh the man and Greg Sperring was that man! With his first wood he touched the jack and sat nicely just behind it, almost impossible to beat, the rest of the Javea team stayed well away from the head covering any spots they felt the jack might go to if moved. In the event Quesada could not beat the winning wood and Javea lifted the trophy for the third year in succession. In his presentation speech Dave Gardiner thanked all the Javea supporters who had taken the time to make the journey and cheer on their team mates.The day ended with an excellent three course meal with wine and the Javea players were treated by Dave to several bottles of cava to fill up the trophy and drink to their well earned success.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 22nd March

Third spot confirmed for Javea Winter League Team

With just one match to go Javea are now confirmed third place holders in the Winter League behind Quesada and San Luis. Even an excellent 9-3 win against Greenlands couldn´t secure for them the coveted first or second place. With the weather threatening rain they travelled to Greenlands with the hope of a 12-0 to keep them in the running and it could so easily have been accomplished as Clive English´s team drew 15-15 in a nailbiting last end, Nick Cole´s team had a runaway 25-9 result as did John North´s team with 21-8 and Sheri Fletcher´s team 18-6. Only losing team was Tony McKenna´s who went down 11-17 as the opposing team, from being 8-4 down, took the game and turned it around in their favour. The Berleen team skipped by Jim Fletcher lost 15-20. The rain held off until the last couple of ends and then both teams retired to a nearby restaurant for an excellent 3 course meal with unlimited wine and beer. Last match next week at home to Vistabella where Javea are hoping to finish the season with a 12-0 win.

Javea Green´s Northern League team Quartz travelled to Calpe for a rearranged rained off match. Bryan Payne´s team won 21-13, Ken Davey´s team from being 1-10 down fought back to finish with a 21-14 win. With the remaining teams losing but managing to secure the overall shot difference Quartz finished with a 6-4 win. With one match left this season Quartz are now pecking at the heels of their sister team Opals who are sitting in third place in the league table. Opal team were also away to Calpe the day before for their last match of the season. Top scoring teams were Barry Elm´s with a result of 20-14 and Brian Walker´s team with 23-21 securing them an overall score of 4-6. Javea´s Onyx team had a bad day at the office at home against Bonalba, losing 2-8. However, the team of Brenda Watson, Phil Barr and Derek Lutz from being 6-17 down after 10 ends had a miraculous come back to win 20-17. Their Challenger´s team also won.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 15th March

Javea´s Winter League team battle on to keep their title hopes alive.

When you´re due to play the top of the league club, the last thing you need is for two of your regular players to be unable to play due to sickness as was the case this week, but luckily Captain Sheri Fletcher has strength in depth in her squad and managed to fill the breach. Several teams had to be reshuffled, again not ideal when you have settled teams who know each other´s strengths and weaknesses. However the team spirit which has played such a major part in this year´s Winter League competition came to the fore again and Javea managed a magnificent 10-2 win to put them right back in contention. Top scoring team skipped by Tony Mckenna won easily 19-10, closely followed by Nick Cole´s team winning 15-7. Clive English´s team managed a creditable 22-16 score and Sheri Fletcher´s team led all the way and managed to fend off a last minute comeback to win 17-16. Paul Brown´s team narrowly lost 13-16. The Berleen team also lost 10-21. With only two games left Javea need to stay focused as it is still all to play for.

Javea´s Northern League team Opal played away at BBC against their Jaguar team and managed a 6-4 win, shot difference was 76-75, close but enough to give us the extra points. Barry Elm´s team won 23-11, John Coates´s team won 25-20. Their Challenger´s team lost 23-18. Last match of the season is at Calpe on Monday 16th March. Javea´s Onyx team lost 2-8 to BBC Tigers.

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Champions!

Javea Green staged it´s fiercely contested Club Championship Finals, sponsored by Black Tower Finance, over 3 days ending on Saturday. Teams and individuals battled it out for the honour of having their name on the club Honour´s Board and the chance to compete in the Champion of Champions in April. Organised to perfection by Captain Alan Phillips and wife Jan, everything ran smoothly and to time. Thursday saw the finals of the Gents and Ladies pairs, the winner of which were Martin Hughes and Nick Cole and Anne McKenna and Sheri Fletcher. Friday was the turn of the Mixed Triples and Mixed Rinks and triumphant were the teams of Jan and Paul Brown with Nick Cole and Pat Pittaway, Carol Meare, Chris Evans and Clive English.Saturday began with the Mixed Pairs, Mixed Singles and Novice Singles played in heavy rain, but all contestants battled through bad conditions to finish the match with Anne and Tony Mckenna winning the Pairs, John Coates beating Alan Phillips and Chris Salter beating Dick Baron. The last games are traditionally always the Mens and Ladies Singles and luckily the sun came out just in time and temperatures soared into the 20´s to make for excellent viewing for the many spectators who turned up to support and indulge themselves in the free tapas provided by the sponsors. The Ladies Singles was won by Wendy Symonds playing some excellent bowls to beat Jan Brown, but undoubtedly the match of the tournament was the much anticipated game between Tony McKenna and Paul Brown. These two ex Spanish Internationals who are team mates on the green and good friends off, promised an exciting match and they certainly delivered. Over 27 ends with the lead changing 7 times the bowling was superb and with the score at 20-19 in Tony´s favour and Paul holding 2 shots for the match, Tony with his last wood drew in to get the shot and win the title. The crowd gave them a standing ovation which was truly deserved.The Markers and Umpires were presented with souvenir towels and winners and runners up were given commemorative glasses by a representative of Black Tower Finance. Jan Phillips was given a flower arrangement in recognition of all her hard work before and during the competition. Tony in his speech thanked Alan and Jan who work untiringly to make sure this very important competition runs smoothly every year.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 8th March

Javea Green Winter League come back fighting

Still reeling after their 8-4 defeat at the hands of Quesada last week, a determined Javea Green team travelled to La Siesta knowing this was their last chance to regain lost ground and give themselves a chance of winning the title this year. Captain Sheri Fletcher´s message to the team was simple ¨You know what you have to do!¨ and every rink did her proud. Nick Cole´s team had a runaway win of 33-8, closely followed by Clive English´s team with a score of 28-8. Sheri´s team won 15-10, John North´s team won 19-13 and Paul Brown´s team after a 0-9 start had a nip and tuck game but battled on to win 20-15. It would be nice to report that the Berleen made it a full house but unfortunately the team skipped by Jim Fletcher lost 15-20. After an excellent meal at a local restaurant shared with the La Siesta team, always a pleasure to play against and socialise with, a very happy band of Javea bowlers made their way home. Next Wednesday sees their toughest game yet against top of the league San Luis.

Javea Green´s Northern League team Opals managed a very creditable away score of 6-4 and with a shot difference of just one in Javea´s favour, it couldn´t have been closer. Top scoring team was skipped by Barry Elms with an excellent 23-11 win followed closely by John Coates´s team who won 25-20. Javea's Quartz team played host to El Cid Shields and with two winning rinks, one drawn and the overall shot difference, were pleased to finish with a 7-3 win. Top scoring teams were Bryan Payne´s 19-15, Sue Kent´s 24-11 and Clive Pearl´s 13-13. The Challenger´s team skipped by Brian Taylor also won. Javea´s Onyx team had the toughest match of the week against top of the table BBC Lions and did extremely well to manage a score of 4-6.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 1st March

Javea Green Winter League leave themselves a mountain to climb!

Javea Green´s Winter league team always knew this was going to be a hard match and Quesada were out for revenge after Javea thrashed them 10-2 on their home ground. Without three of their top players due to illness, teams were shuffled and everybody gave their all, but the end result was an 8-4 win for Quesada. Paul Brown´s team of Jonathan Barr, Clive Corbin and Gail Chick had an excellent 23-18 result, John North´s team of Chris Evans, Di Manser and Greg Sperring likewise won 19-13. Sheri Fletcher´s team held shots end after end only to see the opposing skip take them out and finished 13-23 down. Clive English´s team also lost 15-19 as did Nick Cole´s team, in a match he will be longing to forget, as everything that could go against him did, whereas conversely everything that could go for the opposition did, he finished 9-18 down. All teams battled to keep the overall score down and managed to keep within 12 shots.The Berleen team continued their winning ways, skipped by Jim Fletcher they had a 17-13 win which prevented Quesada from claiming the title on the day.A game of stand up, sit down bingo was organised by Jan Phillips and John Pittaway and the winner was Gail Chick.

Javea´s Northern league team Opal were hosts to El Cid Shields and had a 4-6 defeat as unfortunately the shot difference of just one meant the opposing team got the extra two points. Peter Mill´s team won 17-10, John Coates´s team won 20-15. Brian Walker´s team narrowly missed out with a 20-21 result and Alan Phillips´s team lost 9-21. Challenger´s team skipped by Dick Baron lost by just one shot 14-15. Javea´s Onyx team lost 4-6 to El Cid Swords and their Challengers team also lost.

Jan

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Saturday Winter Triples Finals w/e 22nd February

Aussie Rules!

Saturday saw the conclusion of the Javea Saturday Trips Sponsored by BLACKTOWER FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, a popular Winter competition played every year from the end of October to mid February. Only one game out of 13 had to be re scheduled due to bad weather and attracted teams from as far away as Bonalba. 14 teams battled it out in a round robin 18 end weekly compeition which, as always, was played in good spirit throughout against fellow Javea club members and teams from surrounding clubs. Aussie Rules (so called in deference to our resident Aussie Greg Sperring) emerged winners in convincing style losing only one game out of 13 and accumulating a massive plus 200 shot difference, which was more than the sum total of all the other teams added together. The winning team consisted of Jan and Paul Brown, Jan and Alan Phillips, Tony and Anne Mckenna, Greg Sperring, Gail Chick and Nick Cole. Aussie Rules Captain this year Alan Phillips did a sterling job organising the ever changing weekly team as situations dictated. He commented ¨ This is a great competition where friends can bowl together and meet up with and socialise with friends from other clubs on a weekly basis.¨ The second and third place couldn´t have been closer with both teams finishing with 9 wins out of 13, but Bring It On won due to shot difference. Their team consisted of Ken and Carol Davey, Pat and John Pittaway, Carol and David Meare and Dennis Reeves. Third place went to Mixed Fruit with Chris Evans, Clive English, Derek and Lynne Eldon, Wendy and Louis Symonds and John Coates. After the prize giving all participants were treated to a buffet courtesy also of Blacktower Finance.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 22nd February

Good result at Monte Mar keeps Javea´s Winter League team´s hopes alive for the Winter League title.

Javea Winter League team travelled with trepidation to Monte Mar not sure what weather conditions they would enounter. They were presently surprised that although there was some wind, the rain held off and playing conditions were reasonable. Knowing Quesada and San Luis were pulling away at the top of the table Javea needed a good result here and were happy to leave with an 8-4 win which could so easily have been 9-3. Sheri Fletcher´s rink were 2 shots down going into the 18th end and were holding 2 and looking like drawing the game, when Di Ridley the opposing skip played her last wood and managed to take out one wood, so they lost by just one shot 14-15. John North´s recently formed team won 20-18, Clive English´s team also won 19-17 and Nick Cole´s team had an excellent 25-12 win to ensure they got the overall shot difference for that all important extra 2 points. The Berleen team skipped by Jim Fletcher had a convincing 24-10 win.Next Wednesday sees Javea play host to Quesada, who they beat in good style when they met them on their home ground early in the season, so a repeat of that performance will see Javea looking good in the table again.

The Javea Northern league teams saw Javea Opal back to their winning ways. Playing away to Finca Guila Swallows they managed a creditable 6-4 win. Greg Sperring´s team had a convincing 20-12 win, Peter Mill´s team won 18-16 and the remaining teams kept the scores close so that they got the overall shot difference by just one shot. Javea Quartz team welcomed the BBC Jaguars hoping they would fare better than the last time they met. Pat Metcalfe stepped up as Captain in the absence of Shirley Payne who is still out of action. Quartz fought valiantly but lost all but one of the rinks. The only winning rink being Clive Pearl, Tony Metcalfe and Jenny Rich. The Challengers team of Brian Taylor, Maureen Barrie and Kirsty Stewart won 15-14. Javea Onyx team had a good 6-4 win against Finca Guila Swifts and their Challenger´s team won 2-0.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 15th February

Close games but poor results for Javea Green´s Northern League teams

Javea´s Quartz team met BBC LIons, a team on high form at the moment especially playing at home. Missing Captain Shirley Payne and her husband Bryan due to illness, last minute changes had to be made to teams. Ken Davey´s team had a very close game and went into the 18th end one shot down, but managed to end the game with a draw 13-13. Sue Kent´s team fought back valiantly to keep the score line down and managed just a 2 shot loss of 20-22. Bill Barrie´s team met a strong Lion´s team and lost 13-20. Clive Pearl´s team also lost 15-27. So final score 1-9 in favour of the BBC Lions. Javea´s Onyx fared rather better against Finca Guila Swallows playing away from home. They managed a creditable 6-4 win and their Challenger´s team also won 2-0. Javea´s Opal team played host to Finca Guila Swifts. Only scoring team was skipped by Peter Mills with a result of 17-13. The Challengers team skipped by Dick Baron also won with 23 shots to 15. A disappointing end for Brian Walker´s team who were winning by 3 shots going into the 18th end but dropped 7 shots to lose 16-20.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 31st January

Javea Green hand over cheque to The Royal British Legion

Javea Green Bowls Club owner Matt Taylor was delighted to hand over a cheque for €350 to a representative of the Royal British Legion, enabling them to carry on their excellent charity work. The money was raised by the ladies of Javea´s Social Sub-Committee: Pat Pittaway, Maureen Barrie and Rosemary Woodhead from a combination of functions they arranged during 2014 including a Christmas Draw and Party.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 24th January

Disappointing result for Javea Green Bowls Winter league squad at Benitachell but still in 2nd place in league table

This was always going to be a difficult match to win against Javea´s nearest club and friendly rivals Benitachell. With Nick Cole´s team narrowly losing by 4 shots, Alan Phillips´s team losing by 3 shots and Sheri Fletcher´s team losing by 5 shots Javea were lucky to come away with 4 points. Clive English´s team had an excellent 25-16 win and Brian Manser´s team managed a 17-15 win and it was looking optimistic that Javea might get the overall shot difference which would have meant another 2 much needed points but ultimately lost out by 1 shot to a strong Benitachell team, so the overall score was 4-8. The Berleen team, after a promising start also lost 13-18. The next match is on 4th February away to Bonalba where a good result is imperative to maintain Javea´s position towards the top of the table.

In the Northern league another great result for Javea´s Opal team away to BBC Tigers, where they came away with a 8-2 win and a shot advantage of 35. Top scoring team skipped by John Coates managed a magnificient score of 28-4. Chris Evans´s team had a 24-15 win and Barry Elms´s team also won 20-15. Clive English´s team lost out by a mere 3 shots. The Challengers team skipped by Anne Moon also won. Javea Quartz team played host to El Cid Swords and had a 7-3 win. Sue Kent´s team had a convincing 25-14 victory, likewise Ken Davey´s team won 21-15 and Clive Pearl´s team were two shots down on the board going into the 18th end but managed to pick up the two shots needed for a draw. Brian Taylor skipped the Challengers team who unfortunately lost 15-17. Javea Opal and Quartz teams are now sitting in 2nd and 3rd place in the Northern league table.

Jan

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP for w/e 10th January

Top of the League!

At the half way point in the Costa Blanca Winter League competition, Javea Green are in first position. The last match away to Vistabella saw a weakened Javea team due to several key players missing. Thanks to Sheri Fletcher and Clive English´s teams we managed to gain 4 points which was sufficient to give us top slot. Alan Phillip´s team had a nip and tuck game but lost by 4 shots and John North´s team battled, from being down, to get back to within 2 shots, but ultimately lost by 5. The Berleen team also lost, leaving them joint 6th in the league table but only 4 points behind the leaders. The second half of the competition will now be more intense as all clubs have played the same number of games and a true picture of the league table has emerged, showing little difference between the teams in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Sheri, in her after lunch speech, thanked Pat Pittaway, Phil Woodhead and Clive Corbin for stepping in at the last moment. The next match is at home against San Miguel in which Javea are hoping to consolidate their position at the top of the table.

In the Northern League, Javea Green´s Opal team had a marvellous start to the year with a 10-0 away win against Bonalba. Their two top scoring teams this week were Greg Sperring, Brian Walker and Clive English who had a very comfortable win of 24 shots to 9 and Wendy Symonds, Chris Evans and Barry Elms, who also had a comfortable win of 23 shots to 9. Felicity Jenkins´s team won by 18 shots to 16 and John Coates´s team made it the perfect score with a 16-14 win. The Challengers team skipped by Louis Symonds drew their game. Javea's Onyx team played against Javea's Quartz team and all matches went down to the wire, the final result was Quartz 3 Onyx 7. The only winning Quartz team was Tony Metcalfe, Gary Kent and Jenny Rich but most incredible result was that of Ken Davey, John Pittaway and Brenda Burgess who went into the last end 7 shots down, but managed to get the 7 needed on the 18th end to provide them with a well deserved draw. The challengers team consisting of Brian Taylor, Stan Staines and Chris Blackstone had a comfortable win of 31-7.

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Fun but not much sun!

Thursday saw Javea Green hold a fun bowling day in support of Help of Denia, which is the Captain´s chosen charity for his term in office. The usual all white dress code was dispensed with and anything above the waist was deemed ok. Many members took advantage of this and there were ducks, sailors, psychadelic 60´s shirts, Easter bunnies and Mardi Gras costumes in evidence. Unfortunately lack of sun on the day meant only the most hardy took off their jackets to reveal the costumes underneath. The emphasis was on fun and it was a drawn, seeded, two wood triples tournament played over three 50 minute games by two groups. 78 bowlers competed and the top team from each group were awarded prizes. In group one the winners were Greg Sperring, Jean Murdoch and Tony Hesketh-Field and group two winners were Sue Kent, Jim Menzies and Brian Bolger. As this was a fun day even the two worst scoring teams got a prize! There were two wrong bias sent up during the match costing the perpetrators the sum of 1 euro each which went into the charity´s coffers. Before each session there was a ´spider´ in which a Jack is placed in the middle of the Green and bowlers line themselves around the edges, then at a given signal all bowl towards the Jack, the winner is the one with the closest wood to the Jack earning them a bottle of brandy. President Bill Barrie thanked Jan and Alan Phillips whose tremendous hard work ensured that everything ran smoothly on the day and everyone had a good time. The total raised was 231 euros from competition entry fees, 25 euros from the bowls shop and 20 euros raised by Heather Stephens from the sale of cakes, sold the previous club day.

Jan

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