Winners of the Plate.

Jill Nobbs, June Herrera and Peter Nesbit-Bell.

Posted 12th April.



Jenny has also agreed with 'Help of Denia' that donations for her tandem parachute jump can be made direct to them using the reference "Jump". This will enable her to identify the money raised.

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Posted 8th April.

'Javea Green Club Championship Finals'

Javea Green’s Club Championships Finals took place over 3 days of exciting competition over all 11 disciplines. So who prevailed in the end? The Men’s Singles winner is Alan Phillips who beat Jack Wardrop by 21-13 shots. Well done that Man!! In the Ladies Singles it was Velia Wood who triumphed by 21-16 shots against Jo Morris, a marathon match of 29 ends.The Mixed Singles ended up being an all-male bout with John Pittaway beating Alan Phillips into submission by 21-17 shots. Open to all members over 70, the Veterans Singles was won by Jack Wardrop by 21 shots to 14 against John Pittaway. The final singles match was the Novices and it was Steve Inglis who got to the 21 shot finish line first, tough luck on runner-up Peter Carrigan on 10 shots.

Now to the Team events…..

In the Drawn Aussie Pairs it was Maureen Barrie along with Alan Phillips who won by 16-11 shots against Steve Inglis who was drawn with Derek Eldon. The Mixed Pairs winners were Matt Taylor and Velia Wood who took down Lynne and Derek Eldon by 16 shots to 12. In the Gents Pairs it was John North, 80 years young, along with Niel Roake who took the top spot, beating Bill Barrie and Alan Phillips by 16-13 shots. It was Lynne Eldon and Chris Evans who took the Ladies Pairs crown by defeating Carol Meare and Jo Morris by a comfortable 19 shots to 7. The Mixed Triples was a runaway win for Dennis Reeves and John and Pat Pittaway by 31-11 shots against Jo Morris along with Carol and Ken Davey. Last but not least the Mixed Rinks was won by Pat and Jack Wardrop, Chris Evans and Clive English who won the day by 16-11 shots against John Coates, Phil Woodhead and Dee and Keith Hamilton.

Hearty congratulations to all our new Champions and commiserations to the plucky Runners-Up. All the Finals days were well attended by Club members, cheering on their favourites and enjoying some great bowling to boot.

The Sponsors for this major event in the Club’s calendar are Banco Sabadell who provided all the Awards for the Players to keep as mementos of their successes. Two senior representatives of Banco Sabadell, namely Isabel Gomez Zahn along with Stephen Uyttenhove were on hand to present the Club Trophies, Awards and as a surprise extra, bottles of Cava to the participating Players. Javea Green Bowls Club would like to thank Banco Sabadell for their support and generosity.

A running buffet was passed around whilst the Finals were in play, so thanks go to Jan Bigsby and her team for a job well done.

It’s no easy task sorting out the schedules over a whole Season as well as organising the Finals and all they entail, the Club owes a big debt of gratitude to Alan and Jan Phillips for their unstinting work in bringing the Club Championships to a climactic conclusion.

Photo shows Isabel & Steven from Sabadell with Singles winners Alan & Velia

(Posted 17th March)

‘Healthy Lifestyle Winter Triples’ Competition – Finals Report.


The above competition ended with a bang on Saturday 9th February after 9 weeks of play. On a glorious afternoon of bowling, 10 teams fought it out to try and improve their place in the rankings. In the end though there was no catching the runaway leaders ‘Manada de Lobos’ (Photo above) who were never defeated and ended up with 18 points out of a possible 18. Congratulations are due to the whole team of Alan and Jan Philips, Clive English, Chris Evans, Velia Wood, Trefor Evans, Jean McLaughlin and Chris Salter.. They won the Trophy and shared Prize Money of €480.

In the battle for second place team ‘Mavericks’ prevailed with a final scoreline of 16 points, beating ‘Chicochica’ into third place on 13 points. So the ‘Mavericks’ walked away with €360 and ‘Chicochica’ with €160. Very well done to all our winning teams

Thanks must be given to our Sponsors who give so generously. The main Sponsors of this Event are Specsavers, so we doff our caps gratefully to Mike and Louise Stone. However, there were many other Sponsors involved, so thanks go to Sharron Barton, who offers Osteopathy Services for all the family and Jo Black of Kru Hairdressers, Javea, both of whom were able to attend and take part in the Prize-giving Ceremony.

Javea Green would also like to extend their gratitude to the other Sponsors involved who are (in no particular order) – Clinica Asistel, Moraira; Laude Lady Elizabeth School, Benitachell; Bon Retir Residential Care Home, Javea; Zen-Smile-Spa, Javea; Senti2, Hearing Specialists, Moraira; Clinica Baviera Eye Specialists, Denia; Syncrolab Fitness and Rehabilitation, Javea; and finally, Jennifer Cunningham Expat Services, Javea.

No successful Competition takes place without the hard work of the Organisers of the event, namely Competition Secretary Keith Hamilton very ably supported by wife Dee. Well done the Hamiltons, another successful and well run competition to add to the many others.

After the presentation of the ‘Healthy Lifestyle Winter Triples’ Trophy and Cash prizes followed by the Photocalls of the winning teams, everyone who participated were treated to a splendid Tapas Buffet courtesy of Jan Bigsby and her hard-working team, thanks also to Christine, Matthew and Brian who kept everyone watered throughout the weeks of play.

The Buffet rounded off nicely a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon’s bowling.

Posted 10th February

Javea Green Round-Up, End of January 2019.

The Javea Green Winter League are currently in 2nd slot on the League Table just behind Vistabella. They have had 4 matches thus far, losing 4-8 points away to Emerald Isle, then a stonking 12-0 win home to Bonalba. In their last two away matches they have drawn 6-6 to both Quesada and Benitachell.

In the Federated 4’s League, Javea Green have won all 3 matches played to date in 2019, 8-0 home to El Cid, 6-2 home to Bonalba and 6-2 home to BBC. They are currently top of the League Table, well done to all Players.

The Northern League Squads of ‘Onyx’, ‘Opal’ and ‘Quartz’ are having mixed fortunes……

ONYX have won two matches and lost two matches, they beat El Cid Swords at home by 8 points to 2 and sister squad JG Quartz at home also by 8-2, but they lost out by 2-8 points away to Bonalba Colts and went down by 4-6 points at home to JG Opal.

OPAL are having a good start to 2019 having won all 4 matches played, 10-0 points home to BBC Jaguars, 6-4 away to Finca Guila, 8-2 home to BBC Lions and finally they won away to JG Onyx by 6-4 points.

QUARTZ have sadly not yet had a win in January, they went down 3-7 points away to El Cid Swords, 4-6 home to BBC Tigers, 2-8 away to JG Onyx & 4-6 points home to Bonalba Steeds. However: they have had a draw of 5-5 in their first match on the 1st February, so are on the up..

Meanwhile in ‘The Healthy Lifestyle’ Mixed Winter Triples Competition at the end of Week 7 it is team ‘Manada De Lobos’ who are leading the pack with a magnificent 14 points and shots of 69, they are as yet unbeaten. Coming in second are ‘Chicachico’ who with 6 wins and 1 lost to their credit have 12 points with shots of 78 to their name. The ‘Mavericks’ also have 12 points but shots of 74 see them in third place in the rankings. With only 2 more weeks of play it seems unlikely that ‘Manada de Lobos’ can be caught, though there is still a fight on for 2nd and 3rd places as ‘Chicachico’ and ‘Mavericks’ have to play each other in Week 9.

Full details of all the above can be found on the relevant pages on this website.

Posted 3rd February

Javea Green Bowlers don their best Bib and Tuckers

Javea Green Bowls Club celebrated in style on Sunday, 9th December, at the Parador Hotel in Javea, by holding their annual Xmas Ball and danced the night away to the rocking sounds of group Black Glitter. Life in Spain usually means shorts and tee shirts, so it is nice now and then to get out the glad rags and get dressed up and the Club Members rose to the occasion magnificently. Out came the dress shirts and bow ties for the Chaps, even a nattily dressed gentleman in a kilt with sporran and dirk made an appearance. The Ladies were also dressed to impress and very elegant they looked too in their finery. From the Cava Reception and three-course dinner through to the heaving dance floor, it was a night of fun and frolics and everyone let their hair down and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.As ever thanks are due to those Social Committee members who put in the hours behind the scenes to ensure we all had a memorable evening. The run up to the Festive Season has started with a bang, so to one and all have a Happy (and healthy) Xmas and New Year.


Posted 10th December

Posted 15th November

How are the Javea Green Squads Faring?

The Winter League & Northern League Season started in September, so how are they getting on?

The WINTER LEAGUE have, at the time of writing, played 3 matches and have won all 3 by 9-3 points away to Bonalba, 7-5 points home to Quesada and 8-4 points away to Benitachell Bowls Club (BBC). Their Berleen Team has also won all its matches, 21-13 shots, 26-9 shots and 35-6 shots. This is an excellent start to the Season and bodes well for the future, so well done to the Winter League players, ably led by Squad Captain, Clive English. They are currently in top spot on the League Table just ahead of rivals Quesada.

The QUARTZ SQUAD, led by Mike O’Neill, have to date played 4 matches, winning 3 with points of 6-4 away to JG Opal, 6-4 home to El Cid Swords and 7-3 away to BBC Tigers. They lost one by 3-7 points home to fellow JG Squad, Onyx. Their Challenger Team has won 1 and lost 3 of their matches so currently have 2 points.

The OPAL SQUAD, with John Coates at the helm, have played 2 matches and had 1 postponement (the rainy season is upon us!). They have lost one by 4-6 points home to JG Quartz and won the other by 6-4 points home to Finca Guila. Their Challenger Team have also lost one and won one, they also have 2 points in the bag at the moment.

The ONYX SQUAD, captained by Niel Roake, have played just two matches – losing one 3-7 points home to Bonalba Colts and winning the other by 6-4 points away to JG Quartz, again their Challenger Team have also lost one and won one and have 2 points to their credit.

So a mixed bag of results for the Northern League Teams but it is early days yet.

Posted 09/10/2018



96 bowlers from clubs around the Northern Costa Blanca gathered on Sunday at Benitachell Bowls Cub (BBC) to join in a competition to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the founding of BBC.They played three games of ten ends, two woods triples. Over a hundred bowlers and guests stayed after the bowling for tapas and music.

The winning team was our very own John & Pat Pittaway, with Jackie Logan (BBC) They were presented with the Trophy a bottle of wine and a commemorative glass. Well done.

Posted 09/10/2018


Every year Javea Green Bowls Club and Benitachell Bowls Club contest 2 trophies – ‘The Rosebowl’ which is Ladies only and the ‘Walton Cup’ which is Gents only. This year the Ladies played at BBC and the Men at JGBC. As they say ‘Ladies first’ so lets talk about the Rosebowl matches. Due to the high temperatures, it was agreed that the games would be 16 ends rather than the normal 18. The BBC ladies had home advantage and won 4 out of the 6 matches, 19-10, 14-10, 22-13 and 15-14 shots respectively. JGBC ladies won 2 matches by 24-8 shots and 17-9 shots. Tallying the total number of shots for all matches gave Javea the 2 bonus shot difference points by 88 shots to 87, how close is that!! This all translates into points with BBC beating JGBC by 8 points to 6. Well done to the BBC ladies, they retain the Rosebowl for another year – we’ll get you back next time. The JGBC men playing with home advantage, fared better and won 4 out of the 7 matches played, they also played full matches of 18 ends. The scores on the doors for Javea were 14-9, 25-15, 24-21 and 16-13 shots. BBC won 3 matches, 11-10, 16-15 and 18-15 shots. Tallying up the shots for both sides gives Javea 119 shots and BBC 103, therefore the shot difference bonus points went to Javea with a 16 shot advantage. The final score was Javea 10 points and BBC 6 points, so the Javea Men retain the Walton Cup for another year, well done Chaps. These annual tussles for the 2 trophies are always played in a spirit of great bonhomie and are greatly enjoyed by all who take part. Long live the friendly rivalry between JGBC and BBC. The caterers at both Clubs did us proud, as usual, and after the usual speeches and photocalls, plus a raffle at the Ladies match, proceedings finally came to an end.

Scribe Yvonne Carvath.

Phew, what a hot day to play our annual Walton Trophy between Javea and our local club Benitachell. Seven rinks used with each rink fighting for the points, 2 for a win and 1 for a draw. Clive English’s team were all square at the halfway stage at 6-6 and they managed to keep their noses in front to the finish coming home to a 14/9 win. Ken Davey's team stormed in to the lead and by the thirteenth end has amassed a score of 21/6 and eased over the winning line at 25/15. Jack Wardrop’s team found themselves way behind at the eleventh end at 4/17 but the remaining ends went in Javea’s favour scoring 19 shots which included a 6 on the last end finishing 24/21. Doug Bacon and his team had a couple of shots separating the score through this game and at the fifteenth end at 10/8 it was just a matter of holding their nerve but unfortunately they couldn’t get those vital finishing shots losing 10/11. Alan Phillips team got stuck on 3 shots while the opposition moved ahead with their score on 9, but over the next 10 ends Javea managed to take the lead to a healthy 15/11, but with only two ends to play they let the opposition take the last two remaining ends finishing 15/16. Brian Manser’s team were only two shots adrift at the halfway stage at 8/10 and were only one shot behind their opponents on the 17 end but unfortunately they could not get that last end finishing at 15/18. John Pittaway's team found themselves against a trio of Trevor’s, this was some kind of game plan to confuse us but we definitely confused the visitors by the seventh end at 12/2. No confusion about the score at the last two end when they were only two shots behind and the last end could have been game over for Javea if Dennis Reeves hadn’t drawn shot after we were 6 down, but we managed to hold onto that vital shot finishing at 16/13. Well done all those concerned another year we have come away with the trophy winning on 4 rinks and losing on 3 with an overall shot difference of 16.

Scribe John Pittaway.
Posted 25/9/2018



The winners Ritva McAuliffe, Roy Webb & Jan Phillips

On yet another hot day, 66 Javea Green members played in the Captain’s Cup. The tried and tested format of 3 games of triples, with each member of the team playing at lead, two and skip, went down well. At the end of the day, 5 teams had a 100% record and they waited for the results to be announced. In fifth place were Sue Kent, Peter Shaw and Steve Upton with a shot difference of plus 9. Third equal were John North, Brian Booker, Derek Shaw and Doug Bacon, Roy Lees and Christine Day both teams having a shot difference of plus 17. Second place went to John Coates, Keith Beaman and George Casson with a score of plus 19. The winners and this year’s Captain’s Cup Champions were Roy Webb, Ritva McAuliffe and Jan Phillips, with a score of plus 25. Alan Phillips, Match Secretary, thanked our Members for putting up with the heat and not complaining (!). Our Captain’s Charity “pot” benefitted with a further 72 euros being added from the entry fees. Our Captain, Jenny Rich, then thanked Jan and Alan for organising another successful and enjoyable competition. She also announced that she was going to do a “tandem parachute jump” in the New Year, with all sponsorship monies going to Help of Denia.

Posted 21/9/2018


Javea Green Iberian Competition Finalists

The results are in for most of the disciplines in Javea Green’s most prestigious tournament. Tuesday, 18th September was Finals Day for the Mixed Rinks, Mixed Triples and the Ladies and Gents Singles. The finals for the Aussie Pairs will now take place on Saturday, 22nd September. The winners of the Mixed Rinks were Alan and Jan Phillips along with Chris Salter and Jean McLoughlin with a scoreline of 20-11 shots, against the strong line-up of Derek and Lynn Eldon, Yvonne Briden and Maggie Lawley. The Mixed Triples winners of Dennis Reeve, Chris Salter and Jean McLoughlin had a very tightly fought contest against runners-up David Gardiner with Alan and Jan Phillips, they won out by 15-14 shots in an exciting last end shoot-out. The Ladies Singles was another tightly fought contest, with Dee Hamilton winning out by 21 shots to 19 against runner-up Velia Wood. Lastly, the Men’s Singles winner was Dudley Davies who had a convincing win against John Pittaway, prevailing by 21-12 shots. The ‘Player of the Tournament’ award was given to Chris Salter, whose contribution in both the Mixed Rinks and Triples finals helped them to victory. Javea Green Bowls Club would like to thank the main Competition Sponsors of Telitec, Scottsdale Overseas, Prudential Insurance, Ginestar, Beniconnect and Specsavers whose support has been crucial to the Competition’s success. The Club also extends its thanks to the other Sponsors involved – Avalon, Moraira and Javea Villa rentals, Kathmandu Indian Restaurant, Bindley Estate Agents, Aluminium Vince and Solar in Spain. After over a week of bowling, it was time to hand out the Trophies and Cash Prizes to the Winners and the Runners-up, and for the photocalls to take place. This was done with much merry banter and good humour. Debbie from ‘Scottsdale Overseas’ presented Dee Hamilton with the Ladies Trophy and Cash Prize, the Men’s Singles Trophy and Cash was presented to Dudley Davis by Gemma of ‘Telitec’. Miguel of ‘Ginestar Renault, Benissa’ handed out the Triples Trophy and Cash to winners, Dennis Reeves, Chris Salter and Jean McLoughlin. Lastly, Jenny Rich, the Club Captain handed out the Trophy and Cash to the Rinks Winners, Alan and Jan Phillips, Chris Salter and Jean McLoughlin. Well done to all our Winners. After all the hoo-haa it was time to tuck into a delicious ploughman’s salad, so thanks go to Jan Bigsby and her team. Entertaining us with a great selection of music was our own Neil Fagen, thanks Neil. Once again, Keith and Dee Hamilton have excelled in providing a well-organised competition, in spite of inclement weather causing re-scheduling of various matches. The Club showed its appreciation by presenting them with very nice Hibiscus plant in grateful thanks for all their hard work.

Posted 19/9/2018


Javea do good at BBC Masters.

Great performance in the Benitachell Masters by Javea Members. Mixed Rinks Winners, Clive English, Chris Evans, Tony Hesketh-Field plus Dave Browne (BBC). Mixed Pairs Winners, Dee Hamilton and Jack Wardrop. Singles Winner, Alan Phillips. Overall Second Place, Velia Wood, Chris Salter, Jean McLaughlin, Celeste Campbell and Trefor Evans (BBC). Javea was well represented and performed admirably!


Posted 7th September 2018

Taylor Trophy "Floodlit" Triples and Pairs.


All the players


The Winners - Team "Who"


The Organiser Keith (with help from Dee)

This very popular Annual event, dedicated to the memory of Elaine Taylor, came to an exciting conclusion as the 3 top teams battled it out for the last time. Team ‘Who?’ comprising Jeff & Linda Richards, Paul Trunchion, Greg Sperring and Geraldine Scutt consolidated their dominance of this tournament by winning their last 2 matches 11-5 shots and 16-4 shots, giving them 53 points overall, 4 clear of their nearest rivals ‘Taylor Made’. ‘Taylor Made’ (Brian Taylor, Dee & Keith Hamilton, Tracy & Brian Butler, Velia Wood and last but not least, Trefor Evans) and ‘Magners’ (Roy Lees, Jean McLaughlin, Chris Salter, Jane & Dick Baron, Brenda Burgess and Mark Ivory) were swapping 2nd and 3rd positions for the last 4 weeks of play, but in the end ‘Taylor Made’ prevailed on 48 points, pipping ‘Magners’ by just 1 point. Whilst we were all tucking into the BBQ, free to every player who took part, the prize giving took place. Team ’Who?’ as overall winners each received a pair of very tasteful Cut Glass Brandy Glasses on a commemorative stand, plus a bottle of Cava and a cash prize. Second-placed ‘Taylor Made’ each received a single Cut Glass Brandy Glass on a commemorative stand, a bottle of Cava and a cash prize. Third-placed ‘Magners’ won a bottle of Cava each. The rest of the players in the tournament received a consolation prize of a bottle of wine. As Sponsor of the event, Brian Taylor donated the Green free of charge, well done that Man! Thanks go to Ken Davey and John Pittaway, who between them ran the Thursday Night Pairs Section. A big well done goes to Jan Bigsby (Catering) and Christine Schulein (Bar) for keeping us all fed and watered in the searing heat of the Summer. Jonathan Barr took care of the Photocalls of the winning teams, thanks Jonathan. Lastly, the success of any Tournament is down to the organisation behind the scenes, many thanks go to Dee and Keith Hamilton for all their hard work in ensuring a well run event, and on top of that, in overseeing the Triples Section on a Monday. The new format of Triples and Pairs, went down well with the Players as did the re-introduction of Prizes rather than just Cash.

Posted 31st August 2018

Taylor Trophy "Floodlit" Triples and Pairs.


Summer bowling is alive and well at Javea Green Bowls Club as the annual Taylor Trophy Evening Triples and now Pairs ends its third week and already favourites are emerging - more of that later. This year there has been a change of format to this event, which now gives players the option to play on two evenings a week, either Triples on a Monday and/or Pairs on a Thursday. Whatever evening is chosen there are two games of 10 ends played, with a BBQ break in between - what’s not to like!! So who is riding high in the league table at the end of week 3, well actually its Team ‘Who?’ currently topping the leader board with a shot difference of 67, followed by ‘Magners’ with a 28 shot difference closely followed by ‘Los Bandidos’ at 26 – all 3 teams have won 8 and lost 4 of their games so far. With another 6 weeks of play to go the competition is still wide open as no one team has managed to draw away with a convincing lead as yet, so the next few matches will probably start to separate the wheat from the chaff, the question is who will make the breakaway? Or will it stay neck and neck all the way to the finish line! As always thanks must go to the Organisers whose hard work ensures we can all keep bowling through the summer season, well done Keith and Dee Hamilton who run the Monday Evening Triples and Ken Davey & John Pittaway who between them take care of the Thursday Pairs.

Posted 24th July 2018

The Spanish National Lawn Bowls Team practice against Costa Blanca Bowlers at Javea Green Bowls Club

JGBC Hosts Spanish Team Training Camp for 2nd Year Running 30th June and 1st July, 2018.

Once again, Javea Green Bowling Club has hosted a 2 day training camp for the Spanish National Team. Next week the Spanish Squad travel to Cardiff, Wales to play against the U.S.A., Australia, South Africa and others in preparation for the ‘Atlantic Rim Tournament’ in 2019. All the disciplines were played, Ladies and Gents Singles, Pairs, Triples and Rinks. So how did the Spanish Team fare against the Northern Costa Blanca teams, comprising players from BBC, El Cid and JGBC. Every volunteer player from JGBC was given a game and the thrill of going up against the National Side. On the Saturday morning matches the Spanish Squad prevailed by 5 games to 3. Saturday afternoon they won 7 games to 1. Sunday morning was a repeat score of 7 games to 1 and in the afternoon they won again by 6 games to 2. Adding that lot up means Spain won by a superb 25 games to 7, which must have pleased their Manager, Graham Cathcart. Graham stated he was impressed and pleased with the quality of the greens and the facilities provided at Javea Green. The whole event was played in a spirit of great camaraderie and was enjoyed by Players and Spectators alike. Thanks are, therefore, due to the Club Management, Matthew and Brian Taylor and to our very own Alan Phillips for organising a well run tournament, thanks go also to the volunteer Umpire and Markers.

Posted 1st July 2018

SK-Underwiters Drawn Aussie Pairs

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The winning team: Dick Baron and Mark Ivory, Runners up Felicity Jenkins and Mike O’Neill

For the third year running, Colin Johns, of SK-Underwriting along with our very own Joe Schulein, Vice Captain at JGBC, gave the 56 participating players from the Club a thoroughly enjoyable 2 days of bowling. The format comprised 2 squads of 14 pairs who played in a Round Robin tournament of 4 games of 8 ends. The top 2 teams from each squad went on to battle it out for the top prize of a hefty 500Euros with 200E for the runners-up and generous cash prizes for the beaten semi-finalists. The teams in 3rd and 4th places fought a Plate competition, a straight knockout with the eventual Finalists receiving cash prizes. All the semi-finals and finals were played over 6 ends. In the top 2 slots of the ‘Red’ squad, Pauline Bishop with Les Finch squared up to Felicity Jenkins and Mike O’Neill, Felicity and Mike won this tussle. Meanwhile the top 2 teams of the ‘Blue’ squad, Dick Baron and Mark Ivory went head to head with Ritva McAuliffe and Jean Gullidge, Dick and Mark won this bout. So we arrived at the Top team from each squad who would now face each other in the Grand Final – the ‘Reds’ ( Felicity and Mike) took an early lead of 3 shots, the ‘Blues’ (Dick and Mark) retaliated and grabbed the next 6 shots, the ‘Reds’ then snaffled 4 shots on the 5th end and went into the last end 7-6 shots up. Dick and Mark dug deep and won the important 1 shot needed to tie the match at 7-7 all. As is usual in a tied game, there was a one-end shoot-out to decide the contest. With each wood played, the advantage kept swinging from one team to the other, with some superb shots being played, but in the end, Dick and Mark inched it by just one shot to become overall Winners with 8 shots to 7. Well done Lads. Meanwhile in the Plate semi-finals, Dave Carvath and Richard Day won out against Velia Wood and Jim Fletcher, whilst Phil Woodhead and Mary O’Neill lost out to Doug Bacon and Roy Lees. In the final, Doug and Roy prevailed by 11 shots to 4 to become the outright Plate winners. Congratulations Chaps. There was over 1200E sponsorship funds with 6 teams winning generous cash sums. On top of this there was a Spider competition open to all contestants for a 50E prize. Ken Davey got his bowl nearest the Jack and walked away with the Loot. There’s more – our very generous Sponsors brought a drink for everyone at the Club, so Cheers go to Colin Johns and Joe Schulein – thanks Guys for continuing to produce this very popular event. Once the presentations and photo calls were over, we all convened in the courtyard for a celebratory BBQ served up by the lovely Jan and her Team with Music courtesy of our own Neil Fagen. Lastly thanks go to Alan and Jan Phillips for all their hard work in ensuring a well organised competition which was enjoyed by One and All.

Posted 29th June



The winning team: , Derek Eldon, with Greg Sperring (BBC). Runners up Trevor Evans, BBC, with Velia Wood (JG)

Javea Green members have been well represented in the summer’s Aussie Pairs competitions, at El CID and BBC, competing in JGBC only teams or mixed teams with other local clubs. Javea Green were well represented at the El Cid Bowling Club, three day Aussie Pairs competition, held on the 11/12 and 13th of this month. This is an excellent discipline with members from the following Bowls Club. Horadado and Bonalba (the members of these clubs staying in hotels for the three days), Benitachell, Javea Green and El CID. The final saw two of the Javea Green members competing against each other with their partners coming from Benitachell. An excellent game played in extremely hot weather. After the presentation of monetary prizes had taken place El Cid catering provided Tapas for all.

Posted 18th June



The winning team 'Rolling Bones' was Brenda Burgess (JG), Gail Chick, Mary Cockell, Bob Cockell, Harry Chick & Greg Sperring (BBC)

9 teams competed over 9 weeks on a Monday or Thursday.This was the second year that the same “Rolling Bones" won the competition, this year with a 14 points shot difference from "No Lo Creo!".

The "No lo Creo!" runners up team was Maggie Lawley, Tony Lawley, Derek Mawson, Christine Mawson, Dave Roberts and Jacquie Roberts. The competition was excellently run and on the final session Tapas and drinks were provided, after presentation of the cup and monetary prizes.

Posted 18th June


Tuesday. 29th May – Thursday 31st May, 2018




Carol Davey. Ken Davey & Jonathan Barr (With Gwen Sackman)

72 Bowlers split into 24 teams turned out to take part in the annual ‘Dave Sackman Memorial 3-2-1’ competition. The format is 4 groups of 6 teams playing in a round robin contest, the winners of each group play in a semi-finals knockout to arrive at the last 2 teams standing. Each team had to play 6 ends of Triples, 6 ends of Pairs and 6 ends of Singles, 2 extra points were up for grabs for shot difference advantage. At stake was the Trophy and Cash Prize for the winners and Cash Prizes for the runners-up and beaten semi-finalists. The 4 teams who made it to the Semis were Bonalba team SANTOS (Roli and Evie Bell plus Geoff Dowson), OLD COBBERS (Peter Shaw, Graham Marshall and Richard Day, JGBC), OPAL ROLLERS (Matt Taylor, Joe Schulein and Brian Walker, JGBC) and lastly the MOTHER CLUCKERS (Carol and Ken Davey along with Jonathan Barr, JGBC). The MOTHER CLUCKERS beat the OPAL ROLLERS by 6-2 points to earn their place in the Finals and SANTOS took down the OLD COBBERS by 7 points to 1. After a brief respite, the Finalists took to the green for the last time to battle it out. In the Triples, the MOTHER CLUCKERS won out by 9 shots to 3, in the Pairs they were also triumphant by 10 shots to 1, but when it came to the Singles SANTOS managed to steal the 2 points by 5 shots to 4. So the MOTHER CLUCKERS (don’t try saying that when you’ve had a drink or two!!!) won by a comfortable 6-2 points. Dave Sackman was an ardent supporter of Javea Green Bowls and worked his socks off for the Club. His Family have been donating a substantial cash sum for 5 years now in honour of his memory, today the Prizes were presented by Gwen Sackman, Dave’s wife, and his son, Stephen Sackman, who flew in from Vietnam on his 60th birthday to be present. To mark the occasion JGBC presented Stephen with a birthday cake to a rousing chorus of ‘Happy Birthday to You’ plus commemorative Club badges for him and his Mum. This popular annual event was supported by the local Northern Costa Blanca Clubs, BBC, El Cid and Bonalba plus a good turnout of teams from JGBC. After all the Hullabaloo and photo calls, it was time to tuck into some well-earned grub, so thanks are due to Jan, our resident caterer. For 3 days the bar staff worked flat out to keep us all fed and watered, well done Christine, Matt and Brian. Last but not least thanks go to Keith and Dee Hamilton for a splendidly organised competition, their hard work is much appreciated.


MONDAY 21st May

Our last hope at a title in the Spanish Nationals took place this morning, our team ready to take on San Miguel in the Men's Trips Semi Finals, our boys were keeping ahead of the game until the 11th end when the game evened up somewhat. Javea jumped back ahead in the 12th end, but then started to fall behind - going into the 18 end, Javea was trailing by 5 shots AND the boys were holding 5 shots as well as their breath! the San Miguel Skip with his next to last bowl, drew the shot wood. A big sigh came from the team and our gallery of three supporters. So now there was one wood left for John - much discussion around the head and then back up the green with the shot in mind. With fingers crossed, we all watched as John took out the shot wood, but unfortunately not enough to clear it from the head, Javea were left with three woods holding which was not enough. The end score 21-23.

Really hard luck, excellent effort and proud to see a Javea team in the Semis - it was a good match and came so close to making it to the Finals….next year eh?

(Written by Dee Hamilton)


Saturday saw John Pittaway in the Mens Singles 3rd game against San Luis. Drawn on the same rink as Felicity yesterday, the rink unfortunately handed John the same fate, so our efforts in the Men's Singles came to an end today. Well done to all our players who made the effort and gave their best at the Spanish Nationals. All hopes now rest on the Javea Men's Trips Team who play at 10am on Monday in the Semi Finals. Good luck John P, Keith and Tony……..if you fancy a day out, it's only just over an hour and a half down the AP7 so come along to Emerald Isle and give them your support, it really makes a difference to them.

(Written by Dee Hamilton)


This morning our only lady representing Javea in the Singles took to the rinks, facing a player from Quesada. With some very good heads, the opposition was spot on, repeatedly removing Felicity's shot woods from the jack - unfortunately the end result was a win for Quesada.

In the afternoon, John P and Jack took up the mantle in the Mens Singles. Jack's game was against a player from San Luis, which was a close game on the infamous Rink 8, which appeared to have a piece of Beechers Brook on the ditch side and sent bowls into the air…'tricky' was one way to describe it, after a gallant effort alas it was not to be and San Luis won the match.

John's opposition was a player from San Miguel and our congratulations go to John for a good win - our last man standing in the Mens Singles - next match is 2nd Round (3rd game) on Saturday afternoon. Good luck John, we are all routing for you!

(Written by Dee Hamilton)


Thursday at the Nationals saw the start of the Men's Singles matches. Javea was well represented by John Pittaway, Derek Eldon and Jack Wardrop. Playing other bowlers on their home turf is never an easy task and our boys were playing teams from Emerald Isle and San Miguel. John took on an Emerald Isle bowler and successfully came away with a win - well done John - looks like you have to buy the same opponent from Mondays match another pint!!. Again, against another Emerald Isle bowler, Jack came up trumps with another win. Derek had a tough match against San Miguel, but unfortunately lost out, bad luck Derek.

Friday will see the start of the Ladies Singles matches, our ex-Captain Felicity is flying the flag against Quesada for Javea - so good luck tomorrow Felicity. The next round of the Mens Singles follows at 4pm, when John takes on a San Miguel player and Jack faces a bowler from San Luis. Good luck to all - show those southern bowlers what Javea are made of!

(Written by Dee Hamilton)


Wednesday saw the Javea Men's Pairs come up against each other. Only one thing was for certain, it was going to be a Javea Team through to the next round. The victors were Derek and Tony, and with a brief rest between games, the 2pm session was against San Miguel in the Quarter Finals. After a spirited fight back from Javea, San Miguel managed to claim the victory. Thursday will see the start of the Men's Singles rounds, John Pittaway and Derek Eldon will fight the Javea corner. Good luck to you both.


The picture below, follows the Victory of John and Clive's Pairs game on Monday 14th May, when John had the opportunity to buy his opponent John Pooley from Emerald Isle, a big beer……and was very happy to do so!

(Written by Dee Hamilton)


Today saw two Pairs games, our Men's Pairs team Jack W and Keith, against San Miguel, It was a real nail biter, right to the last end which tied at 15-15 so an extra end was necessary, on the 19th end, again nip and tuck, but San Miguel managed the winning bowl - it was a cracking good game!

Our Ladies Felicity and Pat W, ready to face the Ladies from San Miguel, put up a good fight, with some great bowling, the Javea Cheerleaders watching from the gallery, gave the girls plenty of moral support, but sadly the San Miguel team took the game.

Wednesday's games see the Javea Men's Pairs teams (Clive n John v Derek n Tony) pitched against each other, which is a shame, but at least it guarantees a Javea team in the Quarter Finals. Good luck boys!

(Written by Dee Hamilton)


Monday morning saw our ladies in action, with Pat (Wardrop)and Felicity being drawn against another Javea pair, Pat (Pittaway) and Dee Hamilton. After leading all the way, Felicity and Pat W found themselves In a very exciting end to the match when Pat P and Dee came back strongly in the last few ends. This meant a 15-15 score line going in to the eighteenth end. Felicity and Pat W managed to score 3 on the final end to take the match and go through to the next round. Javea's other ladies pair of Lynne Eldon and Chris Evans met a strong team from San Miguel and with another exciting last end saw Javea needing 4 shots to draw and force another end. Unfortunately Chris`s excellent drive with her last wood gave Javea 3, just not enough, so they lost by one shot. 15-16

The afternoon was the mens turn. In very windy conditions Clive English and John Pittaway played well against a home team from Emerald Isle and they cruised through to the next round with a 19-14 score line. Derek Eldon and Tony Hesketh-Field battled the conditions and a team from San Miguel and after a ding-dong battle ran out the victors 16-12. The other mens`pairs from Javea, Jack Wardrop and Keith Hamilton do battle tomorrow.

(Written by Felicity Jenkins)


Men's Trips 2nd round. Playing a team from St Luis, John, Keith n Tony won by one shot after a 4 was required to to get a tie on the 18th end at 18-18, an extra end was played and Tony managed to get shot and the boys were through to the 3rd round. Clive, Derek and Jack played a strong team from Emerald Isle but unfortunately lost out. On the ladies games, in the morning session a prelim round saw Chris, Lynne and Pat W take on a Quesada team and it was a good win against a strong team, in the 2nd round at 2pm, they took on a team from Indalo, a very close game indeed and on the last end one shot would have meant a draw, but unfortunately it was not to be, in a tight head the winning shot belonged to the opposition. But well done ladies, tough conditions. In the 2nd ladies game, Felicity, Dee and Pat were up against ladies from San Miguel, but unfortunately did not manage to beat the opposition, but there will be a chance for Javea Team in the next round as Dee and Pat Pittaway take on Pat Wardrop and Felicity in the Ladies Pairs…so at least there will be a Javea team in the next round. Tomorrow - Ladies Pairs for all Javea Ladies and Men's Pairs for Derek & Tony and Clive & John.

(Written by Dee Hamilton)

Success for Javea bowlers at El Cid


Jean McLaughlin and Chris Salter won the J and J 2 wood pairs competition at El Cid by defeating a strong team from Vistabella in the Final. In the quarter final they defeated our own Chris Evans and Clive English and then beat the home team of Yvonne Briden and Alan Ferrand in a hard fought semi-final match. In the Final they were trailing 0-5 after three ends but then turned the match round by winning the next six ends to lead 11-5. This twelve end final was soon over, as they moved into an unassailable lead. Congratulations to Jean and Chris, a great win.

Posted 9th May

Management players (Red Team) triumph and win the first Peter Drake Shield


The 'Peter Drake Shield'. Management versus Chairman. Tuesday, 3rd May.

Well what a good day we all had, 56 bowlers, split into 2 Squads, turned out to contest the new Trophy on the block, ‘The Peter Drake Shield’, donated by our Sponsor, Glenn of Infinity International Ltd. Many thanks Glenn. The Management side will be the first to have their name emblazoned on the new Shield, having beaten the Chairman by a mere 115 shots to 112. Yes Folks, it came down to shot difference as both Squads achieved 7 points apiece, 3 wins each and one drawn match. This popular annual tussle was played in a spirit of great bonhomie, and at last the weather played no tricks to rain on our parade. Games over, we all trooped in to lunch, again courtesy of the major Sponsor of the event, Glenn Tullet. Jan and her team did us proud as we all tucked into some well-earned grub. After some merry banter, the Shield was presented to the Management, aka Brian Taylor, and once engraved will join the other trophies in the display case. Photos were taken of the Winners and the Runners-Up to bring to an end a thoroughly enjoyable competition, ably organised by Mike O’Neill.

By Yvonne C. who is taking over from Jan Brown, 3rd May, 2018



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