Posted 17th March.

Javea Green - Winter League Champions

The most prestigious bowls league on the Costa Blanca, has been won by Javea Green Bowls Club, (see photo). The Winter League finished abruptly this season, as the fear of the spread of the coronavirus disease forced the WL governing body to declare the league completed, although four matches still remained to be played by all Clubs. So, the final match was played last Wednesday and Javea were 14 points ahead of their nearest rivals San Luis, when the league was finalised. The Javea Green WL Captain, Derek Eldon, said “Clearly we would have liked to complete the fixture list, but the health of all players is more important. I am delighted that we won the League title and I am very proud of the players”.

Javea´s Club Championship Finals have also been disrupted, with 5 of the 11 disciplines being postponed till a later date. The results in the Finals completed so far, were as follows:

Novice Singles winner Peter Carrigan and runner up Richard Tivey

Mixed Singles winner Derek Eldon and runner up Bill Barrie

Ladies Pairs winners Brenda Burgess & Jenny Rich and runners up Ritva McAuliffe & Pauline Bishop

Gents Pairs winners Alan Phillips & Derek Eldon and runners up Chris Salter & Trefor Evans

Mixed Pairs winners Velia Wood & Trefor Evans and runners up Pat & John Pittaway

Mixed Triples winners Chris Evans, Clive English & Jack Wardrop and runners up Brenda Burgess, Gail Chick & Greg Sperring

Posted 16th March.

”Last In” First in Javea Triples


That’s right, the final entry for this year’s Healthy Lifestyle Winter Triples competition called themselves Last In and they were crowned Champions at the weekend. The team of Dave Gardiner, Jill Nobbs, Jill Glastonbury, Paul Trunchion, Niel Roake, Eve Bell and Roli Bell triumphed over the other nine teams. They got off to a poor start in the Competition by losing their first match, but then turned the tables and won the remaining eight matches, to win the league by 4 points. This was a thoroughly deserved victory for this team and included players from Javea Green, El Cid and Bonalba bowls clubs. Second place went to Whatever and third place to Mavericks. Our thanks were given to our sponsors for their support, which is much appreciated, and to Dee Hamilton, our Match Secretary, for the smooth running of the Competition. The photo shows the winning team with our main sponsors Specsavers of Javea.

The entry list is filling quickly for our Webster One Day Competition on 4th April, to avoid disappointment contact Dee as soon as possible.

Posted 9th February.

'Xmas Jumpers' last Club morning of 2019

Posted 19th December.

Javea Green Gets Into Festive Spirit


This week Javea Green Bowls Club celebrated two Festive occasions in great style. On Sunday the Christmas Ball was held at the Parador Hotel and over 80 people enjoyed a great meal, with entertainment provided by Black Glitter. Congratulations were given to Maureen Barrie who organised the evening. On Tuesday it was back to the Inn on the Green and the annual Christmas Carol singing afternoon, which was another success. Bob Johnson, our Social Secretary, led the singing with his usual enthusiasm and a fantastic rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas brought the house down! The photograph shows Val & Bob Johnson and a mystery guest!

Posted 11th December.


Javea Team wins the Direkt Optic 3.2.1. At El-Cid

EL CID Bowls Club held their annual 321 competition sponsored by Direkt Optik. Twenty four teams consisting of three players were split into two groups with the top two contesting the semi finals. Players from Benitachell, Bonalba, El Cid, Finca Guila and Javea Green competed against each other for three days. After the semi finals the final two teams emerged and were Trefor Evans, Velia Wood Javea Green and Stuart Branch from El Cid who were up against Lynne and Derek Eldon and Chris Evans all from Javea Green. The triples were played first with Lynne , Derek and Chris winning this. Then the Pairs and Singles were played at the same time & again with Chris and Lynne winning the Pairs and Derek winning the singles.

The awards were presented by Yvonne Briden El Cid's Captain who thanked the sponsor and spectators who stayed on to watch the final.

Champions Lynne Eldon, Derek Eldon , Chris Evans.

Runners Up Trefor Evans, Velia Wood , Stuart Branch.

Posted 29th October.



The BBC Masters is in full swing with the first 2 days of play comprising singles and rinks games. The competing teams were all of a very high standard and it was nip and tuck as 'The Swallows' comprising Tony & Margaret Walker, John North & Keith & Dee Hamilton commenced battle, the rinks players winning their first 3 matches, qualifying for the Semi-Finals, with a very close call against a team from El Cid - it could have gone either way on the very last end, but The Swallows came home with a 1 shot win. The Singles matches were played by Dee, who managed to get to the Semi-Finals, but lost by 2 shots, having dropped 3 shots on the 17th end….never mind…next time! So to the Rinks Finals against a Javea & BBC team, 'Whats Occurring'?, with Trefor Evans, Chris Salter, Jean McLaughlin, Maria Morawiec (BBC) & Robert McClean (BBC). In the end, it was 'The Swallows' who flew onto the winners position, a good result for a team in the new Javea Green Club colours. Weather permitting, the next 2 days will see the Pairs and Trips games….good luck to all Javea Green Club players.

Posted 10th September.

'Fun Evening at Javea Green'


Last Saturday in the “cool” of the evening, 56 Javea Green bowlers enjoyed a buffet and “fun” bowls competition at the Inn on the Green. The teams played four matches of just 4 ends per match and this shortened version of the game, produced some excellent bowling from all concerned. Two teams achieved maximum points by winning all 4 matches, and finishing second with a score of plus 14 were, Mac Poustchi, Diane Wynne, Joe Schulein and Dick Baron. The winning team of Heather Greer, Phil Woodhead, Nige Thomas and Alan Phillips had a score of plus 20. An excellent buffet was enjoyed during the interval and a petrol voucher for €100, supplied by our sponsors 'Turner Insurance', was won by Mike Sparshatt-Worley. The evening closed under the floodlights, with the winners being presented with a bottle of cava each, by organiser and team selector Alan Phillips.

Posted 1st July.


Posted 30th May.

Presidents Cup Presentation.


The presidents cup was presented to John Pittaway at the AGM for all his help and dedication to Jávea Green Bowls club.

Posted 10th May.

Rose Bowl & Walton Defeats for Javea

The annual Rose Bowl and Walton matches played between Javea Green and Benitachell, unfortunately resulted in two defeats for our Club.

The ladies played at home and lost 3 matches but had 2 good wins by the teams Skipped by Dee Hamilton and Jenny Rich. The gents played at Benitachell and lost 4 matches but, like the ladies, also won 2 matches Skipped by Alan Phillips and David Ings.

Although the results were not what we wanted, both Clubs relished the “friendly” rivalry that these games generate. After the matches lunches were enjoyed and following short speeches the trophies were presented to the BBC Captains.

We now have to wait 12 months before we get the chance to regain the cups.

Posted 1st May.

BBC “Open” Success for Javea


Congratulations to Jean McLaughlin and Chris Salter, who won the BBC Open Mixed Pairs Trophy. They played against BBC´s Yvonne Browne and Alex Fisher in the final and won 23-10. Our pair got off to a quick start and led 5-0 before a fight back saw the teams locked at 8-8 after 8 ends. Both Jean and Chris bowled particularly well and swept into an unassailable lead and the game was conceded after 17 ends.

In the Gents Singles final Derek Eldon lost 21-17 to BBC´s Dudley Davies.

In the Mixed Fours, Lynne & Derek Eldon played with Yvonne Briden (El Cid) and Maggie Lawley (BBC) but lost in the final to the BBC team of Carol & Dudley Davies, Gail Chick and Greg Sperring.

Congratulations to all players for representing Javea with distinction at BBC.

Posted 29th April.


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.

Posted 3rd February

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