logo-smallBalaia Bowls Club News and Events 2022

Balaia Bowls Club membership clarification
All who have paid the €10 annual fee to be a member of Balaia Bowls Club are bona-fide members of the club.
This expires at the September annual general meeting.

Members are eligible to play in Club competitions, represent the Club in League matches and enjoy our social events.

For actual play, you can choose to pay Balaia Golf Village as below :

Unlimited play, one person : 1 month €50, 6 months €270 or 12 months €435. There is a discount of about 35% for a joint husband / wife ticket
For those who wish to 'pay as you go' it's €10 per game. All payments include home league matches and roll-ups.
For away League matches we pay a fixed fee of €8 per game.

What you pay to Balaia Golf for a month, six months or a year's unlimited bowling does NOT include membership of Balaia Bowls Club.

Last year's news and events here.
For 2021 news please click here. For even older news click here
YOU MAY CARE TO LOOK BACK AT EARLIER TIMES.
PHOTOS FROM SPECIAL EVENTS AND TOUR MATCHES OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS OR SO CAN BE SEEN HERE

2022 Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 6th September, 12 noon, at Balaia Golf Club


TOUR SIDE DATES OCTOBER 2022

Monday October 3rd v Banister BC 10.30am
Thursday 6th October v Coney Hall GC 10.30am
Wednesday 12th October v Fobbing & District BC 10.30am
Friday 14th October v Ardagh GC start time TBC
Sunday 16th October v Lenham BC 10.30am

Club 2021 - 2022 Mixed Pairs competition completed

Winners Alan Camplin - Smith and Pauline Denyer
Runners-up Ian Maddison and Frances Reynolds
Thanks to all who took part in what proved to be difficult months!

Summer 2022

The Bowls Algarve summer league ended 30th June - final results and league table here
Our internal club pairs competitions, delayed from the winter, are running. Details here
Tuesday and Friday morning roll-ups continue until further notice. Meet 0945 for 1000 start.

MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT WEDNESDAY 30th MARCH

20 members took part in a mini golf competition at Albufeira mini-golf in Rua Dunfermline. Men's winner was Peter Moss, Ladies winner Jill Dunkey wearing her special golf trousers.
At the other end of the scale, the Ladies wooden spoon went to Maggie Inkster and the men's to (I forget now)...

Thanks to Pauline Denyer for organising, to Brian Denyer and Janice Hartley for keeping things in order on the day.
After the game, we enjoyed an excellent meal at Restaurant O Pavilhão located at Clube Albufeira.
Click on a picture to see it in a larger size.

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BALAIA V ASHCOMBE PARK BC FRIDAY 25th MARCH AND GABRIEL'S 80TH!

Excellent day with Balaia shading the match 76 - 71

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We also were able to celebrate Gabriel Noonan's 80th birthday in suitable style. Click a picture to see it larger.

Thanks to Rose Noonan for the pictures.

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BALAIA V BRIDGEMARY BC (GOSPORT, HANTS) SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2022

An excellent afternoon had by all with honours even at the end of the game. Click a picture to see it in a larger size to download and save.
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Argyle Bowls club visitors 7th March 2022 - click to see large size

TOUR SIDES 2022

These dates are now confirmed for the Spring
Sunday 6th March 1030am vs Cornish Travellers
Sunday 13th March 2pm v Bridgemary BC
(all please note that the green is also booked for a private event on the Sunday morning)
Friday 25th March 1030am v Ashcombe Park
Tuesday 5th April 1030am v Brixham
Sunday 24th April all day v Bognor Regis two games 10.30 and 2.30.

If you wish to play against the Tour Sides please contact Ian Maddison.
  We already have full teams for some games, but backup is always appreciated.

BOWLS ALGARVE INTERCLUB COMPETITIONS UPDATE 3rd MARCH

Another day of high quality bowling. The morning weather was a complete contrast to the previous day with a stoppage for heavy rain of about half an hour. Once again there
was decent crowd watching, in the afternoon at least!

Results : Open Pairs Kinane and Sutton (Floresta) beat Gooch and Malin (Pedras) 14-13, which went to 19 ends, Humphreys and Hargreaves (Floresta) lost to Le Poidevin
and Kunprom (Valverde) 9- 21. In the afternoon triples, Humphreys & Co beat Jackson & Co (both Floresta) 21 - 9, Gooch & Co (Pedras) beat Frampton & Co (Valverde) 21 - 8
Some pictures - click or tap to see in a larger size.

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BOWLS ALGARVE INTERCLUB COMPETITIONS UPDATE 2nd MARCH

The club is proud to be hosting the semi-finals of the Bowls Algarve Interclub competitions.
Frances Reynolds met George Humphreys in the open singles semi-final. Unfortunately for Frances, George was on top form and finished the winner by 21-4.

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It was a warm, sunny day. A good crowd stayed for the afternoon.
The other singles semi final was a tightly contested and high quality game between Geoff Hargreaves of Floresta and Eddie Vine of Pedras.
Both played excellent bowls with Geoff winning 21-17 with a superb final shot.
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The morning Australian pairs semi-final results

Sue Jones and Jan Paul (Alvor) 9 - 20 George Humphries and Geoff Hargreaves (Floresta)
Nick Gooch and Mark Richards (Pedras) 17 - 13 Paul and Jenny Sutton (Floresta)

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A bit of a contrast to the weather as I write! Thursday 3rd 11.15 and it is raining.

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER FEBRUARY 2022

Thanks to Rose Noonan for the pictures. Click or tap to see in a much larger size.

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A couple of pictures taken on a rather blustery Tuesday morning, 4th January 2022. Click for a larger size.

Bowls Algarve Interclub update 5th January 2022

Open pairs - Alison Wooding and Peter King lost to John London and Steve Moore of Pedras 24 - 11. Click a picture to see it in a larger size.

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Two short video clips - click link
Should open automatically. If it doesn't, click download,
then save to your device to view.
Sorry that the autofocus was not under control!

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Open Singles - Frances Reynolds won her first round singles match 21 - 13. A game in which she was at one point 11-3 down then won 9 consecutive ends to be 19 - 11 ahead!
The winning points were scored in the 22nd end.

Open Pairs - Alan Camplin-Smith and Jill Dunkey will be at home to Gerry Kinane and Paul Sutton of Floresta, date to be arranged
Open Australian Pairs - our representatives Alison Wooding and Peter King were eliminated in the preliminary round
Open Triples - Frances Reynolds, Tom Allen and Ian Maddison lost their preliminary round match 20 - 13.


THE SATURDAY BOWLS ALGARVE WINTER LEAGUE ENDED ON 13th MARCH

The Bowls Algarve Super 10's competition is now concluded

Fixtures and results for both are on this page


Club Competitions Winter 2021 - 2022

The Dean's Cup (drawn pairs, as a league) WAS being played over the winter months.

From May this year we plan to hold these competitions :
The Sanderson Cup (Ladies Pairs), a mixed Doubles (ladies choose your partners) and a Men's Doubles.

You must be a paid up member of Balaia Bowls Club to enter our Competitions.

TUESDAY AND FRIDAY 'ROLL-UPS'

Meet at 0945 for 1000am start. Don't be late!
Numbers are growing. If you arrive later than 0945 we cannot guarantee you a game.
VISITORS PAY € 10 PER GAME. PAYMENT BY CASH OR CARD AT GOLF CLUB RECEPTION
OR CASH ONLY TO THE DUTY COMMITTEE MEMBER
SESSIONS LAST ABOUT TWO HOURS

PLEASE DO NOT WEAR SHOWS WITH RIDGED OR PIMPLED SOLES ON THE GREEN.
Bowls of various sizes and shoes are available for visitors who need them at no extra charge.

It has been agreed with our hosts Balaia Golf Village that all users accept that they use the facilities at their own risk.

  All arrangements are subject to continuous review.  Please check back here if planning to be in Albufeira later.
If you need a scorecard you can print one from here.

FOR CASUAL PLAY RINKS ARE TO BE BOOKED VIA  GOLF RECEPTION  tel. 289  570  442 OR IN PERSON AVAILABLE 0900 - 1600 DAILY

TOURING SIDE VISITS  LATER THIS YEAR

PLEASE ENQUIRE OF OUR SECRETARY JANICE HARTLEY- secretary@balaiabowls.org
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