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Bowls Algarve Interclub update

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. Frances will have a home tie in the second round, to be played in the New Year.

Open Pairs - Alan Camplin-Smith and Jill Dunkey will be at home to Gerry Kinane and Paul Sutton of Floresta, date to be arranged
Alison Wooding and Peter King will also be at home in the Open Pairs, hosting John London and Steve Moore of Pedras, 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.


REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY TOURNAMENT 14th NOVEMBER

Eighteen players took part in our Remembrance Sunday competition as six triples, each triple playing the other five in a quick-fire round robin totalling 20 ends.

Winners were Gabriel Noonan, Vicky Maddison and Tony Parkes. I have pictures being sent from several people and will hope to have these on view by Wednesday late afternoon.
The day ended with presentations over lunch at the Wander Inn. A raffle raised €210 for our current charity, the 'A Gaivota' children's home in Albufeira.

The pictures can be seen here. More added 22nd November


GOOD NEWS! THE SATURDAY WINTER LEAGUE RESUMED ON SATURDAY 13th NOVEMBER

The Super 10's started on 18th November

Fixtures and results on this page


A successful day in the Bowls Algarve Interclub competitions Wednesday 27th October

In the morning, Alan Camplin-Smith and Jill Dunkey had a tough game in the open pairs against Dave Bridgewater and Graham Hurrtage from Floresta, which went to the very last shot of the final end. 
It was 14 - 14 after 17 ends of a closely fought match.  In that final end, the lead changed hands four times. That very last shot from Alan was perfect and the pair from Balaia finished 17 - 14 winners.
In the afternoon, Alison Wooding and Peter King met Richard and Lynn King from Floresta. Alison and Peter raced into an early 9-0 lead but then had to work hard keep their noses in front with their
opponents nibbling away at the lead. But a good final couple of ends saw our pair winning by 21-11.
Those were Preliminary Round matches. Both pairs now pass into the First Round, which will be played between 22nd November and 12th January 2022.

And another victory to report! Frances Reynolds won her singles Interclub singles preliminary round match on Thursday 28th October.


The Winter League is under way!

Balaia Bowls Club team v Alvor Rooks 9th October 2021

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021

This was held on WEDNESDAY 13th OCTOBER at Balaia Golf Club at 11:00am.
New Committee elected - details here.


Club Competitions Winter 2021 - 2022

The Dean's Cup (drawn pairs, as a league) is to be played over the winter months.

In the New Year it is proposed 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

Bowls Algarve Competitions Winter 2021 - 2022

The Club will be playing in the Bowls Algarve winter league which started on 9th October. There will be eighteen matches to be played.
League matches are on Saturday mornings. Fixture list here.

If you are new to the area and wish to play regularly, it costs only €10 to join our club for a year. Come to a rollup and meet the people!
You must be a bona-fide club member to be eligible for Bowls Algarve Competitions.

The various inter-club competitions for singles, pairs and triples will be played from mid October.

Bowls Algarve Interclub fixtures and results can be seen here.


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
SESSIONS LAST ABOUT TWO HOURS

Members are being consulted about a change to 1030 or 1100am. Please check back if you are coming later in the year or next year.

Would visitors please let us know they are coming with an email to bookings@balaiabowls.org at least the day before.
It's not the end of the world if you cannot, but it's nice to have an idea of who is likely to come along.

Bowls of various sizes and shoes are available for visitors who need them.

It has been agreed with our hosts Balaia Golf Village that all users accept that they use the facilities at their own risk.
From 1st December 2021 and until further notice, masks MUST be worn at all times within the clubhouse.
To comply with the law, a valid vaccination certificate must be shown if you sit INSIDE the clubhouse to eat or drink.

However there are no specific conditions for playing bowls. Sanitising liquids are available if you don't have your own.

  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

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. 
These members are eligible to play in club competitions and represent the Club in League matches.

For actual play, you can choose to pay Balaia Golf Viillage 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.

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


FOOTGOLF Sunday 23rd May

A group of members enjoyed a Sunday afternoon at Footgolf. Don't know what that is? Very popular in the USA and becoming so elsewhere. Footgolf website here.
On a 9 hole par 36 course of about 540 yards, winner was Ian Maddison with a very creditable 37. Second came Peter King on 43.
There was a three way tie for third, Tom Allen, Jill Dunkey and Pat Camplin-Smith scoring 44.
The day was rounded off by a pleasant meal at Uzonj in Albufeira.
(If you are interested in Footgolf down here in the Algarve, visit http://www.algarvetennisandfitness.com/footgolf-algarve-portugal.html
They are located just outside Almancil on the road to Vale do Lobo.)


Friendly match result Friday 14th May

Balaia 1 - 2 CPO on triples, CPO won by four shots overall.


CHARITY SUPPORT

The club continues to support the children's home 'A Gaivota' however with cash flow currently zero we have only reserves of about €1400 raised early in 2020. They have made few requests recently.
A dentist bill of €340 has recently been paid.


TOURING SIDE VISITS  NEXT YEAR

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