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
The Winter League is under way!
Balaia Bowls Club team v Alvor Rooks 9th October 2021
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021
This was held on WEDNESDAY 13th OCTOBER at Balaia
Golf Club at 11:00am
Club Competitions Winter 2021 - 2022
The call has now gone out for men's and ladies drawn pairs
(The Dean's Cup) to be played from late October / early
November depending on the
number of entries. Closing date is the 22nd October.
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
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
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.
OUR REGULAR ROLL-UP SESSIONS HAVE RESUMED
TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
Meet at 0945 for 1000am start. Don't be late!
visitors please let us know they are coming with
an email to email@example.com
at least the day before.
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
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.
We will keep track of who attends roll-ups, just in case.
Members will have access to the equipment shed for
scoreboards, pushers, mats and
It has been agreed with our hosts Balaia
Golf Village that all users accept that they use the
facilities at their own risk.
You are all well aware of 'social distancing' and
everything else that must now be taken into
However there are no specific conditions for playing
bowls. Sanitising liquids are available if you don't have your
All arrangements are subject to continuous
review. Please check back here if planning to be
in Albufeira later this year.
FOR CASUAL PLAY RINKS ARE TO BE BOOKED VIA
GOLF RECEPTION tel. 289 570 442 OR
IN PERSON AVAILABLE 0900 - 1600 DAILY
If you need a scorecard you can print one from here.
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
(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
Friendly match result Friday 14th May
Balaia 1 - 2 CPO on triples, CPO won by
four shots overall.
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-