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In-House Competitions  2014

Report by Christine Wilson

Photographs by Eric Wilson

The In-House competitions have now been completed at Mijas and it is thought that two "firsts" have been recorded as, in the Drawn Pairs, a husband and wife were drawn out to play together and, in the Handicap Singles, a husband and wife played against each other in the final.

The Drawn Triples was played to a finish earlier as one of the entrants, who was an eventual winner, had to return home for medical reasons. The winners were Peter Allard, Geoff Collins and Charles McIntyre who beat Hal Briscoe, Jim Taylor and June Briscoe in the final.

The Drawn Pairs saw the aforementioned husband and wife pairing, Ron and Pam Cole, beat Peter Allard and Geoff Collins in a very good final match.

In the Ladies' Singles Geraldine Robinson beat Barbara Land to become the Champion who will go on to play in the Champion of Champions when she will be joined by Tony Land, the Mijas Men's Champion. After her Singles match Barbara said that as she had been playing at Indalo Bowls Club, on a much heavier green, only two days before, it took her a few ends to become accustomed to the much faster carpet at Mijas. The Men's Singles final could not be played as John Fenton unfortunately had to pull out through illness.

It is worth mentioning here that Barbara had been to Indalo playing in the Malaga squad versus the Spanish National squad; she won three out of her four matches which were two Pairs and two Trips.

Last, but not least, the Handicap Singles in which Tony and Val Thornton met each other in the final. The winner was Tony, who, according to Val, played an excellent game and she just could not catch him. However, after the match, they were still talking to each other!

Come and try it.

On Sunday 16th March Mijas Bowls Club will be holding a "Come and try it" morning when anybody who has bowled previously and completely new bowlers will be welcome to come to try it. Further details will be given later so watch this space!


                     Pairs Winners Pam & Ron Cole left and runners up right       Tony Thornton Winner and Val Thornton runner up

                                        Peter Allard & Geoff Collins                                                Handicap Singles




                        Singles Winners Tony Land and Geraldine Robinson                        The Singles Winners

                                       With Runner Up Babara Land