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The Mijas Masters held at Mijas Bowls Club

Report by Christine Wilson. Photographs by Eric Wilson.

The Mijas Masters, this year sponsored by Spec Savers, began on Saturday 17th January in brilliant sunshine, but that was not to last as on Sunday nearly all the games were played in rain and there were such heavy downfalls overnight that by Monday morning the green was unplayable and more rain was to come on Tuesday. However, Carol Wright, Competition Secretary, managed to get all the preliminary rounds completed to enable the finals of both disciplines to take place on Sunday afternoon as planned. Fortunately, no competitors were due to play in both finals, as seemed a distinct possibility at semi-final stage.

Margaret and Gordon Kain came through as winners of their semi-final of the Pairs as did Mary and Michael Detheridge, while John and Dine Warn playing with Erica Hooper and Amber and Lennie Dineen and Brian Todd made up the Triples finalists. It was Brian Todd and his partners who saved the day by defeating Gordon's team in their semi-final.

The final games in both disciplines produced some excellent bowling with Gordon and Margaret becoming the winners of the Pairs. Despite Brian Todd burning two ends he and his partners could not defeat John Warn's team. So the worthy winners of the 2015 Mijas Masters were found.

The prizes were presented by Carol Wright, who was introduced by Ann Fenton, the club captain, who spoke about the hard work which Carol had done before and during the competition. In her speech Carol thanked all those who had made the competition run so smoothly and those who had done sterling work in the kitchen and behind the bar.

The prize giving was followed by a buffet lovingly prepared by Carol Jacobs, Gladys Bloe and Val Thornton and enjoyed by competitors, spectators and helpers.


Trips Winners with Ann & Carol                         Trips Runners Up                   Pairs Runners Up                 Pairs Winners