San Miguel Bowls Club by Pat McEwan

In the VCL League all San Miguel teams lost 8-4 !!!  The DEPUTIES were at home against Greenlands Jasmine with Jim Jarvie, Dave Champion, Alan Campbell winning 20-15;  and the rinks Stan North, Tom Dalgleish, Alan Dobie, Bob Donnelly winning 18-15.  Total shots were 74 to San Miguel and 95 to Greenlands.

The SHERIFFS were away to Vistabella Saxons with pairs team of Gail Willshire, Lynn Greenland winning their second game of the season 18-16;  and the rinks team Margaret Patterson, Dave Johnson, Steve Cantley, Stuart Denholm winning 17-12.  Shots were 77 to San Miguel and 83 to Vistabella.

The MARSHALLS were at home to Emerald Isle Earls with ladies singles  won by Ann Eagle 31-10 and  pairs Sheila and Brian Errington having a close game winning 16-15.  Some very close games – Well done to all.

A few more evening games coming up, don’t forget to bring your torches!!!

WASPS still on Wednesdays  1pm for 1.30 start.  €5 for an afternoons bowling, shoes and woods available.  Beginners are now on Tuesday afternoons 2pm to 4pm, with our resident instructors.  €10 for 3 x 2 hour sessions.  Learn from the experts!!

Club mornings, Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays 0945 for 1015 start.  Visiting bowlers welcome.

This Friday is Presentation Evening at the Olympia at Mil Palmeras.  6.30pm for 7pm start.  Get your dancing shoes on!!

The CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS starts on Monday 16th April. games are taking place at San Luis and Quesada – Come along and cheer our bowlers on.  The schedule is on the board.

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING is on Thursday 19th April 0930 for 1000 start.  Proxy votes are on the board for those who cannot attend.  Please make sure these are handed to the Secretary, Pat McEwan before the meeting starts!

For further information on San Miguel Bowls Club. please contact the President, Rosamond Stockell, telephone 965329778 or Secretary Pat McEwan, telephone 966714257.


As true “Brits” the weather is often a main topic of conversation. Once more, weather and external conditions have affected our matches; we’re still suffering from “mad March winds” though no real “April” showers yet! Just as we start to put away the thermals and get out the cut-offs/shorts, the temperatures drop again. Hopefully conditions will be more settled for the Champion of Champions Tournament hosted by San Luis (first 2 days) & Quesada (all 7 days) from 16th to 22nd April.

Wednesday 4th VCL: SL Falcons home v Vistabella Vikings, had a great result; 12-0, shots 99-65. Winners: Singles – Kath Reid 21-14 & Keith Jones 21-16, Pairs – Jan & Brian Pocock 17-16, Triples – Shirley Verity, Jo & Jules Pering 16-11, Rinks – Ann Holland, William Holtham, Neil Morrison, Ian Kenyon 24-10.

SL Hawks away v Quesada Cheetahs had a good result; 10-2, 100 shots-66. The match was set at 5:30/6:00 which unfortunately had the disadvantage of the disappearing light. By the time we reached the 17th end trying to complete the triples match (just before 9:00pm) we couldn’t see the jack, the bowls or the players at the opposite end of the rink!! Fortunately our singles players & pairs finished sooner with some light! Winners: Singles – Ros Holmes 21-6 & Bill Webb 21-11, Pairs – Sally Cordell & Les Bedford 21-17, Triples – Dennis Jackson, Sheila Cammack, Charlie Marigold 25-11.

Friday 6th VCL: SL Hawks home v San Miguel Marshalls; no problem with the light today but the strong gusty winds caused problems for all the players. Even so, the Hawks worked hard and every team pulled back shots in the last few ends.

Our singles players both managed to overcome the conditions and their opposition well, also the triples fought back to snatch the win and the pairs fought back just missing by 1 shot, even our losing rink took 3 shots on the last end to cut back the deficit. Points 8-4, shots 90-77. Winners: Singles – Irene Everett 21-11 & Derrick Cooper 21-12, Triples – Chris Jackson, Ian Ross, Barry Edwards 17-15.

Information:  or contact June Jones, Captain: 691903773.

Sheila Cammack.


Once again only one match to report on this week.  The lull before the storm as next week the South Alicante Hurricane division starts and the following week is the start of the Champion of Champions.

Our second match in the VCL League was played on Wednesday at home in lovely sunny weather against Monte Mar Lords.  We had a fantastic result with 108 shots to Monte Mar’s 49 giving us a maximum of 12 points.  Three rinks were good wins – the Ladies and Gents Singles and the Pairs.  The Triples and the Rinks were closely fought throughout but we managed to pull ahead in the last couple of ends in both.  The results are as follows:

Ladies Singles – Linda Heir 21 – 10             Gents Singles – John Jukes 21 – 7

Pairs – Wayne Osguthorpe and Jeff Heir 31 – 6

Triples – Carol Linehan, Jack Linehan and Alan Miller 21 -15

Rinks – Irene Graham, Roy Thomson, Bryan Eatough and Terry Hucknall 14 – 11

Well done to all our players.  That was as great result.  The next match is also at home so let’s do the same again and get us off to a good start in the Hurricane division.

El Rancho Bowls Club.

In the VCL this week El Rancho played at Quesada against the Tigers and found themselves up against tough opposition, coming away without a point. Though both the singles and trips were close matches, well worth the run out. Ladies singles: Jane Hamill 14-21. Gents singles: Richard Lee 17-21. Pairs: Jim Gracie and Stew Hamill 7-20. Trips: Bob Easthope, Rob Clark and John Skipper 16-19. Rinks: Ron Edwards, Jean Bagwell, Sheila Cooper and Shirley Edwards 8-32.

Friday found El Rancho playing host to the Cheetahs from Quesada, on a very blustery morning, which made accurate bowling very difficult for both sides. However El Rancho with the home advantage  played some good bowls, allowing for a few wayward ones and secured 4 rinks and the overall shots. Ladies singles: Sheila Cooper 21-16. Gents singles: David Whitworth 21-7. Pairs: Diane Yates and Jim Gracie 24-12. Trips: June Whitworth, Sheila Cox and Jean Bagwell 10-19. Rinks: Bob Easthope, Brian Taylor, Mike Cox and Rob Clark 19-14. For membership details contact Brian Taylor on 965077093 or  at or Carolyn Harris on 966774316 or at