Done and Dusted!
Winter turns into Spring and then onto Summer and the achievements of the winter months are filed away – done and dusted! This year there are many achievements to note particularly before the cabinet is closed.
In this last month the Club Championships have seen defending Champions returning as Champions in only one category – Helen and Mike Chambers, Mixed Pairs Champions. Helen has also regained the Ladies’ Singles Championship for a fourth time, although not as defending Champion on this occasion. Club Captain Jim Coughlan aspired to be Men’s Singles Champion as a first-time finalist in this category and along with first time ever finalists in any category; Clive Hoyal (President’s Open and Men’s Triples), Ron Potts (Mixed Rinks), Brian Bunce (Mixed Rinks and Men’s Pairs)and Gill Appleton (Ladies’ Triples).
These Champions, together with the other Champions in various categories now qualify to go forward to the Champion of Champions’ Championship to be held in April and can be expected to do well against the Champions of other Clubs. All was ‘done and dusted’ when all our new Champions and the defeated finalists collected their trophies and medals at the Awards Luncheon in the middle of March.
In the LLB Southern League Division B our Friday team Mazarrón Miners is certainly ‘done and dusted’. At the time of writing they have won their league by 18 clear points with still one match to play. From beginning to the end of the season they have been top of the table and finished as they started with 32 points accumulated from a maximum of 36 in the first three matches and doing the same again in their last three matches! All in all they have won 17 matches, lost 3, and drawn 1. The team was relegated from Division A at the end of the 2017/18, but has now shown itself well qualified to rejoin the top division of the major league in Spain where they belong. Congratulations to Captain Jim Coughlan and his team on a fine performance.
The Monday team Mazarrón Mariners in the LLB South Alicante Discovery Division have ‘done’, but not quite ‘dusted’, but they had somewhat of a more difficult task, having been promoted at the beginning of the season into a higher division. At the time of writing they are hovering around mid-table, but of the 10 home matches out of a total of 20 matches played, Mazarrón has lost only two. As more experience comes of playing at away venues, then undoubtedly improved results will emerge. The team has earned credit for a gutsy and promising performance in 2018/19.
This report is my swansong as your correspondent for Mazarrón Bowls Club, but I will still be around to join with my colleagues to welcome anyone who is interested to join with us in playing bowls, whether they be experienced or new to the sport.
Contact Colin Appleton on 605 492 937
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