What a Life!
Here we are with Christmas nearly upon us and almost halfway through the winter programmes. The autumn period through to Christmas is always the busiest time of the year, with the inter-Club Monday and Friday leagues in full swing, our own domestic Triples League underway on Tuesdays and then also the preliminary and first rounds of the Club Championships to be played.
In the Club Championships the more ambitious members can find themselves engaged in several of the eleven trophy categories. That makes life very busy, allied to other commitments and especially if scheduled plans to play matches become frustrated by bad weather. For the most part it is too early yet to predict who will make it through to the finals in March, although G Morris/H Chambers are already through to the finals of the Ladies’ Pairs; D Bunce/G Appleton/C Cochrane will contest the Ladies’ Triples versus A Macfarlane/D Morriss/ H Chambers and A Macfarlane/H Chambers/D Macfarlane/G Tottey will be challenging for the Mixed Rinks Trophy.
In the LLB Southern League on Fridays, Mazarrón Miners, as league leaders, have maintained an opening margin of six points over second placed Quesada Swifts after 6 games played. Quesada did emerge as victors over Mazarrón at Quesada’s home venue, which rather reflects that Mazarrón have been doing very well in home matches, but not quite so well away from home.
Our Monday team Mazarrón Mariners in the LLB South Alicante League have been somewhat inconsistent, both home and away and have slipped from top to mid-table after 5 matches. The Mariners have the tougher task to make their mark after promotion to the Discovery Division.
The domestic Triples League has got off to a good start and is always very keenly contested between triples teams drawn from the Membership. Right at the start, Mark Bettcher, winning skip from the last competition, has shot into the lead with a new team although there is a long way to go with nine matches to be played.
In a ceremony following the first Triples League match, Founder Member, long time Officer and Past President, Colin Sear, was presented with a certificate to record his election as first-ever Honorary Life Member of the Club. Colin himself was keen to include his wife Brenda in this recognition of service, since she had supported him throughout his periods in office and was frequently ‘hands on’. John Smith, now resident in UK, was also elected an Honorary Life Member.
At the same time Sylvia Logue and Barbara Male were presented with ‘Hot Shot’ certificates to record maximum shots achieved in a recent competition.
Newcomers are always welcome at the Club on Tuesday and Thursday Club days. Contact Colin Appleton on 605 492 937 or Jimmy Cochrane on 653 093 937 or email the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
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