Nought to 60 in 4 seconds!
Or that’s how it seems! The first game of the new season for Mazarrón Miners in the Southern League resulted in a whitewash home win by 12 points to zero against San Luis Leopards – and then again the following week another maximum points home win against Country Bowls Geckos. That was enough to put them straight to the top of the league with a 6 points margin over joint second placed Quesada Swifts and Montemar Torreadors.
That was not all!
Fifteen days later our Mazarrón Mariners team started their season in the South Alicante League with an away match at Vistabella Eagles – and won with a near perfect 10 points to 2 victory and placing them joint first at the top of their league – a great start for both teams.
Mixed in with this flurry of activity the Club Championships continue apace with the preliminary rounds completed and first rounds properly underway. There have been some surprising results, but none less so than freshman bowler Don Henry’s performance by emerging as winner in the first rounds of the Mixed Open Singles, Men’s Singles, Mixed Pairs (with wife Kerry) and Mixed Rinks – these all against experienced players including some past champions. Well done Don and well done too to some other promising new performers.
The Mazarrón Trophy Competition was also played in September. Members competed in teams of three playing to a 1-2-3 format – first singles, then pairs, followed by triples. In the end Harry Male/Barbara Tottey/Sylvia Logue came through as winning finalists against Alan Benton/Gillian Morris/Kim Lloyd to take the trophy. An interesting point here is that Barbara Tottey has been a winner or runner up in each of the Club’s three trophy competitions this year, the other two being the John Smith Trophy and the Richard Cooper Trophy – well done Barbara!
This year the Mazarrón Trophy Competition was dedicated in memory of members June Parkinson and John Erskine who have sadly left us – all proceeds and donations from the competition amounting to 500€ were accepted by Bev Thompson on behalf of MABS.
That only leaves to report that Brian Robertson and Billy Faulkner fell short of their previous best in the Valencian Championships in September, although Brian may be saving himself for his current trip to Australia as Spanish National Singles Champion to represent Spain in the World International Championships. We wish him well for success in the tournament.
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