2021 Club Championship Finals

Happy Easter
Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all our members and readers, who will find that this year’s Easter celebrations in Spain will be very different due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Easter is a bigger event than Christmas in Spain and covers several days.

COVID-19 lockdown has caused a stop/start approach to our bowling.  As MBC home rink is in the Fuente Alamo municipality and has had more weeks of lock down than Mazarrón where most of our members live, we have been unable to bowl as often as we would have liked, making the annual rounds of the Club Championships a bit of a roller coaster and then the wet weather came and joined the lockdown over the weekend of the planned Championships, but Colin Appleton our Competition Secretary and a member of the Club Championship committee worked hard to reorganise the schedules so that the Championship Finals could happen over a four day event from 11th-14th March. The sun came out, the rinks had been cleaned by the rain and all the players were able to play.

There were nine disciplines this year. Mixed rinks were not included as the COVID-19 protocol restrictions made it difficult to have eight players on one rink.

Helen Chambers and Colin Appleton singles champions 2021
Helen Chambers and Colin Appleton singles champions 2021

The 2021 MBC Champions:

  • Ladies’ Singles – Helen Chambers
  • Men’s Singles – Colin Appleton
  • Open Singles – Mike Chambers
  • Ladies’ Pairs – Gillian Morris & Helen Chambers
  • Men’s Pairs – Gordon Tottey & Tam Walker
  • Mixed Pairs – Helen & Mike Chambers
  • Ladies’ Triples – Barbara Tottey, Barbara Benton & Gill Appleton
  • Men’s Triples – Shaun Armstrong, Clive Hoyal & Jim Coughlan
  • Mixed Triples – Helen Chambers, Clive Hoyal & Mike Chambers

Next month’s report will have more news on our Clubs Championships.

Thanks to Colin for getting the finals completed and thanks to our umpire Gordon Tottey along with his two markers Harry Male and Barbara Tottey. Thanks also to the spectators who came to watch and to the weather!!! Sun tan lotion was needed on every day!!

MBC charity MABS would appreciate any donations of furniture, clothes, household items, books etc. Please leave them at the Respite Centre on Avenida De Los Covachos 278, Camposol B, or telephone for more information on 634 313 478

Club members
Club members

If you would like to try a new sport in 2021 or wish to play bowls again, please give Harry our secretary a ring on 619 349 671. He will have all the up-to-date COVID-19 information regarding our roll-ups on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am on Hacienda del Alamo.

MBC website is www.mazarronbowlsclub.com 

Helen Chambers