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Almeria 11 Aside Competition

March 2018 - Almeria BC

Report by Vic Parsons, photo editing  by Amber Dineen & John Carr. 

11 Aside League took place at various venues dependant on the schedule during bright, but cold and windy weather. All local bowling clubs took part from 9th January until the final which took place 0n 20th March. Ten teams took part. Three teams from Almeria (ALBC) and Indalo, two from Cabrera, one each from Mojacar and Zurgena Bowling Clubs. The teams were drawn into League 1 and League 2. The team format played was a Mixed Fours and Triples plus Menís Pairs and Ladies Pairs.

On the 13th March the last day the ALBC Blue team and Indalo Tinto proved to be the winners of each league respectively. Unfortunately for Almeria Red they just missed out of being in the final by two points.

The final took place at Indalo on the 20th March ALBC Blue won the competition well. The fours winning team, Siobhan Herrity, Shelagh Allen, Joe Sibley and Colin Wright beating Lisa Bray, Paul Carter, Sue Mannall and Alan Reynolds, 32-9. Winning Triples were Graham Patrick, Jette Kress Catherine Patrick against Babs Davies, Paul and Judy Abel, 23-14. In the Menís Pairs Almeria team Reg Birmingham and John Burgess lost to John Mannall and Mike Bray, 16-22 Winning Ladies team Lin Burgess and Sylvia Pritchard against Ann Reynolds and Jan Dando, 14-13.

The third and fourth position playoff between ALBC Red and Indalo Blue was won comfortably by Indalo.

On completion of the competition the Delegada, Ruth Compton thanked the hosts, Indalo Bowling Club. Tony Lear for running the competition and making the Final after just getting off his flight back from UK. She then presented the Trophy to the winners ALBC Blue.

Winners ALBC Blue.

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