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Monte Mar Report

Sept. 2018 - Monte Mar BC

Photos & text by Chris Merry (club captain), photo editing  by John Carr. 

Cathedral , Granada

Monte Mar Bowls and Social Club

Sponsored by The Pub, Bowling Abroad, Avalon, Lounge D, Rogers and La Piazza.


September 19th - 22nd

Forty two bowling and social members enjoyed a four day trip to Granada. We had a full itinerary for the four days with a very good tour guide called Alejandro. On arrival after checking  in at the hotel, Alejandro took us on a tour of the Cathedral of Granada followed by a tour of the Street of the Tapas of Granada. Every day there was a guided tour to different areas, so there was plenty to see and do. Day three was a two hour hiking trip and nature route up to a waterfall which descends from the Sierra Nevada  mountains. The two hour hike ended up being four hours with rope bridges to cross. I think everyone who did it felt quite proud of themselves.

On the way home we stopped off at the white villages of the Alpujarras, Pampaneria and Trevelez. Trevelez is famous for its hams, so we enjoyed wine tasting with ham and cheese. The afternoon was finished off with lunch at the local restaurant.


Sunday 30th September

The September chicken run was a great success and a lot of fun. We had a bumper turn out with forty members bowling and a number of others just watching the fun.

The eggs as usual were donated by Julia and Ian Hamilton, for the ladies Jean Chamberlain won the eggs and for the men Bill Judd.

Wendy Sheridan won the ladies chicken with twenty eight shots and Chris Harding won the men's chicken with twenty six shots.


Monday 1st and Saturday 6th October

This years annual super series between Monte Mar and La Marina was played on the 1st and 6th of October. Monte Mar lost on both days by a total of forty shots, so La Marina hold the cup for the second year running. Well done to La Marina and better luck next year Monte Mar.


Sunday 7th October 

We welcomed our first touring team from Campsie Bowling Club Glasgow. Our visitors had a very enjoyable mornings bowling in lovely October sunshine. After the match we all enjoyed drinks together, followed by a buffet lunch at Lounge D. Thank you Lou and Jed for for a delicious buffet.


Monday 8th October

The Toreadors played their first match of the new season against the Matadors. Winning on three rinks but losing on shots, a good result as both teams are from Monte Mar. well done to the winning rinks of Sue Bounds, Les Bounds and skip Graham Smyth, Jean Chamberlain, Ian Hamilton and skip Mick Soars, Jan Soars, Phil Goble and skip Rod Chamberlain.

Shots Toreadors 76 86 Matadors

Points Toreadors 6 6 Matadors


Wednesday 10th October

Our first match of the season didn't go well against a very strong team from San Miguel, we lost on all rinks. After the game everyone enjoyed a lunch a chat and a few drinks.

Shots Monte Mar 51 112 San Miguel

Points Monte Mar 0 12 San Miguel


Thursday 11th October

We held our first ladies afternoon tea, attended by forty bowling and social members. It seems to have been a great success, as there has been a number of requests for another one. After enjoying the food and drinks most ladies were up dancing. Not to be out done the men had a Afternoon Binge, which also seems to have been a success. All in all its was a enjoyable afternoon for everyone concerned.

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Afternoon Binge.

Crossing the Rope Bridge

Lunch at Trevelez

Hams at Trevelez

Ladies Tea.

4 Hour Hike.

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