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Posted by portugalpress on July 09, 2018

Thursday, July 5 was the Summer League finals day, and a very hot, gloriously sunny day dawned. Floresta Bowls Club in Luz was our venue for these games - a challenging surface on any day and this day was no different. All the teams finding difficulty, but one team, Pedras, snatched a win from the jaws of defeat, producing a nail-biting finish and proving that it is never over until it is over. The welcome at Floresta was, as usual, as warm as the weather.

The morning began with a ‘spider’ to raise funds for a young girl in Luz in need of cancer treatment. Then the serious part of the day began.

Valverde Vikings lost all 10 points to Floresta Falcons, Valverde Vulcans held eight points to Balaia Dolphins’ two points. Tavira Tigers won three points from Pedras Panthers who won seven points, whilst Alvor Egrets took eight points from their club mates with Alvor Kestrels winning two points. Albufeira Wildcats were resting this week.

These results completely change the table - both Pedras Panthers and Balaia Dolphins ended the season with 47 points each. This meant shot difference had to be consulted to agree the winner, and that honour went to Pedras Panthers. Congratulations to them!

Balaia Dolphins were second, Valverde Vulcans third with 45 points and Floresta Falcons on 44 points. A close competition all round.

As expected, Albufeira Wildcats were at the bottom of the table on 27 points.

Thanks must go to Dave and Rene Berbridge for organising and coordinating all the results and keeping everyone on track. Thanks also go to Maggie Dance, who umpired for most of the season, and also to George and Lynn Humphries who hosted the day and laid on a welcome hog roast lunch for everyone afterwards. Our thanks should also go to all the players for making the competition such an enjoyable season.

Finally, congratulations to the team at Pedras Panthers for winning and commiserations to Balaia Dolphins who had been at the top of the table for many weeks.

Most of the clubs go into hibernation now, before it all begins again once the visiting teams start arriving in September and October.

Bowls Algarve wish all bowlers a good summer and see you all when the new season starts.




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