Javea Green Early Easter Triples Competition March 2023

Big turnout for the last Javea Open Competition
With news spreading around the Costa Blanca that Javea Green was closing, players came out in force in support of their fellow bowlers. See picture! The Early Easter Competition played over 2 days, welcomed bowlers from BBC, Bonalba, Calpe Paseo, El Cid and Greenlands. After day one all teams had played 3 matches and the leaders were Perfect Draw from BBC who had won every match, but the second day saw them lose their last 2 matches and drop out of contention.
So, going into the last round of matches three teams had 8 points, Great Bowls of Fire, Mike Gilbey, Carol and Dudley Davies, Mavericks, Pam Coombe, Linda and Jeff Richards and 5-Star, Sue Bosworth, Andy Miles and Dave Morrison. In the event all 3 teams won so the Competition was decided on count back and Great Bowls of Fire and Mavericks could not be separated and the Trophy and prize money was shared!
At the emotional presentation our Captain Keith Hamilton thanked all visiting players for supporting Javea and assured them that our Club was still exploring avenues to find a solution. Our President Joe Schulein thanked Dee Hamilton for yet another brilliantly organised Competition and everyone agreed that if this was our last “Open”, what a way to finish!
Report by Alan Philips