Lions Reports 17 18


This Monday we entertained Captain Alex Clunes and his players from Finca Guila. Conditions were superb if you were kite flying, with a strong wind and sunshine.

The Challenger Rink led by your scribe was on Rink 3 with David Laughton leading and Richard Chamberlain playing 2. Took a 2 and a 3 on the first 2 ends and then never eased off the pedal finishing 25 -10 winners. This gave us another valuable 2 points keeping us top of the league. Well done. Lads.

From my position on rink 3 I could see the rest of the Lions and for the first 5 ends things looked grim across the board. Did I panic – mmmmmmmm!!!!!!!

Rink 4 with Skip Jeff Richards, Annie Jones and Jinty Chamberlain were 2 – 3 down. A pick up of a 6 put our trio into the lead which they never relinquished coming out 24 – 12 winners. A cracking result.

Rink 6 had my Jacquie Skipping with Rod Warnes and Noel Ovenall. They were 2 – 4 down. Fighting back closed on the 12th at 7 – 9 down. Then a consecutive win of 4 ends picked up 8 shots, this put our Lions in the lead which they grimly clung onto winning by 1 shot with a final score of 14 – 13. Another well earned 2 points.

Dudley Davies on Rink 7, with David Browne and Carol Davies were 5 – 5. Winning the next 5 ends bought them to 15 – 5. A fight back from Finca Guila could not sustained and our trio finished 25 – 15 up. Another good shot difference along with Jeff’s sealed the game. Excellent.

This left Rink 8 where the Lionesses, Skip Lynda Warnes with Yvonne Browne and Linda Richards were 4 – 7 down. They were against a very strong rink skipped by Norman Vickers. The girls fought hard and although both teams took 8 ends the girls could not take the lead and finished 2 shots down 17 – 19.

A well earned 8 points won by a gritty performance. Many thanks to you all, let us keep the momentum going at Javea Green next Thursday when we are up against our big rivals the Quartz.

Captain David Roberts


The onyx report from scribe Yvonne Carvath about their last week’s game finished with a mention of the forthcoming visit of those pesky BBC Lions. I am afraid to report that we were not peskier enough, suffering a loss of 6 – 4.

Rink 1 had Skip Jeff Richards in charge supported by Annie Jones and Jinty Chamberlain. 5 all on 3, 10 all on 8, and 13 all on 11 show this was a ding-dong battle. Closing at 15 – 18 down on the 16th but a 2 and a 4 on the last 2 ends saw our team coming out at 21 – 18 winners. A well deserved 2 points.

Rink 2 had the challenger game, yours truly with David Laughton leading, his first outing of the season, and Richard Chamberlain 2. Some good team bowling in a relaxed atmosphere saw us win 13 of the 18 Ends, picking up a 6, 5 and a couple of 4s to come out 35 – 7 winners This was a welcome 2 points (it must be admitted that the Skip had a brilliant and fantastic game – this is what I was told to type - Jacquie).

Rink 4 hosted the friendly with Skip Eric and wife Patty Johnson and Helen Ovenall leading. This was a game our Lions were chasing from the start. The score belied the game as we took 8 of the ends picking up 5 2’s along the way; alas the final outcome was 13 – 24. Much appreciation must go to Eric and Patty who are always so willing to participate in the friendlies and pass on their experience to new bowlers.

Rink 5 had our Lionesses, Lynda Warnes skipping with Yvonne Browne and Linda Richards, who also chased their game. 3 - 5 down on 6, 5 – 13 on 12, a fight back by our Ladies of 6 shots on the last 6 ends was not enough and they finished up 11 – 14 down.

Rink 6 had Rod Warnes leading with Noel Ovenall and skip Jacquie Roberts.
This was a seesaw of a game; the first 8 ends were shared although on the 9th end they were 4 – 10 down. Then a pick up of a 3, 4 and 4 brought them back 5 shots in front on the 12th end making it 15 – 10. Unfortunately this was a bogey number and they remained there for the next 6 ends. Finished up 15 – 24.

Rink 7 consisted of Skip Dudley wife Carol Davies and David Browne. A strong opposition lead by Norman Richardson gave our trio a run for their money. They were 7 – 3 up on 7 but were pulled back to 7 all on the 11. Give and take on the next 5 ends saw them going into the 16th end 10 – 11 down. On the 17th end the team picked up a 7, brilliant. This enabled them to relax a little on the last end when they picked up a final 1 shot giving them the game. A great 18 – 11 victory.

Things were tense towards the end, Jacquie being the last team still playing, one end to go. Shot wise Lions 50 and the Onyx 43, inadvertently wires got crossed and a message was misconstrued as we had not included the standing score of the still playing rink where they were 4 shots down at 15 – 19. Don’t panic was the message we are okay and the team took a hit of 5 knowing that we had won but in fact we had lost by 2. I am back to school on maths and communications. My wife will not forgive me. Big apologies.

A Match Report Extract from Scribe Yvonne Carvath of Javea Green Onyx –.

The friendly team of Heather, Christine and yours truly brought home the bacon with a 24 – 13 shot win. The team we played against of Eric, Patty and Helen were an absolute delight and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time on the green.

A note to all Lions let us give our opponents a mauling when possible, but, remember, green etiquette and manners play a part and give lasting impressions.

Captain David Roberts


Today we visited El Cid to play against their Sabres, Captained by Stuart Beattie. Perfect bowling conditions contributed to a entertaining and successful mornings bowling.

Rink 1 had Annie Jones leading, Skip Trevor Neale supported by wife Janet. A very strong and rink wise opposition lead by Paul Leader took control from the first end picking up a 5 and then a 4. Our trio came back into it on the 6th end picking up a 3 and a 4 closing 10 – 12 on the 8th end. But alas from then on try as they might the Sabres stayed ahead finishing 17 – 24 winners. Must be mentioned that Skip Trevor was not fully fit but bowled 100%.

Rink 2 Dudley Davies Skipping wife Carol leading and supported by David Browne. The Sabres were straight out of the blocks on this one and it was not until the 8th end that our Lions took control. They did not relinquish the lead and came out 23 – 9 winners. As in all games this had some terrific bowling.

Rinks 3 had our Challenger team Skipped by Richard Chamberlain and supported by his wife, Jinty and Petra Croft. Chasing this from the start our trio put up a brave performance but for all their efforts they finished 9 – 23 down.

Completely opposite were our Lionesses, they dominated the game and on the 12th end 12 – 4 up. A fight back by the Sabres brought them within 4 shots. On the 16th end a game changer, the Sabres were holding 5 when skip Lynda Warnes trailed the jack back to pick up four, much to the delight, and relief of Yvonne Browne and Linda Richards. They completed the game 16 – 11 winners.

Rink 5 had our friendly with Skip Eric, wife Pattie Johnson, supported by Helen Ovenall. The first 6 ends were a ding-dong affair and our team went into the 10th end 10 – 9 up. Sadly the tables turned and despite some good bowling our trio were stuck on a score of 11 for the next 7 ends. The game result after such a great effort was 11 – 27.

Rink 6 consisted of Skip Jacquie Roberts, lead Rod Warnes and ‘newby’ Noel Ovenall. They were up against an experienced team Skipped by Pat Metcalfe. Our team were 5 – 1 up on the 5th end and from then on stayed in front through some terrific team bowling. Skip Jacquie when called upon to deliver some weighted woods pulled it off each time. The team never lost the lead and finished 19 – 10 winners.

This was a well earned 8 points from a very competitive team. Terrific spirit. Lets keep this momentum going and carry it on to next week when we are away to Javea Green Onyx.

Captain David Roberts


BBC LIONS V BBC JAGUARS 23rd October 2017-10-19

The Cats were at play today with the visiting Jaguars, captained by Tim Woodcock. They were out to give us Lions a good mauling. Alas for them the Lions do not like being usurped as the paramount cats team.

No. 1 the show Rink was hosted by Skip Trevor Neale and wife Janet with Jinty Chamberlain leading. From being 2 – 3 down on end 3, they then had a 5 + 6 pick up to give them a 13 – 5 lead. The Tigers fought back closing to 18 – 16 on the 15th end. But 3 singles on the last 3 ends secured a valuable 2 points.

Rink 2 had the Challenger game with Maria Morawiec skipping, Richard Chamberlain at 2 and a welcome to Noel Ovenall who justified his selection with a steady morning bowling as lead. The Jaguars shot away leaving the Lions trailing 2 – 7 on the 4th end. Steady bowling took place, they drew level 10 all on the 11th end and stayed ahead to win 22 – 12. Well done.

Rink 4 had Jacquie Roberts Skipping with Feli Croft and Rod Warnes leading. This was another game with our Lions chasing. Catching up to 6 all on the 7th end and10 all on the 13th. 7 shots followed on the last 5 ends enabling our Lions to come out 17 – 11 winners. This was another terrific result against a strong team.

Rink 5 had our Lionesses, Skip Lynda Warnes, Yvonne Browne and Petra Croft being tasked to lead. A pick up of 7 shots on the 6th end when they were 5 – 2 up saw them gain a lead which they held on to throughout the game, culminating to a 24 – 15 win. It sounds easy, but there was some terrific bowling on both sides.

Rink 7 had our friendly where we welcomed new bowler Helen Ovenall who was assisting our willing couple, Pattie Johnson and husband Eric who was Skipping the rink. Their strength and experience proved too much for the opposition and they went into a lead being 7 – 1 on the 5th end and stayed in the lead throughout the game ending with a score of 20 – 9. Great result.

Rink 8 witnessed a terrific come back from our Lions, Carol Davies leading, David Browne and Skip Dudley Davies. If the Jaguars were going to take some points it looked like this game. The Lions were trailing 3 – 10 on the 6th end,
10 – 16 on the 12th. The Lions then won the next 4 ends and a 3 on the 17th tied the match. What a final end, try as she might Jaguars Skip Viv Erridge could
not get the shot even though she ran the Jack back it still landed on a Lions wood (Carol’s). A great fight back with great bowling.

Well done Lions and commiserations go to the Jaguars. 10 points, fantastic. Lets carry this momentum to Monday’s game at El Cid.

Thank you, all Dave Roberts


The bowling green which had a residue of water from the previous nights downpour greeted our guests Joe Schuletin and his JG Opals this morning. The sun came out, slowly drying the surface allowing for some great bowling.

On Rink 1 we had Annie Jones Leading, Janet Neale and Skip Jeff Richards. This was a game our Lions were chasing from the start. They were 10 nil down on 7 ends. A pick up of 8 shots made it 10 – 11 on the 11th end, but the Opals picked up 10 more shots on the remaining 7 ends to finalise score at 17 – 21.

Rink 2 was for the Challenger Skipped by Richard Chamberlain with his wife Jinty and Petra Croft. 6 – 1 on the 3rd end saw them remain on 6 for the next 6 ends. The score was then 6 – 9 for the Opals. The Lions then fought back and picked up a 5 sadly only to drop 5 on the next end. The final outcome was 14 – 28 after some aggressive bowling from the Opals.

Rink 4 had Rod Warnes, Feli Croft and Skip Jacquie Roberts. Off the starting block with a pick of 5 in the first end, which, culminated in a score of 20 – 1 on the 7th end. More steady bowling saw them only drop 3 more shots on the next 11 ends, finishing up with a 34 – 4 score which gave us enough points to carry the game. Well done.

Rink 5 had the Lionesses on, Linda Richards, Yvonne Browne and Skip Lynda Warnes. What a battle they had, with terrific bowling on both sides. They dropped a 1 on the first end, picked 1 up on the second end and managed then to stay ahead until the 17th end when they were 11 – 12 down. A nail biting 18th end saw them pick up a 2 without Skip Lynda having to bowl her last wood. The final saw them 13 – 12, what a game.

Dudley Davies with wife Carol and David Browne were on Rink 6. This was another nail biter. The Opals crept away and on the 8th end our Lions were 4 - 9 down. Then it was give and take from both sides finishing on the 16th end with 15 – 15. What a finale, terrific bowling again gave them 2 shots on the 17th and 1 shot on the 18th ending up winning 18 – 15.

Far away on Rink 8 were our friendly team. Ably skipped by Terry Quinton and supported by Ruth Meadows and a welcome to Noel Ovenall a new bowler to the Lions. Things did not go as planned and on the 12th end they were 5 – 13 down. A pick of a 1 and two 3’s brought the team back in on the 15th end to 12 – 13 down. Alas they could not sustain the charge and finished up 12 – 18. This was a really good effort.

Well done to all you Lions a really good team effort today with the changes that had to be made. Let us keep the momentum going to our game on Monday against our competitive Jaguars.

Captain Dave Roberts


Our Lions game this week, a trip down to Calpe where we were greeted by Vice Captain Glenda Rowe and her team.

Rink 1 we were represented by Jinty Chamberlain, Rod Warnes and Skip Jacquie Roberts. From being 3 – 7 up on 7 ends then tying on the 13th to 12 all, this could have gone either way. An unfortunate drop of 5 on the 15th end gave impetus to the opposition who came out the 22 – 14 winners.

Rink 2 had Linda Richards, Richard Chamberlain and Skip Lynda Warnes. This was a game that we were chasing from the start, being 15 – 3 down on the 9th end. Alas an 11 shot pick up over the next 9 ends was not sufficient to win the game. The final score was a loss to the Lions of 14 - 20

Rink had the Davies, Carol and Skip Dudley who was ably assisted by David Browne. From dropping a 2 on the first end they never looked back, 6 - 3 up on the 6th end and 9 – 5 up on the 12th. Finishing up 15 – 11 winners. They were up against a team skipped by John Coates, a previous BBC Winter Leaguer; this was a hard fought game and gave the Lions a well-deserved win, with some excellent bowling on both sides.

Hidden away on Rink 4 in the shade (lucky devils as it was blazing hot) were Skip Trevor Neale, Janet Neale and Annie Jones. 6 -5 down on 6, then some terrific bowling saw them lose only 2 more ends. Picking up 20 shots to come out 25 – 7 winners. This gave us enough shots to carry the game and awarded us the two extra points.

Well done all of you it was an enjoyable experience to watch you all today and definitely not like watching paint dry. A big thank you must go to Jeff Richards for standing by; as his wife Linda was concerned about a back problem, fortunately for her all was well.

Thank you Calpe for your hospitality. It is always nice to see so many old friends. Our thoughts and prayers go to Stan Walmsley and family. Stan is in hospital and is seriously ill.

Captain David Roberts


We welcomed today Captain Barry Watson and his team from Bonalba, the players have no fear from our green as they regularly support our club in many Open competitions, for which we thank them, may they continue for many a year.

Rink 1 Trevor and Janet Neale with Annie Jones made a terrific come back after being 6 down after 6 ends. They picked up a 3 then a 4 and kept that lead to the end. They finished the game 18 - 14 winners.

On rink 2 a welcome back to last years successful Captain Richard Chamberlain. Petra Croft and Eric Johnson, who skipped, all the team had a great game. From 1 shot down on the 4th end picked up the pace but faltered on the 11th end making the score 11 – 12. As the competitive lions that they are they finished strongly with a winning score 20 – 14.

Rink 4 with Skip Dudley Davies, David Browne and Carol Davies picked up a 5 on the 5th end saw them take the lead which they never surrendered collecting a 6 through some excellent bowling, finishing 34 – 9 winners.

Rink 5 had myself skipping and wife Jacquie, with Rod Warnes leading. Tying on the 5th end then picking up a 3 giving us a cushion, which we kept to the end finishing up 23 – 11 winners. Both my lead and two had excellent games.

Rink 6 had the Challenger game. Terry Quinton skipped with Ruth Meadows and Jinty Chamberlain leading. This was a very close game, low scoring up to the 15th end when the score was 10 all. Good things come in 3’s. 3 threes on the last 3 ends saw them come out deserving winners 19 – 10.

Our Lionesses were on rink 7. Linda Richards, Yvonne Browne and Skip Lynda Warnes. A very close game, the girls were chasing from the start. On the 10th end they were 8 – 9 down. On the 11th they picked up a 5 giving them a lead, which they did not relinquish. They picked up another 5 finishing 22 – 16 winners.
Shots for the Lions 95 – 50 = 10 points
Challengers 19 – 10 = 2 points

Well done all you lions, a great result.

Captain David Roberts

The first game of the 2017/18 was against the Tigers. The weather was excellent, as was the company and bowling. What more could you wish for (10 points?).

Rink 1. Had myself, my good lady Jacquie and Rod Warnes. The opposition were 6 up on the second end, 12 – 3 on the 5th. A pick up of 8 shots on the 6th end changed the flow of the game bringing us into contention. We took the lead on the 10th and stayed in front winning the game 23 – 16.

Rink 2. Had our Lionesses of Lynda Warnes, Yvonne Browne and Linda Richards. This game like all the rest had some excellent bowling on both sides. 4th end the girls were 7 – 0, but the Tigers fought back 13 – 9 on the 12th . The girls kept their composure and won the game with a score of 19 – 11.

Rink 3. Trevor Neale, Janet Neale, and Annie Jones got away to a good start 4 – 0 on the 3rd end. On the 6th end they were 4 – 7 down this of course caused them to chase the game, which, on the 15th end was 11 – 15. The Tigers with Maureen How skipping finished the game 12 – 22.

Rink 4. Dudley Davies, Carole Davies and David Browne got away to a slow start on the 6th end were 4 – 7 down. On the 12th end the team were 8 – 11 down, but, on the 14th end they managed to pick up a 5 and finished winning the game 18 – 16.

Challenger Team. Eric Johnson, Pattie Johnson and Ruth Meadows. Dominated the game from the start, achieving a great win 24 – 8.
A tribute to the high standard of bowling at the BBC was reflected in three of the teams sharing nine ends each. A well earned 8 points for the Lions. Well done Lions a very good start to the season,.

David Roberts Captain.


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