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PRESS OFFICER - Jacquie Roberts


The Club´s Press Officer is Jacquie Roberts and can be contacted on email : moc.liamg|1cbb.sserp#moc.liamg|1cbb.sserp .

If you have any information/reports or photographs that you consider eligible for inclusion in a press release please send to Jacquie.




This last weekend (July 1st) one of our Spanish International Bowlers, Gail Chick, was in the Squad playing at Javea Green against a Northern Select Team. Benitachell had several bowlers in the select side and, despite the heat, enjoyed some very good bowling.

Greg Sperring, also from the BBC, was also invited to play for Spain as a ‘trialist’ and will hopefully be able to wear his own Spanish shirt soon.

Spain is competing in the Ten Nation Test Match in Wales shortly, so require plenty of competitive practice and the BBC wish them every success.


Benitachell Bowls Club saw a full compliment of bowlers on the 20th June take part in an all day competition in memory of Eddie Ansell. Eddie, nicknamed ‘Steady Eddie’ came to Spain in 1988 and together with a group of friends helped form the Bowls Club. For years he took care of the beginner bowlers, was Captain of the Club, performed in the Christmas pantomimes and won many of the competition trophies.

Sylvia (Eddie’s wife) and her family were there to watch what was a really competitive day, starting with ladies teams v ladies, mens teams v men, with a break from the proceedings for lunch, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the participants and then the final games. A change was made and the teams were graded in order of success and it was Ladies v Men.

The winning team for the ladies were Helen Baxter, Sheila Fairbairn and Jinty Chamberlain, who lost out to the winning men's team, overall winners of the day. The photograph shows Sylvia Ansell presenting the trophy and wine to the men´s team, who were, (left to right) Richard Chamberlain, Rob Hawker and Jeff Richards.


PETER COLLINS 4-2-2 COMPETITION - June 15th and 16th 2018

On the 15/16th of June, a competition took place at Benitachell Bowls Club in memory of Peter Collins, a member of long standing and a perfect bowler and gentleman. The competition was sponsored by Maria Morawiec of Dragon Insurance, the daughter of Peter who along with Valerie, Peter’s wife, was there to present the trophy for the winners and wine and glasses for the runners up.

There were 64 members of the BBC, who signed up to take part, and the format of the competition was teams of four people playing two rinks games and four pairs games over the period of two days.


Some superb bowling took place in very warm conditions and the final outcome was the team of, (stood from right to left) Trevor Neale, Brian Fenton, Carol Davies, and David Browne. The runners-up were (Top left) Chris Barnsby,
(below left to right) Greg Sperring, Mal Chamberlain and Rob Hawker.


EL CID AUSSIE PAIRS BOWLING COMPETITION - June 11th, 12th and 13th 2018

Benitachell Bowling Club were well represented at the El Cid Bowling Club, three day Aussie Pairs competition, held on the 11/12 and 13th of this month. This is an excellent discipline with members from the following Bowls Club. Horadado and Bonalba (the members of these clubs staying in hotels for the three days), Benitachell, Javea Green, and of course El Cid. As always an excellently run competition sponsored by Homes Espana. Thanks to Stuart Beattie, Paul Truncheon and the Umpire Tony Carol, and the committee of El Cid. The catering provided by Sara Hamer and her team was super during the whole competition.

The final saw two of the Benitachell members competing against each other with their partners coming from Javea Green. An excellent game played in extremely hot weather.

The left shows Trevor Evans, BBC, with Velia Woods JG, who were the runners up and the winners were Derek Eldon JG, with Greg Sperring BBC to the right of the picture. Home Espana representative Andrew in the centre.

After the presentation of monetary prizes had taken place El Cid catering provided Tapas for all.


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