Tigers Reports 17 18

On a very cold, wet and windy morning Tigers were away to JG Onyx and came away with only 2 points although all games were close and could have gone either way. JG 68 shots to Tigers 62.

A good 2 points from the team of Denise Hart, Alan Guest and skip Ernie Pope who led most of the way to win by a single shot (15-14).

On rink 3 Joyce Pope, Bert McLean and skip Bob Bailey were 5 shots down at the half way stage but fought back to be leading by 1 shot with 1 end to play. Unfortunately the Onyx skip managed to take 2 shots to win 16-15.

On rink 4 Clive Langan, Mike Smith and skip Greg Sperring came up against strong opposition and could only win 7 of the 18 ends to go down 19-15.

The team of Malcolm Sprawson, Dave Bouttell and skip Trefor Evans were 1 shot up at the half way stage but they dropped a 5 on the 12th end and a 5 on the 16th. They fought back to be just one shot down going into the last end. However, it was not to be as Onyx managed to get 1 shot on the last end.

Our Challenger Girls, Margaret Bailey, Rebecca Langan and skip Jak Logan played an in form Onyx side and although they shared the ends went down by 2 shots 16-18.

Our Friendly side, Jennifer Nesteroff, Linda Coughlin and skip Peter Hagart came up against a very strong Onyx side. Although they fought hard and won 6 of the 14 ends they eventually lost 16-10.

Our next game is January 8th 2018, home to Finca Guila.


On a cold Monday morning Tigers came up against the league leaders, BBC Lions. We anticipated a tough match and we weren't dissapointed!!! Lions came away with 8 points to 2 and a win for the Challengers. The Tigers friendly side had a comprehensive win.

Full marks to our team of Clive Langan, Mike Smith and skip Greg Sperring who were leading all the way to finish 17-13 winners and a valuable 2 points for the Tigers. Well done.

On rink 5 Sheila Fairburn, Alan Guest and skip Maureen How were level after 6 ends but then could win only 3 of the remaining ends finishing 21-07 down.

On rink 3 Joyce Pope, Bert McLean and skip Bob Bailey were again level after 7 ends but a strong Lions team played some excellent bowling to end up 18-9 victors.

Malcolm Sprawson, Dave Bouttell and skip Terry Corner had a close game on rink 2 with the scores going one way then the other. The scores were level on end 17 and Tigers were holding 2 shots with just the Lions skip to play his last wood. Unfortunately for Tigers Dudley Davies played a superb bowl to claim the game. So close, yet so far.

Our Challenger side, Margaret Bailey, Jak Logan and skip Ernie Pope never really got going against a very strong Lions team going down 39-09 shots.

Our Friendly team of Denise Hart, Rebecca Langan and skip Peter Hagart saved the day with a welcome 23-08 victory taking 13 of the 18 ends. Well done Tigers.

Next match is away to JG Onyx on Monday 11th which is the last of 2017.


Tigers welcolmed El Cid Sabres and came out 8-2 winners having an overall shot difference of just 5 shots.

On rink 2 Greg Sperring, Mike Smith and skip Clive Langan took an early lead to go 16-0 up at the half way stage. They were never headed and came out comfortable winners 23-09. An excellent result and shot difference.

The team of Malcolm Sprawson, Dave Bouttell and skip Trefor Evans again led from the start and were 4 shots clear at the half way stage. Some consistent bowling saw them come through to win 19-11.

On rink 7 Sheila Fairburn, Alan Guest and Maureen How came from behind to lead by just one shot at the half way stage. They were 4 shots down after 12 ends but with some strong bowling saw them level the score after 14 ends. El Cid took the next end but Maureen's team dug in to take 2 of the next 3 ends to come out 21-19 winners.

The team of Joyce Pope, Bert McLean and skip Bob Bailey were leading 6-4 after 6 ends but a very strong El Cid side came into their own winning 11 ends in a row to win comfortably 29-10.

Our Challenger Girls of Margaret Bailey, Rebecca Langan and skip Jak Logan lost the first 5 ends and 9 shots adrift, however, they fought back and were one shot up at the half way stage. They then put a run together to go 4 shots up with 3 ends to play. However, Sabres hit back taking the last three ends to win 18-16.

Our friendly team of Jennifer Nesteroff, Peter Hagart and skip Peter Nesteroff were level after 10 ends and then went ahead by 4 shots after 14 ends. However, El Cid came back strorngly to win the next 4 ends and scrape through 15-13.

A good result for the Tigers squad.

Next game away to BBC Lions Monday 4th December.


Tigers entertained JG Opals on a sunny morning taking the match 6 points to 4 with a narrow shot difference of 3 (69-66).

Our team of Linda Thompson, Bert McLean and skip Bob Bailey went into an early lead on rink 1 and were 13-02 up at the half way stage. Opals came back strongly in the second half but were unable to catch the Tigers who came out 16-10 winners.

On rink 3 Sheila Fairburn, Alan Guest and skip Maureen How were 3-12 down after just 8 ends. However, a five on the 9th end put them back in contention but some strong bowling by Opals ensured them a 19-17 victory. However, getting 2 shots on the final end meant an overall shot difference for the Tigers and the extra 2 points.

The team of Clive Langan, Mike Smith and skip Greg Sperring had a 'tale of two halves' game winning the first 9 ends comfortably 17-04. Opals then replied taking 7 of the next 9 ends but Tigers held on to win 20-17.

Rink 8 saw Malcolm Sprawson, Dave Bouttell and skip Trefor Evans taking an early lead to be 11-07 up at the half way stage. A strong Opals side fought back to move ahead after 14 ends only for the Tigers to go ahead on the next end. Unfortunately Opals then took the last 3 ends to finish 20-16 winners.

Our Challenger girls of Margaret Bailey, Rebecca Langan and skip Jak Logan took an early lead only for the scores to be level at the half way stage. Some consistent bowling by all three Tigers saw them go ahead and win 7 of the remaining ends to finish comfortable winners 21-08.

Our Friendly side of Jennifer Nesteroff, Linda Coughlin and skip Peter Hagart had a close game all the way with the lead switching for and against. However, when it mattered the Tigers took the last 5 ends to come out 20-16 winners.

Well done Tigers.
Next game is Monday 27th November, at home, vs El Cid Sabres.


Our annual trip to our neighbours Calpe proved very difficult, as usual with Calpe coming out on top 8-2 and a shot difference of +19. The corresponding match last season saw us go down 10-0 so at least an improvement. It is always demanding at Calpe and every point counts.

On rink 1 Sheila Fairburn, Alan Guest and skip Maureen How fought back after losing a 6 on the first end to level the score at the half way stage. However, a very strong Calpe side took 6 of the remaing ends to finish up 28-14 winners.

On rink 2 Ernie Pope, Dave Bouttell and skip Trefor Evans played steadily and were in the lead most of the game. A strong finish by Calpe saw them go down 17-14.

On rink 3 Clive Langan, Mike Smith and skip Greg Sperring took an early lead but then went down by 1 shot at the half way stage. They quickly got back into their usual winning stride to come out narrow winners by 2 shots 19-17 and 2 points.

On rink 4 Joyce Pope, Bert McLean and skip Bob Bailey were level after 5 ends but then some consistent bowling by Calpe saw them move 8 shots ahead after 15 ends. The Tigers then hit back with some stubborn bowling to reduce the gap to 4 shots going down 11-15.

We will get back to our winning ways as we now have 2 home games to look forward to.

Next game home to JG Opals, Thursday 23rd November.


On a very windy morning we welcomed Bonalba to BBC. After a very close match Tigers scored 4 points against Bonalba 6 points. The overall shot difference was only 5 in Bonalbas favour.

On rink 2 Ernie Pope, Dave Bouttell and skip Trefor Evans were level at the half way stage and then the game swung to and fro going into the last end all square. After a lengthy measure on the last end the Tigers claimed the winning shot.

On rink 3 Clive Langan, Mike Smith and skip Greg Sperring had another close game with Bonalba taking 11 of the 18 ends. However, a 4 and a 5 ensured that the Tigers came out on top.

On rink 7 Judy Hughes, Alan Guest and skip Maureen How started strongly and were 5 shots up after 5 ends. However, a strong Bonalba side then took 10 of the remaining ends to come out 11-19 winners.

On rink 8 Joyce Pope, Bert McLean and skip Terry Corner started slowly but fought back to be just 3 shots down at the half way stage. The pattern continued in the second half with Bonalba finishing still with 3 shots up.

Our Challenger side on rink 1 of Margaret Bailey, Rebecca Langan and skip Bob Bailey started strongly and were 11 shots up at the half way stage. They then dropped a 7 with Bonalba only 3 shots behind. Some consistent bowling by the Tigers eventually saw them comfortable winners 24-16.

Our Friendly side on rink 4 of Sam Hughes, Denise Hart and skip Peter Nesteroff had an excellent victory 20-15 even after dropping a 6 on the last end. They however took 11 ends which ensured the victory.

Well done all.
Next game is away to Calpe next Monday.


No full report this week as Bob was away.

The team was left in the capable hands of Trefor Evans who captained the Tigers to a close result all round losing out the extra two points by just a single shot. El Cid took 6 points with the Tigers 4 points. The match ended BBC 61 shots to El Cid 62. The Challengers only just lost out to a strong EL Cid side.

Next game is Monday 6th November home to Bonalba. Team sheet will be available soon.


Traditionally our matches vs BBC Jaguars are always closely contested and todays game was no different. However the Jags got the better of us today with a well deserved 8-2 points victory and a shot difference of +32.

On rink 1 Joyce Pope,Alan Guest and skip Maureen How started slowly but went 3 shots up at the halfway stage.However the Jags then won 8 of the remaining 9 ends to take the win 22-12.

On rink 2 Margaret Bailey,Dave Bouttell and skip Trefor Evans went down 5 shots after just 4 ends but stuck in to pull back to level the score at end 5.The game then swung too and fro with the score level with 1 end to play.A couple of great bowls from Trefor saw us win by 2 shots and 2 points for the Tigers,Well done team.

On rink 3 Clive Langan,Mike Smith and skip Greg Sperring suffered their first loss of the season losing 18-13 although they took 8 0f the 18 ends.Losing a 6 with 2 ends to go really put paid to a great team effort.

On rink 8 the team of Judy Hughes,Bert McLean and skip Bob Bailey were always behind to an on form Jags threesome going down heavily 28-9.

Our Challenger team suffered a similar result losing 25-11 against a strong Jags side.Although they won 8 ends they could not match the Jags on the day.

Our friendly side of Barry Jones,David Goddard and skip Sam Hughes played very well winning 10 0f the 18 ends to come out 14-20 winners. Many thanks to the Jags players who stepped in to make up the friendly..much appreciated.

Next match is away to El Cid where we expect to bounce back strongly.


Another excellent team performance by the Tigers at home to JG Quartz taking the match 8-2 and a shot difference of +20. Well done everyone.

On rink 1 Linda Thomson, Bert McLean and skip Bob Bailey lost the first end but two 4s saw them leading 14-05 at the halfway stage. Some great bowling by the Tigers followed to give them a resounding 26-09 win.

On rink 3 Clive Langan, Mike Smith and skip Greg Sperring had a really close game with the lead changing throughout. They were 06-08 down at the halfway stage but again fought back to win 7 of the remaining 9 ends coming out 17-11 winners.

On rink 4 Margaret Bailey, Dave Bouttell and skip Trefor Evans were neck and neck in the early stages but some steady bowling saw them 11-05 at the halfway stage. The second half remained a close contest but eventually the Tigers came through 20-18 winners.

On rink 8 Joyce and Ernie Pope with skip Maureen How started slowly loosing the first 7 ends but some determined bowling by all 3 Tigers saw them 11-11 with 3 ends to go. However, a strong Quartz side pulled ahead to take the game 12-17.

Our Challenger team of Peter Nesteroff, Rebecca Langan and skip Jak Logan were leading after 4 ends but then fell behind at the halfway stage by 3 shots. They fought back to then go 8 shots ahead after 12 ends but Quartz had a good run to be only three shots down with one end to go. Thankfully Tigers managed to hold on coming out 23-19 winners.

Our next game is away to BBC Jaguars.


The Tigers came back strongly this week away to Finca Guila coming out 6-4 winners. A close result with eventually a 2 point winning shot difference.

On rink 2 the team of Margaret Bailey, Dave Bouttell and skip Terry Corner took an early lead and stayed ahead until the 15th end. It was all square going into the last 2 ends but a 5 on end 17 ensured the victory for the Tigers.

On rink 3 Bob Bailey, Alan Guest and skip Maureen How were 6-0 up after 5 ends but a strong FG side then took 11 out of the next 13 ends to eventually win 17-08.

On rink 4 Sheila Fairburn, Bert McLean and skip Brian Doggett had a very close game and were 1 shot down at the half way stage. The match continued to swing eiher way with FG eventually coming out winners by 3 shots. However a superb 4 shots on the final end by the Tigers meant that we came out overall winners on the whole match and the extra 2 points.

On rink 5 Clive Langan, Mike Smith and skip Greg Sperring were behind after 3 ends but then fought back to win 8 out of the next 12 ends to come 21-12 winners.

On rink 6 our Challenger team of Joyce Pope, Peter Nesteroff and skip Ernie Pope were never behind and won comprehensively 22-06 taking 13 of the 18 ends. Well done.

Our friendly side of Jennifer Nesteroff, Linda Coughlin and Jak Logan came up against a strong FG side and a difficult end rink. However, they did manage to win 8 out of the 18 ends.

Next match is home to JG Quartz, Monday 9th October.

The new season started as usual with Tigers vs Lions. It was nip and tuck all the way with the Lions coming out on top by just 7 shots overall.

Rink 1: our team of Linda Thompson, Mary Cockell and skip Bob Cockell got off to a great start leading 12-3 after 5 ends. However, after losing an 8 on end 6 the scores were level at the half way stage. The Lions came out eventual winners 16-23.

Rink 2: our team of Sheila Fairburn, Bert McLean and skip Brian Doggett started slowly and were 0-7 after 5 ends but fought back to be only 3 shots down at end 13. Some close ends followed with the Lions eventually coming out victors 11-19.

Rink 3: our team of Bob Bailey, Alan Guest and skip Maureen How were 0-4 down after 4 ends but some solid bowling saw them go ahead 7-6 at the half way stage. After that they stayed ahead winning 22-12 and a useful 2 points.

Rink 7: our team of Margaret Bailey, Dave Bouttell and skip Mike Clark came of the traps to go ahead 6-0 after just 3 ends. They maintained the lead until the 17th end when the Lions went ahead by 1 shot. The final end went down to a measure but the Lions came out on top to win 16-18.

Rink 4: our Challenger team of Jennifer Nesteroff, Sandra Clark and skip Peter Nesteroff never got going against a very strong Lions team and went down 08-24.

Good effort by the Tigers, no disgrace in just losing to the current champions.

Next game is away to Finca Guila. Please see team sheet.

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