Balaia Bowls Club News and Events

Practice roll-ups. All Welcome

Every Tuesday and Friday at 1000am - Please try to arrive by 0945 as it will be first come, first served. Late arrivals have no guarantee of a game!

Fee 10 Euros for visitors includes hire of bowls. Bar adjacent!

Session lasts about two hours - no roll-up when touring sides are here, check here for the complete list of Touring team visits.
Members and visitors especially please note. Growing numbers mean we are often full for 'roll-ups'.  Do arrive in good time.

The last few months news and events will be on this page. To avoid it becoming unwieldy, older news is now on a separate page here.

TOURING SIDES PICTURES AUTUMN 2017 - CLICK A PICTURE TO SEE IT FULL SIZED

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Ardagh BC 14th October

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Hythe BC 9th October
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Culm Vale 12th October
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Tonbridge 13th October

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Harpenden BC 2nd October
Selborne BC 3rd October
Wittering BC 4th October
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WINTER LEAGUE FIXTURES 2017 - 2018

CLICK HERE


Season begins October 28th. Lists include Cameron Cup and Super 10's fixtures.

INTERCLUB FINALS 2017 - 2018

From our Chairman

I am delighted to tell you Balaia has been selected to hold the 2017/18 Interclub Finals on the weekend of 14 -15 March 2018. It’s a great honour for us. As event organiser for Bowls Algarve I am keen that Balaia make a full commitment to this competition – full details will follow via Jill shortly.

The draws have now been made and and are being circulated to members.

As we are hosting the finals and Chairman Richard King is responsible for the competitions, we shall be opening a page on our website to show all draws, fixtures and results as the season unfolds.

This is in preparation and should be ready by the 14th October.

24 HOUR SPONSORED BOWLS MARATHON SATURDAY 16th AND SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

First set of pictures - please click here. External link which opens in a new window or tab.  Second set of pictures here.

Third and final set of pictures thanks to Richard and Lynn click here.


OVER €8,000 RAISED FOR THE LOCAL VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE

This has been an outstanding success!  More monies came in later.

A little over €8,000 was raised. See the fundraising page for the details of monies raised etc.




BALAIA BOWLS CLUB AND ALBUFEIRA BOMBEIROS 16th MAY 2017

The club passed a donation of €1100 towards new uniforms for our local volunteer firemen, who then tried their hands!
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

This was held on Tuesday 19th September at 12.30 in Balaia GC Clubhouse

Full details of changes to the committee etc will be available shortly.


TOURING SIDES AUTUMN 2017

MORE DATES ADDED - UPDATED LIST HERE



BALAIA V BOVINGDON BC TUESDAY 25 APRIL

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BALAIA V HIGH WYCOMBE BC WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL

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BALAIA V BOGNOR REGIS BC SATURDAY 22 APRIL - CLICK TO SEE LARGER SIZE

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Some video of the morning game from a French visitor and Facebook user here. If not on Facebook yourself,
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BALAIA V KATHLEEN WALKER TOUR SIDE SUNDAY 23 APRIL
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BALAIA V GOSPORT BC MONDAY 18th APRIL

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Easter Sunday Charity Challenges

We had 20 contestants plus 20 for Sunday lunch. Thanks to all who came to take part.

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First challenge – bowling then casting jack

Second challenge  - bowling around an obstacle

Final challenge – left handed bowling

Winner of Spider – Tony Dean

Winner of challenges Alan Betts, Sally Roberts & Ann Heley.
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EASTER SUNDAY CHALLENGE

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Saturday April 1st Crown Green Bowling Fun Morning

From Captain Jill -

I would like to thank all that turned out last Saturday for our April Fools fun day - an excellent day was had by all, and I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Peter for organising everything. The final went to the wire between Janice M (formally Vilamoura), Roy and Gerald, where all three only needed one point to take the trophy. Pressure got to all of them but easy come, easy go, Gerald won through to take the spoils after completing 25 ends. Congratulations and well done Gerald!!

Thursday 6th April - visit to Nova Cortica cork factory near São Bras de Alportel.

A group of around 20 members enjoyed a visit to a cork factory. I thought a  cork was, well, a cork! But not so.

Words and pictures - https://cubsur51.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/visit-to-a-cork-factory/
OLDER NEWS IS ON PAGE 2
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