Latest News From Lauro Golf Bowls Club!

5th January - Nominations for Club Officials Now Closed

With only ONE nomination received for each position at the end of the nomination process, there is no requirement for a vote to take place and the following are will be proposed for approval at the next AGM:
    Bowling Sub Committee
  • Captain - Paul Hughes
  • Vice Captain - Jeff Turner
  • Competition Secretary - Trevor Burgin

  • Governing Board
  • Ordinary Member - Chrystal McCallum

27 December - Boxing Day Plate

Sixteen brave souls made the trip to the club on Boxing day, dressed in red and white to play for the prestigious Boxing Day Plate.

The format of eight pairs playing a set of six ends with any bowls shorter than a metre removed created some good competitive games.

The highest scoring winning teams then played each other and lowest scorers also played each other resulting in a grand final of six ends Australian Pairs between Ray & Chrystal and Ann & Chris (lady visitor). Ray & Chrystal being the eventually winners of a very close game.

Big thanks go to Jeff for his famous mulled wine and Andy Anderson for making a special effort turning up in his Father Christmas outfit (Not forgetting Mrs Claus - Chrystal).

Hamper- The winner of the boxing day hamper was Terry & Trish.

12 December - Lions Lose the Last Pairs League Match of 2023

With the match re-aarranged from the 1st December due to a COVID alert, it was a different Lions team that made the long journey to Saydo.
Saydo, too, fielded a different from usual side with Christmas vacations taking its toll on both Clubs.
It turned into a total rout for our Lions as every ream lost heavily.
Phil and Hazel Gittridges lost 17-24, Ken pritchard and Andy Moffat lost 9 - 25, Chrystal McCallum and Jenny Parkin lost 13-23 and finally Monica Tomaya and Terry Higgins lost 9 - 24.
You can see the details on Lauro League Page
Or all of the results on the Malaga Pairs League page.

10 December - Christmas Party

The Christmas party was well attended, 31 people came out for the evening at restaurant Torre de Vega "El Mora". The atmosphere was great and the food was good, portion size 'grande!

Due to Covid, presentations have not been awarded since 2020 and it was time to get up to date along with the alternative awards.

The most improved bowler award and the personality award was voted on the night along with some votes by e-mail, thank you for all who voted.
The winners were Monica as the most improved bowler and Ken P as the personality award aka ‘the good egg’ award. The other alternative awards were…. ‘The swear box award’ this went to Ken P and ‘oh no I forgot my bowls again’ went to Andy. Thanks for accepting these awards in good spirit.

Congratulations to all who won a competition or an alternative award.

24th November - Lions Unlucky To Lose Again

The luck just hasn't been with our Lions team in recent matches and today was no exception.
Playing La Posada juast 1 week after the Away game there saw the Lions pipped at the post in 3 of the games, we were looking for revenge.
Ken Pritchard and Andy Moffatt led the charge with a stunning 26-7 victory.
Peter Meyherhoff and Phil Gurttridge had a close win against a very strong La Posada pairing, holding off a late challenge in the final ends to post a 17-15 win.
Unfortunately Hazel Guttridge and Graham Pyewell also came up against a really strong La Posada team and were simply outplayed on the day, losing 6-27.
This left everything riding on the last match to finish. Monica Toyama was joined by late replacement Ray Gumbley in a game that ebbed and flowed throughout.
Fortune - and perhaps a little lack of experience - went against them in the last end. With the game 16-16 and the Match completely level on shots it meant whoever won the last end would win both the game and the match.
Holding 2 with 2 bowls to play, Ray was a little off line and hit a bowl that was 2 meters short and turned it in for shot - as is often the case it ended up less than 1 inch from the Jack.
That proved to be the game and match winning shot, seeing a potential 6-4 win overturned to a 4-6 loss and proving the old adage "don't be tight when you are holding".
You can see the details on Lauro League Page
Or all of the results on the Malaga Pairs League page.

19th November - Club Drawn Pairs Final

Winners Terry and Andy

Congratulations to Terry Higgins & Andy Moffat on their deserved win over Jeff Turner & Ken Pritchard in the Final.
Ken and Andy had an epic tussle and Jeff played very well. However, Terry played 5 or 6 match changing bowls, trailing the jack back for 4 on two separate occasions and taking shot on 3 or 4 more ends in high pressure positions. On such shots are Competitions won or lost and it so it proved.
Well done to both teams.

For results and the full draw see Drawn Pairs Page

17th November - Tigers Imperious In Another Superb Win
This was their final match before Christmas and the Tigers were determined to finish in style. The fixture list leaves the team without a game next week because of a BYE so a win was imprtant to keep them in 1st place.
They delivered in style.
Another 100 shot haul and a 10-0 victory over what, on paper, was a very strong Benavista team.
Terry Higgins, Margaret Woodin and Kevin Westwell led the way with a 41-10 win. Linda Jarret, Jane Richardson and Ron Jones and Ray Gumbley, Graham Jarrett and Jeff Turner both had comfortable 19-12 wins, Rob Wright, Ann Anderson and Paul Hughes completing the match with with their own comfortable win at 21-16.

You can see the details on Lauro League Page
Or all of the results on the Malaga Triples League page.

17th November - Lions Lose in the Pairs League
A tense away Match between Lauro and La Posada saw the Home side edge it.
Peter Meyerhoff and Phil Guttridge fought back from 8-13 after 13 ends to lead 15-13 after 17. While they dropped a shot on the final end they held on to a good win.
Meanwhile Ken Pritchard and Andy Moffatt were having a ding dong battle in the game, reaching 15-16 after 17 ends. Unfortunately a very good trail of the jack gave the la Posada team 2 shots to take the game 15-18.
Heather Mainwaring and Jenny Parkin were also having a massive tussle and after 17 ends were 18-20 down. Once again fortune favoured the home side and a winning lie was beateb by the last bowl of the game to make it 18-21
In the 4th game John and Dine Warne drew the nightmare of Rink 4 and struggled to adjust, with home advantage allowing the La Posada pair to take an easy vicotry, 8-22.
So alosing score of 2-8 could have been very different but it wasn't to be.
You can see the details on Lauro League Page
Or all of the results on the Malaga Pairs League page.

15th November - Club Drawn Pairs Semi-Finals Today 11.00a.m.
Come along and watch what should be 2 exciting games:
  • Dave & Ray vs Terry & Andy
  • Ron J & Graham P vs Jeff & Ken P

  • For results and the full draw see Drawn Pairs Page

    14th November - Club Drawn Pairs Round 2 Today 11.00a.m.
    Round 2 sees yesterday's winners joined by the rest of the teams:
  • Phil & Linda vs Ron J & Graham P
  • Terry & Andy vs Ann & Hazel
  • Dave & Ray vs Jenny & Kathy
  • Graham J & Martin vs Jeff & Ken P

  • For results and the full draw see Drawn Pairs Page

    13th November - Club Drawn Pairs Start Today 11.00a.m.
    The Club Drawn Pairs begin today. The competition has 11 teams and will take place over 4 days.
    The 1st Round sees:
  • Phil & Linda vs Kevin & Chrystal
  • Terry & Andy vs Jane & Tony
  • Ann & Hazel vs Margaret & Monica

  • For results and the full draw see Drawn Pairs Page

    10th November - Tigers Triples League Winning Streak Continues

    Our Tigers side are hitting the heights in the first half of the league season.
    They smashed a strong Mijas team - at Mijas - 8-2 and won by a resounding 101 - 59 shots
    Outstanding performances by Terry Higgins, Margaret Woodin and Kevin Westwell (30-13), Ray Gumbley,Jeff Turner and Colin Herbert (31 - 15) and Hazel Guttridge, Jane Richardson and Ron Jones (25-11) more than made up for a tough to take defeat for Graham Jarrett, Ann Anderson and Paul Hughes (15 - 20) who saw luck run against them in almost all of the final 5 ends.
    Well done everyone!

    You can see the details on Lauro League Page
    Or all of the results on the Malaga Triples League page.

    10th November - Lions Falter in the Pairs League
    After a bright start in the League the Lions find themselves struggling following consecutive defeats to runaway League leaders Mijas Swifts.
    While Heather Mainwaring and Jenny Parkin romped to a comfortable 20-13 victory, this was overshadowed by a 11-22 loss for Ken Pritchard and Andy Moffatt, John and Dine Warn lost 17-23 and Peter Meyherhoff and Phil Guttridge somehow turned a 14-12 lead to a 14-15 defeat on their last end.
    You can see the details on Lauro League Page
    Or all of the results on the Malaga Pairs League page.

    8th November - Lauro Ladies Day for Cudeca

    Wednesday was ladies day, an idea from Margaret Woodin and a suggestion by Belle to hold the event in aid of cancer, and that was it ‘Ladies day’ for Cudeca was born. . .
    What a ‘fantastic day’ was the feedback, we received so many kind words from you all.
    30 ladies all took part in 3 x 6 ends of Ultimate Bowls. There were ladies bouncing to the music and shouts of ‘toucher‘ ringing out. All dressed up in 'posh up top' theme, some of the tops were loud and truly would not be seen on a bowling green under normal circumstances. . .
    After the bowling we all sat down to a buffet, followed by a raffle and the presentation. The winners were Margaret, Jane and Dine, who won all 3 games, in 2nd place was Hazel, Sue J and Heather. Congratulations to all and a big thank you to all that entered.
    Thank you to Ron who kindly did the collating of scores, Paul and John for manning the bar, to all the helpers, bakers, participants and watchers. An amazing €300 was raised for Cudeca this will be presented to them shortly. The bar was busy all day.
    4th November - Club Drawn Triples Sees An Exciting Final

    In the Drawn Trips all the games were closely fought.
    The final being girls against boys. Ann, Dina, Carol v John W, Ray, Richard.
    There was some excellent bowling from both sides and the points difference never far apart, but it was Richard - who had said before the game that he had never been in the final of anything in his life - who held the winning shot. Giving the victory to John, Ray and Richard.
    Well done to all
    3rd November - Lions Lose In Pairs League

    In what was always going to be a tough fixture away to a very strong Mijas team, the Lions went down 2-8
    A good 22-11 win for John and Dine Warn was offset by defeats for Heather Mainwaring and Jenny Parkin - who lost to a very strong team of Iam Patterson and Ian Grey, just about unbeatable on their own green - while Peter Myerhoff and Phil Guttridge won 10 of the 18 ends but still ended up losing 13-20. Ken Pritchard and Andy Moffat picked up a 4 on the last end to give their score a respectable loo at 17-18 in a game that was nip and tuck until the 14th end.
    For more details see the Lauro League Page

    Or all of the results on the Malaga Pairs League page.

    3rd November - Tigers Win Again in Triples League

    Our Tigers team continued their dominant winning atreak with a crushing 10-0 victory over a strong Saydo team.
    None of our teams lookedlike losing and winnning over all by almost 50 shots did not flatter them.
    You can see the details on Lauro League Page
    Or all of the results on the Malaga Triples League page.

    1st November - Lauro Pair Wins Malaga 2 Bowl Pairs Championship

    In an exciting display of superb bowling the teams of Kevin Westwell and Paul Hughes and Allen Gateshill and Nina McKenzie (Saydo Bowls Club) kept the spectators on the edge of their seats.
    Congratulatipons to Paul and Kevin on a close win in an exciting game.

    For a full match report see Malaga 2 Bowl Pairs
    27th October - Lions Pairs League gets Underway

    With several Clubs unable to raise a team for the Lions League this year it will be a 4 Club Pairs League.
    Consequently there will be fewer rounds than the Lions league, hence the later start.
    The side could not have got off to a better start. All 4 teams won comfortably agaisnt Saydo, to gove us a 10-0
    Well done to Ken Pritchard and Andy Moffat, Heather Mainwaring and Jenny Parker, Peter Meyerhoffand Phil Guttridge and Ray Gumbley (a last minute substitute)and John Warn.

    For more details see the Lauro League Page

    Or all of the results on the Malaga Pairs League page.

    The Tigers team had a BYE this week
    20th October - Tigers League Round 2 Brings Another Win

    With Ron and Sue Jones missing this fixture, the teams saw a bit of a shake up from the first week.
    The result was still another crushing 8-2 victory - this time away to Miraflores.
    Jane Richardson, Ann Anderson, Paul Hughes had a 21-9 win, Ray Gumbley, Trevor Burgin, Colin Herbert won 19-13, Graham Jarrett, John Warn Jeff Turner dropped 8 shots in a brutal last 2 ends but held on for a 16-15 win and - uncharacteristacally - Terry Higgins, Margaret Woodin, Kevin Westwell let also suffered a difficult last 2 ends dropping two 2's to go down 15-17 in a game that had seen a diffcult start(4-10 down at one stage) over come to be leading 15-13 then 15-15 on the 17th end.
    Nevertheless an impressive vistory for the 2nd week running. for more details see the Lauro League Page

    Or all of the results on the Malaga Triples League page.
    13th October - League Season Gets Under Way With A Win

    The Triples League first round saw Lauro Tigers drawn at home to the La Posada Warriors and we were hoping for a better start to the season than last year- when the 22 opening fixture brought us a crushing 2-8 defeat to the same team.
    This time the hint of revenge hung in the air. Crushing wins by Graham Jarrett, Trevor Burgin, Colin Herbert, Sue Jones Jane Richardson, Ron Jones and Terry Higgins, Margaret Woodin, Kevin Westwell more than offset an unexpected defeat from Ann Anderson, Jeff Turner, Paul Hughes to see us win 8-2 and 79-52
    12th October - New Mats Arrive

    Richard Joss very kindly donated the money to pay for 16 new Mats and they arrived just in time for the first game of the League season.
    Many thanks go to Richard for his superb generosity!

    26th September - Lauro Pair Reach Final of Malaga Summer Pairs Championship

    After a strong competition Lauro Pair Ron and Sue Jones reached the Final of the Malaga Summer Pairs, only to miss out 15-16 on the last bowl of the match.

    For full details go to the Malaga Website page: Summer Open Pairs
    22nd September - The Lauro Ultimate Bowls Challenge

    In the last "fun" event of the Summer - and an excellent pre Wintrer season warm up - Lauro Hosted an Ultimate Bowls Challenge.
    In Ultimate bowls you get 3 points for a toucher and 3 points if your team is holding shot when changing over. Then 10 points for shot bowl, 5 points for the 2nd bowl and 3rd bowl 3 points.
    7 teams took part in two 8 ends games. The winning team is the one with the most points, this time it was Terry, Roberto and Dianne who won yesterday's challenge .and Paul, Carol and Allyson were the lowest scoring team who were presented with a wooden spoon from the Vice Captain Margaret Woodin.

    19th September - Winter Season Preparations Underway

    October sees the return to full bowling following the reduced Summer activities.

    We see a lot of TheTouring Teams here in October and look forward to welcoming them in our normal friendly fashion.
    Get your name down to play against them as soon as possible!

    The Club Competitions are coming up - check the Notice board for details and put your name down to enter.

    The League Season will soon be upon us. If you are interested in playing let Club Captain Paul Hughes know as soon as possible.

    19th September - Lauro Hosts Malaga Team Practice Days

    On the 20th and 27th September Lauro will be hosting the Malaga team in their preparations for the Inter-Provincial Trophy, away to Almeria.
    With a Squad of 28 competing, Lauro can be proud that we have 10 of our Club Members involved and wish them every success.
    Full details of the Malaga team and its activities can be found on the Malaga FAB web page: Team Malaga

    17th September - Ken Pritchard Wins Lauro Maiden Cup

    Congratulations to Ken, commiserations to losing Finalist Dianne Peel.

    13th September - Lauro Triple Reach Final of Malaga Summer Triples Championship

    Congratulations to Ron Jones, Julian Thomas and Trevor Burgin who made it to the Final of the Malaga Summer Championships Open Triples at Benavista.
    Sadly they weren't able to win it but a tremendous achievement to make the Final on the notoriously tricky Benavista greens.
    For full details go to the Malaga Website page: Summer Open Triples
    26th May - Lauro Win The Spring League
    Lauro have won the Spring League with an 8-6 victory over Mijas. Congratulations to everyone who participated, everyone played a part in another winning performance for the Club.
    Catch up with the latest scores and League table: Spring League

    19th May - Malaga Spring League Week 5
    A suprise defeat against Saydo and and unexpectedky high scoring victory for La Posada against Mijas brings everything back into play for the final week of the League next week.
    Losing 6-8 to Saydo was not on the cards and although the defeat - winning 1 away and 2 at home - it was the size of the defeats that cost us the extra 2 points for the shot difference.
    Nevertheless we go into the final week 6 points ahead of La Posada - whose 13-1 victory over Mijas brought them right bacm into contention - and 7 point lead over Saydo. Which means the title remains in our own hands. Pick up 8 points in our final game and we will win it.

    To keep up to date with the latest results and League Table check out the website:Spring League

    17th May - Malaga Australian Pairs Championships - Ron and Jeff Crowned Champions


    Congratulations to Ron and Jeff as Lauro bring home another title!
    In a very close, gripping and enthralling Final they held off Simone and Mary (Santa Maria) to win by 15-14.
    Excellent bowling by all 4 bowlers and it was good to see a good crowd of supporters for the game. Special thanks to the Lauro members who made the journey to support their Club mates.

    A full report (with a photo gallery) can be viewed: Report
    16th May - Malaga Australian Pairs Championships At Mijas
    As predicted Ron and Jeff had a very tough match against Angie Holt and John Wilson, finally prevailing 18-17 to go through to tomorrow's Final, where they face another difficult match against the formidable Simone Morgan and Mary Detheridge (Santa Maria)

    To keep up with the competition check out the webpage: Malaga Australian Pairs

    As usual there will be a daily report on the Malaga website, too: Report
    15th May - Malaga Australian Pairs Championships Begin At Mijas
    Once again Lauro had only one entry in a major championships, Ron Jones and Jeff Turner carrying the Club banner. Both players are in excellent form and go into the tournament with high hopes.
    In the first session they had a good win over a strong home team, Kevin Bravant and John Rimmell, 21-6.
    They face a tough game in the Semi-Final tomorrow against Angie Holt and John Wilson (Mijas BC)

    To keep up with the competition check out the webpage: Malaga Australian Pairs

    As usual there will be a daily report on the Malaga website, too: Report
    12th May - Malaga Spring League Week 4
    A strong performance both home and away saw lauro once again record a big win.
    With 2 wins at home and another 2 wins away, the 10-4 win keeps our title challeng well within our grasp.

    To keep up to date with the latest results and League Table check out the website:Spring League

    10th May - Malaga Provincial Championships Triples Disciplines


    Congratulations to Kevin, Paul and Jeff who came from beghind to win a thrilling Final against Ron, Julian and Terry.
    Well done to both Lauro teams.
    A daily report on the Provincial Championships can be read: Provincials Report

    9th May - Malaga Provincial Championships Triples Disciplines
    The Men's Triples continued today and saw 2 Lauro teams face 3 Saydo teams, with both home teams winning through.
    Ron, Julian and Terry will play Kevin, Paul and Jeff in the Final tomorrow.
    The Ladies Triples also played today but the Lauro team of Jenny, Kathy and Chrystal were unable to progress against a strong Saydo team.
    A daily report on the Provincial Championships can be read: Provincials Report

    8th May - Malaga Provincial Championships Triples Disciplines Start at Lauro
    With the competition bveing held at home, we actually had FOUR Men's Triples and a Ladies Triple enter.
    Disappointing to note that we only seem to enter competitions when we host them.
    In the Men's we had 2 of our teams drawn against each other, resulting in a good win for Tournament favourites Kevin, Paul and Jeff.
    Ron, Julian and Terry also had a good win against a team from Saydo, while our final team Phil, Dennis and John Warn lost to another Saydo team.
    A daily report on the Provincial Championships can be read: Provincials Report

    5th May - Spring League Week 3
    Lauro had a strong 9-5 win against Mijas to go to the top of the League.
    At the end of the first set of Matches,the halfway stage of the League, Lauro recovered from a poor fist game to be fairl dominant in the next 2. We must be strong contenderrs to win the League if we keep up this run of winning matches.

    To keep up to date with the latest results and League Table check out the website:Spring League

    3rd May - Malaga Provincial Championships Singles Discipline - Ron Jones Wins The Singles Championship

    Ron Jones Wins
    In a slighlty anti-climatic Final, Lauro's Ron Jones had a comfortable 21-10 win to pick up the title.
    Congratilations To Ron On an Excellent Win.
    A full report on the Provincial Championships can be read: Provincials Report

    3rd May - Malaga Provincial Championships Singles Disciplines - Ron Jones Makes It To the Final
    An exciting game against Stuart Brickley saw Ron bowling really well to win 21-16 and win through to the Final.
    Follow his progress at: Men's Singles
    A daily report on the Provincial Championships can be read: Provincials Report

    2nd May - Malaga Provincial Championships Singles Disciplines at Saydo
    Phil lost a very close game against Peter Togneri (21-17) while Ron made it to the Semi-Final with a 21-13 win over Arend Van Duyvenbode.
    Follow his progress at: Men's Singles
    A daily report on the Provincial Championships can be read: Provincials Report
    1st May - Malaga Provincial Championships Singles Disciplines at Saydo
    Both Ron and Phil won their games today to forward to tomorrows Quarter Finals.
    Follow their progress at: Men's Singles
    A daily report on the Provincial Championships can be read: Provincials Report
    30th April - Malaga Provincial Championships Continues With the Singles Disciplines at Saydo
    Lauro have only TWO entries in this competition, with the majority coming from Saydo and La Posada.
    Good luck to Ron Jones and Phil Guthrie!
    Keep up to date on the Malaga FAB Website: Men's Pairs
    28th April - Spring League Week 2 - Lauro Win in Style
    Week 3 of the Spring League saw an overwhelming win for Lauro against Saydo. 2 Home wins and a win and a draw Away with a 40 point shot difference saw us record an 11-3 victory.

    To keep up to date with the latest results and League Table check out the website:Spring League
    24th April - Malaga Provincicial Championships -Ron and Terry lose in the Men's Pairs Semi-Finals
    In a tough fame the lauro Pairs did well to come back from 13-3 down to draw level before the home team picked up the win.
    Keep up to date on the Malaga FAB Website: Men's Pairs
    23rd April - Malaga Provincicial Championships Continues With the Pairs Disciplines at Benavista
    Once again Lauro have only 1 entry in this Competition with Ron Jones and Terry Higgins flying the flag.
    Keep up to date on the Malaga FAB Website: Men's Pairs
    21st April - Spring League Gets Underway
    The Spring League will take place over 6 weeks with 4 participating Clubs.
    Mijas, Lauro, La Posada and Saydo will compete in a 14 player per team League. Each week each Club will play a simultaneous Home and Away fixture.
    This will consist of 1 Triple, 1 Pairs and 1 Australian Pairs at both the Home and Away venues.
    Each game win will contribute 2 points (1 for a drawn game) and the combined scores of the Home and Away Matches will provide and additional 2 points to the winner (1 for a draw) for a total of 14 points.

    Lauro got off to an uxpectedly poor start, losing 6-8 to la Posada

    To keep up to date with the latest results and League Table check out the website:Spring League
    16th April - Provincicial Malaga Championships Lauro Team Take Silver
    losing finalists
    Congratulations to Ron, Julian, Margaret and Terry on reaching the Final, losing narrowly, 20-18 in a very exciting game.
    You can read a full report with photos:: Mixed Fours Report
    16th April - Malaga Provincicial Championships Begin at La Posada
    The 2023 Provincial Championships get under way today with the Mixed Fours the first discipline to get the event under way.
    Lauro has only 1 team in it this year - good luck to Ron Jones, Julian Thomas, Margaret Woodin amd Terry Higgins.
    You can keep up to date by visiting the Malaga FAB website: Mixed Fours
    You can also read a daily report at the end of each day: Mixed Fours Report

    10th April - Linda Jarrett Wins 2 Wood Handicap Singles

    Mac and Linda

    Linda had an excellent tournament, beating Trevor Burgin and Rob Wright on the way to the Final. Neither were "lucky" wins as she bowled with accuracy and consistency throughout both games.
    In the Final she continued that fine form, not allowing herself to be fazed by her opponent's reputation. Once again she was close to the Jack end after end, putting pressure on Kevin from the first end, to record a comfortable victory and becoming the first lady to win this Mixed Singles tournament.
    As always, many thanks to Malcolm Roberts for sponsoring the event and providing prizes for the winners and runners up.
    6th April Lauro Players Take Silver medals in the Andalucian Championships
    Congratulations to Kevin Westwell who reached the Final of the Men's Singles and to Linda Jarrett who "guest appeared" in the Final of the Ladies Pairs, both taking a Silver medal. Well done.
    For a full report and photos see the Malaga website: Andalucian Championships News
    29th March - 5th April Lauro Host the Andalucian Championships
    A reminder that we will be hosting the Abndalucians for the next week or so. There will be no roll up days during that time.
    Come along and support your Club mates who are plauing in the Competition.
    You can follow the day to day events here: Andalucian Championships
    Your help would also be apopreciated in looking after the Club, keeping it clean and tidy, manning the bar and helping with the catering.

    18th March - Lauro Tigers Finish Winter League With a Win

    Fresh from their victory over Benavista,the Tigers went into their re-arranged match against Saydo full of confidence.

    When the game was originally being played it was a "bottom of the table" clash but both teams had imrpved since then.
    Saydo had crushed Miraflores 10-0 the previous day and also felt confidant about winning this game.

    With the match previously abandoned after only 3 ends had been completed there was still everything to play for.
    There was also the small matter of 4th place to fight for. If Lauro could win by 8-2 they would take 4th spot from Saydo.

    Paul, Jeff and Jane resumed their game 4-0 up and bowled really well to keep the pressure on. 9-2 at 9 ends they continued to rack up the shots to finish comfortable 20-7 winners.
    Ron and Julian were joined by John Warn in place of the still unwell Sue Jones, leading by 4-2 at the re-start they too were in no mood to be generous and were in complete control throguht the game, 12-3 at the halfway stage they also won comfortably at 19-9
    Kevin, Margaret and Terry have also been bowling well as a team over the last few games and although they resumed at 1-4 down, an excellent 6 in a very tightly grouped head in the first end of the day gave them a 7-4 lead. Saydo responded with a 3 to make it 7-7, the Lauro team, won the next 7 ends adding 12 shots to open up a 19-7 lead after 12 ends.
    It became all about game management at that point. Saydo responded by winning 5 of the final 6 ends but were restricted to single shots for the most part and Lauro won 22-15
    Colin, Trevor and Ray resumed with the healthiest margin, 8-2 up. A top class performance by Saydo Skip Terry Brooker was to prove the difference between the teams as end after end he changed the position as the Lauro team could only score on the 3 of the 14 ends played on the day. Somethimes you just have to hold your hands up and applaud the performance of the opposition and this was one of those games. Saydo earned a 24-14 win.
    Despite that loss Lauro also won the overall shot difference, 75-55 to win 8-2 and take 4th place.
    While this is a disappontment compared to last year's league win, it is a great achievement compared to where we were at Christmas.

    Well done to everyone who played in the Tigers this season.

    See the whole league season on the webpage: Tigers League

    17th March - Lauro Tigers Win At Benavista
    Benavista needed a big win to have a chance of winning the League. Lauro were fighting to get away from the bottom spot.
    Paul, Jeff and jane led the charge with an excellent win, albeit against a makeshift - but strong - Benavista team forced into alast minute change which saw the return to bowling of former Lauro member Bill Davies following a 5 month layoff. The Lauro triple didn't let sentiment stand in the way of a comfortable victory.
    Colin, Rob and Trevor fought hard on a tricky rink but finally succumbed to a 6 shpt defeat.
    Ron Julian and Dine (superbly standing in for a last minute withdrawal of Sue Jones) struggled with the intricacies of Rink 3 but did what they do and hung in there to win 4 of the last 5 ends and overcome a 15-9 deifict to win 18-16.
    Finally Kevin, Margaret and Terry were unlucky not to pull off a similar recovery coming back well only to fall short on the laast end, picking up 1 shot when they needed 2 to draw. Still, a 6-4 win away to Benavista is a victory to celebrate and left Benavista still hanging on to 2nd spot in the league.
    We could still finish in 4th spot with an 8-2 victory over Saydo in the rearranged match tomorrow Saydo currently have that 4th place and are 4 points ahead of us.

    See the whole league season on the webpage: Tigers League

    17th March - Lauro Lions clinch 2nd Spot in the Lions League

    An excellent 6-2 victory in the re-arranged League match against La Posada Braves saw the Lions take 2nd spot by just 1 point from Benavista Leopards
    The Match resumed after heavy rain and gale-force winds forced the original game to be stopped.
    Losing heavily on 2 of the 3 rinks it seemed an almost impossible task to turn it around.
    Ken Talbot was unable to take his place in the line up because of a minor surgical procedure (hope you are recovering nicely Ken) and his place alongside Jenny was taken by Ken Pritchard. They resumed with a good lead and never loooked like losing.
    On Rink 2, with Alex Bradley getting the times wrong, there was a last minute (literally) replacement as spectator Monica stepped in for her first ever competitive game. She responded with enthusiasm and not a little skill to help Phil overcome an 11-1 deficit and win their game.
    Andy and Gordon, meanwhile, also resumed facing a heavy deficit but fought back well and only a superb display from the opposition Skip stopped them from making it a remarkable turnaround.
    Congratulations to everyone who appeared in the Lions team this season, 2nd place is an excellent reward!

    See the whole league season on the webpage: Lions League

    16th March 2023 - Kevin Westwell Wins The Malaga Open Singles
    A superb display throughout the Competition saw Kevin do what Kevin does and win the Singles Competition.
    Exerting relentelss pressure in every game, Kevin`s consistency once again proved too much for the field and he was a worthy winner.
    Congratulations Kevin!

    For all the results and a fuller report got to Malaga Open Singles

    2nd December - Rearranged League Match Brings Another Defeat
    Injuries and Non-Availability saw a much changed Side face an in form Santa Maria away at Mijas BC
    A full-strength Santa Maria had little difficulty in inflicting another huge defeat.
    With only Ron J, Julian and Sue J winning, the 2-8 loss also saw a negative 30 shot difference take our shot difference for the half-season into the negative for not only the first time this season but the first time in many years.
    Despite the heavy loss we actually moved up one place, back into 3rd because none of the other Matches were played.
    Hopefully we can get it together more when the season re-starts in January.

    30th November - Club Men's Singles Competition Results and Draw for Round 2
    Trevor 22 - 17 Ray
    Rob 21 - 14 Phil
    Julian 21 - 18 Kevin
    Terry 21 - 5 Graham P
    The Draw for Round 2 is: Dennis v Richard
    Julian v Ken P
    Gordon v Rob
    Terry v Trevor
    These will be played on Wednesday 7th December with a 10.30 start.

    27th November - Club Men's Singles Competition Draw Made Today
    The Club Men's Singles Competition is about to start and the draw for the 1st Round was made today.
    It will be played on Wednesday 30th November with a 10.30 start time.
    Ray v Trevor
    Phil v Rob
    Kevin v Julian
    Terry v Graham P
    Markers: Kathy, Martin, Ron J, Paul

    27th November - Club Drawn Triples Final Postponed
    A mix up in reading the emails saw Phil Guttridge miss the start time for the Final, thinking it was on Tuesday.
    As a result it was agreed to re-schedule for next Sunday, 4th December at 11.30 a.m.

    25th November - Triples League Match v Benavista "A Disaster"
    We went into this Match with high hopes and optimistic of climbing the table.
    Benavista were second in the League, just 2 points above us and we felt we could leapfrog them with a home victory.
    It all went wrong. Benavista's teams proves stronger across the board as our league season continues to lurch into ignomony.
    As it turned out, only Kevin's patched up team recorded a win as all other teams lost, to record a disasterous 2-8 defeat.
    We have one final chance to redeem our season with the rearranged Match against Santa Maria to be played in the next week or so.

    22nd November - Drawn Trips Competition Reaches Final
    The Semi-Finals of the Drawn triples saw two very tightly contested matches.
    Phil, Julian and Kathy beat Ron J, Graham P and Terry and will now play Paul, Tom and Ray who overcame Sue J, Jean K and Rob.
    The Final is due to be played on Sunday 27th at 11.30 am.

    22nd November - Last Triples League Fixture Of the Year
    The final fixture in the first half of the season sees us host Benavista, on Friday, at a 12.00 start time.
    They are just 2 points above us in 2nd place so a good win could see us leapfrog them.
    League leaders Santa Maria have a tough away fixture at Mijas, and with only 4 points separating the top 4 places, there is a lot at stake on this one.
    The Side is :
    Ron J, Julian, Sue J
    Kevin, Ron P, Gordon
    Jeff, Trevor, Ray G
    Paul, Colin, Jane
    Best of luck.

    The Pairs League fixtures ended last week, of course.

    20th November - Club Drawn Triples Results
    The 2nd Round of the Drawn triples saw:
    Terry, Graham P, Ron J beat Janet P, Andy, Trevor - picking up 2 shots on the last end to win by 1.
    Jean K, Sue J, Rob beat Jane, Ken P, Ron P - a comfortable win
    Ray,Tom, Paul beat Chrystal, Carol, Ken T - another close match
    Kathy, Julian, Phil beat Linda, Martin, Colin - after an extra end!

    The Semi-Final will take place on Tuesday 22nd at Club Day and following today's draw the games will be:
    Terry, Graham P, Ron J vs Kathy, Julian, Phil
    Ray,Tom, Paul vs Jean K, Sue J, Rob
    Good luck to everyone.

    19th November - Club Annual General Meeting Tomorrow
    A Final reminder that tomorrow sees the Club AGM, 1.30pm after Club Day.
    Hopefully we will see you all there.

    18th November - All League Matches Postponed Because of Rain

    Be careful what you wish for!
    People have been saying for weeks how badly we needed some rain. And we got it.
    All matches were cancelled with some of the greens really badly flooded.
    Games will be re-arranged over the next few weeks.

    15th November - Club Drawn Triples
    The Draw for the 2nd Round has been made: Terry, Graham P, Ron J vs Janet P,Andy,Trevor
    Jean K, Sue J, Rob vs Jane, Ken P, Ron P
    Ray, Tom, Paul vs Chrystal, Carol,Graham J
    Kathy, Julian,Phil vs Richard, Martin, Colin
    All games will take place on Club Day, Sunday 20th November.

    13th November - Club Drawn Triples
    The Draw was made for the Preliminary Round for the Drawn Triples:
    Phil, Julian & Kathy will play Kevin, Gordon & Linda J
    Graham J, Carol, Chrystal will play Jeff, Margaret & Monica
    Both games will take place on Club Day on Tuesday 15th November. The draw for the next round will take place on the same day.

    12th November - Club Annual General Meeting
    Just a reminder that the AGM will take place on Sunday 20th at 1.30, following Club Day.
    If you have any items for the Agenda or cannot attend, please let Jane know as soon as possible.

    11th November - League - Tigers and Lions Both Win At Home
    Both the Triples and the Pairs league sides were playing at home this week, so we were hoping for an upturn in our fortunes.
    With both matches starting at 2.00, it made for a hectic start and finish with 7 rinks in use.
    Playing a strong Benavista side, our Pairs side were first to finish, with the usual excellent win from Ron P and Terry who had a quiet start by their standards but soon found their rhythm to record an excellent 21-8 victory.
    Jenny Parkin stepped in to partner Ken Talbot, facing a strong pairing, they kept their heads when 2-11 down after 9 ends to bring home an 18-13 win. An excellent fight back.
    Rob and Carol Wright went head to head with the strongest Benavista pair and unfortunately struggled to make an impact, eventually losing 11-25, picking up a 4 and a 5 in the process. This gave us a very welcome 6-2 win.

    Meanwhile the Triples side were entertaining Miraflores , hoping for a big win to launch them up the table.
    Ron, Julian and Sue, still smarting from last week’s defeat were in no mood to take any prisoners and romped to a 36-10 win.
    Paul and Jane added Gordon Bulmer to their team for this week, and saw off a stiff challenge from veteran Dennis Handley and his team to take a 17-13 win.
    Jeff, Trevor and Ray also faced a formidable Triple but held off a strong fight back from 11-4 up to win a thrilling 17-16 victory.
    We welcomed Kevin back from a 2 week absence and he once again joined Margaret and Dine. It was a closely fought match – 4-3, 10-9 and 14-13 at 15 ends. Then the wheels fell off. They lost 3, 5 and 6 in the last 3 ends - with Kevin firing and missing with 6 consecutive bowls in the final 2 ends – to fall to an unexpected 14 – 27 defeat.
    Fortunately the sudden collapse didn’t have a greater impact and we held on to the shot difference 74-66 to pick up an 8-2 win.

    For more information check out the webpage:League

    4th November - League - Tigers Win, Lions Draw
    With both teams facing difficult away games, the fixtures offered ample opportunity to derail our League ambitions.
    In the Triples League we were away to Saydo, where traditionally we struggle for points and this proved to be the case once again. While we came away with a 6-4 win, it could just as easily have been 8-2 or a loss.
    On the positive side, Ray, Trevor and Jeff quickly found their rhythm and after 4 ends where they were all square, they never looked back, gaining a comfortable 20-11 victory. Jane, Graham J and Paul followed a similar path. All square at 4 ends then looked comfortable right up the last end where they dropped a 4 to make the overall score a little more precarious. Nonetheless, it was a relatively comfortable 17-4 win.
    Dine, Margaret and John had a terrific start, 9-0 up after 4 ends, 15-5 at 10 ends and looking the more likely to win. Then the wheels came off and they could only win one of the last 8 ends, disappointingly falling to a 22-19 defeat.
    In the 4th game, Sue, Julian and Ron J struggled to find the consistency they expect of themsleves and found themselves 0-10 behind after 4 ends. While they won 10 of the remaining 14 ends they were unable to turn that into a win and ended up losing 16-18.
    The tight margins of the two defeats at least helped ensure the overall shot went in out favour as did the 6-4 win.

    The Pairs League side travelled a similar journey to play at La Posada. As with the Tigers this is always a tricky venue to play at and everyone would need to play at their best to get something out of the fixture. Terry and Ron P followed up on their big victory in the previous round to romp home 30-11.
    Rob and Carol Wright looked for most of their game to be the most likely winners but their opponents closed the gap, drew level at the 15th end then won the 2 of the final three ends to snatch the game 19-20.
    In the 3rd game Ken T and Dennis had a torrid time of it, not helped with dropping a "hotshot" 8 on the 9th end to fall 3-20 behind. Once again they continued to push to close the gap and fought back to 13-29 which was a massive result in terms of the overall score, which we won 62-60 to give us a creditable 4-4 draw.

    For more information check out the webpage:League

    28th October - Triples League - Tigers Scrape A Win
    With the Pairs League having a BYE this week, the focus of our league challenge was squarely upon the Triples League.
    Sadly the preparations for the game were disrupted when several of the team pulled out of the Practice/Training Day on Wednesday morning and further late withdrawals right up to the game day itself meant Captain Paul Hughes had to re-shuffle the teams just before the start time itself. With only one team the same as the last fixture we were still looking to win the match against a strong Mijas team who themselves were fresh from last week's 9-1 win.
    A very good result, 28-14, (which included dropping a 7 on the 5th end and picking up a 7 of their own on 10th end, with the score 10-10!) from John Warn, Margaret Woodin and Jane Richardson gave a solid foundation and Ron Jones, Julian Thomas and Sue Jones were able to "game manage" the end of their game, with Ron even able to accept being 1 shot down on the last end and not play his final bowl, to win 18-16 and ensure the 2 points.
    The other two games were narrow defeats. Jeff Turner, Steve Morrison and Trevor Burgin fought back from 10-16 down to 16-17 before a loose 17th end took the game away from them again, finally losing 21-16.
    Paul Hughes, Graham Jarrett and Norman Holmes never really recovered from a bad start, being 1-9 down after only 5 ends, recovering somewhat in the second half of the game to get back to only a 14-17 defeat.

    This left us with an over all Score of 6-4, 76 - 65. A hard fought but much deserved victory.
    For more information check out the webpage:League

    For more information about the Triples League check out the Malaga webpage:Triples League
    21st October - Pairs League Starts With A Bang
    Following the disaterous start for the Triples team last week, the Pairs team was hoping to take advantage of playing at Home to take the points.
    Saydo are a vastly improved Club these days and there are no easy wins against them anymore.
    Ron Passingham and Terry Higgins provided a rock solid base with a 36-10 victory They took the lead on the 4th end and never looked back. Terry was steady at lead while Ron bowled some wonderful bowls keep the pressure on throughout.
    Jenny Parkin and Denis Buckman got off to a flying start, 8-2 up after 4 ends. The game only starts for real after 9 ends, as the away team get to grips with the green and by the 13th end Saydo had overtaken the Lauro pair to take a 12-13 lead. Denis and Jenny dug deep however and re-asserted their dominance, picking up 11 shots to 1 in the final 5 ends to clock up a 23-14 win.
    Dave salmon and Martin Roper has a really tough struggle against the strongest of the 3 Saydo pairs. All level at 4 ends, a couple of unfortunate 4's allowed Saydo to be 13-6 ahead at 9 ends.
    A long, difficult fightback began and a 5 on the 14th end allowed a flicker of hope, bringing the score to 13-15 to Saydo.
    3 shots on the next two ends seemed to have killed off the fight back and even a single to Lauro on the 17th end seemed nothing more than a face saving consolation.At 14-18 a 4 shot lead seemed unsurmountable.
    However, winning the end allowed Dave to choose to bring the mat up and play a short jack. Good bowls from both Lauro players meant that they were holding 4 shots, looking good for a draw, having played all of their bowls and hoping that Saydo's last bowl wouldn't spoil the party.
    Unbelievably the last bowl clipped a lauro bowl and it trundled sideways just enough to be 5th shot and a very unlikely win to Lauro!
    Well done to all of the lauro players.
    The final score was 8-0 and 78-42 to Lauro.

    You can catch up on all of the Pairs league results on the Malaga FAB website: Pairs League
    14th October - League Bowling Gets Off To A Bad Beginning
    A return to the Winter Triples League's Week 1 did not go the way we had hoped.
    Drawn away to La Posada for the Season Opener, there was no over-confidence in our team. The days have long gone when La Posada were expected to turn up, smile politely and lose. These days they have one of the strongest, in depth, playing squads on the coast.
    However, on paper, we also had a strong squad and had hopes of a good result.
    We got off to a poor start and after 4 ends only one team was leading, with the overall score 12-18 to La Posada.
    After 9 ends we were down, 4-13, 4-7, 8-10 with only one rink winning, 12-4, a combined score of 28-34. However, the match doesn't start until the 10th end for the aways team as they start to get the feel for the rink.
    Kevin's team fought back and ended up losing 15-18, Graham's team having drawn level dropped 3 consecutive 3's to lose 11-18, Jeff Turner also fought back to level the scores 14-14 before eventually losing 17-20 - having dropped a 6, 5 and 4 on the way. Ron Jones led his team to the only victory, 18-10.
    The overall score then, 2 - 8, 61-66 shots.
    The Pairs League gets underway NEXT week.
    For more information check out the webpage:League

    For more information about the Triples League check out the Malaga webpage:Triples League
    27th September - Visiting teams return To Lauro
    After a long absence due to COVID we are finally welcoming a series of Visiting teams from the UK. Make sure you put your name down to play against them. They are always fun to play in and bring a very welcome asource of revenue.

    26th September - Winter Start Times Coming Soon
    Club Days will be changing back to Winter Times from Tuesday 4th October.
    Tuesday and Thursday will be 1.30pm for 2.00 pm start
    Sunday will be 10.00am for 10.30 start.

    25th September - Lauro Team WIns Malaga Summer Championship Mixed Fours

    After our success in the Triples, Lauro were hoping to add to that in the Mixed Fours.
    Disappointingly only 2 teams entered from our Club but they performed at the top of their game, making it an eventual all Lauro Final.
    And what a Final it was, with Kevin Westwell, Paul Hughes, Trevor Burgin and Jane Richardson snatching a 14-13 victory over Club mates Jenny Parkin, Julian Thomas, Dennis Buckman and Terry Higgins.

    For more information check out the Malaga web-site: Summer Championship Mixed Fours

    17th September - Club Days Changes
    The Club will be hosting the Summer Championships Mixed Fours between the 24th and 26th September (Good Luck to the 2 Lauro teams who have entered).
    For those who have not entered there will be changes to the Club days as follows: Sunday 25th September: Club day will now be starting in the afternoon at 2.00pm

    14th September - Lauro Team WIns Malaga Summer Championship Triples

    Paul Hughes, Ron Jones and Julian Thomas
    Congratulations to our Winning team!
    After 4 tough rounds against some very good teams and a very tense Final, they were deserved winners.
    For more information check out the Malaga web-site: Summer Championship Open Triples
    7th September - Disappoinment For Lauro Teams In Malaga Pairs
    We had high hopes of the Lauro teams in this year's Summer Championship Pairs.
    On our home green and we have a formidable reputation in the Pairs disciplines but this wasn't to be our year. Ron and Julian suffered a shock defeat in the 2nd round and Paul and Kevin fell at the Semi-Final stage.
    Hopefully we will bounce back in the next discipline.
    For more information check out the Malaga web-site: Summer Championship Open Pairs
    28th August - Club Days Changes For September
    The Club will be hosting the Summer Championships Open Pairs between the 4th and 11th September (Good Luck to the 5 Lauro teams who have entered). For those who have not entered there will be changes to the Club days as follows:
    Sunday 4th September: Club day will now be starting in the afternoon at 2.00pm
    Tuesday 6th September: Club day will now be starting in the afternoon at 2.00pm

    28th August - Maintenance Day Called For Wednesday 31st
    With Summer drawing to a close, we are ready for our Autumn Clean Up.
    The Club hosting the Summer Championships Open Pairs on 4th September and we will also have the Fours later in the month.
    Add to that the Malaga Provincial Team Training days and a series of Visting Teams from the UK, it is important that we show our best face to the World.

    Your help is needed and appreciated. See you on Wednesday, bright and early (we are hoping to start around 08.30 to avoid the heat)

    1st July - Leagues Finally Finish
    Both Spring leagues have now come to a conclusion.
    League Champions are:
    Pairs League: Mijas Bowls Club
    Australian Pairs League: Lauro Golf Bowls Club
    Congratulations to both Clubs

    5th June - Queen's Platinum Jubilee Street Party

    We had an excellent response to the Jubilee Party. Congratulations to all who attended.
    The atmosphere was festive, the food was delicious and everyone set out to enjoy themselves.
    Everyone made the effort to adorn themselves in the “colours” and the party mood was there from the outset.
    As always a very special thank you goes to Jane whose organisational skills are second to none. The decoration, bunting and flags gave the whole area a real street party feel.
    Thank you to everyone who “brought a plate” and a special thank you to those volunteers who helped put it all together, making sandwiches, laying out the food on the tables and clearing away afterwards.
    We will never see another Platinum Jubilee but I am sure we will have many more Lauro “special events” and I look forward to then next one.

    31st May - Malaga Provincial Championships Mixed 4's 2022
    Congratulations to this year's winners, Ron Jones, Julian Thomas, Jeff Turner and Heather Mainwaring from Lauro Golf Bowls Club
    Commiserations to Runners Up Barry Holt, Eoighan O'Bradleigh, Angela Holt and Simon Haskey from Mijas Bowls Club

    29th May - Queen's Platinum Jubilee
    On Sunday 5th June we are celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the club.
    We will be having a bowl in morning at the normal time 10am for 10.30am, followed by a street style buffet for all to enjoy. If anyone wants to make the day more fun by dressing up for the occasion, union jacks, hats etc that would good, but optional.
    So, if all members could bring a plate of food to share, as to avoid duplicates, there will be a list up for members to put their names against an item they intend to buy or make.
    The club will provide the sandwiches.

    Evening Bowling may be available if enough people want it.

    18th May - Malaga Provincial Pairs Championships
    Congratulations to Kevin and Paul who successfully defended their pairs Championship in an all Lauro Final against Ron and Julian.
    Commiserations to Jenny Parkin and Chrystal McCallum who narrowly lost in the Final of the Ladies event.

    17th May - Malaga Australian Pairs Championships 2022
    This is an Open Pairs Competition in the Australian Pairs format. An Open Competition in this sense means that teams can be any combination of men and women. The Knockout Competition will take place at La Posada Bowls Club from 12th - 15th June The Entry forms and Conditions of Play are in the Clubhouse today.
    15th May - Malaga Provincial Championships Mixed 4's
    The Mixed 4's Discipline will take place at Mijas Bowls Club on 29th May.
    The entry forms and Conditions of Play and Conditions of Entry are in the Clubhouse.
    Closing date for entries is Saturday 21st May .
    15th May - Malaga Provincial Pairs Championships
    Starting today we will be hosting this Championship. Please come up and support your Clubmates and see somepof the province's best bowlers in action.

    5th May - Malaga Provincial Pairs Championships
    We are once again hosting a prestigious Tournament.
    Get your names forward to enter and see if we can replicate our success in the Triples.

    4th May - Malaga Provincial Championships - Lauro Sweep The Board in the Triples!
    This year's Malaga Provincial Triples Championships ended today at Lauro Golf Bowls Club. Congratulations to the Men's Winners, Ron Jones, Julian Thomas and Jeff Turner (Lauro Golf Bowls Club) who beat fellow Lauro members Trevor Burgin, Terry Higgins and Ray Gumbley.

    Meanwhile in the Ladies Triples, another Lauro team of Jenny Parkin, Heather Mainwaring and Chris Jewson defeated Sheila Wilson, Jean Bamber and Angie Holt from Mijas Bowls Club.
    Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the Runners Up.
    1st May - Malaga Provincial Championships
    Starting today at Lauro, we have teams in both the Men's and Ladies competitions - they would appreciate your support if you can get up here in the next few days.

    10th April - Malaga Provincial Championships - Triples
    Lauro are hosting these Championships, starting on the 1st May. The entry forms are currently on the notice board in the Club House.
    Take the chance to enter a prestigious competition on your OWN green. No extra travelling. Thisis both a Men's and a separate ladies event, so lets try to put a good entry in and see if we can win both!

    10th April - Spring League Programme
    We have 30 names on the list, so have entered 3 teams in the forthcoming league.Fixtures and results will be on the Noticeboard in the Club House and also on the Malaga Federation website. HERE
    3rd April - Spring league Programme Starts on 22nd April
    With the triumphant Winter Leagues now just a distant memory, our thoughts now turn to the Spring League that will run until the end of June.
    Lauro will be entering one team in the Australian pairs League and up to 2 teams in the Spring Pairs League.
    We have put out a list for thoseof you interested in entering. Please only enter if you can play for the whole duration of the league.
    The number of people we ger on the list will determine whether we enter 2 teams or 3.
    1st April - TRIPLES LEAGUE April Fools Lose the Last Game

    The final match of the Triples League ended with more of a whimper than a bang.
    A good 18-10 win by Trevor, Roberto and Colin was overshadowed by narrow defeats on the other 3 games.

    Ron, Julian and Gordon were never in the game and found themselves 14-3 down after 11 ends. They picked up a 6 on the 17th end to leave them 4 behind give them an unlikely chance of getting something out of the game.
    The last end produced some excitement as the Lauro team were holding 4 with the Saydo Skip still to play his last bowl.
    Sadly for us he managed to get 4th wood meaning we lost the game by 1 shot, 18-19

    Kevin, Graham Jarrett and Heather found themselves in a similar position. 14-3 down after 8 ends they won 6 of the next 8 ends - including 3 4’s – to go into the last end 20-18 behind.
    Holding 1 shot, Kevin had the chance to draw another with his last bowl but stopped agonisingly inches short of counting, losing 19-20.

    In the fourth game Jane, Paul and Jeff fought a hard battle, keeping the scores low in the first half of the game – 5-5 after 8 ends .
    Sadly the game got away from them a little after that but a last end shot was enough to give us a draw on the overall score. Lost 12-18

    So overall, we lost 3-7 with a 66-66 overall score.

    Fortunately the league was comfortably won whatever the result of this game and we ended up with 82 points – 11 ahead of Santa Maria in second place.

    You can see all of the results Here
    The league tables can and other results can be seen on the FAB website:
    Triples League
    Pairs League

    30th March - President's Fours - Lauro Team Reach the Semi-Final
    Ron, Julian Trevor and Jane were unlucky to lose in a tough Semi-Final of the President's Fours. Commiserations to them but well done for getting there.


    Good performances both home and away gave us a comfortable 108 - 82 victory over La Posada.

    The Final is due to be played on 30th April when we will face a good Mijas side who beat Saydo 94-90

    More information can be found on the Malaga Federation website Here

    Congratulations to the Lauro ”Merc’s” on winning the Triples League and completing a stunning Pairs and Triples double. Below is the Benavista Match report.

    Benavista Bowls Club is a lovely setting, its members are friendly, welcoming and very good bowlers. Anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing their green will tell you it is challenging – particularly rinks 3 and 5.
    We went there knowing that 3 points would be enough to clinch the league and there was a quiet confidence that we could do so.
    Jeff, Paul and Ray played a steady game, going ahead on the 3rd end and never losing the lead although dropping 4’s on the 9th and 18th ends gave the score a closer appearance that it merited, in the end winning by just 4 shots.
    Colin, Roberto and Carol also took the lead on the 3rd end and in all honesty never looked in any danger of losing, eventually winning 22-7, giving the bedrock for both the rink win and the extra points for overall score win.

    Meanwhile on those tricky rinks …

    On Rink 5 Kevin, Graham Jarrett and Heather had a real tussle on their hands, particularly in the closing stages when Benavista came back from 11-5 down to first draw level at 14-14 on the 13th end and then edging ahead 16-17 on the 15th end.
    Lauro went 18-17 up, Benavista went 18-19 head going into the last end, before Lauro snatched the draw 19-19.

    And if we thought Rink 5 was full of drama, Ron J, Julian and Gordon found themselves 0-10 down after 3 ends, 3-13 after 5 ends and 5-16 after 10 ends.

    On a rink that none of the Lauro team could “find” consistently, their opponents were bowling brilliantly – real TV quality stuff.
    On one end, Gordon bowled his first bowl 9 inches behind the jack only for his opposing lead to bowl 2 between it and the Jack. Without touching his bowl! To make it worse, their 2 added another.
    This happened on quite a few ends, simply wonderful bowling.
    Lauro on several occasions were holding 3 or 4 themselves, only for the opposing Skip to trail the Jack away.
    At our level though no one can keep that sort of performance all through the game. There is an old axiom - the game doesn’t start until the 10th end (because it can take the visiting players that long to find a tricky green.) This game proved the point.
    On the 11th end, 5 down and Ron burnt the end. On the replayed end Lauro held onto a 4 at long last.
    4 down on the 13th and Ron burnt the end - but only after an Umpires decision ruled the jack in the ditch to be outside the boundary. Lauro won the replayed end.
    On the 15th end, 4 down and Ron burnt the end. Lauro won the replayed end.
    On the 17th end 3 down, Julian moved the Jack about a foot to have 3 bowls within 6 inches - but Benavista still had shot. Ron hit shot wood cleanly with a yard of weight and the Jack moved a foot or two behind to leave Lauro with 2. Ron bowled is last bowl and finally got the draw right to make a 3.
    Suddenly the scores were getting close at 15-18 going into the last end.
    On the last end Gordon bowled his first bowl close but a lot of short bowls from both teams left the Skips with a lot to do.
    Ron bowled his first 2 bowls - and Lauro were holding 3!
    Sadly he missed the line slightly with his last bowl and the chance of an unlikely game winning 4 was gone. Rink 3 is unforgiving.

    However the stirring, fighting Draw, gave us an 8-2 win on a challenging green ensuring we won the League on a winning note.

    Well done to everyone.

    The day started with high hopes for the Mustangs, going into their final Pairs League match.
    They were 9 points clear of the closest rival in the shape of Mijas Apaches but were well aware that Mijas still had 2 games to play and a possible 20 points up for grabs.
    It was vital therefore that they got a good result away to Saydo – who had only recorded 2 victories all season – to put pressure on their rivals. Hope of an 8-2 or even 10-0 victory that could possibly ensure the title came home.
    There was bitter disappointment when the news came through to the Club that we had lost 7-3. Although those 3 points gave us a 12 point lead at the top there was little optimism that Mijas couldn’t make that up over their 2 games.
    All that changed in less than an hour after the news came in of a shock 10-0 defeat for Mijas AT HOME to Benavista! It was a shock because Benavista had only won ONCE all season.
    Figures were checked and double checked the new of the result verified and realisation sunk in - the Mustangs were LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!
    Congratulations to everyone who played a part in the winning season - let the celebrations commence!

    The Jaguars dropped to bottom of the league but can regain the 3rd place spot they have held most of the season with a good win on their rearranged game next week.

    You can see all of the results Here
    The league tables can and other results can be seen on the FAB website:
    Triples League
    Pairs League


    In the Triples League, there was also a lot of discussion pre-game. Santa Maria had overtaken us to go top of the table (by 2 points) following our BYE in the previous round.

    Because Santa Maria have a BYE next week there was a lot of speculation about what would constitute a good result in our home match against them.
    A 6-4 win would see us equal on points with a game in hand.
    Even a 4-6 defeat would give us the edge for the same reason. Anything worse would make winning the League a real challenge.

    We needn’t have worried. Our patched up team (we even lost Paul on the morning due to injury) came out of the blocks flying and romped home to a 10-0 88-63 victory which had Santa Maria conceding defeat in the title race post game.

    So with 2 games to go and an 8 point advantage, we only need to take 3 points from the last 20 on offer to make it a League Double.
    Having seen Santa Maria and Mijas both suffer shock 10-0 defeats this week, no-one is taking anything for granted but we have high hopes (and expectations)

    You can see all of the results Here
    The league tables can and other results can be seen on the FAB website:
    Triples League
    Pairs League

    1st March - COVID Strikes Again

    COVID outbreak at Mijas has affexcted us all once more.
    This time the source was soem members of Mijas Bowls Club who discovered they were infected this morning.
    It affects us here because the infected members twice played against the visiting team from Glasgow that we played yesterday.

    This, of course, resulted in the postponement of all of our league matches (fortunately the Mercedes and the Mustangs both have BYES) this week along with the League Cup and the ICSC qualifying Singles competition.
    Thursday Club day will also be cancelled.

    Jane has sent out notifications of the rquirement to take lateral flow tests for those who have possibly been in contact.

    Hopefully we will be back to normal for Sunday Club Day.

    League Results Friday 18th February 2022
    The triples team went of to La Posada and recorded a comfortable 8 - 2 victory, with Kevin and Colin recording good wins, while Joe and his team had a tough fight and held their nerve on a nailbiting last end to win by 1 shot. Ron's triple were nip and tuck at 9 all on the 9th end when an injury to Sue turned the game into a fighting rearguard.
    The pairs teams had an epic encounter against each other and the overall result of 8-2 to the Mustangs belies the fact the 2 of the games were settled by just 1 point each and a third was also very close.
    Well done to both teams for a stirring performance.
    That leaves the Triples still top, 1 point ahead of Santa Maria and the Mustangs now 9 points ahead of Mijas (who did not play).
    Both the Mustangs and the Triples team have BYES in the next round giving their rivals a chance to overtake them.

    The Pairs League is getting to the crunch now with the Mustangs only having ONE more game to play, on the 11th March when they are away to Saydo.

    You can see all of the results Here
    The league tables can and other results can be seen on the FAB website:
    Triples League
    Pairs League

    Mijas Masters 2022
    Congratulations to Sue and Ron Jones who reached the Final of the Mijas Masters Pairs Competition.
    Having played really well in all 4 previous games , they were in fine form.
    Facing Dine and John Warne (Santa Maria) all 4 players played to a very high standard and when that happens the result is usually down to the rub of the green and on this occasion that went the way of the Warnes, with several fortunate results at crucial times of the game.

    League Results Friday 11th February 2022
    The Triples team had a very good day. Playing against Miraflores, 2 of our teams took comfortable wins while the other two had to battle hard.
    Going into the last end level on two rinks, Colin, Roberto and Trevor were unable to beat a very good bowl from the opposition lead bowl to lose by 1 point, 15-16.
    In the other game Kevin, Neil and Heather also went into the last end level, 16 - 16 but were holding a comfortable 2 shots when the opposing Skip played a running bowl that took the jack almost to ditch near to the rink edge. Kevin, with his last bowl, did what he does and drew shot, leaving the his opponent facing a touching bowl which he was unable to beat.
    With Santa Maria only managing a 7-3 win at home to Mijas, our 8-2 win leaves us 1 point clear at the top of the Triples league.

    In the Pairs league we again found ourselves several regular players unavailable. Facing a very strong Mijas team - who seem to have made the decision to give up on the Triples league and try to win the Pairs league - we could only manage a 2 - 8 defeat. This has reduced our healthy lead at the top of the Pairs league to just 1 point.
    Meanwhile, the Jaguars travelled to Saydo, winning on 2 rinks and only losing the overall score 61 - 63 to take another 4 points to remain 3rd in the League.

    You can see all of the results Here
    The league tables can and other results can be seen on the FAB website:
    Triples League
    Pairs League

    League Results Friday 4th February 2022
    What a massive day this was for all our League Teams.
    In a set of fixtures that saw huge amounts of Club Members unavailable for selection we were really down to the very last available player.
    We didn't even have a spare person to man the bar for the Home fixture!
    In the Triples League this meant that only one of our regular Triples were unchanged. For both Pairs teams this state of flux is more usual but the missing players in all teams made for a potentially disastrous set of result.
    Fortunately everyone stepped up the challenges magnificently.
    The Triples team took an 8 - 2 victory away at Mijas, the Mustangs an equally impressive 8 - 2 victory away to Benavista, while the Jaguars took 4 points from a very strong Mijas team in a fighting 4 - 6 defeat.
    This has left the Triples team joint top with Santa Maria, the Mustangs clear leaders in the Pairs League with the Jaguars a very good 3rd
    Congratulations to everyone, you did the Club proud!

    You can see all of the results Here
    The league tables can and other results can be seen on the FAB website:
    Triples League
    Pairs League

    League Results Friday 28th January 2022
    Our Triples team took the long journey to Saydo, full of confidence following last week's win.
    There were a couple of enforced changes due to Joe Stamper's last minute illness (get well soon Joe) and Trevor taking a family trip to England, seeing Brian Freeman and last minute replacement Ken Talbot stepping seamlessly into the side.
    A couple of close games saw Paul's team take a 5 shot win whilst Kevin once again snatched a last end victory to win their game by one shot.
    Colin combined well with Rob and Brian to romp to an impressive 33-11 score line.
    Just as well as Ron, Julian and Sue lost, for the first time this season, 11 - 29 in a game where one team member said "We could have played on that rink for a week and still not found the line"
    The 8 - 2 victory saw us move into second place, just behind Santa Maria.
    For full details of the teams and rink scores visit HERE
    League Results Friday 21st January 2022
    Our Triples team welcomed Benavista BC to Lauro to play a match that had been cancelled during the COVID scare on the 9th December.
    Benavista were unbeaten in the League and sat in second place, just one point behind Santa Maria, with this game in hand.
    Needing just one point to draw level and two to go top of the league, both teams expected Benavista to give us a tough test - especially as we had recorded just one win ourselves, way back on the first day of the season.
    Bowls is all about "on the day" and our Triples team certainly upset the form book, recording a 10-0 win with a 99-47 overall score.
    A special mention should go to Kevin, Margaret and Heather, who fought back from 3-18 down to win 23-21. A fantastic comeback that saw them win 8 of the last 9 ends.
    The end they lost set up a tense final end when Benavista picked up a 3 on the 17th end to level the scores 21 - 21.
    The Lauro team weren't going to let it slip though, and picked up a fighting 2 to win the game.
    We now sit 3rd in the table, 2 points behind Santa Maria and 1 point behind Benavista.
    For full details of the teams and rink scores visit HERE
    January 16th 2022 - Australian Pairs
    Congratulaions to this year's Winners: Martin Roper and Trevor Burgin. Commiserations to the losing Finalists, Margaret Woodin and Ray Gumbly.
    Detail of the draw, and round by round results can be found HERE
    January 9th 2022 - Australian Pairs
    The re-arranged Australian Pairs competition will now take place on:
    Wednesday 12th, Friday 14th, Saturday 15th - all at 10.30 start - with the Final being Sunday 16th at 12.00.
    Detail of the draw, and round by round results can be found HERE
    January 6th 2022 - Singles Competition Re-arranged
    The qualifying comeptition for the Inter Club Singles Competition has been re-arranged due to the Covid closure.
    A new date will be announced soon.
    January 2nd 2022
    We have, today, (2nd January),had a confirmed case of Corona Virus infection from one of our members. While we believe he did not contract the virus at the Club, we have to put the statutory measures into place.
    Lateral flow tests must be taken but not until the 3rd day at the earliest, by:
    • Anyone who was at the Club on or after 28th December.
    • The Club will be closed for 7 Days - so until 9th January
    • Club Australian pairs competition will also need to be rearranged.
    • The entire Club will once again need to be completely disinfected.
    As usual, please inform Jane of the results of your tests.
    Tony Frostick - 20th December

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tony Frostick.
    We were all aware that his illness was terminal but the suddeness of his passing has still come as a shock.
    A Founder Member, his outstanding 12 year membership of our Club remains one that new members should aspire to.
    Over the years he committed himself to serving the Club in most of its Executive roles, was always an exemplary member, highly respected and much loved by everyone here.
    His calming influence and gentle humour will be much missed by his fellow Members.
    The Club will not be the same without him.
    Club Drawn Pairs Winners - 19th December
    Congratulations to Trevor Burgin and Ray Gumbly on winning the Drawn Pairs Competition. Commiserations to the losing Fnalists, Dave Salmon and Yvonne Pywell.
    All the details can be found HERE
    Club Drawn Pairs Competition - 7th December
    The Draw has been made for the Club drawn Pairs and the first matches will be played on Saturday 11th, starting at 1.00pm.
    All the details can be found HERE The page will be updated throughout the Competition.
    Club Drawn Pairs Competition - 5th December
    The closing date for entries will be 7th December,anyone who has not put their name down should do so as soon as possible.
    As it is not possible to get to the Club before then please let either Trevor or Jane know.

    COVID Causes Club Closure - 2nd December
    In a case of "Deja Vu all over again, it seems our latest match with Benavista has again raised the COVID nightmare.
    This time one of our own members has tested positive and we are once again forced to ask all those involved in the match to take tests and report the results. and disinfection procedures will be carried out.
    This means the Club Singles competition will be postponed, probably until the New Year.
    League Results Wednesday 1st December
    The rearranged match against Benavista - from the first week of the season - was finally played. It was worth the wait with the Mustangs winning 8-2 to take them to the top of the league.
    For details of the team and results in full see HERE
    League Results Friday 26th November
    With the league back in action we saw another disappointing result in the Triples league with our team going down 2 - 8.
    Better news from the pairs where the Mustangs recorded a 10 - 0 win against Saydo.
    The Jaguars sat out their BYE.
    For details of the team and results in full see HERE
    Club Competitions - 24th November
    With the Club now re-opened thoughts turn to the Club Singles competition which is due to start 27th November
    The entry form is on the notice board. Please make sure you put your name down!
    While you are their, look at the entry forms for the other Club Competitions too.
    COVID Causes Club Closure - 15th November
    After further consultation and discussion it has been decided to CLOSE the Club.
    This includes individual practice. The Club will be completely disinfected tomorrow.

    It will re-open for Roll up on Sunday.

    Those who may need to take a test, they are available from a Chemist.
    You should wait until Wednesday before taking it.
    The league programme will also be cancelled on Friday.

    COVID Outbreak at Benavista- 15th November
    Benavista Bowls Club has been hit by a small outbreak of CORONA Virus infections.
    This includes some of the people who bowled against our team on Friday.

    Everyone who was at Benavista on Friday needs to take a COVID test as soon as possible.

    If you have had your TWO vaccinations there is no legal requirement to self –isolate unless your test proves positive.
    Please take precautions NOT to spread the virus until you have a negative test.
    As a knock-on effect, anyone who was at the Club on SUNDAY also needs to have a test as soon as possible.
    Once again there is no need to self-isolate if you have had TWO vaccinations, unless your test proves positive.
    If you have not had those vaccinations you are required to self-isolate for 10 days and have at least ONE negative test before returning to the Club.
    In all cases if you were at the Club or at Benavista please stay away from the Club until you have received a negative test result.

    League Results Friday 12th November
    With both the triples team and the Mustangs having BYEs this week, focus was entirely on the Jaguars who pulled off a fantastic 8-2 victory away to Benavista.
    For details of the teams and results in full see HERE
    League Results Friday 5th November
    The Triples team were only able to get a draw away to La Posada despite only losing on one rink. The Pairs teams played each other with the Mustangs coming out on top.
    For details of the teams and results in full see HERE
    League Results Friday 29th October
    The Triples team surprisingly losto to Miraflores but both Pairs teams had good wins.
    For details of the teams and results in full see HERE
    League Matches a Mixed Bag of Results - 22nd October
    The first day of the new league season saw the Triples team start with a good 8-2 win.
    The Pairs League only had one of our teams in action as the Mustangs match against Benavista was hit by a scheduling error from the visiting Club. The game will be played at a later date.
    Sadly the Jaguars had a bad day at the office, losing 10-0.
    For details of the team and results in full see HERE
    League Bowling Starts Again on Friday 22nd October
    As some normality returns to our Sport, we finally see League Bowling back on the calendar.
    It won't be in the same format as in previous seasons as many of the Clubs are struggling for numbers, post Brexit and with the Covid fears still uppermost in people's minds.
    We will have a Triples League with 7 teams of 4 rinks and a Pairs League with 5 teams of 4 rinks.
    Details of the schedule can, as always, be found on the Malaga Fab web page HERE

    We will keep you up to date with the progress of each Lauro Team on a week by week basis HERE
    Malaga Pairs Championships Success For Lauro - 22nd September
    Lauro teams did very well in both Ladies and Men's disciplines.
    Success in the Men's Pairs saw Paul Hughes and Kevin Westwell beat fellow Club members Ron Jones and Julian Thomas in the Final. An honourable mention, too, to Robert Wright and Jeff Turner who lost in the Semi-Final.

    In the Ladies Pairs we had THREE teams in the semi-final. Jenny Parkin and Chrystal Mccallum lost on the last end to eventual Runners Up Carol Wright and Linda Turner, whilst Margaret Woodin had her hopes for success dashed when team mate Heather Mainwaring had to withdraw on the morning of the semi-final.
    Linda Jarret, newly arrived from the UK the previous day, found it just too difficult to adjust from the grass greens to our carpet and despite their best efforts they lost to the eventual winners Pat Fisher and Simone Morgan.

    For more information check out the Malaga FAB Website
    Malaga Provincial Pairs Championships Underway
    The first day of the Malaga Provincial Championships Ladies Pairs and Men's Pairs disciplines got underway today, with Lauro well represented in both.
    The second round on Monday sees 4 Lauro Teams in the Ladies pairs and 5 in the Men's Pairs. Come along and support them. Matches start at 10.30
    2nd Friendly Against La Posada
    We travelled to La Posada for the 2nd of the friendly matches against La Posada Bowls Club, hopeful of matching the results from our home game.
    With 3 wins and a fighting draw we came away very happy with the result.
    Well done to all those who took part in both matches.
    Lauro Dominate Mixed Fours
    The Malaga Provincial Championships Mixed Fours proveed a happy hunting ground for entrants from the Host Club. With 3 teams in the Semi-Finals giving us both Finalists we were assured to have the winning team. Congratulations to Rob & Carol Wright and Jeff & Linda Turner and commiserations to Runners-Up Joe Stamper, Paul Hughes, Jane Richardson and Kevin Westwell. An honourable mention to the other Semi-Finalists, Ron & Sue Jones, Julian Thomas and Heather Mainwaring.
    For more details see the FAB Web site
    First Friendly Played Against La Posada - 10th September
    We welcomed la Posada Bowls Club for a friendly match on Friday 10t september, playing 4 rinks of Triples.
    In an enjoyable encounter lauro managed to win on all 4 rinks. The return match is next Friday.
    League Matches are now being Scheduled
    At a recent FAB Meeting the Clubs decided that there will definitely be a Tigers Leagues this year. It will start on October 22nd.
    It will follow the same format as previous years, 4 teams of triples, playing home and away in two parts, before and after Christmas.
    Many of the Clubs were unable to fulfil a Lions League in the old format as they simply don't have enough players available.
    Discussions are ongoing about a revamped Lions league with either 8 or 9 players per team, with Clubs who are able to entering 2 teams.
    Once decisions are confirmed we will let you know.
    Friendly Matches The Club is arranging a couple of friendly matches (home and awau) with La Posada and saydo Bowls Clubs.
    We will play La Posada at home on Friday 10th September and away on Friday 17th September.
    We are hoping to play Saydo on Friday 25th September and again on friday 2nd October but these are still to be confirmed.
    If members are interested in playing please contact Captain Paul Hughes to let him know.
    Malaga Provincial Championships -Lauro To Host Pairs and Mixed Fours
    With the Bowling calendar finally getting under way as COVID restrictions begin to ease, we have been asked to host 2 of the 4 disciplines inthe Malaga Provincial Championships.
    The Mixed Fours will take place Sunday 5th - Wednesday 12th September 2021. These will be held in the mornings only and will allow the Club to hold Club Day on Tuesday evening.
    The Men's Pairs and Ladies Pairs will take place Sunday 19th - Wednesday 22nd September 2021. These, too, will be held in the mornings only and will allow the Club to hold Club Day on Tuesday evening.
    Details of the Malaga Provincial Championships for 2021 can be found on the FAB Web site
    Sunday 23rd May 2021, 1.30pm at the Club - Konstanse Christensen Memorial Service

    On Saturday it will the anniversary of the passing of Konstanse Christensen. Because of the pandemic we were not allowed to attend her funeral and it is only now, a year later, that restrictions have been raised enough to let us come together to pay our respects to our dear friend and fellow Member.
    On Sunday afternoon, after the morning bowling session, we are expecting friends of Konstanse from outside of the Bowling Community as well as visitors from other Clubs to join us. Her ashes will be spread in the Club garden and a eulogy given by the local English Vicar.
    We hope that you will join us in celebration of her life. (There will be drinks and snacks afterwards.)
    Wednesday 19th May - FAB Malaga AGM
    As Provincial Headquarters for the Federación Andaluza de Bolos, Lauro will be hosting the Annual General Meeting for the Provincial Delegation.
    Open to all Licensed Members of the FAB, regardsless of Club affiliation, the AGM will start at 2.00pm.
    Details are on the Club Notice Board
    Social Evening
    The next social evening is planned for Saturday 29th May
    A fun-packed Race Programme is being presented. If you haven't been to one of these before now is the time to try it. A full race card of video recordings of classic races for you to enjoy and take a small flutter on.
    The cost is 10€ per person and that includes FREE MONEY to bet with!
    All proceeds to Club Funds
    Covid protocols will again be inplace so spaces will be limited - book early to avoid disappointment.
    Contact jane for details and to make a booking.

    Friday 7th May 2021 - Quad Club League
    Friday sees the next round of the friendly competition between the participating Clubs.
    This round will be Lauro vs La Posada, both home and away.
    Wednesday 5th May 2021 - Team Malaga Training Day
    As the official HQ for the FAB, Lauro has been chosen to host the training days for the Malaga squad. Because of this the green will be out of commission for the day as the Men's and Ladies Malaga team are put through their paces.
    Next Committee Meeting - Tuesday 4th May 2021
    The next committee meeting will take after roll-up on Tuesday 4th May. If you have anything you would like discussed please contact a member of the Committee or use the suggestion box.
    1st May 2021 - New Committee now in place
    Following the recent elections we have the 2021 - 2022 Committee in place as of today.
    • Chairman - Ron Jones
    • Secretary - Jane Richardson
    • Treasurer - Alan Peel
    • Competition Secretary - Trevor Burgin
    • Bar Manager - Peter Meyerhoff
    • Captain - Paul Hughes
    • Vice Captain - Tony Frostick

    25th April 2021 - Social Evening
    Quiz and Pub Games at the "19th End"
    On the 1st May there will be a fun night of quiz questions and a chance to try your hand at the traditional pub games - darts, shove ha´penny and bar skittles.
    All accompanied by a Pie, Peas and Mashed Potato supper!
    Costs 7 euros and places are limited - call Jane to book a table.
    COVID restructions are in place.
    All proceeds to Club Funds
    25th April 2021 - Final of the Maiden Cup
    Congratulations to Terry Higgins on winning this year's Maiden Cup.
    Commiserations to losing Finalist Ray Gumbly
    3rd April 2021 - Lauro Win Tri-Club Triples League
    With the season severeley restricted by COVID 19 restrictions, Mijas BC, Saydo BC and Lauro Golf BC agreed toplay a Tri-Club Triples league between themselves on a "whenever we can play" basis.
    The format was that each Club would play 3 triples at home and 3 away each round. Each winning rink would receive 2 points, except in the final round when away wins would be worth 4 points.
    Held in November, March and April. Lauro Golf BC won 12 out of 18 games to win the Leage comfortably.
    Here is our Captain's report after the final round:
    Today was the last round of the trips between Lauro, Mijas, Saydo.
    6 of our players ie. 2 trips, packed sandwiches, shovels and bobble hats for the long trip up to Saydo.
    6 players 2 trips packed their swimming costumes and surfboards and went to the coast at Mijas.
    6 players 2 trips stayed at home.
    We won 5 out of the 6 games which gave us a clear win of the league. Well done to everyone.
    A special thanks to Martin Roper who was reserve and turned up this morning at the Club to make sure everyone was available. This is what a reserve is meant to do, but very few do.
    Big thanks Martin.

    The leage table can be viewed here: Final Tri club league table.pdf"
    28th March - Maidens Cup Starts
    Below is the draw for the Preliminary Round for this year's Maiden's Cup.
    Wednesday 31st March, 10am for 10,30am start.
    Alan v Tom

    Dennis v Terry

    Richard v Kathy

    Dianne v Graham P

    Umpire : Ron Jones

    Markers : Hazel, Phil, Margaret & Chrystal

    Results and future rounds can be found on the Maiden's Cup page: Maiden's Cup
    20th March 2021 - Elections of New Committee

    As there were only single applicants for all committee positions and no objections, a vote is not necessary.

    Therefore, the new committee will take their posts on the 1st May 2021.
    Many thanks to the outgoing committee and we look forward to a brighter future and a successful year with the new committee.

    New Committee
    Ron Jones - Chairman
    Jane Richardson - Club Secretary
    Alan Peel - Treasurer
    Trevor Burgin - Competition Secretary
    Peter Meyerhoff - Bar Manager
    Paul Hughes - Captain
    Tony Frostick - Vice Captain

    12th March 2021 - Markers Course

    There will be a Markers on Wednesday 24th March. It is open to all Club members, no matter what your experience.
    Whether you are a new bowler or with 20 years experience seeking a refresher on the duties of a marker, this 2 - 3 hours course will instruct and inform you.
    If you want to take part, inform Jane as soon as possible.
    12th March 2021 - Social Evening

    Social evening
    Changes to Season from 2022
    At the latest meeting of the FAB Executive Committee, the Clubs decided to change future Bowling seasons to begin January and run through until the end of December each year.
    This was partly due to the effects that Brexit may have, now the transition period has come to an end. The rationale behind the decision was that the current system is timed to suit those bowlers who travel back and forward to the UK to spend the summer there. With the new restrictions these bowlers will be restricted in the time they can spend here in Spain, there fore it makes sense to model the playing schedule around the majoirty who will be here full time.
    Clubs were asked to find out when their Overseas members would expect so spend their allotted time here and to attempt to be as inclusive as possible when setting up the new season. The suggestion was made to split the season into 4 x 3 monthly "slots", each slot to contyain a "league" at least one Federation tournament and at least one Club "Open".
    The Club Representatives were asked to discuss this with their Club members and bring suggestions to the meeting in September, when the 2022 Calendar will be looked at in detail.
    It was decided to start the new timings in January 2022 as the Covid restrictions will probably make the remainder of 2021 difficult to assess.

    18th October 2020 - Club's Annual General Meeting
    This will be held on Sunday at 1.00pm following the morning roll up. Please attend as there will be some important matters to decide. An Agenda has been sent to all members and if you haven't received yours please contact Jane.

    16th October 2020 - League Cancelled Until Further Notice
    The FAB have announced that several Clubs have decided not to participate in the League at this time due to concerns over mixing in the current Corona virus environment.
    This willbe revisited again in the New year should conditions improve. In the meantime Club Captain Paul Hughes has suggested an internal League day should continue on the scheduled Fridays.
    Details willbe discussed at the AGM on Sunday 18th October

    6th October 2020 - New Covid 19 Protocols Received
    Following long discussions between the FAB, Junta de Andalucia and the Minsitry of Health new protocols have finally been agrred for Lawn Bowls.
    The FAB Protocols can be seen HERE.
    As part of the Junta's protocls every Club has to also produce its own protocols and ours can be viewed HERE.
    Every Member is required to sign a form agreeing to follow all protocols if they wish to continue bowling. If you have not already done so, please see Jane for a form to sign as soon as possible.

    24th July - Handicap Singles Competition Underway
    The final Club competition of a long, drawn out season, the Handicap SinglesCompetition has finally gotten underway.
    Congratulations to Kevin Westwell on his deserved win over Ron Passinghaman in the Final.
    For more details click HERE

    9th June - Drawn Pairs Competition Underway
    With the green now allowed to hold more people, the Drawn Pairs Competition has gotten underway.
    Congratulations to Kevin Westwell and Kristina Williams on their deserved win over Graham Pywell and Brian Freeman in the Final.
    For more details click HERE

    7th June - Phase 3 is Introduced
    The government has announced that we will enter Phase 3 as of Monday 8th June.
    This will be the final Phase before the return to what is being called “the new normal”.
    Whilst the National government has set the protocols for Phase 3, they have also devolved power to the Regional governments to decide when and how Phase 3 develops and ends.
    Once again there seems to be a difference between sports facilities and other facilities and there is little change to the protocols that affect us in Phase 3.
    Here is what I have received so far as explicit instructions:
    • Booking no longer necessary – however records of attendance must continue to be maintained.
    • 50% use of the green surface up to a maximum of 20 players
    (effectively we can use a maximum of 4 rinks)
    • face mask not mandatory if the distance of 2 meters is maintained – for those over 70 their use is recommended at all times.
    • spectators 1 every 20 meters
    • Club bar remains closed, drinks must be brought from home
    Effectively the rest of the protocols remain in force from Phase 2.
    However, we are in a very fluid situation. The Junta de Andalucia has requested permission to allow travel between provinces.
    The FAB has submitted a draft proposal to the FEB to present to the CSD. Hopefully this will allow decisions to be made at a regional level very soon.
    The primary concern is that in Lawn Bowls the majority of our members are in the High Risk age bracket which the government continues to try to protect more vigorously than the general population. This may mean that restrictions for our Sport remain tighter for longer.

    22nd May
    It is with great sadness we report the passing of Konstanse Christensen.
    Her death came suddenly after recently being diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus.
    She passed quietly in her sleep this evening, falling into a coma from which she never awoke.
    Konstanse will be greatly missed.

    A long time member of the Club, Konstanse's infectious laughter and bubbly personality sheathed a no-nonsense attitude to her bowling.
    A stickler for etiquette and good manners on the green, Kontanse was quick to lend a helping hand to new bowlers and guide them in their fledgling bowling path.
    She had a long list of bowling success, winning the Malaga Ladies Triples twice and several Club competitions. Only this season she was part of the winning Drawn Triples team.
    She was a proud member of the Malaga Ladies squad.
    Her name will long be remembered with affection thanks to the path she was instrumental in having constructed at the end of rink one and which was officially named "Konstanse's Back Passage"

    Rest in peace Konstanse, your memory will always bring joy.

    Club Re-Opens Under Phase 1 - Tuesday 19th May
    Following the announcement that Malaga Province has finally been permitted to move to Phase 1 on the de-escalation, the Club can re-open.
    There are a lot of restrictions and an email has been sent to all Club Members listing just what we can and cannot do while visiting the Club.
    • 1. The Club will be open for Club days, at Summer opening times. On Sundays we have added a second session. (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 for 10:00 start and 17.30 for 18.00)
    • 2. There will be a maximum of TEN bowlers allowed for each session.
    • 3. All bowlers must be Club Members and must have a valid Federation Licence and carry it with them at all times. The new licences are currently at the Club for your collection.
    • 4. A Booking system has been introduced. Please call Jane Richardson on 633 495 214 to book a place in a session. You may book for two session per day but if you have booked on one session, priority for the second session will be for those who did not play in the first session.
    • You may book for multiple sessions at a time. Please do not book if you are unsure whether you can make a session. Think of your fellow Members.
    • 5. On arrival at the Club face masks are mandatory before and after a game.
    • 6. On arrival at the Club you must sanitise your hands. Hand Sanitiser is available just inside the Club gates and in several places around the Club.
    • 7. On arrival at the Club, you must put your name and contact details in the Register, along with the date and time of your visit.
    • 8. The Club House will not be open. You may retrieve your bowls equipment if it has been stored there but it should be taken home with you after use.
    • 9. Drinks and refreshments will not be available. You may bring your own but must take your empties away with you afterwards.
    • 10. Socialising before and after games must observe Social Distancing regulations (i.e. outside on the terrace, 2m between people.) and limited time.
    • 11. Bowls bags and personal equipment may not be touched or shared by anyone other than its owner.
    • 12. Do not share water bottles or the like.
    • 13. Mats, Jacks and other bowls equipment to be disinfected at the start of each day and at the end of each session.
    • 14. The jack should be wiped with a disinfecting cloth every two ends.
      Players should use hand sanitiser frequently throughout the game. (You may find it easier to bring your own sanitiser)
    • 15. There will be a maximum of FOUR bowlers per rink.
    • 16. Players must maintain a 2m distance at all times.
    • 17. When changing ends walk on the right hand side, 1m from the centre line , in single file at 2m distance.
    • 18. Masks are not required whilst actually playing.
    • 19. After your session, please wipe down the tables, chairs where you were sitting, wipe down the Mats and return the Jack to the bucket of disinfectant.
    • 20. Should you use the toilets, please use the disinfectant wipes to clean the seat, wash taps etc. and door handles after use.

    In a rapidly developing situation the President of Spain today announced emergency measure to try to counter the Corona Virus.
    As of today, freedom of movement will be severely restricted with citizens required to stay at home for the next 15 days.
    All Bars, Restaurants, Municipal buildings, Sports venues, Beaches, Water Sports sites and public gatherings will be closed as of 17.00 today.
    In compliance with that decree the Committee met today (14th March) and agreed that we had a duty of care to our Club Members, most of whom are in the "high risk" group.
    As a result it was decided that the Club will be closed with immediate effect until at least the 29th March.

    Mac Roberts Trophy
    Congratulations to this year's Winner: Kevin Westwell
    Sponsored by Malcolm Roberts, this 2 Bowl Singles is one of the two competitions which utilise the Club's handicaps.
    Details of the Competition can be found Here

    League Season Finishes.
    Lions and Bobcats both take 2nd place in their leagues
    After a tough camapign both the Lions and Bobcats were able to take second place in their respective leagues. Well done to everyone who took part in their successes.
    Our injury ravaged Tigers team struggled as expected and ended up a lowly 5th. Next season will, hopefully, see them challenging for the top spot once more.

    Club Singles Championships.
    Congratulations to this year's Winners: Ron Jones and Jane Richardson

    The Club Singles Championships will be drawn on Sunday 2nd and the first round will be played on Monday 3rd January. The web page with results round by round can be seen Here

    Malaga Ladies 2 Bowl Pairs.

    Sue and Jenny
    Congratulations to Jenny Parkin and Sue Jones for being runners-up in the Malaga Ladies 2 Bowls Pairs Competitions on 29th January.
    For more details see the Malaga FAB Website report Here

    Malaga Men's 2 Bowl Pairs.
    Congratulations to Julian Thomas and Ron Jones for being runners-up in the Malaga 2 Bowls Pairs Competitions on 29th January.
    For more details see the Malaga FAB Website report Here

    Club Drawn Triples.
    Congratulations to this year's Winners: Ron J, Konstanse and Chrystal
    The Triples will be drawn on Sunday 5th and the first round will be played on Monday 6th January. The web page with results round by round can be seen Here

    Merry Christmas to All our Members and Visitors

    Maiden Cup.
    Congratulations to this year's Winner: Martin
    A recently introduced Competition for those Club Members who have not won any other Club Competition. Although initially meant for new bowlers, it is also open to new members and those longer serving members who have yet to win a Club Competition. The web page with results round by round can be seen Here

    Australian Pairs.
    Congratulations to this year's Winners: Gordon & Kristina
    This year the first Club Competition of the Season is the Australian Pairs. The draw for teams was made Tuesday 10th and the competition runs on 11th and 12th. The web page with results round by round can be seen Here

    Club Competitions Due to Start Soon.
    Competition Secretary Trevor Burgin is preparing to announce the schedule for this season's Club Competitions.
    Information about the Competitions can be found Here and the page will be updated to include dates and details of the competitions as they are received.

    League Season Gets Under Way.
    All three Leagues are now fully under way. In the Tigers the team is doing well and is 8 points ahead of the same games last year, despite only winning one of the first three games. Close defeats to Santa Maria (Home) and Benavista (Away) and a win against Miraflores (Away) - a match we lost last year - sees our Tigers team looking to climb the table in the next few matches.
    In the Lions League, two superb 10-0 victories and a close 3-7 away defeat to Santa Maria keeps us in second place, just 2 points behind the league leaders.
    In the newly formed Jaguars league our Bobcats team is performng even better than expected. With only 8 points at stake each week they have won both of their opening fixtures - including a very impresive 7-1 victory over title favourites Santa Maria to put them top of the league by 4 points.
    For full results see the Malaga Web site where all results and the latest tables are updated each Saturday.

    2nd Oct 2019 - The Lauro Festival A Huge Success.
    Traditionally the first Club event of the season, the Lauro Festival attracts a good crowd of competitive bowlers. With sponsorship from Seviour Insurance and Liberty Seguros the disciplines include Open Pairs. Open Triples and Open Fours.
    For more information and a report see the Lauro Festival webpages Lauro Festival

    2nd Oct 2019 - October Visiting Teams Make for a Busy Week
    This week sees the start of a hectic few days for Club Members as we welcome visitors from around the UK. October Visiting teams

    29th Sept 2019 - Andalucian's Once Again Bring Success to Lauro Bowlers
    Congratulations to Kevin Westwell for his stunning vistory in this year's Andalucian Championships. Kevin has a reputation as a specialist Singles player and proved it once again with a 21-2 victory against Santa Maria's Craig Lewis - no slouch in the Singles game himself.
    Elsewhere in the Championships saw Julian Thomas win his THIRD Mixed Fours Title - with three different teams. Congratulations to him and his Santa Maria Team mates.
    In the Men's Pairs we were unlucky not to be celebrating another title whenKevin Westwell and last year's Singles Champion Marcus Smith took the Final game to TWO extra ends before losing to a Craig Lewis and Phil Baldry 15-16. Very well done to both our players.
    For more information and a full list of results see the Malaga FAB website:Andalucian's

    19 Sept 2019 - 24 Hour Bowls Marathon raises 2300€
    Despite having to be delayed following the unprecedented storms and flooding overnight the 24 Hour Bowls Marathon went ahead the following day.
    6 Club Members bowled in 12 two hour Triples games against teams of mixed abitlity, including golfers, other club members and teams from other bowls Clubs. Remarkably they played 12, won 10, drew one and only lost one in a gruelling test of stamina and skill. More details and photos 24 Hours Marathon

    11th Sept 2019 - Malaga Summer Championships A Big Hit for Lauro Bowlers
    The Summer Championships were held at Mijas LBC this year and the change of venue brought more success to Lauro bowlers.
    In the Open Pairs we saw Paul Hughes and Kevin Westwell romp through all opposition with barely a ripple, scoring good wins in all of their matches, taking the Trophy with a typical 21-10 victory. Congratulations to both players.

    In the Mixed Fours Ron Jones , Tony Barnes, Julian Thomas and Sue Jones won thruogh to the Final with comparative ease only to have Sue drop out when thier dog Buddy had to be taken to the Vet after suffering an injury. (Don't worry, he is now fine and recovering well) Fortunately they were able to enlist the aid of Jane Richardson for the Final itself, as she hadn't played in the discipline before. The slightly revamped line up still proved too much for their home club opposition and they romped to a 20-7 victory. Congratulations to all 5 of the Mixed Fours team.

    A special mention to Hazel Guttridge who reached the Final of the Ladies Singles. Hazel played really well, taking a healthy lead and looking safe before a superb comeback from Marie Carmen Foletti saw her just pipped at the post. Hazel was holding two bowls for game before the final bowl of Marie Carmen trailed the jack back to her waiting bowls to pick up the three shots she needed to win. Congratulations to Hazel for gettng to the Final.
    For more information see the Malaga FAB website Summer Championships