Hallowe'en - Bernie with her pet rat





Hallowe'en - Carol Williams





Hallowe'en - David Thomson




Hallowe'en -

Bernie and Eddie Reid



Geoff Worrall on the mat in the final of the Lenny Matthews Memorial Trophy 2019.  His opponent Jim Bateman looks on.







And then it was Jim's turn to bowl.











Peter Harris acted as marker.















The two finalists together.











Congratulations to Elizabeth Harris, Thea Tushuizen, Peter Harris and Phil King who are the Bowls Algarve Mixed Fours Champions for 2018/19.  They played their final at Valverde on Wednesday 13th March against Gerry and Susan Kinane, Richard Fribbins and Carol Williams from Floresta.  The scores were level after eighteen ends so an extra end was needed which the Pedras four won by one shot.



The winners are pictured here just after vthey received their trophy at the Bowls Algarve presentation dinner at the Hotel Baia Grande in Albufeira on Sunday 24th March.




On a glorious Sunday morning in early February David Reilly succeeded in something that he had been attempting to arrange for some while; he brought Alex Marshall, one of the very best bowlers in the world, to Pedras.  Alex has a string of World, Commonwealth Games and other titles to his credit and has also been honoured by the Queen for his services to the sport.


Alex played a pairs match, partnering Peter Harris against David Reilly and Brian Holt.  Peter offered his thoughts on the experience:


What a charming and friendly guy Alex was, I played with him against David & Brian and after 7 ends we were 1-9 down, but we came back strongly to win 16-10.
Afterwards Alex had a chat with several of the members and answered many questions about his career in the game, plus the championships at Potters and his association with his pairs partner Paul Foster. He then demonstrated his versaylity by singing a duet with Bernie Byrne.
The photograph below shows Alex with with his playing companions.  




Alex with Tony Crawford, Dave Austin, Mary Mullane, Valerie and Brian Holt.








Alex with Thea Tushuizen, Elizabeth Harris still manage to be seen despite Peter Harris's efforts to blot them out.









Carole Hunter took her new bowls on to the green for the first time at roll-up on Sunday 18th November 2018.


Carole confided to our reporter that she was not really a 'pink' person but looking at the bowls and the trim on her jacket there seems to be room for some doubt.


Six happy bowlers reach a nail-biting last end.


Pedras's very own 'Voice of the Balls', Peter Harris works his alchemy to decide who will play with whom at the roll-up.


Easter Hat winners

The end of their 24hour marathon ... very well done

Ian & Graham

Fabulous ... if they get too close to the jack, you

distract them and I'll move it!!!