Latest News From Lauro Golf Bowls Club!

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