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Summer sport in the Algarve – Bowls Algarve finals day

In Algarve,Portugal,Sports general on July 6, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Here’s how many of us retired persons spend our days here in the Algarve. A couple of sample pictures from yesterday’s Algarve Bowls League summer final day.

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The rest at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h11u03gk7fhfwb7/AAD75A8HDJ2kx70EvEvpzwP0a?dl=0

I managed to be bitten by some nameless bug and have a rather itchy and swollen leg!

There is an active lawn bowls scene across the Algarve all year around. Clubs are based near Praia da Luz (the venue above), Alvor, Balaia (near Albufeira), Albufeira itself at Clube Praia da Oura (winter only there), Almancil, Cabanas and near Tavira.

There are winter and summer leagues plus a host of individual inter club competitions for men and women. Clubs also have their own ‘in house’ competitions. New members are always welcome.

Clubs also welcome individual visitors and touring teams. Why not drop by if you are on holiday? Shoes and bowls are available for rental if needed. Some websites (not all clubs have one) :

http://www.balaiabowls.org
https://bowlsclub.org/club/9752/
http://www.tavirabowls.com/
http://www.valverdebc.co.uk/
http://www.alvorlawnbowls.com/
http://www.pedraslbc.com/

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Very good weather coming to an end?

In Albufeira,Sports general on March 13, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , ,

We have had several days of very good weather, daytime temperature reached 26ºC on Saturday, way above average for the time of year. Our visitors from Crediton Bowls Club on Friday enjoyed a similar day .

Today is a little cooler at only 15.6ºC at 1135am (about average for the time of year) and there is rain coming for tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday.

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Bowls in the Algarve

In Albufeira,Sports general on October 16, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , ,

Some photos and two short video clips from our recent game against a touring side from England.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5khp847t8p068ne/AAAm-az1LBXLxirvxNEl-Xqma?dl=0

I was called into the B team at short notice for Saturday’s game. The less said about my peformance and the overall result the better!