Posts Tagged ‘bowls’


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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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) :


January 23rd Albufeira

In Albufeira on January 23, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged:

What were you doing today? Here in Albufeira it was 19ºC, a sunny day and we were at bowls practice. Just a couple of pictures. If you fancy a game while here, go to for information.




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.


What were you doing on Wednesday afternoon?

In Albufeira,Algarve,Portugal on February 23, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

This is where I was. 21ºC, sun beaming down from a cloudless sky. A lawn bowls match at Alvor, Portugal. It wasn’t as nice today (Thursday), stayed foggy and damp!

Alvor bowls club

Alvor bowls club

Alvor Bowls club

Alvor Bowls club


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.

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!


Some more bowls

In Albufeira on October 3, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

On Sunday, under a very hot sun, membes of the Balaia bowls club entertained a touring party from Bognor Regis, England.  Two matches were played. In the morning the results wasa 2-2 tie, in the afternoon Bognor won 3-1. A good day was had by all. They will be back in April i am told.

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As I was playing, or trying to, there aren’t many ‘action’ shots. There’s another game on Friday against a touring team so I will try to go more on the action then. I hope you don’t mind the blue sky.


My new sporting pursuit – bowls

In Albufeira on September 28, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged:

Outdoor bowling on grass. Got roped in a few weeks ago, had to stop for a while as I was away and also those fractured wrist bones.

Getting back into the swing of things now and practice yesterday was under a hot sun at Balaia Bowls Club, Albufeira. It’s more enjoyable than I thought it would be as there are several players with a similar lack of ability! There are some rather serious players though, with their own sets of woods (bowls) and all the accoutrements. Click to view, just five pictures.

There were fewer than usual as a match was being played over in Vilamoura.