U3A Oliva

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Lawn Bowls Group

Group Leader: Trevor P

Deputy Group Leader: Don B

Email: lawnbowls@u3aoliva.org

When: Mondays 13:30-16:30, weekly

Where: El Cid Bowls Club in Benidoleig Map

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If you would like more details or to be an active participant in the group, please contact the leader via the email above.

About Our Group

Oliva U3A Bowls have an agreement with El Cid Bowls Club to play on a Monday afternoon. El Cid Bar and Restaurant, under separate management,  provide a range of facilities including hot and cold drinks.

Location – El Cid Bar, Restaurant & Bowls, Carretera Benidoleig-Pedreguer, km 1, 03759, Alicante, Spain.

The group normally play in a friendly and relaxed way for a few hours every Monday afternoon. Starting at 1.30 (10.00 in the summer) after registration and green fees we draw for partners and opponents for the afternoon and mostly play pairs with four bowls.

For those who would like coaching, especially those who are new to the game, we will give guidance on techniques and etiquette of the game.

Green fees for each person is eight euros for each session collected at the start of the session and includes the use of Bowls. Note, many members use the club bowls along with other equipment. There is no Green fee  on the first occasion.

Clothing and Equipment – The El Cid Club would like players to be in whites but will accept something close. Footwear can be tricky the purpose of the rules is to protect the playing surface so insist on a different shoe for playing. A flat non heal smooth sole shoe is normally acceptable, as are stocking feet.  Please note for the first couple of occasions come as you wish.

At the pavilion located in the corner of the play area there is a selection of all size bowls for your use. Plus all the support equipment like mats, jacks, score cards and boards, and would you believe sun hats. Our Group box also has measuring tape and chalk.

Refreshments are permitted at each end of the rinks but must never be taken onto the green.

The internet links above are helpful and are recommend especially if you’re new to El Cid Restaurant and Bowls Club