Malaga News.

Corona Virus Restrictions

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 we 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.

Update 29th May 2020. Malaga will move in to Phase 2 on Monday 1st June

Go to our Corona Virus page for more information.

Update 12th May 2020 - Note These changes refer to Phase 1.
Today we received more information from Consejo Superior Deportivo (CSD) and the F.E.B.
Notification of Return to Training For The Sport Of Bowls
For those Provinces that have been allowed to transition to Phase 1, the conditions are established in which professional, High Level, High Performance, national interest and federated athletes can carry out their sports activity during this phase. Both the CSD and the FEB aim to promote the reactivation of Bowling while maintaining health security, activating the measures that guarantee the lowest risk in the development of our federated sport, mitigating the appearance of new cases and their spread. (FAB Website can be viewed here)


A translation and explanation of the bulletin can be found HERE

Download Original HERE
Download Complementary Bulletin HERE

On the 14th March the Spanish Government passed a decree putting the country in "lockdown". These strict restrictions mean that all Sports facilities will be closed until further notice.
All bowls activity will be suspended until these restrictions are lifted.
Please stay safe, stay at home and stay well.

Santa Maria Win Malaga Challenge Cup
In what has been a phenomenal season for Santa Maria Bowls Club, they have won the Malaga Challenge Cup in a close 110 - 103 shots victory against Lauro Golf Bowls Club
Report online Here

League Titles Decided
All three of the League titles have now been decided.
Congratulations go to Santa Maria Bowls Club who were comfortable winners of all THREE leagues. Details can be found on the various league result pages:
Tigers League results
Lions League results
Jaguars League results

Malaga Provincial Team in Narrow Defeat.
The Malaga Provincial Team played their annual friendly match against the Spanish National side at Indalo Bowls Club in Almeria, 25th & 26th January. An excellent result of 18 - 14 to Spain. Congratulations to everyone in the Squad! A report on the Match will be on-line soon.

Committee Meeting

The first full Executive Committee meeting of 2020 took place at Lauro Golf Bowls Club on 20th January. Minutes will be posted on line as soon as they are available.

2 Bowls Pairs

The Men's and Ladies 2 Bowl Pairs Competition get under way 28th and 29th January. These will be played at Saydo BC and La Posada BC, More details can be found here: 2 Bowl Pairs

Malaga Challenge Cup

The draw for this year's Malaga Challenge Cup (formerly the League Cup) was made on Sunday 17th November at Saydo Bowls Club. Due to start on the 18th January, the full draw can be found here: Malaga Challenge Cup

Team Malaga Trials

Trials for the Malaga Province Representative Team took place at the end of October. For more information on all things Team Malaga, have a look here here: Team Malaga 2020

League Season Now Under Way

All three of the new League fixtures have now begun. Early results and league tables are now on line and will be updated weekly. Check out how they are doing here: League 2019 / 2020

Andalusian Championships

Held at Santa Maria. Some of the finest bowlers in our region competed in this ultimate of competition in our region. Check out how they did here: Andalusian's 2019

Malaga Provincial Summer Championships 2019
Depending on your point of view, this is either the final competition of last season or the first competition of the new season. With a larger than expected entry, this competition was extended to 10 days (as it used to be) and is currently under way at Mijas Bowls Club.
Full information of matches, results, schedule of play etc can be found HERE

Malaga Provincial Championships
10 days of intense competiton see Santa Maria win 5 titles
Results and Report HERE

Malaga Provincial Champion of Champions
The Competition was held at Santa Maria BC this year. Congratulations to the Winners: Joe Stamper of Benalmadena BC and Lynda Hall of Santa Maria.
Results of every match can be found HERE

Malaga Beat Almeria To Retain Trophy
- 2nd Inter Provincial Championship

Two strong squads battled it out during 4 sessions over 2 days but Malaga win it again. Match report HERE

Malaga Tigers League - Winners Santa Maria BC
The final round of games were completed on Friday March 8th and the round had a lot to play for.
At the top of the league Santa Maria needed to secure 4 points to be crowned Champions with Lauro 7 points behind them and still in with a mathematical chance of overtaking them. Lauro did all they could with a 10-0 victory over Mijas but Santa Maria took a 6-4 victory away to Benavista to deservedly clinch their first title since 2007. Congratulations to the Club and its players.
Meanwhile at the other end of the table La Posada Warriors took a comprehensive 8-2 vistory over neighbouring Saydo Wasps to move off the bottom.

Results and Final League Table can be viewed HERE

Malaga Two Bowls Pairs
Held at a combined La Posada Bowls Club (Men's) and Saydo Bowls Club (Ladies) on the 3rd and 4th March.
Congratulations to winners Steve Ward and John Wilson (Mijas BC) and Wendy Pemberton and Eleanor Morgan (Benavista BC)
Information about the Competition and Reports can be found Here.

Malaga Challenge Cup
The Final of The Challenge Cup took place on Sunday 11th February at 10.30am, between Mijas Lawn Bowls Club and Santa Maria Bowls Club at the nuetral venue of Miraflores. Sponsored by The Sports Shop in Fuengiirola the winners were presented with the Phil Parnell Trophy. Congratulations to Santa Maria who won a close Match 107-101.
Information about the Competition can be found Here.


The next Committee is the new AGM and will be held on 14th March at Santa Maria Bowls Club at 3.00pm. More details of the meeting Here.

The President's Fours

The Presidents's Fours took place at La Posada Bowls Club. Report on line Here.


The AGM for the coming season was held at:
Santa Maria Bowls Club
Thursday 4th October

The minutes are on line Here.

The Andalucian Championships 2018

Now finished and the final results and report can be found here

The Summer Championships 2018

Now finished and the final results and report can be found here

New League Season

As always we all eagerly await the new league season and with an extended Lions League this year it will be a very different league schedule.
See details here