Playing for Monte Mar in the Ladies Pairs Lynne Armitage and Margaret Finlayson
After two challenging games Lynne and Margaret got through to the semi finals. In the semi finals Lynne and Margaret lead until the last two ends but lost to Kath and Ann from San Louis. They both thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing in the Champions of Champions.

The VCL started on Friday 5th April with a hard match against a team from Vistabella, which ended in a ten point to two defeat. Well done to the winning rink of Harry Dobson, Lynne Armitage, Alan Ashberry and skip Dave Melville.

The next match was away and saw us winning against Horadada. Well done to Lynne Armitage and John Hunt who played singles, Cliff Norris, Howie Williams skip Graham Smythe.
Points Monte Mar 7 – 5 Horadada.

Then came Quesada where we had a very good win. Both our singles won, well done to Joan Harding and Phil Goble. Well done to pairs Dianne Horsington and Jack Burrell, rinks Lynne Armitage, Chris Harding, Keith Simpson skip John Hunt.
Points Monte Mar 10 – 2 Quesada.

Our next home match saw us against a very strong team from Greenlands. There was a excellent comeback from our pairs Lynne Armitage and Colin Asmussen and our rinks Wendy and Iain Sheridan, Joan Harding skip Barrie Woodfine both teams winning on the last end.
Points Monte Mar 4 – 8 Greenlands.
Well done to all our VCL squad players.

On Tuesday 23rd April we held our first drawn Aussie Pairs. The competition was a great success and was played in good humour. The winners were Mick Soars and Ian Hamilton.

The monthly chicken run was attended by thirty seven members. The winners of the chickens was Lynne Armitage and John Hunt, Wendy Sheridan and Mick Soars won the eggs. Thank you to Sue and Les Bounds who donated the chickens and Julia and Ian Hamilton who donated the eggs.

On Saturday 4th May Monte Mar hosted the annual Four Nations. After the morning session England were in the lead, this all changed in the afternoon as Ireland once again were the winners. The Irish team with the most shots were Lynne, Tricia, Florence and Mike.

Thursday 9th May
The third Belfry Day was held on a lovely sunny day. Twelve teams of trips played for a hour on three different rinks. The winners were Harry Dobson, Mick Soars and Terry Cottle. After the competition we all enjoyed a carvery at the Belfry where the winners were presented with their cup and medals.

On June 9th Gary Sams will be holding a art exhibition at LoungeD. Expressive landscapes, portraits, cityscapes, and seascapes. Telephone 661601899.

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