Sunday Morning Fun Club Session

Details of the Sunday Morning Fun Club Session can be found here. Please support this event,whic is our first event in a week-long program of events that will hopefully keep you entertained and make the 25th Anniversary of our Club a memorable one. Email us to book your place and indicate if you wish to stay for our Club Carvery for just €6.90 following the event.

We will have a Spider Competition at the start of proceedings, with 6 prizes up for grabs and the targets dotted around the green. Also, come in a funny/silly/original hat (optional) and you could be chosen for a special prize. We will also be holding a "free" raffle following the game.

Entry to the competition is just €2 each. There is also a special surprise Club gift for all members given out on the day.

1-Day In-House Competition

On Monday 8th July, there will be an in-house competition played over one day. The competition will be a Drawn Competition with prizes. Entry is FREE and only open to members of El Cid Bowls Club. The format has yet to be decided, and will be dependent upon the level of interest and the number of entries. In order for us to organise the event, can you either email us HERE, put your name down on the Club noticeboard or click on the button below and fill in the entry form. Closing date for entries will be Monday 8th July.

Beach Party at Rio Mar Beach

  • Organised Games (Best sandcastle etc;).
  • Bring your own chairs, picnic/BBQ & drinks.
  • Come on your own, with friends & family ..
  • ... the more the merrier!

Relax & have fun at the same time

Click HERE for a map of the location of Rio Mar Campsite, which is on the beach at Rio Mar.

1-Day Open Triples Competition

Originally billed as a 2-day Competition in the CBBA Calendar, due to our "coup" of managing to get Andy Thomson to agree to support out 25th Anniversary, this has now been amended to be a 1 day competition. All the usual fun and competitive spirit, just compressed into a one-day event.

3-Bowl triples format with prizes for the highest scoring top 3 places. 50 minute timed games with no knockout phases. Each team in each group gets to play all other teams in the same group.

If it's hot (& it probably will be), then bring your cozzie for a refreshing post-game dip in the pool.

Entry is €15 per team.

ECBC vs Spanish National Squad, then BBQ

ECBC vs Spanish National Squad followed by BBQ. A squad of players from the Spanish National Squad will be visiting us on Thursday 11th July and will play a team selected from El Cid Bowls Club, including Andy Thomson. The game is for a bit of fun, but I'm sure everyone will be playing to win. The game will be followed by a BBQ, including BBQ meats, salads, bread, potatoes, melon and sangria for just €10 a head. The format of the game will depend upon number of entrants and will be announced nearer the day. Please try and stay for the BBQ after the game and get to mingle with the Spanish International Players. Non match players are also welcome to spectate and enjoy the BBQ after the game.

Open Day & Sponsors

Come and try bowling for free. If you know someone who you think may be interested in giving bowls a try, then drag them down to th egreen on Friday 12th July where our expert bowlers can introduce them to the game to see if they like it.

We will also have various stalls selling a variety of goods and also stalls from some of our sponsors, who will be delighted to help you in any way they can. The Royal British Legion will also be there.

Please come along and support the day. Bring a friend and don't forget, if they subsequently join our club, there is a cash reward for successful introductions.

Andy Thomson Challenge

Fancy your chances against World Bowls Champion, Andy Thomson MBE for just €10??

Andy will be exclusively at El Cid Bowls Club, Benidoleig
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th July 2013, as part of our Jubilee Celebrations

For €10 each we offer you the chance to play the World Champion:


  1. Mini match played over 2 ends for 2 players with 2 bowls each against Andy, who has 4
  2. Digital photo of you with Andy on the green
  3. A signed certificate of your game against him and the result

Full advert for the Andy Thomson Challenge here.

Also for just €5 each we offer you the chance to be coached by the World Champion:


  1. 1 hour coaching session (in a group, with a maximum of 24 people) on a variety of techniques
  2. 30 minute Q&A Session where you get to ask Andy questions about any aspects of bowling

Full advert for the Andy Thomson Coaching and Q&A here.

Silver Anniversary Gala Dinner
Saturday 13th July 2013 - 7 for 7:30

Music & Entertainment provided by the fantastic Timewarp Duo
The menu for the Evening. Smart dress required with a silver theme. Black tie optional
You can make your menu selection for the evening using the button below or by adding your name and selection to the list on the Club noticeboard or by email HERE.
Jubilee Itinerary
Sun. 7th Jul
Fun Club Morning - Best Hat, Multiple Spider & Raffle, all for €2. Followed by El Cid Carvery for €6.90
Mon 8th Jul
1-Day In-House Competition - Format T.B.D on number of entrants
Tue 9th Jul
Beach Party at Rio Mar Beach, near Oliva Karting. Organised Games. Bring your own picnic/BBQ & drinks. Click HERE for map.
Wed 10th Jul
1-Day Open Triples Competition
3-wood Triples format. Competition has been designed for hot weather.
Thu 11th Jul
10:00 - ECBC vs Spanish National Squad followed by BBQ.
14:00-16:00 & 16:30-18:00 - Andy Thomson Challenge & Coaching /Q&A session.
Fri 12th Jul
All Day - Sponsors & Open Day. Sponsors Stalls, Cake Stall, Book Stall etc,

9:30 - 12:00,13:00-15:00, 15:30-17:00 -  Andy Thomson Challenge &  Coaching/Q&A session.
Sat 13th Jul
Gala Dinner Dance - Smart dress (Black Tie optional) with Silver Accessories.
Cava Reception at 7pm.
€20 per head (including tip). Menu here.