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The Bullfight Club of Calasparra awards the prizes corresponding to the 2018 Season (03/03/2019)

More than two hundred fans attended this Saturday afternoon the awards ceremony for the 2018 season in Calasparra, at a gala that was held at the local restaurant La Daya, presented by Pedro M. Mellinas and organized as every year for the Taurino Club of Calasparra.

The bullfighting clubs and associations of the town and the Region of Murcia were represented at the event.

Along with the mayor of Calasparra D. José Vélez and the president of the Club Taurino D. Francisco García, presided over the gala by the president of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia D. Fernando López Miras and the government delegate D. Diego Conesa.

Present were the counselor of the presidency, Mr. Pedro Rivera, the regional general director, Mr. Francisco Abril, and the regional deputy, Mr. Jesús Cano, among other regional and local authorities.

In the first place, the Awards of the IV Taurine Photography Competition were presented, awarded to Juan Merino Moreno and José Manuel García Torrente.

Next, Mr. Tomás Ruiz was named Honorary Member.

Next, it was the turn for the prizes corresponding to the XXIX Taurine Rice Fair.

Better pujazo to Juan José Esquivel, Remove the danger granted to José Manuel Mas.

Better pair of banderillas executed by Juan Carlos Rey.

Maxime Solera's best thrust.

Detail for the memory "Ángel Rodríguez Moya", was granted to Eulalio García, mayoral of the bullring of Calasparra.

Best bull, "Montañés", from Valdellán cattle ranch, and Miura was awarded as the best novillada.

After collecting their awards, they thanked the concession, while highlighting the importance for them of having been the best in a fair of prestige and the demand of Calasparra.

The Annual Distinctions of the Calasparra Taurine Club were presented at the same event, being worthy of them: José Ángel Moya, the Valdellán cattle ranch, the bullfighter Emilio de Justo, the Polytechnic University of Cartagena and the president of the plaza de bulls of Málaga Ana María Romero.

The award given by the Young Bullfighters Calasparra, youth section of the Bullfighting Club, was awarded to photographer Pedro Laforet.

Before the final turn of interventions by the authorities, the highlight came with the delivery of the Golden Spike Trophy to the novillero winner of the Rice Fair 2018, awarded to Adrien Salenc.

The speeches of Francisco García, president of the Bullfighting Club of Calasparra, closed the event and he thanked the fans and authorities for their presence in the first place.

He said that the Club will continue to defend the bulls and the Calasparra Fair, encouraging the fans throughout the year and working for the Fiesta.

He also took advantage of the presence of the authorities to demand more public support for the defense and promotion of the bullfighting culture.

Then, the mayor of Calasparra José Vélez reaffirmed the institutional commitment of the City Council for the bulls, making a passionate defense of the Fiesta.

He reminded those present of the importance of bullfighting for Calasparra, both culturally and economically and socially.

He thanked his work and congratulated the people and associations that work for the bulls in the town.

Next came the government delegate Diego Conesa, highlighting the importance of the values ​​that inspire bullfighting.

He also highlighted the cultural contribution of bulls and fusion with other arts.

He related what he enjoyed in Calasparra when he lived a full bullfighting day from confinement to bullfighting.

The event was closed by the president of the Autonomous Region of Murcia Fernando López Miras, who defended the freedom of the fans and showed in his speech the commitment of the Government of the Region of Murcia with the Fiesta de los Toros, with events such as recent International Congress of Bullfighting, as well as the social and economic importance of the bullfighting culture in the Region of Murcia.

Photos: Pedro Laforet

Source: Club Taurino de Calasparra

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