Archives for May 2016

Miller Cup 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the Miller Cup Tournament held at the club the weekend of May 28th and 29th.  Results were as follows: Weather conditions were a bit challenging for Saturday's play, with wind and rain for part of the day, but only resulted in one rain delay of … [Read more...]

Victoria Day dinner a success

The first catered dinner organized by this year's new Dinner Committee was held on Victoria Day, May 23rd, after a fun day of bowling. Seventy-one members attended. The comments we received about the dinner and various activities were very positive. The 50/50 draw took in $264 and the lucky … [Read more...]

The bear facts

Over many years a plastic money bank in the form of a bear sat on a small ledge connected to the club's flagpole. The bear would be put out by the drawmaster or tournament manager prior to bowling. It's purpose being that when a player delivered a bowl on a wrong bias, custom held that the culprit … [Read more...]

Adopt a Newbie

Why not invite a newer member to join your team for one of the Bowls South Island (BSI) tournaments? There are several members who are displaying a skill level and game knowledge that make them ready now to play in tournaments at local area clubs. Please support the continuing development of our … [Read more...]

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Victoria Day Triples

A total of 66 bowlers took part in the Victoria Day Triples, our first club tournament of the season; and over 70 club members stayed on for the first dinner of the year. The weather cooperated, and we saw some very impressive bowling by some of this year's novices.  Well done everybody, … [Read more...]

New Tournament

Do you remember the online Dinner Survey that we conducted in January this year? Ever wonder whether anything changed because of it? The new Burger and Bowls Tournament shows the Dinner Committee was paying attention. The Survey was answered by 52 members, who were generally happy with the … [Read more...]

Shirley Tucker thanks

Thank you to everyone for the lovely birthday party May 7th. I received so much pleasure from the friendship of the members of the bowling Club over the past thirty two years. It has all resulted in a very happy retirement. The party was overwhelming, the balloon is still up high in my living … [Read more...]

Club’s senior member celebrates birthday

On Saturday May 8, 2016 seventy members of the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club were present for tea and birthday cake, to celebrate the 99th birthday of the club's oldest member, Shirley Tucker. Shirley was born in Saskatchewan, and moved to Victoria when she was two years old. She attended Sir James … [Read more...]

Friday Visitors Night

Under blue skies and warm temperatures, the club's first Friday Visitors Night of 2016 got under way on 6 May. A total of 36 bowlers came out despite many women having already played that morning in the first day of the season-long Campbell Cup women's pairs competition. The evening draw included … [Read more...]