Archives for September 2016

Bowl for the Cure

Once again a large number of South Island lawn bowlers came together to raise money for the fight against cancer. It wasn't all fundraising but also an opportunity to compete one last time against friends before many of us part ways until next spring. On Saturday morning the clouds opened and it … [Read more...]

Short mat begins

The short mat was laid down in Anderson House on Friday September 16, two weeks earlier than usual, because the outdoor greens are now closed for the season. Jeff Machan, Carnarvon Cup winner and many times champion in outdoor tournaments, rolled the ceremonial first bowl. He rolled a perfect … [Read more...]

Anne Webster Women’s Triples

Four Oak Bay teams participated in the final BSI women's tournament of 2016, hosted by Lake Hill LBC. Three of our teams earned prize money. Unfortunately no photos are available. Results are as follows: A Event - 4th place.  Betty Walker (skip), Louise Mason (vice), … [Read more...]

Yarrow Cup Men’s Pairs

This year's Yarrow Cup Men's Pairs again had a full complement of 16 teams, one quarter of which were from Oak Bay. Unfortunately only one of our teams finished in the prizes. It was a well run tournament played on a fast green. The Canadian Pacific host club put on a spread of light food … [Read more...]

Campbell Cup

    The Ladies League Campbell Cup wrapped up on Sept. 2nd, after 17 weeks of play. The ladies gathered at the club every Friday morning for Scotch Pairs competition. Pairings were done at random. We were lucky with the weather this year and never missed a day of play. A … [Read more...]

Labour Day Quaddie 2016

Labour Day Quaddie 2016 A cool, damp day greeted the bowlers Labour Day 2016. The quaddie consists of team of four players, Skip, 3rd, 2nd and Lead. All players play three 14 end games. First the teams split into two pairs, then the next game is a singles game and a triples, and finally in the … [Read more...]

Carnarvon Cup Results 2016

After a great season of playing, the Carnarvon Cup wrapped last Tuesday. Every Tuesday morning for 17 weeks the men gathered at the Oak Bay Bowling Club for pairs competition. Mother Nature treated us kindly for the final competition, the rain threatened but never quite made it. The competition was … [Read more...]

Results – Men’s Novice Champ of Champs

Oak Bay's representatives - Jim Cliff and Stephen Rikley - acquitted themselves admirably at this year's Men's Novice Champ of Champs tournament, hosted by Burnside LBC. Unfortunately, success, as normally defined, eluded both members. Success however can be measured in various ways. Many of the … [Read more...]