Archives for June 2017

DAY 3 June 4th

DAY 3: June 4th Before leaving Sydney we once again went through the 4km Sydney tunnel under Pyrmont Bay and Darling Harbour then stopped at the Taronga Zoo which is just over 100 years old. We spent almost 4 hours amongst 4,000 animals of 350 different species that were waiting for us to feed … [Read more...]

Wonder Women

It's little wonder that Oak Bay has achieved another success at a BSI tournament. This time it was the women's fours team skipped by Linda Carswell-Bland who finished second at the Gordon Head LBC hosted South Island Women's Fours. Congratulations ladies! … [Read more...]

Day 2 June 3rd

DAY 2: Took a 30 minute train ride to downtown Sydney. The station houses are all quite old fashioned looking with gables and filigree trim. Jaymee and Nathaniel did the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, 134m high and 1,390 steps plus fantastic views of the Sydney area. While they were doing the … [Read more...]

DAY 1: May 31st which turns into Aussie June 2nd

On route Victoria- San Francisco- Sydney. If you ever see ‘SSSS’ on your boarding pass be prepared to take off your shoes to go through the screening process of a body scan as well as a pat down, which I had to do in both Victoria and San Francisco. If the carry on screeners miss seeing this stamp … [Read more...]

Sidels in Oz

Jaymee and I have headed down under to participate in the 2017 Australian Open – YES, you read correctly I am also bowling in this tournament which takes place on the Gold Coast from June 10th - 23rd. We make up half of the women’s team.  Our partners are Shawna Bell from Kamloops and Anne … [Read more...]

Central Saanich BSI Men’s Pairs

A full complement of 16 teams participated in this year's tournament. Included were four teams from Oak Bay. The only Oak Bay team to finish in the prizes was the team of Eric Ballinger and Erik Ewen. Erik is a second year member who was playing in his first BSI tournament. … [Read more...]

June Mixed Quaddie

Another fun club tournament known as a Quaddie took place on Saturday June 3rd. This event was a mixed Quaddie consisting of eight teams. For those unfamiliar with the term Quaddie, it consists of a team of four players. During the first game the team breaks into two teams of pairs to play other … [Read more...]


Our Chip-in box is located just inside the door of Anderson House. The box is currently empty so we sure could use a few donations.  Please help and chip in. Thanks. … [Read more...]

Rose Bowl Women’s Pairs

No photo for semi Finalist in C Flight, Helen Kempster and Jennifer Letkeman. Congratulations to all the Oak Bay teams competing in the Rose Bowl as all teams returned for the second day of competition.   Reporting by Karen Evans, Games Chair, OBLBC … [Read more...]

Barry Skinner Memorial Open Mixed Pairs

Another successful Barry Skinner Memorial Open Mixed Pairs finished on Wednesday, May 31st, following three days/evenings of one 16 end game per day. A total of 24 teams entered including four from Oak Bay. Prize monies were awarded to seven teams and all four Oak Bay teams finished in the … [Read more...]