CTV Sports Anchor checking out Short Mat Team

CTV Sports Anchor Jordan Cunningham paid a visit to the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club to check up on our Canadian Short Mat champions. The team was busy practising for the World Championship to be held in Strömstad, Sweden March 16th to 18th, 2018. Update: Jordan's report aired on CTV News Vancouver … [Read more...]

Social Bridge Finishes with Lunch

The Tuesday Social Bridge finished the season with lunch followed by bridge. We will meet again on the 9 of January 2018. Anyone who would like to have a social game with help/instruction if needed is welcome to join us. … [Read more...]

Duplicate Bridge Luncheon

The Duplicate Bridge luncheon was held in Carnarvon House today. It looks to me like everyone was a winner. … [Read more...]

Thank You for Donations

December, 2017 The Executive and Members of the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club would like to thank the following local merchants and club members for their generous donations for the raffle at our Christmas Dinner 2017.   Barbara Weaver-Bosson Black Ball Ferry Line Café … [Read more...]

2nd Annual Inter Club Short-Mat Tournament

Oak Bay held its 2nd annual Interclub Short-Mat tournament on the weekend. Participation was up from last years tournament with 10 teams and 30 bowlers registered to play representing Victoria West, Lake Hill and Oak Bay Clubs. We even had one team entirely made up of 1st year bowlers who played … [Read more...]

Good-bye Toronto

On our last day but one, the team relaxed in downtown Toronto and went to the Royal Ontario Museum. There was a Viking exhibit which was symbolic of our trip to the World Championship in Sweden. I think this wraps up my Short Mat Tournament blog. Thank you all for reading and giving us your … [Read more...]

Next Stop – World Championships (Updated Dec 15)

The Oak Bay team, Andrew, Brent, David and Mitch have been invited to be part of the Canadian Short Mat team to represent Canada in the world championships in Strömstad, Sweden this coming March 15-18. The team has unanimously agreed to go, why wouldn’t we? A great chance play the best teams in the … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Wins Gold

Well finally, the bowlers managed to overcome the opposition and take the Gold Medal in the Fours event in the Canadian Short Mat Championships. Brent, David, Mitch and Andrew went through the rounds of the Fours without defeat! Everybody played well, and while there was some excellent bowlers in … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Wins Silver and Bronze Again!

Back to the bowling lanes. We did have the luxury of not having to play until 9 am. So, up at 7 am on our way to the bowling hall by 8:15 am. With Brent driving it takes about 30 mins. The bowling hall is a gym part of the Pentecostal Church on the Queensway. We did have the privilege of being shown … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Captures Silver and Bronze in Pairs

Another busy day at the Canadian Short Mat Championships. The day started with Brent and Mitch versus Andrew and David, playing in a pairs semi-final. This turned out to be a titanic struggle for supremacy. The game went to the 15th end, tied at 13-all; a one-end tie breaker for the right to play in … [Read more...]