Heading Home

Published on behalf of Andrew Harley   Well here we are on the way home. Uneventful start. Early rise at the Landvetter Airport Hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden. Rising at 4 am with breakfast at 4:30 and a walk over to the Airport at 5 am. Usual check-in procedures, security checks and then … [Read more...]

Chris wins two today

Published on behalf of Andrew Harley Well we’re not bringing home the Gold Medal, but we’re having a good time. Competition here is fierce but friendly. These are the best short mat players in the world. They play and practice year round. Hard to keep up with such dedication. However, we only had … [Read more...]

Day 4 – Opening Ceremony

Published on behalf of Andrew Harley.   Is it really day 4? Things are moving along quickly. This morning was a lie-in morning - quiet anyway. At noon we are having a Canada Team meeting. In the meantime, the Oak Bay team relaxed at the cottage. When I left Victoria last Sunday on the … [Read more...]

Brent in Swedish Jail

Published on behalf of Andrew, Brent, Chris, David and Mitch   Well, here we are in the little cottage which is very pretty. But, you have to be rather careful negotiating the inside stairs. Three of the bedrooms are upstairs in the attic which is accessed by a set of open plan steps. … [Read more...]

Day 2 In Sweden

Well I have to say, the hotel is pretty nice. The group gathered for breakfast, (included in the hotel price), although it took a bit to winkle Brent out of bed! The breakfast was totally amazing and David made the most of it, going back for thirds! After breakfast we explored the bus/train … [Read more...]

Sweden, Here We Come

The short mat Team departed Victoria for Sweden at the civilized hour of 12:20 . David, Chris and Andrew arrived at the airport with Cathy Denny at the wheel of David’s Ford Escape. Thank you Cathy. The check-in was uneventful except that David left one of his bags in the car...David’s frantic call … [Read more...]

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...]