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 … [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...]

Bronze Medal in Singles

We’ll get to Andrew’s adventures later. But first, results from Day 2 tournament play. The day started with semi-finals and finals of the singles event. Brent made it through to the semi-finals to play Martin Foxhall, but came up a bit short in the end. Brent went on to win the Bronze medal in … [Read more...]

Singles Day

Down to business on the first day of competitive playing. Today was singles day; very busy 5 singles games of 15 ends each....pretty exhausting but it didn’t end there. This was round robin play followed by the first round of knock-out play. Everybody played well with Brent, David and Andrew … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Team on the Mats

We are finally on the mats today. There are eight mats and a show mat. Four of the mats are brand new, right out of the package and four are newish mats. The show mat is also new. All the mats are fast except the new mats which, being so new, are slower, just like our own new mat. We did spend some … [Read more...]

Oak Bay Team on the GO

Day 3 saw us take a trip into downtown Toronto. Taking the GO train into the city centre was easy; the station is a 10 min walk from our house with a 20 minute ride into city. No trip is complete without a ride up the CN Tower which is 1750 feet above the city. Walking over the glass walkway at the … [Read more...]