Darts away one last time

A large number of members arrived on Sunday March 31st for the final day of the 2018-2019 darts season. A special thank you is owed to Jeff & Marg Machan and Alan & Joan Hall who volunteered last year to serve as convenors for this popular club activity. Players arriving were surprised to … [Read more...]

Outdoor cleanup

Saturday March 30th saw an enthusiastic group of members complete our annual outdoor cleanup. Ideal weather made for pleasant working conditions. It was difficult however to work when the excellent looking greens beckoned to have a bowl rolled on them. That day isn’t far off but first we invite … [Read more...]

Short Mat Bowlers visit Nanaimo LBC

Welcome Cake! Familiar Face Jim Brown At the invitation of the short mat bowlers of the Nanaimo Bowling Club, nine bowlers from Oak Bay LBC traveled to Nanaimo to play some social short mat bowling. It should have been ten, but the author (me) came down with a nasty cold and, rather than … [Read more...]

Final Short Mat Tournament of the Season

The club held its final Short Mat Tournament of the season in  Anderson House (two mats) and Carnarvon House (one mat). The club enjoyed a turnout of 36 players which equalled the record turnout for our February Tournament. As in Feb this gave us 12 teams of triples, which meant we played with … [Read more...]

A house to bowl you over

It won’t be long before we’re once again back on the greens enjoying a friendly game of bowls. What will be new? To begin with we will be able to enjoy a newly renovated Anderson House. The improvements have already been widely reported but some major ones are worth repeating – a handicap ramp … [Read more...]

Where’s OBLBC?

It might be easier to find Waldo than the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club! For years it has been common to have neighbours living within a few blocks of our club tell us that they weren’t aware of our existence. We have tried different means to address this problem and make the public aware of our … [Read more...]

News from Lakehill Short Mat Championship

Well a changing of the guard at the Lakehill Short Mat Tournament played last weekend Feb 22-24th. Last year Svend and June Klausen with Bud Randall won the A Flight at the 2018 Lakehill Short Mat Tournament Well, there is a new champion!  Andrew Harley with his team from Oak Bay put together a … [Read more...]

Short Mat Tournament February 16th, 2019

The club held its third Short Mat Tournament of the season in  Anderson House (two mats) and Carnarvon House (one mat). The club enjoyed a record club turnout of 36 players plus a couple of spares. This gave us 12 teams of triples, which meant we played with 3 pools of 4 teams. This gave each … [Read more...]

Pill bottles

For several years empty pill bottles have been donated by club members. These bottles, dropped off at the club, were sent to Doctors Without Borders for use in underdeveloped countries where they would replace paper to wrap pills which became susceptible to moisture and accidental access by children … [Read more...]

Tips & Tricks

As a website visitor you might not have noticed a useful feature for locating information. It’s the simple search box. Search boxes are not new but many websites don’t provide them and that can make locating specific information difficult and time consuming. You’re probably familiar with “Googling” … [Read more...]