Heading Home

Published on behalf of Andrew Harley   Well here 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 wait … [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...]

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...]