DAY 5 June 6th

DAY 5: June 6th After a good night’s sleep and chocolate chip muffins for breaky we were ready for another adventure filled day. My ‘shark love bite’ is a bit darker and swollen but I don’t have to amputate. We are headed to the sand dunes at Anna Bay (Birubi Point) a 15 minute drive from Pt … [Read more...]

DAY 4 June 5th

DAY 4: June 5th Started the day off with some grocery shopping at Woolworths to get snacks and beverages for the road trip. About 1 ½ hours up the coast we stopped at Newcastle Beach which is a popular recreational spot and home to Fort Scratchley a former coastal defence installation built in … [Read more...]

DAY 3 June 4th

DAY 3: June 4th Before leaving Sydney we once again went through the 4km Sydney tunnel under Pyrmont Bay and Darling Harbour then stopped at the Taronga Zoo which is just over 100 years old. We spent almost 4 hours amongst 4,000 animals of 350 different species that were waiting for us to feed … [Read more...]

Day 2 June 3rd

DAY 2: Took a 30 minute train ride to downtown Sydney. The station houses are all quite old fashioned looking with gables and filigree trim. Jaymee and Nathaniel did the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, 134m high and 1,390 steps plus fantastic views of the Sydney area. While they were doing the … [Read more...]

DAY 1: May 31st which turns into Aussie June 2nd

On route Victoria- San Francisco- Sydney. If you ever see ‘SSSS’ on your boarding pass be prepared to take off your shoes to go through the screening process of a body scan as well as a pat down, which I had to do in both Victoria and San Francisco. If the carry on screeners miss seeing this stamp … [Read more...]

Sidels in Oz

Jaymee and I have headed down under to participate in the 2017 Australian Open – YES, you read correctly I am also bowling in this tournament which takes place on the Gold Coast from June 10th - 23rd. We make up half of the women’s team.  Our partners are Shawna Bell from Kamloops and Anne … [Read more...]

About Bowling Abroad

This new blog reports on the international bowling exploits of our members. One of the great benefits of being a member of our club is that you can approach any of the 7,000 bowling clubs around the world and ask if you can play. Read all about our bowlers' activities in other countries. … [Read more...]

Gold again in Arizona

Jeff Machan (Oak Bay LBC) and Dave Gardner (Gordon Head LBC) won the Arizona Senior Open Pairs yesterday after three arduous days of bowling against stiff competition.   It would be most unusual -- and maybe even unknown -- for two players from the winning Arizona Senior Triples team … [Read more...]

Arizona Senior Triples

Oak Bay Bowler Jeff Machan and local bowler David Gardner participate in the Azizona Senior Triples "What a fantastic game was played for the Championship.  The team of Jeff Machan, John Duvall, and skip David Gardner gave up a 6 on the first end to the team of Bob Perry, Ron Rollick, and … [Read more...]

2016 North American Challenge

Background The North American Challenge is the largest North American continental bowls event of its kind. A challenge match between Canada and the United States, the tournament provides an international competition opportunity for both countries. Originally established in 1989, this tournament … [Read more...]