Novices Program

Novices Program for 2017

Early season training session

Updated May 25, 2017 with tournament poster for Men’s Novice Social tournament at Victoria LBC June 17.

Training and special events for new bowlers

If you are a club member who is new to lawn bowling, you can improve your game with a number of training sessions organized by the club for you. There are also some novices-only competitive events that will introduce you to tournament play.

Instruction and Practice

Want extra help for your delivery of the bowls and line of aim? For novice bowlers and members who wish to refresh, there will be four training sessions organized by Dolores Troyer, who will be assisted by other coaches.

Every Monday: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Dates – May 29, June 5, 12, 19. No signup necessary – just come at 12:45 to be ready.

As a special on Monday June 19, Donna Blackstock will organize a Fun Game 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Women’s Novice Invitational Fun Day, June 24 

Host club is Juan de Fuca. We go as a group with some coaches. Deadline for names is June 15. For details see tournament poster.

Men’s Novice Invitational Fun Day, June 17

Host club is Victoria. Deadline for names is June 15. For details see tournament poster.

Singles Training for all Novices

Three dates – Signup Sheet on Coaches Board –

Wed, July 5 at 1 p.m. Mon July 10 at 6 p.m.

Wed, July 12 at 1 p.m. (if necessary)

At one of the evening sessions umpire Harnam Grewal will explain and demonstrate the proper way to measure the position of a bowl.

Novice Club Competition July 19-20

For men and ladies in separate events at our club. For details see Club Tournaments page.

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Click on these photos from the 2015 Novices tournaments to enlarge them. More photos . . .

Pizza Night

For all novice bowlers and newcomers to the club this season – free pizza for you and your guest! Friday night July 7. Bowl first, then pizza and celebrate with the club members. Arrive at 5:45 p.m.

Novice Bowls South Island City Finals Aug. 31 – Sep. 3

The novice man who wins our club competition is eligible to compete in this BSI Novice Men’s Singles Championship September 2-3 at the Burnside Club. Entry deadline is August 26.

The novice lady who wins our club competition is eligible to compete in this BSI Novice Women’s Singles Championship Thursday evening August 31  and September 2-3 at the Juan de Fuca Club. Entry deadline is August 24.