Novices Program

Novices Program for 2018

Early season training session

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

Note that this page is still being updated. Currently it has a mix of 2017 and 2018 items

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 in 2017: May 29, June 5, 12, 19. No signup necessary – just come at 12:45 to be ready.

As a special on Monday June 19, 2017 Donna Blackstock will organize a Fun Game 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

As of March 31, the 2018 dates for instruction and practice have not been confirmed.

Women’s Novice Invitational Fun Day, June 23, 2018

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, July 6, 2018

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, 2017 at 1 p.m. Mon July 10 at 6 p.m.

Wed, July 12, 2017 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 18-19, 2018

For men and ladies in separate events at our club. For details see 2018 Tournament Poster.

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

Pizza Night 2018

For all novice bowlers and newcomers to the club this season – free pizza for you and your guest! Friday night June 15. Bowl first, then pizza and celebrate with the club members. Arrive at 5:45 p.m.

Novice Bowls South Island City Finals Aug. 18-19 and  Sep. 1-2, 2018

The novice woman who wins our club competition is eligible to compete in the BSI Novice Women’s Singles Championship August 18-19 at Cowichan LBC. (No tournament poster available as of March 30, 2018.) Entry deadline is August 12.

The novice man who wins our club competition is eligible to compete in this BSI Novice Men’s Singles Championship September 1-2 at the Burnside Club. Entry deadline is August 26.