Spring forward

While our first day on the greens is still some weeks away, preparations of every type continues. On March 20 a small group of members were inside Carnarvon House working on details for our first open house March 25. While this open house is expected to be largely an indoor affair, we hope to have a … [Read more...]

Mystery man identified

A Google image captured a fellow later identified as club member John Dolman.  John is seen here taking a piece of plastic to his home workshop to begin construction of two tablet computer holders which are now located in Anderson House and Carnarvon House. It’s contributions like this … [Read more...]

New Club Clothing

After considerable consultation and research, the Executive has approved several new items of club clothing: Shirt, Vests and Hat. Below are photos of these new clothing options that will be available to view, try-on and order at the Semi-AGM on April 8. At that time members wishing to place an … [Read more...]

Using the online phone book

Update March 27, 2018. Technical difficulties reported earlier have been resolved. Minor changes have been made to text. Did you know you can follow along as your friends renew their membership in the club for 2018/19? Just open the phone book under "The Club" > "Members Only" and > … [Read more...]

Short Mat Tournament – March 10, 2018

Our third and last Short Mat Tournament of the season was held on Saturday 10th March.  These one day tournaments have been really successful this year, due to the fact that we have a third Mat in Carnarvon House. Small tables complete with flowers from Sandy and Rod's garden surround the … [Read more...]

The hour draws near

              The hour draws near   2018 Short Mat Bowls World Championships - Strömstad, Sweden As Andrew Harley wrote in his message to members, four of our five team members will leave tomorrow (March 11) for Sweden, with one, Brent Jansen having … [Read more...]

Fundraising here

SHORT MAT BOWLERS TO 2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Five members of the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club - David Anderson, Andrew Harley, Brent Jansen, Mitch O'Brien and Chris Slade will compete in the 2018 Short Mat Bowls World Championships to be held in Strömstad, Sweden from March 16 to 18, … [Read more...]

Short Mat Bowlers from Nanaimo

Short Mat Bowlers from Nanaimo Bowling Club What a welcome sight to see the up island bowlers arrive for a visit to Oak Bay Bowling Club. A dozen short mat bowlers from Nanaimo arrived at OBLBC for a day of friendly short mat bowling. After the chaos on the Malahat the previous day, it was … [Read more...]

On the lighter side

  Have you heard what's going on behind the scenes as our short mat team prepares for Sweden?   How were they able to consult him?   They said they'd use our donations to rent a van but isn't this a little over the top?   Barcodes are everywhere today (Why does the … [Read more...]

Youth bowling news

While not as exotic as a bowling trip to Sweden, Luci Ewen ventured north of the Malahat to participate in a provincial youth indoor bowling competition held at Qualicum Beach LBC, February 17 & 18. Although she did not finish in the prizes, Luci nevertheless gained valuable competitive … [Read more...]