Prepare & Pre-prayer

Preparations continue for the 2018 World Short Mat Bowls Championships. Our five members of Team Canada are shown proudly wearing their new team jackets. Soon they will also receive their team shirts. These club members will make up one quarter of the Canadian Team. Our members were … [Read more...]

An indoor club for now

A camera-happy club member dropped by the club on a wet and soggy February 17, 2018 to take a few photos of our club in "slumber mode". As you can see in the following photos, our wooden entrance sign is a little tired looking but there are plans in the works to have it replaced. An industrious … [Read more...]

Strömstad draws nearer

The countdown continues to the World Short Mat Bowls Championships. Less than a month to go before play begins and our club members are all but living on the mat as they continue to hone their skills in preparation. Brent Jansen will depart on March 5th to first visit family in Denmark. David … [Read more...]

Short Mat Tournament February 3rd 2018

Short Mat Tournament February 3rd,  2018 Saturday February 3rd saw the first short mat tournament of 2018. Thirty players gathered in Carnarvon and Anderson house to play a series of triples games. The 30 players made up 10 teams of three players drawn randomly from the RSVP sign-up of skips, … [Read more...]

Looking back

In December 2010 Publicity Director Chris Slade published the results of a comprehensive survey conducted for the purpose of obtaining feedback from members. The results would help guide the Executive in the management of the club. While somewhat dated the survey nevertheless makes an interesting … [Read more...]

Machan Magic

Jeff Machan (skip) and Ontario based partner Bob Christie won the B Section of the Sun City (Arizona) Men's Pairs tournament held on the fast paced outdoor carpet of the Fairway Lawn Bowling Club. This tournament attracts many of the best bowlers in North America. Congratulations Jeff from your … [Read more...]

Executive meets

Winter months are often thought of as the "off season" but it is a very active period for the Executive Committee. Many planning meetings take place to prepare for what will hopefully be another enjoyable outdoor season of bowling and socializing Even the flu season didn't prevent a quorum of the … [Read more...]

Mat News

Winter activities of all types continue at the club. The photos below are from a January 15th league short mat game between Sandy & Rod Armitage and Suzanne & Erik Ewen. The Scotch Pairs game was preceded by a flu season elbow bump rather than the traditional handshake. At the halfway … [Read more...]

Let’s send them packing

David Anderson, Andrew Harley, Brent Jansen and Mitch O'Brien have returned from Toronto having competed in the 2017 Canadian Short Mat National Championships. The National Championships took place in Toronto from November 21 to 25 under the guidance of David Burrows, President of the Canadian … [Read more...]

CTV Sports Anchor checking out Short Mat Team

CTV Sports Anchor Jordan Cunningham paid a visit to the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club to check up on our Canadian Short Mat champions. The team was busy practising for the World Championship to be held in Strömstad, Sweden March 16th to 18th, 2018. Update: Jordan's report aired on CTV News Vancouver … [Read more...]