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Canadian Indoor Championship comes to a close

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A huge congratulations to the players from BC that swept the medals at the Canadian Indoor Championship held last week at Pacific Indoor Lawn Bowls Club.  Three of our AB players that participated, Jan Robinson, Claire Day and Greg Wilson, have been there several times and they all finished in the middle of the field. Two others, Pauline Wong and Mike O’Reilly were there for the first time and they discovered the challenge and the enjoyment of playing on the indoor carpet.

Thank you to our AB players for toughing it out against the home ‘court’ players and for some great games!  We are proud of your accomplishments.

 


50/50 Raffle Ticket draw completed!

Category : News Item 2018

On Friday, Oct. 26, with the assistance of a staff member from Bicycle AB, the draw was completed in the Bowls Alberta office. 981 tickets were sold….thank you to Trevor Pohle for organizing this event, to all those that helped sell tickets and of course to all those that purchased a ticket.  A pot of $981 goes to ticket #1582, purchased by Jill Slater.  Jill visited her mom, Gayell Slater, past president of Commonwealth LBC, one day last month when she was given the opportunity to purchase a ticket. With only two toonies on her, she bought two and one was the lucky winner!  Congratulations, Jill.

Video of the DRAW


Canadian Indoor Singles Championships

Category : News Item 2018

Five Alberta players are competing this week at the Canadian Indoor Singles Championships being held at the Pacific Indoor Lawn Bowling Club in Vancouver.  The women’s field is made up of 5 players from BC, 1 from SK, 1 from MB and three players from AB: Jan Robinson, Claire Day and Pauline Wong, our Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists.  The men’s field includes 3 players from ON and 3 from BC along with two from each of the provinces of MB and SK.  The field of 12 is completed with our two AB players, Greg Wilson and Mike O’Reilly, our Gold and Silver medalists.

You can follow the results on the Bowls Canada Indoor Singles Championship result page.  They are about half way through the competition with today being a big ‘moving day’.  Good luck to our AB players!

 


Latest Newsletter is ready!

Category : News Item 2018

The Fall Newsletter is ready:  there is a high resolution and a low resolution copy ready for your reading pleasure. Thank you to everyone that contributed to this final newsletter of the season!  And a big thank you to board member, Bob Selzler for his vision and drive to help make the newsletters a reality this year; well done, Bob.  And enjoy reading, everyone!


Canadian Mixed Pairs Championship

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The Canadian Mixed Pairs Championship was held last week at the Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club in BC.  Keith Wylie and Shannon Roden represented AB and had an outstanding week.  Congratulations to them on winning the Silver medal!!


Canadian Senior Triples Championships

Calgary Lawn Bowling Club did a marvelous job hosting the Canadian Senior Triples Championships last week!  The weather became very challenging but the warmth of the hospitality, the great lunches and continual snacks and the tight competition among the teams kept the players foraging ahead in their winter jackets, toques and mittens and armed with hand warmers. Check out the marvelous final video they had produced: 2018 Cnd Sr. Triples Championships.

 

Our women’s teams had a tremendous week as both teams got to stand on the podium when the competition came to a close!  Congratulations to Janette Mackie, Cathy Dallas and Christine Adams on the Gold and to Margaret Bruce, Sharon Brunelle and Cathy Wieliczko on winning the Bronze.

 

A huge congratulations to the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club, its Host Committee members and all the volunteers that made the Championships a most outstanding event!

 

 


Announcing the AB Indoor Singles Medalists

Category : News Item 2018

Thank you to Stanley Park for hosting the Indoor Singles championships this year.  Great games were played on their superb greens and the volunteers helped mark the games as well as provide great lunches and snacks.

Congratulations to Jan Robinson and Greg Wilson who both won GOLD again after winning the outdoor singles earlier this season.  The other medalists for the women were Claire Day taking the Silver and Pauline Wong securing the Bronze.  For the men, Mike O’Reilly won the Silver and Pat Bird took the Bronze.

Off to represent AB at the Canadian Indoor Singles Championships held the end of October at the Pacific Indoor Club in Vancouver are Jan, Claire, Pauline, Greg and Mike. Bowls Alberta acknowledges the generous support we receive from the Edmonton Indoor Club to send the players to the Championships.


Indoor Singles Championships

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The Indoor Singles Championships are set for this weekend beginning Friday evening, Sept. 7 at the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club in Calgary.  For further information check out the Next Tournament Information Page.

7 Women and 11 Men will be competing for the opportunity to represent AB at the Canadian Indoor Singles Championships being held Oct. 22 – 27 at the Pacific Indoor Lawn Bowling Club in Vancouver.  The medal rounds will be held on Sunday afternoon and is bound to feature some close exciting matches.  Plan to come out and cheer on the players!


The last few weeks!!

Category : News Item 2018

Much has happened since I left the office on August 17 only to return today and I am sorry for the lack of posting of many important events that occurred over that time span.  I will attempt to catch up with just a few highlights and links to pages on our website.

 

First there were the Open Triples held in Calgary and in Edmonton followed the next weekend by the Novice Pairs again held in both Calgary and Edmonton.  For the results of those events check out the Provincial Results 2018 page.  Participation in the events was great once again offering many of our new bowlers that introduction to competitive bowling. Thank you to the host clubs, Stanley Park, Highlands, Bow Valley and the Royal Lawn Bowling Clubs and the many volunteers that helped make the events successful.

 

Meanwhile the Canadian Championships for Pairs, Fours and Singles were held in Regina from August 22 to 29.  AB sent two women’s pairs and one men’s pairs teams along with one women’s and one men’s fours teams. Five of the players attending for pairs and fours stayed on for the last four days to represent AB in the Singles competition along with one additional player.  I hope you followed the results on the Bowls Canada website or on Facebook!  Many pictures were also posted on Facebook by both Bowls Canada and the Regina Lawn Bowling Club. You can check some out on the BCB Facebook page here.

 

Our AB players did great taking home two Gold medals and one Silver medal in pairs!  Our women’s fours team played strong and came away with fourth.  Our women’s team also took home the Lady Alexander trophy awarded to the team that secured the most points during the round robin tournament!  In the Singles we came up against some strong competition in certain pools, struggled through some games, and our overall outcome was down from previous years. A fourth in the women’s side was the top achievement.  Congratulations to all the players for their great playing, sportsmanship and great results.

 

 


Youth make their Statement

Category : News Item 2018

Our six young people that competed in the Canadian Youth Championships this year not only gained lots of great experience but created a terrific stir.  Spectators stopped to watch and ask who the players were.  The ‘curlers’ impressed many of their peers.  Our coaches were very proud of all the players!  And parents and grandparents came home from Winnipeg with huge grins and wonderful stories to tell.

‘Talk to a coach, a parent, a grandparent, or one of the players and get a first hand report!  Otherwise you’ll have to wait for our next newsletter and we’ll provide further details then.  Enjoy some pictures of the event below.  But for a full ‘album’ of pictures check out the Bowls Canada Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/BCBOfficial/