Monthly Archives: August 2018

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/


Open Triples Tournaments

The Northern and Southern Triples Tournaments were held this past weekend.  The smoky air almost cancelled the events but a good breeze in Edmonton improved the air quality and the Calgary competitors were a very hardy bunch.  Thank you to the Highlands and the Stanley Park clubs for hosting the events.

And the winners were:  Gerald Hoffe, Pat Vos and Shannon Ross Watson for the Northern event and Dwayne Hauck, Justin Dusablon and Mike O’Reilly for the Southern event.   Congratulations to all the players!  For further results see the Provincial Results page: https://bowlsalberta.com/events/provincial-results/

 


Mixed Pairs Medalists

Category : News Item 2018

Eight teams competed in the 2018 Mixed Pairs Championships this year, a small fraction of past years!  But competition was still fierce, the weather was memorable, and no one was around but the players and the umpire and drawmaster when it was all over.  A much different tournament than most in many ways!

 

Kieth Wylie, playing with Shannon Roden, took the Gold and hoisted the President’s Mixed Pairs Championship trophy.  They will represent AB at the Canadian Mixed Pairs Championships being held the 2nd week of September in Qualicum Beach, BC. This will be Shannon’s first experience at a national event!

Two of our veterans, Roger Allen and Julie Ford, took the Silver.

Kevin Dusablon, with his wife Brittany as lead, took the Bronze.  This is their first medal performance in our province and was Brittany’s first provincial tournament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mixed Pairs Championships

Category : News Item 2018

Commonwealth Club in Edmonton is set to host the provincial Mixed Pairs Championships this coming weekend. For further information and for the preliminary draw see the Next Tournament Information Page.

 

Plan to drop by and enjoy the games.  The Gold medalists of this Championship get to represent AB at the Canadian Mixed Pairs Championship being held in Qualicum Beach in September.

 

Good luck to the 8 registered teams!


Classic Tournament by Barb & Ken Olsvik

A huge shout out to Barb and Kenny (Specialty Turf Care) who hosted another classy tournament this past weekend at the Calgary Lawn Bowling Club. This tournament might not be the largest in Alberta in participant numbers but it is the largest and best AB tournament in regards to sponsorship and prize money awarded and in attraction of players from a variety of clubs and even provinces!  Probably the loudest one as well when you factor in the excitement of the players and the fabulous music!  A fantastic time was had by all the players!  Thank you Barb, Ken, the family of Derek who helped out in a variety of ways, and to Calgary Lawn BC.

Below is a selection of photos….for more see the Calgary Lawn Bowling page on Facebook.