THE BOWLING YEAR - 2017!
Happy New year! Bowling is only 3 months away! We will have use of the clubhouse from April 1.
A preliminary Events list is available for planning your summer; but note that it is subject to change before bowling starts. each club has yet to finalize their calendars.
You can also consult the District 16 web site [http://olbdidtrict16.weebly.com] and the OLBA site [www.olba.ca]
Check the Events List and Calendar to plan your year.
Please remember that street shoes are not allowed on the playing surface; you must change into flat-soled shoes at the club. Also, Grippo, etc. is not permitted in order to protect the artificial surface.
See the Results Page for a reminder of the winners of the 2016 tournaments; photos are in the Gallery page. Keep up to date with Club news on the News page.
JOIN the CLUB.
If you haven't tried lawn bowling and don't know much about it, think of "Curling on grass in the sunshine"! You can also check it out on YouTube; e.g. 2014 National Mixed Pairs Lawn Bowling Championship Gold (youtube.com/watch?v=tNifSh3nvss) is a great example of playing outdoors with "curling like" takeouts while Australian Open 2011 Mens Pairs Final (youtube.com/watch?v=topOZxjlk6u) clearly shows how the bowl curves as it travels to the head; the bowl does the curving without any assist from the bowler!
New members, and especially those new to the game, are welcome at any time. The club provides coaching and equipment (bowls) to those who want to try the game for the first time, or want to renew an old interest. Bowling is a low cost opportunity for some exercise and friendship. The annual membership fee is $140 but only $80 for new members in their first year. See the New Member Information page for more details.
Club bowling may begin as early as April 1, depending on the weather! Until the weather warms up, sessions start at 1.30pm, Monday to Friday, and then switch to 9.30am, usually in mid-May. As the temperature drops in the fall, sessions return to the 1.30pm start. Evening sessions (Mon, Wed), starting at 7.30pm, take place during the periods of morning sessions, usually from mid-May till mid-September. The changes from afternoon to morning and vice-versa are posted.
Bowlers who wish to play in a given session should be present at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.