Andrew Dardano Memorial Tournament 2018
The Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club held the 2nd annual Andrew Dardano Memorial Tournament on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The tournament was established to remember and honour our long time member and friend who passed away a couple of years ago on April 1, 2016.
There was a full slate of 16 teams from the Richmond LBC, Granville Park LBC, Dunbar LBC, Kerrisdale LBC, Stanley Park LBC, and New Westminster LBC as well as the Vancouver LBC. It was a very hot and sunny day and teams enjoyed competing in 4 – 10 end games. In the end the teams from Richmond prevailed as they took the top 3 spots each having 4 wins with the ranking determined by the number of points won.
First place (tied): Stephen Yung, Clement Law, Stanley Chow
First place (tied): Chris Grahame, Paul Choi, James Chen
Third place: Kelvin Lai, Peter Lee, Alan Chan
The tournament ran smoothly thanks to the efforts of our Games Chair, Jonathan Lee, and the numerous members who volunteered. The social side of the tournament also ran smoothly thanks to Donna Chan and the kitchen and social crew.
Finally, thanks to all the bowlers for participating in this friendly competition for the Andrew Dardano Memorial Trophy.
This year the weather cooperated for a great event.
The winners of the 2018 Tournament of Roses were:
First Place, Richmond
Second Place, Maple Ridge
Third Place, North Vancouver
To all members
Spring comes, flowers blossoms, our gate opens, bowling seasons starts.
The Opening Day of this new bowling season is April 28 (next Saturday) 1pm, and cleanup inside and outside preparation day is April 21 (this Saturday) 9:30am.
**Mr. Stuart MacKinnon, Vancouver Park Board Chair, is coming at 1pm, on the Opening Day, to give a speech, and roll the first bowl, and maybe join us in a game or a few ends. Members can greet each other then.
Snacks and drinks will be prepared.
The weekly schedule of this bowling season is:
Sundays, Mondays and Saturdays—1:30pm & 3:30pm,
- See you on the Green!
We were honoured and very pleased to have excellent conditions for the inaugural Andrew Durdano Memorial Men’s Triples tournament.
Elmer offered a moving speech that listed the many contributions made by Andrew over his years of membership in our club. Most remembered will be his ever smiling personality, his deadly accuracy with the bowls, and Andrew’s wonderful dishes of pasta and desserts at our pot-lucks!
First place was ably taken by the winners of last year’s closing Glasgow & Ayrshire Tournament, Richmond 1.
Second place was from Stanley Park.
Third place was Vancouver 4.
Tied for 4/5 was Vancouver 1.
Pictured with the Vancouver teams is Andrew’s niece, Terry:
Thanks to Aki for these pictures.
We have set up a date for our club to visit CP Lawn Bowling Club in Victoria for an afternoon of social bowling with them.
The date is Wednesday July 26th with bowling starting at 1:00 p.m. We will take the 9 am ferry and arrive around noon or so. Amy will arrange for carpooling.
A sign up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board for anyone who is interested in attending to sign up.
Sadly, the all day rain forced a cancellation of this year’s main women’s event. Thank you to all the ladies who optimistically came out. And thank you to the organizers, who had everything prepared anyway.
It was Luigi who made the final call.
Luigi, DDC, hMDG, our Designated Dispatcher of Crows and honorary Major Domo of the Green, who invoked the 2″ Rooster Tail Rule: where the rooster tail behind a rolled bowl is determined to be in excess of 2 inches in height, the game shall be cancelled.
Oh well – next year…