Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club visit to Granville Park Lawn Bowling
Club September 14, 2019
The Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club visited the Granville Park Lawn Bowling Club on Saturday, September 14, 2019 to join together for an afternoon of social lawn bowling. These home and away games in alternate years started in 2012 when the Granville Park visit our club as part of our 100th year activities. Our clubs started as one club but soon split into two clubs so we are really sister clubs enjoying a reunion each year. Mixing up the players from both clubs enabled us to learn more about other bowlers, to play on different green and to enjoy the clubhouse and the hospitality of the members during tea break. Unfortunately, this year, rain was the order of the day. We still managed to play a few ends for most teams; one team persevered and played a complete game of 10 ends.
Photo from Carol at Granville Park shows the determination of the bowler (Ming from VLBC) and the friendship and consideration of the other bowler from GP sharing an umbrella. While the rained dampened the play, we had more time to mingle and socialize with members of the Granville Park LBC. As usual, they set out their delicious and ample supply of beverages and sandwiches, cakes and fruit. Much thanks for those at GP who organized the bowling and for the members who worked in the kitchen. Our turn next year. Good weather, good bowling, good friends and good food!
The Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club held its Year End Triples
Tournament on Saturday, September 7, 2019.
On a warm overcast afternoon, 10 teams played 3 eight end games. Our games convenor, Amy, organized the draw
for teams and organized the play as an official tournament with trial ends,
score cards, score board, rules of play announced and umpire equipment on hand
for rulings if needed. And cash prizes
for the winners.
The games were all challenging and competitive.
In the end the winning team was Kay, Pritpal
and Phoebe. This was their first
tournament win so they took lots of photos one of which is shown below.
Andrew Dardano Memorial Men’s Triple Tournament was held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. We had a full slate of 16 teams participating in the tournament.
The winning clubs were: 1st place Kerrisdale LBC, 2nd place Granville Park LBC and 3rd place Richmond LBC.
Other activities adding to the enjoyable day of lawn bowling were the ‘spider’ and the 50/50 draw. The kitchen crew worked hard to have refreshments available during the games and serving dessert at lunch time. The games crew also worked hard setting up the lanes, keeping scores and taking down the lanes. All in all another successful tournament. Thanks to the teams participating in the tournament and to the volunteers from the club.
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.
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.
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: