2021 OUTDOOR BOWLING SEASON
WE'VE MADE A CHANGE TO THE BC DAY WEEKEND EVENT!
We're asking members who want to attend to let us know by filling in the Member Event Booking form.
Also, the format of the games has changed - please see the details on the Member Event Booking page.
IT'S GETTING BETTER !!
WE'VE NOW MOVED TO "RETURN TO SPORTS, STEP 3"
HERE ARE THE CHANGES:
- Session Bookings are no longer required
- All entrances can be used
- The Symptom Screening Questionnaire is not required but members must sign the Attendance Sheet
- No limit on the number of people in the clubhouse but just two people at a time in locker rooms and toilets
- All rinks can now be used, no distancing requirements
- Masks are now only required in the clubhouse
- Singles, pairs, triples and fours are all allowed, also practice
- No limit on the number of players on the greens
- Jacks can be thrown, not placed; no restriction on the placement of mats
- Corporate Events can be booked for August and September
- The kitchen remains closed
- Hand sanitizing materials will be available for bowlers to use during games if they wish
July 15, 2021
GREAT NEWS!! WE'VE ADDED 4 NEW EVENTS
Here are the details but check the Calendar for any date or time changes
CANADA DAY - JULY 1
We will play two 8-end games starting at 10:00 o'clock but please arrive 15 minutes early for a special announcement. It will be mainly pairs but if the health guidelines allow, we will also play triples.
Please wear red and white to display our national pride.
FRIENDLY PAIRS DAY - JULY 18
To encourage new members and promote friendship between old and new we'll pair a senior member with a new member in two pairs games starting at 10:00 am. Please wear whites if possible.
BC DAY - FUN & SKILLS GAMES - AUGUST 1
We have this great day each year which is a lot of fun for old and new members alike. The games help to develop skills for all levels of bowlers and part of the fun is watching new bowlers quite often beat some of the old hands.
Games include Target Practice, Leapfrog, Cutthroat, etc.
Starting at 10:00 am, teams will be threes or fours and scores will determine which team comes out on top.
NOVICE SINGLES - AUGUST 22
This is a tournament every (normal) year with a trophy for the winner. Only novice players are allowed to enter so that they are fairly evenly matched and begin to get a little tournament experience in a comfortable setting.
There is no defined number of ends so the winner of each pair is the one who reaches 12 points first.
The first game, starting at 10:00 am will be by draw then for the second game the winners will play each other and so will the losers. The overall winner will be decided by the number of points accumulated through the two games.
Please wear whites if possible.
Because of current Provincial Health Guidelines we are unable to provide food but all games will finish in time for a late lunch.
June 5, 2021
Starting June 10, we will be offering Thursday evening sessions from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Bookings will open on June 4
May 26, 2021
We continue to be subject to the Covid-19 rules established by Bowls BC for all lawn bowling clubs in the province.
The revised protocol for 2021 has the following key elements:
On the greens social distancing is now 3 meters instead of 2
No visitors are allowed with the exception of carers for bowlers
A maximum of 8 rinks will be used at any time
Play is on Mondays at 6:30 pm, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:00 am, and
NEW!! Saturdays at 2:00 pm starting May 22
Play can be Practice, Singles and Pairs. At this point we will not allow Triples.
Scores can be recorded on score cards but score boards are not allowed.
There will be no interclub tournaments or leagues
All play must be booked in advance on the club’s website
All players will be required to sign the Bowls Canada 2021Waiver and the current GPLBC Phase 2 Guidelines before starting to play for the season and must sign the GPLBC Symptom Questionnaire for each visit to the club.
For copies of these three documents, click here:
April 7, 2021