NEWS at a GLANCE on the WEBSITE For the latest news on events, fundraisers, website changes, policy changes within JDF LBC go to the page called “News at a Glance 2023”.
To see the complete message at the President’s Corner under Members & Admin.
2023 OPEN HOUSE & OPENING DAY DATES
Next years plans are already in the works, our Open Houses are scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, April 15th,16th, 22nd & 23rd with Opening Day to be on Saturday April 29th followed by our SAGM. So mark the dates on your 2023 Calendar and get ready for an exciting year, your Board of Management will be starting preparations early in the new year for the upcoming Season so stay tuned and check the website regularly for updates.
OPENING HOUSE DATES: APRIL 15, 16 & 22, 23
OPENING DAY APRIL 29
JDF LBC GAMES NIGHT
40 members joined in on the festivities for a night of fun and friendship. Our first games night of 2023 was a noisy, hilarious and sometimes violent success! There were four different games to choose from, Rummoli, Crokinole, and Spoons, and if you just wanted a quiet peaceful game, Crib was available too. The game of Spoons was particularly lethal. Judy gave Jack a black eye trying to get the spoon out of Gary’s reach and Jean clawed the skin off of Julie’s hand when racing for a spoon! Tough crowd🤣
We raised $82.00 for the charity Santa’s Anonymous, thank you everyone. There was also an amazing and delicious selection on both the appetizer or dessert tables. Everyone out did themselves with the choices they gave us at.
The next Games Night will be in February, so watch for the email notification.
We are also pleased to report that it is now official that our Club has been awarded the 2023 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships. They will be held at Juan De Fuca from August 18th thru August 26th, 2023, starting off with the Singles then followed by the Pairs & Fours. This is a big undertaking and a major fund raiser for our Club which will involve much preparation and commitment from our Members and Volunteers as well as some from other BSI Clubs.
We are confident that we will do what it takes to showcase our Club to the best lawn bowlers in Canada, their Coaches and family members as well as our local visitors and spectators. There will be a core Organizing Committee designated with specific tasks, many of which will require additional help and expertise from our other Members.
JDF LBC Executive
2022 YEAR END BANQUET
Thank you to all who were able to attend our Year End Banquet at the Four Points by Sheraton and make it the success that it was. We had 105 members and guests attending and we all enjoyed a delicious meal of Roast Beef, Salmon and all the accompaniments that go with a special meal.
As is usually done at our banquet we presented our Novice Champions, Diane Whatling & Ray Bailey, with the medals to honour their success. Our Men’s Club Singles Champion, Jack Robertson was also presented with his medal. Our Women’s Club Singles Champion, Joanne McNeill was unable to attend.
John Palliser & Jack Robertson were our MC’s for the evening and kept us on our toes with guessing Beatles songs, ticket pulls for the Door Prizes and a mad scramble to find items for the scavenger hunt in hope of winning a lottery ticket! Our entertainment for the evening included our very Joanne Cowan on the violin serenading us with Highland Reels, not only does Joanne bowl well but she plays a mean fiddle!! We also had the pleasure of watching the Highland Dancers from the Kathy White’s Island Highland Dance Academy. These young ladies were amazing, full of energy and so talented.
Thank you to everyone who arranged and participated in the making this a memorable evening.
We hosted 16 students and their teachers from Brookes Westshore for an introduction to Lawn Bowling on Sep 26th & Oct 3rd. Our volunteers found all the kids to be polite and enthusiastic. A group of young people bring with them a high level of energy and unbounding interest in everything, it is a lot of fun to be around them. We talked up our junior program to all the kids and their teachers, as there were a few “natural” Lawn Bowler amongst them, and any Club would be proud to have them join.
Please take the time to view the lovely thank you card they created for our volunteers who came out to help them. THANK YOU CARD
BOWL FOR THE CURE
Day #1 & 2 of the BOWL FOR THE CURE were played under beautiful sunny skies. We had approximately 150 bowlers out for the weekend participating in the fun. Select the link to view the photos taken on both days or go to the menu bar and find JDF PHOTOS on the far right.
The 50/50 reached an all time high of $450.00 on Saturday and was won by a JDF LBC member Jean Chard, congratulations Jean. On Sunday the race was on to beat the record AND it happened. the pot climbed to $560.00 and was won by Ronald McCrea of GH LBC. Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun and purchased tickets.
BOWL FOR THE CURE POSTER
Barry Mah Ming and his team won the Trophy for the 2022 Bowl for the Cure.
LADIES THURSDAY MORNING PAIRS
Congratulations go to the following competitors:
FIRST PLACE- Cherlynn McArthur & Joanne McNeill
SECOND PLACE- Mary Darling & Connie Harper (Judy Patts sub’d in due to an injury)
THIRD PLACE- Georgie Arndt & Lynda Bell
FOURTH PLACE- Sandy Kajewski & Linda Clegg
MEN’S TRIPLES LEAGUE
Next week is an optional play date. Many players will be away, and the curling leagues have begun which has reduced the number of available lawn bowlers.
After 85 matches over 17 weeks the results show a clear winning team. Congratulations go to Jack Robertson, Ian Malcomson and Ed Saunders. Their 37 points out of a possible 51 shows that they were quite dominant in the league. Second place was the team of Gerry Clark, John Palliser, and Rick Flavell was behind with 33 points. Jim Ward, Bill Leach and Don Terlson over came a slow start to earn third place honors with 31 points.
Many thanks to the 12 plus spares who stepped in to help the league run relatively smoothly. My apologies if I missed anybody on this list.
The enclosed results indicate team rankings and individual performance statistics. STANDINGS
BOWLING UNDER THE STARS
It was a great turn out for our first Bowling under the Stars event approximately 51 members joined in on the fun. Mother Nature shone down on us, and it was a beautiful mild evening. Members were adorned with various glow items and could be seen from far and wide. Thank you, Allan Atkinson, for loaning us your specialty glow sticks which helped us mark the “Jack” and shot bowls. After bowling we gathered in the club house for nachos and prizes. Hopefully this will become a yearly event!
WOMEN’S SINGLES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to Joanne McNeil who prevailed over Michelle Belanger and Cherlynn McArthur in our Women Club Singles Championship held today at the Club.
Well done Joanne, great job 👍👌👏🥇…….
And a thanks to Cathy Robertson, Wendy Leach and Judy Hambleton for marking and to the boisterous cheerleading section.
MEN’S SINGLES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to Jack Robertson on winning this year’s Juan de Fuca Men’s Singles Championship against Ryan Pollard.
With 7 minutes left in regulation time, the score was 14 for Jack and 13 for Ryan, and after some amazing shots, the end finished tied at 14 all. The deciding end was an absolute nail biter with Jack taking the final shot to win.
Thank you to Vern Atkinson for arranging this event and to our participants Jack Robertson, Ryan Pollard, Harry Harrison, Rob McArthur, Cary Lang, Tom Whelton and Vern Atkinson. Thank you also to our markers Cathy Robertson, Linda Turnbull, Vern Atkinson and Jack Robertson, and our supporters for coming out and cheering the players on.
Please note that our Greens have been hit with ‘Dollar Spotting’ also known as the fungus ‘Clarireedia Jacksonii’ this is the reason D green has been closed, A, B & C are also slightly infected.
This fungus is not uncommon and affects our greens most years but not usually this early and is caused by low nighttime temperatures and dew dampness and if it seriously takes hold the greens could be in jeopardy.
All greens have been treated accordingly and D green will reopen Friday June 17, however it can be commonly spread by shoes from contact with other bowling club or golf course greens, therefore as a precaution we are requiring everyone who comes to bowl to spray their shoes with spray detergent and use the shoe cleaning machine, both are located at the left side clubhouse door, this is MANDATORY for everyone who comes to bowl at JDF LBC.
It will be the responsibility of all members to comply and for BSI Coordinators to inform all league participants accordingly. Please do your part to protect our greens, your cooperation is required and necessary.
2022 ARCHIVED HOME PAGE ARTICLES:
BSI, PROVINCIAL & NATIONAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS: GALLEON, ADSHEAD, SOUTH ISLAND MEN’S PAIRS, THE HEART TROPHY, LYNN McELROY, BARRY SKINNER, SOUTH ISLAND WOMEN’S FOURS, JUBILEE PACIFIC PAIRS, ROSE BOWL WOMEN’S PAIRS, SILVER TRAY WOMEN’S SCOTCH PAIRS, PROVINCIAL YOUTH & FLORA MARTIN OPEN FOURS, FINDLEY MEMORIAL TRIPLES, WOMEN’S PROVINCIAL FOURS, MEN’S PROVINCIAL FOURS, THANK YOU FROM DAVE BALDWIN, PROVINCIAL FOURS VOLUNTEERS, PROVINCIAL PAIRS VOLUNTEERS, PROVINCIAL PAIRS, PROVINCIAL PAIRS MORE PICTURES, JOAN PRICE WOMEN’S QUADDIE, WOMEN’S PROVINCIAL SINGLES, MEN’S PROVINCIAL SINGLES, BSI LIONS MIXED TRIPLES, SADLER MEMORIAL MIXED TRIPLES, SOUTH ISLAND OPEN SINGLES, CANADIAN NATIONALS, DAFFODIL WOMEN’S PAIRS, GREENSKEEPERS, OAK BAY WOMEN’S TRIPLES & NI GEORGE GIBSON & BERWICK RETIREMENT COMMUNITY MIXED TRIPLES, YARROW CUP MEN’S PAIRS, BC 55+ GAMES, BOWL FOR THE CURE
CLUB TOURNAMENTS RESULTS: BLACK & WHITE, OSPREY CHALLENGE MIXED PAIRS, EARL MCCUE TOURNAMENT, WOMEN’S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS INVITE, WOMEN’S NOVICE SINGLES CHAMPION, MEN’S SINGLES NOVICE CHAMPION, CRACKER JACK MIXED TRIPLES, KIWI QUADDIE, MEN’S SINGLES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP, WOMEN’S SINGLES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP,