The Calendar has the current schedule for draws, leagues, coaching and special event games. Here you can find additional details for upcoming games. As well a information from the Coaching Manager.
The Games Manager is Claus Braovav (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Read our - Special Provincials Summary
John & Evelyn Bell Aussie Pairs Classic
It was a full complement of 28 teams with perfect weather conditions to bowl in the John & Evelyn Bell Aussie Pairs Classic on Saturday, Sept 7th. We were especially pleased that John and Evelyn were able to come to this memorable event. The kitchen provided home-baked treats that were enjoyed by all the bowlers.
SPLBC was well represented with 19 entries and we placed third + sixth.
Third place - Jim Aitken + David Lewis
Sixth place Monika Hilson + Brent Kushnir
Wednesday Competitive Pairs - Second Session Winners
We had a great second session of the Wednesday Competitive Pairs League. The top four winners were:
First Place: Albert Nieuwold and Lois Goodeve. 12 points
Second Place: Graham Mason and Judy Lawson. 12 points
Third Place: Garry Brazzill and John Kruzick. 10 points
Fourth Place: Kelly Robertson and Paul Woodman 8 points
As you can see, the first and second place teams were tied in points. Their position was based on a head-to-head game. Similarly, for fourth place, there were four teams tied with 8 points. The winner was again determined based on a head-to-head analysis
V and D Intermediate Singles
V and D Intermediate Singles were played over three evenings this week. The Women were playing in Kerrisdale where Kelly Robertson made the A-side and Linda Gorman made the B. Neither made the Final 4.
On the Men's Side, 4 SPLBC members competed. All 4 made the A division. Unfortunately, with so many SPLBC member on the A-side, they ended up competing with each other for spots in the final 4. David Lewis and Graham Mason did not get through to the Final 4.
Finally, a big congratulations to Rob Berridge who defeated Will Hall in the final of the Men's Singles to win the championship.
V and D Mixed Pairs
SPLBC was well represented at last weeks V and D Mixed Pairs
2nd Place Will Hall and Sue Hall (no relation)
3rd Place Neil Wilson and Cheryl Young
A Div. Qualifier Lisa Blake and Chris Chapman
B Div Winner David Lewis and Vanessa Siu
Thanks To David and Vanessa's and Will and Sue's high finishes SPLBC will be able to field a couple of teams at the V and D Award Day Invitational in September.
Annual Pairs Championship
To be inscribed on the SPLBC PLAQUE for 2019 are the First Place Winners of the event Judy Lawson and Graham Mason.
1ST Judy Lawson, Graham Mason
2ND Ray Beaulieu, Roger Tremblay
3RD Mary Anne Gillies, Rob Berridge
Tied for 4th Brent Kushnir, Len Gallant; Christine Beaulieu/Kathy Broderick ,Wayne Hawrysh
V and D Singles
DR. Murray Blair Triples
Liam, Neil and Cheryl won all four of their games but lost the tiebreaker and came in second.
An excellent display of bowling was on show and the four top bowlers were
Monika Hilson ( 1st) Kris Wallace (2nd)
Janis Ballantyne (3rd) Linda Gorman (4th)
Mens V & D Intermediate Triples
Stanley Park was well represented at this years V&D Intermediate Men's Pairs tournament at Granville Park, Sunday, August 18th.
16 teams competed with Will Hall and David Lewis taking 2nd place with a 3-0 record (undefeated) 4 shots short of the winning team from North Vancouver.
Defending champs Rob and Tom Berridge took 6th place with a 2-1 record.
Graham Mason and Tom Gorman were 1-2.
Dirk Ricker and David Griffiths were also 1-2.
Men's Intermediate Triples Tournament
It was a soggy affair at the Rose Garden in Coquitlam as they played host to 11 teams in the Men's Intermediate Triples Tournament Sunday, August 11th.
The Stanley Park team of Will Hall (skip), Rob Berridge (vice) and Scott Powell (lead) went undefeated but had to settle for second place on the differential. This was Scott's first tournament road trip and was solid under difficult conditions.
2nd year Stanley Park bowler Graham Mason teamed up with Kerrisdale's Tom Berridge and Steve Kariya. Graham shared the skipping duties with Rob's brother Tom and came away with a gutsy win over a tough competitor, but finished with a 1-3 record.
It was a tremendous showing that our TOP TEN GREEN TEAM put on last Friday, August 2nd.
Kion Wong who has organized this event for many years said, and I quote "I really enjoyed watching the game last night. The performance of SP bowlers was so remarkable. Unfortunately, the team could not advance to the finals, but I look forward to seeing your teams again next year."
BC Day Tournament Winners and Results
Competitive Singles League
Final standings of the first half singles league. Prizes will be awarded on Awards Day.
Congratulations to Cheryl Young and Neil Wilson who last Saturday won the Bronze Medallion Mixed Pairs in West Vancouver. Against a sold-out field of 32 teams, some of the best in the V and D., Cheryl and Neil were the only teams to win all 4 games.
Congratulations to Wayne Hawrysh and Roger Tremblay for representing SPLBC in the 2019 Novice Tournament at Granville Park this week. While neither was able to qualify for the final four we hope it will be the first of many V and D tournaments they will play in for SPLBC.
We held our Men’s SINGLES championship on Saturday July 27th . This year we simulated the PROVINCIAL SINGLES FORMAT with number of ends played . Our champs for 2019 are:
Luc Millaire 2nd, Terry Severs 1st
Brent Kushner 4th, Ray Beaulieu 3rd
George Guthrie was the convener for the GRANVILLE PARK Tony Boucher Aussie Pairs tournament held on July 27th and he reports that Liam Stacey and Cheryl Young came 1st in the B Division. (well done ) Ten other SPLBC bowlers competed at this inter-club event and all are to be congratulated .
On Sunday July 28th, SPLBC held the NOVICE TOURNAMENT which was won by Janice MacKenzie ( women) and Wayne Hawrysh ( men) congratulations to you both.
|Stanley Park's Intermediate Team of Rob Berridge (vice), Will Hall (skip) and David Lewis (lead) took 6th place out of a competitive field of 20 at Granville Park during BC Week July 18th and 19th. A strong afternoon after a disappointing morning had them squeak into the A Division after the first day. Day Two went 2-1-1 with their only loss to the eventual winning team skipped by Paul Choi.|
We held a very successful Andy Craig event last Sunday, July 7th.
The event was won by the Granville Park team of Brian Jeon, Olivia Jeon, Barbara Hsieh, Ray Li .
Orange Crush(ed) and Purple Haze bring some colour to the Sunday classic.Tom Gorman / Linda Gorman / Dianne Farlinger / Rob Berridge
On Saturday June 29th , we held the Dale Hoadley women’s triples at SPLBC. This event was won by On Kow Au, Helen Yeung, and Linda Ng Congratulations go out to all competitors who also enjoyed a special cake ceremoniously cut by Bruce Hoadley.
Our second annual GAME OF AGES was held on Saturday June 15th . The kitchen volunteers put on a tasty and colourful array of snacks. While at the other end of the room, the bowlers gathered round to check their standings on the electronic scoreboard.
We have an enthusiastic and fun group of novices bowling on Tuesday Nights this season.However, we could use a few more experienced bowlers to fill out the games. Convenor is Neil Wilson.
In general, the novices lead and the more experienced players fill out the games. You don't need to do any coaching per se but your knowledge will help the games flow as a normal draw game would.
Also, a big thank-you for those already attending on a weekly basis, your help is greatly appreciated.
So join us next Tuesday, tags at 6:45 games at 7:00, where we put the FUN back in bowling fundamentals.
Attention all bowlers who have entered DRAWS or LEAGUE GAMES. Please return ALL TAGS to the respective TAG BOARDS ( men + women) at the conclusion of your games. This will eliminate confusion for the next DRAW or LEAGUE.
Wagdy Senbel has volunteered to assist with the SATURDAY and SUNDAY afternoon DRAWS. Those bowlers who wish to participate in these DRAWS will now require ONE LOONIE to compete and there will be FIRST + SECOND PRIZES awarded. This INFORMAL DRAW LEAGUE will commence as of June 15th
From the Coaching Manager
The Coaching Manager is Dave Griffiths (email@example.com)
Quiz -How well do you know the duties of the four players on a team of four? What are the duties of the skip, lead, second and third? The answer will be here next week or by the bulletin board on the frame. Find the answer on the counter by the bulletin board or in the newsletter next week.
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