Courtenay lawn bowlers have been busy with club activities the past couple of weeks.
Vern Greenhill, Rick Quibell and Archie Harris took part in the prestigious Sea Soil Classic in Parksville. This is men’s triples and many of the elite provincial bowlers participate. They wound up tied for third while German Santana and team took the honours.
The next open tournament is here in Courtenay, June 15-16, with the Brazen Scotch Pairs. This is different from ordinary pairs in that the players trade position for each end played. Gives us an extra trip up and down the green.
The tournament is full with 32 teams and they will play a winner-play-winner format, so the ends played or the difference in points scored does not enter into the calculation of the result, only the wins.
We are into the third or fourth week of club events and the results so far are:
Monday, June 10 two teams of men’s triples and two teams of ladies’ triples travelled to Parksville and played Nanaimo in the Interclub League. This moves from club to club every second Monday, so there are two trips to Parksville, two to Qualicum, one to Nanaimo and one week they all come to Courtenay.
Our ladies’ teams won one and lost one and the men’s teams won one and tied one. Not a bad start to the league play.
Tuesday Men’s Pairs have the teams of Peter Harding, Vern Greenhill and Archie Harris with three wins and no losses. Pete is one game up and has a tie as well to put him in the lead. Ladies’ Pairs have Carol Nelson and Martine Castellani in the lead having taken the win over April Gilchrist and Sandy Tonnellier for four wins.
I don’t have the Wednesday League standings.
Thursday’s Webber Singles have some exciting games happening. Archie Harris is in the lead, with Vern Greenhill and Peter Harding pushing him all the way, and the distaff side has Melie Ursulom in fifth place of the 19 players participating.
This is for the Club Championship so the genders are not separated. Melie and Archie had a great game last week and Frank Lo gave Vern a real run. Every evening has its thrills.
– Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club