Lawn bowlers enjoying summer success

Courtenay competitors posting good results at out-of-town tournaments

THE TEAM OF Lorna Setter

Pat Cutt


Courtenay lawn bowlers are doing well on the road this season.

Parksville has been the major destination, with two tournaments at that location. The Tenderfoot event is for less experienced bowlers and is a one-day, two-game format. The teams must have at least one novice from this year and the others no more than three years bowling experience. I will borrow from a report submitted by Lorna:

The Tenderfoot Tournament was held June 30 in Parksville in beautiful B.C. liquid sunshine with three teams from Courtenay participating. Cath, Don and Chris Wiseman were in the early draw and in the late draw were Pat Norrad, Cec Kerr and Trudy Mooney as well as Gord Norrad, Lorna Setter and Rosemary Montreuil. All three teams won their first game. Gord’s team won both their games and came in second place in the late draw receiving $60 prize money.

Parksville also hosted a Mixed Pairs event July 7-8. Again, three teams from Courtenay participated, Peter Harding and Irene Whitehouse; Vern Greenhill and Melie Ursulom, and Archie and Linda Harris. These two teams each lost only one game to take second and third in the A event.

The Interclub league goes July 9 in Qualicum, marking the halfway point in this. The ladies won both of their games in Nanaimo, and the men lost one and tied one, which is the same result as earlier in June at Parksville, I am not sure of the overall standings but we seem to be in the running so far.

Aggregate Friday Night has a night off on July 13 as the Provincial Ladies singles come to town. Very few competitors this year as earlier events have taken some of competitive ladies. Bowlers can only represent B.C. in one of Singles, Pairs or Fours for the nationals, as the events are all played at the same time there, which is in Montreal this year.


Mens and Ladies Pairs have two more nights to run and then the Mixed Pairs start.  Webber Singles are rolling along but it is too soon to pick a leader.

– Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club



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