Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club celebrated Canada Day in fine form. In our fundraising Bowlerama, 40 different players played during the 24 hours, with 396 ends played and over $1,300 raised in sponsorship.
Melie Ursulom bowled the most ends at 106, with Vern Greenhill at 100 and Chad Kelly, who bowled continuously for 12 hours, at 96 ends.
Jackie West and Dean Penny never left the green for the 24 hours. At 2 a.m., in the dark, there were four greens in use. Jackie West brought in the most sponsorships at $265.
This event really put the “fun” in fundraising. Amazing how well you can bowl in the dark.
Men’s Pairs winners are Archie Harris and Mike Kearns with Peter Harding and novice Michael Lynch coming a close second. Each team had three wins, Archie and Mike had a tie, and Peter and Michael had a loss.
Ladies winners were April Gilchrist and Sandy Tonnellier, who were tied on game points with Carol Nelson and Martine Castellani, but were well ahead on score differential (which means they won by a greater number of shot points).
The winners of this event have the opportunity to participate in the Provincial Champions of Champions event in September at Stanley Park Bowling Club. Club champions from all Bowls BC clubs are eligible for this event, sponsored by the Emerging Athlete program of Bowls BC.
There are 16 pairs signed up for the Club Mixed Pairs event which started July 9. The winner of this event will represent the club in Powell River in September for the zone championship. Defending champions will be Archie and Linda Harris.
Speaking of Mixed Pairs, three teams from Courtenay – April Gilchrist and Vern Greenhill, Peter Harding and Carole Nelson and Archie Harris and Melie Ursulom – participated in the Parksville Open Mixed Pairs on July 6-7. Peter Harding and Carole Nelson came up with the best showing, fourth in the A event. Parksville teams took the first three spots in the A.
July 12-14 will see the Provincial Fours being played with the Ladies at Nanaimo, with Pat Cutt, Irene Whitehouse, Sandy Tonnellier and Powell River member, Edith Holmes entered as one team. April Gilchrist and Melie Ursulom will combine with Nanaimo’s Mary Mulligan and Parksville’s Chris Fereday for yet another of the 10 ladies team. There are two teams from the mainland and one from south Island also in the mix.
On the Men’s side, playing at Qualicum, Courtenay is well represented by Dean Penny, Henri Saucier, Ernest Kassian and John Kendall, with Vern Greenhill mixing it up with Rick Quibell of Nanaimo and Ken Bucyk and Martin Fereday of Parksville. There are three mens teams from the mainland and one from south Island in this 12 team event.
– Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club