ZONE NOVICE CHAMPION John Kendall of Courtenay with silver medallist Ted Oledski of Parksville and Zone Games chair Pat Cutt.

ZONE NOVICE CHAMPION John Kendall of Courtenay with silver medallist Ted Oledski of Parksville and Zone Games chair Pat Cutt.

Lawn bowlers in the groove

Courtenay competitors continue to post excellent results at tournaments

Pat Cutt


The Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club is building for the future, with their Novice Men’s champion John Kendall  winning all of his games at the Zone Singles match Sept. 8-9 in Powell River to bring home the gold medal and trophy. Ted Oledski of Parksville was runner-up.

Men’s champion Steve Forrest of Port Alberni successfully defended his title with Stu MacNaughton of Parksville taking runner-up glory. On the distaff side, Julie Leon of Powell River as Novice Ladies champion and Eileen Milsom as Ladies champion were the hometown heroes.

Novice Ladies runner-up was May Mackay of Nanaimo and Ladies runner-up was Elaine Van Kooten of Port Alberni. Umpire Jackie West had a very busy weekend. Many of these folks will come to Courtenay this weekend for the Zone Mixed Pairs competition.

Courtenay’s entries for the Sept. 15-16 Mixed Pairs are Henri Saucier and Sandy Tonnellier (Courtenay’s 2011 Novice men’s and ladies champions) and Archie and Linda Harris, back in the mix as they have won this event several times in the past.  These two teams are the winners of the Club Mixed Pairs event. Vern Greenhill and April Gilchrist were third.

Vern Greenhill is the Webber Singles winner, with 11 of 12 games by fairly large margins. Archie Harris is runner-up and also won 11 of 12 games. Melie Ursulom is third with nine of 12 games. The Wednesday night league has one more week to go and Friday aggregate is still in action with an earlier start time due to shorter day: 5:30 p.m. would be a good arrival time.

Next club event is the Scotch Pairs on Sept. 22-23.


– Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club



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