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DON LAW PRESENTS the bronze medal to Peter Harding and Dan Bereza at Champion of Champions

DON LAW PRESENTS the bronze medal to Peter Harding and Dan Bereza at Champion of Champions







Pat Cutt


A tip of the bowler hat to Courtenay lawn bowlers!

Vern Greenhill and Melie Ursulom won all four of their games at Nanaimo’s Canaccord Pairs, Aug. 25-26. The numbers divided the four-game winners, with Rick Quibell and Mary Mulligan taking the winning spot. Rick is an associate member of the Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club. Ken and Carol Bucyk of Parksville were second.

Best of all, Peter Harding and Dan Bereza defeated the Nanaimo pair of Vern Hagstrom and Keith McMann for the bronze medal at Vancouver South, Sept. 1-2, in the Champion of Champions event. Gold and silver went to Richmond and Kerrisdale.

This is a new tournament sponsored by Bowls BC’s athlete development committee for club champions from the 51 clubs in the province in men’s pairs and ladies pairs. The teams must have a bowler who is relatively new to the sport (less than five years).    Ladies pairs Elaine Van Kooten and Robin Forrest took the bronze on the distaff side. Oak Bay’s Linda Cowie and Mary Lou Richards took gold and the host Vancouver South club took silver.

Our ladies, Pat Norrad and Pat Chambers, won one game and lost two but stayed for the fun of it and that was apparently well worth the trip.

Everybody wins at the carnival! Carnival Day on Saturday, Sept. 1 was a huge success, fun for all. Will have more information later.

Local bowlers were at Parksville for the George Gibson Mixed triples, Sept. 5-6. This was the last Open tournament of the season for outdoor bowling. Indoor season starts in October in Qualicum.

This weekend, Sept. 8-9, is the Zone Singles event in Powell River.  Novices John Kendall and Martine Castellani will join Vern Greenhill and Pat Cutt as club champions and Melie Ursulom as defending champion for the cruise and weekend away.

More on local event winners next week.


– Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club



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