From the President re 2019

2019 tournament dates and details are now available.

We are having only 5 this year, so don’t be disappointed, enter early.

Please note all game lengths are 10 ends. The premise is to encourage more to enter by avoiding long days in the heat of summer.
Tournaments start at 10 am unless otherwise noted.

Our entries will be taken by Jamie McLellan at        norwich.entry@gmail.com

Our new club phone number will be operational shortly to also take entries.

Here’s the line up of the events.

June 4th – WP/MP

July 2nd – Open Pairs

July 23rd – WP/MP Aussie Pairs, 4:00 pm start.

August 13th – WP & P (4 greens each gender in 2 separate tournaments)

September 10th – MT Snowball / BBQ

Enter now!!!!


Great day on the greens at Norwich Lawn bowling club! Men’s and Ladies pairs tourny’s running at the same time. Bit of rain, some sun – greens good – great way to spend the day
Thanks to Ruby and Diana for providing the snacks and all the players that helped clear the greens at the end of the day. Great job done by Kathlenn, Candace and Toney as Drawmasters. Kept things moving right along.


Norwich Team Challenger for 2018!

The Norwich Lawn Bowling Club is looking for a couple clubs to do a friendly competitive challenge exchange program in 2018.

If you know of any clubs who are outgoing, enjoy competition, and want to seek a higher level of awareness in their community to attract media, members and sponsors, have them contact us.

Parameters of these challenge matches can be discussed and negotiated, so this is just a general call for interest from our club to others in our area. (Not restricted to only district 3).

If you want people to follow, you must be willing to lead.


Snowball Season Closer at Norwich Lawn Bowling Club

Report by: Linda Hawken, VP Norwich LBC
 
No, Winter is not upon us yet but September 11th saw the final tournament of the 2017 season at Norwich Lawn Bowling Club, a Snowball format sponsored by Tillsonburg Retirement Residence.  The Snowball (triples) format is one where, instead of each of the three members of a team playing the same position throughout all games, each one plays four ends in each of the three positions –  Lead, Vice and Skip – for a total of 12 ends per game.   Normally, a player assumes the role of one of these positions in all the tournaments in which he plays, so having a chance to play in the two other positions gives them a better idea of what’s involved and a greater understanding of the challenges each presents.
On a beautiful early Fall day, ten teams took part in the tournament.  They came from Stratford, Fairmont (London), Ancaster, Burlington, St George, Woodstock, Thamesford, Hagersville, Embro, Simcoe and of course Norwich.
The overall winner was the husband and wife team of Peter and Lesley Kurn of Stratford along with Everett Zwiers of Fairmont who accumulated 47+2 points and won all three games.  Second place went to another mixed-town team:  Tom Hoffman from Ancaster, Ruby DuFeu of Burlington with Anne Harris of Ancaster who had 44+1 points and won two games.  The St George team of Laura Ritchie, Dave Bell and Jan McLean came in third place, having a total of 42 points with two wins.  Also with two wins and in fourth place was the mixed-town team of Gary Moore of Woodstock with Deanna Palmer and Ron Gregory of Thamesford who achieved 38 points.  Fifth place went to the Hagersville team of George Gyokery, Linda and Gary Fisher who had the most points of the one-game winners, 38.
Pictured below are (L to R):  Ron Gregory, Gary Moore, Deanna Palmer (Thamesford/Woodstock); Debbie Smits, Tillsonburg Retirement Residence representative; Peter & Lesley Kurn, Everett Zwies (Stratford/Fairmont); Gary Fisher, George Gyokery, Linda Fisher (Hagersville); Laura Ritchie, Dave Bell, Jan McLean (St George); Ann Harris (Ancaster), Ruby DuFeu (Burlington) and Tom Hoffman (Ancaster).