July 11, 2014
Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club is gearing up, shifting gears and getting ready to roll with the Provincial Ladies Triples event on Friday, July 11.
The first game is at 10 am, and 8 Ladies Teams, Ann Mathie's from Victoria; Diane Fulton,· Mary Wright and Sharon Baldwin from Vancouver; Parksville's Brenda Edwards, and Mary Mulligan (Nanaimo), Robin Forrest of Pt Alberni and Courtenay's Pat Cutt will take to the green for the Provincial Championship and the opportunity to participate in the National event in Winnipeg in August.
The Men's edition of this event takes place in Nanaimo, with 15 teams involved. Courtenay's Vern Greenhill has a team 'in this group. Triples is a new event for the Nationals; 2013 was the first year for
this as the Singles have an event of their own now. Parksville will be hosting the National Mixed Pairs event later in August. Parksville Mixed Pairs were held July 4, 5, 6 and Vern Greenhill and Melie Ursulom placed in the B event, and Henri Saucier and Sandy Tonnellier were also in the money. I saw pictures of them getting envelopes but couldn't hear the announcement.
On the home front, the first half of the Wednesday Mixed League had Peter Harding with Bill Whitehouse and Rosemary Montreuil winning over Vern Greenhill, Helen Ryley and Ann Kwasnizka. New teams will be formed, and the Spare list will be arranged differently.
Tuesday Men's Pairs were won by "ends won" by Vern Greenhill and Henri Saucier over Dean Penny and Don Wiseman.
Ladies Pairs were won by Pat Cutt and Marguerite Sklarchuk, with April Gilchrist and Sandy Tonnellier are a close second.
Webber Singles has Pete Harding, Dean Penny, and Vern Greenhill tied for points and very close in the differential. More games to come.
Many of the bowlers will be away in Alberni for Men's and Ladies Pairs, July 9/10, so the greens will be available for the Provincial Competitors to practice, although here may be some Webber games happening.
- Submitted by Pat Cutt
Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club