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Burlington Lawn Bowling Club - Since 1971       
PROUD HOST OF THE 2018 PROVINCIAL SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS, JULY 26-27

IT'S OFFICIAL:  THE BURLINGTON LAWN BOWLING CLUB WILL HOST THE 2019 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Fours & Pairs), AUGUST 20 to 25.

2018 FALL MEETING & BOARD ELECTIONS:  The Club's Annual Fall Meeting was held at the clubhouse Monday, October 1 with 65 members attending. After the board elections, vice president Tony Farrell moved up to the president's position and Patrick Cote was acclaimed as the new vice president. However, the club still has several open positions on the Board that need to be filled. If you are interested in serving as Secretary or Sponsorship Chairperson or know someone who might, please contact the nomination committee's Mary Wesko for job descriptions of these positions at 905-315-7837.

BLBC 2018 TOURNAMENTS:  With a score of 3 Wins, 47 pts. plus 5, congrats to Fay Douglas (novice), Jim Gilmour and Joyce Anderson (Burlington) for winning the Mixed Triples with NOVICE Lead tournament played on Friday, Sept. 21 at Burlington. And a special thanks to Dane Bennison of Meridian for sponsoring our final open tournament of 2018! More results: here .

2018 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS:  Congratulations to Mike Spadafora, Dave Burrows and Neil Johnson for winning the club's Triples Championships for the men on Saturday, Sept. 22. For the women, the trio of Sylvia Smith, Ann Marie Foster and Mary Ann Cook took the honours. Photos of the winners and the previously-played Club Championships can be found in NEWS .

2018 Indoor Singles Qualifier:  Congratulations to Patrick Cote on winning the Gold Medal in the Provincial Indoor Qualifier played Sept. 23 on Willowdale's south green (which is an outdoor artificial surface), Toronto. Patrick advances to the National Indoor Singles Championships slated for the Pacific Indoor LBC in Vancouver, October 22 to 27. The winner of this event will represent Canada at the World Cup of Indoor Bowls.

INDOOR BOWLS NEW SEASON:  Please check out the new 2018-19 Indoor Bowling Schedule for the times of all events and league action in our Short-Mat Bowling program. Please complete your 2018-19 application form and place it, along with cheque, in the Indoor Bowling mail slot in the office. If you don't have a form, contact Lorriane at lorrainenegus@gmail.com .

THURSDAY NIGHT LEAGUE:  For 2018, the Aussie Pairs League finalists (Gold for each Division) were: Patrick and Roger, Brenda and Jeannette, Vern and Irene, and Ariel and Joan. The Grand Champs were Patrick and Roger.

THANKSGIVING JITNEY:  Congrats to Ernie Gersok, Ruby Du Feu and Bob Hols for winning the Club's final Holiday Jitney held on Thanksgiving Monday, October 8. And a big thanks to our sponsor: Rick David from Sutton About Town Realty. Complete Results and Photo of the winner are posted in NEWS .

      

  Points of Interest  
 

  About Our Club  
 

 Greens Restoration 
Progress Reports:
Nov. 2016 Update
Oct. 2016 Update
Spring 2016 Update
Oct. 2015 Update
Nov. 2015 Update

 The Game 
 
Etiquette &
Team Positions

 At The Club 

Free lessons from our resident pros! Available to all who want to learn how to play bowls!

 Special Programs 
 
2016 Student Bowling Program:
See NEW  Poster

  Photo Albums  
 
- Indoor Bowls Fall 2016
- Our Ontario Champs
- Victoria Day 2016
- Opening Day 2016
- Christmas Jitney 2015
- Garage Sale 2015
- Opening Day 2015
- Open House 2015
- Canada Day 2014

The Burlington Lawn Bowling Club (BLBC) is a private charter club located in the heart of Burlington, Ontario. The club is a member of District 5 of the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association (OLBA).

The club invites you to join us for lively social interaction and mild exercise  on the "GREEN" and we invite and encourage non-members to play as our guests.  Lessons and loaner equipment are available for all who are interested in learning this sport. Guests may also use club bowls for a small fee.

BLBC has two regulation-size greens of 8 rinks each. Bowling occurs virtually every day of the week during our operating season, usually in the afternoons and evenings.  More information on the choice of times and levels of play of all bowling activities can be found in the 2017 Handbook.  In addition, for the competitive bowler, the club also hosts numerous "Open Tournaments" and District & Provincial Championships throughout the year. For your enjoyment, the club is licensed for beer and wine service.

BLBC shirts are also available. Men and Women's sizes. $35. Contact Maureen Gibb to order.


 


 INDOOR BOWLING:  Want to lawn bowl all year round? No problem! At BLBC you can bowl indoors from October to April for $100. We roll out 3 mats in our clubhouse. The game is similar to outdoors but the greens are mats (shorter & narrower than outside) with a block in the middle to make the game more challenging. Small bowls are supplied. All you need is indoor flat-soled shoes.

We have open bowling every afternoon (with refreshments & cookies between games). There are also leagues in the mornings & evenings. Come join us and enjoy the camaraderie. Lessons are available. There is an additional fee of $30 for non-outdoor members. Please check out the new 2018-19 Indoor Bowling Schedule for the times of all events and league action.


 Ongoing Activities 
 
Open Bowling: Pick-up games with players drawn randomly. Show up 20 minutes ahead of start time and play.
 
Jitneys: Same as Open Bowling, but played for loonies & toonies. Also special Holiday Jitneys when 2 games are played.
 
Tournaments: Some are "in house" Club Tournaments for members only.
 
See Schedule for 2018 Club Championships.
 
Others are "Open" to outside clubs as well. All require pre-registration.
 
Leagues: Pick your own team for league play (such as Australian 2-4-2 Pairs and 4-3-2-1).
 

Winners of Last Year's Open Tournaments held at BLBC

Previous Winners:  2016   -  2015   -  2014  -  2013 .


 Bowling Tips 
 
"Bruce's Bits for Better Bowling". Tips:
#1 - #2 - #3 - #4
#5 - #6 - #7
New: Tip #8 - 

 

 Open Tournaments 
 
Check our NEW  Open Tournaments schedule and plan your entries!
 
2018 Tournaments
 
2018 District 5 Schedule
 
 Tournament Results 

Results & Winners:
2013 Tournaments
2014 Tournaments
2015 Tournaments
2016 Tournaments  
2017 Tournaments

 $5 Fee Increase for 2018
 

FULL MEMBERSHIP  (including affiliation fees) $190.00
New Members joining after August 1st pro-rated fee
Associate Member $30.00
Juniors (21 and under) $35.00
Indoor Bowling Membership (see above) Additional Fee
Lockers $5.00
Bowls Rental: $25.00 per year
"Pay-as-you-play" option NOT Available

Note: Full Membership Fee includes the annual affiliation fees of $31.00 remitted to provincial and national governing bodies ($15.50 to OLBA and $15.50 to Bowls Canada per player). Members who belong to more than one Ontario club only have to pay these fees once. Therefore if BLBC is not your primary club, you only pay the club portion or $159.00 in 2018. Indoor bowling add $100.

2018 Membership Form now available for download in two formats: .doc and PDF .
To renew your membership, please print, fill out and bring the form with you to the Spring Annual Meeting, or after that, the next time you are at the club along with the Waiver.


  LINKS  
 
Bowls Canada
OLBA Home Page
Ontario Premier League
Burlington Bears
City of Burlington
Region of Halton
Burlington Weather
Tourism Burlington
PBA Canada
WOBA 2017
JJ Mat Bowling
 
 Resources: 
 
Club Constitution
Club Bylaws
 
2017 Spring Meeting Minutes
 
2017 Membership Form  &  Waiver
 
4-3-2-1 Rules
 
Ontario Tournaments 2017
 
O.B.A. History

Club Policies

Visitors & Practice:
Potential new members who have never bowled before are encouraged to participate, together with a reasonable number of coaching sessions for free, before making a membership decision. Visiting lawn bowlers may play occasionally for a fee (as defined annually by the club) and must make arrangements with the Drawmaster in advance of any practice or game. The decision of the Drawmaster will be final in all cases. No visitor, unless they become full members of the club, shall acquire any benefits of membership, nor be eligible to compete in club championships or league play. Players from other clubs in the district may practice for district playdowns being held at the club but must arrange for practice times in advance.

Dress Code: (as per the club handbook):

  • Flat soled shoes (indentations no deeper than 1/4 inch (1 cm) are mandatory).
  • Shirts must have collars and/or sleeves.
  • No restrictions for teams to wear same colour shirts for club championships.
  • For Open Tournaments and District Playdowns, the OLBA Dress Code (General Rule 6.b.) shall apply (namely players on a team must all wear the same team colours or the default white tops and bottoms).

Smoking: The City of Burlington has a new "No Smoking" by-law on city property, including parks and parking lots. We have new signs on our fence advising the same. Smokers will move to the street curb.

Dogs: The Club has decided that only Service Dogs will be permitted inside the fence of the club.