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Burlington Lawn Bowling Club - Since 1971       
PROUD HOST OF THE 2019 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUGUST 20-25

1940-2019:  With saddest regrets the Club announces the passing of long-time bowler Dave Ball in his 78th year. He passed away peacefully March 15. Dave was a member of the Burlington LBC for over 25 years and began his bowling in Wales.

Dave was a formidable player and managed to win a total of 22 District 5 Championships in his career. He also won 3 Provincial Titles including:
1996 Provincial Men’s Fours with Alan Shaw, Mo Ali and John Haggo.
2001 Provincial Men’s Seniors with Maurice Wolpert and Mo Ali (Canadian Silver at Nationals).
2003 Provincial Men’s Seniors with Maurice Wolpert and Mo Ali.

In addition to his Ontario accomplishments he skipped a team to the Silver Medal at the 2005 World Masters Open Mixed Fours along with Helen Culley, Doreen Creaney and Dave Burrows.

Click here for Dave Ball's obituary. Celebration of his Life will be held on Thursday March 28 at 11 a.m. at St. James the Greater Church, 231 Morden Road, Oakville. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace Lefty!

2019 MEMBERSHIP NEWS:  The Club has decided there will be in NO increase in Membership Fees for 2019. Fees will stay at $190 for a full membership. New Membership Forms will be posted on this website March 19. They will also be available at the club. The Club will also institute a new E-transfer payment method. Stay tuned for news on how to use this new feature.

2019 SPRING MEETING:  The Annual Spring Meeting this year will be held Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse. This is an ideal time to renew your membership.

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

BLBC 2019 OPEN TOURNAMENTS:  Starting February 1, 2019 at 12 Noon, please email Tournament Director Julia Farrell to enter: tjfarrell121@gmail.com . Or call 1-905-563-6097 if you have no email. Click here to see the 2019 schedule. This list is subject to change.

DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENTS:  The District has also released its premliminary schedule for the 2019 tournament season. Click here for next year's listing including the district playdowns. This list is subject to change.

      

  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
- 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 2018 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.


 


 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.
 
Stay tuned for Schedule for 2019 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:  2017   -  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!
 
2019 Tournaments
 
2019 District 5 Schedule
 
 Tournament Results 

Results & Winners:
2013 Tournaments
2014 Tournaments
2015 Tournaments
2016 Tournaments  
2017 Tournaments
2018 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
WOBA 2018

 
 Resources: 
 
Club Constitution
Club Bylaws
 
2018 Membership Form  &  Waiver
 
List of Novice Bowlers
 
4-3-2-1 Rules
 
Ontario Tournaments 2018
 
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.