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Burlington Lawn Bowling Club - Since 1971       

BURLINGTON TO HOST PROVINCIALS:  After an absence of 3 years, the OLBA and BLBC are proud to announce that Burlington will host the 2017 Provincial Fours Championships, June 3-4. In the past ten years, our club previously hosted the provincial fours in 2007, 2010 and 2012. In addition, BLBC hosted the Seniors in 2008 and 2011, and the Triples in 2013. Stay tuned for information on how you can join the team to help our club prepare for the provinicals. Please click here for the dates and locations of the other 2017 Provincials.

NEW DATE FOR SUBMITTING ENTRIES:  For the 2017 season, Tournament Director Doug Brolly began taking entries for the new season on February 1 (NOT January 1 as in the past).
Click here for the revised 2017 BLBC Open Tournaments schedule. After Feb. 1, check your entries here.

2017 DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENTS:  District 5 has just released its Final Schedule for District Playdowns and Open Tournaments. Please click here for the new District 5 Schedule.

INDOOR BOWLS:  Apart from the regular events and the Christmas Jitney, our Indoor Short Mat Bowling has been very active this winter season with Interclub Tournaments involving Willowdale, Glenridge and Niagara. For a recap, please view our Photo Gallery of these special events.

GREENS RESTORATION 2016-17:  The Club's Greens Restoration team released its latest REPORT on the ongoing work to restore Burlington's greens to their former glory. The 2017 BLBC Greens Restoration program was launched last October with both greens aerated, sanded and levelled. This is the second year of the program under the leadership of Charlie Roach and the dedicated team of BLBC helpers.

      

  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
- 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 interested residents. Guests may also use club bowls for a small fee.

BLBC has two 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 2016 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.


 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.
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:  2015   -  2014  -  2013 .


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

 

 Open Tournaments 
 
Check our NEW  Open Tournaments schedule and plan your entries!
 
2017 Tournaments
 
2017 District 5 Schedule
 
 Tournament Results 

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

 $10 Fee Increase for 2017
 

FULL MEMBERSHIP  (including affiliation fees) $185.00
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: $2.00 per day or $20.00 per year
"Pay-as-you-play" option NOT Available

Note: Full Membership Fee includes the annual affiliation fees of *$25.00 remitted to provincial and national governing bodies ($11.50 to OLBA and $13.50 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 $160.00. Indoor bowling add $100.
* OLBA and Bowls Canada are planning increases in their annual fees in 2017. Stay tuned for the specific amounts as it may effect the amount of the Membership Fees that the club will retain. Both OLBA & Bowls Canada raised their fees in 2016.

2016 Membership Form now available for download in two formats: .doc and PDF .
If you haven't yet renewed your membership, please print, fill out and bring the form with you 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
 
2016 Fall Meeting Minutes
 
2016 Membership Form  &  Waiver
 
2015 Strategic Plan
1st Report  2nd Report
 
4-3-2-1 Rules
 
Searchable Ontario Tournament Listing 2016
 
O.B.A. History

Club Policies

Visitors:
Visitors, including members of other bowling clubs, may play occasionally for free although "donations are encouraged". For extended play, there is a $30 monthly fee. No visitors, 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.

Practice:
All bowlers wishing to practice must make arrangements with the drawmaster for the assignment of a rink. Practicing members may be allowed on the greens before scheduled events with the exception of tournaments or when all rinks are expected to be full (for example, the various evening leagues) but only under the direction of the on-site drawmaster.

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.