Twelve teams participated in the Janet Merry Tournament on June 25, 2022 at the Bedford Lawn Bowls Club. First place went to the team of Carolyn Reeves and Hector Comeau of BLBC (Bedford Lawn Bowls Club), second place went to the team of Betty MacAlpine and Doug McLearn of BLBC, and third place went to the team of Jim and Patti Granville of Wanderers. The consolation prize went to the team of Richard Tracey and Linda Deveau of BLBC. Our umpire was Kathy Myketyn. Jane Wentzell, the daughter of Janet Merry, presented the prizes. Thank you to all those who volunteered to help out with this tournament.
On the club's 29th anniversary we got together for an afternoon 10-end game followed by celebratory cake and coffee. It was a fine afternoon for bowls. Congratulations to the team of Albert, Boneta and Lew who scored the most points.
Late Owl Memorial
On a lovely September day we had 16 teams competing for the Late Owl Memorial Shield.
Winners were (with 6 wins): Larry and Joyce Anderson, Debbie Tower and Ernie Meid (Dartmouth)
Runners up were (with 5 wins and a tie): Peter Boudreau, Carolyn Reeves, Doug McLearn, Betty MacAlpine (Bedford)
Congratulations to all! And thanks to the dedicated group of volunteers from the Bedford Club that made the day go smoothly.
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League Play Winners 2019
Congratulations to the winning teams, and thanks to all who participated for making it a closely contested series.
Women - Joanne Guilderson & Nancy Sinclair
Men - Ron Hanratty & Lew Withrow
Women - Geraldine Graham, Caroline Belliveau & Linda Deveau
Men - Lorne Davis, Lew Withrow & Ross Pearle
Mixed - Howard Oakey, Isabel Wynn & Mike Rowat (Kevin Potter)
Fun Day 2019
Sometimes there is no specific reason - just for the fun of it. On a hot Saturday afternoon, everyone got confused. Maybe by the heat, but mostly by the bizzarre games we were faced with. Many of the pictures below reflect the head-scratching, rule-consulting, complex counting we were faced with. But it was a fun time, topped by BBQ and pot-luck salads and sweets. This event took lots of volunteers to set up and run. Thanks to them all.
White Night 2019
What a beautiful night to bowl under the lights! Good turn-out for a George's treat, a 10-end game and Kevin's cheesecake afterward. Wow!!
Christie Tournament (60+ Mixed Triples)
It was hot, hot, HOT!! But with a cold lunch plate and plenty of water we managed to survive. Thanks to Peter Boudreau for organization, the kitchen staff directed by Susan Wroe, Lew Withrow for grounds supervision and all their associated volunteers. We also much appreciated having Margaret Embree and family present to represent the Christies. The background balloon was not hired by us, but it was a nice touch.....
It is worth pointing out that both winning team and runners-up finished with prefect records (3 wins) and placement was decided by a 3-point difference. Both 3rd and 4th Place teams had 2-1 records and the placement was decided by a 1-point difference!
Winners: Paul Higgins, Hector Comeau, Geraldine Graham (Bedford)
Runners-up: Kathy Myketyn, John Driscoll, Kay Cormier (Dartmouth)
3rd Place: Dave Driscoll, Jim & Patti Granville (Wanderers)
4th Place: Doug McLearn, Carolyn Reeves, David Thomson (Bedford)
Club Championships 2019
All but two categories have been decided in this year's competition (Women's and Men's singles competition will be held in September.).
The winners were:
Women's Pairs: Carolyn Ulch & Joanne Guilderson
Men's Pairs: Doug McLearn & Hector Comeau
Women's Triples: Val Bechard, Jeannette Street & Caroline Belliveau
Men's Triples: Howard Oakey, Richard Cobb & Brad Voisin
Mixed Triples: Peter Boudreau, Lena Cameron & Albert Tanguay (Ethan Hargreaves, Evan Hargreaves)
Canada Day 2019
The day started out cold and wet but we persisted. By the time we finished a game of spider, a10-end bowls game and had our coffee and sundaes, it was actually bright outside! New members were presented with their name tags, and a presentation was made to the winning team in the 10-end game (Hector, Stephanie, and Sharon).
Janet Merry Mixed Pairs Tournament, June 2019
We opened the club for the season on Saturday 1 June on a lovely sunny day. It was the 22nd annual Janet Merry tournament. Eighteen teams with all six Nova Scotia clubs represented kept the club very active all weekend. The Lawn Bowls warriors braved the elements on Sunday. To put it mildly------it was a wet day.
The players persisted to the end with the following results:
4th place-----Dartmouth team of Vince Landry and Heather Salmon
3rd place-----Bridgetown team of Tammy Foster-Veinot and Braeden Campbell
2nd place-----Runners up Bedford team of Carolyn Reeves and Peter Boudreau
1st place-----Winning team from Bridgetown Jacki Foster and Mike Stewart
Open House, 2019
It was a wet day in May (as might be expected this year!) but quite a few intrepid souls turned out to see what the game of lawn bowls is all about. We had lots of volunteers with the enthusiasm and energy to keep our visitors interested. Many signed on for further training and we hope for lots of new members from this effort.
Thanks to everyone who participated.
Late Owl Tournament, 2018
Bedford Lawn Bowls Club hosted this tournament.
Winning team was: Cameron LeFresne, Lena Cameron, Tony Lynch, Carissa Lynch.
The Atlantic Bowls Championship was held at the Sherwood Lawn Bowling Club in Charlottetown, PEI
All Bedford club bowlers who participated earned gold or silver bars in this event!!
Mens Pairs: Steve Bezanson, Doug McLearn – GOLD bar
Ladies Pairs: Lena Cameron, Carissa Lynch – SILVER bar
Ladies Triples: Carolyn Ulch, Joanne Guilderson, Vivian Condran – SILVER bar
And Team Nova Scotia took home the Sid Currie Trophy for the winning province in this event.
Congratulations to all winners.
Janet Merry Mixed Pairs. June, 2018
1. Corey Boudreau and Ann Marie Siteman
2. Phil and Vicki Balcom
3. Cameron and Lindsey LeFresne
4. Ruth Bowman and Charles Stock
Congratulations to all participants who braved the frigid temperatures!!
Congratulations to all who participated!
Our champions / teams are:
Women's Singles: Nora Clark
Men's Singles: Hector Comeau
Women's Pairs: Nora Clark & Betty MacAlpine
Men's pairs: Justin Burns & Bryan Mazerall
Women's Triples: Joanne Guilderson, Brenda Nearing & Sylvelin Oakey
Men's Triples: Hector Comeau, Ron Hanratty, Tony Mauro
Mixed Triples: David Thomson. Geraldine Graham, Brad Voisin
EVENING LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, 2018
Women's Pairs: Brenda Nearing, Nora Clark
Men's Pairs: Paul Higgins, Justin Burns
Women's Triples: Nora Clark, Geraldine Graham, Cecile McLearn
Men's Triples: Paul Higgins, Mike LeBlanc, Albert Tanguay
Mixed Triples: Paul Higgins, Peter Boudreau, Cecile McLearn