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 2022 Janet Merry Mixed Pairs Lawn Bowls Tournament

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.

Rookie Championship
It was a wonderful day! All enjoyed themselves a great deal ....great shots everywhere.....lots of smiles.....great camaraderie throughout !!!
The format was 4-3-2-1. After  2 8-end games the top four players advanced to a playoff round of money prizes

Final Standings after the 4- end playoff:
1st place ...Paul McAdam
2nd place ...Guy LeBlanc
3rd place ...Irene Wilde
4th place ...Jeannette LeBlanc

Thanks to Howard with the Barbecue and our Kitchen Staff....Charlotte, Sylvelin and Susan, as well as officials Nancy Sinclair, Lorne Davis and Albert Tanguay and finally Lew Withrow our Greens Coordinator!

- Peter Boudreau, Match Play Chair

Anniversary Bowl

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.

2018 Annual Atlantic Bowls Championship

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

Top Finishers:

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


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