It was a great day of lawn bowls on Saturday as we closed off the 2023 tournament schedule with the Late Owl Mixed Fours! Normally hosted at the Bedford Lawn Bowls Club, the event was moved this year to the Dartmouth Lawn Bowls Club due to Bedford’s continued green closure due to the floods this past July. This year’s event featured 12 teams from across our member clubs. Congratulations to the winners for this year:
1st Place- Mayumi Endo/John Driscoll/Kathy Myketyn/Debbie Mitchell
2nd Place- Gordon Foster/Janet Kelly/Eleanor Shea/Sue Ellen Horne
3rd Place- Cameron LeFresne/Lena Cameron/Ann Marie Siteman/Don Murchy
4th Place- Milton Graves/Karen Church/Ron Ternoway/Helene Whitford
5th Place- Joyce Anderson/Malcolm Capstick/Nancy Latimer/Rick Latimer
6th Place- Nora Clark/Paul Camilleri/Daniel Sirois/Martha Muggah
It was an exciting finals day at the 2023 Provincial Singles Championship at the Dartmouth Lawn Bowls Club as our Men’s and Women’s Champions were officially determined. Congratulations to Steve Ogden and Debby Purdy who won the titles in thrilling matchups today. In the Men’s Singles Final, Steve beat his fellow Team Nova Scotia representative from the Majors John Siteman 21-5 in the afternoon session to clinch the title for another year. In the Women’s Final (which came right to the last session on Sunday afternoon)- Debby defeated her fellow Team Nova Scotia representative Ann Marie Siteman 21-20 in a thrilling 26 end battle which came right to the last point to clinch her first Women’s Singles title! Thanks to the Dartmouth Lawn Bowls Club, their Provincial Match Chair John Driscoll, the umpires and the large crew of markers who all came together to make this event an excellent one!
What an exciting weekend of bowls at the St. Mary's Lawn Bowls Club as we hosted the 2023 Provincial Mixed Pairs Championship. Featuring 9 teams from across our LBNS member clubs- there was some great games as teams aimed at representing Nova Scotia at the Canadian Mixed Pairs Championship in September at Wanderers.
Congratulations to Jim and Patti Granville from Wanderers- who went undefeated to win this year’s championship. In the finals, Jim and Patti defeated Terry O’Neil and Kathy Myketyn 17-9 in a hard fought match which completed with an excellent draw to the ditch by Jim in the 16th end of the game to cap off the win. Good luck Jim and Patti in the Canadians this September at Wanderers. We look forward to cheering you on as you go for gold right here at home!
It was a fun day at the Bridgetown Lawn Bowling Club as they hosted a Bowls Canada Boulingrin National Team Evaluation Camp. The camp gave athletes who had applied for Team Canada the opportunity to show their skills in a wide variety of drills, games and team play. Thanks to BCB Regional Coach Tammy Foster-Veinot for putting on an excellent day of development and skill building for these athletes aiming for international futures in our sport. Good luck to all of the athletes as they continue through the selection process on the road to the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
It was a great day yesterday in the Valley as the Bridgetown Lawn Bowling Club hosted their first event of the 2023 season, the Joe Tidd Memorial Open Triples! 10 teams from across Nova Scotia battled it out for top honours on what ended up being a beautiful Saturday for bowls. Congratulations to the winning teams:
1st Place- Milledge Sheridan, Charles Stock, Vicki Holland (Bridgetown/Wanderers)
2nd Place- Braeden Campbell, Bob Campbell, Torrin Campbell (Bridgetown)
3rd Place- Ian MacDonald, Jim Granville, Patti Granville (Wanderers)
It was a great day of bowls today at the Dartmouth Lawn Bowls Club as they hosted an Open 5-A-Side Tournament to help teams prepare for the nationals format coming in 2024.
Congrats to Steve Ogden, Steve Bezanson, Cameron LeFresne, Terry O’Neil and Mike Hadley who won the event. Thanks to Kathy Myketyn and John Driscoll for organizing the day for the 6 team field.
Congratulations to everyone who competed yesterday in Bedford at the Janet Merry Mixed Pairs! This year’s champions were Cameron LeFresne and Lena Cameron (Wanderers) who won the title with an undefeated 3-0 record (61 match points). 2nd Place went to Vicki Balcom and John Driscoll (Dartmouth) who also finished with a 3-0 record but ended up with 56 match points. 3rd place went to Carolyn Reeves and Hector Comeau (Bedford) who finished with a 2-1 record and a +10 differential to top 2 other teams in tiebreaking. Thanks to Bedford for hosting another great event! Up next on the LBNS calendar has bowlers headed off to the Valley for the Joe Tidd Memorial Open Triples at the Bridgetown Lawn Bowls Club on July 8th.
It’s now been just over a week since John and Ann Marie Siteman returned from competing in the 2023 Australian Open! We both would like to thank everyone for following along in the posts as we battled it out in our 6th Australian Open. Here are some highlights of the trip. If you’re looking at a great opportunity to test your skills in the sport at the highest level while having an awesome vacation too- definitely think about making your way to the Gold Coast in June 2024 for next year’s event. Any questions or need any advice?- we’re here to support any Canadians as they make their way for the World’s Largest Bowls Festival!
We're excited to announce that Bowls Canada Boulingrin has awarded the 2023 Canadian Mixed Pairs Championship to the Wanderers Lawn Bowling Club! The event is scheduled to take place September 12-16, 2023 on their historic greens at the Wanderers Grounds. The event will be co-chaired by Lena Cameron and Ann Marie Siteman. As many of you know, Wanderers was scheduled to host the Canadian Mixed Pairs in 2020 before the pandemic hit- so their members are super excited to be welcoming back bowlers from across Canada to Halifax for what should be a great week of championship bowls. Stay tuned for more details as they look forward to making this year's Canadian Mixed Pairs a huge success.
Pictured- The Opening Ceremonies parade at the 2016 Canadian Senior Triples Championship hosted at the Wanderers Lawn Bowls Club.
It was a special night this past Saturday night in Bridgetown as there was a special mention for lawn bowls as part of the Bridgetown Area Sports Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Night. As part of their ceremony, they recognized the successes of our provincial team at the 2022 Canadian Championships in Burlington with our two gold medals and one silver medal (the best medal haul in Nova Scotian bowls history at the Majors). With five of our representatives coming from the Bridgetown Lawn Bowling Club- it was a special night to celebrate our sport’s success in 2022 at Majors. Congratulations everyone!
Lawn Bowls Nova Scotia is the Provincial Sport Organization responsible for Lawn Bowls (both indoor and outdoor) in Nova Scotia.