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Week of September 4 – September 10, 2023

AWARDS DINNER

SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2023

Cocktails 4:30 pm

Dinner at 6:00 pm

Awards at 7:30 pm

 

MENU

Pork Stroganoff & Creamed Mashed Potatoes

Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

 

Tickets $15:00

Tickets available from Vicki Banks.

 

SMILE CARDS

I have 5 x $100 Thrifty Smile Cards available, if anybody would like one, please contact Chris Fereday.  The Club bought extras so that we would qualify for the full discount.

 

Week of August 28 – September 3, 2023

THRIFTY’S SMILE CARD FUNDRAISER 

It’s that time again. I will be taking orders for Thrifty’s Smile Cards until Thursday, September 7th evening.  They will be available for distribution on Friday, September 8th onwards. Click here to order

https://www.parksvillelawnbowlingclub.com/smile-cards/

Payments by e-transfer to parksvillelbctreasurer@gmail.com or cheque or cash.

Thanks for your ongoing support.

Chris Fereday

 

 

GEORGE GIBSON SEPTEMBER 6th AND 7th GAME TIMES

The game times for both days are:

9:00 am

11:15 am

1:30 pm

3:45 pm

If play progresses faster than expected, the start times may move up slightly.

Please come out and cheer on the teams.

 

Week of August 14 – 20, 2023

Measuring Clinic

Important news! There will be a measuring clinic on August 28th at 1:00.  Open to everyone who wants to learn how to measure correctly. Novices, seconds, thirds you’re all encouraged to attend. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board so that we have an idea of how many will be attending. See you then.

Sandi Mitchell, Player Development

 

Week of August 7 – 13, 2023

Friday afternoon draw update

The Friday loonie/toonie Draw will be 12 ends until further notice. This change is due to the high temperatures.

Thank you, Mick.

 

Baking Update

Thanks to all the members that rallied to my call for cakes and cookies to replenish the stock. The response was unbelievable. We are now very much replenished and the freezers are bursting at the seams. This stock should, I hope, last for some time so you can all take some time off.

Many thanks again, Vicki

 

Fun and Food Night

A fun and food night is planned for Wednesday, August 30 @ 5:00 pm. The meal will be crispy fried chicken, potato salad or coleslaw.  Dessert , tea and coffee will be served after 10 ends of “Count ‘em down…count ‘em up”. The cost will be $10.00. The sign up sheet will be posted on Monday, August 14th in the sun room and will be removed on Monday, August 28th. Sign up and join in the fun.

Ken Bucyk
Fun & Food Coordinator

Week of July 31 – August 6, 2023

SAVE-ON-FOODS CARDS FUNDRAISER 

Last chance to order your Save-on-Foods card for our newest fundraiser.  All orders must be in by noon today (Monday), for pick up on Friday.  Payments can be made to parksvillelbctreasurer@gmail.com or cheque or cash.  To order click on “contacts” on the website, for order form or follow this link https://www.parksvillelawnbowlingclub.com/save-on-cards/

Chris Fereday

 

Coaching

Although there are no scheduled coaching sessions on Friday mornings, coaching is still available. You can go to the website under Player Development / Coaching or follow this link Player Development | Parksville Lawn Bowling Club and send in a request for help.

Sandi Mitchell, Player Development

 

Save-on-Foods Fundraiser

Here’s another way to support your club.  Save-on-Foods offer the same fundraising opportunities as Thrifty’s.  Let’s give it a try.  You can order in denominations of, $10, $25, $50 or $100.  If we buy $4,000 or more, the Club will get back 6%.  This is the same as Thrifty’s.  You must pre-order before Monday August 7th.  Click on Contacts for the order form. https://www.parksvillelawnbowlingclub.com/save-on-cards/

Chris Fereday

Members Only Credentials Sent!

The credentials that all members will use for the Members Only area of the web site have been sent to all full members that I have email addresses for. I apologize for the format of the message some of you received; coffee hadn’t kicked in! Just scroll down to the bottom to see the message.

If you have not received an email, let me know and I will give the credentials to you. Rember, PLEASE DO NOT SHARE with non-members as the information in this area is private.

 

Week of July 24 – July 31, 2023

Urgent need for baking

The Club has an urgent need for baking (cookies, muffins etc.) for use in the upcoming tournaments. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Vicki

Laws of the game questions ….. What’s the rule on that.

Q1. A bowl has been delivered on Rink 1. The skip standing behind the head on Rink 2 sees that the bowl from Rink 1 has been delivered quite widely and is about to hit a bowl on Rink 2. This skip rushes forward and stops the Rink 1 bowl. Now what happens?

Hint. It depends on which bias the bowl was delivered with.

Answer

The relevant Law is 37.6. If the bowl was delivered with the correct bias, (no need to judge if it would have affected the head), it will be returned to be replayed. If it was on the wrong bias it is a dead bowl and sits on the bank until the next end is played.

Q2. A skip inadvertently kicks a previously delivered bowl that was in the head and moves it but manages to stop it from contacting any other bowls. What happens to the moved bowl?

Answer

The relevant Law is 37.1.5.1. ” the opponent (of the player who accidentally kicked the bowl) must put the bowl back to its former position. Emphasis on ‘must’, it can’t be left where it is. The opponent has full control of where the bowl is placed, the kicker has no say in the matter. In the spirit of the game the opponent should not place the bowl in a more advantageous position than it originally was.

Q3. In a triples game the leads and thirds from each team have delivered their bowls. The great march of the skips and leads/thirds from one end of the rink to the other is in progress. Skip A and his third, who has just delivered his last bowl, stop mid-rink to discuss what a great bowl it was and what to do next. Meanwhile the other 4 players keep walking and skip B picks up her bowl and approaches the mat, only to see that Team A’s skip and third have just completed their conference and are now walking to their respective ends of the rink. What law has possibly been broken and by which team?

Answer

The Law is 13. Possession of the rink. The skip and third of team A who stopped to confer in the middle of the rink have broken this law. Following delivery of Third A’s last bowl and when all bowls have come to rest, possession of the rink immediately passes to Team B. That means Team B has the right to deliver their next bowl as soon as they are ready, without having to wait for their opponents to get out of the way. In this situation where all the players are moving from one end of the rink to the other, the team that does not have rink possession (Team A), should not consult mid-rink, or linger to inspect the head as they walk past it., they should get to the other end of the rink with or ahead of their opponents. In an umpired game the penalty for repeated rink possession violation could range from having their last bowl removed from the head, to the end being replayed if that bowl has disturbed the head.

Martin

Week of July 17 – 23, 2023

THRIFTY’S SMILE CARD 

Today is the last day to order your Smile Card.  They will be distributed this weekend.  Please order through the website, just click the following link Smile Cards – Parksville Lawn Bowling Club to access the order form. Thank you.

Chris

Laws of the game questions …..

Q1. A bowl has been delivered on Rink 1. The skip standing behind the head on Rink 2 sees that the bowl from Rink 1 has been delivered quite widely and is about to hit a bowl on Rink 2. This skip rushes forward and stops the Rink 1 bowl. Now what happens?

Hint. It depends on which bias the bowl was delivered with.

Q2. A skip inadvertently kicks a previously delivered bowl that was in the head and moves it but manages to stop it from contacting any other bowls. What happens to the moved bowl?

Q3. In a triples game the leads and thirds from each team have delivered their bowls. The great march of the skips and leads/thirds from one end of the rink to the other is in progress. Skip A and his third, who has just delivered his last bowl, stop mid-rink to discuss what a great bowl it was and what to do next. Meanwhile the other 4 players keep walking and skip B picks up her bowl and approaches the mat, only to see that Team A’s skip and third have just completed their conference and are now walking to their respective ends of the rink. What law has possibly been broken and by which team?

Martin

 

Week of July 10 – 16, 2023

Marker Qualification

Any bowlers, new or veteran, who do not hold a Marker Certification please contact Martin at martinchris@shaw.ca to register your interest in changing that situation. We have a number of Singles competitions upcoming with lots of markers needed.

Existing Markers

Check the date shown on your marker card. All cards have been extended by 2 years automatically. As an example if your card shows an expiry in 2021 it has been automatically extended to the end of 2023. If your card shows 2020 or earlier you need to requalify.

Thrifty’s Smile Cards

It’s time again to re-stock your Thrifty’s Smile Cards.  You can now order directly through the website, just hit this link Smile Cards – Parksville Lawn Bowling Club which take you to the order form.  I will be purchasing them on Friday July 21st, so your orders must be in by Thursday evening, preferably sooner.  This is a great fundraiser for our Club.  Thanks for your ongoing support.

Chris Fereday

Week of July 3 – 9, 2023

Coaching

The following Fridays the 14, 21, 28 are devoted to coaching for singles. If you want a rink for practice, I suggest you come a bit after 9:30 to get a rink. 

Sandi Mitchell