2018-2019 Indoor Lawn Bowls
Rick Knockaert, Joanne Kullman and John Bjornson
We’re underway at Tommy Prince. Here’s a group pic from Oct 11/2018:
Christmas Party, 2018 – at Tommy Prince
2019 League Results
In 2019, we continued to host three leagues: Singles, Fours, and 3-Bowl Pairs.
Two Groups (A) & (B) were fielded.
Rob Law won in (A) and Gerry Chudrick won (B)
Jerome Kirby was runner-up in (A), and Alan Curd in (B)
Singles Event History:
YEAR Winner Group ‘A’ Winner Group ‘B’
2018 Rob Law Gerry Venderbos
2017 Rob Law Larry Jamieson
2016 Elaine Jones Leo Dusablon
2015 Bob Van Walleghem Melanie Shura
2014 John Bjornson Bob Strong
2013 Betty Van Walleghem John Baron
3-BOWL PAIRS LEAGUE
Runners-up Ed Mulholland & John Preston
Phil Clark, Gerry Venderbos, Jerome Kirby, and Brian Kullman – the 2019 4’s winners. In Second Place were Team Mulholland and in Third, Team Jacobucci.
The above group picture, taken at the Fours Event wind-up BBQ at Dakota, includes Front Row: Donna G, Jean, Brenda, Betty V, Sylvia, JoAnne, Sandra, Paulette, Joanne, Joan, & Elaine; Second Row: Clarice, Marilyn, Donna Law, Shirley, Emilie, Lorraine, Gord, Ed, Betty G, Mardal, Phil, Rick, Gerry V, John, Shirley, Nate, Barb, Gerry C, & Brian.
Provincial and Association completed events in 2019
Provincial Ladies’ Singles
At her home club, Norwood LBC, Betty Van Walleghem won the first tournament of the season. Joining her as the Singles Representatives for Manitoba will be Kris Madsen.
Provincial Men’s Fours
Also played at Norwood LBC, a victory for skip, Jerome Kirby. Shown here are the victorious Phil Clark, Brian Kullman, Jerome Kirby, and Gerry Venderbos. In second place was a team skipped by Nate Jacobucci.
Provincial Ladies’ Pairs
In second place was the team of Betty Van Walleghem & Sandra Mulholland. Eight teams had competed for the Pairs title.
Provincial Men’s Singles
In all, eight players contested the singles title this year.
Provincial Indoor Singles
Ladies’ Indoor Champion for 2019 is Kris Madsen – she was uncontested this year.
Men’s Indoor Champion is Jerome Kirby, who battled with John Bjornson for the final win. The four entrants played each other twice.
2019 Provincial U18 Juniors
Held at Sargent Park this year, there was a very low turn-out for the Under 14 Boys, and the Under 18 Boys events. There were no entries for the equivalent Girls events.
Here’s one for Ripley’s:
Sharon Tully, Verna Lewis & Ben Hochman bowled a Nine-Ender on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
2019 Provincial Men’s Pairs
Winners: Bob Van Walleghem and John Bjornson
Runners Up: Ed Mulholland and Rob Law
Provincial Ladies’ Fours
Winners: Sandra Mulholland, Betty Grundy, Elaine Jones, and (skip) Betty Van Walleghem
Runners up: Jean Roeland (skip), Emilie Ammazzini, Sylvia Erickson, and Joanne Kullman
There were 8 teams entered and a well-fought battle for the top three teams.
Senior Men’s Triples
Runners Up were Ed Mulholland, Rick Knockaert & Ron Nurse
Ladies’ Senior Triples
Runners Up: Jean Roeland, Emilie Ammazzini, & Joanne Kullman
Manitoba Mixed Pairs
Tim Lane and Chris Moore, playing at their own club in Brandon, MB, won the event edging out fellow Wheat City club members, Rod Rose & Jane Neil by one point! However, Rod & Jane did manage to bowl a perfect 6-bowl end during the match.
Association Open Fours
Runners-Up were Linda Ames, Ian Thompson, George Ames (skip), and Alan Curd
Tom Moore Open Pairs
This year’s winners of the Tom Moore Trophy – a pairs tournament for first & second year bowlers – are from Norwood LBC and in their first year of bowling. The tournament was played at Tuxedo LBC. The runners-up were Bev Mulholland & Kerry Northmore from Tuxedo.
Association Open Pairs
This year’s winners, from Tuxedo, are Ed Mulholland & Alan Curd – the event was held at Tuxedo LBC. Runners-up Malcolm Taylor & Aline Taylor are pictured below:
Perfect Ends played
On July 9th at St. Johns LBC – Sharon Tully, Verna Lewis, & Ben Hochman
On July 11th at Gimli LBC – Norm Carrothers, Tim Cochosky, & Chris Watkinson
& on August 28th at St. Johns LBC – David Babiniec, Pat Gomes, Jocelyn Horrigan, & Joy Batchelor
And last, but not least, last InterClub until 2020: St Johns Club
Many thanks to Sandra Mulholland (and others) for the tour of the Clubs by picture.
Championships & National Events 2019
National Ladies’ Senior Triples – Montreal, PQ
Barb Heinrichs, Donna Gobeil (skip), and Brenda Frank with their Bronze Medals; and below on the podium in Montreal
National Mixed Pairs
Although Tim Lane and Kathy Foley (from Brandon) were edged out of the bronze medal round this year, we do have a couple of pictures:
2019 Indoor Singles in Vancouver
In November, Rob Law represented Canada in Australia. He competed in both the men’s triples and men’s fours. While his teams didn’t medal, he represented us well.
Winter Bowling (October 2019 to May 2020)
In preparation for the indoor/winter season, Bowls Manitoba purchased new mats and contracted for a new indoor lawn bowling location. Linden Ridge Lawn Bowling Club becomes our third location and hosts the winter league. In the picture below, Brenda Frank, Gerry Chudrick, Elaine Jones, and Donna Gobeil are NOT being arrested! They are assisting with the sizing of one of the three new indoor bowling carpets.
Linden Ridge LBC, at 2050 Chevrier Blvd. (Soul Sanctuary), in its inaugural season, hosts the Triples League on Wednesday mornings – plus a jitney at 12:45 pm.
Gateway Centre, at 1717 Gateway Road, became a jitney event also on Wednesdays at 12:45 pm.
Tommy Prince Place, at 90 Sinclair Avenue, continued to provide a jitney on Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays at 10 am – from mid-October thru mid-May.