Norwood LBC recently honored the memory of long time member and exceptional woman Emilie Ammazzini. Emilie was dedicated to bowls and our community, she was a giver. On hand for the plaque unveiling was son Michael and husband Reno.
Emilie competed nationally at the Majors and the Seniors, served as Umpire in Chief for years, held multiple club offices including that of President and Secretary, she conducted coaching clinics, gave private lessons, organised national events, and supported Norwood whichever way she could. Emilie last served as BMI Director of Administration.
Emilie was an exceptional woman and a great example to all who knew her. Emilie may have been known as a bowler but she will be remembered as a wonderful, caring, and giving human being. We miss you Emilie.
The 2021 Pairs League came to an end on Fri, Aug 27th. We had a total of sixteen teams entered surpassing the fourteen teams entered last year. Our season was only ten games which included three playoff games. After the first game we decided to split the league into an A and B Division (8 in each) in order to get in as many games as possible before the end of Aug. After seven games teams were placed in either the Gold, Silver, Bronze or Ascender group for the playoffs. The Gold group included the top two teams from each division and the Silver group the third and fourth place teams from each and so on. And the winners are………
Final – Playoff Gold Winners – Rick Nobess and Donna Gobeil Silver Winners – Bob Van Walleghem and Ken Irvine Bronze Winners – Mardal Flynn and Lorraine Horton Ascender Winners – Elaine Jones and Diane MacIver
The runners up in each playoff group were Ian Thompson and Richard Miller (Gold), Rick Knockaert and Joanne Kullman (Silver), Dennis Ducharme and Larry Jamieson (Bronze), Brenda Frank and David Kerr (Ascender). Also congrats to the teams of Dennis Ducharme/Larry Jamieson and Gerry Chudrick/Gillian McMurchy who all bowled perfect ends this season. Cash prizes and unique trophies/mementos were given to the winners. Thank you Donna Gobeil for having treats on hand for the prize presentation. A big thank you to Brenda Frank for running the Pairs League this season and making the prizes/mementos memorable. Special mention: Congratulations to the team of Ian Thompson and Richard Miller for going without a loss (7 games) during the regular round robin. Thank you to everyone for your participation and patience this season. Hope to see you all out next year. Gerry Chudrick, Convenor
*Attention winter bowlers* It’s early to be thinking about the upcoming winter season however this year we are hoping to kick off the winter indoor schedule in the first week of October. Soon the LRLBC Inc. board will meet to plan the Singles and Triples leagues. It would be helpful to get a picture of how many bowlers we can expect for each of the leagues.
The more players the lower the cost. Last year it cost $110.00 for triples and $80.00 for singles. That’s about $5.00 per game
Teams will be determined as per last year. The Board will meet and do its best to select teams that are competitive and balanced
Singles may be divided into 2 divisions (depends on # of players). Singles has morning and afternoon draws on Mon and Triples League will play Wed NB: most Triples teams will play in the afternoon on Wed to ensure we have enough able bodies to put the carpets away
We might have two or three rinks for jitney in the morning
Covid rules will depend on Public Health Orders
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating if you plan on playing in either league, or both
Triples players please give your playing position preferences in order i.e skip, vice, lead only etc. We will work to accommodate
A deadline for registrations will be set as we near the start date
We’re excited to get started. There has been an enthusiastic response already with as many as 20 players signed up to date. Please respond early