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Burlington Lawn Bowling Club - Since 1971       

HOLIDAY BOWLS:  Our next holiday jitney goes Monday, August 1 (Civic Day) at 10 a.m. with tags in 9:45. $2 for two 12-end games. Please bring lunch.

2016 CLUB TRIPLES:  The Club Championships for Triples (with Novice lead) is slated for Sunday, August 7 for women and men. $5 entry per player. 9:30 a.m. Meantime congrats to Joyce Anderson & Marj Kells for winning the women's Club Pairs championships on July 16 and to Roger Berg & Ariel Minelli on the men's side. Please click on NEWS for complete scores and photos.

TIP NUMBER 6:  Bruce is back with another installment of his "Bits for Better Bowling". Click for his latest tip . Yes, he wants us to try using our cellphone cameras to help us bowl better!

OPL BEARS 2016:  The Burlington Bears next game is Monday, August 8 when the Bears host the Oakville Lakers. Then on August 9 the Bears go to Kitchener to take on the undefeated Heritage Heat. Visit the Ontario Premier League website for more league information and current OPL standings.

NEW ST. CONSTRUCTION:  Ongoing road construction on New St. in August may restrict access to the Club's Parking Lot. Expect delays during the road work.  Instead it is advisible to use Drury Lane in order to park at the Seniors' Centre which is located just behind BLBC. Click here for more info including maps. It appears the City is determined to make New St. new again!

BLBC OPEN TOURNAMENTS:  Please email your entries to our tournament director Doug Brolly tournaments@burlingtonlbc.org . Next up: The Ron Du Feu Memorial, Thursday, August 11 (Mixed Pairs/Women's Pairs). Confirm your entries here. And congratulations to Joan Way and Lock Morgan for winning the Smiths' Mixed Pairs/Women's Pairs open tournament at Burlington, July 17. Click here for scores and photo.

      

  Points of Interest  
 

  About Our Club  
 

 Greens Restoration 
Progress Reports:
Spring 2016 Update
October 2015 Update
Nov. 2015 Update

 The Game 
 
Etiquette &
Team Positions

 At The Club 

Free lessons from our resident pros! Available to all who want to learn how to play bowls!

 Special Programs 
 
"Bruce's Bits for Better Bowling". Tips:
#1 - #2 - #3 - #4 - #5
New: Tip #6 - 

 
2016 Student Bowling Program:
See NEW  Poster

  Holiday Jitneys  
 
Victoria Day 2016
Photo Album
 


Opening Day 2016
Photo Album
 

The Burlington Lawn Bowling Club (BLBC) is a private charter club located in the heart of Burlington, Ontario. The club is a member of District 5 of the Ontario Lawn Bowling Association (OLBA).

The club invites you to join us for lively social interaction and mild exercise  on the "GREEN" and we invite and encourage non-members to play as our guests.  Lessons and loaner equipment are available for all interested residents. Guests may also use club bowls for a small fee.

BLBC has two greens of 8 rinks each. Bowling occurs virtually every day of the week during our operating season, usually in the afternoons and evenings.  More information on the choice of times and levels of play of all bowling activities can be found in the 2016 Handbook.  In addition, for the competitive bowler, the club also hosts numerous "Open Tournaments" and District & Provincial Championships throughout the year. For your enjoyment, the club is licensed for beer and wine service.

BLBC shirts are also available. Men and Women's sizes. $35. Contact Maureen Gibb to order.


 


 INDOOR BOWLING:  Want to lawn bowl all year round? No problem! At BLBC you can bowl indoors from October to April for $100. We roll out 3 mats in our clubhouse. The game is similar to outdoors but the greens are mats (shorter & narrower than outside) with a block in the middle to make the game more challenging. Small bowls are supplied. All you need is indoor flat-soled shoes.

We have open bowling every afternoon (with refreshments & cookies between games). There are also leagues in the mornings & evenings. Come join us and enjoy the camaraderie. Lessons are available. There is an additional fee of $30 for non-outdoor members.


 Ongoing Activities 

 
Open Bowling: Pick-up games with players drawn randomly. Show up 20 minutes ahead of start time and play.
 
Jitneys: Same as Open Bowling, but played for loonies & toonies. Also special Holiday Jitneys when 2 games are played.
 
Tournaments: Some are "in house" Club Tournaments (2016 Schedule) for members only.
Others are "Open" to outside clubs as well. All require pre-registration.
 
Leagues: Pick your own team for league play (such as Australian 2-4-2 Pairs and 4-3-2-1).
 

Winners of Last Year's Open Tournaments held at BLBC

Previous Winners:  2014  -  2013 .



 
 Photo Galleries 
 
- Christmas Jitney
- Garage Sale
- Opening Day 2015
- Opening Day 2016
- Open House Week

 Open Tournaments 
 
Check our NEW  Open Tournaments schedule and plan your entries!
 
2016 Tournaments
 
2016 District 5 Schedule
 
 Tournament Results 

Results & Winners:
2013 Tournaments
2014 Tournaments
2015 Tournaments
 

 No Fee Increases for 2016!
 

FULL MEMBERSHIP  (including affiliation fees) $175.00
New Members joining after August 1st pro-rated fee
Associate Member $30.00
Juniors (21 and under) $25.00
Indoor Bowling Membership (see above) Additional Fee
Lockers $5.00
Bowls Rental: $2.00 per day or $20.00 per year
"Pay-as-you-play" option NOT Available

Note: Full Membership Fee includes the affiliation fees of $25.00 remitted to national and provincial governing bodies ($11.50* to OLBA and $13.50 to Bowls Canada per player). Members who belong to more than one club only have to pay these fees once. Therefore if BLBC is not your primary club, you only pay the club portion or $150.00. Indoor bowling add $100.
*Note: OLBA increases its annual fees by $1.50 in 2016.

2016 Membership Form now available for download in two formats: .doc and PDF .
If you haven't yet renewed your membership, please print, fill out and bring the form with you the next time you are at the club along with the Waiver.


  LINKS  
 
Bowls Canada
OLBA Home Page
Ontario Premier League
Burlington Bears
City of Burlington
Region of Halton
Burlington Weather
Tourism Burlington
PBA Canada 2016
WOBA 2016
 
 Resources: 
 
Club Constitution
 
2016 Membership Form  &  Waiver
 
2015 Strategic Plan
1st Report  2nd Report
 
4-3-2-1 Rules
 
Searchable Ontario Tournament Listing 2016
 
O.B.A. History

Club Policies

Visitors:
Visitors, including members of other bowling clubs, may play occasionally for free although "donations are encouraged". For extended play, there is a $30 monthly fee. No visitors, unless they become full members of the club, shall acquire any benefits of membership nor be eligible to compete in club championships or league play. Players from other clubs in the district may practice for district playdowns being held at the club but must arrange for practice times in advance.

Practice:
All bowlers wishing to practice must make arrangements with the drawmaster for the assignment of a rink. Practicing members may be allowed on the greens before scheduled events with the exception of tournaments or when all rinks are expected to be full (for example, the various evening leagues) but only under the direction of the on-site drawmaster.

Dress Code: (as per the club handbook):

  • Flat soled shoes (indentations no deeper than 1/4 inch (1 cm) are mandatory).
  • Shirts must have collars and/or sleeves.
  • No restrictions for teams to wear same colour shirts for club championships.
  • For Open Tournaments and District Playdowns, the OLBA Dress Code (General Rule 6.b.) shall apply (namely players on a team must all wear the same team colours or the default white tops and bottoms).

Smoking: The City of Burlington has a new "No Smoking" by-law on city property, including parks and parking lots. We have new signs on our fence advising the same. Smokers will move to the street curb.