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Burlington Lawn Bowling Club - Since 1971       

SPRING MEETING:  The Club's Annual Spring General Meeting will be held Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Please arrive at the clubhouse prior to the meeting to renew your membership. The 2017 Membership Form is now available for download in two formats: .doc and PDF . Please print, fill out and bring the form with you to the meeting, or after that, the next time you are at the club along with the Waiver.

2017 PROVINCIALS:  This year BLBC will be hosting the Provincial Fours Championships on June 3-4 and the club is looking for volunteers to help with the greens, work in the kitchen, marking games for the participants and other jobs. To join this team please contact Tony Farrell at 905-563-6097 or email him at tjfarrell@sympatico.ca .

OPEN HOUSE:  For 2017, the club's Open House Week goes from May 6 to May 12. During this week there will be afternoon and evening sessions for new bowlers. And beginning May 17, we start our Wednesday night Coaching for players who wish to learn and have fun at the same time. This can be first-time bowlers, first-year bowlers, novices and experienced club members. For both of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Dave Burrows. Email him at jdavidburrows@hotmail.com and let him know if you are interested in coaching in the Open House, the Wednesday Evenings or both.

THURSDAY LEAGUE SIGN UP:  All players wishing to play in the club's Thursday Night Aussie Pairs League are asked to please contact Charles Lyle at 905-633-8960 or email him at cllyle@gmail.com . The teams that played last year will be first on the list. We are always looking for spares.

      

  Points of Interest  
 

  About Our Club  
 

 Greens Restoration 
Progress Reports:
Nov. 2016 Update
Oct. 2016 Update
Spring 2016 Update
Oct. 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 
 
2016 Student Bowling Program:
See NEW  Poster

  Photo Albums  
 
- Indoor Bowls Fall 2016
- Our Ontario Champs
- Victoria Day 2016
- Opening Day 2016
- Christmas Jitney 2015
- Garage Sale 2015
- Opening Day 2015
- Open House 2015
- Canada Day 2014

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 for members only.
 
See Schedule for 2017 Club Championships.
 
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:  2015   -  2014  -  2013 .


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

 

 Open Tournaments 
 
Check our NEW  Open Tournaments schedule and plan your entries!
 
2017 Tournaments
 
2017 District 5 Schedule
 
 Tournament Results 

Results & Winners:
2013 Tournaments
2014 Tournaments
2015 Tournaments
2016 Tournaments  

 $10 Fee Increase for 2017
 

FULL MEMBERSHIP  (including affiliation fees) $185.00
New Members joining after August 1st pro-rated fee
Associate Member $30.00
Juniors (21 and under) $35.00
Indoor Bowling Membership (see above) Additional Fee
Lockers $5.00
Bowls Rental: $25.00 per year
"Pay-as-you-play" option NOT Available

Note: Full Membership Fee includes the annual affiliation fees of *$25.00 remitted to provincial and national governing bodies ($11.50 to OLBA and $13.50 to Bowls Canada per player). Members who belong to more than one Ontario club only have to pay these fees once. Therefore if BLBC is not your primary club, you only pay the club portion or $160.00. Indoor bowling add $100.
* OLBA and Bowls Canada are planning increases in their annual fees in 2017. Stay tuned for the specific amounts as it may effect the amount of the Membership Fees that the club will retain. Both OLBA & Bowls Canada raised their fees in 2016.

2017 Membership Form now available for download in two formats: .doc and PDF .
To renew your membership, please print, fill out and bring the form with you to the Spring Annual Meeting, or after that, 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
WOBA 2017
JJ Mat Bowling
 
 Resources: 
 
Club Constitution
Club Bylaws
 
2016 Fall Meeting Minutes
 
2017 Membership Form  &  Waiver
 
4-3-2-1 Rules
 
Ontario Tournaments 2017
 
O.B.A. History

Club Policies

Visitors & Practice:
Potential new members who have never bowled before are encouraged to participate, together with a reasonable number of coaching sessions for free, before making a membership decision. Visiting lawn bowlers may play occasionally for a fee (as defined annually by the club) and must make arrangements with the Drawmaster in advance of any practice or game. The decision of the Drawmaster will be final in all cases. No visitor, 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.

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.

Dogs: The Club has decided that only Service Dogs will be permitted inside the fence of the club.