Life Member, Gord Macdonald, passes away

posted 20 Oct 2019, 17:31 by Website Editor

Gordon Macdonald a long time member of the club and recently given a LIfe Membership by the club membership, passed away. Here is his obituary:

Gordon Macdonald

1935 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Macdonald(2019)

Mr. Gordon Robert Macdonald, beloved husband of Betty, passed away at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the age of 84 years. Along with Betty, left to cherish Gordon’s memory are their children: Donna (Greg) MacPherson, Grant (Carol) Macdonald, Scott (Lorraine Teske) Macdonald and Dorothy (Blenos Foote) Macdonald; grandchildren, Michelle (Tom), Leanne (Jason), Kimberley, Katherine, Kendra (Mitch), David, Sean (Cindy), Reanna, Kevin (Jenesia), Adam, Ashley, Skyler, Alyssa and Maddison; great-grandchildren, Evan, Jordan, Finn, Alexander, Karsyn, Zef (Bradley), Lucas, Jase, Emery, Abby, Halo, Gage, River, Willow, Patrick and Jessica; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Florence (Claire) Gard; sisters-in-law, Arlene Macdonald and Leah Macdonald as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, David and Mary; daughter, Peggy (Gean Vanier); great-grandson, AJ as well as siblings, Marion, Norman and Stewart. Gordon enjoyed 10 pin bowling and was a life member of the Medicine Hat Lawn Bowling Club. He was an avid whittler who also liked to play scratch tickets and visit garage sales. Gordon loved to socialize especially get-togethers with friends and family. A Celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Helen Reid officiating.

Yardstick 2019

posted 25 Aug 2019, 20:15 by Website Editor

The second annual Yardstick Tournament took place with 8 Medicine Hat teams and 2 Lethbridge teams. The format of the tournament was changed this year as a pairs tournament, instead of the jitney-like format of last year.  Teams had to play 3 randomly selected games. A yardstick tournament is different in that all the bowls within a yard of the jack are counted towards the score, which means both teams can score points in each end, not just one, as in traditionally bowls. 

Ina and Lori Lutz went a perfect 3-0 in the tournament and racked up 84 points to win the tournament. Wes and Jean Bresee also went 3-0, but had 5 fewer points that the Lutz' to finish in second place. Lethbridge's Robert and Neal took the third place title with a 2-1 record. The top three placers took home yard sticks with everyone's signature on them. 

Pairs Round Robin Champs Named

posted 25 Aug 2019, 20:08 by Website Editor

Wes Bresee and Jeff Desjarlais continued their dominance of the pairs league. Wes and Jeff went 9-1 in round robin play to take the round robin trophy for the third year in a row. The playoffs begin Monday with Wes and Jeff playing the winner between Ina and Lori and Bob and Janine. Barb Moll and Curt Moll with play Joan Theriault and Ann Boutkan to crown the 'B' side champions. 

Singles League Champs

posted 25 Aug 2019, 20:05 by Website Editor

The singles league came to an end with a reigning champion retainer her crown, while a new men's champion was crowned. Joan Theriault took the ladies championship with a 8-6 win over Ann Boutkan. On the men's side, number 4 ranked Jeff Desjarlais needed an extra end to beat number 3 ranked Allen Hunt 10-9. In the bronze medal game, Wes Bresee took the bronze over Curt Moll.

Novice Tournament Results

posted 25 Aug 2019, 20:02 by Website Editor

Five teams vied for club novice supremacy. Two time defending champion, Wes Bresee, was without his usual partner and managed to win with his partner in life, Jean Bresee. The Bresee's sailed to a perfect 5-0 record in the round robin tournament. Barb Moll and Lori Lutz tied with Ann Boutkan and Steven Bezanson at 3-2, but Barb and Lori held the tie-breaker with an earlier victory over Ann and Steve. 

Youth Camps Finish Up with Lawn Bowling Golf

posted 25 Aug 2019, 19:58 by Website Editor

The four youth bowlers finished up the camp season with a friendly game of lawn bowling golf. Youth director, Barb Moll, was very pleased with the bowlers and encouraged all of them to continue lawn bowling. 

Moll's Attend Provincial Mixed Championship

posted 25 Aug 2019, 19:55 by Website Editor

Skip Barb Moll and her lead, Curt Moll, attended the Bowls Alberta Provincial Mixed Championship at Calgary Lawn Bowling Club. Fourteen teams from provincial clubs vied for the chance to go to the National Mixed Championships in Ontario in September. In order to move on to the playoffs, teams had to win 3 of their four games. The Moll's were the last team toqualify with a 3-1 record in round robin play. Ranked 6th, the had it tough against the number 3 seed from Commonwealth in Edmonton and reigning provincial champions and silver medalists at Nationals. The Moll's ended up losing 22-10. They finished the competition in 6th place overall!

Medicine Hat Memorial Tournament

posted 21 Jul 2019, 21:58 by Website Editor

Fourteen teams from Medicine Hat (5) and Edmonton (9) played in the fifth edition of the Medicine Hat Memorial Tournament. This tournament was originally created to provide an opportunity for bowlers who do not play in provincial events to play in a fun and relaxed tournament. The Edmonton clubs - Royal, Commonwealth, and Highland - provided great competition and a lot of laughs.!
Saturday had teams play four games after which they were seeded into one of four divisions. On Sunday we had the playoffs starting with the semi-finals and then the finals. It was an all Medicine Hat final with Barb Moll defeating the Ina Lutz team. It was the first time a Medicine Hat team has won the tournament.
Division 1 - Barb Moll (skip), Curt Moll, Eric Moll (Medicine Hat)
Division 2 - Wes Bresee (skip) Jeff Desjaralis, Jean Bresee (Medicine Hat)
Division 3 - Merv Cleasby (skip), Bob Griffith, Eng Gouw (Royal)
Division 4 - Marlen Shustov (skip), Joe van Alstine, Francis Jo (Royal)
Ben Osterman Plaque, Outstanding Skip - Trevor Pohle (Royal)

55+ Games

posted 21 Jul 2019, 21:47 by Website Editor

Lawn bowls was not an official event on the 55+Games calandar. However, since bocce was and they were using the lower green, we had our own in house tournaments. Friday we hosted a singles tournament and Saturday we hosted a pairs tournament. 
The singles tournament saw Joan Theriault take gold, while Jean Bresee took silver, and Nanko Dubbelboer took the bronze. The pairs tournament had Wes and Jean Bresee take the gold in the 70+ category, Joan Theriault and Danny Frey take the silver, and Gerry Aitken and Helen Young take the bronze. The the 55+ category, Terry Lerner and Barb Moll took the gold. 

First Dave Dennis Memorial Crown Bowls Tournament

posted 28 May 2019, 20:45 by Website Editor

Our inaugural Dave Dennis Crown Bowls Tournament was a success. Seven women and six men competed for the Dave Dennis trophy. 
We played a modified version of crown bowls. If you watched us play, it would look more like bocce. The format is a one versus one format with competitors using two bowls. Once the first end is over, the winner of the end has to place the mat where the jack was. They can point the mat in any direction they want. It was fun to see bowlers hesitate throwing their bowls because it might cross paths with another bowl from another game. The game was over when one player reached 11 points. The average length of a game was between 11-13 ends. 
Club president, Joan Theriault won the ladies side with a victory of Dave's wife, Pat Dennis. Barb Moll took the bronze medal game with a close win over Jean Bresee. On the men's side, Curt Moll took gold, with Allen Hunt taking the silver, and Jeff Desjarlais taking the bronze. 
We hope to continue this new tournament for many years to come!

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