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Yardstick Tournament

posted 26 Aug 2018, 17:42 by Website Editor

Our inaugural Yardstick Tournament was a success with 20 participants - 6 from Lethbridge Lawn Bowling. Robert, Al, and Bob from Lethbridge swept the men's top three; Esther (Lethbridge) took first, Ina (MH) took second, and Esther (Lethbridge) and Linda (MH) tied for third. All seven of these players got to sign the permanent yardstick to show their 2018 win and each were also awarded their own labeled yardstick to keep.

Novice Pairs Tournament

posted 23 Aug 2018, 21:55 by Website Editor

The novice pairs tournament was held August 23. Ten teams vied for the novice trophy, up from six the previous year. The unbeatable duo of Wes Bresee and Jeff Desjarlais won all three of their games to take home the novice pairs trophy. Daniel Frey and Danielle Donington took second, while Jean Bresee and Barb Moll took home the third place medals. 

Bresee and Desjarlais Repeat as Pairs Champs

posted 23 Aug 2018, 21:50 by Website Editor   [ updated 23 Aug 2018, 21:57 ]

Wes and Jeff ran to table winning all 10 of their round robin games to take the pairs league championship for the second year in a role. Their names will be engraved on the J. Gibson Trophy. Curt and Barb finished at 6-4 to place second, while Ina and Lori went 5-5 to finish third. The six teams will now be placed in an 'A' division (top three teams) and a 'B' division (bottom three teams) and play Tuesday, August 28 to finish off the pairs season.

Wes and Jeff are receiving the trophy from club president Bill Cuthill.

Dave Dennis Passes Away

posted 15 Aug 2018, 21:50 by Website Editor

It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to Dave Dennis, who passed away August 15. Dave has been with the club for 4 years. Dave was elected club president in December 2017, but had to resign in late January due to health reasons. Dave was full of energy and got along with everyone! Three week before his death he was responsible for the food for the Memorial Tournament. Even though he wasn't 100% both days, he gave us 100% and made everyone feel welcome and important. 
The flag at the club has been lower to half mast and will remain at half mast until after his funeral.

Memorial Triples Tournament

posted 25 Jul 2018, 22:20 by Website Editor

We hosted the Memorial Triples Tournament this year. We had 15 teams from Royal LBC, Highlands LBC, Lethbridge LBC, and, of course, Medicine Hat LBC. This tournament is unique in the province as it is meant for players that normally don't play in other Bowls Alberta sanctioned tournaments. Teams are supposed to comprise of an experienced player, a novice players, and a beginning player. Prizes are small, but the fun and laughter is huge. 
Congratulations to the following:
A Champions - Tony Spencer, Barbara Spencer, & Monika Pachan (Highlands LBC-Edmonton)
B Champions - May Dalziel, Sue Davison, & Francis Yo (Royal LBC-Edmonton)
C Champions - Marlen Shustov, Anne Hammond, & Magaret McDonald (Royal LBC-Edmonton)
D Champions - Jim Clegg, Mary Clegg, & Bill Cuthill (Medicine Hat LBC)
Ben Osterman Award - Curt Moll

Upper Green Re-Opened

posted 18 Jul 2018, 22:25 by Website Editor

The club celebrated the hard work and effort of Jim Reid, our intrepid groundskeeper, and of Dustin Zdan, Superintendent of Connaught Golf and Country Club. In the spring our upper green looked done for. Dustin offered his services to help fix the upper green. In seven weeks the upper green is ready for the Medicine Hat Memorial Tournament on July 21-22! A re-opening ceremony was held on the July 17 jitney. CHAT TV and the Medicine Hat News were in attendance to witness Jim and Dustin cut the caution tape to the green, and to see our president, Bill Cuthill, throw the ceremonial first bowl. Thank you to Dustin and to Connaught for the use of their equipment and employees, and for passing on their knowledge to Jim. We are eternally grateful!

Executive & Directors Elected

posted 11 Dec 2017, 11:24 by Website Editor

Sandy Morrice, after almost 10 years as president, has stepped down. David Dennis has been acclaimed as the new president. We thank Sandy for his years of service (since 1962). Sandy has agreed to remain on in a 'past president' role and will maintain the casino chairman position. Allen Hunt also had to step down as vice president, but will remain on the executive as a director. Bill Cuthill has stepped up and was acclaimed as the new vice president. All the directors for 2017 remain with the exception of Dennis Seher. The directors are as follows: Allen Hunt, Gordon Macdonald, Joan Theriault, Ron Gebhardt, Doug Keith, and Jean Bresee.

Pairs Wrap Up

posted 22 Aug 2017, 21:41 by Website Editor

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The pairs league wrapped up with a fun wind up tournament. Four teams played and the team of Jean Bresbee and Chelsea Desjarlais came out on top by beating their husbands, Wes Bresbee and Jeff Desjarlais, 10-6 in the final game. The third place game saw Ina Lutz and Lori Durdle win a close one 7-4 over Daniel Frey and Danielle Donington. 
Hardware was also handed out. The round robin champions were Ina Lutz and Lori Durdle. After the round robin the league was split up with the top half of the round robin playing off against one another, and the bottom half doing the same. On the top half Wes Bresbee and Jeff Desjarlais took the 'A' championship, while Gordon Macdonald and Curt Moll took the 'B' side championship. 

Burniston Trophy Awarded

posted 17 Aug 2017, 12:06 by Website Editor

The Burniston Family Trophy, normally competed for near the beginning of July, was awarded at a triples tournament on August 2. Skip Doug Keith, Vice Jim Cicone, and Lead Eileen Cicone took the annual trophy with a close win over Jim Clegg, Mary Clegg, and Nanko Dubbelboer. Ina Lutz, Lori Durdle, and Vickie Chapman took the third place game over Daniel Fry, Danielle Donington, and Ann Boutkan. 

New Vice President

posted 8 Mar 2017, 16:47 by Website Editor

Allen Hunt has agreed to fill the vacant vice-president position. We thank Gerry Aitken for filling the position for many years and was instrumental in many of the improvements made to the club grounds and building, including replacing the top green. He was also a big part in having LBAA recognize a need for a competitive/fun tournament for bowlers at different skill levels. The Medicine Hat Memorial Tournament is now an annual stop on the LBAA tournament calendar. The club also tripled in size during his time as vice-president.

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