Our Club


 

The Sidney Lawn Bowling Club

 Casual bowling is based on a draw.  Members check the activity calendar, select a time which suits their schedule, arrive 15 minutes beforehand to register and they are "good to go".  Games are usually 12 or 14 ends and last between 2 to 3 hours and some events feature a social break with refreshments.  Competitions within the club and with other clubs on the Island and the mainland occur at various times during the season and normally require advance registration.
 
Our club colours are white and forest green.  For daily draws and club competitions, appropriate clothing is what is acceptable on a golf course.  For interclub visits and tournaments, whites worn with or without club colours is the usual dress.  Red is only worn by an umpire.  Shoes may be solid white, brown or black but must be flat soled, heel less and relatively smooth.
 
 
 
 

                             CLUB  LOGO

This is the club logo adopted May 2010.   It  appears as a letterhead on our correspondence and can be applied to various items of clothing worn on the greens, such as vests,  shirts, etc. 

 

The logo bears a motto; "Con Bravura".  This is an Italian phrase borrowed from the world of music.  When musicians see this on a score of music they understand they are; " to play boldly with skill".   A literal translation of the phrase is; "with boldness".  In common English usage, Bravura (bra'vu'ra) when used as a noun means; "dazzling artistic flair" and as an adjective; "displaying great artistic skill and style".

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CONTACT US

JUDITH KOWAL, Membership Co-Ordinator
Tel: 250-656-0209 Fax: 250-656-4181 
Mailing Address: Sidney Lawn Bowling Club
PO Box 20064
Sidney BC V8L5C9
Clubhouse emergency telephone: 250 744-8719
ALTERNATE: Wayne Hatt     Tel: 250 655-3370

 
 
                                                       
 
WE ARE LOCATED AT 9580 FIFTH STREET JUST SOUTH OF THE TRAFFIC CIRCLE AT OCEAN AVE, ACROSS FROM TULISTA PARK AND BORDERING IROQUOIS PARK. ENTER THE VEHICLE GATE OFF FIFTH STREET (SHARED WITH TOWN OF SIDNEY MAINTENANCE), DRIVE PASS THE MAINTENANCE COMPOUND TO OUR PARKING LOT.  
 
 

SHOULD YOU BE TRAVELLING FROM VICTORIA ON THE PAT BAY HIGHWAY SIMPLY FOLLOW THE ``USA FERRY``  SIGNS WHICH WILL TAKE YOU IN THE DIRECTION OF SIDNEY ALONG A COASTAL SECONDARY ROAD.  AS YOU APPROACH THE TOWN YOU WILL SEE A LARGE PUBLIC PARK ON YOUR RIGHT.  ONCE YOU PASS THE CHILDREN`S PLAYGROUND IN THE PARK LOOK TO YOUR LEFT FOR OUR DRIVEWAY. SHOULD YOU MISS IT CONTINUE THE SHORT DISTANCE TO THE TRAFFIC CIRCLE, GO AROUND IT AND COME BACK. 

 
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Lawn bowling is played daily on our eight outdoor rinks between late April and late September.     

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Casual bowling is based on a draw.  Members check the activity calendar, select a time which suits their schedule, arrive 15 minutes beforehand to register and they are "good to go".  Games are usually 12 or 14 ends and last between 2 to 3 hours and some events feature a social break with refreshments.  Competitions within the club and with other clubs on the Island and the mainland occur at various times during the season and normally require advance registration.
 
 
 
   The Lady Bowlers on April 28, 2010     
 
 Wednesday Morning Lady Bowlers - 2010
 
                                                        The Gentlemen Bowlers on May 5, 2010
 
 
 
 
For new members, the club offers free coaching to teach them the game of bowls and free use of club bowls for the first year of membership. 

Here are nine of the 21 new bowlers for 2012 (See the New Members Page for full coverage of the current year's intake)
 
 
 

Indoor activities, held during the off season, include short mat carpet bowling,  darts, card and board games, with Mah-Jongg, bridge and cribbage being the current preferences. 


Social gatherings, (i.e. -  Christmas Party, St Patrick's Day Dinner, etc.) are held at the appropriate times throughout the year.

       

 

 Volunteers

Our Club depends on volunteers to keep daily activities and special events running smoothly.
 
 
Making things happen in the kitchen
 
 
                                     Checking first aid supplies                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                 

 Introducing the game to new Bowlers

             

                                       Coaching the experienced bowlers                        

 Setting up the BBQ for the annual garage sale

                                                    It's all in the presentation.

 

 

Improving the clubhouse and Grounds

    Gwen Havies tending to the flowers- 2010

                                                            Promoting the club

 


The Game of Lawn Bowls

 
Lawn Bowls is played on a rectangular section of a grassed area called a "rink".  Players form teams and alternately roll two, three or four bowls (the number depends on the game being played) aimed at a small white ball called the "jack" which has been positioned near the end of the rink.
 
A game is made up of a series of contests called "ends".  In each end, the winning team scores one point for each of its bowls that ends up closer to the jack than the closest of the oppenent's bowls.  At the end of the game, the team with the greatest total score is the winner.
 
Whereas the jack is a round ball, the bowls are not.  One side of the bowl's running surface is slightly flattened and weighted to form a "bias".  When initially released, the bowl tends to follow a straight line; however, as it slows down it travels towards the weighted side and its path curves in that direction.  The bowler's stance, position and speed of release all influence the bowl's path, as does the condition of the grass and even the wind.  To add to these challenges, the jack can be struck by a delivered bowl and be relocated on the rink and yet still be in play.  
 
 
 LINKS TO OTHER LAWN BOWLING CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS
 
 
Central Saanich Lawn Bowling Club       http://groups.google.ca/group/csaanichlawnbowls
 
Bowls British Columbia                                http://www.bowlsbc.ca/
 
Bowls Canada                                                  http://www.bowlscanada.com/
 
Vic West Lawn Bowling Club                       http://vicwestbowls.ca/
 
Victoria Lawn Bowling Club                         victorialbc.com
 
Gordon Head Lawn Bowling Club                  http://GHLBC.ca 

 

 

 

 

 An interesting thing about lawn bowling is that no matter how badly you play it is always possible to get worse.

 
 
 
  
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