Club Tournaments

Sixteen club tournaments a year
2015 Labour Day Quaddie tournament at Oak Bay LBC

2015 Labour Day Quaddie tournament at Oak Bay LBC

Updated March 5, 2018 with most of the information on the 16 club tournaments in 2018. The tournaments are also displayed on the online calendar. Once the tournament is on the calendar, you can book your place in it.

Everyone has a chance to win in our club tournaments

There are 16 members-only tournaments that are held at our club during the summer season. Typically a tournament lasts one day in which you will play three to four games.

Our club tournaments are competitive in that game scores are recorded, but you absolutely do not have to be an expert player. All entrants have much the same chance of reaching the podium, since team members are randomly assigned.

By the end of the 2017 season, the tournament results showed that 67 different club members had occupied the 94 “podium places” awarded. Six of the medallists were novices. The podium places had an exact gender split – 47 females and 47 males – which certainly verifies the claim that bowling is an equal-opportunity sport!

So don’t hesitate to enter; tournaments are a lot of fun—and you get to wear whites and at least look the part. 🙂

Dress code for tournaments
Position sharing in club tournaments

Online registration for all club tournaments

laptopNow that we have tablet computers in Anderson House and Carnarvon House, registration for all club tournaments will be online only in 2018. This means you can register from anywhere where there is internet access.

For those members who do not feel comfortable using computers, come to the clubhouse and let some other club member show you how easy it is to register. More than 96% of our members have e-mail IDs, so nearly everyone can help. Short mat players are particularly familiar with the RSVP registration system that we use, since all have them have been using it since October 2017.

Registration for all tournaments will now be available from the start of the season (or earlier) until the deadline for each tournament. The deadline for registration is about five days before the tournament begins.

 Tournaments 1

 Club Tournaments—Singles, Pairs, Triples, Quaddies

The members-only club tournaments for 2018 are shown below. Click on the tournament headings to reveal the details of each tournament.

There are four singles tournaments and twelve team tournaments in the 2018 outdoor season. All but one of the team tournaments are random draws by position (Skip, Vice, etc.) You enter as an individual and will be assigned to a team. The Dore Cup is the only exception, where you pick your own partner. Your skip will call you just before the tournament to tell you who is on your team for the day.

The list of players registered to date for each tournament will be displayed when you click on the tournament entry on the online calendar. You can add your name to the tournament list whenever you wish, up to the registration deadline.

Results are published once the tournament has been played.

01 Victoria Day Triples (M&W) May 21, 2018
02 Mixed Quaddie (M&W) June 2, 2018
03 Hart Men's Singles (M) Start date May 31, 2018
04 Pizza Bowl (M&W) June 15, 2018
05 Club Day (M&W) June 15, 2018
06 Canada Day (M&W) July 1, 2018
07 Burgers & Bowls (M&W) July 15, 2018
08 McEwan Men's Pairs (M) July 17, 2018
09 Novice Singles Men (M) July 18-19, 2018
10 Novice Singles Women (W) July 18-19, 2018
11 Maddalon Women's Scotch Pairs (W) July 27, 2018
12 Dore Cup (M&W) July 28, 2018
13 Miller Cup Mixed Triples (M&W) August 4, 2018
14 Hadfield Women's Singles (W) August 20 2018.
15 Sage Green Pairs (M&W) August 25, 2018
16 Labour Day Quaddie (M&W) September 3, 2018

BSI tournaments offer serious competition

BSI Jubilee Pairs tournament held at Oak Bay June 10-11, 2017

BSI Jubilee Pairs tournament, Oak Bay LBC June 10-11, 2017


For those who enjoy serious inter-club bowls competition, there are more than 40 Bowls South Island (BSI) tournaments, of which three are held at our club. These BSI tournaments are open to any member of the 11 Southern Vancouver Island Clubs. There are also Provincial and Canadian tournaments.