Meaford

Lawn Bowling Club

WHAT'S NEW

Junior Bowls is underway!

Juniors meet every Monday and Wednesday mornings at 11:30 a.m. until August 21st. Registration is open. Email us at: info@meafordlawnbowling.ca  or come early and register at the club. A parent or legal guardian must be present if signing up at the club.

Friday Night Rock and Bowl 

It's a little different!

4,3,2,1  drop in fun competition Friday nights.  

7:00 p.m. until the party ends. .... $10.....BYOB

Welcome new members!

Our regular schedule has begun.  see schedule

We have room for more! No equipment required and no commitment to a team. 

e-mail us at: info@meafordlawnbowling.ca

https://www.facebook.com/meafordlawnbowlingclub

See you on the green!


Lawn Bowling 2024 is here!

If you are looking for an outdoor activity this summer,  join the fun at the Meaford Lawn Bowling Club We would like to welcome you to "The Green". We play the Scottish game of skill and strategy. It's a little like bocce ball because you roll an object toward a smaller one on grass. But the object is round with flat sides and its path curves, which is a little like curling. Intrigued?

Easy to learn

   Fun to play    

Get some exercise.  Make new friends.

Compete in a tournament or play just for fun.

No commitment to a team or a schedule.

Play when you can.

Schedule and Fees

Regular Schedule 2024 :

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. beginning May 27th, ending  September, weather dependent
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 p.m. beginning May 28th, ending September, weather dependent
4-3-2-1  Competition Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning June 5th ending  September, weather dependent
  NEW: Rock and Bowl, Fridays 7:00 p.m. to ?  starting June 7,  4,3,2,1 fun competition for ages 19-39.  $10 BYOB
 Juniors Summer Program (ages 6 -18) Monday and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 3rd  to August 21st

FEES

New members: $165 ($125 + $40 OLBA)

Full members: $180 ($140 + $40 OLBA)

Social members: $20.00 ($10 + $10 OLBA)

Junior members: $50.00 (6 to 18)    

4,3,2,1 Wednesdays: Members ($2)

4,3,2,1 Friday Nights: non-members $10

Guests: $10.00 (3 visits maximum). Fees paid for visits will be applied to the membership if one is purchased.

There is no rental fee for lawn bowls.

Pay by cash, cheque (Meaford Lawn Bowling Club) or e-transfer (info@meafordlawnbowling.ca)

EVENTS

Spring Annual Potluck and Meeting - May 29th 5 p.m. social, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting 

National Bowls Day is June 1st.  2-4 p.m. for members and guests. No cost. 

MLBC TOURNAMENTS

June 8    Rotary Club   Open Pairs 9:30 AM

July 3    Maple Meadow Homes Open Pairs  9:30 AM

August 6   Broker Link Ins. Open Singles $20.00 entry fee, 4 games to 15 points  9:30 AM

August 19   RBA Open Pairs         4-3-2-1  9:30 AM

GALLERY 2023


Highlights 2023


Meaford Lawn Bowling Club had two teams competing at the Ontario Championships this year. To qualify for the championships, they had to win the District 8 competition. Jill Calvert-Goetz and Brad Tichbourne competed in Novice Fours last year and won provincials with Owen Tichbourne and Wendy Calvert-Morris. This year the pair moved up to the Mixed Pairs and represented Meaford at the Districts in Chesley. They competed against teams from Walkerton, Hanover, Chesley, and Mount Forrest. The pair finished the two day round robin event with 4 wins and 1 loss to clinch first place and qualify for the Ontario Provincials. The 16 team double knockout provincial tournament was held in Lindsay.  After the first day, Jill and Brad had 3 wins. Then in the undefeated gold medal match, they lost 18-9 to the champions from the Midland Club and the following match was a loss to the two time defending champions from St. Mary's 17-14 in a close back and forth game. That second loss left them in 4th place, just missing out on representing Ontario at the Nationals in Nova Scotia. 

Brad Tichbourne also skipped the Novice Combo Fours Team. Brad, along with Sue Singleton from our local club, teamed up with Ryan Blair and Ashley Turcott from the Chesley Lawn Bowling Club to compete in the Novice Combo Fours. They were unopposed at the District Playdowns in July and went on to compete as one of 16 teams at the Provincials in Pickering at the end of August.

 Over the 2 days they played three rounds each of Women's Pairs, Men's Pairs, and Mixed Fours against teams from around the province. They played several very close games and finished in the middle of pack.

 Novice competitions are for bowlers with 5 years or less experience. We are very proud of these new bowlers and their accomplishments and wish them continued success as they build their skills and continue to represent Meaford.

Top photo: l-r Ashley Turcotte, Ryan Blair, Brad Tichbourne, Sue Singleton

Bottom photo l-r Brad Tichbourne, Jill Calvert-Goetz

Meaford LBC Hardworking Executive:
 
President                                               Jill Calvert-Goetz
Vice President  (acting)                 Dave Hobson
Treasurer                                             Susan Singleton
Secretary                                            WendyCalvert- Morris

Kitchen Co-ordinator                 Leanne Cook

Tournament Coordinator
      Brad Tichbourne
Greenskeeper                                     
      Brad Tichbourne
Property and Equipment Manager
Adrian Zmija
Club Games
TBD
Communications
Lynne Lundberg

Ontario Lawn Bowling Association District 8 Tournaments

Code:
  •  MF - Men's Fours

  • MP - Men's Pairs 

  • MT - Men's Triples

  • MS - Men's Singles 

  • WF - Women's Fours 

  • WP - Women's Pairs 

  • WT - Women's Triples       

  • WS- Women's Singles  

  • Mx- Mixed Pairs               

  •  MxT - Mixed Triples 

  • MxF  -  Mixed Fours            

  • OP - Optional Pairs

  • OT - Optional Triples

  • OF -Optional 4's 

  • Sr - Senior   

  • NvMxCF - Novice Mixed   Combo 4's 

  • LP Lunch provided 

  • BB Brown bag

  •  May 18 HANOVER  OP 10:00 AM

  •  May 21 MOUNT FOREST OP 10:00 AM

  •  May 28 DUNDALK  cancelled

  •  May 30 CHESLEY  OT Snowball BB with dessert  provided 10:00 AM 

  •  June 1 HANOVER  MxP  9:30 AM 

  • June 11 MOUNT FOREST  OP 1 Novice Required 10:00 AM 

  • June 13 CHESLEY  OP 10:00 AM 

  • June 15 WALKERTON OP10:00 AM 

  • June 19 SAUGEEN SHORES OP Brown Bag 10:00 AM 

  • June 20 DUNDALK   MxT 10:00 AM 

  • June 22 OWEN SOUND  MxT Brown Bag 10:00 AM 

  • June 23 HANOVER  OT 1 Novice Required 10:00 AM 

  • June 27 MOUNT FOREST  OP 10:00 AM 

  • July 1 CHESLEY OP 10:00 AM 

  • July 7 HANOVER OP All Ends Open 10:00 AM 

  • July 8 DUNDALK OP 10:00 AM  

  • July 12, 13, 14 HANOVER Ladies In Waiting July 12   WF; July 13  WP; July 14  WS/ WT All 10:00 AM starts 

  • July 13 OWEN SOUND OT 1 Novice Required Brown Bag 10:00 AM                               

  •  July 17  WALKERTON  OP 10:00 AM 

  • July 18 SAUGEEN SHORES  OP Brown Bag 10:00 AM 

  • July 23 MOUNT FOREST  OP 10:00 AM 

  • July 24 DUNDALK  OP 10:00 AM    

  • July 26 CHESLEY OF 10:00 AM  

  • July 30 OWEN SOUND  OP Brown Bag 10:00 AM 

  • August 5 HANOVER  OP 10:00 AM 

  • August 8 WALKERTON  OP 10:00 AM 

  • August 15 DUNDALK  OP 1 Novice Required 10:00 AM 

  •  August 21 SAUGEEN SHORES  OP Brown Bag 10:00 AM  

  • August 27 MOUNT FOREST OP 1 Novice Required  Brown Bag  10:00 AM 

  • August 29 DUNDALK  OP 10:00 AM 

  •   September 2  CHESLEY OP District 8 Jitney BB 10:00 AM 

  • September 11 SAUGEEN SHORES  OP 12:00 AM 

  • September 14 HANOVER  OP Steak BBQ 10:00 AM (rain date Sept 15)   

  •  September 21 WALKERTON  OP 10:00AM

TOURNAMENT CONTACTS DISTRICT 8:

Chesley:  Katie Schuknecht 519-477-6692

Dundalk:  Derrick Bearisto (519) 830-9030

Hanover:  Shirley Walker (519) 881-1689 

Meaford:  Brad Tichbourne (519) 379-6683

Mount Forest: Judy Shaming (519) 323-1008

Owen Sound: Lynn Beaton 519-377-0701

 Sauble Beach:  Janet Duncan (519) 422-1408

Saugeen Shores:  Brian Death 519-422-1681

Walkerton:  Janet Garland 519-881-8612

OTHER CONTACTS:

Stayner: Dave Lewis (705) 352-1321

Barrie: Gerry Fowler (705) 985-4431

Contact:

Meaford

Lawn Bowling Club


19 Sykes St. S Meaford ON (behind Alex's Gas Bar)

info@meafordlawnbowling.ca

Schedule and Fees