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E-BULLETIN: ISSUE #26
June 2016

ONTARIO JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

BOYS
Gold: District 7 (Owen Kirby)
Silver: District 14 (Michael Fraser)
Bronze: District 9 (Eric Galipeau)

GIRLS
Gold: District 14 (Cori Millard)
Silver: District 14 (Baylee van Steijn)
Bronze: District 14 (Adrianna D'Sa)


2017 CANADIAN SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ontario is hosting the 2017 Canadian Senior Triples Championships and is looking for a host club. Please contact OLBA President (olba@olba.ca) if you are interested in hosting this event next year.
 

REGIONAL FOURS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Canadian Championship Stream (CCS)

WEST REGION:

MEN
Gold: District 5 (Remi Canuel, Ernie Gersok, Tom Hoffman, Frank Francella)
Silver: District 2 (Tom Roth, Jim Roth, Ron Whitehead, Craig Dorey)
Bronze: District 8 (Chris Bester, Ken Bester, Rick Allen, Bob Bester)

WOMEN
Gold: District 5 (Margaret Beacroft, Joan Way, Joyce Anderson, Ruby Du Feu)
Silver: District 2 (Sue Roth, Michelle Whitehead, Laurie Roth, Erin Dorey)
Bronze: District 8 (Glenda Courtice, Sandy Weatherall, Jane Godin, Theresa Bester)


EAST REGION:

MEN
Gold: District 10 (Steve McKerihen, David Anderson, Jeff Harding, Fred Wallbank)
Silver: District 11 (Gord Legacy, Steve Miller, Ron Charles, David Llewellyn)
Bronze: District 12 (Michael Wong, Raymond Cheung, MC Kwok, Raymond Tsang)

WOMEN
Gold: District 12 (Elizabeth Cormack, Laila Hassan, Gloria Cheung, Helena Ho
Silver: District 9 (Christine Wild, Mary Meldrum, Donna McCallum, Sheila Lumley
Bronze: District 12 (Helen Wright, Jackie Hogan, Vera Richardson, Lan Tran)


ONTARIO FOURS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ontario Championship Stream (OCS)

MEN
Gold: District 6 (David Houtby, Ian MacPherson, John Bush, Jim Lepere)
Silver: District 14 (Rick Thompkins, Bob Guppy, Stan Zuly, Al Handelcher)
Bronze: District 12 (Arnie Markowitz, Mark Routledge, Jack Simboni, Thomas Wu)

WOMEN
Gold: District 11 (Wendy Switzer, Joan Marks, Anne Perkin, Margaret Summers)
Silver: District 8 (Pat Kaufmann, Vi Young, Shirley Walker, Gerry Belair)
Bronze: District 15 (Suzie Palmer, Mary Phoenix, Liz Reid, Mary Rowbotham)


 ONTARIO JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th

Cobourg Lawn Bowling Club

Gold and Silver medallists have the option to attend to attend the Canadian Junior Singles Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia from August 1st - 6th. However, attending the Canadian Junior Singles Championships is not mandatory.
 


CANADIAN JUNIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

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2017 OLBA Coaches Clinics & 2017 O.L.B.A. Player Development Camps


The Ontario Lawn Bowling Association has been successful in providing our Members with 5 Club Coach Clinics, 1 Introductory Competitive Coach Clinic, and 3 Player Development Camps through 2016.

We are now looking forward to the 2017 Season.

The Club Coach is the backbone of member retention across Ontario. They provide encouragement, knowledge, and patience to the new bowler, and have made the difference in many cases of keeping or losing our hard won converts.

The Introductory Competitive Coach focuses on the “be a better bowler” programs, and helps players transition from playing strictly “jitneys” into more competitive club and outside tournaments.

Consider if your District would benefit from one of these clinics for 2017. A Coaches Clinic takes either one or two full days. They are usually in the month of May, but for clubs who have an indoor option, it might be possible to hold a Clinic in April. Minimum registration is set at 10 participants.

Player development camps can be tailored to any topic or series of topics. In 2016, we concentrated on Weight Control, as well as Head Development and Strategy. However, Specific Bowls Fitness, Marking for Individuals and/ or Teams, and other topics are possible.

Timing of these camps can be a little difficult. Weekends in May are usually good, but often the greens are not playable, which can defeat the purpose. Weekdays in June or July are great, but not everyone can take a day off during the week. All three camps in 2016 were sold out.

We do anticipate these camps will be in high demand for 2017. We can accommodate up to 32 participants for each of these one day camps.

If you are interested in any of these clinics or camps, please contact: Dave Burrows - burrows@olba.ca


OLBA Coach Facilitators Needed For 2017

Coach Developer Professional Development Training Weekend
September 30-October 2
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The Ontario Lawn Bowling Association has been very active in the past three years, in helping over 100 members become Club Coaches and/or Introductory Competition Coaches.

With the introduction of a third course (Developing Competition Coach) in the next year or two, and with the ongoing demand for Coaches courses, we would like YOU to consider becoming a Coach Facilitator for next season and beyond.

A Coach Facilitator is a group leader and in this case, a group leader of coaches. Probably best described as a coach of coaches assisting OLBA members to become coaches, and are integral to the OLBA Coaching Programs.

The proper term is a Learning Facilitator, and this position entails guiding coaches through the National Coaches Certification Programs in either the one day Club Coach Clinic or the two day Introductory Competitive Coach Clinic.

To become a facilitator you will need to attend a “Core Facilitator Training”.

The next “Core Facilitator Training” will take place September 30 through October 2 under the auspices of Coaches Ontario.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Dave Burrows through the OLBA.



 REGIONAL PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Canadian Championship Stream (CCS)
Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd

West Regional: Heritage Greens Lawn Bowling Club
East Regional: Nepean Lawn Bowling Club

District Teams

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ONTARIO PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ontario Championship Stream (OCS)
Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd

Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club

District Teams

Information


DISTRICT TRIPLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th

Canadian Championship Stream


DISTRICT MIXED FOURS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th

Ontario Championship Stream


DISTRICT SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th

Canadian Championship Stream


 REGIONAL TRIPLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
Canadian Championship Stream (CCS)
Saturday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 24th

West Regional: Niagara Falls Lawn Bowling Club
East Regional: Belleville Lawn Bowling Club

Information


ONTARIO MIXED FOURS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ontario Championship Stream (OCS)
Saturday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 24th

Tilbury Lawn Bowling Club

Information


 REGIONAL SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Canadian Championship Stream (CCS)
Tuesday, August 2nd and Wednesday, August 3rd

West Regional: Dresden Lawn Bowling Club
East Regional: Port Credit Lawn Bowling Club

Information


 REGIONAL MIXED PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Canadian Championship Stream (CCS)
Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th

West Regional: Woodstock Lawn Bowling Club
East Regional: Peterborough Lawn Bowling Club

District Teams

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- If you have never been to a lawn bowling club, are just looking for more information about lawn bowling or trying to find out what all the fuss is about, then you should check out this great presentation that was put together by Bill Rogers for the Ontario Lawn Bowls Association.

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