On August 27th Bill Arthur, Carl Ferguson and Bob Bates were at Cosburn Park to defend their title as winners of the Bruton Fall Classic. They fell just short this time. Afer winning their first two games they were beaten by Peter Stuart-Sheppard who was playing with Bill McCollam (Stoufville) and Lynn Frost. (Cosburn Park) . There was a bounty on their heads as the previous winners and they had to present their conquerors with bottles of wine (provided by the sponsors, thankfully ,says Bill! )
A report from Carol Dewey. On Saturday, August 27th we hosted a youth tournament attended by players from Cobourg, Oakville, Belleville, Oshawa and Lindsay. The tournament was sponsored by MVP Sports. The U18s played three games of 4321 and the U21s played one game of 4321 and a ten end game of Phoenix bowls involving switching partners. Their third game, created by drawmaster Ben Van Steijn, had them bowling backwards. Rumour has it Baylee was still on the jack. There was much appreciaton expressed by the parents from the other clubs for Cobourg hostng this event for young bowlers. Everyone went home with a prize so there were lots of smiling faces. Photos of the event can be found on the CLBC Facebook page.
Ontario Senior Triples
These championships were held on August 30-31st and we had representatives in the ladies and men’s events. Mary Salter, Carol Dewey and Mary Thibault were at Midland. A note from the team. “As you can see from our results on the OLBA website, we lost to the gold medal winners by one (tied going into the last end but couldn’t pull it off) and lost to the bronze medal winners by one point. We did “pull up our socks” the second day and played much better - in spite of the wind!
The men’s team of Bill Arthur, Bob Bates and John MacKenzie (Oshawa) were playing at the Muskoka club . Whereas the ladies’ championship was a round robin the men’s was double knockout with 14 teams competing. Afer an opening win against the team that would eventually win silver, they followed it up with another win. The winner of their third game would qualify for the gold medal game. They lost by one point! Their opponents would go on to win gold. Unfortunately they lost their first game on day 2 which in this format meant they were out. So close but so far.
The tournament was sponsored by Brenda Kloostra Royal Lepage. Brenda has been the sponsor of this tournament for many years now and we were delighted to welcome her at the club to present the prizes.
It was a cool day but there was some hot bowling with 14 teams competing. The winners, with 3 wins and 45 points were George Boersma and Suzie Palmer (Belleville). In second place were Rhys and Tracey Warren (Lindsay) with 3 wins and 40 points. The best of the 2 game winners were both from Cobourg. In third place were Carl Ferguson and Nan Hendren (41 points) and Bob Bates and Pat Bylok were fourth (38 points). The prize for the last game high went to Rick Barnard and Syd Godin (Campbellford). Thanks to all the players for a splendid day.
The club had a strong presence in the playdown at Bobcaygeon with 4 of the 8 men and 3 of the 6 ladies. Peter Stuart-Sheppard won the men's playdown and qualified for the Ontario novice singles at Belleville on September 17th and 18th. Peter won all three of his group matches to qualify for the elimination rounds. Good luck to him in Belleville.
None of our ladies qualified but there was some excellent bowling from them and the experience will serve them well for the future.