|Posted by Dr John Aveline on June 16, 2012 at 2:05 AM||comments (0)|
Granville has more provincial honours after this year's BC Senior Triples.
President Juanita Tucker won gold with On Kow Au & Mary Wright in the Provincial Senior Women's Triples, while Josephine Lee was on the team which took silver.
On the men's side Peter Cheong found a silver medal after a finals loss to a team with Francis Yau.
Great start everyone!
|Posted by Dr John Aveline on June 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
Lachlan Tighe, the Canadian National Team Coach was recently interviewed on CTV Kitchener, while he was up in Canada at the end of May.
You can watch the segment right here.
|Posted by Dr John Aveline on May 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
The first event of the Vancouver and District's season was held at Granville Park and we not only hosted the President's Cup, we won it!
Juanita Tucker (skip), Sharon Cowie (vice), Alistair Black (second) & Alan Webster (lead) swept aside their opponents for 3 wins and a +25 shot differential to bring home the first hardware of the 2012 season. They held off a strong challenge from last year's winners, Kerrisdale, who had 3 wins and a +18. Great to start to what should be a great season!
One interesting side note: the top two teams each had a very strong player in the lead position, showing that the lead can be the critical difference.
|Posted by Dr John Aveline on April 18, 2012 at 10:55 PM||comments (5)|
Ruth Powers was honoured on April 15th at the club's Semi-Annual General Meeting with a life membership. Ruth has been a member of Granville since 1986 and has contributed enormously to the club. She has been looking after member lockers for over 17 years. Well earned! Here Ruth accepts her award (and flowers) from club president, Juanita Tucker.
|Posted by Dr John Aveline on April 8, 2012 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
Josephine Lee undoubtedly did not have as good a tournament as she would have wished at the 2012 World Cup World Indoor Singles Champiosnships, but she enojyed some shining moments. Josie went down to Warilla, Australia, representing Canada as the 2011 National Indoor Singles. She finished with a record of 5-5, sixth in her section, but along the way she beat two of the best women bowlers in the world; New Zealand's Jo Edwards and Karen Murphy, recent inductee into the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame. Great effort, Josie!
|Posted by Dr John Aveline on March 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
Granville's own Josephine Lee is getting ready to head down to Warilla, Australia to play in the World Cup. This event, which is the World Indoor Singles Championships, pits National Indoor Singles Champions from throughout the world. Granville already has one champion, Shirley Choy, who brought home gold in 2006. Can Josie make it 2?
Follow the results on the World Bowls website and cheer her on!
|Posted by Dr John Aveline on November 29, 2011 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Granville Park has capped off the year in style by bringing home the 2011 V&D Club of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes the club in Metro Vancouver which does the most to promote the sport of bowls to its members and supports the sport at the district and provincial level. This is the first time that Granville has won this award and it was probably all those new members who joined in July and August that put us over the top. But this is an award that only be won by an entire club - Great Stuff Granville!!!
|Posted by Dr John Aveline on October 3, 2011 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
The finals of the Provincial Indoor Singles was an all Granville match on the women's side.
Josephine Lee defeated club mate Rita Patterson in the final to take the gold.
Both have qualified for the Canadian Indoor Singles at the end of October.
|Posted by Dr John Aveline on September 12, 2011 at 8:20 PM||comments (0)|
This past Sunday, Granville Park held its Novice Single Championships and the winners are:
Novice Women's Champion: Nancy Rankel-Allen
Novice Men's Champion: Mark Conway
Who knows what heights these two will scale in the seasons to come!
|Posted by Dr John Aveline on July 8, 2011 at 1:04 PM||comments (0)|
The Nancy Malloy was a huge success this year, despite a sudden shower that tried to a damper on things in the afternoon. There was a full entry of 32 teams and the winners were a team from White Rock, skipped by former international, Marlene Cleutinx. Second went to Mary Ann Gillies' team from Stanley Park. Nancy Speers and her trio from North Vancouver took third. All three teams had perfect 3-0 records. Rounding out the top four was Barbara Fong from New Westminster.