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Welcome

to the Tsawwassen Lawnbowling Club.

Our Address is 1050 54A St,

Delta, B.C. V4M 4B4

Phone:  604 943-6882

click here to email us

We invite you to join us.

All ages welcome - Junior to Senior

Our bowling season is from April to September.

See Club Schedule of Events - Event Tracker 

Coaching & Mentoring is available.

Club bowls available

During the off season we have:

Mexican Train Social  Friday nights

CANCELLED FOR COVID 19

Social Bridge Saturday afternoons.

CANCELLED FOR COVID 19

Annual Bridge Tournament

 

 

Below is the link to the Lawn Bowling Schedule page where can you book a time. Click on the link and it should

take you to the Lawn Bowling Schedule google sheet.

                            https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jCIybg-2yv0FLcUzNc_Nwm3j9r4tVcPzdzqwr92eOAc/edit#gi                                                                  Alternately you can copy the link and paste it into your browser.

 Feb. 17, 2021

Hi All:

Spring has sprung and the grass is “risssing away” but parts of the green are still very wet.  So we are not reopening on Friday, but we will reopen the green on Saturday Feb. 20.  While the schedule says we are bowling on even numbered lanes on Saturday north-south, please move down one lane.  If you were supposed to bowl on lane 2, in fact bowl on lane 1, etc.  Lane 8 needs more time to drain so we are avoiding bowling on it until at least Monday.  Unless the weatherman changes his mind it looks like decent bowling weather starts on Monday.  See you on the green.

David

TLBC President

January 14, 2021.  In spite of Dr. Henry extending our “lockdown” into February she tweaked her Provincial Health Order in such a fashion that we can reopen, but under stricter guidelines than were in place when we were shut down about a month ago.  The main changes are:

  1. We must keep a physical distance of 3 metres (10 feet) at all times.

  2. In order to assist members to remember to physically distance we were required to put into place guidelines as to
    what you must do once you have delivered your bowl (move 10 feet behind and to the right or left of the bowler going to the mat) and what will occur in the head (one person will be appointed to do all measuring and scoring (one from each group of 2 for Aussie Pairs) and the other person will be appointed to rake on all ends).

  3. Only solo practice, singles, pairs or cutthroat games, which for us does not represent a change from December
    and earlier.

  4. No guests on the green or deck.

  5. You can only play with the same two or three other people you started a game with (I had no idea that bowlers
    would switch teams in the middle of a session but this was a required rule).

Please familiarize yourselves with the attached rules.  By playing on the green after this date you will be deemed to have agreed to carefully and scrupulously follow these rules.  There is now a fair amount of community spread of covid 19
going on in South Delta so these rules are needed to both protect all of us and to ensure we do not blow the privilege we have been given of being able to play the sport we love when virtually all other “team sports” are still shut down.  I have asked monitors to carefully observe other bowlers and to report to me any breaking of the rules.  I will then follow up as necessary.  Bowling will start Friday Jan. 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm.  The signup sheet is now open so you can book your slots.  The weather forecast is now calling for dry cool weather.  If the green again becomes too soft, soggy or muddy we will have to
close it again but I am optimistic we should be okay, at least until we get a deep freeze, a dump of snow or another monsoon season like the past month.  Good Bowling All!  Stay safe!  Vaccines are on the way.

David

TLBC President

   

 

TLBC Revised (as of January 10, 2021) COVID19 Guidelines

 

  • Players MUST book a timeslot, no drop ins will be permitted, no draws.

  • There will be no access to the clubhouse except for use of the washroom.

  • There will be no access to the shed, no storage of bowls in clubhouse or shed (bowls must be transported to green for each session).

  • Physical distancing of at least 3 metres is to be observed at all times.  Monitors have
    been instructed to monitor activities closely and report any infractions to the President
    of the club who will take further action.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • To ensure that physical distancing is maintained on the green:

  1. When the first player is delivering the bowl the other player must stand ten feet or more behind the mat, 5 feet to the left of the mat..  When the bowler has completed his
    delivery he shall exit from the mat to his right and proceed to a spot ten feet or more behind the mat, 5 feet to the right of the mat.

  2. The players at the other end of the green from those delivering shall maintain the
    physical distancing of 3 metres.

  3. When the time comes for measuring and scoring an end only one player may go
    into the head.  He will measure and announce the result of the head.  The other bowler shall stay at least three metres from the head.  The second bowler shall rake the bowls after the first bowler has announced the score and exited from the head.

  4. When switching ends maintain the physical distancing of three metres at all times.

  • DO NOT COME TO THE GREEN IF YOU ARE AT ALL ILL!

  • You must complete a provided Medical Screening Form each time you play.  Please print off the sheets and complete them prior to arriving.

  • Players must practice safe hygiene at all times, including washing hands and/or using hand sanitizer.

  • All players must leave the premises immediately after the conclusion of play
    (maximum of 120 minutes).

  • All members who wish to play this season must sign an agreement to abide by the
    Covid 19 guidelines and an assumption of risk agreement.

  • Please treat monitors with respect; they are volunteers who allow us to open the green.

  • If a Covid 19 outbreak occurs within club members the green will be immediately closed until corrective measures have been implemented.

 

Bowls Activity

 

  • Maximum of 16 people, plus monitor if monitor is not playing, on green at any one time, four players to a rink maximum, with physical distancing at all times.

  • You are not allowed to play in a session with anyone but the players you started the game with.  That is, when playing pairs, the teams must remain the same for the duration of the time slot.

  • These games are designed to be fun practice games.  No club competitions will be held until further notice.

  • NO scoreboards to be used.  Paper scorecards can be used.

  • Green sheets will be in place upon arrival.  If you need to move the green sheet sanitize your hands before and after moving it.

  • Mats and rakes – one person only to place or otherwise handle the mat or rake during the game.

  • Jacks – one person only to handle jack, there will be a jack at each end and the jack will be PLACED not thrown and set.  Use your foot to set jack if you wish.

  • Other bowls equipment cannot be shared between players (e.g. bowls, cloths, measures etc).

  • No visitors or guests are allowed on the green or the deck surrounding the green.

  • TLBC has and will maintain signs at the only entrance to the green outlining the physical distancing guidelines in place as well as hand washing recommendations and protocols.

  • Hand sanitizing bottles will be placed at each end of any lanes being used, plus one on the table on the deck at the entrance to the clubhouse, and one on the kitchen counter on the way to the restrooms (10 hand sanitizing bottles in total).  We will use federally approved hand sanitizers purchased at Thrifty’s Foods.

  • The monitors shall sanitize any surfaces normally touched in the restrooms or the doors to them before each session starts.  Bowlers shall sanitize their hands immediately before and after using the restrooms using hand sanitizing bottles placed on counter on route to the restrooms.

  • Only alternating rinks shall be used, for example, 1, 3, 5 and 7 or 2, 4, 6 and 8.    Rinks being used for each session of bowling are listed on the interactive scheduling website provided by TLBC.

  • Only one person is allowed in the clubhouse to use the restrooms at a time.  Wait outside if someone is using the restroom and maintain physical distancing at all times.

  • Bowlers should bring their own food or water if they wish to have food or water.

  • Club Equipment will be sanitized by monitors appointed by the club.  The precise protocol for sanitization of the equipment is set out in the list of duties provided to each club monitor.

  • All persons entering the green must wash or sanitize their hands immediately upon entering the premises and prior to leaving the premises.

  • Only one greens maintenance person working at a time on the green; greens maintenance to be undertaken when bowling is not taking place; greens maintenance crew to sanitize maintenance equipment before and after using it.

 

Scheduling Etiquette


There is some understandable confusion about when you can join another member who has already put his or her name down for bowling.  Hopefully I can clear the confusion up:

  • If you want to practice on your own put your name in the first box and “Practice” in the second box.  This means that you are not looking for company on your lane.  Nobody can join you unless they first call you and seek your approval.

  • If you want to bowl but do not have anybody to bowl with put your name in the first box and leave the second box blank.
    This means that you are content to have someone join you on your lane.  The second person can insert his or her name
    in the second box.

  • If there are two of you who want to practice together, or have a singles game, insert one name in the first box and the
    second name in the second box.  This means that the two of you do not want to be joined by anybody else on your lane.

  • If there are two of you who want to bowl as a pair and you are looking for another pair to join you put both your names in the first box, for example “DavF/TedO” and leave the second box blank.  This means that you want to bowl as a pair and are looking for another pair to play against.  Another pair can feel free to join you in a game by placing their two names in the second box.

  • If there are two of you who want to bowl but want to split up and have others join you in a pairs game the first person can
    put his name in the first box, for example, “DavF/”, and the second person would put his name in the second box, for example, “TedO/”. 
    This would mean that Ted and I are looking for individuals to join each of us as our pairs partners.

  • If two pairs wish to bowl against each other they put two names in each box and that of course cannot be changed by others.

  • In spite of all of the above rules you can of course at any time call up somebody who has put his, her or their names down and suggest another arrangement.
    David G. Fredricksen, TLBC President
    Aug. 22, 2020

If you make an error when booking (deletions, etc) and are unsure what to do, please contact Karen (778-389-7268)

or Ralph Walker (778-228-5580) and we may be able to correct it, as we keep daily copies.

TLBC COVID 19 PROTOCOL MONITORS

(Effective January 16, 2021)

Daily shift:                      1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

                                   

  Sunday:                                  David Fredricksen/Ted O.               778-887-1757

  Monday:                                Chris Walker                                    604-943-4367

  Tuesday:                                Paul Fisher                                        604-943-3990                        

  Wednesday:                           Peter/Vivian Jensen                          604-943-9650

  Thursday p.m.:                     Jack and Gail Moores                      604-943-9479

  Friday p.m.:                          Cathy/Murray Hastings                   604-943-0828

                                                (every second week)

   Saturday:                               Zandra Harvey and                          604-230-1430

  Saturday:                               Anne Peabody                                   604-943-2631

Members can book up to two weeks in advance (three slots).  On Monday, any slots not booked for the first of the
two weeks can be booked by the members as long as they do not book two consecutive slots on the same day. 

Note: The schedule is self monitored and it is hoped the members follow the procedures with integrity to be fair to all.

The site is not being monitored though it is being scrutinized by other members

 

  • Maximum of 16 bowlers, plus monitor if monitor is not playing, on green at any one time, four players to a rink maximum, with physical distancing at all times.  Only singles, pairs and cutthroat (3 bowlers) games may be played.

  • A maximum number of 25 people on Club premises at any one time, including bowlers, volunteers and spectators.

  • NO scoreboards to be used.  Paper scorecards can be used.

  • Green sheets will be in place upon arrival.  If you need to move the green sheet sanitize your hands before and
    after moving it.

  • Mats and rakes: if you handle a mat, rake or jack please sanitize your hands regularly, and in any event before
    touching your face.  Monitors will put out one rake per lane, but if you feel you need two rakes politely ask the monitor,
    and he/she will get an additional rake.

  • Jacks may be delivered and set in normal fashion but sanitize your hands often.

  • Other bowls equipment cannot be shared between players (e.g. bowls, cloths, measures etc).  One bowler, if singles play,
    or one bowler at each end if pairs play, shall measure using his personal measure.  

  • TLBC has and will maintain signs (4 in total) at the only entrance to the green outlining the physical distancing guidelines
    in place as well as hand washing recommendations and protocols.

  • Hand sanitizing bottles will be placed at each end of any lanes being used, plus one on the table on the deck at the
    entrance to the clubhouse, and one on the kitchen counter on the way to the restrooms (10 hand sanitizing bottles in
    total).  We will use federally approved hand sanitizers purchased at Thrifty’s Foods.

  • The monitors shall sanitize any surfaces normally touched in the restrooms or the doors to them before each session starts.  Bowlers shall sanitize their hands immediately before and after using the restrooms using hand sanitizing bottles placed on counter on route to the restrooms.

  • Only alternating rinks shall be used, for example, 1, 3, 5 and 7 or 2, 4, 6 and 8.    Rinks being used for each session of bowling are listed on the interactive scheduling website provided by TLBC.

  • Only one person is allowed in the clubhouse to use the restrooms at a time.  Wait outside if someone is using
    the restroom and maintain physical distancing at all times.

  • Bowlers should bring their own food or water if they wish to have food or water.

  • All Club Equipment will be sanitized by monitors appointed by the club.  The precise protocol for sanitization of the equipment is set out in the list of duties provided to each club monitor. Only one person may be in the locker shed
    at a time.  If you are helping out the monitor by removing equipment after your game ends, either leave the equipment outside of the shed and allow the monitor to put it into the shed or make sure the shed is empty before you enter the shed.

  • All persons must report to the monitor before entering the green.

  • All persons entering the green must wash or sanitize their hands immediately upon entering the premises and prior to
    leaving the premises.

  • Only one greens maintenance person working at a time on the green; greens maintenance to be undertaken when
    bowling is not taking place; greens maintenance crew to sanitize maintenance equipment before and after using it.

  • The Club may sign up new members but will not solicit new members.

 

  Please review the  Guidelines, the Waiver form and the Medical Screening Form.  (see links below)

To some of you the rules we have put in place may seem “over the top” but the Board feels that they are necessary

in order to reduce the risks associated with covid 19.  In any event, most of the rules we have put in place have been
mandated by the City of Delta, the Provincial Health Office or Bowls B.C.  Without these rules we could not bowl this year.

David, 

TLBC President

TLBC COVID19 Guidelines Rev. JUNE 15. 2020  click here

Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to COVID-19  click here

Medical Screening Form click here

 

Subject: TLBC Registration and Appointment Instructions 

In order to make it easier for everyone to follow physical distancing guidelines, the locker shed will only be open to be used by our monitors, or upon permission from a monitor. 

  1.      Pick up your bowls and take them home with you.

  2.      Drop off in the folder in the locker shed on the card table we have set up there your cheque made out to “Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club” in the amount of $75 per member who wishes to bowl, and a signed and witnessed copy of the Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability” document which is attached.  The latter document can be deposited in the separate folder also on the card table in the locker shed.

Please respect the physical distancing rules by having only one person in the locker shed when you are picking up your bowls.

To make things run more smoothly on bowling days please fill out your Medical Screening Form before you come up to bowl so you can just drop it off in a folder that will be provided.  You will need a completed Medical Screening Form every time you bowl.

Bowlers November 28, 2020

   HELPERS WERE REQUESTED FOR SUNDAY SEPT.20TH 
       HERE'S SOME WHO ANSWERED THE CALL:


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Check out Pictures & videos:
2019 Events 
2019 Annual Christmas Celebration  click here
2019 Punching & Sanding the Green click here
2019 Awards Ceremony Sept. 29-19 click here

New Horizons For Seniors Grant Aug.22. click here

2019 Best Bank Challenge click here
2019  Lawn Summer Nights click here
2019 Canada Day:   click here
Women's/Men's Pairs:  click here
New Members Day June 1, 2019 click here
Victoria Day May 20, 2019 click here
2019 Lessons  click here
Opening Day April 27-19 click here
Open House April 20 -2019  click here
2019 Various Events click here
Harvey Memorial Fall Classic
Women's Singles Championship
Colt/Sophomore Championship
Lloyd Shea Trophy Event Sept, 7, 2019
J & J Garlic Mixed Pairs Sept, 4, 2019
Mixed 4's Championship Aug. 24-19, 
Maggie & Jiggs Aug. 23-19
Women's Furze Triples  Aug. 18-19
Sidney visitation Aug. 14-19.
2019 Alex Davidson Tournament.
B.C. Day Long Weekend Dinner Aug. 3-19
The Wexford July 19, 2019
TLBC at Mann Park June 23-2019
Grade 10 Girls "Fit 4  Life" Class 6-13-19
Singles Mentoring
Mary Hargreaves Recognition

Lawnbowling Arm.

An aid for bowlers who have problems with back, knee, hip etc.

We now have one for our Members to try.

click here for more.......

TLBC hosted Lawn Summer Nights fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis July 13, 2019.  click here

The 2019 event raised over $33,000.00 for Cystic Fibrosis

email From: Kristen Thomas 
Sent: July-14-19 5:58 PM
To: David Fredricksen
Subject: Re: Lawn Summer Nights Tsawwassen

https://www.facebook.com/LawnSummerNights/

 

Hi David

Please send a huge thanks to the entire Club,  What a great event.

Thanks again and when can we book for next year in July?

TLBC also hosted Lawn Summer Nights Tsawwassen July 20 2018.  The 2018 event raised over $10,000.00 for Cystic Fibrosis

 2018 Events:
2018 Various Events:   click here

2018 Men's McCarthy Aug. 26-18

2018 Singles Championship

Trip to Sanaich July 10, 2018

Coaches,Novices. Members 5-17-18

Women's Furze Triples June 16, 2018

Provincial Fours Champions

Alex Davidson Championship Aug.11-18

J&J garlic Winners July 21-2018

Fund Raiser July 20-18.  

2018 Mixed 4’s Club Champions Aug. 18

2018 Maggie & Jigs Sept. 2, 2018

2018 Annual Christmas Celebration click here
2018 Awards Ceremony Sept. 30-18 click here
Vancouver Island/Powell River Tour
Sept. 13 - 17, 2018.  click here
20018 Lloyd Shea Sept. 8-18
2018 Men vs Women Aug.28-18 click here
Lawn Summer Nights Fundraiser 9 20-18 
2018 International Tourn. 7-12-18 click here
2018 Women's & Men's Pairs click here
2018 New Members Day June 2. click here
 2018 Barbeques -click here
Opening Day April 21, 2018-click here
Open House April 13-2018  click here
2018 AGM April 10, 2018 click here
TLBC at Ladner May 17, 2018 click here
Victoria Day May 21,2018 click here
2018 Canada Day click here
V&D Interclub Men's Triples July 7, click here
2018 Juniors  click here