Kerrisdale Lawn Bowls Club

Proud hosts of the Metro Vancouver Men`s & Women`s Singles Championships


Kerrisdale's First National Medal is GOLD

Posted by Dr John Aveline on September 2, 2014 at 3:25 PM

This is late in the posting and almost isn't news, but Jon Braun has brought home to Kerrisdale its first ever National Championships medal and we have started at the top with Gold!

Jon and skip Jamie McGowan went 7-2 in the Round Robin to finish first overall. They then avenged a 12-14 first loss by defeating Alberta by a score of 18-14. The boys were actually in cruise control conceding a harmless 3 in the last end. This is great for the whole club and a pat on the back to our own Jack Green and Barrie Brown, who were provincial silver medalists and lost by only 1 shot. If you're going to get beat, get beat by the best!

BTW, true historians will know that the gold medal match win was an example of long delayed revenge. In 1953 it was a Kerrisdale foursome that won provincial gold and which then competed with the national champions from across the country for the right to represent in Canada in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Vancouvr in 1954. Unfortunately, they lost in the first round of the straight knock-out event to Alberta (the match was played in Penticton with a number of members going up to watch and support the team). So, 61 years later . . .

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Reply Gary Parkinson
1:05 PM on June 30, 2017 
Hi John, I am really responding to your blog on V & D about club closures. I play at Dunbar and thinking about our future. It seems to me it would be good to know when the local clubs disappeared and why. I hadn't heard of the Kitsilano Club nor the Mount Pleasant one. Had played at Vancouver South. So, can you make any comments about why and how they closed. When did the Bowen Island Club operate? Might be helpful to know a little more. Thanks for any help.