Tournament Results 2018


September 1st – Governor General – Novice Singles

Elmdale winners!

Congratulations to Cheryl – Women’s Novice Singles & Mark – Men’s Novice Singles

Garry Ross President of District 16 OLBA presenting trophies to Cheryl McBain & Mark Sander

There seems to be a trophy size discrimination!

Well deserved by both, Elmdale is equally proud of you both 🙂

This was the 90th year for the GG’s – 2018 – played at the Galetta Bowls Club, Galetta, Ontario.

Both the Men’s Fours & Women’s Fours was won by the Quebec Teams, well played games by all!

History of the Governor General’s Lawn Bowling Tournament

Played yearly, and on a rotational basis between teams from Ontario and Quebec, the Governor Generals began in 1928 with the then Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honorable Viscount Willingdon, presenting a silver trophy, the “Willingdon Cup” to the winner between the Men’s team from the Eastern Ontario Lawn Bowling Association and the Quebec Lawn Bowling Federation.  In 1993, His Excellency the Right Honorable Raymond Hnatyshyn provided a new trophy, which is played for by the Ladies team, calling it the “Governor General Rose Bowl”.
In addition to the team play, there is also a singles event held with one lady and one man from each province competing head to head. These single players are “Novice” players which means that they have been bowling for three years of less.


August 25th – 26th – District 16 Novice Singles Play Downs

Elmdale was well represented at the District 16 Novice Singles Play Downs in Smith Falls

Women’s: Carolyn Fenwick

CONGRATULATIONS to Carolyn Fenwick (first year bowler) winning to represent District 16 at the Provincial Novice Singles tournament to be held at Elmdale on September 15th – 16th.

Men’s: Rene Boucher

Rene Boucher had some close games on the men’s side, but was not ultimately successful.  Just wait ’til next year!


August 18th – Governor General Play Downs – Women Fours

Team A representing Ontario in the Governor General Finals against Quebec, to be played on September 1st at Galetta

These ladies won the play downs and will be Team A.  The ladies team from Galetta will be Team B.

Picture: Tina Dutta (ELBC-lead), Karie Chant (ELBC-second), Dawn Voisey (ELBC-vice), Michelle Mackay (Highlands-skip)


August 18th – Elmdale Club Novice Tournament

Congratulations to Rene on defending the trophy for a second year.

Picture: Rene Boucher receiving the trophy, Bob Elliot presenting.


August 11th – 12th – Provincial Novice Triples

CONGRATULATIONS to the ladies for winning GOLD 2018

Picture: Tina Dutta (lead), Dawn Voisey (vice), Cheryl McBain (skip)

The men’s team are bringing home experience – it’ll be their turn next year – Rene, Charlie & Gary!


August 11th – Fisher/Fraser Precision Pairs

Congratulations to the winners Florence Barclay & Rico Silvestro

Thank you to our sponsor Cora Fisher


Picture:  Cora Fisher present the trophy to Rico and Flo


August 4th – Governor General Play Downs – Novice Singles

Representing Ontario in the Governor General Finals against Quebec, to be played on September 1st at Galetta

Men’s Novice Single – winner Mark Sander

Women’s Novice Single – winner Cheryl McBain

Well done Elmdale!


July 28th – District 16 Play Downs, Novice Triples

District 16 Winners both teams from Elmdale Lawn Bowling Club

Picture – Men’s: Gary Wong (lead), Charlie Chamberlain (vice), Rene Boucher (skip)

Picture – Women’s: Tina Dutta (lead), Dawn Voisey (vice), Cheryl McBain (skip)

Good luck representing District 16 at the Provincial Championships in Sarnia on August 11-12.


July 18th – Elmdale Singles Championship – 2018

Fantastic game of bowls between the first year novice Dan Carnrite and the experienced Gianni Bertazzo



Picture: Dan Carnrite, Rene Boucher presenting the trophy to Gianni Bertazzo


June 23rd – Waterford Tournament

Well Done to the Winning Team: David, Sandra and Elmer


Picture: David, Beulah presenting the trophy, Sandra & Elmer


Sponsor – Waterford


June 2nd – TLC Landscaping Tournament

Congratulations to the Winners: Gianni Bertazzo & Malvary Cole from the Elmdale Club!
Picture:  Gianni, Malvary and Bob presenting the trophy