Victoria Day Bowl

May 20, 2019 @ 9:15am
Three 6-end social games, with teams, scrambled between games. Players will be awarded 3 points for a win, and 1 point for a tie. A spider bowl-off will be held for players tied for the lead after 3 games. There is no entry fee. Coffee, tea, cool drinks, and snack-food are provided by the club.No need to pre-register – just show up!

Gun Tac Triples

June 8, 2019 @ 9:15am
The Gunn Tac trophy was donated by Dorothy Louie, a Royal member during the 1990s. She dedicated it to her good friend Gunn Tak who loved to play triples. This year, in this tournament, we are again trying the new format from Bowls Canada.
This is 2 bowl triples where each player gets to roll only Two bowls each end.
It is an attempt to speed up the game. You will keep the same team through the whole game
We will play 3 – 12 end games, with the draw at 9:30, with play commencing as soon as everything is ready. We stop for our “bring-your-own” lunch mid-day. Coffee, tea, cool drinks and cookies are provided by the Club. There is no entry fee, but the 1st place team will be immortalized on our Tournament Trophy and other prizes as well. As one of our rinks is unplayable at the moment, the maximum # players is 42 (7 rinks x 6 bowlers).

Winner’s tally:

  • – first by total game points (win=3, tie=1, loss=0)
  • – then by total number of ends won
  • – then by total aggregate score (your score minus opponent’s score)

Registration is now open.  It will close on June 7 at 9:15 am (24 hours before check-in time). Sign-up as a single bowler, and we will make up teams.

Click to register for “Gunn Tac Triples”

We will email you a confirmation and a link to change your response if needed.

Click to see who has registered

After registration is closed, you will need to contact Dennis at royallbedmonton@gmail.com or 780-298-0311 (text preferred) to see if there are any spaces left to register, or to cancel your registration.

Crazy Bowl

June 23, 2019 @ 9:15am for check-in
Highlands and Commonwealth members are invited to this event. It’s “crazy” because different non-conventional rules are used in scoring each end. For example, bowls to the left of the jack might be excluded from the count in the fifth end. Or a coin might be flipped to either double the second end score, or change it to zero. Lots of fun!

Participants will play three 6-end games with the same team. If people want to share positions on a team ie. play 1 or 2 games not all, this will be allowed. Teams are chosen at 9:30 am. The first game starts at 9:45 am. Bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea, cool drinks, and snack-food are provided by the Club.

There is no entry fee.

As one of our rinks is unplayable at the moment, the maximum # players is 42 (7 rinks x 6 bowlers, triples).

First come, first served – so be sure to register early to be certain to play! The winning team will be determined by total game points (win=3, tie=1, loss=0). In the event of ties between teams, there will be a “spider” bowl-off amongst opposing skips.

Online registration will open on June 2. All bowlers registering on June 2 will have an equal chance of participating.  After day 1, June 2, it will be first-come, first-served until we have our quota of 42. If we are over-subscribed, we may go to a different format to accommodate everyone, depending on the numbers, or just have a few spares on a waiting list.

Canada Day Bowl

July 1, 2019
This year we will be celebrating with Commonwealth LBC and Highlands LBC at Commonwealth greens. This will be a celebration of Canada Day and also the 40th Anniversary of Commonwealth LBC. More details to follow.

Klondike Classic

July 14, 2019 @ 9:15 for check-in
Highlands and Commonwealth members are invited to this event. This impressive trophy was donated by the Klondike Days organization many years ago. Winners’ names will be engraved on the trophy for at least 10 years. Bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea & cold drinks provided, courtesy of the Royal Lawn Bowling Club. The team entry fee is $3 per player. All fees will be given back in prizes. Please register as an individual below. Teams will be created on the day of the tournament and there will be at least 1 novice (max. 3 years) and 1 new bowler on each team where possible. There must be an even number of teams therefore it is limited to 32 players.

Quaddie Format (times could be advanced if everyone is ready to go):

  • 9:30 am: Teams are drawn and all players will pay their $3 entry fee.
  • 9:45 am: Skips draw numbers to determine who they play. Two ends of trial bowls after a quick briefing of the rules: 2 bowls each.
  • 10:00am Start Game #1: – 10 ends of “Fours”.
  • 12:30 pm Start Game #2: – three of the team play 10 ends of “Triples”. Start Game #3: – one of the team plays “Singles” (15 ends or 15 scored).
  • 3:00 pm Start Game #4: – Each team splits in half and plays 10 ends of “Pairs”.
  • Results are tallied from the total of the five games.
Online registration will open on June 23. All bowlers registering on June 23 will have an equal chance of participating.  After day 1, June 23, it will be first-come, first-served until we have our quota of 32. If we are over-subscribed, we may go to a different format to accommodate everyone, depending on the numbers, or just have a few spares on a waiting list. As well, if we still only have 7 playable rinks available because one of the rinks is still being repaired, then we will go to a different bowling format. We need 8 rinks to make the quaddie work well.

Heritage Day Fun Tournament at the Royal

August 5, 2019 @ 9:45am for check-in
Start at 10:30 am with a 10 end game – jitney draws- using the scoring technique of 4 points for the shot bowl, 3 points for the next bowl, 2 points for the next bowl and 1 point for the fourth bowl.

Lunch: BBQ

After lunch: Play a 10 end or 8 end game (depending on the weather) – jitney draw – using the same scoring system.

Players can come for 1 game or both or just come for the barbecue and socialize.

The cost will be $10 to cover the BBQ.

Online registration will be open on July 15.

Labour Day Fun Tournament at Royal

September 2, 2019 @ 9:45am for check-in

DRAW AT 10:00am!!

Start at 10:30 am with a 10 end game.”Yardstick Scoring” where all bowl within a 1-yard radius of the jack, score a point each

After lunch: New draw & play a 10 or 8 end game using the same scoring system. Players can come for 1 game or both or just come for the lunch and socialize.

Lunch: Hot Dog Lunch $5

Online registration will be open on August 12.