The Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club held its the Maggie and Jiggs Tournament, its last tournament of the summer season on Oct. 20-21. Club play now switches to the club’s indoor greens. — Michael Briones photo

QB club celebrates 10th anniversary of indoor greens

The Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Quality Foods Indoor Bowling Green.

President David Childs said it is the only indoor green in Canada — and possibly in North America — that has an adjacent outdoor green.

The celebration of the milestone was held Saturday, Sept. 30 and was attended by Mayor Teunis Westbroek and representatives from Quality Foods.

The indoor green was the brainchild of Gavin Reid, who started the project in 2002. It was built and officially opened in 2007. It has provided the club with year-round lawn bowling.

The facility size is 54 feet by 150 feet and it has three greens.

“We bowl from nine o’clock in the morning to approximately, I would say, at six o’clock at night, and we have one or two leagues happening at night time,” said Childs. “We play almost seven days a week, around six-and-a-half days a week.’

When asked which green he prefers to play on, Childs says, he enjoys having the best of both worlds.

“When it’s raining like crazy outside I prefer the indoor but when the sun is shining, I prefer to play outdoors,” said Childs. “We are very lucky, by having this in the summer time, if the weather is very bad outside, we can come inside and play.”

The club recently wrapped up its summer season and has now moved all its games indoors. Adapting to the different playing conditions will depend on the player, said Childs.

“The speed on indoor is far greater than the outdoor,” said Childs. “You have to really concentrate a little bit more and be able to adjust on the indoor.”

The outdoor green will undergo major aeration which will be undertaken by members of the club.

Prior to switching to its indoor season, the club held its last summer tournament, the Maggie and Jiggs tournament, on Sept. 20-21.

The top four finishers were: 1. Lorane Martin and Bob Findlay; 2. Liz Pendleton and Mick Banks; 3. Gloria Davies and Dan Blue; and 4. Janice Baird and George Machin.

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michael.briones@pqbnews.com

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