Dartmouth Juniors 2017

After a 12 year absence from Nova Scotia, the top national junior event is heading back.
The Dartmouth LBC most recently co-hosted the 2016 Canadian Senior Triples Championships.
They are the largest club in Nova Scotia with over 130 members playing on the artificial turf green.

Our Junior Member JASON VALCHAR (14) represented NLBC.

Bowls Canada has up-to-date results from Nova Scotia

August 3 Report from Shirley Phillips
Great to share the excitement.  Jason played the most amazing game last night in coastal mist and under floodlights to a 10 year veteran and multi medal winner and matched him evenly until it was 14 all.  Jason didn’t win but he was very happy with how he performed and beamed with Carter, his opponent said it was the best game of the tournament and congratulated Jason on his composure.  One more game today.

Jason won his game this morning 18-15, making 5 wins and 3 losses.  We are delighted with his results, and has been noticed by Bowls BC and Bowls Canada.  Trevor from BC is undefeated and we are routing for him in the medal rounds.  CTV cameras are here now.


Following is a summary of Jason’s experience in Dartmouth NS: 

2017 Canadian Juniors Championship, Dartmouth LBC, Halifax, NS

Tuesday, August 1

The day commenced with a parade of athletes from six provinces and led by a Scots piper.  The premier of Nova Scotia and the Mayor of Dartmouth both spoke to the athletes and wished them well. 

Jason played four games on the first day, with the last game finishing after 9 p.m.  A long day by anybody’s standards.  Jason won his first game of the day against Auzzie Chambers 18-2, his second against Erik Galipaeu 18-9, his third against Ethan Hargreaves 18-2, and lost his fourth game to Jake Masterson 14-18.  A very close game indeed.  Jason ended the day in second place in his pool

Wednesday, August 2

Jason won his first game of the day 18-5 against Evan Hargreaves.  Jason then had a bye and we took the opportunity to visit the Maritime Museum via the Woodside Ferry and sample the haddock and chips at Murphy’s on the waterfront.  In the afternoon, he lost his game to the two times gold winner, Braeden Campbell 8-18. 

In the evening, Jason’s opponent was 18-year-old, 10-year veteran, Carter Wilson.  The game was magical as the atmosphere was amazing with the coastal mist coming in over the artificial turf and played under floodlights.  Jason matched Carter neck and neck until the score was 14 all.  Carter went on to win, and at the end of the game said that it was the best game of the tournament so far and congratulated Jason on his excellent play and composure.

Thursday, August 3

Jason won his first game 18-15 making 5 wins and 3 losses.  Jason was fourth in his pool, however, he just missed qualifying for the semi-finals by just two points.  His final position was sixth in Canada, and second BC boy in his category.  Congratulations, Jason.  You played well, and moved up from last year’s eighth place.

Some of you may have met Trevor Birrell, Sidney LBC, recently when he played in our Tuesday Men’s League.  Trevor was top of his pool and went on to win the bronze medal for BC in the playoffs.  Trevor also went on to receive the Popularity Award Shield where the competitors themselves vote.  Well done, Trevor.

Friday, August 4

The Juniors and the Under 25’s (whose tournament will be held August 5-7) were matched up and played five one-hour games of 3-bowl pairs in a mixed draw. A lot of fun was had, and BC won its third bronze medal in the Forster Lang Pairs when Auzzie Chapman and his partner came in third place.  Congratulations Auzzie.

All in all, Angelika, Gordon and I witnessed firsthand world-class bowling at Dartmouth Lawn Bowling Club, and we at Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club have every reason to be proud of our young bowler! 

Shirley Phillips
Head Coach