Andrew Harley, Brent Jansen, Mitch O’Brien, David Anderson, (missing Chris Slade) recently returned from Toronto after competing in the Canadian Short Mat National Championships they qualified to play in the World Championships to be held in Strömstad, Sweden from March 16 to 18, 2018. (submitted photo)

Oak Bay short mat players qualify for world championships

Worlds are set for Strömstad, Sweden from March 16 to 18, 2018

A team of Oak Bay lawn bowlers are set to represent Canada at the 2018 Short Mat Bowls World Championships next March.

Brent Jansen, David Anderson, Mitch O’Brien, Andrew Harley and Chris Slade from the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club recently returned from Toronto after competing in the Canadian Short Mat National Championships they qualified to play in the World Championships.

Worlds are set for Strömstad, Sweden from March 16 to 18, 2018.

Short mat bowls is an indoor version of lawn bowling. Players attempt to score points by rolling a heavy asymmetric ball called a bowl along a mat to gain as many shots as possible by getting their bowls nearer to a small target ball known as the jack. It is a game that requires similar skills to outdoor lawn bowls from which the game derived.


 

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