Recommendation FH &VCH members

From: Bowl BC <>;
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:19:48 PM

Subject: Fw: recommendation FH &VCH members

Good Evening,

As you are aware there has been a lot of confusion surrounding PHOs for the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal Health Regions put in place on Saturday.  The updates provided on Sunday that were meant to clarify in fact had the opposite effect and muddy the waters further.  At the request of many member centres as well as bowlers, and after a great deal of discussion, Bowl BC sought answers to the questions of whether or not League Bowling could proceed during the noted two week period.  The answer was a flat out no to league bowling based on the fact that most league players play with people outside of their "household" and that we should check with local health officers regarding Open Play.  After hearing Dr Bonnie Henry's announcement Monday as she attempted to clarify the orders verbally, she stated that going curling is ok. Bowl BC once again sought answers to the questions of whether or not bowling can proceed and in what capacity because of course we feel that if curling can go on bowling should too.

The response this time from Dr Bonnie Henry's office was slightly different in that it is agreed that Bowling, as a non-contact indoor sport can proceed with proper distancing.  The aspect of the initial response, that served as the catalyst to suspending league play, namely that businesses and individuals have been ordered to reduce social interactions has not.  People in these health regions have essential been put on "lockdown" within their own household group or core bubble.

If you live in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley, you can only socialize with those in your immediate household. No gatherings or household visitors are allowed.

League bowling in the vast majority of cases is done with people outside of ones own households / core bubble. Maintaining distance person to person as opposed to team to team is problematic depending on the size of the league and the number of teams even in spaces as large as ours.

Therefore it is our recommendation to all centres in the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal Health Regions to uphold the suspension of league play until the current orders expire at Noon on November 23. We feel enticing customers to breach the orders and interact socially with people outside of their core bubbles is irresponsible. Frankly if these orders are not carried out and covid numbers do not decrease, not only will these orders be extended they will expanded and could include a full scale shutdown.  Open play in "Core Bubbles" is still allowed and these two league weeks can be made up at a later date provided we can remain open. As has been repeated over and over, it's not forever it’s for now.

Let's build the reputation that Bowling as an industry is doing all that we can, even going above and beyond to keep our staff, customers, and communities safe.

Tammy Marino

Bowl BC
9345 Robson Road
Prince George, BC V2N 5B5
(250) 964-2648
(250) 964-9718 fax

Bonnie Henry's Order on Social Gatherings

From: Bowl BC <>;

Date: 2020-11-09  10:26 AM  (GMT-08:00)

Subject: Bonnie Henry's Order on Social Gatherings - Updated Nov 9th

Attention Members,
I spoke to Bonnie Henry’s office this morning regarding her latest social
gathering order and have confirmed what this order means for bowling centres
within the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health Regions.
All league play must be suspended from November 7 to November 23rd @
Public bowling – centres must contact their local Health Authority Representative for
approval to have public bowling during this 2 week time frame.
Cities included in the affected areas are:

Howe Sound
Lions Bay
Maple Ridge
New Westminster
North Vancouver
Pitt Meadows
Port Coquitlam
Port Moody
Powell River
Sunshine Coast Regional District
West Vancouver
White Rock

Cheers,Salina Kennedy, Program Coordinator, Bowl BC

9345 Robson Road, Prince George, BC V2N 5B5

(250) 964-2648 (250) 964-9718

2020 Return to Play Guidelines

The guidelines in this document work in conjuction with the BC Tenpin Federation (BCTF) COVID-19 Policy document and will be amended as required. These guidelines have been approved by the BCTF Board of Directors and each local association must approve its own COVID-19 Policy document and return to play plan.

BCTF strongly encourages everyone to review these documents in addition to the viaSport return to play information at:

All guidelines must be in compliance with all orders and restrictions from the Provincial Health Officer and the Local Health Authorities, as well as any restrictions from Bowl BC, the Provincial Sports Organization.

Read the full guide here: BCTF_Return_to_Play.pdf


2016 USBC Seniors Championships - Las Vegas

Congratulations to Karen Smith and Ping Abela who made it to the qualifying round (top six in their division). 

Karen Smith came in third in the Women’s 65-69 and was presented with a 3 rd place plague for her achievement and prize monies. Ping Abela placed fourth in the Open 75+ and received prize monies.

BC Tenpin Federation had 10 Senior representatives attend the 2016 Championships.

Back Row:  Eric Walker; Maria Madsen, Mary Berkenstock, Jack Walker, Eric Arkoncel
Front Row:  Joanne Dewey, Ping Abela, Karen Smith, Bob Linde, Sheila Stormo

BC well represented at the USBC Senior Championships

Great bowling by our seniors at this years USBC Senior Championships in Green Bay, Wis! BC was, once again, well represented at the big tournament with a couple of our bowlers making it up to match play and one taking home 1st place! We're very proud to have these talented bowlers represent us on such a big stage! Great job to all our senior bowlers from BC! 

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(photo credit: United States Bowling Congress via.

Very big congratulations to Jamie Yulo, Betty McDougall and Shirley Focht on their big finishes!

2015 BC Tenpin Scholarship

The 2015 B.C. Scholarship Awards committee has selected the following graduating Grade 12 students to be awarded Scholarships:

Tina Perri of The Zone Richmond  $300.00
Amanda Tang of Town N' Country $300.00

The committee would like to congratulate the winners for their high standard of excellence and wish them continued success with their post secondary education.

We would like to thank this years donators Mid Vancouver Island TBA, Paul & Liz Taylor, Doug & Lynne Milne, Campbell River TBA.

This Scholarship program is based on career plans, scholastic achievement and bowling involvement and not on bowling ability. We have given away 152 Scholarships totally $41,200.00 since this program began in 1985,

If any associations or bowling centres would like to contribute, please contact us!

Committee Members
Doug Milne
Lynne Milne
Liz Taylor
Paul Taylor

BCTF Raffle Winners

2015 Raffle Winners
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you everyone for all your support this season! If you have not been contacted yet, please email us to claim your prize. 
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