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Oshawa Lawn Bowling Club holding 80th Gold Cup

Local tournament will see teams competing from across Ontario

The Oshawa Lawn Bowling Club is set to host the 80th annual Gold Cup tournament on Aug. 4.

A historic milestone is coming to the Oshawa Lawn Bowling Club this Saturday.

On Aug. 4, the club will be hosting the 80th anniversary of the Oshawa Gold Cup, a tournament that will see some of the areas top lawn bowlers compete for the trophy and prize money.

The men’s fours event, consisting of approximately 32 teams and 128 players will compete to get their name engraved on the cup, previously donated by Colonel R.S. McLaughlin, along with $4,600 in prize money.  The tournament will see teams from as far away as Ottawa and Windsor take part and will also bring out the upper tier of Oshawa’s lawn bowling players with many of them having previously earned medals at Canadian championships.

The club hosted the first General Motors ‘Gold Cup’ Tournament in 1939, where McLaughlin, donated the trophy for this event, honouring his company.

For more information about the lawn bowling club, membership, or the upcoming events, visit www.oshawalbc.weebly.com.