Bowling tournament

Bowling has a long tradition at Bell, beginning in 1919 when Lewis Browne McFarlane, then President of Bell Canada and a beloved telephone pioneer, donated a trophy to the company's bowling league. More than 100 years later, Bell team members, pensioners and partners continue to play in the annual tournament, and many players in Toronto and Montréal play in Bell leagues.

2023 Tournament – Dates to be confirmed

Registration is open for new teams and for individual players looking to join a team. For those travelling, accommodation is available at an arranged group rate. Registered bowlers are entitled to attend all events including the tournament, Friday night mixer and banquet. Guests may attend all events, but may not participate in the bowling activities.

Date and time
Coming soon
Tournament venue

Four Points Sheraton
285 King St. E
Kingston, ON K7L 3B1

Bowling Lanes
Cloverleaf Lanes
10 Bath Rd.
Kingston, ON, K7L 1H4

Tournament first place team
Tournament second place team
Tournament MVP
Men's high cross
Ladies high cross
Pensioner's high cross
Men's high single
Ladies high single
Pensioner's high single
Will be provided by email before the tournament


Registration for the McFarlane Tournament is on a pre-paid basis. All teams are required to submit their team line-ups and hotel requirements, and acquit the fees prior to the tournament.

Team captains can register the players on their team. Please send us an email and provide:

  • The gender of each player on their team
  • If players are retired
  • If players fall under the Non-Bell Exception rule
  • If there are guests
  • Provide an email address and phone number for each team member

If you don’t have a team, send us an message with your email address and phone number, as well as the division you’d like to play in. We’ll do our best to find a team for you.

If you have questions, please send us an email.

Past events

For pictures and videos from past events

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