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Senior Squad > Leanne Chinery


DOB: 1981
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Profession: Registered Nurse
Home Club: Wiseman Park Wollongong City Bowling Club (AUS) and Windsor Lawn Bowling Club (Ontario)
Years in National Program: 11
Bowls Used: Taylor Redline SR



  • Notable Accomplishments
  • Fun Facts

Notable Bowls Accomplishments

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games 4th place in Fours & Pair
  • 2017 - Bronze Medal – Women’s Fours Multi-Nations Event at Broadbeach
  • 2008 - 5th place – Women’s Singles and Pairs World Bowls Championships
  • 2 time Canadian Indoor Singles Champion, Under 25 singles champion and National singles champion

Fun Facts


Who is your favorite athlete?

Richie McCaw (retired captain of the All Blacks).  Although his physical presence in any game was obvious, it was his leadership and longevity that he will be remembered for.  He embodies all the qualities of a true champion both on field and off.

What is one thing that you can’t live without (besides bowls of course)?

The ocean. I’ve moved around a lot in my lifetime but have been lucky enough to spend most of my time living near the ocean.  I never take its beauty for granted.

How were you introduced to the sport of bowls?

My mother took up the game as a way to get out and meet people.  I was 14 at the time and she kept pestering me to give the sport a try.  Finally I told her I would try it once if it meant she would leave me alone. I guess my plan backfired because here I am, 22 years later, still playing!

What is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?

I’m a huge fan of country music

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

Peanut Butter!

What is your favourite bowls memory?

My brother and I won a junior pairs tournament together in the first few years I played.  I remember we were about 5 down going into the last end of the final and he wanted to quit.  I convinced him we should play and we ended up winning the game and the tournament.  He died not too many years later so it is a memory of us I will always cherish.



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