About the League

GHBL (Golden Horseshoe Bowling League) is a Hamilton and outlying area ten pin bowling league for the gay and lesbian community and friends of/to us. GHBL had its inaugural season in 2009 with 4 lanes and has grown considerably since then. We do play against each other each week but the league is primarily a social league to meet new people and have fun while bowling. No experience is necessary and you can join at any time during the season. Come roll with us!

GHBL Executive

The GHBL Executive Committee is made up of a very talented and committed group of volunteers. They oversee all major league decisions, recruit new members, plan special events/tournaments and keep the league running in tip-top shape.

Rocky Bourgeois


Our Grand Poobah, Rocky, is responsible for the general direction and decisions made for the league. Rocky has been bowling with the league for many years and started the presidency for the fall 2017 season.

Ed Skibinski


Ed is our money man and is responsible and accountable for all league finances. He collects all weekly bowling dues and pays our bowling fees to the Lanes Management. Just remember to pay your fee . . . or else (I hear he knows people!)

Mike Kampen

Vice President

This is Mike’s first term on the GHBL Executive. He is responsible to serve all duties of the President in the event of the President’s absence.

Mike Capacci


Mike is responsible for maintaining all league statistics—he’s the lovely bear you hand your score sheets to every week. Unfortunately, he won’t “enhance” your score, no matter how much you beg or how many cupcakes you bake him.

Elizabeth Snow

Social Co-ordinator & Secretary

This is Elizabeth’s first term on the Executive, she is responsible for all documentation and record keeping as well as assisting the President in coordinating Executive functions and social activities for the league.

Ryan Ahrens

Social Media & Webmaster

Ryan is in his third term on the Executive and has been bowling with the league for about six years. He is responsible for maintaining our website and social media, as well as sending out our weekly newsletter; adding any witty quips where necessary.

Bill Hanes

H.I.N.T. Tournament Director

Bill has been the driving force behind our H.I.N.T. tournament since its inception in 2010. He is responsible for booking the venue, collecting registration forms, payments, prize table donations, managing and assigning teams, and more. His hard work and dedication is very much appreciated and we couldn’t do the tournament without him.

Where We Bowl

Join us Wednesday Evenings
6:45 pm – Warm up
7:00pm – Bowling begins

Splitsville Entertainment Centre
1525 Stone Church Rd East in Hamilton

We have 2 seasons per year:

FALL SEASON – Sept 4 – Dec 11, 2019
WINTER SEASON – Jan 8 – May 6, 2020

Costs (per night)

League Members:

Bowling: $22.00 (tax inc. – paid to GHBL)
Shoe Renal: $2.50 (+ tax – paid to Splitsville)

League Pacer or Drop-In:

Bowling: $25.00 (tax inc. – paid to GHBL)
Shoe Rental: $4.00 (+ tax – paid to Splitsville)


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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