Channels, 12, 3 and 11near Santa Maria did a nice little segment on lawn bowls featuring some nice shots of bowlers, a couple characters and on former National Champion. Click on the picture above to see the article and watch the video. Every club should send out notes to their local newspapers and tv stations inviting them to learn about this old sport being played by all ages still all over the world.
This is a photograph of Jimmy Graham in 1986 sitting a reminiscing with Ray Sayer from the Rhode Island Slater Park Lawn bowls club(now defunct). This was taken at the US Championships held in Santa Barbara. Ray was 98 at the time and traveled to watch his grandsons play. Jimmy came by and spent some time on the practice days. Jimmy was a great member of the Eastern Division playing in the Fernliegh LBC for years in West Hartford Ct. I wonder how many times these great gentleman played each other over the years.
The Southwest division dominance in the 2016 National Championships was recognized in a four - page spread in the international InsideBowls magazine. You can check out the entire edition plus the piece on our champs by clicking here http://www.insidebowlsmag.com/may17/html5/index.html?page=1&noflash
This throw back photo features several Hall of Fame members in a picture circa 1998. North American Challenge tournament held in the PIMD.
Back Row: Ian Ho, Barry Pickup, Michael Siddal, Mert Isaccman, Tom Stirrat, Gil Stephan as Manager
Front Row: Jean Haigler as Manager, Kottia Spangler, Reggie Banares, Dora Stewart, Anne Cherney (Nunes), Irene Webster.
To know a little more about the tourney here is a flyer from 2010 when the USA hosted it in Milwaukee.
For even more information visit: http://www.bowlsusa.us/north-american-challenge.html