The very nice Bud Birkenseer has changed the form because he really really cares about his job as car of the the Super Shots Club. He really wants to get everything right so he wants to be sure if you're submitting please be careful to have clarity in your penmenship so that when it goes through the several processes that it has the best chance of being presented clearly and correctly on the website! Below is the new form and it can also be found here on the webpage!
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
The 2017 National Championships will be hosted by Newport Harbor LBC (Thank you friends for hosting) from Oct. 2-7, 2017.
Several divisions have the tournament listed at the end of September. Please check your calendars and up-date and spread the word.
We have updated the National Championship page with more information, who has already qualified and the up-coming dates of divisional play downs, host hotel information and conditions of play.
Please have a look here!
For more information on what the championships are please check out our page here at http://www.bowlsusa.us/national-championships.html
Pleas share this around, its a great little intro video that all clubs can use. It's from our good friends up north in Canada who'll take part in a great 150 year celebration this year and this promo video showcases the sport we all love.
Just explain we have US. Championship bowls as well.
We get nor respect! Apparently tonight on Jeopardy What is Lawn Bowling? was the answer to a question I'm still trying to find out. The picture above was sent by my niece Sarah McKeever when she saw it on TV. The only attempt at a guess was "What is Bocce?"
Business expert joins World Bowls board
World Bowls president John Bell and his executive colleagues are delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Leonard, one of the UK’s leading lights in the field of strategic marketing and business development, to the organisation’s Board of Directors.
‘It’s a further extension of our resolve to grow the World Bowls brand and capture the best possible corporate growth from our international potential,’ Mr Bell said at the announcement. ‘Claire is one of the top professionals in her field and we’re thrilled to have her wealth of talent, dynamism and positivity on the board.’
Claire Leonard brings more than 20 years of experience and a success proven track record to the role. She has worked in-house and on a consultancy basis for major international, national and regional businesses, as well as a stint with various departments of the UK Government going through technology changes and cultural shifts.
Now a Director with Newcastle upon Tyne’s highly successful Hunter Johnstone Marketing Solutions organisation, she uses her extensive skill set in strategic results-driven marketing consultancy, business development and business-change project management.
Claire is a marketing and communications graduate with additional qualifications in Event Management and Further Education delivery, and has worked with the World Bowls Board since 2013, where she has advised and contributed to the delivery of the marketing requirements set out in their Strategic Plan mindful of budgetary constraints. She also project managed the delivery of the new website and provides ongoing advice and support to the Board.
In formalising the announcement, World Bowls president John Bell also paid tribute and expressed great appreciation to Colleen Gilbert from Broadbeach, Australia, whose term as Appointed Director concluded last month.
Check out how our teams fared at the recent international bowling events in Hong Kong and China. Click here for more!
Bowlers of the tournament were Alice Birkenshaw and Charlie Hebert. For complete results please visit: http://www.scdlawnbowls.org/index.html
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