Inducted into Bowls USA Hall of Fame: 2013
Club: San Francisco
Bill Campbell was that rare individual: an active, highly-competitive bowler for over 50 years, a true gentleman in the classic sense who made countless friends and significant contributions to advance our sport and club.
One could ask almost any member of the San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club over the past 20 to 30 years who taught them to lawn bowl and the answer would be Bill Campbell, or “Mr. Campbell.” He developed a proven, consistent training method and it’s estimated that he introduced over 1500 people to lawn bowls. Virtually every week Bill was on the green encouraging new bowlers to learn the game, its rules, regulations and etiquette. He “cuts a fine figure” too, as noted by the California AAA magazine, Via, and several web sites. Bill exemplified all that is good about our sport.
Bill’s track record as a bowler is impressive locally, within PIMD and nationally. Based on his performance as a bowler he was inducted into the Bowls USA Hall of Fame in 2013 and named SFLBC “Bowler of the Year” three times.
Our longest active member, joining in 1964, Bill is fondly remembered as a dear friend, mentor and coach to so many. He passed away peacefully at his home in San Francisco on October 9, 2020
Helen Teichman passed away October 5, 2020 at the age of 100.
She was well known for her intense competition on the green and for her involvement and support for the sport of lawn bowling.
Since the 1970’s she has supported all lawn bowl clubs both in active volunteering and monetarily for needed improvements.
She also was a long- serving member on the RCSC’s Lawn Bowling Advisory Committee, as well as other volunteering activities.
She will be greatly missed by lawn bowlers.
No arrangements for a well- earned memorial service have been made due to the uncertainties and restrictions of the virus. Hopefully 2021 will be a much better year for all.
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