World Bowls News
WB e-Newsletter # 3
(Posted May 27, 2023
World Bowls CEO Update
(Posted May 2023)
World Bowls CEO - 6 months into the job!
2023 Skills Development Camp
(Posted March 2023)
This year Bowls USA sponsored the Skills Development Camp held in Sun City, AZ.
The Fairway LBC (Sun City) hosted this event. The surface at Fairway is artificial, thus many attendees had never bowled on this surface and had to make modifications to their delivery. Drills and information about the skip position and building a head were all part of this camp, ending with a short game for fun before ending our camp for this year. We had 4 coaches this year to share their talents and knowledge. Bradley Berg, Wayne Baines, Alexis Van den Bos and Jackie Tucker. We also had our Head Chief Umpire, Melanie Vizenor to add knowledge to the Laws of the Game. The attendees were: Cheryl Minvielle, Ginger Harris, Mohammed Ahrar, Vicki Draper, Eleanor & Howard Reafsnyder, Susan Denton, Carol & Al Goff, Tracy Anderson, Steve Folick, Herb Giazeroff, Ian Cameron, Zoot & Monette Velasco, Ted Tragard, Cindy Thompson, Connie Hemings, Mark LaHale, Bill Keenan, Chuck Fowler, Cindy & David Wong, Inger Benson, Greg Jager, Anne McLachlan, Mark Newton, Karen & Stephen Ng, Karen Haugen. Thanks to everyone that made this Camp a very memorable one in spite of the challenges. Look for this event again in February next year.
World Bowls – CEO Update
(Posted January 2023)
Neil Dalrymple, Chief Executive Officer of World Bowls, has provided a summary of some of the key activities of World Bowls Ltd., and a snapshot of their Strategic Plan for 2023 through 2025. Read the January message here. See the Strategic Plan here.
Laguna Beach Provide Bowls to New Bedford Club (Posted September 2022)
Laguna Beach LBC made a generous donation of 14 sets bowls with carriers to the New Bedford Lawn Bowls Club in Massachusetts, giving them a strong start on their equipment inventory.
Jimmer Wysopal (from Newport Harbor LBC) made his warehouse, packing materials, and shipping discount available which made sending the four FedEx boxes very easy. New Bedford paid for the shipping, making their cost about $10/set!
The LBLBC board and membership was happy to help.
Digital Booklet for Bowlers in Development (Posted July 2022)
Bowls USA is creating an eblooklet of bowling information for beginning and intermediate level players.
The handbook will cover everything from the stamp on a bowl to how to build a head. The content is undergoing review by seasoned umpires, coaches, and players, along with an active novice bowler.
Troublesome Law Rescinded by World Bowls
Rescission of the law regarding forfeiture of a game due to a player picking up one of their team's bowls. (Posted May 25, 2023)
World Bowls e-newsletter #2
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2022 Champion of Champions - New Zealand (Posted November 2022)
Congratulations to Anne Nunes who won a bronze medal for her awesome success and Charlie Herbert for a great run at this event. Both of you made the USA so proud.
New Bowls Club in Massachusetts
(Posted August 2022)
On July 22nd, Bowls USA President, Veronica Sum, attended the official opening of the New Bedford Lawn Bowls Club in New Bedford, MA The green in Hazelwood Park was originally a crown green built in 1920 with a beautiful clubhouse in the background. It was an active club for many years and then fell into disuse.
The impetus to rebuild came from one woman, JoAnn Tschaen, whose grandfather and father were previous bowlers in New Bedford. JoAnn founded the YOU (Youth Opportunities Unlimited), a non-profit organization, who believes that the "youth represent amazing untapped potential and the key to realizing this potential is leveraging their natural curiosity about the world around them." This includes learning a new sport such as lawn bowling.
The new greens broke ground in 2020 and will be shared with the New Bedford croquet club. New Bedford LBC will now be the 8th club joining the Northeast Division and one of 4 clubs with 2 full greens.
2022 Grants Funded (Posted July 2022)
The BUSA Grant Committee completed this years round of funding.
15 bowls clubs received grants totaling $10,500 primarily for greens mowers, greens improvements, and bowls equipment.