2023 BUSA Development and Skills Camp
(Posted November 2022)
The 2023 Development and Skills Camp, will be presented by Jackie Tucker, Bowls USA Coach and Bowls USA Presenter Assessor. The focus will be on;
February 24th & 25th, 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost $50.00, cash or check payable to Bowls USA on the 1st day of camp. Open to both women and men.
To attend this exciting and informative camp, sign up with: Heather Stewart at email@example.com
Registration required prior to February 15th, 2023.
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.
Bowls USA seeks 2nd VP (Posted June 2022)
The organization has an opening for the 2nd VP position on the Executive Committee.
Ideally this person has innovate ideas, leadership qualities, a genuine love of the game, and the desire to give back to the bowls community. They have goals for BUSA that benefits recreational and competitive bowlers alike.
Interested persons should email a cover letter with a resume relating their applicable qualifications and some bowling history to Patrick Duffy, Chair of the Nominating Committee.
Asheville LBC and the East Coast Challenge in the News (Posted July 2022)
Featured on Carolina Moment, ABC Channel 13. Enjoy.
The Villages acquires a Third Green (Posted May 2022)
The Villages LBC in Florida is about to open their third green.
This newest green will be in a recently developed recreation center in the Villages and will be called First Responders with a
Fire/Police/Ambulance theme. It is expected to open this summer.
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.
Williamsburg Relocating (Posted April 2022)
With the expansion of the Chesapeake Bay Croquet Club in Hartfield, VA, the Willliamsburg LBC will have a new home for one green.
For 50 years Williamsburg played on a green maintained by Colonial Williamsburg but sadly was closed in 2016. The bowlers have stayed together using a variety of venues but recently was invited to join in the CBCC.
They completed their fund raising efforts and are expected to open the greens in fall 2022.