Tis the season to renew your club membership. You should have received a membership form in the mail. If you need to print a form and pay by check, click here. If you would like to pay online using PayPal, click here.
Renew by December 31 and save $25! Come January, the discount is over. This is not only a gift of appreciation that you are returning to play with us another year, but also an incentive to get memberships in before the 2014 Roster goes to print. Working towards getting the rosters out to the membership in early February, so do us all a favor and sign up by January 5th so your fellow bowlers will be able to contact you.
The 2013 BowlsUSA National Championship Games concluded today and our very own Andy Klubberud and John Johnson wear the Men's Pairs title. Associate member, Anna Witt and her partner, Rebecca Nguyen, from the CE Division, claim the Womens Pairs title. The men's and women's Singles titles go to Bill Brault and Kim Heiser of SW Division-Stars. Congratulations to all the winners!
Congratulations, as well, to all the NW Division bowlers who did us proud at the tournament. Full results here.
UPDATE: If you would like to carpool to the memorial, please arrive at the JPLBC clubhouse by 5PM on November 3rd.
A memorial service will be held for Stephen Tontoni at the Hearing Speech and Deafness Center in Seattle on Sunday, November 3rd at 6:00 PM.
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center (HSDC)
Artz Communication Center
1625 19th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
It is with such a sad heart we let you know that Stephen Tontoni died suddenly this week. We don't have any details at the moment and will relay news about a memorial service as soon as we hear.
Bowling came about serendipitously for Stephen. He was at Woodland Park about seven years ago, on call as a sign language interpreter for a University of Washington event. When it turned out they didn't need him that day, he walked over to the bowling greens to take a look. Roger Green was there with a couple of rinks already set up and he spent the next three hours teaching and bowling with Stephen, who clearly had a knack for the game. In 2008 he discovered Men with Big Bowls at Jefferson Park, joined up, and kept up both memberships for many years.
In addition to MWBB, Stephen was a regular at Late Summer League and founding participant of DieHard League. No matter which league he attended, Stephen always brought food and always brought more than enough to share. And that pot of Jambalaya always came with a big, warm smile. He was so vital, animated, enthusiastic and fun.
Stephen was an American Sign Language interpreter for many years and very much part of the deaf community in and around Seattle. He was also an avid modeler, traveling the world and winning awards in the field.
Stephen always enjoyed a good beer in a big stein, so toast him tonight. Good bowls, Stephen — we'll miss you on the greens.
An old-fashioned cop emerges to foil a high-tech attack on the club's league infrastructure. It's been most of the summer since bowlers saw New York enforcer on the greens (Amy Alesio), but now, as the world's greatest criminal mastermind (Russ Leonard) attempts to cripple the entire club with an innovative act of bowling terrorism, only one bowler can insure that the integrity of the system stays intact.
Keep the thrills coming, and pass the popcorn. Wednesday night bowling continues...
Wednesdays, October 2nd thru November 27
Doors open 6pm, Bowling starts at 7PM
$5/night or $15 for the entire season
Congratulations to the NW Division Class of 2013!
The NW Division tournament season wrapped up on September 8 with our annual Novice Singles tournament held at Jefferson Park in Seattle. Perfect late summer weather -- blue skies, sunny and warm with a gentle breeze -- made for a great day of bowling, marking and spectating. We had seven novices (i.e. first or second year bowlers) turn out, two for their very first tournament. Drawn into sections, the seven played three fourteen-point games to determine ranking and playoff spots. Paul Shapiro and Claus Windelev went undefeated in group play to earn the honors of vying for the top spots. Paul got to work quickly building a healthy lead over Claus. Not giving up, Claus pulled back some points by winning several ends. In the end, however, Paul's lead proved to be too big and the final -- and title of 2013 Novice Champion -- went to Paul Shapiro of Jefferson Park, with Claus Windelev coming in second. Over in the other playoff match, Wendy Miller and Sarah Lockenvitz -- after being runners-up in their respective groups -- fought it out for third place. In a very good contest, the two see-sawed their way to an 11-11 tie before Wendy scored a three to put the game away and take third place overall.
The date for the Novice Mixed Singles is September 8th Sunday, not September 7th Saturday as shown in the Jefferson Park Members book.
The location is still Jefferson Park.
This is a call for all the novice bowlers in the Northwest Division to compete for the title of Novice Singles Champion for 2013. The tournament will be on Sunday September 8th at 10 am.
It is open to all Northwest Novice Bowlers, male or female. The entry fee is $15 and prize money will be awarded based on the number of entries.
A novice bowler is any bowler with less than 2 years bowling experience. This is a great opportunity to bowl against your fellow novices for bragging rights.
I would also like to hear from any other bowler who would like to volunteer for marking in these singles games.
Please contact me, Howard Syder at email, firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone, 253-833-5361 to enter or volunteer as a marker.
Saturday, August 17, is the club's annual summer party blow-out. The Member Mixer - Tiki Party begins at 6pm and goes until 10pm (or stay for the late-night, after-party and clean up).
The first Mai Tai is on the house, otherwise bring your beverage of choice. Please bring some finger food to share on the pupu platters. The BBQ will be out if you want to bring something to grill.
Wear your sarong, channel Don Ho and let's bowl by tiki torchlight.