2018 DECEMBER

 The days are getting darker, the holidays are warming up and even our Die Hards are done for the year.  A good time to be grateful for Jefferson Park (and renew early!), look forward to our Winter League and to celebrate our bowlers competing nationally,

And so.....HAPPY DECEMBER!

OVERVIEW CALENDAR

  • Tuesdays - Donut Crew 9:30 a

  • Saturday's (starting Jan 5th), Winter League, 1:00 p

  • Sundays - Open Draw 1:00 p

  • DEC 9, 12:OO-3:00, HOLIDAY COOKIE PARTY & GIFT DRIVE

  • JAN 1, NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH & BOWL

A Little JPLBC Housekeeping

Lockbox Code Changing, Jan 1, 2019

The Lockbox code to the Clubhouse front door will be changing soon after January 1.  It has been years since the code was changed and to maintain security, that code should be changed periodically.

Members may have access to the lockbox code if they meet the following criteria:

  • Full membership in the club for at least one year

  • Active volunteer with a minimum of 10 hours volunteering with club activities such as grounds and house maintenance, hosting Friday night Bowls and Barbeque, club events, managing tournaments, etc.

  • Knowledgeable about Club Opening and Closing -  Orientation sessions will be held periodically and written procedures are available

When the code has been changed, Anne Walsh will provide the code to members who meet the above criteria by email, or in some cases, by phone.  

Early Membership Renewal Discount

As we enter the final month of the year, members  have the option of getting a $25 discount for renewing their membership during the month of December.  

Membership renewal and early bird discount - Look to your inbox for a special email coming soon about the new bowling year and membership renewal details. Renewals can be done either online or using the paper form found at our website at Become a Member

Alcohol Policy

In an effort to keep Jefferson Park safe and in compliance with the City of Seattle, we have a new alcohol policy.  Please have a look so that we can all enjoy our Club without putting it at risk.  Thanks! https://seattlebowls.org/alcohol-policy

SOCIAL EVENTS & OUTREACH

HOLIDAY COOKIE PARTY & GIFT DRIVE: DEC 9TH, 12-3PM
The Holiday Cookie Party is just around the corner. If you haven’t been before, here’s how it works: you bring 2+  dozen of your favorite holiday cookie (or brownies or rum balls, etc). At the end of the party, you leave with an assortment of all the cookies. You do not need to bring cookies to come to the party! It’s really just a chance to come and mingle before the holidays. If it’s nice we bowl. If it’s naughty, we stay indoors and socialize. If you are from Tacoma, you wear shorts and bowl in the rain. Whatever is clever. 
We are also hosting a Holiday Drive for YouthCare. 

Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at the clubhouse Sunday December 9th between 11am-4pm, and we will deliver them to YouthCare on Monday, December 10th. A list of requested items can be found at: http://www.youthcare.org/holidaygiving

NEW YEARS DAY BRUNCH AND BOWL
Tuesday Jan 1st. 11am
Kick off the New Year with your favorite people at your favorite place! Bring a brunch dish to share. Friends and family welcome

JPLBC BOWLERS AT NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

US OPEN - Sun City Arizona, Nov 2-10
This year, JPLBC had 8 of bowlers who traveled to Arizona at the beginning of November to compete. 

Anne Walsh, Alexis Vanden Bos, Richard Broad, Chris Davis, John Johnson, Andy Klubberud, Tom Lind, Chase Richards

RESULTS:

  • Men's Singles - Field of 144 entries

    • 4th Flight - 1st Place: John Johnson

  • Men's Pairs - Field of 96 entries

    • 2nd Flight - 2nd Place: Andy Klubberud/John Hollingsworth

  • Women's Pairs - Field of 52 entries

    • 4th Flight - 2nd Place: Alexis Vanden Bos/Adriana Sandavol (SE Division)


US CHAMPIONSHIPS - Sun City Center, Florida, Nov 24-30 (Just finished)

Check out the results here (see blue links at top of page)  -

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQtAe3BJse2LRKkxZc7CwGGmK-iJLzGyuGx9lS-Kec5kDrSafjiz0vH2PbdTE8tYBtCYVS8i2Wg9iob/pubhtml

  • This years JPLBC Bowlers: Alex Vanden Bos, Rikki Ricard, Phyllis Counts, Andy Klubberud, John Hollingsworth, Chris Davis

A little last-day entry from Chris Davis' US Championship Blog:
"In my final game I played Rick Fitzgerald from SED and managed to win 21 to 7. Overall: 3 wins, 4 losses.(Meh) Rikki Ricard and Phyllis Countss won their last game against NE Division 19 - 8 and completed their strong showing. Alexis Vanden Bos had a great game against eventual champ Sandy Wall but surrendered a 4 on the final end and lost 21 - 17.
Next year the championships will be held in San Francisco, in Golden Gate Park. It's a beautiful setting and I hear the greens are much improved so for any of you looking to get into the playdowns mix now's a good time. 

Squeeze em easy. Over and out.........CD"

VOLUNTEERING

Donut Crew

Sept - May, Tuesdays at 9:30am Non-peak season maintenance is a great way to support the health of our landscape and greens! Tasks Include: Mow and Edge Greens and Lawn, Weed Ditches, Rake Leaves.....and BOWLING OFTEN ENSUES!!

LEAGUES

Die Hard League 
The Results are IN!!  It came down to the last bowl on the last night of a very successful Die Hard League for 2018.
Shane comes up a point shy of tying it up and Rikki Ricard gets the crown!

  • 1st place   Rikki Ricard

  • 2nd place  Shane O'Neil

  • 3rd place   Bruce Robertson

Winter League begins January 5! 

Yes, that's right, we'll be back at it after the holidays. Get up to the greens for a little outside exercise and enjoyment. Heck, wear your step counter if you want. No judgements here. This is a fun, mixed league. We'll bowl on Saturdays at 1pm, weather permitting. $20 member league fee or $5 drop-in fee. Runs for 8 weeks through the last Saturday in February. 
*Disclaimer: We WILL be bowling for money, in the cold. But you won't be labeled a Frostitute unless you see yourself as one.

Saturdays at 1pm League leader - Nita

SELF IMPROVEMENT

Women Bowlers - Looking to improve your game? Consider the Women’s Developmental Camp in Sun City, AZ in Feb 15-16, 2019.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet other women bowlers from across the country. And you can soak up some sun while escaping the gray, rainy Seattle winter!

The camp is open to all members of Bowl USA and requires only a nominal $50 fee.
Contact and Registration (by Feb 1st, 2019) with Alice Birkinshaw in Sun City Treasureralice@gmail.com



2018 November

IT'S THE NOVEMBER JPLBC NEWSLETTER!!!

OK, nothing has made me happier to be a part of JPLBC recently than walking into the Club for the Bowl-o-ween Member Party (dressed as a very dapper owl, thankyouverymuch) and seeing the creative and goofy spirit of this place on full display.  Silly-fun and camaraderie (and two 6'4" modern-dance-apes battling for territory) and, oh yes, a little bowling in the rain.  The spirit of Jefferson Park incarnate.

And so.....HAPPY NOVEMBER

OVERVIEW CALENDAR

  • Tuesdays - Donut Crew 9:30a

  • Wednesdays - Diehards League, 7:00p

  • Sundays - Open Draw 1:00

  • November 2-10 (in Phoenix AZ!!) - US Open, Bowls USA

  • November 24-30 (in Sarasota FL!) - US National Championships

A Little JPLBC Housekeeping

Alcohol Policy

In an effort to keep Jefferson Park safe and in compliance with the City of Seattle, we have a new alcohol policy.  Please have a look so that we can all enjoy our Club without putting it at risk.  Thanks!
https://seattlebowls.org/alcohol-policy


Early Membership Renewal Discount

As we round into the final months of the year, members  have the option of getting a $25 discount for renewing their membership during the month of December.  But hold your horses - this option will not be available until December 1.  Renewals can be done either online or using the paper form found at our website at Become a Member


TOURNAMENTS IN WARMER CLIMES!!

While our tournament season is over, huge tournaments are happening this month where the sun actually shines; and a whole slew of JPLBC Bowlers are competing! Good Bowls (!!) to our beloved bowlers from Jefferson Park!

US OPEN - Sun City Arizona, Nov 2-10 (THAT'S RIGHT NOW!!!)

  • Alex Vanden Bos

  • Anne Walsh

  • Andy Klubberud

  • Richard Broad

  • Chris Davis

  • John Hollingsworth

  • Chase Richards

  • John Johnson

  • Tom Lind

For results and up-to-date info go to: https://www.lawnbowlingusopen.com/
Also, look for Chris Davis' US Open Blog!!

US CHAMPIONSHIPS - Sun City Center, Florida, Nov 24-30

  • Alex Vanden Bos

  • Rikki Ricard

  • Phyllis Counts

  • Andy Klubberud

  • John Hollingsworth

  • Chris Davis

For more info: http://www.bowlsusa.us/national-championships.html


RECENT JPLBC NATIONAL TOURNAMENT AWESOMENESS


2017 US OPEN: Alex Vanden Bos  won the gold medal with the Women's Fours team!

RECENT US Champs... 

  • Andy Klubberud - Singles & Pairs

  • Richard Broad - Singles & Pairs

  • John Johnson - Pairs 

VOLUNTEERING

Donut Crew

Sept - May, Tuesdays at 9:30a

Non-peak season maintenance is a great way to support the health of our landscape and greens!!

Tasks Include: Mow and Edge Greens and Lawn, Weed Ditches, Rake Leaves.....and BOWLING OFTEN ENSUES!!

SOCIAL EVENTS

Report!! Bowl-O-Ween Community Open House & Member Party, Oct 28
The day began ominously with pouring down rain, but brightened up and was quite beautiful, if a little chilly. We had some new folks try lawn bowling for the first time or carve pumpkins, plus lots of cute kids in costumes who all got a gift bag. And after a short respite the party kicked off and there was much clowning and (literal) monkeying around. And lawn bowling in the returning downpour by our friends from Tacoma. Bowl-o-ween 2018 is a success!!!


LEAGUES

Die Hard League 
Continues Through NOVEMBER
Draw will be at 7pm 15 dollars for the the whole league or $5 drop in!

Halfway through, the Top 8 are:

  1. Bruce Robertson

  2. Rikki Ricard

  3. Chase Richards

  4. Richard Glasman

  5. Brian Nichols

  6. Shane O'Neill

  7. Nathan Van Ness

  8. Marya Granger O'Neill

This is a fun goofy league with not so traditional game play. Come find out what, Good Touch, Bad Touch is! Maybe even some Jack Last! Come on out on Wednesdays and find out what it all means! 

SELF IMPROVEMENT

Women Bowlers - Looking to improve your game? Consider the Women’s Developmental Camp in Sun City, AZ in Feb 15-16, 2019.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet other women bowlers from across the country. And you can soak up some sun while escaping the gray, rainy Seattle winter! The camp is open to all members of Bowl USA and requires only a nominal $50 fee!!
Contact and Registration (by Feb 1st, 2019) with Alice Birkinshaw in Sun City
Treasureralice@gmail.com

Sundays On The Green, 1:00 – 3:00 pm       chips in 15 minutes prior
This are a non-hosted open draws. Continuing throughout the year, any bowler may join in the informal fun. The Sunday draw occurs only when other events aren't scheduled, so check the roster, calendar, and/or monthly email communication


2018 October

IT'S THE OCTOBER JPLBC NEWSLETTER!!!

As fall arrives at our beautiful Club, I hope everyone has had a fabulous Summer of Leagues, Tournaments and Club Events. Things slow down a bit starting in October, but there's still plenty to do and be done. This will be a fairly brief Newsletter, as much news and reporting will be shared at the ALL MEMBER MEETING/CELEBRATION this Saturday.  But, thanks to you all for being involved, being a part, being willing to pitch in, and for being such fine humans! 

And so.....


ALL-MEMBER CELEBRATION AND OKTOBERFEST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

10am: Begin the day with bubbles and a toast at the All Member Meeting to celebrate our new lease, hear the president’s State of the Club address, vote for our new t-shirt design, and hear about what’s coming up for the rest of the year and 2019. It’s going to be a fun morning!
12:00pm: Oktoberfest! Beers, Brats, and Bowling!
We'll celebrate Oktoberfest with meat and vegetarian brats, pretzels, and beer. Please bring a side (potato salad, cole slaw, sauerkraut, red cabbage, etc.) or dessert to share. Then stick around for some bowls!
We're also collecting donations for YouthCare, an organization that serves youth experiencing homelessness. 
Currently needed items:

  • New underwear & socks

  • Backpacks & messenger bags

  • Day planners

  • Alarm clocks

  • Nonperishable food

  • Scientific & graphing calculators

  • Art supplies

  • Gift cards (Amazon, Visa, Fred Meyer, Target)

OVERVIEW CALENDAR

  • Tuesdays - Donut Crew 9:30a

  • Wednesdays - Diehards League, 7:00p

  • Sundays - Open Draw 1:00p

  • October 6th - 10:00a, All-Member Celebration & Oktoberfest

  • October 28th - 12:00-3:00p, Bowl-oween Open House & Bowls

  • November 2-3 (in Phoenix AZ!!) - US Open, Bowls USA


VOLUNTEER THANKS!!

Plugging and Sanding

THANK YOU to volunteers who helped our Greens Chair with Plugging & Sanding our beautiful greens on Sept 25-26.  
Roughly 120 volunteers hours!!  Wow!!

Rentals

AND HUGE THANKS to all the members who volunteered at our rentals. Many more than once. This has earned the club over $7000 this year.
Becky Barnett, Kate Bond, Deb Caz, Nita Chambers, Phillis Counts, Chris Davis, Lisa Duffala, Margaret Elliott, Tom Elliott, Bill Gilroy, Marya Granger, Lauren Heyne, Brian Higham, Llysa Holland, Ford Johnson, Leon Lagmay, Sarah Lockenvitz, Jenny Mears, Wendy Miller, Shane O'Neil, Kathryn Rathke, Paul Shapiro, Christian Swenson, Gina Tolentino, Anne Walsh, Willie Weir, Betsy Whitaker, & Claus Windelev.  
And thanks to Betsy Whitaker for Coordinating Rentals!!


VOLUNTEERING

Donut Crew

Sept - May, Tuesdays at 9:30a

Non-peak season maintenance is a great way to support the health of our landscape and greens! Tasks Include: Mow and Edge Greens and Lawn, Weed Ditches, Rake Leaves.....and BOWLING OFTEN ENSUES!!


SOCIAL EVENTS

Bowl-O-Ween Community Open House, Oct 28

We will be holding our first annual Halloween Open House event on 10/28 from 12-3 pm. Please invite your friends, neighbors and family to this fun event!  Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume and bring a pumpkin to carve. 
We need volunteers to set up, greet the public, teach lawn bowling and keep the event running smoothly. Shifts are from 11-1 and 1-3. After you volunteer, stay for the Bowl-O-Ween Member event from 4-8 pm. 
Contact Jane Altemose (jkaltemose@gmail.com) to volunteer. 

LEAGUE RESULTS

Congrats to the MASTER'S LEAGUE Top Three

  • 1st: Richard Broad

  • 2nd: Chris Davis

  • 3rd: Andrew Schuenemann

LATE SUMMER LEAGUE results are not in, so.....you're ALL winners!!


LEAGUES STARTING UP

Die Hard League 

Starts Wednesday October 3rd. 
It is a fun goofy league with not so traditional game play. Come find out what, Good Touch, Bad Touch is! Maybe even some Jack Last! Come on out on Wednesdays and find out what it all means! Runs Oct-Nov. 
Draw will be at 7pm 15 dollars for the the whole league or $5 drop in!


TOURNAMENT RESULTS

NW Division Novice Singles

  • 1st - Chase Richards - Jefferson Park

  • 2nd - Nathan Van Hess - Tacoma

  • 3rd - Jereme Evans- Tacoma

NW Division Open 5’s

  • 1st: The Pacific Crest Panthers: Rikki Ricard, Richard Broad, Neil Furman, Diane Fulton, Josephine Lee

  • 2nd: Jack Attack: Chris Davis, Gina Tolentino, Doug Bradley, Nancy Nishikawa, Kevin Nishikawa, Nita Chambers, Richard Krueger

  • 3rd: Mutt City: Ernie Carlson , Marcus Zeino, Andrew Schuenemann, Peter Mauro, Eric Rink, Greg Shehan


SELF IMPROVEMENT

Sundays On The Green, 1:00 – 3:00 pm       

chips in 15 minutes prior
This are a non-hosted open draws. Continuing throughout the year, any bowler may join in the informal fun. The Sunday draw occurs only when other events aren't scheduled, so check the roster, calendar, and/or monthly email communication



2018 September

OVERVIEW CALENDAR

Tuesdays ---- Donut Crew 

Wednesdays ---- Late Summer League

Thursdays ---- Masters League

Sept 7 ------ NW Division Meeting

Sept 8 – 9 ---- THE NW DIVISION TEAM TOURNAMENT

Sept 15 ---- THE NW DIVISION NOVICE TOURNAMENT

Sept 22 ---- THE CEREAL BOWL

October 6 ---- JP Member Meeting & Oktoberfest

 

VOLUNTEERING!!!

Monday Night Maintenance Shout Out

Last Monday, Aug 27, was the last Monday Night Maintenance of the season.  Huge thanks to all who volunteered and ESPECIALLY Mr John Hollingsworth for overseeing the efforts this year.  WELL DONE!!

 

DONUT CREW               

September - May / Tuesdays 9:30 am

--Non-peak season maintenance work is a great way to support the health and maintenance of our landscape and greens. Tasks include:

-Mow and Edge Greens & Lawns

-Weed Ditches

-Rake Leaves

-Bowling often ensues!!

 

GREENS CREW

 September (Look for a volunteer call from Paul Shapiro)

- Plugging, Sanding and Aerating

 

Speaking of Greens…..a message from Paul Shapiro

Don't Shoot The Messenger - Update from the Greens Chairperson

I recall a time about 4-5 years ago when Green 1 was relatively pristine, and no one wanted to bowl on Green 2. How a few years have changed the greens. This has been a learning year for me as I come to the task knowing absolutely nothing about greens care. Willy has been a tremendous help, and a huge thanks to the mowing crew and those souls who have provided assistance.

Green two is in relatively good shape, though we have developed a problem in the middle of the green with faerie ring and the good folks at Golf have helped us and laid down fungicide. Remember: we are dealing with nature and nothing happens overnight. 

Green One is a challenge. Due to a problem with the irrigation system and a dry weather, green one has experienced severe problems. There are areas on Green one which are dead and will need to be replugged with live grass. Bringing the green back to it vital state may take a year or two. 

In the next month (if all goes well) we will be verticutting the greens (which removed thatch) and the plugging and sanding both greens. We are dependent on the equipment from golf so we don't know exactly when we will be doing wither task. When we plug and sand, we will need a good crew to help out and my understanding is that the process takes the better part of a day. Please  let me know if you would love, love, love to help out.

See you on the Greens.

Paul

 

TOURNAMENT NEWS

Congrats to the winners (ok, we’re ALL winners….but some more than others :-)

 The Cascadia Challenge, Aug 4th

1st: Red Can Dance – John E. Hollingsworth, Alex Vanden Bos, Andy Klubberud, Chase Richards

2nd: The Bowling Stones – Richard Gassman, Mike Larson, Shane O’Neil, Leon Lagmany

3rd: The Penguins – Chris Davis, Gina Tolentino,Rikki Ricard, Kevin Nishikawa, Nancy Nishakawa

 

JPLBC Open Singles, Aug 11-12

1st: Andy Klubberud

2nd: Paul Shapiro

3rd: Tom Lind

 

THE NW DIVISION SINGLES PLAYDOWNS, Aug 25-29

Women’s: Alex Vanden Bos            Men’s: Chris Davis

 

THIS MONTH’S EVENTS

Formerly THE NW DIVISION TEAM TOURNAMENT … now THE NW 5’s! 

Sat & Sun, Sept 8 & 9 / 9AM to 5 PM / (doors open at 8 AM – coffee & doughnuts) 

10 TEAMS – 50 BOWLERS (!) -  TO GATHER FROM THE NW AND SURROUNDS.

*To those interested in playing: please contact Chris Davis (cqdavis@yahoo.com) by midnight Wednesday Sept 5th.

**Greens will open for practice on Friday the 7th from 5 pm to 7pm.

***Spectators encouraged to come and root for your faves and show the ‘out of towners’ a good time! 

BBQ Saturday 5pm (bring a side if you wish).

There will be teams from CA, Tacoma, and Portland in addition to J P. – Ten teams in all!

 

NW DIVISION NOVICE SINGLES TOURNAMENT

SEPT 15th, 9 AM to 5 PM

GO NOVICES!  (novice = bowler with less than 3 years experience)

WE HAD OVER 20 ENTRIES LAST YEAR !!

$10 per entry (contact Chris Davis (cqdavis@yahoo.com)

 

THE CEREAL BOWL

Saturday 9/22, DOORS – 7 AM, BOWLS – 8 AM (on the dot)

Captain Crunch, Tony the Toucan, Tony the Tiger, they’ll all be there!

PJ’s & Bathrobes mandatory.

Bowl the world famous LABYRINTH OF DEW-M !!!

SHEER, SILLY, BLEARY – EYED FUN!

 

THE “SOCIAL” PART OF OUR CLUB

October 6: JP Member Meeting & Oktoberfest!

JP Member Meeting 9:30 – 11:15

--come learn about the state of the club!!  Then stay for…..

Oktoberfest 12 - 4p

--Beers, brats, pretzels, and Bowls. 'Nuff said.

 

 

SELF IMPROVEMENT

WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS on the Green

Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm       

chips in 15 minutes prior


These are a non-hosted open draws. Continuing throughout the year, any bowler may join in the informal fun. The Sunday draw occurs only when other events aren't scheduled, so check the roster, calendar, and/or monthly email communication.

https://seattlebowls.org/club-games/

 

Summer League Standings

More Winners!! Our Two Summer Leagues had their final nights at the exact moment the August Newsletter went out.  Here are the league results:

 

BOWL BUSTERS

1st: Kate Bond

2nd: Kristin Dean

3rd: Kat Marriner

 

MWBB 

1st: Mike Larson

2nd: Richard Broad

3rd: Eric Ring

 

CONTINUING LEAGUES

 Late Summer League

Wednesday nights - Aug/Sep

Doors at 6:00. Chips in by 6:45, Games at 7:00. 
$15 league fee or $5 drop-in

A Coed League for Late Summer Fun! Games are usually pairs or triples. Individual standings are tallied and prizes awarded to the top three bowlers.

CONTACT Brian Nichols brinic63@hotmail.com

 

Masters League

Aug/Sept Thursday nights

Doors at 6:00, Games at 7:00. 
$25 league fee, Sign up required

Bump up your skills by playing competitive singles matches in the Masters League with some of our best players. 

Contact Andy Klubberud (aklubberud1@gmail.com) or Amy Alesio (aealesio@yahoo.com)

 



2018 August

FIRST AND FOREMOST

Our Club President asked if she could lead off the newsletter with a very important message.  All rise…

Letter from the President,
Happy summer everyone! As we enjoy these hot sunny days, and get some prime time on the greens, I am already thinking about September, late summer bowling, and extending our season into autumn. I am also really excited for our bowlers who are going on to the Championships, and representing JPLBC. But speaking of September: Please put September 5th on your calendar. This is the date that our new lease goes before City Council. We need your support! 

·       Postcards will be available at the clubhouse that you can fill out with a message to Council. Please write why JPLBC is important to you. Keep it friendly and positive. You can send mail them in in yourself, or drop them back at the club and we’ll send them collectively. 

·       We’d love to have some folks in Council chambers that afternoon, to physically show support. The meeting is at 2:00pm and usually lasts between 1-2 hours. 

·       We need 2-3 people to prepare a 2 minute speech to give at the beginning on the meeting. There is open public comment before any meeting, and you can sign up when you arrive. Please contact Gina (gina@ginatolentino.com) or Kathryn Rathke (kathrynrathke@gmail.com) if you are interested in speaking, or need more info.


Please feel free to contact me about any other issues or ideas or thoughts you may have for the club and I can find a way to get you involved. We can make the club what we want it to be! Thank you to ALL of the volunteers who have put in time to make our club awesome. I love you!!!
xo, Gina

 

VOLUNTEER NEEDS!!!

https://seattlebowls.org/volunteer/

Friday Night BBQ & Bowls NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for August!!!

These July and August evenings have been super popular this year and truly are one of our most significant public events. Volunteers are needed starting at 5:30 and ending at 9:00 pm.  Please help out and also enjoy some beautiful evenings at the Club.

Email Jane Altemose (jkaltemose@gmail.com) or any Board Member to sign up.  Thanks.

Monday Night Maintenance

Our Club only stays beautiful because of the hard work of the Monday volunteers. Be a part! Tasks include mowing the lawn, edging the greens, weeding the garden, watering, picking up trash around the grounds, cleaning the clubhouse. Contact John E Hollingsworth johnemofunk@gmail.com  Sign up sheets at the club.

 

TOURNAMENT NEWS

https://seattlebowls.org/tournaments/

August 4th -  The NW Division Team Tournament (aka The Cascadia Challenge)!

This will be a one-day, team tournament, with five, yes FIVE, games played. Teams should consist of 4 players, with all players coming from the same club. We will play a mixture of singles, pairs, and triples during the day, with the tournament culminating with Rinks in the evening under the lights! 

Entry fees will be $20 per team.  Check in at 9:30 am, first jack rolls at 10:00.

If you would like to play, but do not have a team, please let us know, and if we can, we will help assemble a team. Please email newdiv.tournament@gmail.com, or talk to Peter Mauro or Chris Davis, if you have any questions or to submit your entry.  

August 11–12,   JPLBC Open Singles!

This weekend is a ton of fun and space is open!! Start time is 10:00, draw to be done at 9:30 sharp. Entry fee is $5.  Sign up sheets are posted on the club's bulletin board. Folks can sign up at club or email tommlind@gmail.com

Entry closes Thursday August 9.

August 25-29, THE NW DIVISION SINGLES PLAYDOWNS!

Come cheer on (respectfully) our JPLBC Bowlers!  

Interested in playing?  Here’s the Req’s: Membership in any Northwest Division Club. Pre-registration, entry fee and whites or matching uniforms required. Contact Chris Davis (cqdavis@yahoo.com).  Winners go on to represent the NW Division at the U.S. National Championship.

 

MEMBERS MIXER, AUGUST 18TH!!!

https://seattlebowls.org/social/

The Mixer is our big summer shindig where members mix, mingle, dance, bowl and just have an all-around good time. We pick a theme, get dolled up and listen to great music while noshing, sipping and enjoying each other's company. Let's come together to celebrate sunmer and each other in the most beautiful spot in Seattle! We'll raise a glass to toast our hard-working volunteers, without whom this club would not exist! More details and an e-vite soon!

Volunteers Needed!!  Contact Jenny Mears at jennymears@gmail.com

 

SELF IMPROVEMENT FOR THE NEW AND NEWER BOWLER

Our own Richard Krueger has put together a truly delightful Help Guide, What the New Or Newer Bowler Needs to Know, to help newer club members feel comfortable bowling with with more experienced ones.  The full document is attached (I promise, it’s NOT malware :-), but here is a wee sample to whet your curiosity.

“Now a word about skips. Most are quite mellow, but some are bossy, and a few are control freaks. When you draw partners, you might get a non-mellow one. Don’t panic.”

Enjoy!!

WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS on the Green

https://seattlebowls.org/club-games/

Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm       chips in 15 minutes prior        These are a non-hosted open draws. Continuing throughout the year, any bowler may join in the informal fun. The Sunday draw occurs only when other events aren't scheduled, so check the roster, calendar, and/or monthly email communication.

 

MWBB & BOWL BUSTERS!!

·      Men With Big Bowls (the league with the worst food) has a crowned a champ:

Mike Larson!!!  2nd Place: Richard Broad   3rd Place: Eric Ring

·      Bowl Busters: at Press Time, the league with the BEST food (and booze), was heading into their FINAL night of competition.      The Top Three Bowlers were within ONE victory of each other (Kate Bond, Kat Marriner and Gizelle Gando)

 

NEW LEAGUES STARTING UP!!

 Late Summer League

Wednesday nights - Aug/Sep

Doors at 6:00. Chips in by 6:45, Games at 7:00. 
$15 league fee or $5 drop-in

A Coed League for Late Summer Fun! Games are usually pairs or triples. Individual standings are tallied and prizes awarded to the top three bowlers.

CONTACT Brian Nichols brinic63@hotmail.com

 

Masters league

Aug/Sept Thursday nights

Doors at 6:00, Games at 7:00. 
$25 league fee, Sign up required

Bump up your skills by playing competitive singles matches in the Masters League with some of our best players. 

Contact Andy Klubberud (aklubberud1@gmail.com) or Amy Alesio (aealesio@yahoo.com)

 


2018 JULY

Tournaments

24 on the 4th - The event we have been waiting for is here and it begins with the first bowl this Tuesday July 3rd at 8pm and continues through the night, into the next day, into Wed. evening until the last bowl is delivered on July 4th at 8pm. Right now, players are checking their tents and sleeping bags, volunteers are shopping for sustenance, team captains and organizers are putting the final touches on their plans and it will all converge at JPLBC for our annual 24 hr. pairs game.

 If you aren’t bowling, we still want you to join in. Come to applaud the first bowl, set your alarm and bring a blanket to cheer on your fellow bowlers at 2am, or come by Wednesday day and night to celebrate the accomplishments of all the players and crew.  Players and spectators are equally welcome to bring snacks and beverages to share. Please note: All bowlers must arrive by 7pm on Tuesday and both MWBB & BB leagues are cancelled this week.

 

JP Open Pairs Tournament-No time to sit down, this weekend is the JP Open Pairs Tournament, Saturday and Sunday July 7&8, 10am-4:30pm.  We welcome bowlers from all around the NW Division to pair up and join in the competition. Men’s and Women’s pairs can sign up at the clubhouse or send me an email. If you’d like to play but don’t have a partner. aealesio@yahoo.com

 

JP Veteran/ Novice Tournament Saturday July 14th.  This Tournament teams up seasoned bowlers with members who may or may not have ever bowled in a tournament … aiming to prove that competition and fun are not mutually exclusive. Novices are bowlers who have joined in the past two years.  Beyond that yes, you are now a veteran!

Sign up sheet at the club or contact Anne Walsh awalsh1001@yahoo.com

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summer volunteer needs

Friday Night BBQ & Bowls 

We need LOTS of volunteers every Friday from July 6th – August 31st.  6-9pm Volunteers are needed to set up rinks, greet the guests, introduce the game, close up at the end.  Contact any board member for more information.

 Monday Night Maintenance

Tasks include mowing the lawn, edging the greens, weeding the garden, watering, picking up trash around the grounds, cleaning the clubhouse. Contact John E Hollingsworth johnemofunk@gmail.com  Sign up sheets at the club.

 

Drop-in Open Bowling Continues – Wednesdays 10am and Sundays 1pm

No fee, chip in 15 min. before start time.

 

Summer Leagues are in full swing. MWBB is having fun on Tuesday nights, Bowl Busters is enjoying record numbers and thanks to Chris Davis for stepping up to run the Odd Couples league after Howard Syder’s decision to step down. 

 

NW Division Pairs Playdowns starts on Sat July 21st 9am

The pairs play downs is a multi-day tournament, length and format dependent on the number of entries.  The winning Women’s and Men’s pairs will represent the NW Division at the US Championships in Florida 11/25-12/1. Fee: $20 per player ($40 per team) In keeping with National Championship protocols there will be no practice (apart from trial bowls) prior to games. Rinks will be reserved for practice on Friday afternoon, July 20 between 4 and 8 pm.  More info or to register contact our NW Division Tournament Directors: Chris Davis cqdavis@yahoo.com or Peter Mauro pmauro2001@yahoo.com  

 

The Open House on Saturday* June 2nd was a huge success the likes of which we have never seen before!  Thanks to all who volunteers to organize the event as well as all the members who were there to introduce the game to our community.  

 

Community attention- two local mentions for JPLBC:

City Arts magazine gave us a mention.  Thanks to Gina and her community involvement with local artists and students from Franklin High School who had the pleasure of celebrating the completion of their mural with lawn bowling at JPLBC. http://www.cityartsmagazine.com/franklin-high-school-students-paint-their-resistance

Evening Magazine paid us a visit recently and they will be airing the segment on Friday July 13th at 7:30 on King 5. 

 

 

 

  

July Activities

 July 3/4- “24 on the 4th Tuesday 8pm – Wednesday 8pm

July 6 -8/31-BBQ & Bowls 6-9pm

July 7/8-JP Open Pairs Tournament 10am-4:30pm

July 14 -JP Veteran/Novice Tournament 10am-4:30pm

July 15 -July Board Meeting 10am-noon

July 21-25-NW Pairs Playdowns 9:30am-4:30pm

August Save the Date:

8/4 NW Division Cascade Cup Tournament

8/8-9/26 Late Summer Coed League

8/2-9/27 Masters League

8/11 & 12 JP Open Singles Tournament

8/18 Members Mixer

8/19 JP Board Meeting- everyone welcome to attend

8/25-8/29 NW Division Singles Playdowns

 

Terms

 

Weight:  The amount of speed applied in delivering the bowl from the mat to the jack.  “Heavy” weight means that the bowl goes beyond the jack while “light” means that the bowl stops short of the spot desired.

 

Grass:  Apart from referring to the surface, ‘grass’ is used as a reference for the directional line the bowl takes in order for it to curve toward the jack.  “Too much grass” means your bowl was wide, “Take more grass” means your bowl was narrow.

 

Trial Ends:  At the start of a tournament, trial ends are when each player rolls 2-4 bowls down and back to get a feel for the green.  These ends do not count in scoring, number of trial ends are announced prior to starting by the tournament director.

 

 

Pages & Places

JP Website:  www.seattlebowls.org

NW Division:  www.bowlsnw.com

JP Members Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/JPLBC.lawnbowlers

Tacoma Lawn Bowling club:  https://www.facebook.com/Tacoma-Lawn-Bowling-Club-177646325660/

Bowls USA: www.bowlsusa.us

Bowls USA newsletter: http://www.bowlsusa.us/subscribecontribute

Inside Bowls Magazine: http://www.insidebowls.com/our-magazine

 

To Facebook or Not to Facebook

Do you know we have a private Facebook Group?  That is where you might find last minute schedule changes, or invitations to bowl that aren’t on the schedule, etc.www.facebook.com/groups/JPLBC.lawnbowlers  If you are not on Facebook, please let us know so we can make sure you are included in email updates throughout the month.

 

GOOOOOOAAAAL!!!!
Come watch the World Cup Final at the clubhouse on Wednesday July 15th, 8:00 am followed by open bowling at 10:00. New member Evan Smith is hosting along with Gina and Jenny. Potluck breakfast: Bring a dish to share, wear your team colors, and prepare for an exciting game. We'll supply the coffee and mimosas. Open to club members and friends. Who will take the cup this year?