The 2013 Blind Pairs tournament was held on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Though the 20-bowler field had to endure cool temperatures this year, the sun did come out at times during this all-day tournament, and no rain delayed any of the games. The format this year was condensed to one day, and included four games for all bowlers, concluding with a final game played by the top two ranked skips and leads, while the rest of the field played their games to try to finish in the top 10 spots for prize money. Two husband wife teams finished in the top ten, Dave and Viki Olsen, and Steve and Alice Sedgwick. Well done!!
John Kirwood and Steve Sedgwick defeated Jim Cavender and Dave Olsen.
5. Alice Sedgwick (Lead) with 3 wins (15 plus points)
6. Crandall Hays (Skip) with 3 wins (5 plus points)
7. Bob Schneider (Skip) with 3 wins (0 plus points)
8. Viki Olsen (Lead) with 2 wins (10 plus points)
9. Pat Wimmer (Skip) with 2 wins (9 plus points)
10. Leif Andresen (Skip) with 2 wins (-2 plus points)
The tournament director, Rob Behncke, thanks Bob Schneider who came early in the morning to cut and roll the East green before play. Thanks to Pat Mueller for delivering home-made scones in the morning. A hearty thanks also to Glorianne Mather for managing our lunch and desert of chocolate cake, and all those who helped set up, take down equipment, serve and put away food. Lastly, thanks to Leif Andresen for providing his experience with the computer support for skips/leads rankings, organization and assistance with tournament format. Thanks for a great annual event.
The Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association will hold Open House on Sunday, June 23 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The public is invited to attend. Our members will give you a friendly introduction to the game of lawn bowling. This is a great way to enjoy the outdoor recreation available at Lake Park and learn more about the leagues, tournaments, and social events offered through club membership. There will be demonstrations and lessons every hour on the hour. Organized games will be played immediately after each lesson. Participants are asked to wear soft, flat-soled shoes. The club will supply all other equipment. Refreshments will be provided. This game is not appropriate for children under 12 or those over 112.
Our long winter hibernation is over and everyone is looking forward to bowling once the snow melts, greens dry out and temperatures warm. All club members are invited to the annual Spring Luncheon on Saturday May 4th at the Hilton Milwaukee River to catch up and look forward to another great season on the greens. Please return the luncheon reservation Spring Luncheon 2013. Include your meal preference with check and return to Dorothy Bauer before April 29th.
Four Milwaukee Lake Park bowlers met in Orange County, California from September 8-14 to compete in the 94th US Open Tournament of Lawn Bowling. Bob Schneider successfully fought his way through an international field of 64 teams over three days of competition and emerged from the Grand Championships on Friday, after a very close game, as 4th place winner in 2012 US Open Men’s Pairs. Bob’s pairs team partner was Dennis Mijnheimer from the Netherlands. 235 bowlers competed in the seven day tournament. Competitors included both men’s and women’s division bowlers from the US, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, and England. Competition took place across seven Southwest Division clubs in the Orange County / Los Angles area. Also competing in the tournament were Milwaukee Lake Park bowlers Steve Nelson – Men’s Singles, Pairs, and Fours, Paul Legwinski – Men’s Singles and Pairs, and Crandall Hays – Men’s Pairs.
This past weekend Bob Schneider emerged as the winner of men’s singles playdowns and will represent the Central Division in the US National Championships in San Diego, CA October 24-28. This annual event is competition amongst bowlers who represents the USLBA’s seven divisions. Runner-up in the men’s singles playdown competition was Steve Nelson. Congratulations and best of luck to Bob.
This past weekend Charlene Harmon emerged as the winner of women’s singles playdowns and will represent the Central Division in the US National Championships in San Diego, CA October 24-28. This annual event is competition amongst bowlers who represents the USLBA’s seven divisions. Runner-up in the women’s singles playdown competition was first year bowler Rebecca Nguyen. Congratulations and best of luck to Charlene.
This past weekend Max Cavender and Jim Cavender emerged as winners of men’s pairs playdowns and will represent the Central Division in the US National Championships in San Diego, CA October 24-28. This annual event is competition amongst bowlers who represents the USLBA’s seven divisions. Congratulations and best of luck to the father and son team Jim and Max Cavender. Runners-up in the men’s pairs playdown competition were Bob Schneider and Rob Behncke.