We held the 4th Annual Veteran Novice Tournament on September 27, 2014. Veterans (more than 2 years of lawn bowls experience) were paired with novices (2 years or less of lawn bowls experience). Twenty bowlers participated. First place went to the duo of Jim Grzybowski and Diane Carlin-Bartel. Second place went to Glorianne Mather and Min Waite. This was both Diane and Min’s first tournament. Thank you to tournament director, Glorianne Mather.
The men had a pairs competition amongst themselves at the Otto Hess Invitational this year on September 6, 2014. Four teams participated. 1st place was won by Rob Behncke and Jim Cavender. 2nd place went to Bob Schneider and Brian Schieble. Thank you to tournament director, Rob Behncke.
After taking a hiatus for several years and then being merged with the Otto Hess Invitational in 2013, the Sydney Steller Invitational returned as a separate women’s only tournament on September 6, 2014. While only two teams played, it was a fine day of pairs competition. The winners were Rebecca Nguyen and Glorianne Mather.
The outstanding participation by our members made this social event a success. We had 54 people in attendance: 46 members and 8 guests. The afternoon started with cocktails and passed appetizers. A delicious lunch and yummy desserts followed. Pipe music was provided by Jim Mataczynski. A spider game was won by Susan Ryan. Attendees then filled the east green with pick-up pairs games and others visited in and around the clubhouse. Thank you to Anna Witt and Rebecca Nguyen for coordinating this event.
The St. George Club Singles was held on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Eight players participated. The results of the Championship Flight were: 1st place – Carl Landgren, 2nd place – Anna Witt. Other winners were: A Flight 1st place – Dat Nguyen, B Flight 1st place – Pat Wimmer, C Flight 1st place – Rebecca Nguyen. Thank you to tournament director Glorianne Mather.
MLPLBA hosted the 2014 Central Division Playdowns tournament on August 9/10 (Pairs) and 16/17 (Singles). Men’s Pairs winners were Bob Schneider and Rob Behncke. Women’s Pairs winners were Anna Witt and Glorianne Mather. Men’s Singles winner was Max Cavender. Women’s Singles winner was Pat Wimmer. These players will represent the Central Division at the National Championships in Sun City Center, FL on November 4-8, 2014. All six players are members of Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association. In 2013, Bob and Rob finished in second place in men’s pairs at the National Championships while Anna Witt, playing with Rebecca Nguyen, took first place in the women’s pairs at the National Championships.
The Stuart Club Pairs Tournament on Saturday, August 2 featured games of 3-bowl pairs, a first at the Milwaukee Lake Park greens. Steven Nelson organized the tournament. 13 players participated. Coming in first place were Carl Landgren and Rob Behncke. Second place went to Tom Vanderbilt and Pat Mueller/Max Cavender.
The second No Bocce Bowl Tournament was held on July 20, 2014. Seven bowlers participated. 1st place was awarded to Roland Faas and 2nd place went to Ted Bailey. Participants dressed in the colors of the Italian Flag: red, white, and green. Charlene Harmon organized the tournament.
The Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association hosted the 2014 Central Division Open Singles tournament July 12-13. The results of the Championship Flight were: 1st place – Rob Behncke, 2nd place – Steve Nelson, 3rd place – Jim Cavender, 4th place – Anna Witt. Other winners were: A Flight 1st place – Max Cavender, B Flight 1st place – Jim Grzybowski. Thank you to Anna Witt for a smoothly run event.
The Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association hosted the 2014 Central Division Open Pairs tournament July 11-12. Congratulations to the tournament winners: 1st place – Carl Landgren/Mark Mathwig, 2nd place – Max Cavender/Jim Cavender, 3rd place – Steve Nelson/Rob Behncke. Thanks to Leif Andresen for a successfully run event.