The Blind Pairs Tournament is played on Memorial Day weekend and is the first tournament of our season. This is a social tournament and all skill levels are welcome. Participants register as individuals for either full day (four games) or half day (2 games). The tournament director designates participants as either a “lead” or a “skip” and assigns teams. Teams are not revealed until the start of each game, hence it is named a “blind” tournament. The lead and skip partners change each game in order to promote mixing of pairs. Participants earn points based on whether they win or lose and by how much each game. The top scoring lead and top scoring skip are declared the tournament winners and will have their names engraved on a plaque in the clubhouse. The top three leads and skips receive Milwaukee Lawn Bowling pins.
2023 Tournament Information
- Date: Saturday, May 27
- Tournament Type: Social
- Format: Pairs, four 8-end games (2 morning games, 2 afternoon games)
- Entry Fee: $12 cash on day of tournament which covers breakfast, lunch, entry
- Breakfast Time: 8:15AM
- Draw Time: 9:00 AM
- Start Time: 9:15 AM
- End Time: Late Afternoon
- Tournament Directors: Gary Dalton & Scott Lehmann Games@milwaukeelawnbowls.com
- Must be a current active member of MLPLBA.
- Register by contacting: Games@milwaukeelawnbowls.com
- Full day registration encouraged. There must be an even number of participants.
- May register for morning only (2 games) or afternoon only (2 games) pending even numbered participation.
- Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 25
First Place Lead: Ken Jaglinski and First Place Skip: Carl Landgren
Second Place Lead: Randy Gryzbowski & Scott Lehmann and Second Place Skip: Jim Gryzbowski
Third Place Lead: Barb Blaney and Third Place Skip: Bob Schneider
First Place Lead: Jack Britton and First Place Skip: Mark Mathwig
Second Place Lead: Joe Blaney and Second Place Skip: Bob Schneider
First Place Lead: Dawn Majewski and First Place Skip: Mark Mathwig
The Blind Pairs tournament was traditionally held in May on the weekend prior to Memorial Day weekend and the Memorial Day Mixer was held on Memorial Day. In 1998, the Memorial Day Mixer was renamed the James V. Butler Memorial Day Mixer after the Greens Committee Chairman of the 1990’s. In later years, the Blind Pairs and James V. Butler Memorial Day Mixer were combined into one event.