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Mondays, June - Aug
Monday Night Maintenance
(volunteer maintenance work party)
6 PM

Wednesdays Aug - Sep
Late Summer League
7 PM and 8 PM game draws

Sat - Wed, Aug 23- 27
NW Singles Playdowns
9:30 AM

Sat - Mon, Aug 31 - Sep 1
NW Open Rinks
9:00 AM

Sat, Sep 6
Veteran-Novice Tournament
10 AM

Sat, Sep 13

Sat, Sept 20
NW Novice Tournament
10 AM

Sat, Sep 27
Cereal Bowl
7 AM

Sat, Sep 27
JP All Member Meeting
10 AM

Sundays on the Greens
No host draw game
1 PM

Current weather

WA - Seattle, Seattle Boeing Field

Broken clouds
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  • Temperature: 62.6 °F / 17 °C
  • Wind: Calm
  • Rel. Humidity: 77 %
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Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:53


NW Division Singles Play Downs

Our Singles Play Downs are now complete and we have worthy Mens and Womens Champions.

In the Ladies Competition Alex Vanden Bos rapped it up with 3 wins while Nancy Nishikawa  was the alternate.  It was a hard fought series of games over Saturday and Sunday before Alex emerged as the winner.  This will be her first time to go to the US Championships.  We in the NW Division wish her all the best in Florida.

In the Mens Competition it was a Double Elimination and after everything was settled Andy Klubberud was the winner over Richard Broad.  The Competiition in this tournament was fierce and the standard of bowling by all competitors was very high.  I think Andy will do the NW proud,  after all he and John johnson are the current US Champion Pairs.

This year we enjoyed a great weekend weatherwise, not too hot but nice and sunny.

Thank you to all the markers, scorers, rink rollers and set up persons.



NW Rinks Tournament

This tournament has been cancelled as there are no entries.

Kay Ramsay

UPDATE: The memorial service for Kay Ramsay will be held Saturday, October 18 at 2:00pm at the Magnolia Presbyterian Church. Read more about Kay here.
a memorial service will be held on October 18 at 2:00pm - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=kathleen-ramsay-kay&pid=172232617#sthash.Y2L2knE7.dpuf
memorial service will be held on October 18 at 2:00pm - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=kathleen-ramsay-kay&pid=172232617#sthash.Y2L2knE7.dpuf
Our beloved Kay Ramsey passed on Friday, August 15. She was 96. Kay was a sweet, lovely woman with a welcoming smile and heart of gold. Always grascious, especially when it came to her trademark silver platter of pink lemonade refreshments at the Twilight League.
Kay became a member of JPLBC in 1982. The photo at right was taken at the Opening Day celebration in 2012.

NW Division Rinks Tournament

The Northwest Division Rinks (Fours) Tournament is to be played over the Labor Day weekend, August 30th to September 1st at Jefferson Park.

Now is the time to get your Rinks Teams together and enter a great game where each team member delivers 2 bowls per end.

The tournament is scheduled to start at 9 am each day and the entry fee is $20 per person.

I hope that we can get enough entries to make this a very competitive tournament.  Final format of play will depend on the number of entries.

We don't play this game too much in the USA but it is very common in the rest of the bowling world.

Please let me have your team entries.  Contact Howard Syder at email: handjsyder@comcast.net  or tel: 253-833-5361.

There will also be a sign up sheet on the Jefferson Park Notice Board.


Bowls USA Championships Northwest Division Men's and Women's Singles Play Downs

Sat, August 23rd to 27th  9.30 am Daily
Mens and Womens Singles Playdowns
Entry Fee is $20.
The 2014 US Championships will be held at Sun City Center Florida from Tuesday, Nov 4th to Saturday Nov 8th.  To enter the Play Downs every player must meet the following requirements.
a) Be a citizen of the United States.
b) Be a Bowls USA member prior to the Play Downs.
c) Be financially in good standing for all bowls related obligations.
d) Able to verify, if a member of more than one division, that they have not entered the Play Downs of any other division.
e) Be willing to certify that they will compete at the Championships as that division’s representative or as runners- up in case of default by the winners.
f) Be aware that any Play Downs winners who do not fulfill the above requirements may face possible sanctions from their division.
g) Proof that any of the above requirements have not been met in full can be considered as cause for disqualification.
Now is the time to sign up.  In addition to bowlers we will need Markers so please help by signing up as a marker.  You can mark multiple games or just one.  We will be very happy to have your services.
There will be sign up sheets on the club notice board or you can contact:
Howard Syder at 253-833-5361 or email:  handjsyder@comcast.net

Jefferson Park Mens and Womens Open Singles

It is time to sign up for the Mens and Womens Singles which will be held on August 9th and 10th.

This is your chance to warm up for the Bowls USA Singles Playdowns later in August.

Starting time is 10 am each day and you must be able to play both days.

Games will be played to 21 points

Entry fee is $5.

There are sign up sheets on the JP Notice Board but you can call or email Howard Syder.

Tel: 253-833-5361,  email: handjsyder@comcast.net

If you don't want to bowl please consider signing up to be a marker.  We will need markers and will be pleased to have you even if you can only mark for one game.

Members Mixer

We came, we drank, we laughed, and toasted the history of lawn bowling on Beacon Hill. The weather was great and the music was smooth.  Everyone was surprised how much they liked the Pimms Cup cocktails.

Jefferson Park Mens and Womens Pairs Results

Six Mens Pairs and two Womens Pairs contested for the title of club champions bowling eighteen end games on a very hot weekend.  When it was all over the Womens Champions were Nancy Nishikawa and Rikki Ricard with Lisa Duffala and Anne Walsh second.

Richard Broad and Larry Holman were the Mens Champions with Chris Davis and John Hollingsworth second.

All in all a great weekend of bowling was enjoyed by all.




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June 20 August 29, 2014
6 PM until 9 PM




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