This Sunday November 23rd at 1:00 pm JPLBC will be hosting a "toast and a nosh" to thank and celebrate the success of our 2014 NW representatives to the national championships. Please join us in toasting Andrew Klubberud, Alexis Vanden Bos, Todd Wagers, Jeffery Covell, Debbie Tupper, and Pamela Edwards!!! JPLBC will be supplying bubbly for a toast. Bring a nosh (a dip, appetizer, etc) to share as well a your preferred adult beverage if bubbly isn't your thing. A draw game will follow if weather allows.
The Ditchmeister 5000 is being sent back to the shop for a tune-up. This past week's first running got off to a bumpy start with few teams firing on all cylinders — i.e. embracing the veritable jackpot touchers could deliver, particularly those in the ditch. The thrill of that first ditched jack, however, seemed to kick things into high gear for several partnerships. Off to the races, these early ditchers ran up some very big counts against their trailing opponents who found themselves wiping sand (instead of chalk) off their bowls. Not a resounding success coming out of the blocks, this game will get a working over and be back at some point in the near future as the retooled, retorqued Ditcherator Ga-Zillion. Watch out for it.
In the meantime, we are just past the halfway point of the season, and with four more nights to go, everyone is still in it — literally, figuratively and mathematically.
This coming week you will get all of your bowls. No other hints. See everyone on Wednesday.
Beer cans make real good ditch markers!
The Novice Singles was held at Jefferson Park on Saturday September 20th in glorious late summer weather. Ten bowlers from Seattle and Portland had a great time playing four games before Jeff Downey emerged as the 2014 Novice Singles Champion. Jeff won all four of his games while four bowlers lost one game. After all the plus point calculations were completed, Peter Mauro took second place and Greg Sheehan was third. Thanks to all the Novice Bowlers and all the markers who made this a great day of bowling.
Congratulations Novices for testing your mettle last weekend at the Veteran / Novice tournament. 14 teams competed, playing 4 games before the final Play Off of the top teams while the rest of us enjoyed a cool beverage in the shade.
Champions Todd Wagers(v)/Scott Mazariegos(n) took the big win and big payout of tournament prize money. Paul Shapiro(v)/Dennis DuRoff(n) placed second, and Russ Leonard(v)/Shannon Kelly(n) placed 3rd. Well done players!
More photos are available on facebook . Check it out!
And a reminder that any member who has played 2 years or less can try their hand at the Novice Singles tournament, Saturday, September 20.
NOTE new date: Saturday, October 4, 3PM — 7PM
Please note that the date and time has been changed to better allow our traveling club members to attend the Oktoberfest. There will be gaming followed by flaming a.k.a. bowling and grilling.
Saturday, September 13th from 12 to 4 pm
We’ll have real and veggie brats, pretzels and beer. Please bring a side or dessert to share. And feel free to bring a stein to drink from! Your Evite should have arrived over the weekend, a reply is greatly appreciated.
Saturday, September 6
We are happy to report that 12 teams are signed up and ready play in a fun tournament this Saturday. There are also several veterans still looking for novices so please contact Lauren or Amy if you want to play.