Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club
Est. 1942

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JP Team Tournament this Weekend

JP Team Tournament this Saturday and Sunday May 20 & May 21~ 9am-4pm This two-day tournament is comprised of teams of 5 members playing against each other in a friendly/competitive atmosphere. (Yes it’s possible to do both at the same time!) The morning sessions are Singles and Rinks while the afternoon games are Pairs and Triples. Team Captains are selected ahead of time and then search for bowlers to fill their ranks. You don't have to wait to be selected. If you'd like to bowl in the Team Tourney, contact Willie Weir and he will place you on a team. Teams are encouraged to wear team outfits. * You don't have to be available to play both days to participate.
May 17th, 2017|Blog, JP Team Tournament, News|

Leagues Starting this Month

Men with Big Bowls Season 13 Tuesday Nights, May 23 – July 25 Status: Waiting list This is not your typical lawn bowling league. How many lawn bowling leagues have an anthem? We don’t wear whites. We sometimes cheer and shout. Most of us are not retired. We are actors, musicians, landscapers, architects, software engineers, teachers, etc. Contact mwbb@seattlebowls.org

Bowl Busters Season 11 Wednesday Evenings, May 31 – July 26 'Tis the season for Wednesday evening summer lawn bowling. This is a call out to all the ladies who want to join Bowl Busters — a women's league walking the friendly line between social and competitive play. contact bb@seattlebowls.org

Odd Couples Thursdays, June 1 thru July 27 Tall and short, young and old, veteran and novice-men, women or mixed, it’s all about Pairs! Find a partner you enjoy bowling with and bowl together as a team throughout this 8 week pairs’ league. It’s great practice for pairs planning for future tournaments. This league will follow the round-robin format for team play. Sign up sheet at the club or Contact Howard Syder

May 10th, 2017|Leagues, News|

Opening Day 2017 Saturday May 6th ~10am

Blooms, Bumbershoots & Bowls

Time to kick off our 75th anniversary year! Join your fellow members for fun, friends* and esoteric games Opening Day of the 2017 Season ~ Saturday May 6th 10am Bring a dish to share for lunch/BYOB Questions? Contact Terri Turner *Sorry, this event is not open to the public-members&guests only.
April 25th, 2017|News|

Saturday April 22nd 9am-4pm ~ JPLBC’s Annual Trifecta!

Campus Day, Spring Meeting and Short Jack Pairs game Saturday, April 22nd, 9 AM to 4 PM Make a day of it, or show up when you can & stay as long as you can. 9am to Noon: Time for our annual spring cleaning in preparation for opening day. Lend a hand spiffing up the joint. Noon to 1 PM: The annual all-member spring meeting, come get the latest on all things JPLBC. 2-4 PM: Stay for Short Jack pairs. All work and no play makes jack a dull ball! Questions? Contact Brian Nichols
April 10th, 2017|Blog, News, Volunteer Calls|

Spring Rolls League starts Saturday March 4th ~ 1pm

Come out on Saturdays at 1 pm, starting March 4th for the Spring Rolls league Time to come out of hibernation and get to bowling! This league offers a combination of a very friendly environment with a bit of a competitive side. It's a great way to get the dust off those bowls and get your legs under you before the summer leagues and tournaments begin. League runs from Saturday March 4th - Saturday April 15th with a Tax Day celebration and ceremony to follow the last bowl! $5 drop in or the $15 for the entire league. Questions? Contact John E. Hollingsworth.
February 15th, 2017|News, Spring Rolls|

Congratulations are in Order!

Always winners in our book- Congratulations to John E Hollingsworth, Jeff Covell and Todd Wagers for their win in the triples tournament at the South Central Open.

February 13th, 2017|News|

Members Corner~ Gina, tell us how you found our club

Rachel Maxi, Kat Marriner, Gina Tolentino

“I played bocce in DC, but when I moved to Beacon Hill I heard there was a lawn bowling club near my house. One day I walked by it and decided to watch. All of a sudden a friendly gal came bounding over and asked if I wanted to play. It was Lauren Heyne and I decided to give it a try. I like the difference from bocce, more of a sport than a past-time. I've enjoyed the camaraderie in the women's league, and learning from the older masters. I've been a member for 6 years and it means so much to me. It makes me especially proud to be a resident of Beacon Hill”. Gina Tolentino
February 2nd, 2017|News|

Members Corner~ Hey Chris how did you find JPLBC?

I was listening to the radio one afternoon and some world touring bicycle guy mentioned that there was a good time to be had on the greens on Beacon Hill that very evening. I went, met him (Willie Weir) and immediately fell for it. I love the swing... exploring, examining, and trying to perfect it. The riddle of 'trying not to try too hard'. The game: analyzing 'heads', choosing shots, plotting strategies. Responding to pressure. Slowly building faith in your ability. Bowling: It's kind of easy but it's REALLY hard. And I really enjoy the people I've met at JPLBC. It's a community.~ Chris Davis
January 28th, 2017|News|

Nancy Nishikawa enters the Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to our own Nancy Nishikawa who has been elected to the 2016 Bowls USA Hall of Fame! Nancy's selection is no surprise to those who admire her competitive bowling and appreciate her tireless work for the Jefferson Park club. It is those two qualities that secured her spot in the Hall of Fame. The winner of a multitude of local and division tournaments, competitor at the National Championships 22 times, and a tireless champion for the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club are the qualities that caught the eye of the committee and secured her spot in the 2016 Bowls USA Hall of Fame. Nancy becomes the 6th bowler from the NorthWest Division to join the ranks of so many esteemed champions and competitors in the Bowls USA Hall of Fame.
January 25th, 2017|Blog, News|

Members Corner – Kathryn, how did you find JPLBC?

"I had been trying to find a sport on Beacon Hill that would be both competitive AND have a friendly community feeling. Jenny Mears told me about lawn bowling and sure enough, at JPLBC I found just the right mix: people who are serious about their sport, yet wholeheartedly welcoming to all levels of experience. I was so delighted to find this wonderful group; so diverse in age, background, and experience levels, yet all united in their great inclusive attitude. Everyone I have played with has been in equal parts earnest in improving their own game, and generous with helping a beginner." -Kathryn Rathke
January 23rd, 2017|Blog, News|
Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club

Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club