Save the Date

Saturdays, March 1 - April 19
   Spring Rolls
   1 PM

Sunday, March 16
   JPLBC Board Meeting
   10:30 AM

Saturday, March 22
   Yardstick Club Game
   10 AM

Tuesdays, Sep - May
   Donut Crew
   (volunteer maintenance work party)
   9:30 AM

Sundays on the Greens
   No host draw game
   1 PM

Current weather

WA - Seattle, Seattle Boeing Field

Overcast, light rain
  • Overcast, light rain
  • Temperature: 53.6 °F / 12 °C
  • Wind: South-Southeast, 8.1 mph
  • Rel. Humidity: 82 %
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Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:15

Bowlers Connect!

What do all these people have in common?

They all joined the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club group on Facebook. And you can too!

The Facebook group is an easier and more effective way to keep JPLBC members connected and informed. It is where you can get the most up-to-the-minute announcements of club happenings, changes to the schedule, pleas for volunteer power, congratulations on games well played, and FLASH BOWLING alerts.

Join the group because we can't get this kind of interaction and connection from a website or individual emails or phone calls. 

As an all-volunteer club with ownership of various events and responsibilities spread out among lots of folks, the new JPLBC Facebook group provides every individual with a tool to communicate information about their own particular area of interest or assignment to the rest of the Club.

Connect with your club at https://www.facebook.com/groups/JPLBC.lawnbowlers/

Sign up for Spring Rolls

The first league of 2014 starts Saturday, March 1st. Information and sign ups are moving to Facebook. Click here to join the league. Or contact league organizer, Larwrence Holman

Saturday Afternoons
March 1 - April 19, 2014
Game draw at 1 PM
Members only: $15 for the league $5 drop-in

Get a jump start on the season and join us for "Spring Rolls" league. This is an open draw game on Saturday afternoon for bowlers who are itching to get on the greens with other players.
This year in order to mix things up a bit we will play Australian Pairs and give everyone a chance at lead/skip postitions. It is great exercise and a fine way to begin the season of play. Open draw means the game host will draw teams on the spot by the bowlers who attend and the pairs will be a random draw each week.

'Australian Pairs' or '2-4-2' : This is a variation of a Pairs game with a change in the bowling order. Leads bowl 2 bowls, Skips bowl 4, then Leads complete their last 2. This means that you are changing position on every end -- Leads become Skips on the next end and then Skips become Leads.

Frostitutes Canceled

Frostitutes league is canceled due to lack of interest. It was schedule for Saturday afternoons in January and February.

If there is a balmy winter's Sunday, there is always the possibility for a draw game at 1pm … the ongoing Sundays on the Greens.

New Years Day Brunch and Bowl

Wednesday, January 1st

Doors open at 11am, draw game at 12:30

Coffee will be hot- juice will be cold- greens will be rolled!

Bring something to share-food or beverage

Bowling optional

Open to all club members and guests

Hope to see you there!

Time to Renew Your Membership

Tis the season to renew your club membership. You should have received a membership form in the mail. If you need to print a form and pay by check, click here. If you would like to pay online using PayPal, click here.

Renew by December 31 and save $25! Come January, the discount is over. This is not only a gift of appreciation that you are returning to play with us another year, but also an incentive to get memberships in before the 2014 Roster goes to print. Working towards getting the rosters out to the membership in early February, so do us all a favor and sign up by January 5th so your fellow bowlers will be able to contact you.

Champion of Champions!

The 2013 BowlsUSA National Championship Games concluded today and our very own Andy Klubberud and John Johnson wear the Men's Pairs title. Associate member, Anna Witt and her partner, Rebecca Nguyen, from the CE Division, claim the Womens Pairs title. The men's and women's Singles titles go to Bill Brault and Kim Heiser of SW Division-Stars. Congratulations to all the winners!

Congratulations, as well, to all the NW Division bowlers who did us proud at the tournament. Full results here.

Memorial Service

UPDATE: If you would like to carpool to the memorial, please arrive at the JPLBC clubhouse by 5PM on November 3rd.

A memorial service will be held for Stephen Tontoni at the Hearing Speech and Deafness Center in Seattle on Sunday, November 3rd at 6:00 PM.

Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center (HSDC)
Artz Communication Center
1625 19th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

All friends and colleagues are invited to attend. Donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to PAWS or The World is Fun, a non-profit organization benefiting the Seattle community.

Stephen Tontoni Passes Away

It is with such a sad heart we let you know that Stephen Tontoni died suddenly this week. We don't have any details at the moment and will relay news about a memorial service as soon as we hear.

Bowling came about serendipitously for Stephen. He was at Woodland Park about seven years ago, on call as a sign language interpreter for a University of Washington event. When it turned out they didn't need him that day, he walked over to the bowling greens to take a look. Roger Green was there with a couple of rinks already set up and he spent the next three hours teaching and bowling with Stephen, who clearly had a knack for the game. In 2008 he discovered Men with Big Bowls at Jefferson Park, joined up, and kept up both memberships for many years.

In addition to MWBB, Stephen was a regular at Late Summer League and founding participant of DieHard League. No matter which league he attended, Stephen always brought food and always brought more than enough to share. And that pot of Jambalaya always came with a big, warm smile. He was so vital, animated, enthusiastic and fun.

Stephen was an American Sign Language interpreter for many years and very much part of the deaf community in and around Seattle.  He was also an avid modeler, traveling the world and winning awards in the field.

Stephen always enjoyed a good beer in a big stein, so toast him tonight. Good bowls, Stephen — we'll miss you on the greens.

DieHards 4.0 - Bowl with a Vengeance

An old-fashioned cop emerges to foil a high-tech attack on the club's league infrastructure. It's been most of the summer since bowlers saw New York enforcer on the greens (Amy Alesio), but now, as the world's greatest criminal mastermind (Russ Leonard) attempts to cripple the entire club with an innovative act of bowling terrorism, only one bowler can insure that the integrity of the system stays intact.

Keep the thrills coming, and pass the popcorn. Wednesday night bowling continues...

Wednesdays, October 2nd thru November 27
Doors open 6pm, Bowling starts at 7PM
$5/night or $15 for the entire season

Brats, Beers & Bowls!

Get out your lederhosen, it's time for Oktoberfest! Sunday, September 29th from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
We'll have real and vegetarian brats, pretzels, and beer. Please bring a side (potato salad, cole slaw, sauerkraut, red cabbage, etc.) or dessert to share, and feel free to bring a stein to drink from!

   What is Lawn Bowling?

Watch the Seattle Channel video about JPLBC and find out.


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Want to be a member?
   Click HERE for info.

The Season Has Ended
   It Will Be Back June of 2014
   See You Then!



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