Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club
Est. 1942



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|

Time to renew your membership!

Haven’t renewed your membership yet? No time like the present!
The 2017 schedule has already started and includes lots of fun leagues, social games, tournaments, and our 75 year anniversary celebration!
The sooner you join/renew the sooner you get to bowl.  
Simply go to the membership page to pay online or print out a form to fill out and mail in with your check.
See you on the greens!


January 13th, 2017|Blog|

Frostitute League starts January 7th ~ 1pm

Games start at 1pm, chip in by 12:45. We are a hardy bunch, sharing a passion for bowls and a desire to play year-round. Come early to help set up and socialize. We play a variety of games and draw for partners each week. Scores are tallied for individuals and prizes will be awarded to the top bowlers.
January 2nd, 2017|Frostitutes, News|

Cereal Bowl this Saturday September 24th 7:30 am

Brian in action - 2014 Cereal BowlCereal Bowl this Saturday! Few of us see the sun rise over the dewy greens, but it's a beautiful sight on crisp early fall morning. Join us this Saturday September 24th at 7:30am for Cereal Bowl - just for the ridiculous fun of it! The game is traditionally bowled staying within the hand-drawn spiral course brushed into the green before the sun burns off all evidence. Bring your favorite breakfast of champions. The coffee will be on, milk and bowls at the ready. Suggested attire is ‘sleepwear’.
September 22nd, 2016|Blog|

NW Novice Singles Tournament ~ Saturday September 10

Novice Bowler NW Novice Tournament Saturday September 10 ~ 10am-4:30pm Calling all members- brand new to 3 years. This one day tournament is open to any new bowler who joined within the last 3 years. Prize money AND Fame & Glory for the winner! $10 per person. Sign up sheet at the clubhouse or contact Alexis Vanden Bos.
August 28th, 2016|News|

Friday Night BBQ & Bowls Continues through August 26th! 6pm-Dusk

BBQ Bowls   Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club is open to the public every Friday night in July and August! Bring your family and friends to try your hand at the game of Bowls. Starting at 6pm every Friday, Jefferson Park club members will be on hand to teach you the basics while you enjoy one of the most beautiful views in the city! You are welcome to bring dinner to grill, or snacks to share, but no alcohol at this public event. Please wear flat soled shoes. $5 donation appreciated. Questions? Contact
August 11th, 2016|News|

Summer Leagues continue!

11896071_10153048640708015_1813072589196375896_n Yes, our much loved 2016 Bowl Busters, MWBB's and Odd Couples leagues are coming to a close and the summer weather and gorgeous sunsets continue! So keep your bowls moving with these two new leagues starting in August. Late Summer League- Wednesdays 7pm August 3rd- September 28th This coed league is open to all JP members. Open draw games are usually pairs or triples. $15 league fee or $5 drop in/night (up to $15). Contact Nita Chambers or Brian Nichols for more info. No need to sign up beforehand, just show up and put your chip in by 6:45. Masters League- Thursdays 7pm August 4th- September 29 Bump up your skills by playing in weekly singles matches. Round Robin tournament style! First 16 players to signup at the clubhouse are in.
July 21st, 2016|Leagues, News|
Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club

Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club