It takes a lot for me to feel "all bowled out" ... but that's exactly how I'm feeling after running two major events over this past long holiday weekend. And what a wonderful long weekend of bowls it was.
It started on Thursday July 4 with 32 bowlers (16 pairs) casually competing in two 10-end games. By lunchtime Dave Breedon and Mike Allen made it known they were #1. Our next "holiday bowls" event will be on Labor Day (Monday September 2).
And it concluded on Sunday July 7 with one of our largest club tournaments ever. 14 teams of triples (42 bowlers) - including 12 novices; some of which had never competed in a tournament before - Adrian Throupe, Brad Warick and Michael Adamson. Everything about the day was fantastic: from the breakfast burritos made with love (thank you Tori, Bill, Julie and Brian), to the fact that everyone showed up (thank you!), to watching the US Women win the World Cup, to the appearance of Cynthia Nolan to cheer us on. It's about everything a tournament director could hope for. And in the end the best bowler and best team won. Congrats to Brian Stewart, Jim Olsen and Robert Morten - the only team to win all 4 of their games. Second place went to: Dean Warmington, Don Stewart and Mike Allen. Third place went to: Fred Robles, Norma Goodhart and Brad Warick. Thank you to everyone who made the day special!
Our next club tournament is on Sunday August 18. Please sign up at the club. The website with the updated "Bowler of the Year" standings will be updated this week (I promise Bill).