Learn About Lawn Bowling

Volunteers at the Wine Country Games
Volunteers at the Wine Country Games

By Mary Blake

LAWN BOWLING DEMO DAY MONDAY JULY 18 10 TO NOON
Lawn Bowling is a bit like bocce, but it’s played on grass with a “bowl” that ISN’T a ball and ISN’T round!

If you’ve thought about giving it a try, you’re in luck . . . mark your calendar and come join us on the Green next to the Central Activities Center for DEMO DAY.

Monday, July 18 – 10 AM to Noon

Lawn Bowling is not only fun and easy to learn, it’s great exercise and a wonderful way to meet new friends.

We’ll have bowls (not balls) for you to use, refreshments for all, and our Club members will be there to show you the basics. So, wear your comfortable, smooth-soled shoes, and come meet us on the Green.

P.S. The closest to the “jack” wins a bottle of wine!

FINAL RESULTS OF THE VET/NOVICE TOURNAMENT

Jim K and Richard are the 2022 Vet/Novice champs. The final score may have looked lopsided, but the first half of the game was very close. And there were a half-dozen-plus in the viewing gallery for the match.

WINE COUNTRY PHOTOS HAVE BEEN POSTED TO OUR WEBSITE

Go to the Lawn Bowling website (www.oakmontlawnbowling.com) to see the latest photos.

FEED THE WRONG BIAS JAR

If you’re new, you probably didn’t know how we paid for the wine we give away when we bowl spiders. The money comes from the Wrong Bias Jar! Anyone who’s been bowling at least 6 months qualifies to contribute to that jar (and help us buy wine). When you bowl a wrong bias, let everyone know! We all do it, it’s part of the fun. Ring the bell on the shed and put a quarter (yes, we look for good, inexpensive bottles) into the jar.

In an e-blast, I suggested that you could ring the bell quietly if you didn’t really want others to know. But one of our more experienced bowlers (thanks Wally) reminded me that it used to be fun to admit you were human. So ring that bell proudly and bring some quarters with you when you come to bowl.

MAKING THE GREEN GREEN

For our coming social events, we’re asking that people bring their own utensils.

And, though the Green is finally looking green, it’s still more from weeds than grass. Jim K is researching artificial turf. In an on-line poll, there was almost unanimous support for the change.

JULY CALENDAR
Tuesday, July 12 morning, Women’s Triples Tournament. Sign up on the shed, wear your whites, and bring $3.

Monday, July 18 10 am to noon. Demo Day. We’ll be looking for volunteers. Sign up in the bowls room or email us at oakmontlawnbowling@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 26 morning. Open Triples Tournament. Sign up on the shed, wear your whites, and bring $3.

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