Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road - Asheville NC
Who said lawn bowlers don't have a sense of humor!
Retired Dog Wins Florida Lawn Bowls Championship
After a long career in medical billing, Zimmy retired to South Florida where she could really pursue her passion – lawn bowls. What began as a relaxing pastime quickly bowled its way onto the competitive circuit. Zimmy has since won three regional trophies and was recently declared the “Lawn Bowl Champion” at the state finals in Pensacola. (As reported in the Fluffington Post)
Draw shot at Asheville Lawn Bowling Club on synthetic surface.
Roger Parkin lays down a bowl on rubico in Clearwater FL
Four Asheville bowlers ventured to Clearwater Florida to compete in the Southeast Open along with approximately 50 other bowlers from the Southeast, NY and NJ, England, Scotland and Canada. Players competed in three disciples: singles, pairs and triples.
Clearwater features a rubico surface that is hard-packed clay made from crushed basalt with a dusting of fine granular rubico on the surface. It is not exactly the same as but similar to the playing surface at the French Open tennis tournament.
Asheville's representatives (see photo left) competed against one another in the semi-finals of the pairs championship flight. Nelson and Parkin came out on top in the showdown, but Momkes-Peele rebounded to finish in 3rd place. Nelson-Parkin lost in the final and finished 2nd.
Nelson-Parkin also claimed 2nd place in the triples event, teaming up with Clearwater bowler Burl Roller. Nelson won the B flight in singles and finished 2nd to Roller for Bowler of the Tournament.
A primer on lawn bowling.
l to r: Hans Momkes, Steve Nelson, Jon Peele, Roger Parkin
Asheville is proudly a 100% Bowls USA and Southeast Division club.
Asheville club represented at Southeast Open
March 4-9, 2017
How lawn bowls are made.