Feature bowler -- Jesse Sable
Asheville to get new artificial green
The City of Asheville has agreed to move forward with reconstruction of the Carrier Park bowling green early in 2017. The current green will be excavated, and a local engineering firm will provide design, flood control-drainage, and base aggregate that will provide a laser-levelled foundation. The carpet supplier and installer will be selected as part of the larger bidding process that is expected to be completed in January. Construction could begin in March. If all goes well, lawn bowlers will be bowling on their new green mid-May.
Once completed Asheville is looking forward to hosting a number of tournaments, including the East Coast Challenge, Divisional Playdowns, multi-club events, as well as welcoming international visitors. A sizable group of bowlers from Australia is scheduled to come to Asheville for five days in November 2017 prior to their competing in the 2017 US Open in Florida.
On Sept 21-22, fourteen men competed in the club singles tournament in a double elimination format. Competition was fierce with Steve Nelson (photo left), emerging out of the loser's bracket, to defeat Fred McKenzie twice in order to win the title.
2016 Club news
Two Asheville bowlers compete at US Open, Nov. 13-19, 2016
Hans Momkes and Jon Peele teamed up to play in the US Open in Sarasota, Florida. They played Pairs together and then teamed up with two other bowlers in Fours. Although not placing in those disciplines, Jon Peele came away with 2nd place in the 5th flight in Singles. Well done, Hans and Jon. You represented Asheville well.
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The 12 men who played in the club pairs tournament were paired by random draw. Thanks to Fred McKenzie for organizing both the singles and pairs tournaments. Next year we hope to not only to have more participation but to have a number of women playing in this open tournament.
Six teams played in the club pairs tournament Sept 28-29 with Steve Nelson and Fred McKenzie, winning in the finals against Larry Ammons and Bill Stoermer (photo left to right).
Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road - Asheville NC
95 year old Jesse Sable delivers his bowl...on to the jack!!!