Upcoming Tournaments & Participants:
The Women's selection committee for Team USA is now accepting applications for the 2015 season. If you want the opportunity to represent our country and Bowls USA in international play, please read the attached letter and send in your applications as soon as possible. Good Luck!!!
Recent Tournament Results:
National Championships in Sun City, FL (Nov 4-8, 2014)
**Sayer nearly wins singles championship**
In the National Championships in Sun City Center, NED single rep. Dick Sayer had a chance to win it all with a victory in his final scheduled match against Max Cavender of the Central Division. He didn't manage to win that but was still alive needing to win in a playoff against Andy Klubberud of the Northwest Division. He fell behind early but battled back as he did in nearly every game he won in this tournament. at 19-17 down he was laying three shots when Klubberud played the shot of the game to burn the end and save Sayer going up for the first time in the game and only one point away from a comeback victory. Klubberud then scored a two in the next end to win 21-17. The Men's Pairs team of Patrick Duffy and Burl Roller, the women's pairs team of Eileen Luba and Rusty Hein and Women's singles player Michele Arculli all finished 3-4. It was a fine showing for Team Northeast!
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Past Tournament Results:
North American Challenge in Sun City, AZ (Oct 16-18, 2014)
Michele Arculli from Essex County Lawn Bowling Club participated in singles and triples.
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East Coast Challenge in Williamsburg, VA (Oct 18-19, 2014)
The 2014 East Coast Challenge which pits a team from the Northeast against a team from the Southeast in a friendly, but very competitive test in tournament play and for bragging rights for at least a year, was hosted by Williamsburg Inn. This was the 14th meeting with the Southeast leading the challenge 8-5.
US Open in Costa Mesa, CA (Sept 14-20, 2014)
Northeast Division pairs team Eileen Luba and Rusty Hein won the 5th flight at the National Open in California. Huge victory for our ladies and for all of us in the Northeast. Congrats! Earlier in the week our own Michele Arculli, 2011 National Singles Champion, skipping the rinks team to a 3rd flight championship.
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LAWN BOWLING BASICS
The video below was created by Charlie Hebert, who is an avid bowler and champion with an extreme interest in promoting lawn bowls. Thanks Charlie from your friends in the Northeast!
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Welcome to The Northeast Division of Bowls USA
Stretched from New England to Southern Virginia and out to Western Pennsylvania this is the birthplace of lawn bowls in this country.
A rich tradition dating back to early settlers including George Washington's father who bowled at Mt. Vernon. In the early 1900's the American Lawn Bowls association was formed in Buffalo, NY and continues today as the United State Lawn Bowls Association with clubs spanning from coast to coast.
Our division is a very active one with tournaments nearly every other week during the summer as well as an annual week-long open tournament with potential visitors from all over the globe.
The Northeast division supports a strong local club base and encourages clubs to join and spread their wings to other clubs and more competition. We support clubs who foster strong camaraderie, league play and social events throughout the year and who seek to promote and grow the sport for future generations to enjoy.
The Northeast division has a long tradition of excellence with several national champions and even a world champion in its past and current membership.
All the clubs welcome guests who want to try out this sport and joining is easy.
Contact us today and we'll get you started in a game that you can play and enjoy for a lifetime. It is a great family game with husbands and wives playing at the same time with their children. It is not unheard of to have three generations all playing on the same green. We all have witnessed 12 year olds competing against 80 year olds, grandfathers against grand-daughter and brothers teaming up for 2 and 3 decades. It is truly a sport one can play and compete at a high level for many many years. The most common phrase we hear from new members who came to the game in retirement is, "I wish I knew about this game before!"
Come give it a try!
Find a club near you!
Newly elected President of the Northeast Division Dick Sayer, Frick Park LBC sends out his first message with the goals of the coming year(s) and an introduction of the new board. Click here to read the message.
We belong and so do you!
In keeping with the new direction of our national body changing the name from the United States Lawn Bowls Association to BowlsUSA and developing a new brand and logo, we have changed our logo to reflect this new direction. We will be working on new strategies for growth as the feedback from clubs are being reviewed by our new Strategic planning committee.
New name and new outlook on the horizon!
A letter from BowlsUSA (formerly the USLBA) President Heather Stewart.
Rule Book of Bowls
Download the laws of the sport of bowls here!
We have new fliers and business cards in use for some clubs. More clubs will be getting theirs soon!
We have developed a promotional new flier and business card that will hopefully help spread a positive awareness of our sport around the communities that have bowling greens. This is our first new step towards working with clubs to build membership.
The fliers are tri-fold and are meant to be used in combination with the business card with each club's contact. Right now Frick Park, Essex and Fernliegh have been issued cards and we'll work all summer to get more clubs involved.
You can click on each individual image on the left to enlarge.