WELCOME TO THE NORTHEAST DIVISION
OF BOWLS USA
Stretched from New England to Southern Virginia and out to Western Pennsylvania the Northeast Division is the birthplace of lawn bowls in the United States of America.
In the early 1900's the American Lawn Bowls Association was formed in Buffalo, NY and continues today as BOWLS USA 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!
Rule Book of Bowls
There is a rich tradition of excellence in the Northeast division.
Read about our Hall of Famers and about some of our members who have achieved National recognition.
We have inducted the following bowlers in our NED Hall of Fame for 2017:
Colin Smith, Essex County LBC
Ron Buck, Dupont LBC
Lois Saladin, Frick Park LBC
NED Bowler of the Year (BOY)
How Bowler of the Year is Determined....
At each event on the NED calendar, points are awarded for finishing in the first 4 positions (if determined). 10 points for 1st, 8 points 2nd, 5 points for 3rd and 3 points for 4th. Points are accumulated throughout the year and an award is made to the top player based upon points at the end of the year or at the first event the following year.
An award is also given to the best Player in each Decade.
Starting in 2018 we will no longer award BOY points for the Play-downs and the top 10 players at end of the NED Open will automatically qualify for selection into the East Coast Challenge team should that player apply. Also receiving selection will be the Play-down winners.
East Coast Challenge is an annual Team event against the Southeast Division. Each division selects 15 players to play in 3 groups of 5 over 2 days in Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours.
Download file for history of BOY and past BOY winners
Bowler of the Decade 2010 to 2019:
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Photo courtesy from Tee Adams
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!
2021 bowler of the year - Ryan Hastu
A big Congratulations to Ryan Hastu for winning the 2021 Bowler of the Year award in the Northeast Division. His life and bowls partner, Joe Kelly tied for 2nd with Ted Tragard (not pictured).
It’s been a great year of bowling and we are looking forward to next year’s season.
NED TOURNAMENTS FOR 2022
2022 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Check out the 2022 NED Tournament Schedule below
To submit an online entry for any of the below events,
please click here.
OTHER TOURNAMENTS / EVENTS:
2022 National Tournaments/Events:
2021 TOURNAMENT RESULTS - Click here
FOR 2020 TOURNAMENT RESULTS, CLICK HERE.
For other tournament results, go to NED Tournament Info and choose the year for that specific tournament results.
IN OTHER NEWS....
ESSEX COUNTY LAWN BOWLING CLUB RECEIVES A NEWLY RENOVATED GREEN IN 2020
Watch the interview with Skip Arculli and Colin Smith of Essex County Lawn Bowling Club located in Watsessing Park, Bloomfield, NJ on Channel 12 NJ News....Click here
The USLBA Memorial Fund, Inc., as a tax exempt* organization, permits individuals or corporations to make tax deductible contributions to further the sport of lawn bowls in the USA. Your support via this fund helps to promote lawn bowls and keep alive a sport we all have come to love so much.