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I am currently a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group, at Berkeley Lab. I have research and professional experience in electricity markets modeling, production-cost simulations, agent-based computational economics, smart-grids modeling, statistical analysis and machine-learning. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, watching sci-fi movies and tv shows, photography, playing tennis, volleyball and lawn bowling

2018 PIMD Memorial Weekend Pairs Tournament

Today the annual Men’s and Women’s Memorial Pairs Tournament was held at the Oakland club. 
 
During a beautiful day on the green, six teams of men, and six teams of women played three  12-end games. Bud Birkenseer was his usual entertaining self as Director, and the Oakland club  laid out a selection of enticing snacks.
 
Berkeley was well represented by the seven members shown here, and we are proud to announce that there were major successes for the day; Berkeley won 6 of the 8 game prizes as follows:
 
Women’s First Place:  Cathy Dinnean and Leslie Engler
Women’s Second Place:  Annie Brillhart (and her partner Reggie Benares)
Men’s First Place:  Ethan Bortman (and his partner Bud Birkenseer)
Men’s Second Place:  Jim Corr and Cris Benton
and our newest member, Ian Cameron, won one of the three raffle prizes.
Our thanks to the Oakland LBC for hosting a very enjoyable tournament.
Our Berkeley bowlers shining at the PIMD Memorial Pairs tournament. Left to Right: Ian Cameron, Leslie Engler, Ethan Bortman, Cathy Dinnean, Cris Benton, Annie Brillhart, Jim Corr.

2018 PIMD Playdowns

The results of the 2018 U.S. Nationals Playdowns are in, and we are happy to report that our club has seen a lot of participation in both women and men competitions this year.

Most cheerfully, we are happy to announce that Ann Brillhart won the Women’s Singles Playdowns and will represent PIMD in Florida, in November 2018.

Additionally, our Dual Member Frankie Napoli along with his partner Tom Burnoski, won the Men’s Pairs Playdowns.

Good luck to one and all!

Frankie Napoli and Tom Burnoski

2018 San Jose Winter League – Berkeley bowlers shine

You can never have enough bowling…especially in California. The 2018 PIMD bowling season has not started yet, but we recently held our John Ogden Winter League which is bowled over three consecutive Saturdays.

This was the first tournament hosted by the San Jose LBC since installation of their new carpet last year. Fourteen pairs hailing from all Bay Area clubs joined
in the fierce competition. It was a full round-robin with four 10-end games each of the first two weeks, 5 games on the last day of competition, and bowlers using just three bowls each.

The final ranking speaks for the quality of the players and play. The first-place winners were in first place throughout and never lost their lead, despite losing one game in the final week. The winning team consisted of veteran Frankie Napoli (Rossmoor) and our own – still a novice – Giulia Gallo (Berkeley). They came in with an impressive 11 wins, 1 tie, and just 1 loss.

Finally, Rob Hoey and Shawn Roney got third place, and other Berkeley bowlers did very well including the following teams:

Laile Giansetto & Dave McMullen
Jim Corr & Bob Schwartz (dual member from PA)
John Hooper & Cris Benton

Congratulations to one and all!

League winners Frankie Napoli & Giulia Gallo

Free weekend morning lessons

Sunday morning now joins Saturday morning as the time to get out and learn to lawn bowl. Our coaches will be there at 10:00 am on both days, weather permitting, to show you the ropes. Nothing to buy, just wear flat soled shoes and bring a desire to enjoy some fresh air and have a good time. Better yet, round up a group of 4 to 6 and come as a group.


BLBC is at the corner of Acton and Bancroft.
BLBC is at the corner of Acton and Bancroft.