Our bowl-work-party event was, in my opinion, a success. Under sunny skies with warm weather, we bowled, cleaned, weeded, cleaned, mowed and trimmed. Dinner was at 5:30 and the food was fabulous. We even bowled more after dessert. Thanks to all the volunteers (Cathy, Susan, Sherrill, Geoff, Howard, Mark, Gary, Lennon, and George) who came to work with special kudos to Mark for mowing the surround.
Here’s hoping that those who want to bowl on Sunday afternoon will make it happen rather than wait for it to happen.
Gerard comes to BLBC from the USDA’s Western Regional Research Center in Albany where he leads a team of bioinformatics specialists that supports crop research. Gerald will be working on his bowling skills this summer to prepare for the novice tournament in the fall.
The San Jose Winter League is an annual event, hosted by the San Jose Lawn Bowling Club, that has become a notable feature of the Northern California “off season.” This year the winning teams comprised mainly Berkeley members. First place was taken by Jon Burnowski (BLBC) playing with Greg Fyvie (Santa Cruz). Josh’s younger brothers, Josh and Matt—aged 12 and 9!—and also BLBC members, came in second. Their Dad, Tom, playing with Peter Knopf (Palo Alto) was third, and fourth place was taken by Jim Corr and Nikki Schrager (both BLBC). Altogether 14 teams from clubs around the area competed against each other in a 6-week round robin format in January/February. Congratulations to the winners!
Here’s a brief video of some of the winners.
Mark Gurling recently joined the club after attending free lessons. Mark is a graduate student at UC Berkeley pursuing an advanced degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. You may see his wife Ashley and their new daughter Adeline visiting as Mark hones his new-found skills. Welcome to the club Mark (and family).
David comes to us from the Santa Cruz Lawn Bowling Club. David is a Life and Business Coach and also does web design.
When David’s not working or bowling, you might find him leading a men’s circle, performing improv on stage, or spending time with his wonderful family and friends.
Please welcome him to the club! You just might notice his name down at the bottom of our newly designed website.