2015 John Brown Friendship Games

What a distinguished looking group of mature people!


David captured a "higher" perspective of the morning games.

Checking in with Stephen. What is Larry writing Harry?

Frank: "You know that shoulder's probably going to bug me all day..."

Glen: "Yea my neck too..."

Jerry explains the conditions of play to a rapt audience...

Warming up with a few ends....

Stephen explains "The Spyder"

Here is a video of "The Spyder"


50th Anniversary Party/Tournament A Smashing Success!

We had a great turnout for the annivesary pairs tournament and luncheon. Thanks to all who made it possible, especially Christine Palochak whose tireless efforts continue to propel this club forward.

The weather was perfect for the anniversary
tournament. We had 25 different bowlers participate in the 3 games. New mats
and jacks were debuted and are very well liked. The yellow mats are quite striking
on the green. There were 10 city staff members who joined us for a lunch provided
by Don Betto of Salinas. A real treat was the slack key guitar performance by our
own Nino Bachar. Thank you, Nino! Congratulations to Gary Luttringer, Jerry
Ridley and Dennis Beck, our first, second and third place winners.


2013 Jaws Tournament

Jaws 2013

Once again we traveled down to Del Mesa to slug it out with our friends of Carmel Valley. We were able to field four games and battled to a tie: 1 win,1 loss and 2 ties. It was a beautiful sunny and warm afternoon and of course the views from this green are unmatched. Just wait until next year


Happy 100th Renee!

renee salutes

Our very own beloved Renee Sayer turned 100 years old on Tuesday, April 23,2013. A party was held at her residence with more than 100 people attending. Renee has been an active member of the club for 30 years and up until last year could be found at the draw games 2-3 times a week. After a shot that pleases her she will be seen saluting her bowl.

Many of the Bowls Club members who attended the party.

Lighting the Cake

The fire department was in attendance to wish Renee Happy Birthday and since there were so many candles they took on the hazardous task of lighting them all.

blowing out the candles blowing out the candles

They also helped to extinquish the ensueing blaze!

Renee & Ernie

Renee mentored Ernie Rideout 20 years ago when he was just a lad of 75.

Renee & Bill Renee with Stephan & Bill
Bill doing what he does best-getting up close with the good looking women.

Stephen, Bill & Betty extending their best wishes




2012 John Brown Friendship Games

2012 Friendship Games

A great day was had by all at the 2012 John Brown Friendship Games on Wednesday. We had a super turnout with 5 triples and 2 pairs matches in the morning and 6 triples in the afternoon. The day started with the usual overcast but by 11am sunshine ruled the skies. Thanks to everyone who attended and made a wonderfull day of bowling.


Way To Go Gentlemen!

Left to Right: Gary Luttringer-1 Bronze Medal, Peter Blacklock-2 Silver Medals & Don Fitzgerald-1 Gold Meda


2011 US Lawn Bowling Open

Member Jerry Louis took some wonderfull photos at the US Lawn Bowling Open and assembled them into a video. The action took place on the second day of Rinks competition played at the Laguna Woods Lawn Bowling Club. Click here to view the video on YouTube.






The Santa Cruz Five's Tournament - 2009

Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club Friendship Games-June 10,2009



"JAWS" Tournament with Carmel - August 4, 2009


The Santa Cruz Team-Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club Friendship Games-May 6,2009



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