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Thank you to ALL the volunteers who worked so hard to clean up after Hurricane Irma.  Your dedication and efforts are greatly appreciated.

FOX 35 News visits Mount Dora Bowls Club

“Good Morning Orlando” TV reporter David Martin and crew visited our club on Thursday, July 20. Mr. Martin does reports on weekday mornings which highlight stories of local interest. The theme on Thursdays is “Throwback Thursday” and as our club was founded in 1928 and the origins of bowls goes back hundreds of years, our club was a natural choice to be covered by Fox 35 News.

Several segments were filmed by the crew over a 90-minute period although only one made it to YouTube.  Club Vice President Dick Maglio, Social Director Tricia Eustice and veteran member Sy Carkhuff were interviewed by Mr. Martin. All three represented the club in superb fashion while the club received significant publicity in the Orlando area.

The main segment covered the basics of lawn bowls, such as the bias of bowls, the concept of getting your bowl near the jack and the differences between bocce and bowls. Mr. Martin rolled a few bowls on camera with guidance from Sy Carkhuff. More than 40 members were in attendance to bowl and show their enthusiasm for our sport.

See the video here:

Congratulations to Stan Boyd, Lucy Keller and Frank LaRocca winners of this season's Twilight League.
Mount Dora Open Pairs won by Bart Ettori and Tom Bussell

This year 16 teams signed up for the Mount Dora Open Pairs Tournament with one outside team from Lakeland and 15 Mount Dora teams. It is a two-day event with each team guaranteed four games. Three games were played on March 29 after which teams were placed in flights for play on March 30. Results below:

Championship Flight –Winners: Bart Ettori,Tom Bussell

Runners-up: Marita Nierth, Jackie Williamson

3rd Place: Peter Bauman, Donna Bauman

4th Place: Tom Jagel and Geri Jagel

A Flight- Winners: Randy Woods and Tracy Wulbrecht

Runners-up: Hans Momkes and Jon Peele

B Flight- Winners: Joey Mills and Rick Fitzgerald

Runners-up: Dave DeSecki and Nancy DeSecki

C Flight-  Winners Gary Williamson and John Holzman

Angela Carkhuff crowned Club Champion

The fifth edition of the Club Championship was played March 27 at 1 pm. The Women’s Singles Champ Angela Carkhuff and the Men’s Singles winner Gary Koch faced off on a warm, sunny afternoon with a crowd of 50 members in attendance. Angela’s consistency of weight control was superb and although Gary staged a late rally, Angela was victorious in the end by seven shots. Congratulations to both players for a superior performance

Bowls Chat!

For those of you who just can’t get enough information on Lawn Bowls, check out a fairly new web site called “BowlsChat”.  It is administered in the UK, but is international in its coverage of the sport.  Our club is well represented with pictures and other information through Facebook. Thanks to Bill Forbes for making us aware of the site.  The following is taken from the web site:

BowlsChat is a website designed specifically for the Bowling Community with multiple features to allow Outdoor, Indoor and Short Mat bowlers around the world to interact, share information and communicate in a private and secure online environment.

​The BowlsChat Community is the perfect place to share individual or team experiences, promote your club and interact with other bowlers at home or abroad. BowlsChat can be accessed anywhere at any time​ on any device, so use it to increase awareness of the game of bowls and help to develop the game around the world.

CLICK ON THE BOWLS CHAT BUTTON ON HOME PAGE - right under "Announcements"