President’s Message February

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Message from the President

Message from the President

The month of January was again quiet, relatively speaking.  We were closed for many days due to an unusual amount of rain.  The ground remained saturated and vulnerable for quite a while.  We took advantage of the standing water to locate many low spots on both the Center and South greens for remediation. 

We decided to start work on the Center green first since it needed more intensive efforts.  The club will use the South green as it’s primary, with the North green for backup or overflow until the middle or end of February.  Then we will switch over and begin work on the South while using the Center as primary.  The South will likely not be out of service as long as the Center because there were far fewer low spots to treat.

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Greens Maintenance

We are open, however, it’s time for some Greens maintenance.  We hope to keep disruptions to a bare minimum, but there will be some inconvenience, and I’m sorry.

Starting on Monday, January 16th, the Center green will come out of rotation for 4 to 6 weeks.  The recent rains have revealed numerous low spots which will be filled in with sand to level our playing field.  The low spots will be identified and marked, and then sand will be spread and leveled in those areas.  The grass will be given time to propagate before the field is tested again to assure us that we were successful.  Additionally, we intend to aerate the green to improve future drainage.

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Mark Holden honored with “Ouutstanding Sustained Contribution” award.

During LBLBC’s annual Christmas party on December 11th club president Mark Holden was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Sustained Service” award presented by club treasurer Candy DeFazio. This award is not presented annually but only when someone continues to contribute to the club consistently “above and beyond.” Mark who has served as president for 2022 and is at the club for every morning of social bowling, every event and serves as our coordinator and fundraiser for outside corporate events. Thank you Mark!

Draw Game Rules

GUIDELINES FOR DAILY DRAW GAMES

Adopted by Board of Directors, June 2022

  1. Morning and afternoon draw games are 14 ends unless both skips decide otherwise.
  2. Club tournament matches are allowed during draw game times.
  3. Pickup games are not allowed during draw game times.
  4. Individual (alone) practice is allowed during draw game times.
  5. Jacks improperly delivered by each team will be centered 2 meters from the ditch.
  6. Dead ends will be re-spotted 2 meters from the ditch.
  7. You must put up your own tag by 9:45 for morning games and 12:30 for afternoon games.  The last person to arrive is at risk of not playing in the game if there is an uneven number of players.
  8. Other rules notwithstanding, Bowls USA Laws of the Game must be followed.