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Central’s Joe Zinna Named to US Bowls Hall of Fame

Joe Zinna was recently recognized for his outstanding lawn bowls career by being elected to the US Bowls Hall of Fame.  Joe has been a force in Central and national tournaments for almost forty years.  He has won many division … Continue reading

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Gil Stephan, Central Division Great Passes Away Gil Stephan started bowls in 1970 in Milwaukee and went on to win many Central Division tournaments as well as to have a major impact on the national and international scene. He was … Continue reading

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2018 National Championships

The 2018 Nationals were uncharacteristically unproductive for the Central Division representatives.  It started even before the tournament started with pairs skip Rob Behncke losing his balance while jumping from post to post on the beach and breaking his ankle only … Continue reading

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Central Pair Helps USA Win North American Challange

Two Guys From Milwaukee, (no, not Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson…sorry, got stuck in the Way Back Machine there for a second), but rather Bob Schneider and Rob Behncke, were a large factor in the USA’s first ever victory over … Continue reading

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2018 Otto Hess Triples

Gryzbowskis and Andresen Repeat as Champions The team of Jim Grzybowski, Leif Andresen, and Randy Grzybowski won the Otto Hess tournament tournament for the second year in a row.  This year the tournament director, Rob Behncke, introduced an interesting new … Continue reading

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Bob Schneider Wins 2018 Singles Playdowns

Copious quantities of calcium carbonate were called for in the final match between Bob Schneider and Jim Gryzbowski.  Jim Cavender, who was marking the game, commented on how he was earning his pay with all the chalk he was using.  … Continue reading

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Bob Schneider Takes The Central Division Singles

Both Bob Schneider and Carl Landgren were undefeated going into the final game of the 2018 Central Singles.  Bob went up early, but Carl fought his way back to narrow the margin.  In the end, Bob’s steady play made the … Continue reading

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Pairs Playdowns 2018

2018 PAIRS PLAYDOWNS CHAMPIONS: Rob Behncke and Jim Cavender, Anna Witt and Rebecca Nguyen Yes, it’s that Rob guy again.  Rob Behncke and Jim Cavender finished in first place edging out last year’s winners Jim Grzybowski and Leif Andresen by … Continue reading

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