Category Archives: Bowls USA

Steve Nelson Named to Hall of Fame

Long time Central Division member Steve Nelson is the newest member of the Hall of Fame.  He was recognized both for his accomplishments on the greens and his contributions to US and Central Division Bowls as a division office and … Continue reading

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National Tournaments

US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Rob Behncke found himself in a four way playoff for first place after the round robin in the singles event at the beautiful Golden Gate Park venue in San Francisco.  All the Central Division players had to … Continue reading

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Central US National Championship Playdowns

Grzybowski and Andresen Qualify in Pairs Going into the final game of the round robin, the one loss team of Jim Grzybowski and Leif Andresen were up against the undefeated team of Bob Schneider and Jim Cavender.  A close game … Continue reading

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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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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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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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2017 US National Championships

In the 2017 National Championships, the Central Division acquitted itself admirably.  The men’s pairs team of Jim Grzybowski and Leif Andresen finished in a four way tie for first place before losing by one shot in a playoff to Steve … Continue reading

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Cavender bowling strong at World Junior Championships in Australia

Maxwell Cavender has always been ahead of the times, and bowling in Australia guarantees he’s 15 hours in advance of his hometown, Milwaukee. Cavender is the U.S. representative at the 2015 World Junior Championships on the Gold Coast, an annual … Continue reading

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