Of the many lawn bowling events that are bound to make headlines this summer, this weekend’s match in Palo Alto is sure to be one of them! The match will take place between the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club and the prestigious Bowls England will compete against each other at the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club on Sunday, May 2, 2010.
The event comes after Chris Smith, president of Bowls England, visited the California club back in 2000, and enjoyed himself so much that he’s decided to bring his club back across the pond for a fierce competition of lawn bowls. The competition itself will be tight, as in 2000 the Palo Alto Club beat out England Bowls, only by a slight margin. Smith hasn’t forgotten the loss and is looking forward to coming back. But this time, to return to Britain as champion. And, with the variation on the game this time being the English variant of playing rinks instead of partners, as the Palo Alto Club traditionally plays, it just adds one more element of fierce competition and excitement!
But the two clubs are also enjoying spending some time together again. The game is set to have an early start, and all the players are looking forward to the time they’ll get to spend together afterwards feasting, catching up, and sharing their general love of lawn bowls.
Traditional fare is to be served, including Californian chips and delicious guacamole, English biscuits and of course, plenty of tea to go ’round!