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Lawn bowlers keep rolling in King City

Teams battle for lead in mixed triples tournament under sunny blue skies
by: Bob Schoenberg, Al Burdick, skipper of the Sun City Ariz. team, takes his turn bowling against King City’s Ben Goodling, right, skipper of a King City team.

Two games are left for Sunday in King City's Mixed Triples Lawn Bowling Tournament being held tthis weekend, with Seattle tying up Portland three wins to no losses.

'This is good competition,' said Howard Syder, the games chairman for the tournament sponsored by King City's Lawn Bowling club under the auspices of the U.S. Lawn Bowls Association, Northwest Division. 'With two or three competitive teams and a couple of possible spoilers, Sunday will be a good day.'

The lawn bowlers in six teams with three players each began competition on the King City green at 10 a.m. and played after a one hour lunch break through to 5 p.m. in perfect weather conditions.

Games started again Sunday at 9 a.m.

Competition is between two teams from Seattle, one from Sun City, Ariz., one from Portland and two teams from the host community, King City.

The NW Division of the U.S. L.B.A holds three tournaments a year, one each in Seattle, Spokane and King City. The division will also send teams to the U.S. Championships in Milwaukee, Wis. at the end of August.

Scores for Saturday:

King City, B. Campbell skipper, 2 loss, 1 win; King City, B. Goodling skipper, 3 losses, 0 wins; Seattle, I. Nishikawa skipper, 0 losses, 3 wins; Seattle, G. Poor, 2 losses, 1 win; Sun City, A. Burdick skipper, 2 loses, 1 win; and Portland, L. Edgers, 0 losses, 3 wins.

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