The top-rated event represents a consolidation of competitive Labor Day weekend lawn bowling tournaments that have taken place in the Santa Barbara area over the past forty-five years.
The public is welcome and admission and seating are free. Those interested in lawn bowling may schedule an appointment for free instructions.
The list of top local competitors includes Santa Barbara’s 30-year old national champion Loren Dion, co-owner of sponsor Memory Glass, Inc. Other prominent internationally ranked Santa Barbara area entries include: Patricia Cronshaw, Mary DeLisle, Eileen Morton, Hugh Finlay and Barry Pickup.
Members of the 2011 All-Southern California Team expected to compete are: Tony Baer, Bill Brault, Carrie Fossati, Charlie Herbert, Ian and Eva Ho, Steve Smith, Anne Nunes, Scott Roberts, Neville Sacks and Joe Siegman.
Other notable participants include Northern California’s first family of lawn bowling, the Burnoskis: teenager Jonathon, and his father Tom; and Milwaukee’s 18-year old USA national team member, Max Cavender.
Tournament co-sponsor is McDermott-Crocker Mortuary.
The event is sanctioned by the Southwest Division of the United States Lawn Bowls Association.
MacKenzie Park Lawn Bowls Club is part of the Recreation Department of the City of Santa Barbara. It is located at the intersection of Las Positas Road and State Street.