Golden Gate Park

Locals win lawn bowling ‘cup’

Three Richmond District residents, Robert Pawlak and Tom and Christine Raher, won the

San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club’s 2017 Centennial Cup on Aug. 26.


The Centennial Cup tournament has been held annually since the club celebrated its

100th anniversary in 2001.


The Pawlak-Raher triples team won all of its games and scored the most points against

their opponents.

Lawn Bowlers

Richmond residents and lawn bowling champs (left to right)
Tom Raher, Robb Pawlak and Christine Raher.

More than 54 bowlers attended the invitational tournament from lawn bowling clubs

around the Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Oakland, Berkeley and Rossmoor. Games were

played at the lawn bowling greens in Golden Gate Park (near Robin Williams Meadow).


The SF Lawn Bowling Club was founded by John McLaren and is the oldest municipal

lawn bowling club in the country. It offers free lessons at noon on Wednesdays and

Saturdays for anyone wanting to learn how to bowl.


For more information, including the club’s history, call (415) 487-8787 or go to the

website at

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