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2016 Opening Ceremonies / Welcome Party

  • Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club 809 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)

Join us at Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club for the opening ceremonies and welcome party for the Bowls USA 2016 US Open tournament. 

Bagpipers from the Riverview High School Kiltie Marching Band and the Sarasota Military Academy plus the SMA Color Guard perform at the opening ceremonies. The pipers are a tribute to the importance of the Scottish community in the development of lawn bowling as a local and world sport.

See blog article, "Bagpipers to play at opening ceremonies," for more information.

Following the opening ceremonies, there is a welcome party at:

The StarliteRoom
1001 Cocoanut Ave.
Sarasota, Fl 34236 (map)


John Russo, a local singer and entertainer, will sing the US national anthem at the opening ceremonies and perform at the welcome party.