Lawn bowling tourney comes to Williamsburg Inn

Lawn bowling tourney comes to Williamsburg Inn

WILLIAMSBURG — Joining the field of the Northeast Division Open, hosted recently for the first time by the Williamsburg Inn, wasn’t a painstaking process.

“You just sign up,” said tourney participant Wick Hall, on Wednesday, “Pay your fee, enter and either get the heck beat out of you or get lucky and win one or two.”

The winning part, in any sport, has a tendency to capture novices.

Hall observed lawn bowling for the first time on a vacation to Spain in 2001. The retired West Virginia native has been hooked since.

Representing Pittsburgh’s Frick Park Lawn Bowling Club, Hall is a regular competitor, having traveled around...