Welcome to the home of bowls (a.k.a., lawn bowling) in Southern California. The Southwest is one of seven divisions of Bowls USA.
New to the sport? Everything you'll need to know is contained in the Introductory Manual to Lawn Bowls.
The World Bowls Chamionships
"The pinnacle event of the bowling world, the World Championships are held every four years. Top qualifying countries will send their men's and women's teams to Christchurch to decide the World Champions 2016 Men's and Women's fours, triples, pairs, singles, Men's overall Champion Country, and the Women's overall Champion Country."
The competition is Nov. 29 - Dec. 11 in Christchurch, NZ.
Women’s Singles: Kim: 6th
Women's Triples: Anne, Janice & Candy: 6th
Women’s Fours: Anne, Janice, Michele & Candy: 4th
Men’s Pairs: Charlie & Aaron: 5th
Men’s Triples: James, Scott & Phil: 6th
Men's Fours: Charlie, James, Scott & Aaron: 3rd
Live video will be provided 9 AM‑4 PM on Dec 10/11 New Zealand time - that translates to:
Fri/Sat Dec 9/10, Noon‑7 PM Pacific Time.
(Christchurch is 21 hours ahead of Pacific Time)
The video quality is real (and it's spectacular!).
Details of the tournament and Team USA participants are provided here on the Bowls USA website.
|Phil Dunn (SW)||Michele Arculli (NE)|
|James Flower (SW)||Janice Bell (NW)|
|Charlie Herbert (SW)||Candy DeFazio (SW)|
|Scott Roberts (SW)||Kim Heiser (SW)|
|Aaron Zangl (SW)||Anne Nunes (SW)|
|Margi Rambo (SW)|
|Linda Roberts (SW)|
Preliminary 2017 Schedule (updated Nov 11)
Find the preliminary Southwest schedule here.
Sports Illustrated Magazine recognized our own Scott Roberts in its November 21st issue:
US Open Has Concluded in Sarasota, Florida
The Southeast Division hosted the Open and will host again in 2017. The Grand Finals were Saturday November 19th.
Full details are posted on this website.
The World Singles Champion of Champions
The competition was November 14-20 in Queensland, Australia.
(Queensland is 18 hours ahead of Pacific Time)
The U.S. was represented by 2015 National Championship Singles winners Anne Nunes and Bill Brault.
For full tournament information, click here. (note: player lists and
match details will download as Excel spreadsheets)
Match Schedule (PDF file).
Charts with U.S. results: MEN - WOMEN - WOMEN FINALS
The New Bowls USA Website Is Live
It's at the same address: "bowlsusa.us"
Heads-up to club webmasters... Due to the restructure, links on your
pages to specific portions of the BUSA site may no longer be valid.
Please review and update your links.
Slogan Contest for New Bowls USA Website
Congratulations to Russ Leonard from Jefferson Park LBC (Seattle) for his winning slogan announced at the U.S. Open:
"Discover Your Sport... Lawn Bowls"
The National Championships Have Concluded
The Championships in Sun City, Arizona, concluded Sunday October 30th. Match results are posted here. (click on "Draw and Results")
Kottia and Dee won the Women's Pairs
Scott won the Men's Singles
Steve and Bill won the Men's Pairs
Margi won the Women's Singles.
It was a clean sweep for the Southwest! (Wow!)
Thanks to Rodger Green (South Central) for Photos
Team USA Competed vs Canada in the
North American Challenge, Sep 29 - Oct 1 website
Seven trophies were awarded:
Women's Folkins - Canada
Men's Jarvis - Canada
Women's Jarvis - USA
Combined Folkins - Canada
Combined Jarvis - Canada
Overall - Canada
|Matt Bauchiero (SW)||Michele Arculli (NE)|
|Tony Baer (SW)||Janice Bell (NW)|
|Bill Brault (SW)||Alice Birkinshaw (SC)|
|Phil Dunn (SW)||Candy DeFazio (SW)|
|James Flower (SW)||Kim Heiser (SW)|
|Charlie Herbert (SW)||Anne Nunes (SW)|
|Sean McMorris (SW)||Margi Rambo (SW)|
|Grant Shear (SW)||Linda Roberts (SW)|
|Brian Stewart (SW)||Alexis Vanden Bos (NW)|
|Kay Tong (SW)||Anna Witt (CE)|
Alhambra News (from Cheri Cabot's Facebook post)
September 27 - WE WON!! It has been an emotional and difficult 9 months, but we won! We will be losing one of our greens, and that is fine, but here is the good news; we will be getting a newly refurbished green that has now a carpeted green that was destroyed by the city. New natural turf green, new sprinkler system (that actually works) and lights!! We will be getting lights that actually work. The entire area around our greens will be refurbished and landscaped. New and additional basketball courts (not right next to us fortunately) and in the area that is currently our natural turf green will be picnic tables, benches and shaded areas. What a relief. We will continue to have lawn bowling in Alhambra!
Opportunity Drawing Results
Team USA would like to thank all the people who bought tickets for the Opportunity Drawing. The winners were chosen August 31st in front of about 25 witnesses at the Santa Monica LBC. To assure fairness we made sure the tickets were stirred up before each selection. The people pulling the tickets were instructed to close their eyes and select a ticket. Each ticket was selected by a different person. None of the people drawing the tickets won.
Winners are from across the country. We were able to collect $4,125 so the prize money was significant. The lucky winners are as follows:
1st Place: $825 - David Cheung - Ticket #762389 - Santa Anita
2nd Place: $495 - M. File - Ticket #404372 - Sun City, Arizona
3rd Place: $330 - George Tucker - Ticket #692694 - North Carolina
Thanks again for supporting Team USA: Phil Dunn, Brenda Wright and Frank Souza, Drawing Organizers.
PBA Is Coming to SoCal
The Professional Bowls Association (PBA) is coming to California and invites you to join. The three singles tournaments and one pairs will be held April 1-6, 2017, at Laguna Woods. Please contact Frank Souza at firstname.lastname@example.org to join in the fun.
The PBA presents an opportunity to play in a World Championship against the best players in the World.
World Bowls Applies for IOC Recognition
World Bowls seeks International Olympic Committee recognition of the sport of Bowls.
Dutch Open Concluded May 14
Three events - Men's Pairs, Women's Pairs and Mixed Fours
Peter Ritchie (SW) & Ron Rollick (SC)
Dee McSparran (SC) & Kottia Spangler (SW)
The Team USA Mixed Fours and Women's Pairs teams each brought home Silver Medals
Internet Radio Interview - Scott Roberts and Aaron Zangl
On Monday April 25 at 1-2 PM (Pacific), Scott and Aaron explained our sport and got the word out about the May 7th open houses during Marsha Wietecha's internet radio show, "Born To Talk".
It's archived here.
Team USA Competed in the World Cup Indoor Singles
in Warilla, NSW, Australia, March 15-23.
Our own Scott Roberts represented the men and took the Bronze
The Northwest's Alexis Vanden Bos represented the women