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.
Follow the Action at the National Championships
The Championships are being held in Sun City, Arizona, Wednesday through Saturday. Match results are posted here. (click on "Draw and Results")
Slogan Contest for New Bowls USA Website
Learn the details in the Aug-Sep edition of the Bowls USA Newsletter
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
Team USA Selection Committees Announced Players for the North American Challenge and World Bowls Championships
|North American Challenge: Sep 29 - Oct 1 in Vancouver, BC|
|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)|
|World Bowls Championships: Nov 29 - Dec 11 in Christchurch, NZ|
|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)|
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 email@example.com 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
Team USA Men Competed in the Tiger Bowls and
China Open, March 11-17.
Long Beach hosted the National Championships October 19‑25, 2015.
Congratulations to Anne Nunes and Bill Brault for winning the singles events (with no losses for either of them!). Full details and final results can be found here. The Southwest was represented by these Playdown winners:
|Women's Pairs||Men's Singles|
|Stars||Dee McSparran & Candy DeFazio||Bill Brault|
|Stripes||Patricia Cronshaw & Hildegard Kennedy||Mert Isaacman|
|Men's Pairs||Women's Singles|
|Stars||Charlie Herbert & Brian Stewart||Anne Nunes|
|Stripes||Steve Smith & Joe Regan||Margi Rambo|
Subscribe to the Bowls USA Monthly Newsletter
Bowls USA's Newsletter is now available to non-Bowls USA members by an "opt- in" subscription. The link is on the Bowls USA Website and you can find it here.
World Bowls Newsletter
The newsletter gives a heads-up about happenings in the sport. Sign up to receive it here.