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.
An "Opportunity Drawing" to support Team USA members who will represent the U.S. at international events will be held August 31. Click the image at right to learn the details
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)||Cheryl Barkovich (SW)|
|Bill Brault (SW)||Janice Bell (NW)|
|Phil Dunn (SW)||Alice Birkinshaw (SC)|
|James Flower (SW)||Candy DeFazio (SW)|
|Charlie Herbert (SW)||Heidi Fernandes (SW)|
|Sean McMorris (SW)||Kim Heiser (SW)|
|Grant Shear (SW)||Anne Nunes (SW)|
|Brian Stewart (SW)||Margi Rambo (SW)|
|Kay Tong (SW)||Linda Roberts (SW)|
|Alexis Vanden Bos (NW)|
|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)|
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.