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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.

Upcoming division tournaments and other events appear on the right as they are announced. Visit the Calendar for complete details or the Tournaments page for just the schedule.

Recent Winners

Opportunity to Support Team USA

An "Opportunity Drawing" to support Team USA members who will represent the U.S. at international events will be held AugustĀ 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 frslb1up@cox.net 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.

Read about it here.

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)

Main Page - Results Page

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
Congratulations Scott!
The Northwest's Alexis Vanden Bos represented the women

Scott Roberts' blog

Team USA Men Competed in the Tiger Bowls and
China Open, March 11-17.

Matt Bauchiero's blog provides all the details

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

US Open

US Open
The Southwest Division hosted the US Open:
September 26-October 3, 2015. Find all the results here.

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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.