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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.

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Bowls USA Grant Program

If your club membership is 100% Bowls USA, consider applying for a Grant to assist in acquiring and retaining members (deadline is June 30).
Find the details here.

Men's Team USA Selection Committee Announced Players for North American Challenge and World Bowls Championships

North American Challenge: Sep 29 - Oct 1 in Vancouver, BC

Matt Bauchiero (SW) Tony Baer (SW)
Bill Brault (SW) Phil Dunn (SW)
James Flower (SW) Charlie Herbert (SW)
Sean McMorris (SW) Clay Nolde (SW) alt
Grant Shear (SW) Brian Stewart (SW)
Kay Tong (SW)

World Bowls Championships: Nov 29 - Dec 11 in Christchurch, NZ

Phil Dunn (SW) James Flower (SW)
Charlie Herbert (SW) Scott Roberts (SW)
Aaron Zangl (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.

2016 U.S. Open Website is Now On-Line

Find 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

Women's Team USA Selection Committee Announced Players for North American Challenge and World Bowls Championships

North American Challenge: Sep 29 - Oct 1 in Vancouver, BC

Michele Arculli (NE) Cheryl Barkovich (SW)
Janice Bell (NW) Alice Birkinshaw (SC)
Candy DeFazio (SW) Heidi Fernandes (SW)
Kim Heiser (SW) Anne Nunes (SW)
Margi Rambo (SW) Linda Roberts (SW)
Alexis Vanden Bos (NW) Anna Witt (CE)

World Bowls Championships: Nov 29 - Dec 11 in Christchurch, NZ

Michele Arculli (NE) Janice Bell (NW)
Candy DeFazio (SW) Kim Heiser (SW)
Anne Nunes (SW) Margi Rambo (SW)
Linda Roberts (SW)

Asia-Pacific Championships: Nov 24 - Dec 6 in
Christchurch, New Zealand

Men's Results - Women's Results

Scott Roberts provides a running commentary.

Representing the U.S. are:

Kim Heiser (SW) Neil Furman (SW)
Myra Wood (SC) Charlie Herbert (SW)
Janice Bell (NW) Aaron Zangl (SW)
Anne Nunes (SW) Bill Brault (SW)
Candy DeFazio (SW) Scott Roberts (SW)
(alt) Lorraine. Hitchcock (SC)  
(alt) Kottia Spangler (SW)  

Results of the World Singles Champion of Champions (Women's matches) - (Men's matches)

Dee McSparran and Andy Klubberud (NW) represented the U.S. in this prestigious event as a result of their wins in the 2014 National Championships.

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.