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.

Marker Training

Learn marking skills from the National Umpire-In-Chief (Melanie Vizenor) at one of three venues (and get a free shirt, too!).
Click here for the details.

Team USA Members Who WIll Compete In the Tiger Bowls/China Open Have Been Selected

Details posted on the BowlsUSA website

Thoughts about Sponsorship (and how you can help)

Learn about it here.

The Southwest Open will be
April 21-26

On-line entry will be available in

Prior results: Men - Women

Recent Winners

U.S. Open Results - U.S. Open website - full flight results

Women's Singles - Women's Fours - Women's Pairs
Men's Singles - Men's Fours - Men's Pairs

Scott Roberts' Blog at the Champion of Champions

By virtue of winning the 2016 U.S. Men's Singles National Championship, Scott represented the U.S. in the 2017 World Singles Champion of Champions competition Oct 30 - Nov 5 in St. John's Park, NSW, Australia.

Scott reported on the happenings. Follow his Blog here.

The Newport Harbor Club Hosted the
National Championships October 2-7!

2017 Program.

Anne Nunes (Southwest Stars) won the Women's Singles
Dee McSparran & Alice Birkinshaw (South Central) won the Women's Pairs.
Charlie Herbert (Southwest Stars) won the Men's Singles in a playoff with Loren Dion (Southwest Stripes).
Steve Smith & Bill Brault (Southwest Stripes) won the Men's Pairs in a playoff with James Flower & Corey Vose (Southwest Stars).

find the end‑by‑end results here.

Congratulations to the winners of the August 19-22 Professional Bowls Association (PBA) Qualifying Event

Final results are posted here.

If You Missed Scott and Linda on "Born to Talk..."

You missed a great show. Their 1-hour interview is archived on the "Born to Talk" website here.

Southwest News...

Phil Dunn brings the community up-to-date on what's happening in the division. Read the details here.

Used Bowls

Do you have bowls to sell? Are you looking for used bowls to buy? Randy Hatfield (Laguna Beach & Newport) created this site to bring buyers and sellers together.

 World Cup Indoor Singles 

This prestigious international singles tournament was held March 14‑22 in Warilla, NSW, Australia. The U.S. was represented by our own Scott Roberts and Margi Rambo. Scott reports the happenings on his blog below:

Scott's Blog

The section results pages that include the U.S. entries are posted here:

Women - Men

The link to the host club: Warilla Bowls Recreation Club.

Congratulations Scott!

Sports Illustrated Magazine recognized our own Scott Roberts in its November 21, 2016 issue:

Internet Radio Interview - Scott Roberts and Aaron Zangl

On Monday April 25, 2017, 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.