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.

Slogan Contest for New Bowls USA Website

Learn the details in the Aug-Sep edition of the Bowls USA Newsletter

Recent Winners

Team USA Competed vs Canada in the
North American Challenge, Sep 29 - Oct 1 website

Seven trophies were awarded:

Men's Folkins - Canada
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 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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