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.

Southwest Players Shine in South Central Open

Charlie Herbert was the Men's Singles Winner
and Men's Bowler of the Tournament

Charlie Herbert

Alice Birkinshaw was the Women's Singles Winner
and Women's Bowler of the Tournament

Alice Birkinshaw

Margi Rambo - Candy DeFazio

Kottia Spangler - Eva Lee - Anne Nunes - Linda Roberts

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 August 19-24, 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.

Phil Dunn provides more details about the PBA here.

The World Bowls Chamionships

Read Scott Roberts' Blog here.

"The pinnacle event of the bowling world, the World Championships are held every four years. Top qualifying countries will send their men's and women's teams to Christchurch to decide the World Champions 2016 Men's and Women's fours, triples, pairs, singles, Men's overall Champion Country, and the Women's overall Champion Country."

The competition was Nov. 29 - Dec. 11 in Christchurch, NZ.
(event website)

FULL RESULTS:   Men - Women
(click on tabs for specific events)

Team USA Results:

Women’s Singles: Kim: 6th
Women's Triples: Anne, Janice & Candy: 6th
Women’s Fours: Anne, Janice, Michele & Candy: 4th
Men’s Pairs: Charlie & Aaron: 5th
Men’s Triples: James, Scott & Phil: 6th
Men's Fours: Charlie, James, Scott & Aaron: 3rd

Details of the tournament and Team USA participants are provided here on the Bowls USA website.

U.S. Players
  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)

Congratulations Scott!

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

US Open Has Concluded in Sarasota, Florida

The Southeast Division hosted the Open and will host again in 2017. The Grand Finals were Saturday November 19th.
Full details are posted on this website.

The World Singles Champion of Champions

The competition was November 14-20 in Queensland, Australia.

(Queensland is 18 hours ahead of Pacific Time)

The U.S. was represented by 2015 National Championship Singles winners Anne Nunes and Bill Brault.
For full tournament information, click here. (note: player lists and
match details will download as Excel spreadsheets)

Match Schedule (PDF file).
Charts with U.S. results: MEN - WOMEN - WOMEN FINALS

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

U.S. Players
  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)

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.

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