We all know that probably the only reason that our bowls club exists today was because we built it to bring the Canadians down to Laguna. Well, Chris Quinn and Bruce Wheeler decided to see what all the hubub was about up there in Canada and were treated to a bowls outing courtesy of the Victoria B.C. Lawn Bowling Club.
I wonder if they packed their own bowls...
On Wednesday June 20th from 6:00pm to ~7:00pm Fred Robles trained a group of LBLBC members how to train new members. The group came up to speed on Bowls USA methodology and progressions, can now teach classes in the same way, and know the best ways to get the new bowlers ready for club draws and club tournaments.
* indicates certified US Bowls instructors.
LBLBC members Lou and Shelley Cohen joined Bruce Williams in winning 2nd Place in the 2018 Beckley 2-Bowl Mixed Triples held at Santa Monica Lawn Bowling Club, Sunday, June 10, 2018.
LBLBC member Norma Goodhart joined Bob Alessi and Mike Ruggles in winning 3rd Place. LBLBC member Joanne Hedgespeth joined Bob Busciglio and Flor Wright in winning 4th place.
Other LBLBC competitors included: Phil Dunn and Patrick Walsh.
LBLBC member Mary Spease teamed with Carol Dray, Melanie Viznor, Terri Bignell, and Shirey First to win the 2018 SWWD Cal 5's Tourney held at San Diego's Oaks North Lawn Bowling Club, Saturday, June 2, 2018.
LBLBC member Linda Roberts teamed with Kottia Spangler, Dee McSparran, Eva Lee, and Anne Nunes to place 2nd.
Other LBLBC competitors included: Shelley Cohen and Sheila Conti.
Photo courtesy of Gary Barnes.
LBLBC member Ron Cetta teamed with Grant Shear, Barry Hayes, and Robert Busciglio to win the consolation prize at the SoCal Rinks Tourney, June 2-3, 2018 at Santa Monica Lawn Bowling Club.
Other LBLBC competitors included: Lou Cohen, Fred Robles, and Phil Dunn.
LBLBC members Debby Gaal, Norma Goodhart teamed with Rita Greenberg to place 2nd in the Fossati and Friends Triples held on June 3, 2018 at Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club.
Other LBLBC competitors included: Shelley Cohen, Mary Spease, Kim Heiser, Joanne Hedgespeth, Linda Roberts, and Sheila Conti.
LBLBC member Phil Dunn teamed with Corey Vose and LBLBC member Lou Cohen teamed with Howard Horowitz to place 2nd and 7th respectively in Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club's 48th Annual Walt Disney Pairs Tournament on Memorial Day Weekend, Sat - Mon, May 26-28, 2018.
Other LBLBC competitors included Joanne Hedgespeth, Fred Robles, Kim Heiser, and Christian De Taillac. Congratulations and way to get out there and compete!
LBLBC member Jill Edens won the 2018 SWWD Novice Singles tourney held at Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Other LBLBC competitors included: Cheri Spalo and Chris Quinn.
Photo courtesy of Gary Barnes.
LBLBC Novice Singles champion Gilbert Collins placed 2nd in the 2018 SWLBA Novice Singles tourney held at Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Other LBLBC competitors included: Martin Edens and Tom Collins.
Photo courtesy of Randy Hatfield.
LBLBC member Martin Edens teamed with Helen Mathewson and LBLBC member Debby Gaal teamed with Mike Ruggles to place 3rd and 4th respectively on the B Green in the Mike & Mimi Majer Mixed Pairs held on May 19, 2018 at Laguna Woods Lawn Bowling Club.
Other LBLBC competitors included Joanne Hedgespeth, Phil Dunn, Fred Robles, Jill Edens, Debbie Gaal, Ed Chatlin, Lou & Shelley Cohen, Gary Barnes & Sheila Conti, and Norma Goodhart & Ron Cetta.
LBLBC members Joanne Hedgespeth (center) and Mary Spease (right) placed 1st and 2nd respectively in the Katy Stone Singles competition held in Long Beach on Saturday, May 5th. Mary Thompson from Casta Del Sol placed 3rd.
LBLBC member Norma Goodhart was there competing as well.
Congratulations and way to get out there and compete!
Thirty-two new members joined our Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club as a result of our Open House held Saturday, May 12. Please join us in welcoming:
Heather and the LBLBC Board would like to extend a special Thank You to all of the volunteers who helped in various aspects of the event. We very much appreciate it.
LBLBC members Mary Spease, Chris Quinn (pictured), teamed with Denise French to place 2nd in the SWWD Vet-Novice Triples held April 29, 2018 at Casta del Sol.
Other LBLBC competitors included Norma Goodhart, Linda Roberts, Debby Gaal, and Sheila Conti.
LBLBC member Norma Goodhart teamed with Bruce Williams and Jim Olson to place 2nd in the Stirrat Mixed Triples held April 28, 2018 at Santa Ana Lawn Bowling Club.
LBLBC members Patrick Walsh, Ted Farfaglia competed as well.
LBLBC Member Mary Spease teamed up with fellow bowler Eileen Lancendorfer to win the Southwest Women's Open Pairs Championship Flight at Santa Anita Bowling Green Club in Arcadia on April 23rd and 24th. They beat 24 teams who signed up for the 2-day competition which consisted of 4 Monday qualifying matches (the top 8 qualified) followed by Tuesday's 4 match elimination bracket. Well done!
LBLBC Member Joanne Hedgepeth teamed with Mary Thompson to place 2nd in the Second Flight.
LBLBC Member Kim Heiser teamed with Giulia Gallo to place 1st in the Third Flight.
Other participants included: Sheila Conti, Shelley Cohen, Norma Goodhart, Linda Roberts, and Debby Gaal.
LBLBC member Kim Heiser placed 1st and Mary Spease finished 2nd in the Second Flight.
Other LBLBC participants included: Nicole Burris, Sheila Conti, Joanne Hedgespeth, and Shelley Cohen.
LBLBC member Joanne Hedgespeth teamed with Melanie Vizenor, Mary Thompson, and Denise French to finish 2nd and LBLBC Members Heather Stewart and Linda Roberts teamed with Maryna Hyland and Jan Hargraves to finish 4th in the Championship Flight.
LBLBC members Sheila Conti and Shelley Cohen teamed with Helen Matthewson and Wenzel to finish 1st in the Second Flight. LBLBC member Norma Goodhart teamed with Rita Greenberg, Flor Wright, and Doreen Mayo to finish 2nd in the 2nd Flight.
Other Laguna participants included: Kim Heiser.
LBLBC member Phil Dunn placed 3rd in the Championship Flight. LBLBC member Scott Roberts placed 1st in the Third Flight.
Other LBLBC participants included: Lou Cohen, Gary Barnes, Fred Robles, Christian de Talliac, Abe Pinnella, and Dave Breedon.
LBLBC members Abe Pinnella and Tom Richeson placed 4th in the Championship Flight. LBLBC member Scott Roberts teamed with Matt Bauchiero to take 1st place in the Third Flight. LBLBC member Gary Barnes teamed with Dennis Ring to take 1st place in the Sixth Flight.
Other LBLBC participants included: Lou Cohen, Phil Dunn, Patrick Walsh, Randy Hatfield, Ted Farfaglia, Fred Robles, Kole Carr, Christian de Talliac, Ed Chatlin, and Ron Cetta.
LBLBC member Christian de Talliac teamed with Rick Gregory, Terry Mar, and Rudy Uribe to place 2nd in the Third Flight.
Other LBLBC participants included: Patrick Chan, Lou Cohen, Gary Barnes, Scott Roberts, and Phil Dunn.
LBLBC Member Phil Dunn teamed up with fellow bowlers James Flowers and Len Wasserman to win the Southern California Triples competition in San Diego's Balboa Park on March 24th and 25th.
18 teams signed up for the 2-day competition which consisted of Saturday qualifying matches (the top 8 qualified) followed by Sunday's seeded double elimination bracket.
LBLBC Member Scott Roberts teamed with Michael Siddall and Corey Vose to capture 3rd place in the event. Other LBLBC members competing included Abe Pinnella, Lou Cohen, and Clay Nolde.
Team USA followed up their silver in Hong Kong with a bronze in China. LBLBC is represented by Linda Roberts on the US Team!
The Southwest Division is offering Free Marker Training by the by the National Umpire-in-Chief, Melanie Vizenor.
CONTACT: Melanie Vizenor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
She needs to know your name, number, and shirt size. (Attendees will receive a free shirt upon completion of class.)
Feb 25, 9:30am at San Diego LBC
Mar 4, 10am at Newport LBC
Mar 11, 1pm at Sun City LBC
Ginger Hatfield (skip) and Randy Hatfield (lead) competed against 16 teams and were the B green champions of the Mumma Mixed Pairs Tourney held at the Riverside Lawn Bowling Club, Feb 24, 2018.
Three 12-end games. Winners were determined by number of games won and a max 10 plus points.
Match 1: 19 - 8
Match 2: 10 - 9
Match 3: 17 - 2
Other Laguna participants included Scott and Linda Roberts, Fred Robles (on the A Green).