LBLBC Tournaments are organized for LBLBC members to compete with one another at the club level. Participants are awarded points towards the coveted "Bowler of the Year" honor. You automatically get 40 points for each tournament you bowl in. In addition, you get a cash prize if you place.
Tournaments are held on Sundays starting at 9:00am. Arrive at 8:30am to pay.
3 15-end games. Blind draw. Arrive @ 8:30. Bowling starts at 9:00am. $5 to be paid at the door. Sign up at the club or send Reinie an Email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club, 455 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
As Winter League concludes, we look forward to another Coast League! The Laguna Beach Coast League coordinator for 2018 is Mr. Fred Robles! Linda Roberts will assist in the background.
A sign up sheet will be posted at the club. If you are interested in playing, you can sign up there or simply enter your information below and you will be placed on the list.
Deadline for signing up is February 27th.
NO HOSPITALITY!! This means there will be no goodies provided by the club unless they voluntarily decide to do so. So, be prepared to bring your own breakfast, snack, and lunch. There will be no chips or salads provided. All that will be provided is water and coffee. (Please figure out a way to identify YOUR bottle of water from the others...maybe bring a rubber band or ribbon to place around it-?)
All Laguna Winter League teams made it into the playoffs. Unfortunately, none was able to advance to the finals in Santa Monica on Feb 3.
The Laguna Gold team finished 2nd in South Gold 2 regular season play. They advanced to the 1st round of the playoffs in Santa Ana Sunday, Jan 21st, where they lost to last year's champion, the Santa Ana Gold #1 team.
Gold Team Members:
The Laguna Silver #1 team (an all novice team) finished 1st in South Silver regular season play. They advanced to the 1st round of playoffs where they defeated the Redlands Silver team on Sunday, Jan 21st in Laguna by virtue of a one end rinks playoff. (At the end of regulation play, the teams were knotted at 20 - 20.) On Saturday, Jan 27th, in round 2 of the playoffs, Newport #1 defeated Laguna #1 by a score of 21 - 19 in a tightly contested match that came down to the last bowl! (The next weekend, Newport #1 went on to win the Silver finals over Beverly Hills by a score of 34 - 6.)
Silver #1 Team Members:
The Laguna Silver #2 team finished in 3rd place in South Silver regulation play. They advanced to the 1st round of the playoffs where they llost to eventual champion Newport #1 Silver Team on Sunday, Jan 21st in Newport.
Silver #2 Team Members:
Both of the Silver teams have upon occasion needed subs to compete in their matches.
Silver League Substitute Pool:
You can learn more about the Winter League by going to the Southwest Lawn Bowls Winter League web page.
Our own Ginger Hatfield was entertainment at last year's Ladies Day Holiday Luncheon and Bowl at Laguna Woods.
Ladder matches were played on Friday and Saturday each week. Updated ladder positions were posted each Monday at the club.
The ladder winner (Top Rung on Nov 15th) must have played in 10 matches. The winner received either $50 cash or Annual Green Fees for 2018.
Thanks goe to Dil for coordinating and tracking the players' progress.
The eventual ladder winner was the 2017 Bowler of the Year, Tom Richeson.
The Southwest Division Bowls Winter League begins Saturday, December 1, 2018. Laguna Beach will be sponsoring Gold and Silver teams.
This year we tentatively have 3 Gold Teams, 1 Silver Team and a total of 7 substitutes.
* Note: These teams may still be altered due to scheduling issues.
Scott Roberts (c)
Heather Stewart - A
Lou Cohen (c)
Christian de Taillac
Bob Leach - A
Shelly Cohen - A
Randy Hatfield (c)
Linda Roberts - A
Bruce Wheeler - A
Alan Burkholder (c)
John Freestone - A
John Monahan - A
Tracy Manzi - A
Games are played on Saturdays. The matches start Dec 1 and are played weekly on Saturdays until Feb 1. Because of the tight time frame of the league, games should only be rescheduled because of rain. They cannot be rescheduled because of player unavailability. Teams would need to ensure that they have sufficient back up players able to fill in as necessary. If clubs would prefer to play the match during the week or on Sunday it is alright if both clubs can agree to a change. Playing on Saturday is not mandatory except for the playoffs.
Generally, 6-7 players are needed to support a 4-person team (illness or injury, vacations etc.). There must be at least 4 people signed up on each team’s roster. Only players on the roster can be skips or participate in singles matches.
Substitutes cannot be skips or play singles. Silver team members can also substitute for a club’s Gold team. Substitutes can be made between the morning and afternoon games.
The format for the games is pairs in the morning session and triples and singles in the afternoon session. Typically the 4 bowlers are the same for morning and afternoon sessions, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The bottom line is that a team must provide 4 bowlers per session.