2018 LBLBC Singles Ladder

Mr. Lou Cohen (loucnb@gmail.com, 949-466-7999) is running the LBLBC Singles Ladder for 2018. Got any questions, contact him!

Play can begin Saturday, March 31st and finishes Saturday, December 1st. The fee is $20 per person. The proceeds will go towards cash prizes for the top finishers.

Taking Sign Ups Now

By paying your $20 via PayPal below, you'll be added to the competitor list shortly thereafter. The standings have already been determined by blind draw of those who had paid by March 27th. Entries made from here onwards will be placed at the bottom of the ladder.

 Deadline for signing up is currently TBD, so sign up! It goes on forever! 


A challenge ladder provides a friendly and competitive environment which allows players the opportunity to improve their play by challenging other bowlers participating in the ladder. As members of the ladder play each other, their relative positions are adjusted up or down to reflect the results of their play. Whether you play only occasionally, "just for fun", or prefer to compete several times a week, by joining the ladder, players are provided with continuous competition and challenge opportunities.


Every week, or as often as you choose, you can come to the club and look at the ladder. The chairman will have a copy of the ladder posted on the club's website weekly. The ladder and the website above will show the current ranking.


  1. The fee for joining the ladder is $20. That total amount collected shall be used for prize money divided among the winners of a playoff. At the end of the ladder the top 4 ranked players will play a single elimination playoff. (1 vs 4; 2 vs 3; winners play for 1st / 2nd & losers play for 3rd / 4th) The ladder will end on Nov 4th with the last matches on Nov 3rd. Prize money will be distributed: 1st 40%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 20%, 4th 10%.

  2. Play begins Saturday, March 31st and ends on Saturday, December 1st.

  3. The beginning ranking of the singles players on the ladder has already been done by a blind draw.

  4. A player may challenge any other player ranked no more than 5 above (if 30 or more players have entered) or no more than 3 above (if 20 to 30 players have entered). For example, a player ranked number 10 may challenge players ranked 9, 8, 7, 6 or 5.

  5. If a player is challenged by a bowler and he/she has already made a challenge or has already been challenged, he/she must play the challenger the next week unless the challenger is out of the 5-place range. Members are not required to play more than one challenge per week. Players are not required to play a challenger who they have defeated in their previous match.

  6. Players ranked 1 through 4 may challenge players ranked below them. Players must play a minimum of 10 matches to qualify for the final ranking and/or to qualify for the playoff.

  7. A ladder match is not valid if the players are not within the legal challenge range when the match is played. The legal challenge range is five (5).

  8. A player may issue or accept more than one challenge per week if he/she chooses.

  9. Both players shall agree on the day and time they will play a challenge.

  10. If a player is ill, injured, on vacation, or unavailable as determined at the sole discretion of the ladder chairman, he/she will be placed on inactive status. That player will not be required to accept challenges during their inactive status. Lower ranked players may jump over the inactive player by winning matches ahead of the inactive player. This will cause the inactive player to drop to a lower rank.

  11. All challenge matches must be played at Laguna Beach LBC.

  • Play begins by the challenger taking the mat and bowling first. Two trial bowls each.
  • After each end the winner rakes the bowls, sets the matt, and rolls the jack. Loser sets the jack.
  • If players can't agree on a point, another club member may measure, or they may call the end a tie 0 pts.
  • Dead ends are re-spotted at the two-meter mark.
  • 18 points wins the match. One signed scorecard is emailed (via smartphone photo) to the ladder chairman to update the website standings.
  • Both players adjust the rankings on the ladder board only if the challenger wins. If the challenger wins, he/she takes the place of the challenged player and each player below the challenger is moved down one place to the place that was vacated by the challenger. If the physical ladder at the club and the website differ, the website is the official standings.
  • In the case of a dispute the ruling of the ladder chairman is final.