LBLBC Tournaments were organized for LBLBC members to compete with one another at the club level. Participants were awarded points towards the coveted "Bowler of the Year" honor. You automatically got 40 points for each tournament you bowled in and more if you placed. In addition, you were awarded a cash prize if you placed.
We had 74 different members participate this year and Kole finished at the top. Check it out below. Not bad! Thank you for coming out!
Tournaments were held on Sundays starting at 9:00am.
Congratulations to Kole Carr for being the 2018 Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club Bowler of the Year!
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28 people making up 14 pairs teams participated in the 2018 LBLBC Vet / Novice 3-Bowls (Pick Your Partner) Tournament held on Sunday, October 14th from 8:30 to 2:00 with a $10/team buy-in. There were no end limits in this one. They were timed 1 hour and 15 minute games. When the cowbell sounded, that was your last end.
We're all indebted to Nancy Neal for filling in for a novice who didn't show up. Otherwise, one person wouldn't be able to play and one team would have a bye each game. Thank you Nancy! Disaster averted.
1st Place: Fred Robles, Chris Dodd (Won 3, 27 +points)
2nd Place: Christian de Taillac, Tracy Manzi (Won 3, 22 +points)
3rd Place: Norma Goodhart, Anja Graefing (Won 3, 21 +points)
4th Place: Tom Richeson, John Cushing (Won 2, Lost 1, 11 +points)
24 people making up 12 pairs teams participated in the 2018 LBLBC Australian Pairs tourney held on Sunday, September 9th from 8:30 to 12:40 with a $5/person buy-in. In keeping with Australian Pairs rules, each game was timed to 1 hour, with 10 minute breaks in between. We ended up playing between 6 and 8 ends per game.
The format proceeded as follows:
1st Place ($60.00): Chris Dodd, Sandy Graham (Won 3, 18+points)
2nd Place ($30.00): Randy Hatfield, Alan Burkholder (Won 2, Lost 1, 8+points, 14 opp points)
3rd Place ($20.00): Fred Robles, Ginger Hatfield (Won 2, Lost 1, 8+points, 16 opp points)
4th Place ($10.00): Pat Gallis, Stephanie Smith (Won 2, Lost 1, 7+points)
24 people making up 8 Triples teams participated in the 2018 LBLBC 2-Bowl Triples tourney held on Sunday, August 19th from 8:30 to 1:30 with a $5/person buy-in.
Because there were only 2 bowls bowled by each person and there were only 10 ends, this tournament flew by! Each match took on the average 1:10 to play. Consequently, there was no need to time the games. Everybody loved it, so we'll do this one again!
28 people making up 14 Pairs teams participated in the 2018 LBLBC Pick Your Partner Pairs tourney held on Sunday, July 8th from 8:30 to 2:45 with a $5/person buy-in.
The games in this tourney were timed to be played in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Playing 12 ends in an hour and a half for a pairs game is a bit of a stretch. Some managed it, but most played 10 or less ends.
Nevertheless, we managed to start and end on time for all of the games.
2nd Place - Christian & Ed
30 people making up 10 teams participated in the 2018 LBLBC Mixed Triples tourney to be held on Sunday, June 10th from 8:30 to 2:30 with a $5/person buy-in.
The games in this tourney were timed to be played in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Most teams managed to get 10-ends in, which is pretty good for triples. Every game started and ended at the same time. Everybody ate lunch together, and everyone was in the clubhouse when the prizes were awarded.
This was one of our most well attended Novice Singles in recent memory. We had 18 participants and a full support team of markers. Each game was the first to 15 points or whoever was ahead when the time limit of 1 hr 30 minutes expired.
We hope you had a great time and learned a bit about the game of bowls. And a big THANK YOU to everybody who showed up to mark and help run the tournament!
Congratulations to the following winners!
1st Place: Gilbert Collins (Won 3, 30 +points)
2nd Place: Ginny Watford (Won 3, 29 +points)
3rd Place: Greg Mech (Won 3, 24 +points)
1st Place - Gilbert Collins
Well, this tourney started out as a Men's & Women's Pairs competition. But when we were missing a couple of people, rather than exclude those who showed up, we made it into a Mixed Pairs competition. And although four 10-end games turned out to be a bit long, it was FABULOUS!
Congratulations to the following winners!
All of the Skips (Almost)
We had a great event at the club for the 1st 2018 club tournament. Super to see 21 men and 8 women fighting it out to be the gender specific singles winner. Three games, first to 15 points. Winners were determined by number of games won and no-max plus points.
Congratulations to Kim Heiser and Christian de Taillac for placing 1st.
1st place - Kim Heiser
2th place - Stephanie Smith
3th place - Shelley Cohen
1st place - Christian de Taillac
2nd place - Randy Hatfield
3rd place - Abe Pinnella
4th place - Tom Richeson
Men's & Women's Singles Champions