2018 LBLBC Tournaments

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.

Points Distribution

  • 1st place - 100 points
  • 2nd place - 80 points
  • 3rd place - 60 points
  • Everyone else - 40 points

Tournaments are held on Sundays starting at 9:00am. Arrive at 8:30am to pay. 

Tournament Dates

  • Feb 25: Men's & Women's Singles
  • Apr 08:  Mixed Pairs (Blind Draw)
  • Jun 10: Mixed Triples (Blind Draw)
  • Jul 08: Pairs (Pick Your Partner)
  • Aug 19: Two-Bowl Triples (Blind Draw)
  • Sep 09: Australian Pairs (Blind Draw)
  • Oct 14: Vet / Novice (Pick Your Partner)

We Have a New Bowler of the Year 2018!

Congratulations to Kole Carr for being the 2018 Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club Bowler of the Year! With one tournament to go, nobody can catch him.

From right to left,

Kole Carr, 2018

Tom Richeson, 2017

Ed Chatlin, 2016

Bruce Wheeler, 2015

2018 Bowler of the Year Standings

9.9.18 LBLBC Australian Pairs

Tourney Completed in Record Time!

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:

  • Leads played two of their bowls each.
  • All players changed ends.
  • Skips played all four of their bowls each.
  • All players changed ends.
  • Leads each played their remaining two bowls.
  • The next end began with the skips and so on.

Congratulations to the following winners!

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)

8.19.18 LBLBC 2-Bowl Triples

This One Flew By!

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!

Congratulations to the following winners!


  • 1st Place ($75.00): Clay Nolde, Kole Carr, Cheri Spalo (Won 3, 16+points)
  • 2nd Place ($30.00): Christian De Taillac, Richard Thomas, Denise French (Won 2, Lost 1, 1+point)
  • 3rd Place ($15.00): Chris Dodd, Gilbert Collins, Fred Robles (Won 2, Lost 1, 0+points) 

7.8.18 LBLBC Pick Your Partner Pairs

It Was A Warm One!

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.

And The Winners Were

  • 1st Place ($80.00): Dave Breedon, Curt Bartsch (Won 3, 17+points)
  • 2nd Place ($40.00): Christian De Taillac, Ed Chatlin (Won 3, 13+points)
  • 3rd Place ($20.00): Joanne Hedgespeth, Mary Thompson (Won 3, 3+points) 

6.10.18 LBLBC Mixed Triples

Started And Ended On Time!

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.

Congratulations To The Following Winners!

  •  1st Place ($75.00): Ed Chatlin, Kole Carr, Sandy Graham (Won 3)
  • 2nd Place ($45.00): Abe Pinnella, Joel Levin, Roni Witherbee (Won 2, Lost 1, 9+points)
  • 3rd Place ($30.00): Tom Richeson, John Freestone, Stephanie Smith (Won 2, Lost 1, 8+points) 
  • 4th Place ($15.00): Christian de Taillac, Chris Quinn, Jim Lyons (Won 2, Lost 1, 7+points) 

5.6.18 LBLBC Novice Singles

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.

Congratulations to the winners (and all particpants). 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!

4.8.18 Mixed Pairs


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 Pat Chan and Kole Carr for placing 1st.



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